The Earth Day Zone
The Earth Day Zone at the St. George Festival is going to be a buzzing spot to celebrate our environment! Eco-enthusiasts from all around Staten Island have prepared fun, educational games, workshops, demonstrations and activities to help to make our community stronger, healthier, and greener!
Here is a list of just a few of the activities that you can expect:
- A seed “green-aid” workshop! Come and learn how to green our neighborhood and have a great time while your doing it. “Green-aids” will be made out of seeds and clay and then thrown into vacant lots, where wild flowers will then bloom for all to enjoy!
- Staten Island spring water exhibit! Come and learn about the history of Staten Island as one of the most important “watering spots” for sailors. There will also be information about Staten Island's still active spring and water purification plant, which gives out free spring water.
- Transportation Alternatives Workshop! Staten Island's own Transportation Alternatives Committee will present on the many viable transportation alternatives to motor vehicles on Staten Island.
- Free Tree Give Away. Take a sapling home to help refresh and beautify our neighborhood.
- Notable Trees of St George neighborhood guided tour. Spend an hour with tree expert, John Kilcullen, on a walking tour of some of our oldest residents.
- A Free Bike Repair station helps support green transportation
- The Staten Island Herb Society will sell herbs and provide information on growing your own.
- Young performers can get up on stage and be a part of a performance called “Whose Garden is it Anyway” about the interrelatedness of the people, the animals, the plants and the earth that all collaborate to keep our environment green, healthy and growing.
- Free workshops and lectures on composting, nature journaling, plant and animal identification, tree stewardship and more!
- GrowNYC’s recycling relay race invites teams to pick up trash strewn about the street and race to put it in the appropriate receptacle.
- A puppet show about sustainable gardening that tells the story of worms and their relationship with the earth, created and performed by local artist and creative educator, Hiroko Otani.