By the Bronxville Green Committee
April 12, 2023: Looking for ways to take action this Earth Day, but don’t know how to make an impact?
We’ve got you covered! Below are a few ways to make a difference that benefits our homes, families, and surrounding landscapes. Whether you only have a few minutes or are looking to spend the day enjoying our natural world, there are oodles of choices!
Have one minute?
Have 15 minutes?
Have an hour?
Looking for family fun and education?
Earth Day Storytelling Event, Sarah Lawrence College for the Urban River at Beczak, Yonkers, from 1-3 p.m. Bring a story to share about your experience with the natural world, or simply sit and listen. Children will have an opportunity to create their own play experiences using cardboard boxes, wood, tires, fabric, and other recycled materials collected from the community.
Amazing Butterflies, Lasdon Park & Arboretum, Katonah, now through May 7, 10 a.m.- 4 p.m. Learn about caterpillars, butterflies, and their natural surroundings. Together, families explore this interactive experience and learn about the surprising challenges butterflies face every day.
Green Ossining’s 13th Annual Earth Day Festival, 10 a.m. – 5 p.m., Louis Engel Waterfront Park.
This free event offers many educational opportunities and gorgeous views of the Hudson River.
Want to get your hands dirty?
Westchester Parks Foundation’s Pitch in for Parks, from April 17-22: The WPF relies on volunteers to care for Westchester’s 50 county parks. On their biggest volunteer day of the year, April 22, you can choose to help from several locations. Depending on the site, volunteers will paint, rake, prepare and plant flower beds, remove invasive vines, and restore habitat for wildlife.
Every day in April, Earth Day-related activities in Tarrytown, sponsored by Tarrytown’s Environmental Advisory Council. Learn about trees, prepare a community garden for planting, go on a bird-watching walk, remove invasive vines, and on April 22 join a community-wide clean-up.
The best antidote to “climate despair” is to ACT!
The Bronxville Green Committee offers many opportunities to volunteer for specific projects that will make a big difference. Do you enjoy teaching students of all ages about the joys of vegetable gardening? Are you eager to encourage businesses to reduce waste and save money by adopting sustainable practices? Do you enjoy talking up the benefits of retrofitting homes to clean energy technologies? Do you love trees and want to learn enough about them to become a local tree expert? Check out our website and contact us to join our efforts!
The Bronxville Green Committee is a volunteer organization that is part of the Village of Bronxville. We work to propose and implement environmentally sustainable programs in our community.
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.