Our Mission

To inspire and unify the residents of Port Washington to protect and advance the vibrancy, resiliency, sustainability and beauty of our peninsula.

Our Mission

To inspire and unify the residents of Port Washington to protect and advance the vibrancy, resiliency, sustainability and beauty of our peninsula.

Our Mission

To inspire and unify the residents of Port Washington to protect and advance the vibrancy, resiliency, sustainability and beauty of our peninsula.

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Introducing – Walk PW

March 9 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Residents Forward will introduce a new initiative, Walk Port Washington, meant to inspire our community to walk instead of driving to the many local spots found in our town. Residents Forward will walk you through this wayfinding campaign aimed at making Port Washington healthier, safer, and more vibrant. You will learn that "it's closer than you think" to walk to our shops, restaurants, and other attractions such as the Library. In addition, the Library's Local History Department is about to…

Every Drop Counts

March 24 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Port Washington's precious drinking water comes from aquifers beneath our feet.  Emerging data and science tell us we need to preserve and protect this resource.  Residents Forward will lead a panel discussion to explain local laws, why they are needed, actions required and tools/resources to help. Panelists will include The Port Washington Water District, Town of North Hempstead Sustainability Department, local environmentalist Francine Furtado and Weber Middle School student Sam Adler.   Learn about smart irrigation, water harvesting and no-mow…

Residents Foward Virtual Gala

March 25 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

As you may know, our March 2020 event was postponed, and while we hoped to be together in-person this year, it is, unfortunately, not possible. This year the celebration moves online, and we cordially invite you to attend our first-ever Virtual Gala. We hope you can join the festivities as we honor three extraordinary women who have contributed so much to the Port Washington community. The 45-minute program promises to be engaging and will include appearances by our esteemed honorees.…

After School Garden Program

April 7 @ 5:00 pm - 6:00 pm

For students grades 1-5, a free, hands-on environmental program Wednesdays at 5pm, 4/7-6/23 Climate Awareness Garden @ Schreiber Working in the garden students will have a chance to grow vegetables, study our food system and learn how they can address climate change. Register now as we have a limited number of spots. Sponsored by the NY State Pollution Prevention Institute. Thank you to our grant partners: The Square Foot Gardening Foundation, The Port Washington Public Library, Growing Love Community Garden…

Recycling 101

April 28 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Join Michael Kelly, Director of the Town of North Hempstead's Solid Waste Management Authority to talk about all things recycling. Learn what you can recycle and what happens after your recycling leaves your garbage can. 

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Education & Action

2021 Residents Forward Youth Climate Summit

Residents Forward is organizing their second Youth Climate Summit on Long Island to cultivate the next generation of environmental leaders. The Summit is open to 100 students grades 8-12. While the Summit is free to students, each seat has a $200 value which has been generously paid for by our sponsors. Students are asked to work towards a group Climate Action Project within a year’s time. Click here to fill out an application. Our fully virtual summit will begin with a keynote speaker on February 27th at 11am. It will follow up with 3 workshops (see below) and a final session dedicated to creating projects from what inspired you. We ask you to attend the keynote speaker, 2 workshops of your choice and the final work session. Keynote Speaker February 27th 11am Robert Klee, a lecturer at the Yale School of Forestry and Environmental Studies and former Commissioner of Connecticut’s…
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Become a Green Team Leader!

What is a Green Team Leader? Someone who cares about protecting planet Earth. You want to help the plants, animals and people that live here. What does it mean to Get Your Green On? Green Team Leaders take what they learn about being green and protecting our earth, and get loud about it! They share facts and tips with friends, family, teachers and anyone who will listen. They speak up! How do I become a Green Team Leader? It’s easy! Make a promise to get loud about something that will help our planet. For example: • Remind your parents to bring reusable grocery bags • Tell your friends to stop using plastic water bottles • Educate others about where our drinking water source It’s up to you! Tell us what you are getting loud about here. BECOME A GREEN TEAM LEADER BY CLICKING HERE To learn more about our environmental…
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