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
Thanks as well to Defiant Brewery for great locally-brewed beer; Gary’s Gutters and The Lauterbach Law Firm for underwriting the music; and Mercedes-Benz of Nanuet for supplying the valet. You made the evening comfortable for all!
We are also incredibly thankful for our friends Hildee Pike Ryan and Doris Laughton-Smith, the creative forces behind all the elaborate upcycled centerpieces and masks; for the ABSOLUTELY FANTASTIC music provided by John McDowell, Michael Wimberly & Co.; for Michelle Powell Damiani for bringing in Julie Belardinelli of the Boisset Collection for a fun pre-Gala wine tasting; and all the friends in the community who donated items & services to our Silent Auction and Raffle.
And we’ve also got LOADS of gratitude for the KRB staff, board and Gala Committee, led throughout by energizer-bunny Shannon Purdy. The Gala Committee includes Amanda Anderson, Suzanne Barish, Sonia Cairo, Michelle Damiani, Jennifer Longo, Laurie Puca, Julie Wendholt and Susan Wilmink with great support by Galit Maayani and Kevin Lowenwirth along with the evening’s volunteers Jeremy Cairo, Alec Lauterbach, Arleigh Rodgers, and Benjamin Schneck (and his raffle-selling partner, Thomas Schneck).
Can’t wait to kick off our 20th year together!!!
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 choose to 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!
5 Great Reasons to
Become a KRB Member Today!
1. Rockland Underground Tours – Insider eco-tours of some of the most fascinating spots in the county – FREE to Members (all others pay $20)!
2. Fun Get-Togethers – Annual Meeting/Wine & Cheese Party, Spring Cleanup Wrap-Up Picnic, Meet Ups & Mixers
3. Magnet for Your Car
4. Satisfaction of being part of a wonderful group who takes care of our local environment & fosters sustainable communities
5. Great way to show local officials that cleaner & greener matters to you!
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.
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
2016/2017 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…