New Ro Makes Climate Progress

Happy to share that I have joined @ClimateMayors — a network of municipal leaders with a common commitment to building sustainable, equitable, resilient cities.

Joining is timely.  New Rochelle just completed a comprehensive analysis of our greenhouse gas emissions, and the data, as illustrated in this power point, show impressive GHG reductions, especially in the indirect emissions from our residential sector.  With tools now in place for ongoing GHG tracking, we’ll be able to update these figures going forward, measuring the impact of local actions to address the climate crisis.

Pub Talk on Going Green

Are you interested in getting paid to save energy (and maybe having a beer, too?)  Join the Federated Conservationists of Westchester and Sustainable Westchester this Thursday, March 16 from 6:00pm to 8:00pm at 18th Ward Brewery at 40 Division Street in New Rochelle.  Speakers will share information about how to save money by reducing your carbon footprint.  Register here:

State of the City 2023 – A Golden Hour

Last night, I had the privilege of delivering my final State of the City Address to a full house at New Rochelle City Hall.  Please read or view the speech to see why I believe this is New Rochelle’s “golden hour, in which all things seem possible.”  Special thanks to our communications team for putting together this wonderful video, with images connected to the speech’s words and themes.


Upcoming Flood Analysis Meetings

New Rochelle invites residents and business owners impacted by severe or chronic flooding to attend one of six meetings in March and April, during which the City’s consultants will share and receive information about ongoing flood analysis and mitigation efforts.  Details in this press release.  Or visit for background and a watershed map.

Share Your Sustainability Story

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Personal testimonials are a powerful way to inspire action.  That’s why Sustainable Westchester is looking for New Rochelle residents who can share their own stories about going green.  To share your experience, email or call (914) 242-4725 ext. 122.  More here.

Additional Ida Relief Coming to Our Region

Governor Hochul has released a proposed Action Plan that would direct $41.2 million in federal funding to help our region recover more fully from Hurricane Ida and to mitigate the impact of future storms, with a focus on historically underserved communities.  New Rochelle participated in discussions with State officials to help shape the program’s parameters and will also host a public hearing on September 8th.  There’s much more detail here.