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Earth Day and Stash the Trash – April 30, 2011
April 30, 2011
Earth Day and Stash the Trash 2011
April 30, 2011, 11 am- 5 pm, Louis Engel Waterfront Park
Family Day to Help Keep Ossining Beautiful and Learn About Living a More Sustainable Life
Looking for a fun and educational family day out that can also help you live a more sustainable life? Come out with your family and friends to Ossining’s Earth Day/Stash the Trash event at the beautiful Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park on April 30 from 11am -5pm.
Featured events of the day, which have been organized by the Town/Village Green Ossining Committee include:
Stash the Trash: Meet at 12 noon at Engel Park, the Joseph G Community Center, 95 Broadway; the Ossining Historical Society at Croton Avenue, the Jug Tavern (74 Revolutionary Road), or Dale Avenue Park to get your assigned clean up territory, gloves and bags. This year, we are pleased to offer biodegradable garbage bags for the clean up. Come to the Earth Day fair afterwards to participate in activities and have some delicious, healthy local food.
Earth Day Celebration: 11am-5pm: Come to Louis B. Engel Waterfront Park for a fun and educational day with your family, featuring music, children’s activities and information about how to save money by reducing your carbon footprint. Special events throughout the day!
“Attainable Sustainable” Program by Scientist and Funnyman Jeff Boyer at 11 am! Jeff’s program, a favorite of the school-assembly circuit, teaches how Elementary school children and their parents can make small changes that have a big impact on the world! Come early to catch this exciting, fun program. Audience participation encouraged! Go to www.jeffboyer.com for a preview!
Performers – Claremont School Chorus, Modern Crusader’s dance troupe, Academy of Dance Arts, Josh Elkes, DJ Johnny G, Eddie Denise & Friends, Mike Risko Music, and many other local musicians.
Recycle Extravaganza! Clothes, Books, Household appliances, small personal electronics, E-waste -computers, laptops, monitors, printers, copiers, fax machines, servers ,ups batteries, keyboards, mice, wires, computer parts, telephone systems ,cell phones, stereo equipment. ($10.00 charge for television sets, air conditioner units and dehumidifiers), Compact Fluorescent Lightbulbs (CFL)
Delicious Local Food – enjoy local restaurants, Starbucks iced tea and more!
Recycle/Swap sports & recreation equipment your kids no longer need
Special event this year: Prom Dress Swap – Bring your prom dresses to donate or swap. Need a prom dress? “Shop” here first!
Sponsors include: Starbucks, Cravings, Club Fit, Green Mountain Energy, Rubrums, WOW Green, North American Refinery, Office Recycling Solutions, 511NY Rideshare, the Care of Trees, and others. Join us as a sponsor.
There are still limited vendor spaces available for those who have green business ventures. We are also seeking student and adult volunteers to assist with the day’s activities.
Wobble Café – hot and cold food
Yona’s Gourmet Delights – vegetarian quiches & appetizers, sweets, bread
Meredith Bread/Horn of Plenty – baked goods, jams
True Food – hot burritos, cold salads, baked goods
MUSIC ALL DAY WITH LOCAL BANDS
Earth Day Presenters:
MAD MATS – Beach & field mats made of 95% recycled material
Green Community Garden of Hope _ membership signup & raffle for new community garden in Mariandale
Arbor Day Foundation – trees and information
Equal Exchange – organic and fairly traded foods, gifts, recycled cotton gift wrap (tree free!)
Event Photographer: Ben Ross
Earth Day Performers Schedule:
11 am – DJ Johnny G
11:30 – 11:45 am – Modern Crusader’s dance troupe, Academy of Dance Arts
12:00 – 12:30 Claremont School Chorus
12:45 – 1:15 Josh Elkes folk singer
1:30 – 2:15 Eddie Denise & Set to Stun
2:30 – 3:30 Mike and Miriam Risko from Mike Risko Music
Map to Louis Engel Waterfront Park (Yahoo! Maps)
Ossining Earth Day Waterfront Celebration Vendors
Town & Village of Ossining
Green Ossining Committee
Ossining Rotary – Accepting Bike donations for Restore and Reuse
Green Mountain Energy – renewable energy
Bonnie’s Herbals – Lifefactory water bottles, water filters, ionizers, herbal classes, sign-up sheet for Arbor Day walk
Worm Women of Westchester – indoor worm bins for composting
511NY Rideshare – info on car/vanpooling; bus, train, ferry schedule; Hike/bike maps
Shaklee Distributor – green cleaning products & household products
Upper Cervical Chiropractic – chiropractic, health screenings
Ambit Energy – energy savings and green energy
Office Recycling Solutions – e-waste, consumable and other recycling services
Avon – skincare, etc.
The Care of Trees – tree information
Hilltop Hanover Farm – interactive display with animals, skill exhibitions
Wow Green – freeing the world of toxic chemicals one household at a time
Club Fit – Health Club and Fitness Center
Rubrums – Boutonnière and Corsage generously donated by Rubrums
North American Refinery – safe and secure way to sell unwanted gold, silver, and platinum.