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Go Green North Hempstead TV Series Presents “Car Free Challenge”

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 22, 2023
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Go Green North Hempstead TV Series Presents “Car Free Challenge” 

North Hempstead, NY –Council Member Mariann Dalimonte is proud to introduce the third episode of the Go Green North Hempstead TV series, titled “Car Free Challenge.” In this episode, Council Member Mariann Dalimonte accepts the challenge to travel from the Town Dock in Port Washington to the downtown of Manhasset using three car-free modes of transportation: walking, biking, and transit. She is accompanied by Rosemary Mascali, a friend and transportation expert who provides tips along the way.

“I undertook this car-free challenge to demonstrate to our residents that it is indeed possible,” stated Council Member Dalimonte. “Significant greenhouse gas emissions in our town emanate from vehicles. If we are to take climate change seriously, we must start embracing sustainable modes of transportation. It was so rewarding knowing that I contributed to zero emissions.”

“I enjoyed watching Council Member Dalimonte interact with neighbors on the train, while also benefiting from exercise and fresh air while walking and biking. Moreover, the Council Member relished the freedom to explore our downtown areas without the usual parking-related hassles," stated sustainable transportation expert Rosemary Mascali.

The Town of North Hempstead’s Go Green TV Car-Free Challenge episode demonstrates:
• The PedalShare bike share program
• Bike route planning
• Bike safety tips
• Navigating the MTA TrainTime app
• The social and environmental benefits of traveling by train
• 5, 10 and 15 minute downtown Manhasset walks
• The economic benefits of walking
• The environmental benefits of biking, walking, transit and carpooling

“With over 230,000 residents in North Hempstead, even if we each drive one mile less it can have a big impact on air quality, health, traffic congestion and greenhouse gas emissions,” concluded Council Member Dalimonte.

Residents can tune in on channel 18 or 65 on Cablevision or 46 on Verizon to see the Car Free Challenge. It is also accessible through MyNHTV.com.

Car Free Challenge is part of the Go Green North Hempstead TV series designed to help residents take actionable steps to live a more sustainable life. Each topic is broken down into easy steps so residents can have fun while doing something great for the planet. Episode themes align with priorities identified in the Town’s climate survey. For more information on the Town’s climate initiatives visit: NorthHempsteadNY.gov/ClimateAction.

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