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Great opportunities in our local community to go green with films, festivals, workshops and volunteer opps... 
Films and Discussions
Queen of the Sun: What the Bees are Telling us

Wednesday, Sept. 13th at 7pm
Food on Film Series presents: Queen of the Sun: What the Bees Are Telling Us

Lower Level Garden Room at Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah.

This is the third in the Food on Film series of powerful documentaries that demonstrate the connection between our food and the natural world. Light refreshments will be served before the film with Discussion after, featuring Bedford 2020 Board Member and beekeeper Karen Sabath.  Free and open to the public.
Wasted! The Story of Food Waste

Wednesday, Sept. 13 at 7pm

Hosted by the Food Bank for Westchester and The Mount Kisco Interfaith food Pantry, an exclusive pre-screening of this film, Executive Produced by author and chef Anthony Bourdain, at Mt. Kisco Bow Tie Cinema, followed by a VIP cocktail and hors d’oeuvres reception at Exit 4 Food Hall. Buy tickets here and all proceeds directly benefit the above organizations and their mission to feed the hungry.
Workshops and Speakers
Food Justice Conference with Dan Barber
Saturday, Sept. 16
Food Justice Conference/Writing Workshop and Special Guest Speaker Dan Barber
Manhattanville College presents a day of panels, demonstrations, and discussions, featuring a reading and talk by chef and author Dan Barber of Westchester’s Blue Hill at Stone Barns. Barber is author of “The Third Plate: Field Notes on the Future of Food.” 

Dan Barber’s talk at noon and other Food Justice events are free and open to the public. Click here for more information.
What a Plant-Based Diet Can Do For You

Saturday September 9th, 10am-12pm
Confessions of a Plant-Based Cardiologist: What a Plant-Based Diet Can Do For You

Montefiore cardiologist Robert Ostfeld, M.D., will speak at the Chappaqua Library followed by a cooking demonstration from a plant-based chef.
Go Green with Bedford 2020

Wednesday, September 27th,
6 - 7 pm
Go Green with Bedford 2020!

How can you save energy, reduce food waste, support sustainable agriculture, recycle, reduce your carbon footprint, and promote healthier living for you, our community and our environment? Bring your questions and your ideas and join our community-wide movement!

Bedford Hills Community House. Email us to register. Crafts and babysitting will be provided for children while parents participate in workshop.
Volunteer Opps
Clean Up and Invasives Removal    

Saturday Sept. 9th at 9am
Clean Up Byram Lake!
Litter and invasive plant removal. Byram Lake is the sole source of drinking water for the Village of Mount Kisco, and while the village owns the lake and a narrow perimeter around it, the lake is actually wholly within the Towns of North Castel and Bedford. Nestle Corporation is sponsoring this event, and the Town of Bedford Conservation Board is organizing Bedford’s portion of the effort. As part of the clean-up Bedford 2020 is providing tools and safety equipment.
Promote Reusable Bags

Saturday Sept. 9th  and 10th
Come table with us!
Petition and give away reusable bags in front of Stop Rite on Saturday and Sunday.  Come help for a few hours. Email us when you are available.
Nature-Based Fun!
Family Earth Fest
Saturday, September 23, 1pm-4pm
Family Earth Festival

Nature-based adventure for kids, music, food, and activities for adults around "Climate Change and Hope," environmental justice, invasive species, sit spot meditation, and more!

Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Northern Westchester, 236 S. Bedford Rd (Route 172), Mount Kisco
Save the Date!
Friday, September 22
Hudson Valley Car Free Day
Participate in the 1st Annual Car Free Day Hudson Valley on Friday, September 22, 2017. Go car free or car-lite – ride the bus or train, carpool, bike, or walk to work – it’s a more relaxing way to go. Getting to work doesn’t have to be work. 
Fill out the pledge form on the website.
Last year people in over 2,400 cities in 51 countries around the world participated! Learn more at www.carfreehv.com