Tuesday, April 9, 2019

Celebrate Roosevelt Island Nature And Explore Our Outdoors With IDig2Learn - Upcoming Birding Workshops, Sustainablility, Composting, Clothing & Electonic Recycling Info Too

According to Roosevelt Island based environmental advocacy non profit organization iDig2Learn:

iDig2Learn unites the community around the idea that children benefit greatly from time spent outdoors in nature exploring science and the origin of food through plant life.

iDig2Learn believes that working together to create green spaces, including science gardens, builds knowledge and creates another source of interest that will strengthen the bonds of friendship in diverse communities for years to come.

iDig2Learn provides memorable experiences in real-world settings allowing children and families to grow food and to connect with nature...
Roosevelt Island resident and iDig2Learn founder Christina Delfico reports:
We are proud to announce the upcoming iDig2Learn Series: Celebrating Roosevelt Island's Nature which will invite islanders of all ages to explore the island outdoors.

Islanders are lucky to be surrounded by open green space, mature flowering trees, community and teaching gardens, estuary waters and vast sky, and this series will welcome the public to discover our natural treasures. Throughout a series of workshops and experiences islanders will learn how habitat supports life. For example, plants support butterflies, bees and birds and pollinators are vital to much of the fruit and vegetables we eat. Plus our waters, land and air play a vital role in the health of all living things, including us. So whether we are learning about our sun's role in life on earth, or how to grow our own micro-greens, or which plants welcome birds and butterflies come join us outdoors to explore together.
Look out for the iDig2Learn Series: Celebrating Roosevelt Island's Nature activities throughout the spring and summer. Email iDig2Learn@gmail.com to sign up. Space is limited. The May 19 workshop is full but spaces still available for April 23 and 26.
Ms Delfico adds:
Also please Save the Date...

Saturday, April 27 #EarthLove event during the farmers market at Good Shepherd Plaza. Save the date and join us for a compost giveback, sustainable giveaways, and earth-friendly activities. Stay tuned for more details from RIOC and island groups.

During the Roosevelt Island Residents Association (RIRA) Common Council Meeting Public Session, Ms. Delfico reported on the Saturday April 27 Roosevelt Island Earth event as well as additional Roosevelt Island sustainability, composting, and electronic/clothing recyclying opportunities.

Ms Delfico asked the Common Council Members if they knew how many plastic bags are used each Saturday at the Farmers Market - the answer was .... 7 thousand plastic bags.

In order to reduce the number of plastic bags, 1 thousand re-usable tote bags will be given away at the Saturday April 27 Farmers Market as well as a drawing to give away 10 kitchen countertop compost bins.

For more info check out the iDig2Learn web site, twitter feed or email Ms Delfico.