Westchester County itself has taken action in responding to the growing threat of climate change - through the creation of the Veggie Van, the vegetable oil recycling program and the purchasing of hybrid buses to replace old Bee-Line fleet, just to name a few. The links to the right describe more programs and activities the county has undertaken in the effort to minimize the negative effects of climate change.
Learn to separate myth from reality when deciding how to integrate “green” products and services into your home, business or school during the next Conservation Café, titled “Green vs Greenwash,” on Friday, Oct. 30, 8 to 10 a.m., in the Butcher Suite at the Kessel Student Center at Pace University in Pleasantville.
The Higher Education Committee in CCAC surveyed institutions of higher education in Westchester. The survey will allow us to leverage individual school successes and to promote the sharing of resources in support of sustainable development throughout the county.
The first of 95 newly purchased hybrid buses have hit the streets in Westchester County. The new Bee-Line buses will replace nearly a third of the county’s entire bus fleet by the end of the year – a step designed to reduce the carbon footprint and promote its climate change strategy.
Westchester County launched a series of successful Sustainability Forums designed to engage local officials and citizen volunteers seeking to develop a sustainability program or take the one they have to the next level.