The term ‘sustainable’ has become so overused that its utterance inspires more eye rolls than action. Most companies now claim they are ‘committed to sustainability’, but measuring the upstream and downstream impacts of their promises can be exceedingly difficult to track and verify across global systems. What does it actually mean to be sustainable?
The Jolly Rovers aren’t your typical weekend warriors
Imagine your ideal weekend day. Does it involve traveling as far as an hour and a half from where you live, hiking up to a mile while carrying as much as 60 pounds, and working an 8-hour day of hard physical labor with minimal or no facilities, in the company of mosquitoes, flies and ticks? Oh — and did we mention you’re not getting paid? Just a day in the life of a Jolly Rover!
Before sending holiday cards this year, read this
The more than 2.5 billion holiday cards sold in the U.S. each year use enough paper to fill a football field ten stories high! That’s a lot of cards, and that’s a lot of waste.
Why do animals hibernate?
While dreaming the cold months away might sound like just the vacation you need, the involuntary biological process called hibernation is critical to the survival of many animals that live in and around Teatown.
Monitoring the progress of our habitat restoration site: Wildflower Woods
Wildflower woods is an active restoration project and demonstration area that began in 2010 as a tool for teaching about healthy forests. This area of the preserve is unique because it is totally fenced off—allowing native plants to grow without being eaten by deer.
3 ways to confront your waste
When it comes to waste, out of sight is out of mind. So how do we confront our wasteful habits?
Bats are struggling, we can help them
Bats are a misunderstood part of our popular culture, and as such the image of bats can conjure up any number of spooky images in our heads. But bats are a very important part of our ecosystem, and need our help more than ever.
What is Zero Waste?
Let’s talk about waste. We make a ton of it! Or, should I say, tons of it.
Study finds that the plants that you choose to introduce into your property and gardens could be strongly impacting the natural areas around you.
This research contributes to a large body of evidence showing how invasive plants in our natural areas were introduced by residential and commercial landscaping.
Preventing black bear encounters
As of 2017, there are an estimated 7,000 black bears in New York. With their populations growing in Westchester, knowledge is your best tool in keeping your family and pets safe.
Native, alien, or invasive? Take the quiz
It's Invasive Species Awareness Week! Can you identify which plants are native, alien, or invasive to our region?
I’ve found injured/stranded wildlife, what now?
While we almost always have good intentions when we try to help wildlife, we could unintentionally be doing more harm than good. Here's a handy guide to what you should do if you come across wildlife that you believe to be injured or stranded.