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Happy Earth Day!

We  enjoyed the Lorax exhibit at the Philadelphia Zoo because it fits this Month’s Earth Day celebrations so we included a photo above.  To this end, The Mayors, City Council and Police Departments of Rye, Mamaroneck and Larchmont are co-sponsoring “Share the Air” a No-Idling initiative on today April 23rd. The Police and the Sustainability teams created a wonderful awareness campaign including signage around our area and “take home activity” contests for our local schools.

Did you know that in 2 minutes an idling car consumes approximately the same gas as traveling 1 mile and that idling emissions are hazardous to health, especially that of children? Let’s help the environment, protect our children’s health and save money and gas by avoiding idling. Thanks to our Rye City sustainability team for all their efforts and kudos on the EPA award for the Reusable bag campaign and the Plastic bag legislation (starts in May).

Also, don’t forget that the Rye YMCA and the Safe Routes to School Committee are launching “Walk to School Week” today thru Friday, April 27th. Walking or biking is a fun way to exercise, reduce traffic congestion around our schools and protect the environment.

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