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ECOS Annual Dinner

Tuesday, April 24th in the Van Curler Room at Schenectady County Community College. ECOS cordially invites you to the ECOS Annual Dinner on Tuesday April 24th at the Van Curler Room in Elston Hall.  The evening's guest speaker will be Jack Kelly, author of Heaven's...

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How is New York building a clean energy future?

Join us Thursday February 15th at 7PM in F.W. Olin auditorium (room 115) on the Union College Campus for a presentation by Alicia Barton, President and CEO of the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA). NYSERDA is the key state entity...

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Rethinking Single Use Plastic – #SkipaStraw#

As a newer member to ECOS, I am becoming more aware of personal changes I can make to limit the amount of plastic that goes into the landfill, or worse, litters the landscape and our waterways. For this reason I am self pledging to "SkipaStraw" Day on Feb. 24th, and...

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ECOS Kids Drum a Beat to Protect our Woods and Waters

  ECOS Kids joined Buddhist nun, Jun Yasoda, in a prayer for our woods and waters this Saturday at the Grafton Peace Pagoda.  Our hope is that the voices and drum beat rising from our youngest citizens will be a call to action that will reverberate throughout our...

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Remembering Tom Schottman

We at ECOS, who were privileged to enjoy the kindness, thoughtfulness and creativity of Tom Schottman, sadly note his passing. Tom expressed the myriad facets of his love of nature and playfulness through sculptures, many of which he generously donated to ECOS for...

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Environmental Lectures at Union College

All events are at 7p.m. in the Nott Memorial. Thursday, January 25 - Moderated discussion. Congressman Paul Tonko and New York State Assemblywoman Patricia Fahey will discuss energy policy, and how state and federal actions interact with each other. Judith Enck,...

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The Phoenix: Art Rising from Trash

An enthusiastic group of ECOS volunteers and children took the holiday decorating theme “Keep Trash out of our Rivers and Ocean” to heart, and turned litter and recycled materials into beautiful decorations for this year’s ECOS holiday tree. We call this community art...

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Farming, Crafting, and Celebrating, Oh My!

A fond memory from my childhood was watching The Wizard of Oz every holiday season with my family. Check out our upcoming ECOS events for your whole family- Farming, Crafting, and Celebrating, Oh My! All are most welcome to these Capital Region wide events. We ask...

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Come see the fish of the Mohawk River!

Join ECOS at Lock 7 Park in Niskayuna this Thursday, October 12, from 9am- Noon. We will be seining for fish and sampling the river water, as part of the ECOS site in the annual DEC Day in the Life of the River program.  We hope to catch some fish for our school...

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Bite into Fall with ECOS!

We, at ECOS, want to get you, your family, and your kids outside! ECOS is launching a new series of programs to help parents and caregivers get their kids outside digging in the dirt, playing in the woods, riding their bikes, exploring creeks and ponds... Like these...

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