I am writing in my capacity as chair of the Pound Ridge Conservation Board about the upcoming townwide tag sale and also Farmers’ Market Sundays, two great activities that are good for the town and good for the planet. I want to give a pat on the back to the Pound Ridge Business Association and any other organizers and participants. These activities provide us with an opportunity get outdoors, stay socially distanced and address climate change.

Besides being great fun, the townwide tag sale helps to reduce waste. By reusing the treasures that we find at a tag sale, we keep them out of landfills and/or incinerators and that reduces greenhouse gas emissions. When the tag sale is over, I’d like to encourage participants either to bring items to a local thrift shop, place them in one of the containers for used clothing and household items behind the firehouse or at Pound Ridge Square, or call an organization that will pick up items (e.g. Goodwill or Vietnam Veterans).

Farmers’ markets are increasingly popular and I’m glad we have options in Pound Ridge. Farmers’ markets support local farmers while reducing the overall environmental footprint of food consumed within a community. Our two local farms, Pound Ridge Organics (a farm and cooperative) and Sweet Earth (a flower farm), also offer sustainable alternatives to the community.

Bravo to the conservation-minded people of Pound Ridge — the organizers, vendors, farmers and shoppers. What we do makes a difference.

Carolynn Sears

Chair, Conservation Board

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