TOWN of UNION VALE
Wednesday, April 22, 2021
“The environment is where we all meet; where all have a mutual interest; it is the one thing all of us share.” – Lady Bird Johnson

Dear Friends, residents, neighbors:

Today is Earth Day! It is a lovely day to look around Union Vale and celebrate the beauty we have here. Visit Tymor and Godfrey Parks this weekend and marvel at the light, the trees and wide open spaces. We are lucky to have such gems.

We have additional ways to pay homage to our planet over the next couple of weeks, if you are able, by donating and picking up around town.

Jen Rubbo, Union Vale's Climate Smart Community Coordinator (CSC), reviewed the connection between waste and climate change in last week's Town Board meeting. By throwing away loads of garbage, which goes into landfills, we help produce methane gas which has "34 times the warming potential than carbon dioxide has" on our planet. Use recycling and composting more to help reduce garbage and its negative effects. Read the article Jen provided that distills the connection (click on this link):

DONATE
At our Recycling Center this Saturday, April 24th, Habitat for Humanity will be collecting items for their Re-Store. Use this as a way to de-clutter your house and provide items other families might use (keeps your decent items out of the trash & garbage)! Here is their request for donations:
Here is a list of what NOT to bring this Saturday:
PICK UP
Residents Nancy Redkey (not pictured), Sue Kilcrease and their neighbors picked up trash over two weekends. Why are they happy to help out? 
Per Sue, "We really are fortunate to live in such a beautiful town and want to keep it that way".
“To leave the world better than you found it, sometimes you have to pick up other people’s trash.” – Bill Nye
Thank you to all the hard working residents who pick up litter! We will have more details about our "Orange Bag" campaign and how you too can participate, in a subsequent email.
We look forward to seeing you on April 24th at our Recycling Center. Happy Earth Day!

Betsy Maas
Town Supervisor
(845) 724-5600 ext. 110

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