Down To Earth: Practical Actions You Can Take To Heal Our Planet

Join us for this very special Earth Day event.

Find out what you can do to protect our planet and mitigate the climate crisis. Information tables & exhibits, 3 mini-presentations including Gary Feinland from the DEC on reducing wasted food to impact climate. Wholesome, delicious food from Healthy on Lark available for purchase. Raffle and giveaway.

Event sponsored by Zero Waste Capital District coalition members: FUUSA Green Sanctuary Committee, League of Women Voters, PAUSE/, EarthPeace, Solidarity Committee, Sustainable Albany Meetup Group and others!

Tuesday April 30, 2019 – 5 pm to 8:30 pm

 First Unitarian Universalist Society of Albany, 405 Washington Ave., Albany 12206


5:00-6:30 pm:  Visit our Earth-Friendly Exhibitors and Information Tables

6:30-6:45 pm:  Welcome

6:45-8:15 pm:  Presentations

8:15-8:30 pm:  Closing

6:45-7:30 pm Renewable Heating/Cooling and Solar Options For Everyone- Whether you're a renter or homeowner, you can be saving money on electricity, heating and cooling – plus reducing your greenhouse gas emissions right now!  Come find out how.  Also, if you've been thinking about purchasing solar panels, this is the last year for the 30% Federal tax credit.  Next year it goes down to 26% and will eventually be phased out. 

Also, NYSERDA has just unveiled new incentives and information to help residents increase their home's energy efficiency and switch off fossil fuels for heating and cooling.  Check out the latest on air source heat pumps, geothermal and wood.  Presentation by Solarize Albany County & Common Energy

7:30-8:15 pm – your choice of two presentations

Option 1: Are you a Wishful Recycler? - Most of us are.  That's why our local recycling facility says we need to clean up our act.  Come find out what items do not belong in your single-stream recycling bin, where to recycle odd items, which plastic bags/film can be recycled and where.  When in doubt, throw it out.  And never ever accept styrofoam.

Option 2: Reduce Carbon Emissions by Reducing Food Waste & Composting - According to the book Drawdown,reducing food waste is #3 of the 100 most effective actions we can take to address the climate crisis.  Find out why and take the "Food Waste Reduction Pledge".  Got food scraps, peels and rinds?  Keeping your food scraps out of the landfill reduces methane, a most potent greenhouse gas, and is great for your garden too.  We'll explain the basics of backyard composting and why in nature nothing ever really dies.

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