The Look of Success

The Look of Success

By: Patty L. Buchanan Do you want to advocate for an electric school bus (ESB) in your local School District?  You may find the story of how tiny Croton on Hudson, NY got its first ESB instructional. Success is achieved by unflinching advocacy.  Here in Croton, our two-and-a-half-year campaign spanning three school budget cycles, by all-volunteer efforts to electrify the…

Individual Actions are Needed to Stabilize our Climate, Now More than Ever

Individual Actions are Needed to Stabilize our Climate, Now More than Ever

By: Patty L. Buchanan* The excess of greenhouse gases accumulating in the atmosphere is destabilizing global climate systems to the perilous point of “Code Red for Humanity” in the words of the United Nations Secretary General.  The scale of the crisis can be overwhelming, sometimes leaving people to feel that individual actions cannot influence the necessary changes to achieve net-zero…

So Much Money and Carbon to be Saved

So Much Money and Carbon to be Saved

  By: Patty L. Buchanan Croton100 has continued with its best efforts to educate the Croton School District about the benefits of integrating electric school buses into its fleet in the 2021-22 budget cycle that is currently being finalized. We were so inspired by the many messages community members sent to the Board of Education (BOE) in response to our…

Horror, Despair, Hope and Action

Horror, Despair, Hope and Action

By: Patty L. Buchanan Climate stability advocates spend a lot of time on the emotional rollercoaster of horror, despair, hope and action.  I have been having a rough ride on these tracks lately.  I recently listened to an insightful On Being podcast about how these ups and downs relate.  The podcast is a conversation between On Being Host Krista Tippett…

The Confluence of Local and Global Climate Crisis Discourse

By: Patty L. Buchanan There was a recent notable confluence of local and global discourse on the climate crisis.  On Sunday, January 10, Croton’s Care for Creation Ministry (C4C) hosted a remarkable program with 7 speakers to discuss climate stabilizing solutions percolating right here in Croton.  On the same day, there was another program about the climate crisis that was live-streamed with…

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