Saturday, April 23, 2011

Local Initiatives - Orangetown Environmental Committee

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Town of Orangetown
Environmental Committee

at the Pearl River Library

Free Energy Audits for Homeowners,
Businesses and Non-profits
Tuesday, May 3rd, 7:00 p.m.

Meredith Nierenberg, of Mid-Hudson Energy Smart Communities, will speak and answer questions on free and low-cost energy audits available through New York State. Audits identify energy efficiency improvements with short payback periods, leading to substantial short term energy and cost savings. Certified energy auditors perform an assessment using visual inspection, blower door tests, and testing with infrared equipment. Auditors also test for gas and carbon monoxide leaks. In addition to the audits, state funding is available through the same program to cover partial costs of recommended improvements.

Raised Bed Gardening for Beginners
Tuesday, May 10th, 7:00 p.m
with Charles and Pam Paolino of Hook Mountain Growers, a micro-farm in Upper Nyack

The Health Threats of Toxic Pesticide Use on Lawns
Wednesday, May 18th, 7:00 p.m.
with community organizer and educator Rose Marie Raccioppi

Smart, Green Landscaping with Native Plants
Tuesday, May 24th, 7:00 p.m.
with landscape designer, Rebecca Gmucs
Pearl River Library is located at 80 Franklin Ave, Pearl River, NY 10965

All workshops are FREE!

For more information about the Spring Environmental Workshop Series or about the Orangetown Environmental Committee, check the town website at or contact Larry Soehnel Sr. at (845) 365-2173 or

1 comment:

  1. I am most pleased to share this information. We are the difference makers ... Yes, Think Globally, Act Locally... indeed an initiative sparked by right intention and a forward vision...