Upcoming events

Tuesday, April 9, 11:15 am to 12 noon, Climate Justice Countdown Statewide Rally
Million Dollar Staircase, State Capitol Bldg, Albany, #ClimateJusticeCountdown Statewide Rally. This event will support the Climate and Community Protection Act, which will comprehensively address the climate crisis by mandating a 100% renewable energy economy, create tens of thousands of quality jobs, and target funding to communities of color that have suffered the most from pollution. Legislative leaders in both houses support this bill; make sure they do it in 2019! Also, action at Governor’s office (2d floor State Capitol), at 1:15.  Sponsored by, among others, Citizen Action, NY Renews, SNYFGP. Registration appreciated at: bit.ly/climatejusticecountdown.
Wednesday, April 10, Public Service Commission Hearing
National Grid  has just publicly proposed to build a new fracked gas pipeline traversing Bethlehem, East and North Greenbush. (This plan has been two years in the making.).
They have not documented this need nor have they analyzed non-pipeline alternatives.
There is only ONE Public Service Commission meeting on this proposal scheduled for Wednesday, April 10 at the Red Barn, 99 Town Park Road, East Greenbush, NY 12061 from 2-3 pm for an information session followed by a public comment period from 3-4 pm, then again at 6 and 7 pm respectively. 
Comments can be sent by USPS letter, by email, by telephone or spoken in person. The deadline for comments is April 24.
Friday, April 12, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m
Solar Energy Special
Roux Restaurant
10-01 Vista Blvd
Slingerlands, NY 12159\

Special guests Assemblywoman Pat Fahy and Bethlehem Town Supervisor David Van LuVen, complimentary fine food and drink. Learn how you can get solar energy without any investment required or long-term contracts and a guaranteed 10% discount on your electric rates. At this event you can sign up to get solar from local solar farms–whether you own a home or rent an apartment, whether you live in a sunny or shady spot. There’s no gimmicks, just a great opportunity to fight global warming. 

Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 1:30pm Climate Justice – from Puerto Rico to Albany
On Saturday, April 13 from 10am to 1:30pm, speakers will explore environmental and climate racism as it impacts our community and our friends and family members in Puerto Rico. Please join us to discuss action for climate justice.
Admission is free and lunch is provided.
for information www.SHAREAlbany.org
Saturday, April 13, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m
Spring Recycle Fest

Elm Avenue Park
Delmar, NY
Organized by The Bethlehem Central School District Green Team, the Delmar Farmer’s Market, and the Town of Bethlehem.
  • Used, clothes, shoes, backpacks, and other textile and book recycling is free.
  • Free shredding is limited to Town residents and BCSD taxpayers only.
  • Electronics, appliances and scrap metals recycling is $5/car, $15 for each TV or computer monitor.
  • Backyard Compost Unit Truckload Sale. Get 50% off the composter. And check out the rain barrels and garden accessories with FREE shipping! Open to all. Pre-order online by April 1, and pick it up at our Spring Recycling Festival, April 13. You must pre-order. 

Sunday, April 14, 12-5
Basilica Green Energy Fair

Basilica Building
Hudson, NY
In partnership with SunCommonCYCLEffect Regenerative Ventures and Jon Bowermaster.
With a particular focus on exploring both community solar and bioenergy – the generation of energy from food waste and similar organic materials – as vital examples of the move away from the archaic, destructive energy models which have left us in climate chaos, the Green Energy Fair will give attendees the tools to protect our future and to together serve, inspire and care for the region we live in.

Tuesday, April 30 from 10am to 2pm, DIVEST NY
Legislative Office Building in Albany NY.
Legislative Hearing on S2126 and A1536 that would require New York State to divest it’s pension fund from fossil fuels. Not only is it imperative that we stop funding fossil fuels that are destroying the planet, but financially, it is irresponsible to invest in gas, oil and coal when the world is committed to transitioning to renewable energy.
Senator Krueger and Assemblymember Ortiz are holding a hearing on Tuesday, April 30 from 10am to 2pm in the Legislative Office Building in Albany NY. Divest NY hopes to fill the room to show support for this legislation. You may also want to submit written textimony or attend a few lobby meetings in the afternoon.
For more information contact Ruth Foster rmfosterny@gmail.com

Saturday May 4, 2019. Noon – 4:00
A Showcase of Practical Ideas for Making Saugerties Greener
Greco Senior Center,
207 Market Street
Saugerties, NY

May 11th 2019 from 10am to 4pm, Kingston Earth Fair
Our 7th annual Kingston Earth Fair, will be held May 11th 2019 from 10am to 4pm at the Forysth Nature Center! This event features a variety of sustainable “green” initiatives along with resources for the community. This event is free and will include food, live music, demonstrations, bounce house, an exchange store and more. Entry will be via the Forsyth Park entrance at 157 Lucas Avenue. There will be a Vendor Check In Guide at that entrance to guide folks. Please sign up using this google form https://goo.gl/forms/w99puGB7UlLk7TKU2

Saturday, May 18, 10-3
2019 Coxsackie Earth Day Celebration
Coxsackie Riverside Park
Coxsackie, NY
Our annual event includes Live Music, Local Farmers, Master Gardeners from Cornell Cooperative Extension, Plant Sale, Solar Representatives, Tours of our Waste Water Treatment Facility and much more.

Saturday May 18, 1-5 pm, Dandelion Housewarming Party (CASE Event)

40 Marlboro Rd, Delmar, NY 12054-2923, United States

Are you interested in learning more about geothermal heating and cooling? Join Dandelion Geothermal customers Becky, Bob, and Carol as they show off an installed Dandelion system and share their reasons for going geo. Enjoy wine, beer, and light snacks while taking a short tour of the system and connecting with local Dandelion customers and employees. This public event is free, and parking is available!

  • To RSVP, email beckyjmeier@gmail.com or call Becky at 518-929-4664.
  • Dandelion’s mission is to enable the widespread adoption of geothermal heating and cooling as an affordable, safe alternative to gas, oil, propane or electric heating. Dandelion began at Google parent company Alphabet’s X lab before launching as an independent company. Visit Dandelionenergy.com to learn more!

Saturday, October 26,10-4
Renewable Energy & Sustainable Living Fair (CASE EVENT)
Albany NY
Venue to be announced
More info to come