Power Up for Clean Energy New York


  • Come celebrate the remarkable actions taken by New York State and Sustainable Westchester.
  • 14 Municipalities are already committed to 100% renewable energy.
  • New York is the most ambitious state in the nation to drive renewable energy technologies, and Westchester County poised to lead the way.


Date: Thurdsay, April 28th
Time: 8:30 – 11:00
(coffee and networking at 8:00am)
Place: White Plains Performing Arts Center


Key Note Address:

  • Audrey Zibelman, NYS Public Service Commission


  • Kate Burson, Tesla Motors
  • David Sandbank, NY-Sun, NYSERDA
  • Micah Kotch, NY Prize, NYSERDA
  • Mike Gordon, Sustainable Westchester, Joule Assets
  • Glenn Weinberg, Westchester Power, Joule Assets


  • Karl Rábago, Pace Energy and Climate Center

Information: midge.iorio@bedford2020.org

Event Preview: The New York State energy system is undergoing enormous transformation as the State moves forward to create a clean energy economy and to meet Governor Cuomo’s goal for 50% renewable energy by 2030. That transformation is happening at the community and grassroots level. Two recent developments, the launch of Community Choice Aggregation in Westchester County with 14 municipalities selecting 100% renewable energy as their default energy supply and the announcement by Audrey Zibelman, Public Service Commissioner, that CCA will be allowed state-wide, are indicative of these changes.

This event will address the new face of energy and the impact of such aggregation on specific energy solutions. The focus will be on encouraging key stakeholders to get informed and to take action.

Key stakeholders in attendance will include:

  • Elected officials at the municipal and county level
  • Environmental leaders
  • Business people
  • Leaders focused on low- and moderate-income constituents
  • Investors

Key strategies to be addressed at the event include:

  • Community choice aggregation
  • Demand response
  • Development of local renewable energy (solar, wind, community solar, microgrids)
  • Storage of energy
  • Electric vehicles
  • Energy efficiency

Participants in this event include those who are concerned about the impact of climate change, are seeking an effective strategy to reduce green house gas emissions and eliminate fossil fuels, and are committed to using their time and talent to create a Clean Energy New York as a model for the nation. We expect that elected officials at all levels, environmental leaders, business leaders, sustainability leaders, health leaders and those working specifically to eliminate fossil fuels will be particularly interested in this event.

Solarize Bedford-Mt. Kisco Events!

Solarize Workshops: Find out if Solar is Right for Your Home!

Meet our competitively-selected expert Residential Solar Installer, Ross Solar Group. Learn about Solarize Bedford-Mt. Kisco, a limited-time program to simplify and significantly reduce the cost of going solar. Hear from a neighbor who’s already installed solar. Find out how you can take advantage of clean solar energy. All are welcome. Events are free.   

  • Tuesday, April 21st: Boys and Girls Club, 351 Main Street, Mt. Kisco, 7–8:30pm. Refreshments will be served.
  • Sunday, April 26th: Katonah Village Library, 26 Bedford Road, Katonah, 3 – 4:30pm. Refreshments will be served.
  • Thursday, May 7th: Bedford Historical Hall, 608 Old Post Road, Bedford. 7 – 8:30pm. Refreshments will be served.


January 31, 2015

Stay tuned to this space for a big announcement about a big event…



Great Healthy Yard at Bedford Garden Club

Diane Lewis is the founder of the Great Healthy Yard Project. It’s a book, a website, and a campaign, all focused on helping everyone understand the impact toxic pesticides have on our soil and water and identifying safe and healthy alternatives.

Diane will be hosted by the Bedford Garden Club on November 19 at 7pm where she’ll speak about the urgent need to protect our drinking water. She’ll also have copies of her book. Wine & cheese reception to follow!

November 19th at 7pm at the Bedford Garden Club

KVIS Forum: What is Health?

KatonahInspired_HealthForum_flyer_10-08-14_PRINT (1)On Monday, November 10th, from 7pm-9pm at Katonah Village Library, join is at KVIS’ “What is Health?” Forum featuring a panel of local health experts discussing Holistic Health, Preventative and more.

And be sure to stop by the B 2020 table, to learn all about The Great Healthy Yard Project and what we can do our own backyards to protect the health of our local drinking water.

Energize Bedford Tabling Event

Market TablingBedford 2020 will be showcasing our landmark Energize Bedford program at the John Jay Homestead Farmer Market. Visit our table — and learn how to save on home heating costs, and make your home extra warm and comfortable this winter!

Katonah Sidewalk Celebration

Sidewalk SamuraiOn Sunday, October 19th, Bedford 2020 is joining forces with the Katonah Museum of Art, KVIS—The Katonah Village Improvement Society, and the Katonah Chamber of Commerce as we all celebrate the opening of a new sidewalk connecting the village to the Museum.

This event has literally been years in the making as all community organizations have waited with patient hope for this new sidewalk to be made. Now you can explore even more of Katonah on foot, or even invite friends to visit by train and walk over to meet you at the museum!

Former and current Town Supervisors, Lee Roberts and Chris Burdick, wil be on hand to lead the ceremonies. The schedule of events looks like this:

  • 10:30am: Family Mask Making, Katonah Commuter Lot #1
    11:45am: Parade from Town to the Museum
    Noon – 5pm: Activities at KMA (and don’t forget to stop by the Bedford 2020 table!)

September Events

Honey ExtractionHilltop Hanover: Seed Saving for the Home Gardener, August 30, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

Have you fallen in love with a heirloom tomato? Looking to grow the same variety next spring? Join expert seed saver Shanyn Siegel for a practical, hands-on workshop on seed saving techniques for the home gardener. Registration is required.

Stone Barns: Honey Extraction, September 6, 10:00 am – 12:00 pm

One of the sweetest parts of keeping bees is extracting the honey from the hives and tasting this seasonal treat. See how we pull the honey from the comb and taste its distinct flavors, gathered from the nectar of our area’s diverse and abundant flowers. Registration required.

Stone Barns: Pickles and Preserves, September 6, 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm

Save the bounty! Learn pickling and preserving techniques from Blue Hill chefs. Registration required.

Hilltop Hanover: Preserving the Harvest: Canning, September 13, 1:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Come join Farmer Will Summers of the Stony Point Center for this hands-on canning workshop, where you’ll learn how to preserve your tomatoes to last you the rest of the year. Registration is required.

Hilltop Hanover: Couples Cooking, September 19, 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm

Together you and your partner will learn how to cook from scratch several healthy and delicious restaurant-quality recipes. Bring a bottle of wine, someone special, and savor the satisfaction of a homemade meal. Online registration is required.

“Feed Me Fresh, an Edible Evening,” September 20, 6pm – 10pm

Mount Kisco Childcare Center’s 10th annual feast of locally grown, curated foods. Click here for tickets or further information.

February Energize Events!

If you want to know what the Energize program is all about, or if you need help applying for a free or subsidized assessment, come see us during our February “office” hours at the libraries of the Town of Bedford.Were Energizing sign

We’ll be at the Bedford Hills Free Library on Saturday, February 8th, from 10:30am – 12:30pm, and at the Katonah Village Library on Saturday, February 15th from 11:30am – 1:30pm.

Visit with us and learn how to save on home heating costs, and make your home extra warm and comfortable this winter.

October 26 & 27: Energize Bedford Events

Energize Bedford will be at some great community events this weekend! Visit our table — learn how to save on home heating costs, and make your home extra warm and comfortable this winter.

Saturday, October 26th: Katonah Village Library Book Sale, 11:30am – 1:30pm, upstairs on the main floor. Stop by our table to receive guided support on how to apply for a free or reduced-cost home energy assessment from an Energize Bedford team member.


Sunday, October 27th: Bedford Lion’s Club Pancake Breakfast, 8am to 1pm, Bedford Hills Community House. Get energized with a great pancake breakfast… And, learn about getting your home energized afterwards!