Articles by Amy Dunkin
Press on March 11, 2019 | No Comments
Congratulations to Pelham Youth Hockey for celebrating without balloons this year.
Press on December 13, 2018 | No Comments
It’s intended to reduce Westchester’s carbon footprint and make us more resilient to climate change.
EcoWise Column on September 20, 2018 | No Comments
Thanks to our friends at the Rye Sustainability Committee for compiling this list.
Press on September 19, 2018 | No Comments
FELLOW PELHAMITES! Please Sign the Letter Below to encourage our BOE and Elected Officials that Sustainability is necessary as we build our schools and community for the future! See link Below. Add your name in the comments below or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Dear Pelham Board of Education, New Hutchinson School Committee, Dr. Champ: I am sending […]
Press on July 16, 2018 | No Comments
Plastic Is Killing our Oceans – The Issues, Facts, and Possible Solutions By Wendy Lipscomb @ itsafishthing.com Approximately 40% of the world’s 7.6 billion people live within 62 miles (100km) of an ocean coast. For the other 60%, some of whom may never have even seen an ocean, the seas still play a vital role […]
Press on March 04, 2018 | No Comments
This op-ed piece was published on Mar. 3, 2018 in The New York Times: Let’s Bag Plastic Bags By JOSEPH CURTIN All it had taken was a moment’s distraction. In a well-practiced sleight of hand, the cashier had double-bagged in plastic a dozen eggs, which were already encased in two protective layers of plastic. I briefly […]
Press on December 11, 2017 | No Comments
Check out this awesome – and entertaining – video created by Mamaroneck High School about the staggering and unnecessary levels of waste created by plastic straws. Many thanks to Mamaroneck teacher and Rye resident Cathy O’Donnell for sharing! Stop sucking! #stopsucking https://drive.google.com/…/1JO_P_qEfpcz5gioZPZun0SxRMO…/view
EcoWise Column on December 05, 2017 | No Comments
In October, the youth group at Huguenot Memorial Church planned an event for 50 people with a key goal in mind: to generate zero waste. According to Associate Pastor Jacob Bolton (above), the organizers asked the caterer – Modern Restaurant in New Rochelle — to deliver the food in recyclable foil tins and avoid using […]
EcoWise Column, Press on October 13, 2017 | No Comments
We’d like to introduce you to PEP (Pelham Eliminates Plastics), which aims to school parents, teachers, neighbors, merchants, and friends about the FACTS on plastic waste and what it’s doing to our threatened oceans. The group takes its inspiration, in part, from Melati and Isabel Wijsen, sisters from Bali who organized a kids’ crusade that […]
EcoWise Column on October 08, 2017 | No Comments
Last month, EcoWise focused on the composting programs at Siwanoy and Colonial Schools. These initiatives come as food-scrap composting is taking hold at a number of Westchester municipalities, including Scarsdale, Larchmont/Mamaroneck, Bedford, and soon, Greenburgh. The benefits are numerous: It brings the food cycle full circle by turning food remains back into nutrient-rich dirt. It […]