Centerport, Northport, and Huntington Station: It was a very busy Earth Day this year for many environmentally conscious Huntingtonians. As in previous years, many organizations and neighborhoods banded together to celebrate the special day through community service, primarily in the form of local clean-ups. Legislator Stephanie Bontempi (R-18th L.D.), who participated in a variety of clean-ups last Earth Day, returned to the beaches and streets once again to do some sprucing up with volunteers.
“Earth Day is a time to reflect on the importance and fragility of our environment, that’s a given,” said Bontempi. “However, it’s also a time for action and demonstrating how small acts can make a difference. For example, by simply picking up plastic bags, broken bottles and other types of litter, we can protect wildlife and beautify our community.”
Those interested in participating in future Earth Day events and other volunteer opportunities should check out the calendars of their local civic associations and the postings of community interest groups on social media.