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Groundwork to host 2022 Annual Gala on October 20 

September 20, 2022

The 2022 Annual Gala will held on Thursday, October 20th at X20 located at 71 Water Street in Yonkers, NY from 6:30pm-9:30pm.

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National Geographic features Yonkers Daylighting Park in September 2022 Issue

September 12, 2022

National Geographic has featured the Yonkers Saw Mill River Daylighting Park in its September issue “America the Beautiful”.

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Trapped: Yonkers residents seek refuge from dangerous urban heat islands

July 28, 2022

By Eduardo Cuevas, Rockland/Westchester Journal News Yolanda Lee feels trapped in her one-bedroom apartment in Southwest Yonkers.  On hot days, the AC unit mounted in the 60-year-old’s living room window…

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We created scorching ‘heat islands’ in East Coast cities. Now they’re becoming unlivable

July 27, 2022

USA Today looked at heat islands during an extensive USA TODAY Network reporting project called “Perilous Course,” a collaborative examination of how people up and down the East Coast are grappling with the climate crisis.

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Green Infrastructure for a Climate Resilient Yonkers

July 15, 2022

Due to its proximity to the Hudson River, geographic and socioeconomic factors, and dense urban landscape, much of Southwestern Yonkers, NY, is vulnerable to climate change-related flooding and heatwaves. This…

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$2 million investment aims to give south Yonkers residents relief from heat

June 10, 2022

A $2 million investment aims to change a major heat problem impacting residents in south Yonkers. Yolanda Lee has lived at the Loehr Court Apartments for the last six years.…

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Bank of America, Bezos Earth Fund, and New York State Invest nearly $2 Million in Southwest Yonkers Climate Resiliency Initiative

June 8, 2022

Yonkers, NY – Bank of America, Bezos Earth Fund, and New York State Environmental Facilities Corporation all made a major commitment to alleviating climate risks in the Hudson Valley region…

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The Science Barge Reopens Welcoming Community Aboard

June 4, 2022

Groundwork Hudson Valley kicked off the 2022 Season Opening of its floating, completely off-the-grid science and environmental education center on the Hudson River on Saturday, June 4th. Yonkers, NY –…

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The Science Barge Opens Its Doors to the Public This Spring

May 24, 2022

Groundwork Hudson Valley’s off the grid science and environmental education center – the Science Barge – is opening its doors to the public on Saturday, June 4th from 12pm-4pm with…

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Groundwork Hudson Valley named Swiss Re’s 2022 Charity of the Year

May 13, 2022

Groundwork Hudson Valley named Swiss Re’s 2022 Charity of the Year Yonkers, NY, May 13th, 2022 — Groundwork Hudson Valley has been named Swiss Re Armonk’s Charity of the Year…

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