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Save the Rain

“Rain Gardens and Other Green Infrastructure for Your Yard and Garden” is the first program in the Village of Nyack’s Ecological Landscape Series presented by landscape designer Marcy Denker, Sustainability Coordinator, Village of Nyack. The program takes place in Nyack Library’s Community Room, April 12, 10:30 am to noon.
The program is free, but please register at
nyackgreendesk@gmail.com

Energy Savings
Sustainability Coordinator, Marcy Denker introduces Nyack’s new Green Desk and discusses the greening of Nyack’s businesses. Jeff Domanski from NYSERDA’s Economic Development Growth Extension Program will help you find and apply for the right incentive programs for you. At 9am Mon April 14 Nyack Village Hall, 9 North Broadway . Info: Contact: nyackgreendesk@gmail.com

No Such Thing As Clean Coal

Right now, there are more than 45 mostly-unregulated coal ash storage centers in 27 locations across the country that have been deemed as a “high hazard potential rating” —that means that if these structures fail and coal ash leaks, it’s likely that people will die.

30,000 tons of toxic coal ash spiled in North Carolina recently and all they told the neighbors was to avoid the water and don’t eat the fish.

It’s time to put and end to dirty coal’s reckless behavior. Big Oil and Dirty Coal can’t—or won’t—take the necessary precautions to contain their toxic waste, so we need to step in today before it’s too late. And we can start by taking on Dirty Coal now.

Despite human lives being in their hands, the Dirty Coal industry aggressively lobbies for weaker storage regulations, so we need a strong push to advocate for powerful safeguards that would protect our people and waters.

From the disastrous coal ash spill in North Carolina to the recent weekend oil spill that shut down a 65 mile stretch of the Mississippi River, it’s not a question of “if” but “when” the next spill will be.

This year, the EPA will finalize new rules that could protect our communities from the dangers of coal ash and make it easier for us to ensure that Dirty Coal is responsible for the hazardous waste they create.

We don’t know if these new protections will be strong enough to actually do something to stop corporate polluters from treating our environment like an open sewer.

That’s where you come in. Make your voice heard by joining with others. The League of Conservation Voters is one group that advocates for the environment and for your (and your children’s) health and safety. They need your help. Join them.
League of Conservation Voters, 30 Broad Street, 30th flr. New York, NY 10004 212.361.6350.