The Town of Huntington Celebrates Earth Day 2012
Supervisor Frank Petrone, Councilman Mark Cuthbertson and the Town of Huntington will be celebrating Earth Day 2012 by once again hosting the FAMILY EARTH DAY EXPO. Mark your calendar for Saturday, April 21st, 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., Town Hall Parking Lot at 100 Main Street, Huntington.
“By now, everybody knows that their unwanted electronic items shouldn’t just be thrown into the trash, but many people don’t’ know exactly how to get rid of them,” Supervisor Frank P. Petrone said. “Our annual Plug In to E-Cycling Day helps people clean out their attics and closets while helping to preserve the environment.”
Covanta is again our sponsor for the PLUG-IN TO E-CYCLING EVENT. This is the latest addition to the Town’s comprehensive and expansive recycling program, giving residents and businesses the opportunity to dispose of obsolete e-waste items such as cell phones, pagers, radios, stereos, computers, laptops, fax machines and televisions.
Joining us again this year will be Shred-It. They are the oldest providers of on-site document destruction and IDENTITY THEFT PREVENTION in the world. Bring your old unwanted outdated documents for on-site disposal.
The GREEN SHOWCASE, sponsored by Jonathan’s Ristorante of Huntington Village, will offer multiple demonstrations including residential solar energy, composting, organic gardening and fun activities for the kids. In addition, those in attendance will also learn how we can ‘go green’ by visiting The Green Showcase. This event will feature multiple demonstrations, including residential solar energy, green cleaning, composting and organic gardening. Children can learn how compost is made and plant a seed in a recycled pot.
Representatives from Cornell Cooperative Extension will provide children of all ages the opportunity to touch and experience a variety of sea specimens in their live touch tank, as they demonstrate the importance of protecting our precious marine environment. There will also be sign up information available on Cornell’s environmental summer camp programs.
“Children and parents alike will definitely have the opportunity for a lot of ‘hands-on’ fun at this event,” said Councilman Mark Cuthbertson. “In recognition of Earth Day, it is equally important to be able to show families across Huntington how easy it is to protect kids from harmful chemicals and pesticides, how to make homes and cars more energy efficient and how to save money in the process.”
Back by popular demand is the TOUCH A TRUCK EVENT. This is always a unique and fun opportunity for kids of all ages to climb on, touch and learn about the functionality and safety aspects of the different trucks displayed. Included will be a fire truck, rescue vehicles and a garbage truck among others.
BOATERS can dispose of shrink-wrap either onsite at Earth Day 2012 or anytime through Memorial Day weekend at the Town’s Recycling Center located at 641 New York Avenue.
Join us at this fun-filled event and learn simple ways in which to protect our precious environment. For additional information on the 2012 Family Earth Day Expo call 351-3171.
To learn more about disposing boat shrink-wrap or the Town's Recycling Program, please call the Department of Waste Management at 351-3186.