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, listen to a little music by Pikin’ Up Speed, and have your kids check out the Speleo Cave and the Natural Playscape. Enter a drawing for a chance to win one of 10 rain barrels donated by MMSD.
11-11:20 - Bike Safety Mini-Talk
This short talk by the Wisconsin Bike Federation will offer safety tips to cyclists and families and will be followed by an optional family ride from Cahill Square to the Oak Leaf Trail.
Noon-1pm Family Friendly Short Ride
The Wisconsin Bike Federation will lead cyclists at a family-friendly pace on an approximately 3 mile loop from Cahill Square to the Oak Leaf Trail entrance and back.
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.
* Old Medications - The WFB Police Department will be collecting old medications for disposal.
Items available for drop-off include:
• Monitors and Terminals ($10 fee may apply)
• All Peripherals and PC parts
• Televisions ($10 fee may apply)
• FAX machines
• Copy Machines
• Cell Phones
• Telecom equipment
• Video conferencing
• Personal Electronics (video games)
• Radios and Stereo equipment
• DVD/CD/VCR equipment
COST: No cost to attend.
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 7th 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.