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NET-ZERO CITIES:

Westchester County

A CLEAN ENERGY FAIR HOSTED BY RYE SUSTAINABILITY
PRODUCED BY CLIMATE NOW

PRESENTED BY
DANDELION ENERGY

 
Saturday, May 13, 2023
RYE MIDDLE SCHOOL 
I  3 PARSONS STREET, RYE, NY
10:00 AM - 3:00 PM EST
PARKING IS AVAILABLE AT RYE HIGH SCHOOL
AND THE SNOW LOT @ 815 BOSTON POST ROAD
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INTRODUCTION

Making connections

in the community

to create solutions.

Climate Now's Net-Zero Cities events are community-based forums designed to foster learning, make connections, and spread the knowledge needed to equitably decarbonize our cities nationwide.

What is a Net - Zero City?

“Net-zero” refers to achieving a balance between the amount of greenhouse gas emissions produced, and the amount of emissions removed from the atmosphere - beginning with dramatic reductions in emissions, also known as decarbonization. For cities, that means reducing emissions from buildings, transportation, electric power, waste, and other essential systems.

Westchester's 

climate & sustainability

commitments

THE PATH TO NET-ZERO

Westchester has taken critical steps to reduce its dependence on fossil fuels and embrace renewable energy infrastructure that will lower costs for residents and help protect our planet from the disastrous effects of climate change.

  • Created the Office of Energy Conservation and Sustainability in 2015 to promote sustainable development through green purchasing, energy conservation, solid waste recycling, greenhouse gas reduction, government funding, green building, and more.

  • Sustainable Westchester established 'Westchester Power', a community-based bulk energy purchasing program designed to control costs and increase renewable energy.

  • 29 municipalities in Westchester have reduced 1.1 million MT of CO2, equivalent to taking 239,000 cars off the road for a year.

  • There is county-wide expansion of Community Solar and Grid Rewards programs.

About the Event Host:

Rye Sustainability's

Mission and Purpose

Rye Sustainability's mission is to conserve our city’s natural resources while rapidly advancing toward a clean energy future. Over the past decade, Rye Sustainability has successfully implemented the 2013 Rye Sustainability Plan, promoting energy efficiency, water and land conservation, sustainable waste management, and building an emissions inventory for the City. Now, we are focused on outreach and educational programs to encourage community members to electrify their homes, decarbonize their transportation, and adopt sustainable yard and waste practices. We are also working toward climate mitigation and adaptation measures, like the promotion of coastal resiliency and proper land use. Through individual and community-wide action, we can build a Net-Zero, resilient Rye that secures a future for our children.

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Net-Zero Cities: 

Westchester County

at Rye Middle School

Westchester is home to nearly 1 million people, with an opportunity to lead climate solutions through engaging and educational community events that are essential to the success of the county's energy transition.

 

The Net-Zero Cities: Westchester County event will convene a diverse group of local community stakeholders, educators, leaders, residents, business owners, and experts in an engaging and inclusive discussion about Westchester County's path to Net-Zero. Decarbonization can only be accomplished through local efforts and this innovative event will share the steps for individuals, families and communities to achieve this goal.  This family-friendly event will be hosted at Rye Middle School, engaging local students, families, and panel discussions.

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Net-Zero

Houses

Electric

Transportation

Green

Yard

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Family

Activities

Join us for the

Electric CarsBikes & Coffee

showcase

Cars & Coffee is a global phenomenon

Individual owners of super, collectible and sports cars from around the world share their passion, enthusiasm and knowledge about their vehicles with the community.

Our “green spin” on the classic Cars & Coffee concept

Presented by Curry Automotive, members of the community, car enthusiasts, and local dealerships can showcase their electric vehicles (EVs) and educate attendees about the benefits of electrification. Studies show that people who buy EVs once, and people who have ridden in EVs in the past, are much more likely to purchase an EV in the future, so this represents a unique opportunity for EV manufacturers to socialize forthcoming EV models with their target buyers.

ELECTRIC VEHICLES ON DISPLAY INCLUDE 

BMW, CHEVROLET, FORD, HYUNDAI, KIA, MERCEDES-BENZ, MOKE, PORSCHE, SUBARU, TESLA ...and MORE 

THINK ABOUT

The connections

you can make

to create solutions

HOMEOWNERS    finding ways to retrofit homes

INVESTORS           funding clean energy projects

CONTRACTORS    customizing home solutions

DEVELOPERS        leading clean energy projects

EDUCATORS         teaching climate concepts

EXPERTS               sharing climate strategies

ADVOCATES         supporting community causes

POLICYMAKERS    implementing local programs

EVENT SPONSORS

Thank you 

to our generous sponsors

for their support

PRESENTING SPONSOR

ELECTRIC CARS & COFFEE SPONSOR

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COMMUNITY SPONSOR

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CONTRIBUTING SPONSOR

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EVENT UPDATES

take a look at the lineup of

activities, discussion panels, entertainment,

and more!

LIVE MUSIC LINE-UP

Rock Island Sound Student Bands
Paul Jensen and Friends
Gordon Hargraves Band
The Derivatives

 

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YOUR OPPORTUNITY

Join us as

partners

in this unique event

Help bring together industry experts, community leaders and local stakeholders to tackle solutions for making Net-Zero a reality for Westchester County.

 

Admission to these events is free for attendees. Each corporate partner will receive a designated number of reserved in-person seats, with the livestream available to anyone unable to attend in-person. Those in attendance will make up a diverse and engaged audience of homeowners and vendors with many thoughts and ideas to share.

CONNECT WITH

Cassandra Dawes

Events Director at Climate Now

cassandra@climatenow.com

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