NY - Westchester River Towns Community Team Speaking out in Sleepy Hollow!

First, a huge shout-out to Abby Williams, Arline Segal, Karen Vastola, and Susie Browarsky for speaking at last week’s Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees meeting (and to Katie Hyams for coming from Irvington)! View video here: https://www.sleepyhollowny.gov/board-of-trustees/pages/02-26-2019-board-of-trustees-meeting (skip to 01:24:30).

We urged the trustees to a) prioritize a reduction of fossil fuels in the Comprehensive Plan Update, and b) to ask the developers of Edge-on-Hudson to avoid using gas to heat their buildings and use clean technologies like electric heat pumps and solar instead.   Whatever we put in place now will impact us for decades to come, at a time when we have a narrow window to slow the course of climate change. To quote Abby, whose 6-year old daughter has a dream to destroy pollution and be a scientist, “that’s 20 years away, so this is really our job now. We can do it, we have the technology.”




Make your voice heard! (It’s the only way we can do this.) The Board of Trustees meets every other week and allows time for public comments. Our friends at Bike Tarrytown will be showing up at the Tuesday, 3/12 meeting to advocate for a Route 9 that is pedestrian and bike friendly. Let me know if you can join us to support their efforts, and also to speak up for Net Zero Building Codes and ground source heat pumps at Edge-on-Hudson (see this link for some sample talking points). If you can’t make it on March 12th, let me know if you’d like to join us at a future village board meeting.  Scroll down for other upcoming events...


Upcoming Events/Actions:

Sunday, March 10th at 10am – Ethical Society of Northern Westchester

Arline Segal and Sarah Smiley will give a presentation on Mothers Out Front and our local campaigns. All are welcome, and childcare will be available. Click for details

Tuesday, March 12th at 7pm – Sleepy Hollow Board of Trustees Meeting. Come speak out during the public comment period about prioritizing clean, renewable energy!

Saturday, March 16th at 10am - Healthy Yards Workshop - hosted by Friends of Fremont Pond click for details

Sunday, March 17th at 10am – Help butterflies by planting milkweed seeds at our next Team Meeting! click for details.

Thanks to all who showed support for community composting! Sleepy Hollow is now sharing a food scraps drop-off site with Tarrytown (next to Tarrytown Rec Center)!

See you soon!

Sarah Smiley on behalf of the Westchester Rivertowns Team





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