Community Engagement: Think Global, and Act Local

Thu, Dec 30, 2021 • Letters & Notices

Subject: Community Engagement: Think Global, and Act Local
Local governing bodies at the Town and County level have the authority to make land management and other development decisions that highly impact the environment for Purchase, and beyond. PEPA monitors the ways in which applications and projects are initiated because it is vital to the health of our environment.
"Think global, act local” is a concept introduced in 1915 by Patrick Geddes, a Scottish Biologist and Town Planner. In  Cities in Evolution, he wrote that town planning should be conducted while keeping the environment in mind. Earlier this week NYT contributor Margaret Renkl penned a  Times Opinion piece about charitable giving arguing for support of organizations that use donations to improve climate change and the environment - locally, including those “that:

  • inform the public about environmental hazards in their own community
  • hold industry accountable and push for greater conservation measures in the private sector and at every level of government
  • work to protect ecosystems while they are still intact.”

This approach forms the basis of PEPA's work. PEPA seeks innovative ways to solve current problems and prevent new threats from evolving. Success on these fronts requires sustained engagement and resources. Join us, be a contributor. With your financial contribution, PEPA will continue its 107-year record of working to protect and promote a sustainable Purchase.
Thank you in advance for your consideration and support. PEPA is a New York non-profit corporation and is a federal 501 (c) 3 charitable organization. Your tax-deductible gift is essential and makes a true difference in PEPA’s ability to protect our community.
On behalf of the Board of Directors, please accept my best wishes for a safe and very happy New Year. Together we can continue to keep Purchase the special community that we all know it is.

Anne Gold, Executive Director
Visit our website to learn more about PEPA’s year of impact in 2021.

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