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  • Comfortably Historic: Energize Bedford Helps Modernize Local Home

    Comfortably Historic: Energize Bedford Helps Modernize Local Home

    There are countless reasons to consider improving a home's energy efficiency: decreased heating and cooling costs, helping the environment and creating a better, more civic-minded community are just a few. But for one Katonah family, going green also meant being able to love the winter again."We live in a very old house, built in 1902," said Andy Chintz, a Katonah resident. "The house ...

  • Bedford’s New TIOLI: A Treasure Trove For Waste Reduction

    Bedford’s New TIOLI: A Treasure Trove For Waste Reduction

    The Take It Or Leave It Shed (TIOLI), located at the Bedford Hills Train Station parking lot, is in full swing with items being dropped off and picked up in a steady stream on Saturdays. The TIOLI, founded by Bedford 2020 and completely organized and run by volunteers, is re-stocked by residents weekly with donations that treasure seekers may take for free. This bustling, volunteer-run ...

  • Student Environmental Leaders Shine At Bedford 2020 Greenlight Award Finals

    Student Environmental Leaders Shine At Bedford 2020 Greenlight Award Finals

    Projected on the giant screen at the restored Bedford Playhouse, student efforts to change behavior inspired the crowd at the third annual Greenlight Award Finals on May 1. The program challenges students to take on Bedford 2020’s mission, to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and protect natural resources, and provides a framework, support and incentives for them to complete their ...

  • Celebrate Earth Day At Bedford 2020's Festival In Bedford Hills

    Celebrate Earth Day At Bedford 2020's Festival In Bedford Hills

    Interested in live music, local food and a healthy and beautiful yard? Join Bedford 2020 in an outdoor celebration of the growing season at the Healthy Yards Earth Day Festival.“Healthy yard practices are important for the health of you and your family, local land and wildlife and clean drinking water,” said Filippine Hoogland, event chair. “This celebration will be a great way to get ...

  • Bedford 2020’s Meatless Mondays Foster Community Through Sustainable Eating

    Bedford 2020’s Meatless Mondays Foster Community Through Sustainable Eating

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- With over 300 households signed on and a selection of popular local businesses as partners, Bedford 2020’s Meatless Monday program is sweeping Bedford and beyond.The Meatless Monday platform was selected to raise awareness about the connection between food choice and carbon footprint. A plant-based diet has a smaller carbon footprint than a meat intensive one, and ...

  • Climate Action Summit Links Leaders From Hamptons To Hudson Valley

    Climate Action Summit Links Leaders From Hamptons To Hudson Valley

    BEDFORD, N.Y. -- When it comes to tackling the issues surrounding climate change, it all begins local.That's the message Ellen Rouse Conrad, co-founder and co-president of Westchester-based Bedford 2020 plans to share at the organization's upcoming Climate Action Summit, which will be held Feb. 3 in Bedford."The public is aware of the problems climate change has produced in our ...