Small Steps, Big Benefits: A Morning of Tips for Saving Money, Energy, & the World

Small Steps, Big Benefits: A Morning of Tips for Saving Money, Energy, & the World

Held at Dominican College's Casey Hall in Orangeburg

Held at Dominican College's Casey Hall in Orangeburg

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Small Steps, Big Benefits

  • Saturday, June 9, 2018, 9:00 AM - 1:30 PM

Small Steps, Big Benefits: A Morning of Tips for Saving Money, Energy, & the World

Did you know that conserving resources can save you time and money all while helping the environment? Come discover some life hacks that your budget and the planet will love!

We’re presenting a variety of workshops on topics ranging from decluttering your house and upcycling to collecting rain water to keep your yards healthy and green.

Full details on workshops, exhibitors, and the keynote address to come.

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Program Schedule

Registration & Breakfast 9:00-9:30 AM
Welcome & Keynote Speaker 9:30 -9:50AM
Session I Workshops 10:00-10:45AM
Session II Workshops 11:00-11:45AM
Session III Workshops 12:00-12:45 PM
Wrap Up 12:45-1:00PM
Exhibition Hall 9:00AM -1:30PM

Sessions by Topic Area

Follow this link for Speaker Bios. Follow this link for Session Descriptions.

Landscapes & Yards

10:00

Pollinator Friendly Yards

Kim Eierman, Founder EcoBeneficial and

Rebeca Finnell, CCE Master Gardener

11:00

Leave the Leaves, Remove the Invasives,

Recycle the Grass

Michael Wilson, Hort Lab Technician and

Kristen Ossman, Horticulture Educator CCE Rockland

12:00

A: Native Plants: Benefits of Naturescaping

Soña Mason, NY-NJ Trail Conference Program Coordinator

-Or-

B: Tree and Shrub Care and Maintenance

John Wickes, Wickes Arborists

George Profous, NYS Dept. of Environmental Conservation

Energy in the Home

10:00

Community Energy Engagement Program, Access to Programs & Ways to Save

Sean Welsh, Community Energy Advisor, CCE Sullivan  

11:00

Save Energy & Money with O&R Programs

Charmaine Cigliano, Section Manager, O&R Utilities

12:00

Solar Programs for Homeowners & Renters

Melissa Everett, Executive Director, Sustainable Hudson Valley and

 Lee Streisfeld-Leitner, Consultant, Sunrise Solar LLC

Water Quality & Conservation

10:00

A: Contaminants in Our Rivers and Streams

Dr. Emma J. Rosi, Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies

-Or-

B: Suez Customer Conservation Program

Bill Madden, SUEZ Director of External Affairs and

Chelsea Wulff, SUEZ Conservation Coordinator

11:00

Rockland County Water Task Force Update

County Legislator Harriet Cornell, Task Force Chair

12:00

Where Does the Rain Go? Designing Your Own Rain Garden

Jennifer Zunino Smith, Environmental Educator and

Michael Wilson, Horticultural Lab Technician, CCE Rockland

Recycling

10:00

RRRR You Sustainable?

Kerri Scales, Education Coordinator, RC Solid Waste Management Authority and

Kathy Galione, Project Coordinator, Rockland Conservation & Service Corp, Youth Bureau

11:00

What a Waste – Surplus Food and Recovery Opportunities

Diane Serratore, Exec. Director, People-to-People and 

Rob Maher, Exec. Dir., TOUCH and

Steven Alihonou, Senior Resource Educator, Eat Smart New York, CCE Rockland

12:00

A Recycling We Will Go!

Kerri Scales, Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority



Directions to Casey Hall, Dominican College:

From Orange County:

Palisades Interstate Parkway (traveling south) to Exit 6E. Merge onto Orangeburg Road. Casey Hall is on your left before the second traffic light.

From New York City:

Take the George Washington Bridge to the Palisades Interstate Parkway. Exit at 6E. Merge onto Orangeburg Road. Casey Hall is on your left before the second traffic light.

From Westchester County:

Take the Tappan Zee Bridge to the New York State Thruway to Exit 12. Take Route 303 south. At Orangeburg Road turn right, and Casey Hall is on your right after the traffic light.

From New Jersey:

Take the Garden State Parkway North to the New York State Thruway South to Exit 12. Take Route 303 south. At Orangeburg Road turn right, and Casey Hall is on your right after the traffic light.


To Register, Click on the 'Learn More' link below.

Fee

Free to Attend

Learn More

https://reg.cce.cornell.edu/smallsteps_239

Location

Dominican College
470 Western Highway South
Orangeburg, NY 10962