Go Green Day and Recycling Extravaganza set for April 26

To the Editor:

I would like to take this opportunity to invite you to attend Go Green Day 2014 and a Recycling Extravaganza on Saturday, April 26, at Farnsworth Middle School in Guilderland.  We will be there from 8 a.m. until 2 p.m., rain or shine!

Go Green Day 2014 is an opportunity for neighbors of all ages to get information and ideas on recycling, gardening, energy conservation, sustainability, and more, as well as meet a variety of green vendors and businesses.

We will host mini seminars on the half hour, beginning at 9:30 a.m.

Find out about gardening in unusual containers; get information on Community Sponsored Agriculture (CSAs); increase your knowledge of food origins in a fun and unique way; “bee” educated on the troubling decline in the bee population and how it affects our food sources; learn how to compost, how long it takes for different items to decompose and the benefits of worms; hear important information on radon — what it is, how it can affect you, and how to get rid of it; or pick up tips on how to green up your home to save money and feel better.

Wander among the more than 50 exhibitors and vendors offering education, services, and products related to solar energy, cleaning/laundry/soap products, craft items, maple syrup/honey/local farms, gardening, pest control, health and beauty, local groceries, and home improvement.

Come visit and plan to stay for a while — there will be special activities for the kids, baby chicks to cuddle, and food vendors there as well! The Go Green Day 2014 event tent will be located in the front parking lot of the school.

Take advantage of the semi-annual Recycling Extravaganza sponsored by the Guilderland Central School District’s Green Task Force. Local businesses and not-for-profits will be on hand to collect all that stuff you need to get out of your house!

Bring us your metal, plastics (this is an especially convenient time to get rid of all those bulky plastic play sets!), bottles and cans, rags, bicycles (usable or not so usable), toiletry items for our friends in need, usable clothing, dishware, linens and household items, books, grocery and other plastic bags, and something a little unusual, but still recyclable – health and beauty containers and bottles, including lipsticks, mascara, travel/sample/hotel sized toiletries, makeup, and even old toothbrushes and empty toothpaste tubes!

The Recycling Extravaganza is a drive-through venue and will be located in the parking lot behind the school.

The activity on April 26 is non-stop!

Be sure to stop by yet another recycling opportunity as the Middle School Garage Sale will be in full swing inside the school cafeteria.  There is always an abundance of good stuff to choose from and the proceeds benefit the school’s Butterfly House.

Go Green Day 2014 is a cooperative effort of The Capital Region Recycling Partnership, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Albany County, the Albany County Soil and Water Conservation District, and the Guilderland Central School District.

The event is sponsored by Hannaford; County Waste & Recycling; Big Top Tent Rental; A. Phillips Hardware; Price Chopper; Manfred Real Estate Learning Center, Inc.; the New York State energy Research and Development authority; UltrePET LLC; GreenFiber LLC; Dali Mamma Café; Empire Zero; Honest Weight Food Coop; Infamous Graphics; Lyons Construction; Our Towne Bethlehem and Our Towne Guilderland; Natural Awakenings Magazine; and Royal Flush Toilets. Media sponsor for the event is B95.5.

For more detailed information about Go Green Day 2014, visit www.Gogreendayny.org.

Hope to see you there!

Karen Finnessey
Deputy Clerk Treasurer, Village of Voorheesville
Coordinator, Go Green Day 2014

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