The winners of our teen video contest to help promote getting involved with the Great American Cleanup are: Liran Maayani (Felix Festa) and Sydney Scott (Clarkstown HS South) Click the links to see their entries. The winners took home some nice prize money and the good feeling of helping KRB get the word out about the importance of cleanups and environmental education!
JULY 11 – HAVERSTRAW WALKING HISTORY TOUR
(Part of KRB’s Rockland Underground Series)
Join local expert Jared Rodriguez for a glimpse into Haverstraw’s fascinating past – everything from the Silent Movie & Jazz Age to its architectural gems to its role in transport and industry.FLYER Sat. July 11th / 10:00 – 11:30 am
In conjunction with the Haverstraw RiverArts & Music Festival
JULY 12 – GUEST BARTENDING EVENT @ GROWLER & GILL in NANUET – All Tips for KRB / Stop By Any Time! FLYER
JULY 13-19 – BEAUTY & THE BEES
Here’s a wonderful way to help local pollinators AND KRB! Red Hill Nursery in New City is donating 30% to KRB on any plants purchased during the week of July 13-19 – with an emphasis on plants that attract bees, butterflies and other pollinators. All you have to do is tell them it’s for KRB (or show/print out this picture!). Please spread the word and create some…BUZZ! FLYER
2015 GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP WRAPS UP!
While there aren’t any more Community Cleanup Events going on, you can always sign up to clean on your own (as an individual or group) – we’re always happy to equip you with everything you’ll need! TO REGISTER..
Thanks to all volunteers for cleaning up! Please be sure to report your CLEANUP RESULTS ASAP for a prompt garbage pickup.
To see PHOTOS from the entire cleanup season…
To read our “2015 GAC Highlights” report…
Thanks to all who came out for our Wrap Up Party!
We had a beautiful evening in Germonds Park to celebrate the success of this year’s Cleanup Campaign — made possible by our Partners, Sponsors and Volunteers.
The Great American Cleanup is only possible through the support of sponsors – local businesses, government agencies and organizations. This year’s top Campaign Sponsors:
Our Tour of Dutchtown on June 20th was terrific! The tour was organized by Hildee Ryan (with help from her brother/sister-in-law Jon and Miharu Pike) and led with charm by Dutchtown-insider Norman Alpert. Along the way, we were able to meet some of the artists who live and work there. Pat Hickman, Ted Ludwiczak, and James Tyler were all on hand to talk about how the setting inspires and informs their work. Thanks to everyone who came out to take explore this unique community!
NEXT UP: HAVERSTRAW WALKING HISTORY TOUR
Join local expert Jared Rodriguez for a glimpse into Haverstraw’s fascinating past – everything from the Silent Movie & Jazz Age to its architectural gems to its role in transport and industry. In conjunction with the Haverstraw Arts Festival, Sat. July 11 / 10:00 – 11:30 am FLYER
FREE for KRB Members / $20 for Non-Members / Free for Kids Under 5
RSVP / For Members & Non-Members: Please email the names of everyone in your group to firstname.lastname@example.org
Environmental Education Happenings…
Thanks to All Who Participated in the Rockland P.L.U.S. Symposium
Unfortunately, due to the impending snow, students and mentors who came together to exchange ideas at this year’s Rockland P.L.U.S. culminating symposium at RCC on March 20th only had very limited time together. To see some photographs from this year’s event and read more about this wonderful program…
Time to Schedule 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
March 25, 2015 — “Legislature Passes Resolution Urging Voluntary Elimination of Single Use Plastic Shopping Bags “Say No to the Bag” Campaign Initiated by Nyack Retailer — Read more about this step in the right direction…
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…