Energize Cortlandt and be green
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More and more I see signs of green consciousness and though its been a gradual shift it is gathering momentum. The positive effects of developing sustainability are about preserving our environment that are long-lasting, and it benefits all. The need is so great and it must be a collaborative effort, globally and locally, and it starts right here at home.
This morning I was present at our monthly Hudson Valley Gateway Chamber breakfast meeting held at the Cortlandt Town Hall. The topic, Going Green, was presented by representatives from NWEAC (Northern Westchester Energy Action Consortium) and officials from local municipalities who have a vested interest in a county-wide effort to promote energy efficiency to homeowners and businesses to save money, reduce carbon emissions and make our lives more comfortable and healthier.
You might have heard of Bedford’s efforts, see EnergizeBeford.org, a program to provide effective ways to reduce your energy bills and reduce emissions into the atmosphere. There are currently 14 other communities modeling Bedford’s program, Cortlandt Manor, Croton-on-Hudson, Lewisboro, Mt. Kisco, New Castle, North Castle, North Salem, Ossining, Peekskill, Pound Ridge, Somers and Yorktown.
It is heartening to see local officials working together to make this happen, and that completely understand the importance of what we do today affects our tomorrow. Leo Weigman, Croton’s Mayor, talked of the goals of EnergizeCortlandt and the surrounding communities working together to make this happen. Town Supervisor, Linda Pugliese spoke of the collaborative green initiatives and efforts county-wide, as well as ConEd’s efforts for small businesses to save money and reduce energy. Cortland’s Town Hall has their own Green Team, headed by Dani Glaser, who have reduced 25% energy costs for the town, and have saved over 40k dollars due to their conscious efforts of reducing office supplies, and using electronics forms instead of paper , and the use double-sided paper. All these small efforts go a long way!
Check out EnergizeNorthernWestchester.org to sign up for your free home energy assessment.
Also, RenewCortlandt.com, is very informative.
April is Earth Month, our mother earth needs your efforts, please join in the many activities going on in There are a number of great environmental activities going on in the Hudson Valley over the next couple of weeks.
Senasqua Park, Croton on Hudson, April 30th..9 to 4pm, with many activities.
Town of Cortlandt Earth Day event on May 3 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. at Muriel H. Morabito Community Center (located at 29 Westbrook Drive.) The theme is “Learn How You Can Go Green.”