About the Initiative

About the Initiative

Earth Day Everyday
An initiative with long-lasting purpose, Friends of Pound Ridge (FoPR) proudly presents Earth Day Everyday!

With the critical environmental issues we face around the globe, this is how we are tackling climate change.

Why not think of Earth Day as an everyday effort? Learning how to live a low waste lifestyle and embracing these habits every single day can have a lasting positive impact on our environment. Let us make this a simple and easy experience to show you how to Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, and Compost!

Our initiative kick-off was with our Low Waste Exhibition last April 2021, in celebration of Earth Day. Next we held our first Annual Earth Day Everyday Celebration 2022 on April 23rd with an Expo of over 30 exhibitors, 9 EDEx Talks speakers, sustainable and organic food, our Earth Day Everyday Pop-Up with its Water Refill Station and Compost Waste Station, along with family fun activities to show you how your small changes can lead to big change!

Our 3rd Annual Earth Day Everyday Celebration in April 2023 showcased an Expo of over 30 exhibitors and introduced EDE Radio with talks by our exhibitors and experts. We had sustainable and organic food, our Earth Day Everyday Pop-Up with its Water Refill Station and Compost Waste Station, along with family fun activities such as Animal Embassy with their live creatures, a nature photo booth, natural face painting, arts and crafts, and live music!

Due to circumstances beyond our control, there will not be a 2024 Earth Day Everyday Festival. However, 2025 is on our radar and hope to be back.

In the meantime, look for us at Friends of Pound Ridge and other local events with our Earth Day Everyday Pop-up – Water Refill Station, Education Table, Staffed Waste Stations, and Waste Reduction Consultations. Our Water Refill Station continues to keep thousands of single-use plastic bottles out of our local waste stream. Bring your refillable water bottle to fill up or get a compostable cup of free water. At the same time, we will teach you about composting and local composting options to significantly reduce your trash. Learn more about composting and let us show you how we create successful low waste events. Hope to see you around town!

We intend for this website to be the local knowledge base for all things low waste to continue and enhance your everyday lifestyle. Sign up for our Newsletter to get regular updates and information!

Meet the Team

Christopher Boey, FoPR Liaison
Melinda Avellino, Chair
Lindsay Avellino, Art Director
Caroline Shepard, Committee Member

In Association

Town of Pound Ridge Recycling Center
Bill’s Take It or Leave It Spot
Food Scrap Collection/Community Compost
Curbside Compost
Recycle Right with Riley


Earth Day Everyday supports the Town’s Climate Smart Community Task Force and its efforts in educating the public about the benefits of climate-smart materials management. Reducing waste, reusing materials, repairing items, composting food scraps, and recycling are all actions that reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by preventing waste from entering landfills.

As of 2020, the Town of Pound Ridge is a Bronze Certified Climate Smart Community
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