Dobbs Ferry Energy Task Force To Host Energy Sustainability Event

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Nina Orville with Joe Martens, commissioner of the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation.
Nina Orville with Joe Martens, commissioner of the NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation. Photo Credit: Contributed

DOBBS FERRY, N.Y. -- Dobbs Ferry's Energy Task Force, which recently achieved state recognition for its climate smart initiatives, will host "Sustainable Dobbs" for residents and business owners at the newly renovated high school dining commons on Saturday, May 10 from 1 to 4:30 p.m.

The event will share an inspiring glimpse into what has been done in the village to achieve substantial energy savings, while offering locals ideas for cutting their own utility bills and reducing their carbon footprint.

The afternoon will begin with an expo, with solar installers, energy efficiency contractors, and garden and leaf mulching experts on hand.

Visitors can purchase lunch from local restaurateurs as they browse. Featured speakers, beginning at 2 p.m., will be Mayor Hartley Connett, David Yarnold, president and chief executive officer of the National Audubon Society and Nina Orville, chair of the Dobbs Ferry Energy Task Force. Attendees may then participate in group discussions to find out how they can get involved in helping Dobbs Ferry chart new goals in energy and waste reduction.

Attendees may also pick up compost bins and rain barrels at wholesale prices at the event if they order in advance at www.dobbscompost.eventbrite.com. During the expo portion of the event, there will be a Tesla and Volt available, and attendees can speak to the cars’ owners. who are Dobbs residents.

To register, visit www.sustainabledobbs.eventbrite.com. Online registrants will automatically be entered into a raffle for a $100 gift certificate from Harper’s Bar & Restaurant.

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