Our Votes? Not in a Million Years!

Our Votes? Not in a Million Years!

By: Chandu Visweswariah [Editor’s note: Proposition numbers were updated in keeping with updated Bond Proposition numbering on 4/13/2021 and funding details were updated on 5/3/2021.] The Croton School District (Westchester County, New York) is placing the following transportation bond propositions on the May 18, 2021 ballot: Proposition 1: Authorization to borrow money for 2 diesel buses and one “impractical” charger…

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…

Don’t Waste Our Money

By: Chandu Visweswariah Now is the time to advocate for electrification of school transportation fleets because school districts are planning their 2021-’22 transportation budgets now, and NYSERDA has recently announced an update to their voucher program that encourages schools to buy electric buses.  The School Bus Voucher Program falls within NYSERDA’s Truck Incentive Program. Accordingly, we post this call to all school…

How Bad Is It? How Can We Make It Better?

By: Patty L. Buchanan [Editor’s Note:  This is the fifth post in a series of articles about Electric Vehicles marking Croton100’s participation in National Drive Electric Week, September 26-October 4, 2020.] The climate crisis is escalating because carbon emissions from fossil fuels that stay in the atmosphere for decades are heating our world to unprecedented temperatures, bringing us closer to…

Be Part of the Carbon Reduction Solution: Drive Electric

By: Patty L. Buchanan Image by: Driveelectricweek.org [Editor’s Note:  This is the fourth post in a series of articles about Electric Vehicles marking Croton100’s participation in National Drive Electric Week, September 26-October 4, 2020.] The extreme weather events roiling the West, blowing down trees and buildings across the prairies and flooding the lowlands in the United States are a glimmer…

Give Carbon a Seat at the Table

By: Chandu Visweswariah [Editor’s note: This is the third in a series of articles about Electric Vehicles marking Croton100’s observation of National Drive Electric Week, September 26 to October 4, 2020.] We live in a topsy-turvy world. Increasingly, from world affairs to local matters, we put the cart before the horse, opinion is more important than fact, echo chambers serve…

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