|For those interested in helping to keep our neighborhood green, the following sites
could be of interest:
Alliance for Community Trees has a program called Neighborwoods.
Here's their mission:
With generous support from The Home Depot Foundation, Alliance for Community Trees launched its National NeighborWoods
Program - dedicated to helping communities restore tree canopy. Many cities have lost more than a third of their forest canopy in
recent decades. NeighborWoods inspires citizens to take action to plant and care for trees to improve their communities.
NeighborWoods programs improve both the environment and the social fabric of neighborhoods, spurring community development
and supporting healthier, livable communities. The National NeighborWoods Program supports local partners with training, technical
assistance, marketing tools, and project grants to encourage the involvement of volunteers in the hands-on restoration of urban
See www.homedepotfoundation.org for more information.
Community-specific information on environmental resources, recycling, conservation tips and events. Use your zip code to find out
what’s going on in your neck of the woods and get the answers you need – how to recycle cell phones, electronics, used motor oil,
household chemicals, you name it. I just learned about a composting education day that will be held by Westchester County in May
and I signed up early to reserve my composting bin!
For residences: www.earth911.org and for businesses: www.earth911business.org
Want to get rid of stuff that's still useful? Try Freecycle.
It's a grassroots and entirely nonprofit movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns. Think
globally, recycle locally.
Want to buy or give away building materials?
Try Habitat for Humanity’s ReStores. Restores offer quality used and surplus building materials that are sold at a fraction of normal
prices. Proceeds from ReStores help fund the construction of Habitat houses within the community. There’s a ReStore in Oakland,
California and many throughout the U.S!
For pictures from previous years'
cleanups, click on the photograph
Click on the flier on the left to
visit the Earth Day Network