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to help temper your impact on the environment



Go Natural
Pick up some Dolphin Organics personal-care products for your babies at Scotts Corner Market. Pound Ridge parents, Nigel and Ayo Hart, created the all-natural, organic shampoo, sunscreen, and bubble bath for their children and yours. dolphinorganics.com
 

Hire one of the 120 eco-cleaning specialists trained and certified by Neighbors Link in Mount Kisco to use non-toxic cleaning products when cleaning homes and offices. neighborslink.org. Or, mix your own non-toxic cleaning solutions.

Grow vegetables, flowers, and herbs from the Hudson Valley Seed Library. Their seeds are harvested from trusted organic farms and handlers and are available in beautiful packets at Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills. seedlibrary.org

Replace your gas-powered mower with a battery-operated Neuton Mower that mulches leaves as you go. Lighter than gas-powered mowers, Neutons are clean, quiet, and fuel- and fume-free. neuton.com

Can’t give up your lawn service? Encourage your provider to forego blowing leaves by installing a Vulture, available at Mill River Supply, on their mowers to mulch your grass and leaves, leaving behind quarter-inch pieces that feed your lawn. vulcher.com

Adam Schoelkopf at Bedford’s True Value Hardware recommends painting your home with Benjamin Moore’s Natura No-VOC paint. Virtually odorless with zero VOCs, Natura requires no compromise when it comes to durability or color selection. benjaminmoore.com

Skip the plastic wrap when covering leftovers and invest in a reusable Bee’s Wrap at Stone Barns Center in Pocantico Hills. Use the warmth of your hands to seal the beeswax-covered, naturally anti-bacterial fabric sheets. beeswrap.com

With a 118 MPGe rating, the 2014 Honda Fit EV is one of the greenest vehicles on the planet. Ideal for commuting, the all-electric motor produces no emissions, and the seats are made from sugarcane, a non-essential, sustainable crop.  mtkiscohonda.com

Need some cool shades? Pick up a pair of Panda sunglasses at Catherine H. in Katonah. Handcrafted from sustainable bamboo, each pair sold underwrites a free eye exam and eyewear to a person in need. wearpanda.com

Higher Power
Order a Sno Wolf. Designed in New Canaan, it’s a shovel with a wheel. Using the power of leverage, you’ll move more snow in less time without hurting your back or polluting the atmosphere with gas emissions. snowwolf.com

Heat your home with an energy-efficient wood-burning stove, like the sleek Cosmo model at Wittus in Pound Ridge. It produces a cleaner, hotter fire with very little ash.  Optional heat memory stones improve convection and heat management. wittus.com

lWhile sawing branches and logs by hand is the greenest option, for larger clean ups, Chubby’s Hardware in Pound Ridge sells Stihl’s lithium ion-powered chainsaws. They are cordless, virtually silent, use no fuel, and emit no exhaust. stihlusa.com

Need a ride to the airport? Call Green World Transport. The Westchester-based, green taxi company will drive you in one of their hybrid vehicles, which reduces fuel costs for passengers and minimizes damage to the environment. greenworldtaxi.com

Recycle
Recycle old books at Booksy Galore, a second-hand bookstore in Pound Ridge, where they'll find a new home for every classic novel and how-to manual on your shelf. You can buy from Booksy's online shop, as well.

Give gifts made from recycled materials, like Lewisboro’s Luda Samuel’s Eco Lustre sustainable jewelry. Mining and manufacturing of metals is harmful to the environment, so Eco Lustre recycles and upcycles old materials to create new, wearable works of art. ecolustre.com

Join Chappaqua Moms Sales and become a master recycler. Financial planner Kathy Boyle furnished much of her new, Pound Ridge home through this group of 2,700 women who buy and sell gently used furnishings, fashions, and toys. facebook.com/groups/Cmssales

Improve the quality of your garden soil without using chemical fertilizers. Compost your organic yard waste—leaves, weeds, clippings—to create natural fertilizer using composting bins from Mill River Supply in Bedford Hills. Get how-to’s at bedford2020.org

Reusable grocery bags are commonplace, but Pound Ridger Darcie Peck has taken the handy carriers one step further by upcycling leftover horse feed bags into EcoHorse totes and shoppers. Waterproof, washable, and durable, they are sold on Etsy.com.

Reduce Use
LEED architect Carol Kurth and Certified Green builder Sylvain Côté recommend installing Nest thermostats. Nests learn your schedule, program themselves, and can be controlled from your smartphone. Easy to use, they can save you hundreds of dollars in wasted energy annually. nest.com

Call Healthy Home Energy & Consulting in Bedford Hills for a home energy assessment. They will audit your home’s energy performance and make improvements that will result in a more comfortable, healthier, energy-efficient home. gethealthyhome.com

Joe DiPietro at Chubby’s Hardware recommends LED lighting, pointing out that an R40 LED bulb replaces a 100-watt incandescent bulb by using only 17 watts of energy and lasts 20,000 hours. chubbyshardware.com

Join Bedford 2020 Coalition to get involved with reducing greenhouse gas emissions 20 percent by the year 2020 and creating a sustainable Bedford community that conserves its natural resources. bedford2020.org 

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July 2018

Take a one-hour guided tour of the historic Lyndhurst mansion overlooking the Hudson River. The Gothic Revival mansion has been used as a movie set for six major motion pictures...

Cost: $18

Where:
Lyndhurst
635 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY  10591
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Website »

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Kykuit, a hilltop paradise, is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Read our review of...

Cost: $25

Where:
Kykuit
381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY  10591
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Games, Crafts, Live Music, Watermelon and fun for the entire family on the library lawn. Sunday, July 22nd from 2:00-4:00 PM No registration, just show up. Sponsored by the Friends of the...

Cost: free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY  10560
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Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

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Looking for some family-friendly activities this summer? Visiting museums is educational and engaging for even young children, but tickets can often be expensive. Luckily, The Friends of Keeler...

Cost: free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 titicus road
North Salem, NY  10560
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Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

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Little Radical Theatrics Inc (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) is thrilled to be presenting its Summer 2018  Production of "Ragtime".  In an effort to truly live up to...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Grinton Will Library
1500 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, NY  10710
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Sponsor: Little Radical Theatrics
Telephone: 914-589-1669
Contact Name: Fatima Viegas
Website »

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 Little Radical Theatrics Inc (Fatima Viegas, Executive Producer) is thrilled to be presenting its Summer 2018  Production of "Ragtime".  In an effort to truly live...

Cost: $10-$25

Where:
Grinton Will Library
1500 Central Park Ave
Yonkers, NY  10710
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Sponsor: Little Radical Theatrics
Telephone: 914-589-1669
Contact Name: Fatima Viegas
Website »

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Take a one-hour guided tour of the historic Lyndhurst mansion overlooking the Hudson River. The Gothic Revival mansion has been used as a movie set for six major motion pictures...

Cost: $18

Where:
Lyndhurst
635 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

Kykuit, a hilltop paradise, is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Read our review of...

Cost: $25

Where:
Kykuit
381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

Looking for some family-friendly activities this summer? Visiting museums is educational and engaging for even young children, but tickets can often be expensive. Luckily, The Friends of Keeler...

Cost: free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 titicus road
North Salem, NY  10560
View map »


Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

More information

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Take a one-hour guided tour of the historic Lyndhurst mansion overlooking the Hudson River. The Gothic Revival mansion has been used as a movie set for six major motion pictures...

Cost: $18

Where:
Lyndhurst
635 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

Kykuit, a hilltop paradise, is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Read our review of...

Cost: $25

Where:
Kykuit
381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

Looking for some family-friendly activities this summer? Visiting museums is educational and engaging for even young children, but tickets can often be expensive. Luckily, The Friends of Keeler...

Cost: free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 titicus road
North Salem, NY  10560
View map »


Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

More information

Show More...
Show Less...

Take a one-hour guided tour of the historic Lyndhurst mansion overlooking the Hudson River. The Gothic Revival mansion has been used as a movie set for six major motion pictures...

Cost: $18

Where:
Lyndhurst
635 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

Kykuit, a hilltop paradise, is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Read our review of...

Cost: $25

Where:
Kykuit
381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

Looking for some family-friendly activities this summer? Visiting museums is educational and engaging for even young children, but tickets can often be expensive. Luckily, The Friends of Keeler...

Cost: free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 titicus road
North Salem, NY  10560
View map »


Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

More information

Westchester Community is in need of more than 40 foster homes to provide the county’s most vulnerable children with housing in a safe and stable environment. For more information and to...

Cost: Free

Where:
Department of Social Services
112 E Post Road
White Plains, NY  10601
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Sponsor: United Way of Westchester and Putnam
Telephone: 914-997-6700
Contact Name: Toyae Liverpool
Website »

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Take a one-hour guided tour of the historic Lyndhurst mansion overlooking the Hudson River. The Gothic Revival mansion has been used as a movie set for six major motion pictures...

Cost: $18

Where:
Lyndhurst
635 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

Kykuit, a hilltop paradise, is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Read our review of...

Cost: $25

Where:
Kykuit
381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

Looking for some family-friendly activities this summer? Visiting museums is educational and engaging for even young children, but tickets can often be expensive. Luckily, The Friends of Keeler...

Cost: free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 titicus road
North Salem, NY  10560
View map »


Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

More information

Throw paint balloons (washable, of course) at a canvas to create an awesome piece of abstract art, and more importantly have a bunch of fun doing it! Thursday, July 26th at 4:00 PM Grades 6-8...

Cost: free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY  10560
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Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

More information

On Thursday, July 26 from 7:00 to 8:30 pm, the Bruce Museum in Greenwich will host “The Language of Flavor in Honey: A Guided Sensory Honey Tasting Event.” Italian-trained honey expert...

Cost: $50 for Bruce Museum members, $65 non-members

Where:
Bruce Museum
One Museum Drive
Greenwich, CT  06830
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Sponsor: Bruce Museum
Telephone: 203-869-0376
Contact Name: Cynthia Ehlinger
Website »

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Take a one-hour guided tour of the historic Lyndhurst mansion overlooking the Hudson River. The Gothic Revival mansion has been used as a movie set for six major motion pictures...

Cost: $18

Where:
Lyndhurst
635 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

Kykuit, a hilltop paradise, is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Read our review of...

Cost: $25

Where:
Kykuit
381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

Looking for some family-friendly activities this summer? Visiting museums is educational and engaging for even young children, but tickets can often be expensive. Luckily, The Friends of Keeler...

Cost: free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 titicus road
North Salem, NY  10560
View map »


Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

More information

See and Touch exotic animals up close. Plus, learn about endangered species and conservation hands-on! The Nature of Things is an environmental outreach program that presents quality live animal...

Cost: free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 Titicus Road
North Salem, NY  10560
View map »


Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

More information

Returning after his Caramoor debut at the 2015 Jazz Festival, Joey Alexander brings an original swing and improvisational style that is unmatched at his age, along with an artistic maturity well...

Cost: $40-$75

Where:
Caramoor
149 Girdle Ridge Road
Katonah, NY  10536
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Telephone: 914.232.1252
Website »

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Take a one-hour guided tour of the historic Lyndhurst mansion overlooking the Hudson River. The Gothic Revival mansion has been used as a movie set for six major motion pictures...

Cost: $18

Where:
Lyndhurst
635 S. Broadway
Tarrytown, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

Kykuit, a hilltop paradise, is now a historic site of the National Trust for Historic Preservation, was home to four generations of the Rockefeller family. Read our review of...

Cost: $25

Where:
Kykuit
381 N. Broadway
Sleepy Hollow, NY  10591
View map »


Website »

More information

All ages. In a partnership between Lewisboro Library and the Westchester Land Trust, we’ll be hiking the Pine Croft Meadow Preserve, while discovering a great book whose pages are...

Cost: FREE

Where:
Lewisboro Library
15 Main Street
PO Box 477
South Salem, NY  10590
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Telephone: 914.875.9004
Website »

More information

Looking for some family-friendly activities this summer? Visiting museums is educational and engaging for even young children, but tickets can often be expensive. Luckily, The Friends of Keeler...

Cost: free

Where:
Keeler Library
276 titicus road
North Salem, NY  10560
View map »


Sponsor: Keeler Library
Telephone: 914-669-5161
Contact Name: Carolyn Reznick
Website »

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