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Heather Flournoy

I am a writer, social media connoisseur, environmentalist and professional marketer. My personal blog is KatonahGreen.com and my professional website is ReallySocialStrategies.com. I love people's stories, and a passionate cultivator of connections, both for myself and helping others to connect. Tell me who you are, what your story is, and I'll tell you who you should talk to. In my own view, I know some of the most interesting, colorful and profound people in the world. You know who you are. Besides all the above, I am proud to say I am a working class single mother who raised a beautiful daughter. I connect deeply with animals, especially horses. I love music, coffee shops, farmer's markets, growing my own food, sustainable agriculture, broad thinkers, the healing arts, and dive diners.
Heather Flournoy has written 112 posts for Katonah Green

Call for Van Donation

Work Van Needed for Crew: Clearwater are looking for a donation of a used minivan (any make/model) that can seat 7, doors on both sides, with removable or fold down seats, and automatic transmission. Diesel or gasoline engine okay. No need for it to be pretty or come with fancy options. If you are interested in donating … Continue reading

Paper, Straws, and Cups!

“Now let’s take a look at another impact on forests: paper, including the smallest items like tissue paper or the wrapper on a drinking straw can lead to the destruction of tropical forests. Environmentalists have long pressured big corporations to change their ways.” -Battling Deforestation In Indonesia, One Firm At A Time Listen to the … Continue reading

Local, Green and Fun: Upcoming events in February and March

February Backyard Chickens 101 Saturday February 23, 2013 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm Interested in farm-fresh eggs sourced straight from your backyard? Hanover Farm‘s head farmer Brett Alcaro will walk you through all you need to know to start your own brood of backyard chickens.  Registration is required; $20 per person, $5 for children ages … Continue reading

Farmer’s Markets Unite for Sandy Relief!

Two northern Westchester Farmer’s Markets will be collecting donations this Saturday from 9-1, and next Saturday the 17th at Gossett’s Winter Farmer’s Market, 1202 Rte 35 in South Salem, and the Mt. Kisco Winter Farmer’s Market at St. Mark’s Church, 85 East Main Street in Mt. Kisco. Supplies will be gathered at Thornwood Self Storage, … Continue reading

SANDY resource updates for Lewisboro, Katonah, North Salem, Pound Ridge, Ridgefield, Bedford, Somers

Head over to http://www.facebook.com/katonahgreen for updates on resources, where to find news, emergency supplies and reader posts. You do not need to be a Facebook user to view these, only to post.

A northern Westchester ‘Sandy’ network

Last year next week we had a major storm that knocked out power around our area, and for some it was quite a struggle. Luckily for me I had a friend with a woodstove, a Prius that we could run power from, a generator, a well-insulated, solid house that didn’t have trees leaning over it. … Continue reading

Four Receive Long Island ‘Sound Guardian Award’ Amid Signs that the Sound Is Improving

Guest blog by writer and environmentalist Tom Andersen. “More locally, reduced levels of pathogens enabled Nassau County to reopen 2,500 acres of shellfish beds in Hempstead Harbor in 2011, for the first time in 40 years. Shellfishing is part of the Sound’s legacy, and safe, sustainable shellfishing should be part of its future.

Improvements like these and others are the work of dozens, if not scores, of committed people and institutions. Four of them were honored this month by the Clean Water/Jobs Coalition, which presented them with its annual Sound Guardian award.” Continue reading

Earth Day Actions with Big Impacts for Northern Westchester

Here are some high impact actions Northern Westchester residents can do to honor Earth Day and to reduce our communities carbon impacts! ADOPT A NEW HABIT: take the train, find out your bus schedule, set up a carpool. Public transportation is not so easy in many of our towns, but with a little research you’ll … Continue reading

COLD SPRING RESTAURANT SEEKING FULL-TIME FARMER

Restaurant located in Cold Spring, NY with 5 Acres seeks full-time person to develop a farm to table, farm to market business. Farmer will be responsible for all farm operations and grow vegetables, fruits, flowers and herbs. Must be enthusiastic about farming, food, and sustainability. The positions include housing plus a percentage of sales. Please … Continue reading

Challenge the FHFA to help get PACE approved

A message from Mark F. Thielking,Town of Bedford, NY, Director of Energy Resources, and Energy Improvement Corporation: Challenge FHFA’s ban of residential PACE program! PACE financing would help to make energy efficiency projects available to all property owners. This page, put together by PACENow, explains how to send a letter to the agency. There are … Continue reading

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