Think spring: Earth Day
Think spring! This warmer weather event may help you shrug off any late winter blues you may be experiencing -- Earth Day will be held in Alexandria April 27.
“There is quite a bit of enthusiasm” about the day, that will be held from noon to 5 p.m. at the Sandfield Centre in Island Park, says Deborah Waddell, who is heading the organizing committee.
Organized with the assistance of North Glengarry Township, the agenda will include fun activities for the whole community, including information booths, demonstrations and presentations.
A variety of ecological topics will be covered ranging from alternative energy, water conservation, waste reduction, recycling, environmental agriculture, local food sourcing, CO2 management, electric vehicles to Habitat for Humanity and smart home renovations.
There will be a craft area for kids inside and a park outside. This is an opportunity to “meet up with our local eco-warriors and find out how you can make a difference,” says Ms. Waddel, who can be contacted at sustainableglen[email protected] for more information.
Ms. Waddell, who is trying to showcase businesses and organizations that promote sustainable practices, is hoping that electric vehicles will be among the displays.
Objectives also include heightening awareness of actions that contribute to a cleaner environment, encouraging engagement and cooperation among all ages in promoting a
clean, green environment and promoting the protection of the natural environment.
The program will feature information on “greening your food,” by eating locally, eating “sustainably, regeneratively raised meat,” growing your own vegetables, as well cover topics such as community gardens, permaculture, greenhouses, hydroponics.
People can also pick up waste reduction tips.
Buy used; fix instead of replacing; use reusable grocery bags; compost your food waste; explore alternatives to plastic. Home owners will be able to learn how to make their residences more efficient through improved windows, roofing and insulation, and by considering passive solar, solar panels and geo-thermal installations.
Other topics will be preservation of water, the importance of trees, protecting land from toxins.