EARTH DAY 2022 – APRIL 22 The theme is Invest In Our Planet! It’s NOT just a day, it’s a movement. Find out more information here www.earthday.org
The environment is a treasure and needs that delicate balance to be protected and preserved for a future of sustainable living. Many areas of the earth are in jeopardy. The work of earthday.org is vast. Here are the areas of concern which are the focus:
- Climate and environmental literacy
- End plastic pollution
- Conservation and restoration
- Food and environment
- Act on climate change
What is happening in your community to assist with the awareness to REDUCE, REUSE, RECYLE ?
🌎Creative use space https://www.retake-remake.org/ is the brainchild of local entrepreneur Barbara Korein. The mission is to promote creative reuse, environmental awareness and community by providing affordable, reclaimed art materials.
🌎 Artist Natalya Khorover‘s mission is Art for Earth’s sake. She uses materials that many consider to be trash. This repurposing creates amazing canvases that are architectural, organic, purposeful and delightful to view. Her work can be found here https://www.artbynatalya.com/
🌎 Sculptor Wilfredo Morel is a highly acclaimed Hudson Valley Region artist known for his utilization of recycled materials, related to the communities where materials are found. As such his work provides a powerful symbolic model for art as a focal point in urban renewal, emphasizing a revitalization of discarded and neglected resources. http://wilfredomorel.com/
🌎 Protecting our natural resources is essential. Riverkeeper https://www.riverkeeper.org/ protects and restores the Hudson River from source to sea and safeguards drinking water supplies, through advocacy rooted in community partnerships, science and law. SATURDAY MAY 7 Riverkeeper Sweep – 9am-12pm. Join in for a clean up by the river. Kayak Launch, Tarrytown, Lot G. Info: https://tarrytownenvironmental.org/
🌎 Ossining is on board with the Annual Earth Day Festival on April 23rd, Westchester County’s largest community-run earth day festival. https://www.greenossining.org/earth-day-festival/
🌎 Bedford 2030 envisions a carbon neutral world and aspires to a sustainable community that conserves natural resources for future generations. See more about their mission here https://bedford2030.org/
🌎 Towns in Westchester county participate in programs and initiatives as a commitment to environmental justice and sustainable practices. https://sustainablewestchester.org/
🌎 Food scraps are one of the largest components of trash sent to landfills and incinerators. However, food scraps are not trash, they are a resource that can be turned into useful compost. Many town have this program, does yours? If so are you doing your part?
There are many resources to explore where we can be responsible and accountable for how we treat the earth and all its beauty!
Make every day Earth Day!
Elisa Bruno-Midili is a local guide, Realtor and small business advocate. A Westchester resident for about 45 years she grew up in the Bronx in the 60s and attended school in the 70s. Elisa always considered herself an artist expressing herself through design, photography, graphics and now as a curator of content.