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Top 10 Things To Do For Earth Day

Lucky To Live Here Realty

For the love of Real Estate, local businesses and communities of Long Island's North Shore and beyond...

For the love of Real Estate, local businesses and communities of Long Island's North Shore and beyond...

Jun 13 8 minutes read

Happy Earth Day!

Celebrated annually April 22nd.

2020 marks the 50th anniversary for Earth Day. While we may celebrate in unique and social distant ways this year, there are many ways to learn, make memories and improve the world around you. 

Check below for our special Earth Day & Arbor Day collaboration with Microsoft and look for other great ideas in green. Find more Earth Day digital events here

What will you do to celebrate?  Hope our ideas will not only be helpful for Earth Day, but that you will always keep them in mind to enjoy and support.  It is because of places like this that make us Lucky To Live Here!

While you're out enjoying our Earth, be sure to take pictures and leave only footprints behind. Follow us on Instagram @LuckyToLiveHere.

Covid-19 update

Please check with each location below as some may not be open to the public or have limited hours and other limitations. Hopefully once situations return more to normal that the locations and some events below will be open to the public. Please see the ideas highlighted in green for alternatives for cancelled or closed events.

We have some great ways to celebrate Earth Day while also social distancing including a collaboration with Microsoft- links below to RSVP. 

Remember that if you choose to go out that- Medical experts say fresh air and exercise are important for your physical and mental health but advise Americans to use caution. They recommend only doing outdoor activities with the people in your household and staying six feet away from neighbors or others in public areas. Do not attend public parks or areas that have crowds or are heavily populated.
Click here for more info about Covid-19 & outdoor activities.

Stay up-to-date with all current NYS closures, updates and requirements including wearing masks when social distancing is not possible

We've partnered with our friends at Microsoft

Microsoft at the Walt Whitman Shops is offering a free virtual video game coding class for children (8+). RSVP here:

Wednesday, April 22nd, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade (Earth day)
RSVP Here

OR
Friday, April 24th, 3:00pm - 4:30pm
Code your own video game with MakeCode Arcade (Arbor day)

RSVP Here

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1. Check back for updates on the Run as the website does not specify if it has been cancelled.

Register for the Caumsett 5K Run/Walk which is on May 31st this year. The path of the race will begin by the junction by the stables and head east, taking runners through the historic and beautiful grounds of Caumsett. Refreshments will be provided to participants in the Walled Garden following the race. Each runner will receive a complimentary t-shirt. Up your social good quotient and become a sponsor/donor for this great event. 

2. Even though the events for NYS I Love My Park Day are cancelled for 2020- you can still visit the state parks and enjoy their beauty and breath of nature. Don't forget you can always help clean up the parks and your neighborhood.

  May 2nd is NYS I Love My Park Day- More than 135 state parks, historic sites and public lands host I Love My Park Day. Registration for 2019 is now open! View participating events/locations and register on the map, or register using the regional lists below the map. Stay local, there are 20 state parks on Long Island which will be participating including Caumsett State Park. and sign up for the event at Caumsett!

3. The Earth Day Expo is cancelled this year. Learn more about how Huntington handles sanitation at the Covanta Huntington website 

 Learn about cleaning up your community and the environment! Family Earth Day Expo in Huntington's Heckscher Park on 4/4 from 9AM to 1:00PM will be fill with lot's of fun activities, energy efficient solutions, free tree giveaway and more!

4.  Discover more about the Nature Conservancy nationally and enjoy their Uplands Farm Sanctuary in Cold Spring Harbor by taking a level walk on their 2.4 mile trail.

5.  CSH Fish Hatchery may be closed but you can learn about their environmental efforts on their website below. 

Try this activity to show how oil spills affect the water as well as animals. 

Learn about fresh water ecosystems at the Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery & Aquarium then take a hike in the adjacent St. Johns Pond Preserve trail to explore some of Long Island's oldest forests. Sign up for Cold Spring Harbor Fish Hatchery summer programs. Understand, appreciate and enjoy our local marine environment at The Waterfront Center in Oyster Bay.

6. Get involved with your feathered friends outside and try out one of these 13 DIY Bird Feeders  

Learn and help wild birds and animals on Long Island. The Huntington- Oyster Bay Audubon Society has plenty of information online and hosts monthly meetings at the CSH Library or check out one of their programs. Check out the Theodore Roosevelt Sanctuary & Audobon Center in Oyster Bay ~ oldest songbird sanctuary in the U.S!  Sign your kids up for their Summer Sanctuary Adventures.  Learn more about Volunteers for Wildlife located in Locust Valley and sponsor an animal.

7.  Be informed and support local land conservation efforts of the North Shore Land Alliance including DeForest Williams and the Shore Road Restoration Project , both in Cold Spring Harbor. Sign up for one of their various events.


8.  Discover the many Long Island Greenbelt Trails and enjoy Long Island's new national sites! Register for various hikes throughout the year. Long Island is lucky to have two National Park sites; Sagamore Hill National Historic Site in Oyster Bay and Fire Island National Seashore in Patchogue. Participate in events year round at these sites. 

9. Many of the gardens remain closed during the COVID pandemic but you can visit a local nursery and plant your own garden at home. Make a difference and plant a tree. Trees can help with soil erosion and contribute to dealing with carbon emissions. 

Stroll the gardens and natural settings of the area including Planting Fields Arboretum, Bailey Arboretum, Sands Point Preserve, and Old Westbury Gardens

10. You can have your own beach or neighborhood cleanup by tallying all the items you cleanup. Share picture of your cleanup and challenge your friends to do the same #EarthDayChallenge.

Start or join a local beach cleanup- the Surfrider Foundation for Central Long Island and Eastern Long Island sponsor various cleanups. The town of Huntington sponsors beach cleanups seasonally as well.  

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