Westchester Community College’s Gateway to Entrepreneurship (G2E) will host the first of its kind conference for entrepreneurs with a goal to connect entrepreneurs and local businesses with the resources needed to start and expand their businesses. The Grow Conference for Entrepreneurs will attract over 200 participants ranging from budding entrepreneurs to small, medium and large businesses for an intensive day of business development and networking opportunities.
Renewable New York: Local Energy Today and Tomorrow 6:30 pm - 9 pm Mount Kisco Public Library 100 East Main Street Mount Kisco, NY
A recent groundbreaking study demonstrates how New York could move to an entirely renewable platform by the year 2030. This presentation will be led by co-authors of the study who will explain the technical capacity and economic feasibility and benefits of a renewable energy infrastructure that can transform our state by eliminating dependence on fossil fuels, stimulating job growth and resulting in greenhouse gas emission reductions improved water and air quality, protection of public health and lower health care costs, and stabiliation of energy costs. This game-changing plan could not only fast track renewable energy but also reduce our electric power demand by 37 percent.
Mark Jacobson, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Director, Atmosphere/Energy Program, Stanford University
Tony Ingraffea, Dwight C. Baum Professor of Engineering, Weiss Presidential Teaching Fellow, Cornell University, and President, Physicians, Scientists and Engineers for Healthy Energy, Inc.
Jannette Barth, Ph.D., Pepacton Institute LLC
Northern Westchester Farm to Institution Forum 10:00 a.m. - Noon Northern Westchester Hospital Chappaqua Crossing - Kisco Room 480 Bedford Rd. Chappaqua, NY 10514
Come speak with food service providers about their case studies on overcoming the challenges and successfully bringing local food to their institutions. Learn how to implement this cutting edge program at your school or hospital, and leave asking: can I afford NOT to buy local? There will be plenty of time for questions & answers.
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Maybe you have been thinking about what you can do beyond attic insulation to make your house really energy-efficient. Perhaps you are considering solar panels, but are intimidated about the process and concerned about the costs. Or maybe you would like to know how to make your home greener, but have not had the time to look into it. If so, come to “Building Blocks for Energy-Efficient Homes” on June 5 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the Westchester County Center, White Plains, sponsored by County Executive Robert P. Astorino and the New York League of Conservation Voters Education Fund (NYLCVEF).
3rd Annual Westchester Green Business Challenge Recognition Event 5:00 - 8:00 p.m. Mapleton Conference & Catering Center at Good Counsel 52 North Broadway, White Plains, NY 10603
Westchester County Executive Robert Astorino and Business Council of Westchester President and CEO Marsha Gordon will host the WGBC's 3rd Annual Recognition Event and distribute a number of special awards, including the Charles W. Brown, Jr. Sustainability Award.
Conservation Cafe: Climate Change & Sea Level Rise 8:30 - 11:00 a.m. Student Center of Pace University Pleasantville Campus
In recent years the frequency and intensity of storms in our area has been on the rise, and as we are still in the midst of clean-up from Hurricane Sandy, climate change and its effect on sea level rise is top of mind. Find out what climate change is, what its effects are on our oceans and rivers, and the impacts of extreme weather in our local communities, as the Conservation Café presents “Climate Change and Sea Level Rise: What can we expect?” on Friday, June 7, at the Student Center of Pace University, Pleasantville, NY.