Good morning. Here’s a glance at today’s opinion content:
• In an editorial, we assess the value of a recent “How Green is My Town?” survey conducted by Grassroots Environmental Education, a regional nonprofit dedicated to educating the public about connections between the environment and human health, and the Pace University Academy for Applied Environmental Studies. The survey, which studied and ranked 45 Westchester communities based on their environmental best practices, is “worthy of attention of communities throughout the Lower Hudson Valley,” we write. The study concluded that six communities — Bronxville, Chappaqua, Katonah, Larchmont, White Plains and Yorktown — were the county’s greenest.
The editorial grew from a Tuesday Editorial Spotlight with Patti and Doug Wood, founders of Grassroots Environmental Education. Take a look at this highlight video from yesterday’s conversation:
To watch a complete version of yesterday’s Editorial Spotlight, click here.
• In a Community View piece today, BxM4C bus rider Cliff Soll of Yonkers writes to defend the service, which the administration of Westchester County Executive Rob Astorino has proposed cutting to save as much as $2.6 million a year. Soll writes:
“The BxM4C bus line is a great example of why we have a public mass transportation system. Elimination of this line would hurt many commuters and, in the long run, hurt Westchester County and the cities and towns the bus passes through.
“Please examine all other options such as eliminating buses during less-traveled times on all of the routes and/or slightly increasing the fare before total elimination of the BxM4C. It is a vital service to the people behind the 1,600 fares paid each weekday.”
• Matt Davies takes on critics of the census in today’s cartoon, titled “Sound of Silence.”