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Nonprofit Integrates Learning and Nature

The organization operates out of Kitchawan Farm, offering a variety of nature-based programs—including summer workshops, after-school classes and homeschool programs—focused on community service, civics and global environmental issues.

Twilight on Hudson Supports Local Environmental Efforts

October 3, from 5 to 8 p.m.
Poughkeepsie Students Study Watershed Pollution

Poughkeepsie Students Study Watershed Pollution

High school students are leading an effort to understand sources of pollution in Poughkeepsie’s Fallkill Creek, a tributary of the Hudson River.
Permaculture Training Begins September 15 in Dobbs Ferry

Permaculture Training Begins September 15 in Dobbs Ferry

September 15, September 22, October 20 and November 3, 10 and 17
Summer Fun on the Science Barge in Yonkers

Summer Fun on the Science Barge in Yonkers

Special activities for children, lectures for adults and hands-on events for everyone.
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Sustainable Home Improvements for a Low Carbon Footprint

Sustainable Home Improvements for a Low Carbon Footprint

Any house can be retrofitted with passive solar.
How to Create an Organic Oasis in the Bedroom

How to Create an Organic Oasis in the Bedroom

People spend one-third of their lives in the bedroom, so ensuring a safe environment by creating an organic oasis in which to rest and relax makes sense.
Join Grassroots Climate Marches in Westchester and Dutchess

Join Grassroots Climate Marches in Westchester and Dutchess

The two marches will be among the thousands of rallies taking place worldwide to demand that local leaders commit to building a fossil-free world and totally renewable energy that works for all of us.
Patterson Property Owner Donates Land for Permanent Conservation

Patterson Property Owner Donates Land for Permanent Conservation

Owned by Benny Ciaiola, Birch Hill will remain in private hands and will not be open to the public.
Living Small in the Hudson Valley

Living Small in the Hudson Valley

Let’s consider some common possessions that have eco-friendly, social-friendly and just overall life-friendly alternatives right here in the Hudson Valley.
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Backyard Gardening

Whether this is your first year growing a kitchen garden or your thumb glows green from years of use, it’s possible to quickly turn dreams of bountiful organic harvests into a reality.

The Dirt on Cleaning

To safely power through household dirt and bacteria without using questionable chemicals, try these green cleaning tips.

A Conversation with No Impact Man

From November 2006 to November 2007, New York City author Colin Beavan, his Prada-wearing wife Michelle and 18-month-old daughter, Isabella, went on a yearlong reduce-recycle-reuse odyssey to cut down on their daily ecological footprint.
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Green Living Briefs

Dumping Disincentive

Big Bank Acts to Protect Oceans from Mine Waste

Plastic Pushback

Countries Ban Single-Use Plastics

Teeny Town

Tiny Houses Can Benefit Seniors

Breathe Easier

Hamburg Gets Serious About Diesel Fumes

Rebirthing Books

New Life for Old Friends

Corporate Conscience

Leading Food Companies Aim to Slash Energy Footprints