Air Quality Health Advisory Issued For New York State


NEW YORK CITY, NY -- New York State Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Commissioner Joe Martens and State Department of Health (DOH) Acting Commissioner Howard Zucker, M.D., J.D., issued an Air Quality Health Advisory for the New York City Metro region of New York State for Tuesday, July 22, 2014.

The pollutant of concern is: Ozone

Con Edison Named Top U.S. Utility In Newsweek Green Rankings


New York -- Con Edison is the “greenest” utility company in the United States and the 16th greenest U.S. company overall, according to Newsweek magazine’s 2014 Green Rankings.

United Water Annual Water Quality Report Now Available


United Water announced today that the company’s Annual Water Quality Report is available. The report details the quality of drinking water provided to customers during 2013. It shows how the water delivered compares to state and federal regulations for safe drinking water.

Local Students Win National Award to Change the World


WESTCHESTER, NY -- Recently, the Siemens Foundation and Discovery Education announced the national winners and finalists of the sixth annual Siemens We Can Change the World Challenge, the nation’s premier national environmental sustainability challenge that provides K-12 students with the tools and inspiration to improve their schools, communities and world.

Goodbye Styrofoam from NYC school lunchrooms, will New Rochelle follow?


I provided the Administration today with this article that outlines how the largest school districts in the country have gotten together to create a united buying power to benefit schools.

Join My Call to Eliminate Styrofoam Trays from New Rochelle Students Menu


If you also feel that Polystyrene (commonly known as Styrofoam) trays are bad for the environment, bad for the health of our children and bad for our bottom line, and you would like them gone from New Rochelle's lunchrooms, please let your Board of Education President and our Interim Superintendent know.

Styrofoam Used in New Rochelle's Lunchroom Classified as " reasonably anticipated human carcinogen" by US Department of Health


Dear Board,

I wanted to take this opportunity to express my gratitude to Dr Korostoff.