Climate Smart Millerton2023-04-26T08:45:13-04:00

How North East and Millerton can become more resilient to a warmer, more volatile climate.

How North East and Millerton can become more resilient to a warmer, more volatile climate.

Green News

★ Saturday April 29 1:30 pm – 3:00 pm at the North East-Millerton Library. Watercolor & Ecology. Join Cary Institute educator Ashley Alred on a brief walk outdoors to collect tiny natural objects. We will use microscopes to explore the wonders of fresh spring flowers and leaves, then use watercolor to illustrate our observations. This fun art and science activity will provide a relaxing, creative way to enjoy this lively season and connect with nature. More info here.

★ Sunday May 7 11:00 am FREE screening at the Moviehouse. “What’s the Rush” by Doug Tallamy, co-founder Homegrown National Park, followed by panel discussion and Q&A: Making it easy for individuals to “get started” planting native – and removing invasives.   Panelists: Julie Hart is Senior Manager of Stewardship and Education at the Dutchess Land Conservancy. Dee Salomon is the ‘Ungardener’  – she writes, advocates, and consults on woodland restoration. Michael Nadeau is a leading authority in the field of sustainable, organic, and ethical land care strategies. Moderated by Homegrown National Park co-founder Michelle Alfandari. No tickets required.

Good Links

★ “Green the Grid and Electrify Everything” Recording of Zoom talk by Jennifer Metzger.  How we will shift to a clean energy economy.  Originally presented by North East-Millerton Library. Click here to view.

What You Can Do

North East Climate Smart hosts two dozen wetlands fanciers on a fall Sunday to learn about flooding from Dutchess Land Conservancy naturalist Julie Hart.
Photo by Kathy Chow

Individuals and Families

To reduce our carbon footprint and prepare for bigger weather, local businesses of all sizes can pitch in. For good ideas, click on menu items. To share an idea, contact us. Photo by Wendy Hill

Businesses and Institutions

With a grant from the state, the Town of North East hired Housatonic Valley Association to survey 150 road-stream crossings for resilience to the storm water to come.

Local and State Government

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