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So much is happening on the Waste and Recycling front at Bedford 2020 and in our community. In this newsletter you will learn about:


Thanks for reading and participating in these important initiatives to reduce waste.  

-The Bedford 2020 Waste and Recycling Task Force
 
 
 
 
COMING SOON: COMMUNITY COMPOST!
 
 
 
Town Drop-Off Composting Program
 
 
Want to compost, but don’t want it in your backyard? The Town of Bedford and Bedford 2020 introduce:

Community Compost:
  • Sign up, pay a one-time fee, receive a Compost Kit and detailed instructions.
  • Collect food scraps – including all food, bones, eggshells, soiled napkins, and more.
  • Bring them to the Town of Bedford Recycling Center on Saturdays.
  • Composting reduces greenhouse gas emissions, reduces waste and is quite satisfying!

Sign up to participate
Click here to read more about the program and to sign up. 
 
 
Learn About Composting at Home
Learn About Community Compost
 
 
 
ZERO WASTE FOOD FORUM
 
 
 
Zero Waste Event and Education
 
 
When the the Bedford 2020 Waste and Recycling Task Force found out 900 people would attend the Food Forum on March 4th, they not only worked to make sure that the event would be "zero waste," but they also seized the opportunity to educate attendees about recycling, composting and a zero waste philosophy.

The team set guidelines for vendors, purchased compostable materials for lunch service, arranged for compost pick up by Suburban Carting  (thank you, Suburban!) and set up prominent and well-labeled waste areas. Throughout the day volunteers staffed the waste areas and educated attendees about recycling and composting.

Thanks to the Waste and Recycling Task Force, the Food Forum was an excellent day to experience and learn about zero waste.  To explore ways to live a zero waste lifestyle, check out the Recyclopedia.
 
 
 
 
 
GREENLIGHT AWARD FOCUS ON SOLID WASTE
 
 
 
Finalists Compete in Shark Tank
 
 
Come cheer on your favorite waste reduction idea in action. Students from John Jay High School, Fox Lane High School and the Harvey School will compete for the Greenlight Award and $500 on May 17 at 7pm at FLHS.  Door prizes will be awarded including 4 tickets to the Ghostbuster HyperReality Experience at Madame Tussauds NYC.

Projects range from the creation of a School Supply Bank to a Graduation Gown Re-Use Campaign to a Call to Action around Plastic Bags and more. The entire community is welcome and encouraged to attend!
 
 
 
 
 
REUSABLE BAG INITIATIVE -EARTH DAY KICKOFF
 
 
 
Kicking off at the Mount Kisco Earth Day: the Bedford-Mount Kisco-Bedford Reusable Bag Initiative
 
 
Community members from Bedford and Mount Kisco have joined together to promote reusable bags, rather than disposable ones. Like the Facebook Page and Visit the website to sign the petition: http://thereusablebaginitiative.org 

Come to the Reusable Bag Initiative Kickoff at Mount Kisco's Earth Day festivities on Saturday, April 22nd (more information below and here)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Sew Your Own Reusable Bag
 
 
Together in partnership with the Community Center of Northen Westchester, Bedford 2020 and the Reusable Bag Initiative will offer monthly opportunities to sew your own reusable bags with the use of discarded/recycled fabrics. Thursday evenings starting at May 4th. 
  • Sign up here to participate! No experience necessary.
  • Donations welcome: sewing machines, sewing materials (to the Community Center, 84 Bedford Road, Katonah)
 
 
 
 
 
COMMUNITY CALENDAR
 
 
 
Earth Day, April 22nd
 
 
 
Mount Kisco Earth Day, April 22nd

9:30am Hike the Kisco Mountain Trail (easy)
11:30am Celebration with food, music, speakers.

To learn more about the event, Visit the website, email EarthDayMK@gmail.com or call 914-673-3888.

This will be the kickoff for the Bedford-Mount Kisco Reusable Bag Initiative
 
 
 
 
Film Screening May 6th
 
 
 
What:    Viewing of the 45 minute long film "Bag It"
When:   Saturday, May 6 at 1 pm
Where:  Mount Kisco Public Library-Community Room
Why:     Learn about a simple thing you can do to help sustain the planet

Bag It: Is Your Life Too Plastic? is a funny, yet serious documentary film exposing the effects of plastic bags and other plastic consumer merchandise, and its effects on land ecosystems, the marine environment and the human body. Run time 45 minutes. Watch the trailer!  This is a Greenlight Award finalist's project.
 
 
 
 
Katonah Spring Clean up Day and Plant Sale May 6th
 
 
 
Come to the corner of Bedford and Edgemont (Katonah library corner) between 9-2 on Saturday May 6th to get a map and supplies. Volunteers choose from a variety of routes. Prizes awarded; service letters signed. Email KVIS with questions. 
 
 
 
 
Bedford Village Chowder and Marching Club Spring Clean-Up and Tag Sale May 5th and 6th
 
 
 

Friday and Saturday, May 5 & 6th from 8:30am-3pm. Visit the website to schedule a pick up or volunteer that day.  
 
 
 
 
Bedford 2020 Greenlight Award Finals May 17
 
 
 

Wednesday, May 17th, 7pm at Fox Lane High School. Six finalists go before a "Shark Tank" panel of judges. One team receives the Greenlight Award and $500. 

All who attend are entered into raffle to win prizes including 4 tickets to the Ghostbuster HyperReality Experience at Madame Tussauds NYC.
 
 
 
 
Another Great Source of Info
 
 
 
Like Bedford 2020 on Facebook! We are always posting things going on in our area that we think Bedford 2020 fans would like: Earth day events, internships for students, social action opportunities, ideas for waste free living, and much more!  Visit now and comment on our new composting video!
 
 
 
Learn More
 
B2020 office is located at 68 Bedford Road, Katonah
Phone: 914 620 2411  |  Email: info@bedford2020.org
 
 
      
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