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Governor Announces $2.2 Million for Municipalities for Zero-Emission Vehicles and Infrastructure

  New York’s ZEV Investments Increase Clean Transportation Statewide Commitment From State’s Environmental Protection Fund Will Advance the Governor’s Aggressive Clean Transportation and Climate Change Goals Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced $2.2 million from the Environmental Protection Fund is now available in rebates for municipalities to purchase or lease electric, (plug-in hybrid or battery)…

County Executive Molinaro Forwards Resolution to  Legislature for Purchase of Electric Vehicles

    County Executive Molinaro Forwards Resolution to  Legislature for Purchase of Electric Vehicles Poughkeepsie…Dutchess County Executive Marcus Molinaro has forwarded a resolution to the Dutchess County Legislature for the purchase of four Nissan Leaf Model S electric vehicles through Central Hudson Gas & Electric’s electric vehicle discount program. The program promotes clean transportation alternatives…

SCHUMER REVEALS: PROPOSED $369M CUT TO WEATHER SATELLITE PROGRAM COULD LEAD TO DANGEROUSLY DELAYED STORM WARNINGS IN NYC & LI

  SCHUMER REVEALS: PROPOSED $369M CUT TO WEATHER SATELLITE PROGRAM COULD LEAD TO DANGEROUSLY DELAYED STORM WARNINGS IN NYC & LI President Just Tweeted About Hurricane Preparedness But Schumer Says Slashing Funds To These Critical Satellites That Gather 85% Of U.S. Weather Data Could Do Big Harm To NYC & LI, Where Down-To-The-Block Forecasts Are…

Governor Announces 850 Solar Projects Across New York State Through Second Round of Solarize Campaign

  First Two Rounds of Solarize Campaigns Under NY-Sun Initiative to Result in More Than $2.9 Million in Cost Savings for Residents and Businesses Supports State’s Goal of 50 Percent of Electricity in New York Coming from Renewable Sources by 2030 Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that 850 solar projects have been installed or are…

Weekly Gardening Column: National Pollinator Week, From The Berkshire Botanical Garden

National Pollinator Week Mexican sunflowers provide a food source for pollinators in the native garden.   June 19th  through 25th is National Pollinator Week.  This is a time to reflect on the importance of pollinating insects, birds and bats to our farms and gardens, and to learn about what you can do to reverse the decline of their…

TOWN OF UNION VALE IS FIRST TO PASS A POLLINATOR PROTECTION POLICY IN DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY

  TOWN OF UNION VALE IS FIRST TO PASS A POLLINATOR PROTECTION POLICY IN DUTCHESS COUNTY, NY   UNION VALE, N.Y. – On June 15, 2017  The Town of Union Vale including their Parks and Recreation and with the guidance of the Hudson Valley Swarm Bee and Pollinator Organization agreed not to purchase or use…

United States Climate Alliance Adds 10 New Members to Coalition Committed to Upholding the Paris Accord

    U.S. Climate Alliance, Co-Chaired By Governors Cuomo, Brown and Inslee, Now Includes 13 Members  The U.S. Climate Alliance announced that Connecticut, Delaware, Hawaii, Massachusetts, Minnesota, Oregon, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, Vermont and Virginia have all joined the coalition, which is committed to upholding the Paris Accord and taking aggressive action on climate change….

The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces the Opening of “No Place Like Home” Juried Exhibition and Sale

      The Sharon Historical Society & Museum Announces the Opening of “No Place Like Home” Juried Exhibition and Sale The Gallery @the SHS – May 6 through July 7, 2017 SHARON, CT: The Gallery @the SHS of the Sharon Historical Society & Museum presents “No Place Like Home,” a juried exhibition and sale…

New York State Celebrates Arbor Day

  New York State Celebrates Arbor Day State Provides $300 Million for Environmental Protection Fund Student and State Arbor Day Poster Contest Winners Announced As part of a weeklong Earth Week tribute to New York’s accomplishments and commitment to protecting our environment, the state Departments of Environmental Conservation (DEC), Office of General Services (OGS), Agriculture…

6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is May 6: Thousands to clean up Hudson & NYC shorelines

  6th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep is May 6: Thousands to clean up Hudson & NYC shorelines Photo: Gail Porter From Brooklyn to the Adirondack Mountains, local groups will conduct 100+ shoreline cleanups and planting projects in a SINGLE DAY. Ossining, N.Y. – A one-day event stretching from Brooklyn to the Adirondacks will bring out more…

Governor Announces New Regulations to Require Disclosure of Chemicals in Household Cleaning Products

  New York Becomes First State in the Nation to Require Manufacturers to Disclose Chemical Ingredients in Cleaning Products New Proposed Restrictions Will Reduce the Amount of Perchloroethylene and Other Dry Cleaning Chemicals Released into the Environment Announcement Coincides with Earth Week and Supports New York’s Commitment to Protecting the Environment Governor Andrew M. Cuomo…

EARTH DAY MESSAGE FROM THE NYS COMPTROLLER

A MESSAGE FROM THE COMPTROLLEROn the 47th Anniversary of Earth Day, now more than ever, we should celebrate the progress we have made and recommit ourselves to the work that needs to be done. Almost ten years ago, I signed an Executive Order intended to make the Office of the State Comptroller a model agency…

Wait Until Next Winter to Prune Your Oak Trees

  Wait Until Next Winter to Prune Your Oak Trees   Many people prune their trees in spring and summer. DEC recommends holding off on pruning oak trees until winter to protect them from oak wilt, a deadly tree disease. The video, ‘Winter Pruning For Oak Wilt Prevention’ (2 minutes) highlights why it’s important to prune…

Special Earth Day Lecture at the Cary Institute: Terry Tempest Williams. The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks

  Special Earth Day Lecture at the Cary Institute: Terry Tempest Williams. The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of America’s National Parks On Saturday, April 22 celebrate Earth Day with a special lecture from author and scholar Terry Tempest Williams. Williams will showcase her new book, The Hour of Land: A Personal Topography of…

Lower Hudson PRISM Announces Awards to Target Invasive Species

  Lower Hudson PRISM Announces Awards to Target Invasive Species Dr. Linda Rohleder, program coordinator for the Lower Hudson Partnership for Regional Invasive Species Management (LH PRISM), has announced the awarding of contract funds to seven projects, totaling over $123,000, to organizations that will work to manage a number of invasive species in the Lower…

Teens Explore Forensic Science

  Teens Explore Forensic Science      Forensic scientist, Ted Schwartz turned the Studio Around the Corner into a forensics lab on Saturday, April 1. Over 40 middle and high school students were enlightened with a lecture of various aspects of forensic science. Following the talk the students produced and examined their own fingerprints, inspected…

Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Lawsuit And Other Legal Action Against Trump Administration For Illegally Blocking Cost-Saving,Pollution-Cutting Energy Efficiency Standards

  Attorney General Schneiderman Announces Lawsuit And Other Legal Action Against Trump Administration For Illegally Blocking Cost-Saving,Pollution-Cutting Energy Efficiency Standards   Coalition Takes Action Against Trump DOE For Violating Federal Law By Obstructing Implementation Of Energy Efficiency Standards For Common Consumer And Commercial Products  These Common Sense Standards Would, Over Time, Save Consumers And Businesses…

Art Nest activity, ART LAB!

    This Saturday kicks off our new Art Nest activity, ART LAB! We will make intergalactic slime, geometric sculptures made from sticks held together by handmade play dough, we will grow crystals and much more…. Saturdays from 12-5pm, ALL AGES welcome MORE INFO: http://bit.ly/2ne2rQa Photo credit: Artist Tina Kohlmaa

Governor Launches $70 Million Electric Car Rebate and Outreach Initiative

  Governor Launches $70 Million Electric Car Rebate and Outreach Initiative Drive Clean Rebate Provides Up to $2,000 for Each Eligible Buyer Supports Governor’s Goal to Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions 40 Percent by 2030 Largest Contributor to Greenhouse Gas Emissions is Transportation Sector; Accounts for Nearly 40 Percent of Emissions in New York State Governor…

NYS Assembly Budget Includes Funding For Carbon Farming Tax Credit Study

NYS Assembly Budget Includes Funding For Carbon Farming Tax Credit Study There is money in the New York State Assembly budget concerning a carbon farming initiative. The Assemblymember behind the effort says she hopes the Senate and governor share her enthusiasm. Democrat Didi Barrett had sponsored a bill that creates a carbon farming tax credit….