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.
- 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
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.
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
Join us for our monthly meeting, open to the public, 6:30-8pm on the second floor at Beahive.
Join us for the River Sweep! We're teaming up with the Beacon Institute, Common Ground Farm, and Riverkeeper for a cleanup of Beacon’s Denning’s Point at 1pm on Saturday, May 6, 2017 for the 6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep, a day of service for the Hudson River. More info and sign up here.
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.
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.
How can we stop the proposed Pilgrim Pipelines from endangering the Hudson Valley and our Hudson River? Environmental experts from Riverkeeper, Scenic 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.
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.