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Apr 19, 2019

How to Give Back for Earth Day in Astoria

Earth Day is this Monday, April 22, and we’re giving you a head start on ways to give back to the planet! Our environment is in a dire state, but (…)

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Earth Day is this Monday, April 22, and we’re giving you a head start on ways to give back to the planet! Our environment is in a dire state, but actions are being taken to suppress damage and there ARE ways you can do your part to help!

Astoria Park Alliance Earth Day: A Day of Service

When: Saturday, April 20, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. UPDATE: Now rescheduled to Saturday, April 27

Where: Astoria Park, 19 19th St, Queens

What: Help kick off the 2019 event season in Astoria Park with a day of service. Clean and beautify your neighborhood outdoor hangout spot so you can have a direct effect on your enjoyment of it this spring. As usual, wear work clothes and close-toed shoes.

Buffalo Exchange Earth Day $1 Day Sale

When: Saturday, April 20, 11 a.m. – 8 p.m. (While Supplies Last)

Where: 29-16 Ditmars Blvd, Astoria

What: On Saturday, April 20, all Buffalo Exchange locations across the country will have a selection of men’s and women’s clothing, shoes and accessories for just $1 APIECE! It gets even better – 100 percent of the proceeds will be donated to The Humane Society of the United States and their efforts to rescue animals from natural disasters and abusive conditions. The sale is CASH ONLY and clothes move quickly, so be sure to get there early!

1st Annual Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 5K Family Fun Run/Walk

When: Saturday, April 27, 9 a.m. – CHECK IN BEGINS AT 7 a.m.

Where: Astoria Park, 19 19th St, Queens

What: The Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez 5K is a Family Fun Run & 1K Kid Dash supporting U.S. Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal on the Saturday following Earth Day. The course will take runners around Astoria Park and along the waterfront on Shore Blvd in Astoria, Queens. The route is easy, mostly flat, and fast. We ask all runners to support Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and the Green New Deal by making a direct donation https://secure.actblue.com/donate/5kfamilyday.

Follow Along with the Climate Mobilization Act

Yesterday, April 18, the Climate Mobilization Act passed in the New York City Council! The act is NYC’s own version of the Green New Deal, and “aims to dramatically slash the city’s planet-warming emissions, create thousands of blue-collar jobs and set the stage for future state and federal climate policies” (Huffington Post).

The effort has been led by our own Councilman Costa Constantinides, and the biggest part of the legislation requires landlords (of buildings of over 25,000 square feet) to slash emissions 40 percent by 2030, and double the cuts by 2050. Stay informed and updated in the news and on social media. And/or, show where his constituents stand by calling in and expressing your support at 718-274-4500.

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