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More on Climate Change Communication

Interested in digging deeper on the topic of climate change communication? 

Check out a guide on  "The Psychology of Climate Change Communication" by Columbia University's Center for Research on Environmental Decisions.

Some tips:

- "Bring the message close to home. Highlight the current and potential impacts of climate change not only globally, but also locally to increase the audience's sense of connection with the issue."

- "Tap into people's desire to avoid future losses rather than realize future gains."




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                           April-May 2020

Help Us Raise Money with the following Fundraising Opportunities!




Please remember to support FCWC in the 
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you can vote o n ce a day, until the end of April!

Final Week!!

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We're doing it again in May!
FCWC has been selected as the beneficiary of the 
@StopandShop Community Bag Program!


Each time the $2.50 reusable Community Bag is purchased at the Stop & Shop at 610 White Plains Road, Tarrytown NY during the month of May we will receive a $1 donation.

In this uncertain time due to COVID-19, supporting non-profits has never been more important. Please do what you can to support us!

If you shop at any other Stop & Shop location, you can redeem the $1 for FCWC by using the "gift tag" on the bag, and redeeming it at this website:  https://stopandshop.bags4mycause.com/non-profit-resources/  
 
Just click on the "Redeem Giving Tag" tab and follow instructions 
to scratch off the giving tag and type in the code.  


50th Anniversary Earth Day - Student Webinar Report


FCWC's Earth Day 2020 Student  Climate Activist Webinar drew  70 people, mostly students.  The  webinar was organized and run by FCWC Student Intern Paul Presendieu, with help from fellow organizers Abe Butler-Baker and Andrew Basta.   Students shared their experiences as environmentalists and climate activists---Check out this News 12 report featuring one of the student presenters, Anusha Vaish:




Resiliency Initiatives


Westchester Resilience: 
How Communities are Responding to COVID-19
#WestchesterResilience


Teens and other volunteers in Larchmont and Mamaroneck are working with County Harvest to ensure that people in need do not go hungry during this difficult time.  County Harvest is in need of support and volunteers! Check it out at:   https://www.countyharvest.org/.  To volunteer, e-mail:  volunteer@countyharvest.org
 
We look forward to hearing from you about the good things going on in your community!
 
Thank you all for your efforts to keep your communities---and Westchester---safe, healthy and connected!


Featured FCWC Board Member

 
Nadya Hall is the community environmentalist at Teatown Lake Reservation where she engages the public on sustainability issues and wildlife coexistence. At Teatown she also manages the Environmental Leaders Learning Alliance (ELLA), a program that brings together town-appointed members of conservation commissions from across New York's Lower Hudson Valley to strengthen environmental protection at a regional level through education, cross-boundary communication, and inter-municipal collaboration. She received her masters in environmental policy from Pace University where she focused on canid conservation and human-wildlife conflict.



FCWC Events


Federated Conservationists of Westchester County
Westchester County  Youth Earth Month  Government Webinar
Wednesday; April 29th
4: 30 PM - 5:30PM




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SAVE THE DATE!
FCWC ANNUAL MEETING 
June 10, 2020 
5:00-8:00 PM

(possible Virtual Event)

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Sparkle for a Cause - reschedule date - October 13, 2020
Details to follow


Upcoming Event from  A Member Organization



Note: This is a wonderful outdoor project to do as a family, 
to get outside and track what is in your area, not just Bedford!

Whatever you collect will go into the global database! Join us as citizen scientists!!





Our Vision And Mission
 
FCWC, founded in 1965, envisions a county in which an environmental ethic defines and shapes all public and private decisions.
 
Our mission is to provide leadership that  educates about environmental
issues,  advocates sound decision making, and  unifies groups and
individuals to protect and preserve Westchester's environment and
address climate change.


Giving Ideas

See below for some important information regarding 
supporting FCWC now and in the future!
Got a minute? Here are three quick ways to help us out (for free!):

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There are many other ways you can support FCWC is our mission to protect the environment in Westchester and help halt man made climate change. Here are some of the things you can consider to help FCWC:
  • Consider making a charitable gift directly from your IRA. If you are 70 1/2 or older you can support FCWC and avoid paying taxes. To learn more about  how to give through your retirement account, or add FCWC as a beneficiary, consult you financial advisor or call FCWC at (914) 422-4053.
  • If you are employed at a firm that matches charitable donations, please contact the foundation and fill out the matching form when you make your donation to FCWC.
  • Make FCWC a beneficiary in your will. Please consult your attorney and/or financial advisor before you do this.
     
Our members are our strength, and to continue our work, we really need your support!  Please consider becoming a member if you aren't already, and if you have been a member and lapsed, we need you back - please renew your membership! Click on the button below for more information:



We hope you find the information contained within this E-News relevant and useful. As always, please keep in touch and let us know your thoughts and ideas regarding environmental issues throughout the County. 
 
Sincerely,
 
Federated Conservationists of Westchester County
Anne Jaffe Holmes - Managing Director
Monika Kerschus Granholm - Membership Relations