Coming Up: Local Earth Day Events: Larchmont, Scarsdale

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This weekend celebrate Earth Day locally at Sheldrake Nature Center on Saturday 22nd in Larchmont and Greenburgh Nature Center on Sunday 23rd in Scarsdale.

Here’s how to have some fun and save the planet at the same time:

At Sheldrake Nature Center on Saturday 22nd:

9-11am
Free Larchmont Reservoir Clean-up Event!! Help us with an outdoor service project to beautify the Larchmont Resevoir!  Then…..

11am-3pm– Stay with us for Family Earth Day Celebration

Orienteering Challenge

Eco-Crafting & Planting

StoryWalk™ with local author Todd Harrington “What are Trees for?”

       Art Exhibit & Sale

Nature Education & Ponding

Face Painting

Family Earth Day Celebration is free for members at Supporter, Advocate, Patron and Founder levels and kids under 2. $3 for other members and $8 for non-members who register before 4/21. Register HERE

At Greenburgh Nature Center on Sunday 23rd:

12pm – 4pm   Scheduled Programs

10:30am    Pre-event yoga practice (open and free to the public)

12:00pm    Solarize Your Home Information Session

12:45pm    Storytime

1:00pm      Solar Punch Live Music and Solar Cooking Demonstration

1:45pm      Local Farmers Coalition Presentation

1:45pm      Storytime

2:00pm     “Meet the Worms” and Learn to Compost

2:30pm     The Buzz on Bees Demonstration

3:00pm     Tree Planting Ceremony

ONGOING PROGRAMS (12:00pm – 4:00pm)

Craft: Make Your Own Seed Balls

Craft: Recycled Paper Bead Bracelets

Meet the Animals

Sunshine Photo Booth

Advocate for Earth with Food and Water Watch

Environmental Policy Update with NYPIRG

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES (12:00pm – 3:00pm)

Invasives Removal

Planting

Litter Sweep

Composting– Visit westchestercompostersale.ecwid.com to order your backyard composter and/or rain barrel now so you can pick it up at Greenburgh’s  Earth Day Celebration, or other locations around Westchester.

Why should you start composting? Organic waste comprises thirty percent of household trash going into Westchester incinerators, where it has no chance to decompose and offers very little BTU value. Homeowners who compost not only extend the life of our incinerators and reduce the cost of collecting household garbage, but also recycle the nutrients in organic waste to create a valuable soil amendment for their gardens.

 Image of Earth courtesy NASA.

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