Quick & Easy Actions Steps for Earth Day on April 22, 2022!

By The Bronxville Green Committee

April 20, 2022: Looking for ways to take action this Earth Day, April 22, but don’t know how to make the biggest impact?

We’ve got you covered! Below are a few QUICK and EASY action steps that make a big difference to our local community while also benefiting our homes and families. Even if you only have a few minutes, you can get something done and come back later to check off the others. Let’s get through this list together!

Have one minute?

-Follow us on Instagram @bxvgreencommittee

Have 5 minutes?

-Get a quick refresher on our Recycling Tips and Smart Food Waste Reduction Tips: Small daily habits make a big difference – to the environment and our wallets!

Have 15 minutes?

-Pick up your Food Scrap Recycling Kit from Village Hall: Bronxville’s growing Food Scrap Recycling Program is a turn-key residential composting program. Village Hall provides a kit residents can purchase that includes everything needed for an easy kitchen collection of food scraps and drop off for commercial composting!

-Download ConEd’s Grid Rewards App and start earning money by reducing energy use during peak spring and summer months. The app will alert you when to reduce energy to earn savings and reduce pollution caused when backup “peaker” plants are turned on during times of high energy demand.

Have 30 minutes?

-Learn about the importance of planting native plants and talk to your landscaper about eliminating pesticides from your maintenance – organics are healthier for your lawn and your family, and landscapers can easily switch to these treatments if you ask them.

Have more time?

-Get a FREE energy audit: Bedford2030 is running an energy challenge offering 150 Westchester residents a FREE energy audit with an energy coach – sign up is quick! Learn how to save money on energy bills, make your home more comfortable and reduce polluting greenhouse gas emissions.

-Participate in one of the many local cleanups this spring

-Bronxville’s Community Wide Clean Up: Saturday, April 23rd 10am. The event is sponsored by the Reformed Church of Bronxville, the Bronxville Green Committee, and Bronxville High School students, with support from the Village DPW. Meet in the Elementary School parking lot, Midland Avenue entrance. Bags and gloves will be provided. Small groups will be formed and assigned to different areas and routes around the Village. Bring the whole family!

-Westchester Parks Foundation: Volunteer opportunities range from invasive plant removal, trail clearing, gardening, wildlife habitat restoration and shoreline clean ups – preserving some of Westchester’s most valuable assets!

-Groundwork Hudson Valley Great Saw Mill River Clean Up: April 23, 2022 Join the annual Riverkeeper Sweep of the Hudson River and its tributaries.

Our goal is to be a helpful resource to Bronxville residents. Please let us know if you participate in any of these actions and have suggestions, or if you have in mind other topics you would like us to research and highlight in future programming. You can reach us at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The Bronxville Green Committee is a volunteer organization that is part of the Village of Bronxville. We work to propose and implement environmentally sustainable programs in our community. Visit our website to learn more and join our efforts.

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The Bronxville Green Committee

The Bronxville Green Committee is a volunteer organization under Village government.  We work with the Trustees and Village staff on programs that promote clean energy initiatives and sustainable ways of living. Our programs include The Bronxville Giving Garden, a community garden whose produce is donated to local groups; Take Back Day, when we collect items to be recycled; and Pollinator Pathways, which encourages adding native plants to our gardens. We believe everyone can make a difference by adopting simple, sustainable practices in daily life so we can work together to protect what we love -- our families, our homes and our town.

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