Join us on May 31st for our Great American Cleanup Wrap-Up Party – More info and sponsorship info
Supply Pickup and Dropoff will be at KRB office from Monday May 13th (please call ahead)
2013 Artful Receptacle Contest
Congratulations to April Olander, winner of the 2013 painted trash can contest. Her entry, called “Keeping Rockland Beautiful in Every Season depicts the ‘faces’ of all four seasons in vivid color.
Say No To The Bag!
Isn’t it time to stop using plastic bags once and them throwing them away? In fact, do we really need to use them at all? Read more from Maria Luisa Blog
(Basic Environmental Awareness Training)
Call now to schedule an Earth B.E.A.T. event for your elementary or middle school!!
Earth B.E.A.T. engages students, teachers and parents in an energizing day focused on learning about the environment and building healthy, sustainable communities. Through fun, interactive activities, students make meaningful connections to class curriculum. All participants are inspired to be responsible stewards of the environment and caretakers of their own health. These activities, which explore local ecology, waste reduction and energy conservation, are aligned with the NYS learning standards. Brochure
Stop Toxic Litter
The dangers from smoking don’t stop once a cigarette is stubbed out. Cigarette butts leach toxic chemicals and carcinogens that pollute the environment. They’re poisonous to wildlife and can contaminate water sources. And they’re the number one littered item on US roadways and the number one item found on beaches and in waterways worldwide. Read more
Farm to School
Rockland County School Health and Wellness Coalition’s Farm to School workgroup offers resources for year-round fun growing food in school, tasting new foods, recycling and meeting local farmers. For more ideas and Rockland-based resources, look at the attached flyer to see what you can do in your school. Mark your calendar for Rockland Farm to School workgroup meetings where schools and organizations come together to share and learn how to make their Farm to School program even better.
Rockland County Department of Health CSA Program
Rockland County Department of Health (RCDOH) is working with several farmers to bring fresh local vegetables, fruit and more to those who live and work in Rockland County. If you are interested the RCDOH will link your group (10 people minimum) to a farmer. A group can be a worksite, a faith based organization, neighborhood association, mother’s group, etc. Download RCDOH Comparison List of Farmers 2013 CSA
If you have questions, please contact
Melissa Jacobson at (845)364-3610 or email@example.com if you are a community based or faith based group
Melanie Shefchik at (845)364-3786 or firstname.lastname@example.org if you are a workplace group