Press Release - Earth Day
Village of Croton-on-Hudson E-Notice
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For Immediate Release April 12, 2010
Press Release


Croton Presents Two Earth Day Events
[Croton-on-Hudson, April 12, 2010]. In honor of the 40th anniversary of the first Earth Day, the Village of Croton-on-Hudson, together with the Conservation Advisory Council (CAC) and the Sustainability Committee are sponsoring two fantastic Earth Day celebrations.   

On Earth Day, Thursday, April 22nd at 7:00 – 9:00 pm at the Croton Free Library, the Sustainability Committee will be hosting presentations on how individuals and a community can lower their environmental footprints.  There will be presentations on the village’s greenhouse gas emissions, composting, reducing the use of fertilizers and pesticides, energy reduction ideas for the home, solar power, and recycling strategies.  Presenters include Mayor Leo Wiegman, Niall Kelleher, Lindsay Audin, Lee Steisfeld-Leitner, and Phebe Macrae.  Public Service announcements made by students of PVC Media teacher, Johanna Mustacchi, will be shown.  Entertainment will be provided by the Raging Grannies.

On Saturday, April 24th from 9:00 am – 1:00 pm at Senasqua Park, the CAC will be hosting another Earth Day celebration.  In addition to our annual litter clean up, there will be demonstrations on composting, the use of natural fertilizer, stream monitoring, fish of the Hudson River and the art of fish printing.  The Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee (and anyone who wants to help out) will be cleaning up the bike path from Croton Landing to Croton Point Park.  Other Earth Day participants include the Trails Committee, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Committee, Croton Community Gardens, Croton Free Library, Croton Arboretum, Cortlandt and Westchester Land Trusts, Saw Mill River Audubon, the Riverfest Committee, Croton Friends of History, Christopher Letts, Joe Mullins and many more.   

There will also be a Sporting Goods Swap in which you can trade old or used sports equipment such as bicycles, skis, ski boots, ice skates, helmets, rollerblades, and baseball mitts. No clothing, please.

Musical guests include Solar Punch, David Goldman, Rose Coen, Sara Worden and the Croton-Harmon High School Acapella group.   

Contact: Janine King, Assistant Village Manager, jking@crotononhudson-ny.gov, 914-271-4781