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      United Nations Day 2019: "Our Planet, Our Future" in White Plains

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      October 20, 2019

      Sunday   2:30 PM

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      United Nations Day 2019: "Our Planet, Our Future"

      The United Nations Association of Westchester invites you and motivated students to join us for a county-wide showcase of student projects and campaigns that respond to the climate crisis. UNA-Westchester’s celebration of United Nations Day 2019 will be held on October 20th from 3:00 to 5:00 pm (registration begins at 2:30) at the Community Unitarian Universalist Congregation, 468 Rosedale Ave., White Plains NY 10605. This UN Day celebration will be a follow-up to our Annual Meeting which featured Westchester leaders who are successfully taking action on the climate crisis. A youth delegate to the Civil Society Conference in Salt Lake City, Annie Deng, will lead off the program. The discussion will be led by Nina Orville (Director, Solar Programs, Sustainable Westchester & Co-chair, Energy Committee, Westchester Climate Crisis Task Force) and Peter McCartt (Director, Sustainable Westchester and Chair, Climate Crisis Task Force). The event will feature demonstrations by Westchester students who are involved in climate action projects and campaigns. A Climate Action Dialogue with students who are taking action – led by Peter McCartt, Nina Orville, and Paul Presendieu - will feature:     Community gardens – WCC & Yonkers Partners in Education (YPIE)    Sunrise Movement – Mamaroneck HS students    Plastic pollution - Mount Vernon High School students    Climate Stories Project – Berenice Thompkins    Video on Earth Sustainability from former Woodlands HS student     Protection of Westchester water ways – Blue Team, CURB Beczak    Saw Mill River flood abatement – Green Team, Groundwork Hudson Valley    Solar Cookers – Alan Bigelow and Nyack HS student and a Sustainable Fashion presentation by Adalinda and mini-Models.    There will be a networking ZERO-WASTE reception to follow the program. All Westchester residents are cordially invited. Please bring your friends and family to this important celebration of the United Nations 74th anniversary. The event is free and open to the public, but please register!

      Categories: Neighborhood | Politics & Activism

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