League of Women Voters to Help Raise Funds for Hommocks Ice Rink Project

From the Larchmont-MamaroneckPatch: April 16, 2013

by Stefani Kim

In the early stages of the environmental movement, it became fashionable to say you were working to improve your “carbon footprint,” a phrase that became synonymous with attempts to cut back on individual use of dwindling planetary resources, such as biking to work or installing low flow showerheads.

Nowadays, the once-nascent environmental cause has gone more mainstream. Many green initiatives, such as utilizing reusable bags or LED bulbs, have become more routine than extraordinary. Three communities in the Sound Shore—Larchmont, the City of Rye and the Village of Mamaroneck—became the first in Westchester County to have passed laws banning plastic bags, and the Town of Mamaroneck may soon follow in their footsteps.

In this same vein, the Larchmont-Mamaroneck League of Women Voters (LWV) has declared 2013 the time for a community-wide conservation civics initiative, “which is intended to use civic engagement as a road to a more sustainable community; one that will help ease the fiscal and environmental climate challenges we currently face.”

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