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Earth day sustainable fair, county wide litter pluck and more Earth Day events


Earth Day Sustainable Fair

LIVINGSTON MANOR, NY — On Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m., Catskill Brewery will host this event in honor of Earth Day. There will be presentations by local sustainability icons as well as local music by singer/songwriter Justin Sutherland.

The brewery, a LEED-certified building powered by the earth and sun, will highlight some of its own sustainable practices by providing special tastings of local, farm fresh products from  Callicoon Center’s Halloran Farm. The brewery is located at 672 Old Route 17.

Countywide roadside litter pluck event

SULLIVAN COUNTY, NY — From Saturday, April 20 to Friday, May 31, the Sullivan County Legislature is funding a countywide roadside litter pluck event. Plucked trash will be accepted for free at county operated transfer stations.

Free disposal identifying stickers for roadside litter filled trashbags will be available at all municipal offices, county operated transfer stations and the Sullivan County Parks Office prior to the event.

For more information, contact the Sullivan County Parks, Recreation & Beautification Department at 845/807-0287 or scparks@co.sullivan.ny.us.

NEPA Green Fair & 5K Run / Walk

SCRANTON, PA — On Saturday, April 27 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Greenhouse Project and SEEDS host this sustainability fair and 5K to celebrate Earth Day. Participation supports local environmental groups such as The Greenhouse Project and SEEDS, and helps sustain the NEPA Green Fair, the region’s largest outdoor celebration of healthy, sustainable living. 

The event takes place at Scranton’s Nay Aug Park, 500 Arthur Ave. Race participants are expected to meet at The Greenhouse, located at 200 Arthur Ave. Registration costs $30 per person and will take place from 7:45 to 8:45 a.m.

The Green Fair will begin at 10 a.m. and will feature a variety of eco-friendly vendors, sustainability presentations and demonstrations, activities for children, local food, live music and yoga.

For more information, visit www.nepagreenfair.com/5k.

Tusten Repair Cafe

NARROWSBURG, NY — On Saturday, April 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., the Tusten Town Board, Narrowsburg Chamber of Commerce and Tusten Energy Committee are sponsoring the quarterly Tusten Repair Cafe at the Tusten Town Hall.

If you have any questions about what you can bring to be repaired, or if you have any skills you’d like to offer, contact Jill Padua at


Art grant awarded for community solar array project

SUGAR LOAF, NY — SunCommon, in partnership with Orange County Citizens Foundation, has awarded its $3,000 art grant to Michael Asbill and Maxine Leu. The duo will install a new sculpture titled “Kurt and Arlette (Sky and Ground)” at the SunCommon community solar array on the Citizens Foundation’s Seligmann Homestead.

The sculpture will represent Kurt and Arlette Seligmann and aims to encourage interacting with the wildlife at the community solar array. Jeff Irish, general manager of SunCommon, said, “Providing food and shelter for pollinators is an important issue for our area and why we decided to plant wildflowers in and around all of our community solar arrays. We’re delighted to be giving this art grant for a sculpture that can continue to support that conversation.”

The sculpture will be unveiled before the end of spring. For more information, visit www.suncommon.com.

Dealing with hazardous waste

NARROWSBURG, NY — On Wednesday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m., Bill Cutler will discuss how to collect and properly manage residentially-generated hazardous household materials such as herbicides, pesticides, cleaning products, fire extinguishers, fluorescent bulbs, lead-based/oil-based paints, solvents, old fuels and preservatives.

Registration is required. For more information and to register, visit WSPLonline.org or call 845/482-4350.


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