Become a Community Partner

We invite organizations throughout Westchester, Mid-Hudson, NYC and Connecticut to join us as community partners at the The Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit at Fox Lane High School on February 3, 2018.

We ask Community Partners to spread the word about this event to their constituents a few times before February 3rd. Partners will be listed as supporters of the event on the Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit webpage and in signage at the event.

Our partners also may choose to attend a strategy session, help with pre-planning, volunteer at the event, participate in the expo, make a donation or become a sponsor.  To help with outreach and participate in one or more of these ways, please let us know using the links below. Thank you!

To be a partner and help us spread the word about the event or to volunteer, fill out the form below.

Feb. 3, 2018 - Climate Summit Partner ParticipationForm

Feb. 3, 2018 - Climate Summit Partner ParticipationForm


To apply to be in the expo, click here

To become a sponsor, click here.

To make a donation click here or please mail a check to Bedford 2020 Coalition, PO Box 812, Bedford Hills, NY 10507.

Questions? Contact Ellen Calves at call (914) 620-2411.

Sponsor Information and Application

The Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit will engage up to 1,000 people who want to seize opportunities to impact our future and the future of our planet.

Please fill out the form below to apply to be a sponsor of this action-oriented event on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Fox Lane High School, Bedford, NY.

The Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit will inspire and empower participants to take on hot solutions for a cool planet! The event will engage 1,000 attendees from Westchester County, Mid-Hudson, NYC and Connecticut in opportunities to take action around Renewable Energy, Electric Vehicles, Food Choice/Food Waste, and much more!

The event will feature a nationally renowned climate change experts, policy makers, business leaders, and organizers who will speak, run workshops and panel discussions, and participate in a dynamic and interactive expo.


The Climate Action Summit will be heavily promoted through local media as well as by Bedford 2020 and our Community Partners throughout the region who will disseminate information through e-blasts, social media and flyers to their extensive audiences. This outreach will be seen by tens of thousands of highly-engaged residents of Westchester, Western Connecticut and parts of the Mid-Hudson region who are motivated around accountability, sustainability, and energy independence. Sponsor names will be included in all promotion efforts.


There are a limited number of signature sponsorship opportunities available for the Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit.  See below for information about sponsorship levels and the benefits associated with each.  If you would like to apply to become a sponsor, please fill out the form below.  For more information contact Midge Iorio, Executive Director,; (914) 620-2411.

After your sponsorship has been approved, please email a high-resolution file of your company logo to and mail the sponsorship fee, payable to Bedford 2020 Coalition, to P.O. Box 812, Bedford Hills, NY 10507.

Sponsor Application

Sponsor Application


Signature sponsorship opportunities available:

Gold: $5,000

  • Top Billing as a premiere Sponsor
  • Sponsor name and/or logo included on all publicity materials, website, media 
communications and prominently displayed at the event.
  • Naming rights to a section of the event
  • Complimentary Premium Expo table in prominent, high-traffic location
  • 6 food forum admission tickets (includes lunch), value $150
  • Access to VIP room at the Event

Silver: $3,000 

  • Billing as a second tier Sponsor
  • Sponsor name and/or logo included on all publicity materials, website media 
communications and at the event.
  • Naming rights to section of expo or workshop
  • Complimentary Expo table in prominent, high-traffic location
  • 3 food forum admission tickets (includes lunch), value $75
  • Access to VIP room at the Event

Green: $1,500

  • Billing as a third tier Sponsor
  • Sponsor name on publicity materials, website and event signage
  • Complimentary Expo table
  • 2 Food Forum admission tickets, value $50
  • Access to VIP room at the event

If you have questions or would like to discuss, please 
contact: Midge Iorio, Executive Director, Bedford 2020: (914) 620-2411, office; (914) 589-2385, cell.

Thank you!

Expo Application

The Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit will engage up to 1,000 people who want to seize opportunities to impact our future and the future of our planet.

Please fill out the form below to apply to be a part of the dynamic and action-oriented Expo.

Attendees will hear from renowned speakers, attend workshops, panels, and a dynamic and interactive expo that will include vendors, nonprofit organizations, demonstrations and more. Every aspect of this event will be designed to drive action, including the Expo!

The Expo will focus on dynamic themes where participants can take action:

  • Sustainable Transportation
  • Renewable Energy
  • Food Choices and Food Waste
  • Home of the Future

Those exhibitors who best contribute to the mission of the event will be approved first.

Spots are limited so please fill out the form below ASAP. Our expos sell out!

If you are selected as a participant, fees are as follows:

  • Commercial Businesses $400
  • Small Businesses $150
  • Nonprofits $50.
  • Sponsors receive a prominent table. (see Sponsor Tab for details)

If you have any questions, please contact us. Thank you!

Climate Summit Expo Application

Climate Summit Expo Application


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


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!)