Earth Day 2016 Project: North Shore Waterfront Conservancy’s “Bag It Where You Stand, Bag It Wherever You Go!” A Staten Island-Wide Litter Clean Up

10866237_758509587596869_1468630549197532261_oEarth Day needs to be a lot more personal for each of us, so that we are truly invested in keeping our Island, neighborhoods and waterways clean.

On Earth Day, the North Shore Waterforont Conservancy is asking that Staten Islanders pocket 2 unused garbage bags and 2 unused recycling bags and every where that you go and you spot litter you bag it, until you fill up your bags disposing of it at your final destination. They are also asking that you take a selfie of you and your recycling and garbage booty and post it on your social media page.

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If in your travels you pick up an enormous amount at a particular location call 311 and tell them you just did a clean up and where Sanitation can find the garbage and recycling bags by giving the street intersection. Remember to take your selfie, also remember to be safe and be responsible.

They are also asking that all schools, businesses and city, state agencies and authorities on Staten Island participate too.
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Earth Day Celebration: Greenbelt Nature Center Open House April 23rd Staten Island NYC

Earth Day Celebration: Greenbelt Nature Center Open House
Sunday, April 17, 2016
Vegetable Gardening 101
at 200 Nevada Avenue (in High Rock Park), Staten Island
2:00 p.m.–3:00 p.m.
Learn the basics of gardening from preparing soils, selecting seeds, and best planting practices, and discuss what is needed for a successful growing season and harvest.
Category: Education, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Friday, April 22, 2016
Earth Day Afternoon
at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location
3:30 p.m.–4:30 p.m.
Learn some of the simplest practices in sustainability and amke-and-take a compost cookie to feed a plant at home or at school.
Category: Education, Nature, Earth Day & Arbor Day
Saturday April, 23rd  
11:00am | Heyerdahl Hill Hike
Join us for a guided hike in search of what remains of a 19th century estate, vineyard, and orchard.
1:00pm | Wildlife Meet & Greet: Reptiles
Meet and ineract with our resident turtles and snakes!
2:30pm | Poetry Trail Hike
April is National Poetry Month. Listen to (or read aloud) haiku poetry, which has been written or selected by Greenbelt visitors and staff, and displayed along a one-mile trail.

Saturday, April 23, 2016

Earth Day Celebration: Nature Center Open House
at Greenbelt Nature Center (in Blood Root Valley), Staten Island This is an Accessible location
11:00 a.m.–4:00 p.m.
Join Greenbelt Nature Center for a full day of activities to celebrate Earth Day!
Category: Nature, Best for Kids, Earth Day & Arbor Day, Hiking

Landscape of the Lenape: Park Walk Celebrate Earth Day weekend at Conference House Park with a guided walk April 23rd

The Lenape (len-AH-pay) or Delaware Indians lived in an area they called “Lenapehoking,” which means “Land of the Lenape.” Their land included all of what is now New Jersey, eastern Pennsylvania, southeastern New York State, northern Delaware, and a small section of southeastern Connecticut. As part of the Eastern Woodlands, Lenapehoking had many rivers, streams and lakes and was densely forested and rich in wildlife. 

Learn about the natural landscape and flora that these first native New Yorkers might have encountered in NYC’s southern most park.

Location Conference House Museum in Conference House ParkAccessible

298 Satterlee Street Staten Island Directions to this location

Cost Free

Event Organizer Conference House Park

Contact Number (917) 417-6917 Contact Email

 Family Arts and Crafts: Earth Day Edition

Saturday, April 23, 2016 11:00 a.m.1:00 p.m.

Participants of all ages will have fun creating arts and crafts items to take home. Using favorite nature-based topics like trees, animals, flowers, and insects, you will explore a variety of mediums such as pencils, chalk, watercolor, and more.

Foster your curious spirit and express your imagination!

Pre-registration is not required.

Location Conference House Park Visitor Center inConference House ParkAccessible

298 Satterlee Street Staten Island

Directions to this location

Cost Free

Event Organizer Conference House Park Contact Number (718) 227-1463

Contact Email


 A Community Festival Celebrating Earth Day, Art, and Cooperative Collaboration

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The St. George Day Festival, a local Earth Day and arts celebration, will take place Saturday, April 23, 2016 from 11am to 5pmin and around Tompkinsville Park on Staten Island. This free, all day grassroots event features a variety of live performances, art, and activities that are family-friendly and geared toward the communities of Tompkinsville and its surrounding areas. Among the highlights this year will be the NYPD rock-climbing wall, the Tottenville High School Green Technology Club promoting alternative energy solutions by displaying their award-winning  solar powered vehicle, and the Mobile MarkerSpace “Steam Wagon.”


The museum on 338 Lighthouse Ave. will screen the PBS documentary “The Himalayas” on Saturday, April 23, at 2 p.m. Born during the ice ages, The Himalayan Mountains form the highest mountain range in the world, and reach across Asia for two thousand miles.

They are home to an array of plants and a variety of animals including snow leopards, wolves, bears, remarkable monkeys, foxes, snakes, spiders and high flying birds. After the film, children can learn more about the diverse wildlife of the Himalayas with an interactive arts and crafts project. Admission: $6 adults/$4 students and seniors. Tickets will be available at the door.