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Annual Membership Drive Underway
Keep Rockland Beautiful’s funding was cut from the county’s 2017 budget (along with funding for 30 other public benefit organizations). This equals 1/4 of our operating budget. With this unexpected cut, we will need the help of private individuals and companies more than ever. One great way to help (and let local officials know that you care about making the county cleaner, greener & healthier): Become a KRB Member!
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THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMING!!!
~ ~ ANNUAL AWARDS GALA ~ ~
For all your tree poses and support of our amazing honorees, we want to thank everyone who came to our Gala on 11/19!
To see other lovely photographs, head to…
(If you download/share the photos, please be certain to recognize the amazing
George Pejoves as the source and mention www.georgepejoves.com).
The event was only made possible by these community-minded Event Sponsors:
Atlantic Tomorrow’s Office
Maria Luisa Boutique
Orange & Rockland
Thank you to everyone who joined us at this year’s Fall Waterway Campaign! Please check back with us as we plan for our Great American Cleanup in the Spring of 2017.
Even though there are no more events scheduled at this time of year, you can always go out and clean! Simply REGISTER HERE and we will have your supplies ready for you.
Interested in Community Service Hours? Check out our VOLUNTEER PAGE!
Thank you to all the students, teachers, mentors and facilitators who participated in this year’s Rockland P.L.U.S. program and its culminating symposium at RCC on March 18th!
130 students from Clarkstown North, Hudson Valley P-Tech, Nanuet, Nyack, Pearl River, Spring Valley and Suffern High Schools gathered at RCC for the day-long program. They brought along the work they created in three sessions held previously at their schools – where they envisioned a sustainable approach to sites near their individual schools.
2017 Rockland PLUS is well underway with nine schools from throughout the county participating. This year’s culminating symposium will be on Thursday, March 23, 2017. Many thanks to HNA Palisades Premier Conference Center for donating the facility and to the program’s lead sponsor, SUEZ, for making this possible.
This program was free for all schools to participate thanks to support from the following sponsors:
Lead Sponsor: Suez Foundation / FedEx / Frank and Joanne Gumper
First Niagara Bank Foundation / Orange & Rockland / Rockland County
Plus: Inserra Supermarkets for food donations
> Program Information
Time to Schedule Your School’s
2017 EARTH B.E.A.T!
Fun, Hands-on Environmental Education
Earth B.E.A.T. engages students in a day of fun, interactive activities focused on local ecology, waste reduction, water and energy conservation. By participating in these Eco-Stations, students build knowledge about their community and the human-nature connection. They make meaningful connections to class curriculum and the NYS learning standards and are inspired to take simple steps to protect the environment.
“Earth B.E.A.T. provides our students with motivating, relevant, interactive experiences to deepen their understanding and respect for our natural resources, as well as their role in caring for the earth! …students have fun while learning important lessons!“
— Francine Cuccia, Principal, Link Elementary World School
Isn’t it time to stop using plastic bags once and then throwing them away? In fact, do we really need to use them at all? Most plastic bags are used once and then discarded. Yes, really!
So Maria Luisa Whittingham of Nyack is leading the charge to get people to simply pause…and ask:
As a merchant, employee, or volunteer in a retail setting: “Did you bring your own bag today?” If no,”Will you need a bag today?”
As a consumer: “I pledge to forego a bag and bring my own bag when shopping”
Sound like a simple and reasonable idea? Then sign this petition to let the world know…