Roosevelt Island Celebrates Earth Day Online
Join us as we celebrate Five for Fifty, 5 days for 50 years
Earth Day began on April 22nd, 1970 and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event! Unfortunately, due to the current pandemic, this year’s second annual Roosevelt Island #EarthLove Day event had to be cancelled.
However, starting Wednesday, April 22nd, through Sunday, April 26th, RIOC and partners iDig2Learn, the Roosevelt Island Garden Club (RIGC), Green Roosevelt Island Neighbors (GRIN), and more upcoming partners, present five days of interactive activities to show your #EarthLove for Roosevelt Island.
Each day we will add new initiatives, sharing at-home and online activities for you and your family to participate in via RIOC’s Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter accounts. All initiatives will also be posted on this page but be sure to follow us to celebrate the 50th Anniversary of Earth Day!
Wednesday, April 22nd- EARTH DAY!
Day 1: Gratitude
Happy #EarthDay2020! Celebrating 50 Years!
Please join us by posting random acts of kindness you have participated in or observed, to each other and to the Earth.
Another option, suggested by a UN International School 5th grader, create a picture with a caption related to Mother Nature that shows what you are grateful for.
Be sure to use the hashtags #EarthDay2020 and #EarthLove, and tag us in each post. We look forward to seeing your posts on Facebook, as well as on Twitter and Instagram.
Thursday, April 23rd
Day 2: Food
With the food scrap collection being suspended for the time being, share your creative ways to use more of your food scraps (i.e. Soup, eggshells, etc.) by posting your pics and tagging us on Facebook and using the hashtags #EarthDay2020 and #EarthLove
To learn how to cook more of your food to reduce food waste: foodprint.org/blog/eco-friendly-cooking-eat-green-cookbook/
To support Local Farmers, order food directly from them at Farm to People: nyc.farmtopeople.com
Learn how to compost at home while the NYC program is on hold: npr.org/2020/04/07/828918397/how-to-compost-at-home
Friday, April 24th
Day 3: Trees
Join on us on an indoor chalk walk of Roosevelt Island. Go to our Facebook or Instagram to let us know where on the island you can find the below trees. Also, post a pic of your favorite tree on Roosevelt Island and tag us!
Saturday, April 25th
Day 4: Upcycling
Sorting plastic, glass, and paper is more important than ever,
especially because of the hard work our essential workers are doing here on Roosevelt Island!
Tree Alphabet Game
Each day we will be posting a special tree coded message.Click on the below Tree Alphabet, created by Katie Holten, which will enable you to decode a new picture each day. Use the alphabet, or go to nyctrees.org to create your own messages. Be sure to use the hashtags #EarthDay2020 and #EarthLove when you post!
Check our Facebook posts for each day’s hidden tree message!