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.
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.
Riverkeeper's 6th Annual day of service for the Hudson River includes over 90 sweep projects with communities, schools, businesses, and organizations from NYC to Albany. There are two planned for Beacon: Denning's Point and the riverfront with the Sloop Club. More info and sign up here.
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.