In recognition of Earth Day, the North Haven Conservation Commission, joined by Clean Up North Haven, the North Haven Trail Association, the North Haven Garden Club and other local organizations will take part in a town-wide cleanup.
Conservation commission members will be on the Town Green Saturday, April 17, 9 to 11 a.m., distributing bags and directing participants to locations to clean up. Volunteers are asked to wear gloves and comfortable clothes. The trash collected should be brought to the Recycling Center on Elm Street.
A press release publicizing the April 17 effort states, “Businesses will be asked to clean up their properties (and) homeowners and children to clean up their neighborhoods, parks, fields and trails.
“Join us in doing our part to clean up North Haven.”
For more information about the town-wide clean-up, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
This year, Earth Day is Thursday, April 22. First celebrated in 1970, Earth Day events are held worldwide to demonstrate support for environmental protection.
“Millions of people in dozens of different countries will become lifelong environmentalists this and every Earth Day,” Kathleen Rogers, president of Earth Day Network, said touting a past Earth Day. “Hundreds of thousands will be children – our planet’s future. They will join the more than 1 billion people who already use Earth Day to focus on the urgent need to stabilize and reduce global greenhouse gas emissions, fight climate change, act locally, become climate voters, and protect their children’s futures.”
To do our part for the environment at the micro level, the Earth Day Network suggests, among other things, eating less meat, composting, using less plastic, buying local produce, ending junk mail delivery, and properly disposing of e-waste.
Getting our hands dirty sprucing up the land close to home and throughout our communities is another way to show respect for Mother Nature.