... and Real Opportunities to Make a Difference
The extreme heat and drought, unprecedented fires, severe storms and flooding we have been experiencing are stark reminders of the critical need to reduce the greenhouse gas emissions contributing to climate change. Here's the info you need and 35 you can do about it....
County Executive Ed Day and the Rockland County Environmental Management Council are hosting the 30th Annual Eleanor Burlingham 5th Grade Earth Day Essay & Poster Contest. This year EMC is giving students the option to creatively address the contest topic through either a 500-word essay, poster, or poem. ...
Don’t Miss Columbia University Lamont-Doherty’s Open House at Home, October 19 – 22, 2020.
Whether you’re an aspiring young scientist or a long-time science enthusiast, you’re sure to enjoy the events and activities. Join in on for virtual lab tours, participate in hands-on earth science activities with Lamont’s scientists from home, and learn from world-renowned researchers about their latest discoveries.
Open House is free and open to the public, with a $5 suggested donation.
What we eat, where it comes from, and how its produced has an enormous impact on the environment and on human health. Our food system is dominated by industrial agriculture comprised of monoculture fields and concentrated animal factories. The industry makes intensive use of pesticides, herbicides and chemical fertilizers that contaminate and pollute our air, soil and water. Read more
Climate change is one of the most pressing issues of our time. It is seen in the droughts, fires, floods and spread of dangerous invasives and disease that are impacting us today. These environmental impacts are intimately linked to the health and economic and social well-being of everyone, but they are disproportionately affecting the poor – often people of color – here at home and around world. We have an opportunity and a responsibility to understand the science of climate change and its impacts. We can all act individually and collectively to reduce our carbon footprint and create resilient, sustainable communities for all.
To learn more about the science of climate change and its impacts:
The Rockland County Soil and Water Conservation District has put together a catalog of online environmental-based learning resources which include webinars, lesson plans, and at-home activities.The resources can be accessed through the following link: Read more
You may have heard that less than 10% of all plastic produced is actually recycled. Then what happens to the remaining 90% – all of those water bottles, yogurt containers, straws, chip bags and other plastic waste?Read more