Greening Port Washington: a conversation on Main Street

Greening Port Washington: a conversation on Main Street

Environmental challenges have resisted solutions on a global level for decades. Experts and activists have come to believe that local efforts have a much greater likelihood of success.  This program poses the question: just how green IS Port Washington? What can we as individuals and businesses do to make our community environmentally friendly and sustainable?

“How Green Is My Town?” is a project of Grassroots Environmental Education, a science-based non-profit organization based in Port Washington. The program, presented in conjunction with Grassroots and ResidentsForward, will be held on May 8 at 7 p.m. at Landmark on Main Street. Admission is free and no tickets are required.

The panel of educators, residents and business owners will talk about how communities like Port can lead the way on climate change, sustainability, and environmental health. The program will challenge you to share your ideas and help build a toolkit for positive action.

The panel is moderated by Cynthia Litman. Scheduled to appear are:

Dr. Hildur Pálsdóttir, an environmental educator who serves on the Board of Trustees for the Nassau County Science Museum. She is president of the local non-profit Full STEAM Ahead and a member of the international TreeSisters reforestation project.

Patti Wood, founder and executive director of Grassroots Environmental Education, the award-winning Port Washington-based environmental health non-profit organization. Wood is also a visiting scholar in Adelphi University’s College of Nursing and Public Health.

Ellen Weininger, director of Environmental Outreach for the non-profit project “How Green is My Town.” Ellen is an expert on fossil fuel infrastructure and alternative energy sources.

Amanda Kranz & Max Goldman, Schreiber High School students from ResidentsForward’s April 28 Youth Climate Summit, which is designed to educate, inspire and create action in today’s youth.

Conversations from Main Street is Landmark’s free public affairs series. Its purpose is to encourage free and open discourse on issues of public interest.

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