By Bronxville Green Committee
Apr. 21, 2021: Earth Day is Tomorrow, Thursday, April 22nd!
Since 1970, the Earth Day movement has been growing around the world with the mission of mobilizing individuals to join together to ensure the future of the planet. The challenges may seem daunting, but from climate action, conservation, restoration, education, and civic action, there are many ways we can all make a positive impact in our communities.
Below are a few local volunteer events and educational resources for you to enjoy with your friends and family this Earth Day. Think globally, act locally!
Our Own Bronxville Community-Wide Clean Up!
Saturday, April 24th, 10 AM-1 PM, Meet in the Reformed Church Cloisters
Sponsored by the Reformed Church of Bronxville, the Bronxville Green Committee, and Bronxville High School students with support from the Village DPW. Bags, gloves, and refreshments will be provided. Masks are required. We will break into small groups and fan out around the Village. Bring the whole family!
April 19-24th at various times & locations throughout Westchester
Saturday, April 24th, 10 AM, four locations available; volunteers will paint, rake, prepare and plant flower beds, clear trails and shorelines, restore wildlife habitats and remove invasive vines from trees. Join this community effort to help clean up some of Westchester’s most valuable assets!
Saturday, April 24th, 10 AM - 1 PM Various locations
The 12th annual Great Saw Mill River Cleanup hosted by Groundwork Hudson Valley; volunteers meet at various locations.
Saturday, May 1st Various locations throughout Westchester
Join the 10th Annual Riverkeeper Sweep of the Hudson River and its tributaries. There are many shoreline cleanup and tree planting projects throughout Westchester!
Sunday, May 2nd Noon-4PM at the Bedford Hills Train Station
This family-friendly, free event will provide information on healthy and sustainable yard practices. There will be native plants, trees, compost, and vegetable starters for sale, as well as kids’ activities, live music, and more!
Bronxville-based native plant landscaper Kim Eierman offers three virtual talks on landscaping with native plants on April 23, April 29, and May 5, 7-8:15 pm. Learn why the national movement to “go native” is gaining momentum!
Hilltop Hanover Farm Yorktown Heights
Hilltop Hanover Farm and Environmental Center is dedicated to the development and advancement of sustainable agriculture, environmental stewardship, community education, and accessible food systems for all. A minimum of 10% of produce grown is donated to food pantries and soup kitchens.
Bronxville Strong & Sustainable. Protecting what we love!
The Bronxville Green Committee is a volunteer group made up of residents who are passionate about bringing sustainable and environmentally conscious programs to our community.
We are focused on proposing policies that work to reduce our village waste, pollution, and carbon footprint while protecting our air, water, land, and biodiversity. As part of our local government, we work with the mayor, administrative staff, and village board of trustees to implement these programs.
Contact the Bronxville Green Committee with any questions, suggestions, volunteer interests, and look for our new website coming this Spring!
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The Bronxville Green Committee is a volunteer organization under Village government. We work with the Trustees and Village staff on programs that promote clean energy initiatives and sustainable ways of living. Our programs include The Bronxville Giving Garden, a community garden whose produce is donated to local groups; Take Back Day, when we collect items to be recycled; and Pollinator Pathways, which encourages adding native plants to our gardens. We believe everyone can make a difference by adopting simple, sustainable practices in daily life so we can work together to protect what we love -- our families, our homes and our town.