Hudson Valley Green Drinks June 28th
Jun
28
5:00 pm17:00

Hudson Valley Green Drinks June 28th

We're bringing together like-minded residents for this month's HV Green Drinks. We'll discuss our goals, present upcoming projects and events, and explore the environmental challenges facing Beacon. We'll also learn from the Hudson Valley Green Drinks community, so come with any ideas, suggestions, or experiences to share! RSVP here

Monthly Meeting July 5th
Jul
5
6:30 pm18:30

Monthly Meeting July 5th

Our monthly meetings are open to anyone interested in making Beacon greener! RSVP here. We'll be brainstorming on projects and events that promote our mission, such as:


- Beacon businesses' "eco-pledge" to have a more sustainable business
- Exploring a city-wide ban of styrofoam and / or plastic bags
- Improve recycling in city schools
- Tree-planting initiatives
- Trash cleanups
- Beacon becoming a Climate Smart Community


Pilgrim Pipeline Event at Dogwood June 13th
Jun
13
6:30 pm18:30

Pilgrim Pipeline Event at Dogwood June 13th

Join us Tuesday evening at Dogwood to tell Governor Cuomo you are against the proposed Pilgrim Pipeline, which will transport hazardous fossil fuels through our area with no benefits and many risks to us. We'll have postcards, stamps, and more information for you to create you message. RSVP here.

Cleanup at The Camp
May
20
2:00 pm14:00

Cleanup at The Camp

  • University Settlement Camp

Beacon's Recreation Department is having its first summer camp for kids and the Settlement Camp needs a little spring cleaning! Join your neighbors as we bring this beautiful space back to life. More info and RSVP here.

How to Succeed in Sustainable Business
May
18
7:00 pm19:00

How to Succeed in Sustainable Business

  • Oak Vino Wine Bar

Join local Beacon and Hudson Valley leaders and entrepreneurs for a lively, interactive forum. Everything you always wanted to know about starting and running a successful sustainable business but could never ask, such as: How we succeed in sustainable business, resources for our community, and how local citizens can invest in such enterprises. REGISTER HERE 

People's Climate March Walkway Over the Hudson
Apr
29
1:00 pm13:00

People's Climate March Walkway Over the Hudson

April 29th marks Trump’s 100th day in the White House; it's also the People's Climate March on Washington! March On! New Paltz is organizing a sister march nearby so that the day’s efforts can be as intersectional and inclusive of the communities most impacted by climate change as possible. Join us in solidarity with the millions that will be flooding the streets of D.C. in the name of climate justice for all. More info and sign up here.

Earth Day Clean Up
Apr
22
10:00 am10:00

Earth Day Clean Up

Join us on Saturday, April 22nd for a city-wide cleanup and BBQ to celebrate Earth Day. Cleanup locations listed below and the BBQ is at the Recreation Center from 2-4pm. More information at beaconearthday.com.

Fun with Science
Apr
14
Apr 30

Fun with Science

April is National Science Month! Join our friends at Howland Library for Fun with Science, a city-wide event up and down Main Street the last two weeks of April. There are many environmental exhibits and demonstrations for children of all ages, such as interactive watershed sensors, stone and crystal hardness comparisons, fossil exploration, and landscape architecture design discussion. Pick up an itinerary of events at Howland Public Library and learn more at Fun with Science.

Pilgrim Pipeline Forum
Apr
4
7:00 pm19:00

Pilgrim Pipeline Forum

  • Howland Cultural Center

How can we stop the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines from endangering the Hudson Valley and our Hudson River? Environmental experts from RiverkeeperScenic Hudson, and Citizens for Local Power will explain the project and its dangers. Assemblyman Frank Skartados' representative Steve Gold will also talk about what we can do to stop the pipelines from approval. More info and RSVP on Facebook here.

Energize Beacon Event
Mar
28
6:30 pm18:30

Energize Beacon Event

  • River Center

The City of Beacon and the Beacon Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) are co-sponsoring the launch of Energize Beacon at Scenic Hudson's Long Dock Park River Center on Tuesday March 28th at 6:30pm. Energize Beacon, a program funded by a New York State grant, helps homeowners make intelligent decisions that increases comfort, reduces energy waste and saves money on utility and fuel oil (or propane) bills in their home.

 The lecture will provide homeowners with information about ice dams, the house as a system, and the deeper science behind energy efficiency and New York State's Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program. Homeowners will also learn about the free (over 90% of all Beacon homeowners will qualify) or reduced cost assessment, state incentives and easy low-interest rate financing.

Please visit beacon.energizeny.org, call City Hall at 845-838-5010, or email Alice Quinn at info@energizeny.org for additional information.