How to Conserve, Save & Donate with the LWV

The Larchmont/Mamaroneck League of Women Voters, consistent with its mission of public education and advocacy, has ushered in 2013 with a yearlong initiative to encourage conservation and help ease fiscal and environmental challenges we all face.

Among the goals is helping to defray costs of upgrading the energy system at the Hommocks Ice Rink owned by the Town of Mamaroneck. The new system will reduce maintenance and energy costs at the Town’s biggest energy consumer.

You can help by conserving and saving (see Conservation Tips) and by donating to the Ice Rink effort.

While the rink upgrades will occur regardless of the League Initiative, we are encouraging residents to benefit themselves and the community by making simple changes in areas such as transportation, food consumption, indoor heating, cooling and lighting.

How will this League of Women Voters Conservation Initiative work?

  • Part I: Audit and Conserve. Beginning in January 2013, audit what you consume; then, throughout the year, conserve on consumption of gas, heat, hot water, electricity and food. Please keep track, in a journal, where you save on greenhouse gas emissions and money.

To help with strategies and motivation, the League will collaborate with local environmental committees, involve our students, and share ideas through the media and a new Facebook page.

  • Part II: Join the Community Yard Sale & Silent Auction on Sunday, April 21, 2013. Participate in the sale by renting a space for $25 or by purchasing and re-using items. Donate or bid on unused gifts at teh Silent Auction. Proceeds will go to the Town of Mamaroneck- Hommocks Ice Rink Trust Fund to pay for the rink upgrade. Click for a Registration Form.
  • Part III: Friday, May 17, 2013, attend a Trashion Show. The show will feate local students and elected officials modeling outfits made of recycled materials. Ticket sales will benefit the Hommocks trust fund.
  • Part IV: Donate to the Hommocks Trust Fund. After calculating what you save through your conservation efforts, consider using a portion of your savings to make a donation to the Hommocks trust fund.

To Make a Donation:  Write a check payable to “Town of Mamaroneck-Hommocks Ice Rink Trust Fund” and mail it to Town Administrator Steve Altieri at Town Center, 740 West Boston Post Road, Mamaroneck, NY 10543.

The effect of our community-wide participation to conserve, save and donate will be to free up Town revenue. Every dollar not needed for the rink can go towards the Town’s other budget obligations and help relieve some of the pressures leading to additional tax increases.

Every person makes a difference here at the local level. The less we throw away, the less it costs the Town for waste management. Want to get started? Learn how at: Conservation Tips for your Pocketbook and the Climate.

The Larchmont/Mamaroneck League of Women Voters looks forward to a year of collaborating with you and with environmental specialists as we learn how to conserve, cut costs at home and fortify our community for a climate healthy future.

Thank you for traveling with us on this road toward sustainability.