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Bring Your Own Bag in the Village of Mamaroneck, NY

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As of April 1st, 2013, there will be no more disposable plastic bags offered at check-out counters in the Village of Mamaroneck. Last July, Mamaroneck Village became the second municipality in Westchester County, NY to ban disposable bags, after the City of Rye banned plastic bags in December, 2011. Both Rye and Mamaroneck, which lie […]

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Larchmont, NY is the Latest Municipality to Ban Disposable Bags

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On Tuesday, March 19th, the Larchmont Village Board in Westchester County, NY unanimously passed an ordinance banning single-use disposable plastic bags from all checkout counters in the Village. Over the last two years, the Village of Mamaroneck and City of Rye, both located next to Larchmont in Westchester County on the Long Island Sound, had […]

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Sequestration’s Impact on the Environment

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As you’ve no doubt heard, Congress has missed its deadline to prevent the automatic spending cuts known as “sequestration”.  This imposes $85 billion in across-the-board, indiscriminate cuts to the federal budget.  So what does this mean for the federal programs that protect our environment and public health?  The actual on the ground implications to our […]

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Video Blog Series: “A Day in the Life: An Island That Has Gone to the Birds”

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CCE Executive Director Adrienne Esposito and I had the unique opportunity to visit Great Gull Island- a small island in the middle of Long Island Sound that is home to thousands of endangered birds. The island is owned by the Museum of Natural History.  Every year volunteers flock to the island to track and monitor the endangered Common and […]

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Video Blog Series: “A Day in the Life: LIS Roundtable”

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It was a special treat to hang out with U.S. Senator Gillibrand and Congressman Israel  on the beautiful Long Island Sound last week. CCE was thrilled when we were asked to help organize a roundtable with the Senator and Congressman. The goal was to bring together concerned stakeholders to address the needs for restoring and […]

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