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Riverkeeper Brings Awareness to Clean Water Issues on Earth Day

Hudson River

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Riverkeeper celebrated Earth Day by being involved with major New York awareness events and programs.

At the Earth Day New York celebration in Times Square, Riverkeeper President Alex Matthiessen spoke about clean water issues and shared the stage with Matthew Modine, Mayor Bloomberg, Dennis Hayes and other local, national and international environmental activists, business leaders, government officials and musical guests.
Download Alex’s speech

Riverkeeper also hosted informational tables in Times Square and at Grand Central’s Earth Day Festival Outdoors, where interested participants were asked to take our Tap Water Challenge. The tables were a huge success with people actively supporting our cause by becoming members and purchasing hundreds of dollars of Riverkeeper merchandise.

On Earth Day, Channel THIRTEEN/WNET.ORG released its film Fragile Waterways, which featured Riverkeeper staff members John Lipscomb and Josh Verleun and partner Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory scientist Greg O’Mullan. The film highlighted Riverkeeper’s work on the Gowanus Canal and can be viewed below.

And you can continue to support Riverkeeper by stopping by Terracycle/The Green Up Shop at the corner of 8th Avenue and 41st Street at the Port Authority Bus Terminal in New York City. Once an empty retail space, this shop has been transformed into an exhibition area and boutique for some of New York’s finest sustainable fashions and products. In honor of the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day, 1% of ALL sales from Green Up for the month of April will be generously donated to RIVERKEEPER.

EarthDayNY2010 Remarks – Alex Matthiessen

Fragile Waterways

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