The first Arbor Day was held on April 10, 1872. On that day, one million trees were planted in Nebraska to recognize the importance of trees.
The first Earth Day was held April 22, 1970 in order to raise awareness of worldwide environmental issues.
The Buffalo Enviro-Fair was established seven years ago to pay tribute to these two days, along with countless other efforts that have been established to spread awareness of the importance of issues ranging from corporate pollution to recycling to green transportation to Global Warming.
We are fortunate to have a number of groups in Buffalo that are dedicated to protecting the environment, and enhancing the lives of all through progressive solution-based efforts. But it is our collective daily choices that will ultimately make the biggest impact. “This will be our 7th year and — as far as I can tell — we are now the only Earth Month celebration left in Western New York, so we hope everyone will come, interact with our environmental exhibitors, get a free tree seedling, and help us plant another street tree near City Hall on April 26th,” said Paul D. Maurer, Chairman of Buffalo Enviro-Fair and Re-Tree WNY.
On April 26, 2013, come down to Niagara Square and visit the booths of sustainable and green organizations, and companies that specialize in sustainability (rain or shine). If there are any environmental groups that would like to participate in this growing awareness campaign, please contact Paul Maurer.
Let’s make this the best Enviro-Fair yet… and if you can’t make it to the fair, then do your part at home, at school or at work. It’s about time that we all give back to the earth in whatever way we can.
7th Annual Buffalo Enviro-Fair | Presented by Re-Tree WNY
A FREE event in Niagara Square in front of Buffalo’s City Hall Friday | April 26, 2013 | 11am-2pm
Green tip from GirlFriday:
How Long does it take to decompose?
Paper Towel – 2-4 weeks
Banana Peel – 3-4 weeks
Paper Bag – 1 month
Newspaper – 1.5 months
Apple Core – 2 months
Cardboard – 2 months
Cotton Glove – 3 months
Orange peels – 6 months
Plywood – 1-3 years
Wool Sock – 1-5 years
Milk Cartons – 5 years
Cigarette Butts – 10-12 years
Leather shoes – 25-40 years
Tinned Steel Can – 50 years
Foamed Plastic Cups – 50 years
Rubber-Boot Sole – 50-80 years
Plastic containers – 50-80 years
Aluminum Can – 200-500 years
Plastic Bottles – 450 years
Disposable Diapers – 550 years
Monofilament Fishing Line – 600 years
Plastic Bags – 200-1000 years
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