BEDFORD, N.Y. -- To celebrate five years of community action and launch a new effort promoting solar installations in Bedford and Mount Kisco, Bedford 2020 is hosting an Environmental Summit and Solar Action Day on Saturday, Jan. 31, at Fox Lane High School.
The summit will mark the official launch of Solarize Bedford-Mount Kisco – a 19-week campaign promoting widespread adoption of solar in both the residential and business sectors. Residents, students and businesses will be provided with a wide array of actionable, real world solutions to help make the community clean, healthy and sustainable.
The summit will be a full day (from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.) event including lectures and workshops led by national and local experts on the topics of energy, water, waste, food and health.
The event also will include an Environmental Expo of interactive demonstrations, green products and information from more than 70 participating organizations and businesses.
“The world has changed dramatically in the past five years," said Ellen Conrad, co-president of Bedford 2020. "The existence of climate change is no longer questioned. A revolution is underway. In Bedford and across the nation, the focus has shifted to innovative solutions that citizens and businesses can adopt to create jobs, strengthen the economy, address health issues and reduce pollution generated by fossil fuel use."
“The 2015 Environmental Summit will provide members of our community an opportunity to be a part of this exciting revolution, right now.”
The program features the selection of two vetted solar installers – Ross Solar Group for residential installations and Sunrise Solar Solutions for business installations. In addition, both Bedford and Mt. Kisco have changed their permitting laws to reduce the time and money spent on solar permits.
Residents and businesses who sign up for solar installations by Friday, May 15 will be offered group rates significantly below market prices. The more people who sign up, the lower the price will be for everyone, even the first to enroll.
Pre-registration is required and space is limited. The fee for the day, including workshops and lunch, is $25 for adults and $10 for students.
To register and for information, visit www.Bedford2020.org or call (914) 620-2411.
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