WHAT WE’VE DONE

 

  • The 10% Challenge to encourage energy reductions in municipal buildings throughout the town
  • A campaign to reduce the use of plastic grocery bags at local supermarkets and Farmer’s Markets
  • A Community Garden that produces organic vegetables for its members and the Warwick Ecumenical Food Pantry; our Garden has spawned 3 other Community Gardens in Warwick
  • A Community Orchard of more than 40 trees, which Warwick won in a national competition
  • A Community Composting Program (in partnership with the Village of Warwick DPW) which makes free, high quality compost and mulch available to Warwick residents
  • A town-wide effort that resulted in the permanent prohibition of hydraulic fracturing, or fracking (and fracking byproducts) anywhere in the Town
  • Forums on fracking, local farming, the Indian Point nuclear power plant, and  the CPV plant being constructed in Wawayanda
  • The Energize Warwick program that helps homeowners with the NYSERDA home weatherization program
  • Solarize Warwick program to encourage purchase of solar electric panels
  • Sponsored a bus to the Climate March in NYC
  • Collaboration with schools in the Warwick Valley Central School District
  • Creation of a Repair Cafe in Warwick
  • Too Good To Toss recycling event
  • Sustainable World Book Discussion at local libraries
  • Active Hope program for libraries and other locations (based on the work of Joanna Macy)
  • Potluck gatherings for socializing and exchanging ideas
  • Vegetarians and Friends Club sponsoring dinners for those interested in exploring vegetarian options