Bronxville Green Committee
Strong & Sustainable – Protecting what we love
Climate Smart Communities
Goal: Register for the New York State Climate Smart Communities (CSC) program and identify action items within the specified framework to create a sustainable climate action plan and achieve a bronze program designation.
Presented NYS Climate Smart Communities program to Trustees
Worked with Village Hall to pass a resolution to register for the CSC program
Established the required task force and coordinator
Joined ICLIE, a global nonprofit, which provides software and technology support for greenhouse gas inventory of community and municipal operations
Created project plans and identified resources to meet the July 2022 submission for CSC bronze status
Recycling & Waste Reduction
Goal: Promote existing recycling rules/resources and implement new local programs to reduce waste and increase recycling.
Addressed resident requests to add food scraps to municipal recycling efforts in an effort to create compost while reducing waste and pollution
Conducted and expanded TAKE BACK DAY in June and November with more than three hundred cars passing through with paper recycling and/or donations
Reinstated the Film Plastic Recycling receptacle at Acme market and created numerous communications to support the plastic bag ban law
Goal: Create awareness about harmful yard practices and provide resources to help residents transition to healthier alternatives that can maintain sustainable landscapes that protect humans, wildlife and our environment.
Addressed community complaints regarding the health and environmental impacts of gas-powered leaf blowers:
Worked with Village Hall to pass a resolution extending the ban on the gas-powered leaf blower ordinance to allow use only during Fall/Spring clean up
Created and presented a public report that included industry findings, local municipal laws and community and landscaper surveys
Rallied local support and communicated efforts, benefits and the revised ordinance to the community
Formed the Bronxville Pollinator Pathway Group, created logo, and education content
Planted three native gardens in Village public spaces
Recommended environmentally beneficial plantings for the foundation of the new DPW building – blooms to appear Spring 2022
Goal: Help address food insecurity in our area by producing vegetables and donating to local organizations; promote the garden as a gathering and education center in our community.
Community Engagement & Outreach
Goal: Promote Green Committee’s programs in the community, educate and engage residents about environmental best practices and develop partnerships with local organizations.
Launched a comprehensive website which provides education and resources about community programs, waste/recycling, healthy yards/biodiversity, clean energy and sustainability practices
Established social media presence on Instagram and Facebook
Published seventeen action-oriented articles in My Hometown Bronxville
Created Green Committee tagline and support materials
Conducted monthly Green Committee meetings to provide updates and solicit feedback from supporters
Participated in the Chamber of Commerce Farmers’ Market & Sidewalk Sales
Organized various events with local community organizations including the Reformed Church April Clean Up, Bronxville Middle School Character & Community and Boy/Girl Scouts Spring Bacon Woods Park Invasive Species Clearing & Fall Alfredo Field Mulching & Weeding
Attended various industry and local municipal virtual events to learn about new programs and share best practices