Summit Speaker Form

Summit Speaker Form

Thanks for being a Climate Action Summit Speaker! Please fill out this form to help us be ready for you on Feb 3rd.

We will contact you to ask for your A/V materials 2 days prior to the event so that we may test them. Please also bring your materials on a flash drive to the event as a back up.
Websites are generally blocked on the school network and will need to be pre-approved and un-blocked by high school staff prior to the event.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

Volunteer at the Summit

Please let us know if you are interested in volunteering at the Climate Action Summit on Feb. 3rd by filling out the form below. We will follow up with more specific opportunities for you. Thanks!

If you have questions, please contact us.

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We will ask you to sign up for a 1-3 hour time slot during the above times.

Greenlight Mid-Way Report

Take the Meat-Free Monday Pledge

Mondays: February 5 – April 23

 

Take the Meat-Fee Monday Pledge

Make the simple commitment to take meat, chicken and fish off your menu one day a week for 12 weeks and replace them with fruits, vegetables and whole grains to help us reach our Climate Action goals!

Together, we will reduce our carbon footprint and conserve resources. Pledge to participate and Bedford 2020 will measure how much your participation reduces greenhouse gas emissions during the campaign.

Click here for Frequently Asked Questions

Click here to Take the Meat-Free Mondays Pledge

Click here to sign up for Bedford 2020 Meat-Free Monday updates.

Leaf Blowers: Time for a Change

Bedford 2020 is working with the Town of Bedford to educate our community on the environmental issues associated with using gas-powered leaf blowers. It’s not just about the noise, but gas-leaf blowers are highly polluting, bad for topsoil retention and very damaging to bird and insect habitats.

The Town of Bedford has produced a brochure about the issues associated with leaf blowers and why to take action. Click here for the brochure in English and in Spanish 

Why take action?

Where leaf blower use is limited, communities become quieter, and lawns better fed, without leaf blowing.

  • Gas-powered leaf blowers disrupt peace and quiet in neighborhoods; their operation often exceeds the town noise ordinance.
  • Leaf blowers can spread plant disease, damage plants and destroy habitats.
  • Valuable topsoil can be blown away and remaining soil compacted.
  • Fallen leaves, rather than being blown and removed from a property, can be chopped into mulch to feed lawn and garden soil.

Air quality improves when leaf blowers are not used, bringing health benefits to everyone – including landscape workers.

  • Leaf blowers propel into the air particulates and dangerous contaminants — dirt, dust, pollen, fecal matter, mold, fungus spores, pesticides, herbicides, lead, organic and elemental carbon.  Absorbed into the lungs, particulate matter can increase the number and severity of asthma attacks, bronchitis, and other lung diseases, particularly among children and the elderly and landscapers.
  • The hydrocarbon emission of a half-hour of yard work with a two-stroke leaf blower is equivalent to that of 40 cars idling for an hour. In one hour, a gas leaf blower can send five pounds of particulates into the air, emitting carbon monoxide, nitrous oxides, and hydrocarbons.
  • A ban on leaf blowing in the summer months is especially beneficial because the effects of emissions from gas-powered machines are worse in warm weather.

What can you do to reduce these effects?

  • Instead of blowing leaves off a lawn, set your lawnmower blades on high and mow right over the leaves, creating nutritious mulch for the grass.
  • Leave cut grass on the lawn; it’s a soil nutrient.
  • Use electric blowers, which are quieter and less polluting, and now cost no more than gas-powered machines.
  • Reduce noise by running blowers at the lowest throttle speed and for the minimum time needed.
  • Only operate one blower at a time and do not idle.
  • Use rakes or clean up garden beds by hand.
  • On pavement and driveways, do final clean up with a broom.
  • Avoid blowing debris into neighbors’ yards, the street and towards windows and doors.
  • Don’t blow near people and pets.
  • It is not necessary to spend time cleaning up every leaf in a yard while fall is still under way. The yard will be covered in leaves again within a short while.

For more information visit Healthy Yards.

Sweet Potato Egg Bake

A Sweet Potato Egg Bake will work perfectly with local eggs and leftover sweet potatoes mixed up as a mash with bacon, cheese an herbs (mash recipe below). Put the mash in a ramekin and top with an egg. Bake at 375 for 10 minutes. Great way to avoid wasting those delicious leftover sweet potatoes.

Black Green Friday

Pound Ridge Organics has set up an Ask the Chef Thanksgiving Leftover Hotline Friday November 24, 2017, to assist the Bedford 2020 community with creative meal planning with your holiday leftovers! Phone lines will be open from 10:00-4:00 (914) 764-3006 or email off-hours – they will respond to every inquiry in a timely manner.

 Visit Baker Bettie for more Thanksgiving leftover ideas.
Click here for more information about Pound Ridge Organics and their delicious local eggs.

 

Recycling Discount

Between Single Stream Recycling and Community Compost (or composting on your property), you will have very little trash.

If you have less than 35 gallons waste, you should get a discount on your curbside trash pick up.

Contact your carter

City Carting

County Waste

Winter Brothers

And say:

I am calling about the Recycling Discount. I understand that B2020 has asked and you have agreed to give a recycling discount for all curbside customers who have les than 35 gallons of waste. I am such a customer and I would like to get the discount.

Become a Summit Partner


Bedford 2020 will be hosting a Climate Action Summit on Saturday, February 3, 2018, at Fox Lane High School in Bedford NY. We hope that you will join us as a Partner!

The Bedford 2020 Climate Summit will address the urgent need for immediate, local and regional action – from Westchester County to the Hudson Valley and Long Island  – to create and implement solutions to Climate Change in the 11 counties surrounding NYC (with a population of 4,870,000 and 314 municipalities). Click here for an overview.

The event will engage hundreds of attendees and will feature 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.

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

Our Partners also may choose to attend a strategy Session, help with pre-planning, Volunteer at the event, participate in the Expo, Engage their membership, 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

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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 us or call (914) 620-2411.

Sponsor Information and Application

The Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit will engage hundreds of citizens, policy makers, environmental leaders, municipal officials, and visionaries 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.

Overview

The Bedford 2020 Climate Summit will address the urgent need for immediate, local and regional action – from Westchester County to the Hudson Valley and Long Island  – to create and implement solutions to Climate Change in the 11 counties surrounding NYC (with a population of 4,870,000 and 314 municipalities).

The event will engage hundreds of attendees and will feature 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.

Promotion

The Climate Action Summit will be heavily promoted through local media as well as by Bedford 2020 and our 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 Hudson Valley, Westchester, and Long Island who are motivated around accountability, sustainability, and energy independence. Sponsor names will be included in all promotion efforts.

Sponsor Information

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, midge.iorio@bedford2020.org; (914) 620-2411.

After your sponsorship has been approved, please email a high-resolution file of your Company Logo to midge.iorio@bedford2020.org and mail the Sponsorship Fee, payable to Bedford 2020 Coalition, to P.O. Box 812, Bedford Hills, NY 10507.

Sponsor Application

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Signature Sponsorship Opportunities Available:

Climate Champion: $10,000

  • 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.
  • Complimentary Premium Expo table in the most prominent, highest-traffic location
  • 10 admission tickets (includes lunch)
  • Access to VIP/Media room at the Event

Climate Protector: $5,000 


  • Billing as a second tier Sponsor
  • Sponsor name and/or logo included on all publicity materials, website media 
communications and at the Event.
  • Complimentary Expo table in prominent, high-traffic location
  • 6 admission tickets (includes lunch)
  • Access to VIP/Media room at the Event

Climate Supporter: $3,000

  • Billing as a third tier Sponsor
  • Sponsor name on publicity materials, website and Event signage
  • Complimentary Expo table
  • 4 admission tickets
  • Access to VIP/Media room at the Event

If you have questions or would like to discuss, please 
contact: Midge Iorio, Executive Director, Bedford 2020: midge.iorio@bedford2020.org (914) 620-2411, office; (914) 589-2385, cell.

Thank you!

Climate Action Summit Exhibitor Info

We are thrilled you will participate at the Bedford 2020 Climate Action Summit on February 3, 2018 at Fox Lane High School.

Our goal is to create a lively Expo area that advances the themes of the day’s event – hot solutions for a cool planet – and engages, educates, and inspires all of our participants!

The Expo will be open throughout the daylong event from 8:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m., with time set aside in the schedule for attendees to explore the Expo. There will be 75 booths and we anticipate up to 1,000 attendees.  The Expo is sold out.

Booth Fees:

  • $500 for commercial Expo participants,
  • $200 for small businesses,
  • $50 for non-profits and farms

If you have not already done so, please pay by check to Bedford 2020 Coalition, to PO Box 812, Bedford Hills, NY 10507.  Please pay by 1/20/18.

Booth Attendees:

Expo tables must be attended by at least one person at all times during the event, from 8:30 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

Each person who attends an Expo table is also required to pre-register for the event. Click here to register everyone who will work your expo booth.

There are three ticket types to choose from when you register:

  • Expo Only (no additional fee)
  • Expo/Lunch (includes fee for lunch)
  • Full Access ($___ fee to attend workshops/speakers throughout the day and lunch).

Everyone attending the event, please print and sign this liability waiver and either scan it and email it back to us . If you prefer to mail it, send to Bedford 2020 at PO Box 812, Bedford HIlls, NY 10507, or you may bring it when you come to set up for the Expo.

If you are selling food or beverage items, please email us a Certificate of Liability Insurance naming Bedford Central School District as an additional insured.

Payment and Registration must be made no later than January 20. We will start accepting waitlisted applicants if payments for reserved spots have not been received by then.

Set Up

Booth setup will be on Friday, February 2nd from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 pm. We will have volunteers to help carry items from your car, hang signs, etc. Both doors to FLHS will be open for set up.

When you arrive we will check you in for the Expo, give you your ticket for lunch (if purchased), make sure you signed a liability waiver, and show you your table location. 

If you are unable to set up on Friday, please arrive by 7:30am on Saturday, March 4th to check in and set up by 8:15 a.m. South doors will lock at 8am so that event attendees will check in through the North entrance.

Exhibitors are requested not to close their booths until 3 p.m. on Saturday.

Tables

  • Expo tables are 8 feet by 3 feet and will be covered with a tablecloth.
  • Each table will have 2 chairs unless more are requested
  • Participants with small displays may be asked to share tables.
  • Special equipment, such as easels, must be supplied by exhibitors.

If you need electricity, please bring 1-2 extension cords (and perhaps duct tape in case need covering).

If you need to access a website and yours is not already on this list, please email us the website(s) you need cleared by January 20th.

Demos and Placement

Our Expo Chair has been in conversation with many of you about where your table will be located and if you plan to do a specific demonstration that we can put on a schedule. We will produce a schedule of demos and a map of exhibitors. If you have questions about this, please contact us.

THANK YOU!

We appreciate your being a part of this incredible event to educate and inspire our community to take some formidable climate action!