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CELEBRATE EARTH DAY ON SATURDAY, APRIL 17
Release Date: April 15, 2010

Celebrate the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday from 11 to 6 PM (rain or shine). The event will take place along Main Street, waterfront, old Croton Aqueduct and at the Library. Enjoy the green vendor fair and farmers market, eco-friendly demos and talks, tips on gardens, yards, homes and garbage. There will be a movie, scavenger hunt, children’s craft and nature activities, bird watching and guided tours. You will be able to rent a bike, view alternative fuel vehicles. There will be music, food, sidewalk sales and a tree planting ceremony. This is going to be an amazing event----you won’t forget. Hope to see you Saturday in Irvington.
PAUL FEINER
 
Earth Day 40
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Find out who is participating already and check back often to stay up-to-date on the planning progress!

Click here for the Activity Guide , the Map of Scheduled Activities and the Schedule of Educational Talks at the Main Street School!

Visit our Event Information tables at the Main Street School and at the Library to plan your day and make use of the free shuttle bus to get around town with ease. The bus will stop at the Monument outside Main Street School parking lot; the Recreation Center; Bridge Street Properties middle parking lot and at the Library.

 
Earth Day 40 - Growing Our Village Green
This high-energy, all-day community event on April 17th brings green activities for young and old to Main Street, the Old Croton Aqueduct and the Waterfront. The Earth Day 40 Planning Committee is working hand-in-hand with the Irvington School District, the departments of Parks and Recreation, Public Works and Police, Irvington Public Library, Irvington Historical Society, Irvington Trails, Bridge Street Properties, Chamber of Commerce, the local arts & crafts community, Scouts, Greenburgh Nature Center, Friends of the Old Croton Aqueduct, Grassroots, Teatown Reservation, and many other Irvington and greater Westchester organizations to create eco-friendly, informative, hands-on educational and recreational programs and entertainment.

Please e-mail earthday40@irvingtonny.gov if you have ideas or are interested in volunteering. 


Links:
Irvington Earth Day 40 in the press
Earth Day 40 Event Overview
How You Can Help by making a Tax Deductible contribution
Fundraising Event - March 7
Earth Day 40 Press Release
 
Our Sponsors
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This community event is being made possible with the generous contributions by the following businesses and individuals:

Eileen Fisher

Bridge Street Properties

Robison Oil

Sunnyside Federal S&L Association of Irvington
Mima Vinoteca
Day Boat Cafe
Maddaline Kostyra - Bank of America Home Loans
Con Edison
Westover Landscape Design
Sunnyside Flower Shop
SoHo East
Geordane's 
Big Girl Bakery
Red Hat
 
Irvington Re-Leaf
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Con Edison will be donating 3 trees to be planted as part of the culminating ceremony on Earth Day 40:Growing Our Village Green. This tree planting ceremony is the kick-off for the long term Re-Leaf Irvington initiative, organized by the Irvington Tree Commission. Local elected officials have been invited to participate in the Earth Day 40 event, and especially to attend the tree planting ceremony.
 
Con Edison also agreed to provide several hundred seedlings, with directions for planting and care, to Irvington children who visit Main Street on Earth Day 40. The current plans call for a Con Edison Senior Arborist to meet with children at the IK Benjamin Recreation Center, handing out the tree seedlings and explaining the importance of and care of trees. Also at the Rec Center that day, the Greenburgh Nature Center will have local animals and discussions of protecting the animals' natural habitat, and a child centered band will be playing, focused on environmentally friendly behavior.


Learn More About the Re-Leaf Initiative
 
 



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