2014 Membership Drive
Would you like to help make a difference? Your membership donation helps fund the spring Great American Cleanup, the Fall Waterways Cleanup, Environmental Education programs EarthBEAT and Rockland PLUS. Click here to join or renew online now
Congratulations to the 2013 Award Recipients
Link Elementary School to move from styrofoam to biodegradable cafeteria trays.
In their continuing mission to Go Green, Link Elementary is working to replace Styrofoam cafeteria trays with biodegradable trays. Currently, the school uses 43,000 of these trays each year!!
Please contact Christine Calandrello at firstname.lastname@example.org or Gina Kelly at email@example.com if you wish to help support this important project. More Info
2nd Great Shopping Cart Rescue – Oct 30th-Nov 1st
Rockland Beautiful 2nd Great Shopping Cart Rescue results are in:
3 Days (Oct 30th-Nov 1st)
347 Carts returned to 41 stores!
Once again, U Haul of Nanuet generously provided a truck to transport the carts.
Your Leaves – To Love ‘Em is to Leave ‘Em
Leaves are a valuable resource that many property owners let go to waste every fall. Leaves are blown into piles on the street, left for DPW pickup. Too often piles spread out creating a safety hazard for drivers and wash into the storm drains, clogging storm sewers. Leaves decaying on the street release nutrients such as phosphate and nitrogen (aka “fertilizer”) that eventually wash into our rivers.
As part of our Clean Streets = Clean Streams campaign, KRB attended a demonstration of MULCH MOWING on Monday, October 28. This event was organized by the Town of Orangetown and Curti’s Landscaping. Residents are encouraged to try out this environmentally friendly and cost saving method for dealing with fallen leaves. For more information about Mulch Mowing please visit www.LeLeny.org
2014 Great American Cleanup T-Shirt Design Contest
Create an inspiring T-Shirt design for Keep Rockland Beautiful’s 2014 Great American Cleanup! The winning design will be printed on our volunteer t-shirts. Stay tuned for more information on this contest. Flyer
(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