Earth Day Events Set for April 21 in the North Country

This year, you can help out on Earth Day with a neighborhood clean-up, upcycling project, commitment to eat more local, sustainable food, by signing a few petitions or volunteering for some outreach advocacy projects, or simply by stopping in at an Earth Day festival to learn more about the  environmental issues affecting you now. Whatever you choose to do, the North Country is rich with environmental events scheduled April 21.

Here are three activities that are sure to have you busy all day:
  • Redwood Clean-Up     Better Farm, in conjunction with the Redwood Neighborhood Association, will be hosting an annual Earth Day cleanup in downtown Redwood in an effort to help beautify the neighborhood. Interested parties are to meet at the pavilion downtown (behind Felder's) at 10 a.m. and wear appropriate footwear (and gloves if desired). Bags will be provided. Groups will disperse among side streets and trails (adults will also cover either side of Route 37). A picnic lunch will follow in the pavilion. Email us for more information or to register.
  • Earth Day Event in Watertown     The Mustard Seed Natural Market will host its Sixth Annual Earth Day Event on Arsenal Street in Watertown from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Event highlights include a kids' craft table sponsored by Better Farm featuring environmentally friendly craft projects utilizing upcycled household items; and a "how-to" composting display sponsored by Better Farm. There will also be plenty of free samples from Liberte Yogurt, Field Roast Sausage, Tofurkey, Shirataki Noodles, Mu Mu Muesli, and more. Click here to learn more.
  • Third Annual Green Fest Expo     The Green Fest is set from 12-2 p.m. at Cerow Park Arena in Clayton and features vendors and exhibitors who relate to the five zones of local sustainability: eating, shopping, powering, moving, and acting locally. There will also be residential and commercial energy workshops, a health and wellness fair, volunteer fair, kids' bike rodeo, and more! Click here for additional information.

Nicole Caldwell

Nicole Caldwell is a self-taught environmentalist, green-living savant and sustainability educator with more than a decade of professional writing experience. She is also the co-founder of Better Farm and president of betterArts. Nicole’s work has been featured in Mother Earth News, Reader’s Digest, Time Out New York, and many other publications. Her first book, Better: The Everyday Art of Sustainable Living, is due out this July through New Society Publishers.