OCCA’s annual Earth Festival event returns on April 21, 2018 at Milford Central School. New this year is the Community Clothing Swap.
“The New York State Department of Environmental Conservation estimates that over one billion pounds of clothing and textiles are thrown out in the state each year,” said Leslie Orzetti, OCCA’s Executive Director. “We hope this will cut down some of the waste a little.”
Gently used, good condition clothing of all kinds will be accepted and put on display in the school cafeteria. Earth Festival attendees will have the opportunity to look through the clothing and take what they need. At the end of the day, leftover clothing will be given to various charities. The event is free and open to the public. Monetary donations are welcome, but not required.
“The clothing swap enables us to help people find new homes for their gently-used goods, and to find good quality clothes for themselves and their families,” said Angelica Palmer, who is running the swap for the event.
Items can be dropped off at the school beginning on Friday, April 20, from 4:00 to 8:00pm, or on Saturday, April 21, from 9:30 through 1 p.m. The festival runs on Saturday, April 21, from 11 am to 3 pm. Earth Festival movie night is on Friday, April 20, at 6:30 pm.
Earth Festival is an environmentally-focused, interactive event featuring exhibits, workshops, vendors, food and entertainment, all with a fun, earth-friendly twist. Earth Festival is a program of the Otsego County Conservation Association. Sponsors include Cooperstown Natural Foods, Otsego 2000, and CNY Tent Rentals.
Founded in 1968, Otsego County Conservation Association is a private, non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the appreciation and sustainable use of Otsego County’s natural resources through education, research, resource management, advocacy, planning and practice. For more information, or to donate, visit www.occainfo.org.