This is what meaningful climate action should look like in wealthy Westchester county.

I have been living under the flight path of White Plains airport for decades. But just a few years back, county legislators voted unanimously to add “general aviation”, which is a fancy word for private and corporate…

Bird-dog (bûrd’-dôg), v. To follow, monitor and/or seek out a subject of interest, such as a public official, with persistent attention to get answers to questions or influence the subject.

I have to tell you that it made my day to wake up to this boisterous video from the…

The Laws Of Congress And The Laws Of Physics Have Grown Increasingly Divergent, And The Laws Of Physics Are Not Likely To Yield.
— Bill McKibben —

My sleepy suburban town is currently embroiled in a deep divisive fight over developing our downtown. One group wants to create legislation that…

This can only mean bad news for the Hilltop Hanover Farm project. When government holds “public visioning” sessions, that means they have an ideal. Do they want to sell off some of this land to developers to balance the county budget? I suspect that this farm is on the chopping block, because our local electeds are not tuned into the connection between climate change and food system collapse.

Here’s my public comment: Since most of our Westchester county electeds have not read the 2018 or 2021 IPCC report, I’ll summarize it for you:

The 2018 IPCC report calls for rapid, far reaching, unprecedented changes in all aspects of society.

The 2021 IPCC report states that our predicamant is…

I took a day off from my garden projects to travel down to Citibank HQ in NYC last Friday. I delivered a letter to your building while rebels from Extinction Rebellion set up a tripod on your nice grassy park out front.

That’s me, reading a letter to Jane Fraser, CEO of Citibank

Did you read the letter? I read it…

The Mount Kisco Elementary School Garden donated over 200 pounds of fresh vegetables to local food pantries this summer

Climate change is here to stay, its not going away. And while many of the focus is on fancy new electric cars, there is something way more fundamental that affects every one of us: our food. Scientists tell us we don’t have much time left to turn things around. …

Ever since becoming a Westchester County Master Composter, I have been a huge fan of worms. Vermicomposting has become one of my most favorite hobbies. I’ve had just about every type of worm bin imaginable and I’ve turned many school teachers and classes onto the benefits of worm composting in…

Having a special needs dog is a life changing experience, requiring lots of commitment.

It all started last summer when one night, Walter woke us up panting and in pain. We thought it must be another case of Lyme disease, but that didn’t check out. Two days later, he went…

Dr. Susan Rubin

Food and environmentally focused health professional, filmmaker, educator, master composter and activist. Veggie gardens are the answer, what's your question?

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