On Sunday, May 19 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority will host its Fourth Annual Environmental Day, Living Green in Rockland, at their facilities in Hillburn.
The event will feature over 30 exhibitors showcasing their environmental programs and services and also will include the Rockland Recycles Awards ceremony where recognition is given for excellence in recycling and waste prevention programs. The goal is to highlight the successes of organizations, businesses, institutions, schools and government entities that go beyond the norm to advance recycling and waste prevention,” shares Kerri Scales, solid waste educator at the Rockland County Solid Waste Management Authority.
Additionally tours of Rockland’s Environmental Education and Recycling Center and Native Plants Demonstration Garden will be offered. Families will receive a reusable tote bag with environmental products and information. Happenings include an organic plant sale, how-to demonstrations, environmental films, kid-friendly activities and chances to win rain barrels, compost bins and other prizes.
Tables still are available for organizations and businesses promoting green resources and products. “If you have a green business or can provide environmental demonstrations,” says Scales, “you are encouraged to apply to be part of the event.” Volunteers also are needed the day of the event.
Cost: Free. Location: Torne Valley Rd., Hillburn. For more information on becoming an exhibitor or volunteer, visit RocklandRecycles.com or contact Kerri Scales at 753-2200 ext. 22.