On Saturday, April 24th, the Roosevelt Island community came together to celebrate the Earth! The 2nd annual #EarthLove Day festivities took place on the Meditation Lawn and offered a multitude of fun, educational activities that raised awareness about ways we can help Roosevelt Island and our planet stay green and clean!
Attendees had a chance to donate old books at our book swap table and engage with R.I. community organizations that included the Girl Scouts of Roosevelt Island, Green Roosevelt Island Neighbors (GRIN), iDig2Learn, Island Kids, the NYC Compost Project Hosted by Big Reuse, the Roosevelt Island Branch of the New York Public Library, the Roosevelt Island Garden Club, and the Roosevelt Island Resident’s Association (RIRA).
Educational workshops on composting, seed plantings, and plogging - a healthy way to jog or walk around the island while picking up litter polluting our beautiful space – were offered. R.I. Girl Scouts, as well as RIYC and Island Kids participants were on hand to volunteer their time prepping some of our Main St. Butterfly Beds for June planting at Roosevelt Island Day. A big thank you to them, our RIOC Grounds team, Green Roosevelt Island Neighbors (GRIN), iDig2Learn, and the volunteers from the RIGC and students from UNIS!
Additionally, RIOC encouraged residents to recycle batteries while they handed out free #EarthLove face coverings to those enjoying the sunshine and activities. The warmth of the day was felt in a number of ways as the community shown as brightly as the sun with their eager participation in all the delightful events.
Happy Earth Day to all and remember to continue to implement healthy and sustainable habits into your daily routine that can help save the planet!
Be sure to check out all our amazing social media posts from #EarthLove Day on our IG (@rooseveltislandrioc)