1 Here I am at Bedford 2020 Environmental Action Day with a giveaway of a reusable grocery bag.
2 Approximately 700 people attended Environmental Action Day held at fox Lane High School in Bedford, NY.
3 There were several informed and articulate speakers, including Daniel Martin, Founder of Conversations
-for-Action, who echoed themes of a community called to action.
4 Attendees were happy to learn from experts about the future of energy.
5 This station educated about the efficiency of solar water heaters for the home, comparing them to standard water heaters.
6 There was really good information about energy efficient appliances.
7 There was a workshop about fracking, a means of natural gas extraction employed in deep natural gas well drilling, which could possibly alter the quality of our drinking water.
8 Riverkeeper safeguards the ecological integrity of the Hudson River, its tributaries, and the watershed of New York City by tracking down and stopping polluters.
9 You may recall a blog I posted about Daisy Hill Farm, which is owned and operated by Gwenn Brant (in blue).
10 Gwenn prepares many food products from ingredients grown on her farm, including pickled beet balls, marinara sauce, apple butter, and blackberry preserves.
11 Bedford Bee works hard to educate about the importance of honeybees to our food system.
12 Here I am with D.J. Haverkamp of Bedford Bee, who is also a honeybee service provider.
13 This map indicates that there are approximately 25 farmers' markets in the surrounding Bedford area.
14 I also posted a blog about Table Local Market, a wonderful food establishment that has a mission to sell artisanal quality goods from the regional area.
15 Mill River Supply Lawn and Garden Store are suppliers of organic and eco-friendly products, including Quantum Growth, a biological growth enhancer.
16 Bedford Audubon offered a lot of information about birds found in the area.
17 Their mission is to promote conservation and protection of wildlife habitats in the Northern Westchester and Eastern Putnam region through education, advocacy, nature study, and bird watching.
18 Adam Zorn, Naturalist at the Westmorland Sanctuary - a 640 acre sanctuary in Westchester County dedicated to educating the public about ecology
19 There were all sorts of energy-saving devices on display from light bulbs to shower heads.
20 An excellent display about how groundwater becomes contaminated
21 Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is a working crop farm and environmental educational center located in Yorktown Heights, NY.
22 The mission of The Native Plant Center is to educate the community about the environmental necessity, economic value, and natural beauty of native plants in the Northeast.
23 Posing with my friends from Cornell Cooperative Extension Westchester County - Contact the extension in your area for top-notch information, often unavailable elsewhere.
24 Here I am with Carola Bracco - Executive Director of Neighbors Link - an organization that works to meet the needs of Latino immigrants in Mount Kisco.
25 I also blogged about Bennies Feed Barn - This is Michael Jusko, aka Bennie.
26 The Mount Kisco Child Care Center is a wonderful teaching facility that has a strong focus on healthy eating and nutrition education, called Feed Me Fresh - From Garden to Table.
27 Running Duck Farm offers many varieties of heritage breed chickens, ducks, and turkeys
28 Running Duck Farm's, Clara Zander - Speaker/Panalist - was offering gorgeous fresh eggs.
29 Winter Share of Winter Sun Farms provides great tasting frozen and fresh fruits and vegetables all winter long, provided by local sustainable farms.
30 Dan Swim, from SavAtree - my arborists - were there promoting the importance of keeping your trees pruned and healthy. Trees are great for the environment!