Celebrate Earth Day at Town Hall!
April 23rd 6:45 PM
Our next Town Board workshop meeting will focus on several initiatives to facilitate Rhinebeck’s movement towards greater environmental sensitivity and new leadership in doing our part to reduce global warming.
Rhinebeck resident Bob Fox, will be our main presenter. Bob is the nationally recognized “green” architect responsible for the design of The Bank of America Tower in midtown, Manhattan, currently under construction as the “largest” green building in the world. Bob is a national leader in promoting use of “green” construction materials and use of alternate, clean energy sources for all buildings.. He will share challenges and opportunities presented by the Bank of America project. Bob will also discuss the importance of local construction incorporating similar guidelines and offer recommendations to our community and town board on how we can help assure high environmental standards for new construction.
Meg Crawford, chair, Rhinebeck Conservation Advisory Council, will report on Council activities and plans, including town protection of trees and wetlands; andJeff Irish, Hudson Valley Clean Energy, will report on energy generation by solar panels installed two years ago at our Recreation Center (Thompson-Mazzarella Park); and We will discuss the status of efforts to establish a pilot program of bio-fuel with town and highway department vehicles, and to provide clean, renewable energy for heat and electricity in town hall.
Join us for a lively discussion on Monday, April 23rd, beginning at 6:45 PM. Regular business items will be limited in order to spend most of our time together on these interesting and important environmental issues.