'We are not done'

| 15 Feb 2012 | 09:56

    Sustainable Warwick thanks those who contributed to the 10% Challenge Celebration on Oct. 16: Karen Thomas and the Warwick Valley Community Center for co-sponsoring the event; Community 2000, under whose banner we sail; the Hudson Valley Youth Chamber Orchestra conducted by Sergei Arzoumanov, directred by Vladimir Ignatiev; cook extraodinaire Gar Wang, qigong teacher Ron Gee; dance teacher Maria Gutierrez; and students Victoria O’Connor, Katie and Jordan Mattingly, and Ian Ball. And of course, the fablulous 10% Challenge team. We also thank our donors: ShopRite of Warwick (sponsor of Max the Magician); Pennings Farm Market; Price Chopper of Warwick; Werner’s True Value; Fav’s Treatery; La Petite Cuisine; Noble Pies; and photographers John Stage, Michael Needleman, Diane Pell, Robert Breese, Simone Tierney, Eric Ferrara, Deborah Holton- Smith, and Francisco Mastalia. We thank the original supporters of the 10% Challenge, who agreed that saving energy is an important goal and encouraged energy awareness and served as role models. The Town of Warwick, villages of Warwick, Greenwood Lake, and Florida, Warwick, Greenwood Lake, and Florida school districts, and the Florida and Albert Wisner libraries. When public institutions make energy improvements, they not only reduce pollution and greenhouse gas emissions, they also save tax dollars. We also thank those who saved energy in their homes and businesses during the past year. Energy surveys are available through October at sustainablewarwick.org; paper copies are at the town and villages halls and the Florida and Albert Wisner libraries. We’re not done saving energy, of course, and look forward to more improvements, more creative ideas, and more innovations for the challenges we continue to face. Mary Makofske Irene Schacher 10% Challenge Committee