Green Day in the Bay 2015
The 8th Annual "Green Day" in the Bay will be Saturday, May 2nd, 2015 from 9am - noon at Cahill Park. The day will be fun and informative with the following activities:
9am-Noon Eco Play & Info Fair
After the clean up drop your garbage at Cahill, grab a free Stone Creek coffee or hot cocoa, check out the Eco-Fair featuring exhibitors from the Whitefish Bay Garden Club, Whitefish Bay Farmer’s Market, Whitefish Bay Farmers and the Community Garden, North Shore Health Department, Wisconsin Bike Federation, Village Ace/Outdoor Living and MMSD, pick up a reusable shopping bag.
*** New this year: the Village of Whitefish Bay and the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation are supplementing fees for residents to dispose of electronics. New legislation to protect harmful disposal practices mean that there will be an on-site fee charged to residents for drop-off of some items containing toxic materials such as TV's and computers. Residents should be prepared to pay a fee for disposal of certain items.
More information will be shared as it becomes available.
WHAT TO BRING TO CAHILL PARK:
* Used Books - The Freinds of WFB Library will be available to take your used books.
* Used Bikes - Residents are urged to bring their used bikes to Whitefish Bay’s Cahill Park where Whitefish Bay students and representatives of the Bike Federation will receive the donations. After collection, the bikes will be tuned and repaired through the Bike Federation’s Safe Routes to School program and then distributed around the Milwaukee area to aid in teaching children about healthy life style choices which include cycling for exercise and transportation and to educate kids about safe biking practices.
* Habitat for Humanity - drop off for any household goods, clothing, kitchen items, baby toys, electronics, etc.
Items available for drop-off include:
• Computers, printers, monitors, laptops, all e-waste - (NEW 2015: FEE MAY APPLY)
• Televisions ($10 fee may apply)
• FAX machines
• Copy Machines
• Cell Phones, Telephones, Telecom equipment
• Video conferencing
• Personal Electronics (video games)
• Radios and Stereo equipment, DVD/CD/VCR equipment
There will be FREE give-aways to include reusable grocery totes, live plants. Plus you’ll walk away with lots of fun ideas and interesting tips on ways to make your life greener and healthier.
THANK YOU TO OUR SPONSORS:
- Beaumont Place / Mandel Group
- Village Ace -- Village Outdoor Living -- Village Paint and Design
- Sarah Patzer & Megan Prekosovich -- Realty Executives Integrity
- Stone Creek Coffee
HISTORY of GREEN DAY IN THE BAY
As the Whitefish Bay Civic Foundation celebrates its 40th birthday this year, we’d like to take a moment to reflect on the history of some our events. Now in its 8th year, Green Day in the Bay was started by local residents Gwen Koscinski, Julie Erickson, and Bob Kuesel who were interested in celebrating green and healthy activities in the village. Complimentary to Earth Day, (Earth Day’s history originates in Wisconsin as well – founded by the United States Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson in 1970), Green Day in the Bay provides a forum for Whitefish Bay residents to explore the three "R’s" of environmental awareness: reducing, reusing, and recycling.
Known for its beautiful lakefront setting, Whitefish Bay benefits from parks, beaches, and green spaces with stunning water views. But residents realize that with that privilege comes some responsibility as well. Green Day in the Bay serves as a conscious reminder that what we do in our community affects one of the world’s largest freshwater resources, Lake Michigan.
In addition to the clean up and weed out efforts on Green Day in the Bay, family teams volunteer for weekly beach clean-ups throughout the summer season when the beaches are most used. Whitefish Bay residents are stewards of the lake, and exhibitors at Green Day in the Bay offer information on green and healthy living not only in the village, but also connect us with our Great Lake to the east and our world community.