2016 GREAT AMERICAN CLEANUP
LET’S GO! This weekend:
Riverkeeper Sweep and I Love My Park Day at Blauvelt State Park
WESLEY HILLS Community Cleanup Event
SPONSORSHIP: Wrap Up Party Sponsorships still available…
THANK YOU!! LIST OF SPONSORS
ONLINE SHOPPING CART for purchasing sponsorships…
To see PHOTOS from the 2015 cleanup season…
To read our “2015 GAC Highlights” report…
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 EARTH B.E.A.T:
The Spring Calendar is Filling Fast !!!
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
We had four wonderful tours this past year: Rockland Lake, Dutchtown, Haverstraw and the Tilcon West Nyack Quarry. Thanks to all Members and Non-Member who joined us!
Here’s what we have planned for 2016…
Tour 1 – Rockland Country Club / Mon. June 27
Join Matt Ceplo for some “Green Tee” as we tour this Audubon-certified course. Tour details
Tour 2 – Orangetown Green Infrastructure Tour / Sat. July 9
Hop on a bus with Andy Stewart, Orangetown Town Supervisor (and KRB’s former Executive Director!), to see sustainable building principles at work. Tour details
Tour 3 – Skyview Acres, Pomona / Sat. September 17
Tour this intentional community based on principles of racial equality, environmentalism and communal living (celebrating its 70th year!) with Paul Nagin. Tour details
Tour 4 – Harmony Hall & Historic Sloatsburg / Sat. October 15
Join Curator Geoff Welch for a fascinating tour of this magnificent Greek revival mansion of inventor/entrepreneur Jacob Sloat – plus highlights along the Ramapo River. Tour details
Wrap Up Party!
We will have 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:
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…