NarbEarth Week 2021

Dear Earth Loving Friends,

Spring is here and it’s time to honor the Earth! This year, the Narberth Civic Association is hosting a week-long celebration & invites you to join us from April 18th - 24th for any or all of the following NarbEarth Week offerings:

Sunday, April 18th - Saturday, April 24th

“Take 10”: NarbEarth Week Neighborhood Clean-up

Co-hosted by Narberth Civic Association & N.I.C.E.

The first step towards protecting our planet is keeping trash off our streets, out of our streams & beyond. We invite you to “take 10” during NarbEarth Week & join your fellow community members in a self-paced, socially-distanced borough-wide “spring cleaning”.  Whether it’s an overrun trash can in one of our public spaces or picking up a bit of litter left behind on trash day, commit to taking 10 minutes to beautify a bit of Narberth! Post & share a picture of your clean-up success on social media with #NarbEarthWeek and be proud of your mini accomplishment!

Sunday, April 18th, 4:30 - 5:00 pm

“NarbEarth Kids” Virtual Kick-off

Hosted by Kirsten Sams (KIRative Endeavors) & Bayista Khan (Indispensable Artist)

NarbEarth kids will save the world!

During NarbEarth Week, kids ages 4-12 will have an opportunity to participate in a virtual scavenger hunt! Join the kickoff to learn about 10 EARTH-SAVING TASKS to complete for a chance to win a gift certificate to Village Treats! Complete 1 task or all - - your choice!  Snap a picture of yourself performing each task & ask a grown-up to help post it to social media using #narbearthkids & tagging @kirativeendeavors + @indispensableartist. Each task posted is an entry into our raffle drawing on Saturday, April 24th @1pm on Facebook Live (on the NCA Facebook page). All entries must be received by Friday, April 23rd at 9pm.

Join Kick-off event here:

https://zoom.us/j/91564025785?pwd=Z1BxWE41Q0RqbTV6dDhaT1RGUk4wUT09

Meeting ID: 915 6402 5785

Passcode: earth

Monday, April 19th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Webinar - - How to Live a Low-Impact Lifestyle

Kimberley Bezak (SHIFT Sustainable Goods & Services)

Are you eco-curious & ready to get started? Feeling stuck & seeking to boost your eco-efforts? Let’s go!

This comprehensive overview of low-impact / zero-waste lifestyle will appeal to folks new on the journey towards living a lower impact life, as well as folks who have been traveling along the path to more sustainable living for some time.

Join webinar here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85335044985?pwd=RkZMblNZMytCWDRYaUUrdGUvT2Jndz09

Meeting ID: 853 3504 4985

Passcode: 555514

Tuesday, April 20th, 7:00 - 8:00 pm - Apologies, this event is cancelled

Webinar - - It Takes a Village for a Sustainable Giving Garden

Dianne Moore (Cooperative Gardens of Narberth)

Sprouting just a year ago, Cooperative Gardens of Narberth has blossomed to create a place where people can connect, collaborate, and inspire one another to grow food for themselves, their families, and our neighbors in need, and work together to build a sustainable and food secure future for everyone.

 

Join us for an overview of where we are one year in, our 2021 plans for expansion and pollinator gardens, and how you can get in on the gardening action at the gardens or from your home!

Thursday, April 22nd, 7:00 - 8:00 pm

Webinar - - Off Their Screens and Into the Wild: Helping Kids Develop a Lifelong Love for Nature

Jill Shashaty (Riverbend Environmental Education Center)

Parents and caregivers know that getting children off their screens and into the natural world is essential for kids' emotional, mental, and physical well-being. But how? Join Jill Shashaty -- Riverbend Education Specialist, PA Master Naturalist, and parent of 4 -- for a webinar where we will explore ways to plan successful nature outings, engage children of all ages in natural settings, and set them up for a lifelong love of nature.

Join webinar here:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/81889821153?pwd=ak1CLzRBa2tFRlVDcnVMOXBJWk1KZz09

Meeting ID: 818 8982 1153

Passcode: 263094

Saturday, April 24th, 11:00 am - 1:00 pm

Socially-Distanced Perennial Plant Swap

Hosted by Narberth Civic Association

Calling all gardeners! It's time to clear out and revitalize your garden!

NarbEarth Week concludes Saturday, April 24th with our wonderful PLANT SWAP from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, in Narberth park next to the library. Dig up, pot and bring perennials (& house plants) to swap, or make a donation for the plants you take home. You can also bring extra annuals you’ve started indoors. Label your plants, or we'll provide labels. No need to use real flower pots - - plastic containers work fine, or cut off the bottoms of plastic bottles and jugs to create containers of different sizes. All plastics will later be rinsed out and reused or recycled. We’ll be socially distanced, and mask wearing as required by ordinance in the park. Questions? Contact Georgette DuBois at 484-995-3619 or yogageorgette@gmail.com.

Saturday, April 24th 11:00 - 1:00 pm

Collection of Hard-to-Recycle Household Items @Chet Tyson Pavilion

Sasha Weaver & Jim Speer (Pop-up Recycling Narberth)

Don't toss hard-to-recycle items in the trash! 

Even though these items are NOT accepted in our curbside recycling bin, they can be responsibly recycled / reused. During NarbEarth Week, we’re partnering with Pop-up Recycling Narberth to divert select household items from the landfill (see poster below). Drop-off items at the pavilion on April 24th from 11-1, OR to schedule an appointment to drop off items during NarbEarth Week send a message to Pop-Up Recycling Narberth on Facebook or email pop-uprecyclingnarberth@gmail.com.