Earth Day 2019- Protect Our Species! 393

Today, April 22nd, Earth Day is being celebrated across the globe.  It is a day dedicated to remind us that the Earth and its ecosystems provide us with life and sustenance.  Earth Day also recognizes a collective responsibility to promote harmony with nature and the Earth.

Our planet is home to millions of species that we know and love, and many more we have yet to discover. Unfortunately, human activity has disrupted the balance of nature. The world is facing the greatest rate of extinction it has seen since we lost the dinosaurs more than 60 million years ago. But, the rate of extinctions can still be slowed, and many of our declining, threatened and endangered species can still recover if we work together. Through immediate and collective action, extinction won’t become humanity’s most enduring legacy.

When we come together, the impact can be monumental. Go green by making small changes that add up to a big difference. Commit to earth-friendly acts, make more sustainable choices, reduce your carbon footprint, conserve energy and resources, collaborate on environmental projects in your community, and share your acts of green to help educate and inspire others to join the movement! Our choices and actions each and every day can help influence the protection of our species, the reduction of waste, and the conservation of energy.

Together we can support this years Earth Day theme of Protect Our Species!

Visit the Earth Day Network website for resources and to learn how you can take action.

Did you know?

  • Earth Day is Celebrated in 192 countries.
  • Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970.
  • Earth Day is the largest secular holiday in the world, celebrated by over a billion people each year.
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Bring Home the “Teacher’s Pet”, Free Back to School Adoptions 93

In celebration of the start of the new school year, the Town of Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center will offer free adoptions throughout the month of September for dogs and cats over the age of four years-old. The normal adoption fees of $137 for a dog and $140 for a cat will be waived and include free neuter or spay, vaccinations, microchip, license, heartworm test, flea and fecal.

Here are a few of the adoptable pets currently at Brookhaven Animal Shelter:


Those who are interested in adopting a dog or cat should visit the Brookhaven Animal Shelter and Adoption Center located at 300 Horseblock Road in Brookhaven. It is open Monday through Friday from 9:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Saturday from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. and Sunday from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. For more information, please visit or call 631-451-6950.


Town Partners with Long Island Housing Partnership to Provide Affordable Housing 145

 On August 27th, Brookhaven Town, working in conjunction with the Long Island Housing Partnership (LIHP), conducted a lottery at Brookhaven Town Hall to select 20 applicants who will be provided with an opportunity to purchase new, affordable condominiums at Country Pointe Meadows in Yaphank. These homes are offered for sale to eligible households that earn 80 percent or less of the area median income and will feature two bedrooms and one bath.

Supervisor Edward P. Romaine said, “I want to thank the Long Island Housing Partnership and Beechwood Yaphank LLC for working with the us to help make the dream of home ownership a reality. Brookhaven Town code ensures all housing developments must have at least 10 percent of its units dedicated to providing workforce or affordable housing, and this makes it easier for hard working families to remain on Long Island.”

Pictured left to right are LIHP President and CEO Peter Elkowitz; LIHP Senior Vice President James Britz; Supervisor Edward P. Romaine; Brookhaven Town Commissioner of Housing and Human Services Alison Karppi and LIHP Executive Assistant Linda Mathews.



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