The art of stopping climate change

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This custom estate map (from a regenerative farm in Goshen) illustrates what will be created by Croton artist Eleanor Kwei for the winner of the Cure100 fundraiser raffle.

Have you found yourself seeing, hearing or reading something at least once or twice a week about the extinction of our planet’s flora and fauna, or the horrific destruction caused by forest fires and storms, or the pollution of our oceans?

You know it’s all part of climate change and you even do your best to use your thermal container for water (no plastic bottles), compost organics, eat less meat and even bought a electric vehicle, or install solar panels on your roof. But can you do more? Yes there is.

You can join like-minded neighbors who work collectively as volunteers to help educate the public about the different ways to eliminate carbon (the main cause of our earth’s warming) as well as understand our carbon footprint. personal.

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Starting April 25, by scanning this QR code, you will be able to bid on works by local artists to raise funds to help reduce our carbon footprint.

They are people at the forefront of change by urging school districts to buy or lease electric school buses, meeting with developers to build low-emission buildings, and urging our legislators to insist on climate education for our students from kindergarten to 12th grade.

Such a group is CURE100.org (Communities United to Reduce Emissions 100%). It has five chapters in New York: Crotone, Yorktown, Ossining, Philipstown and Port Washington.

CURE100 is sponsoring an event for artists – and for all of us who appreciate art – to come together as sustainability advocates who want to do more.

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Art for climate action is an exhibition, auction and raffle scheduled for Saturday, April 30 from 4-8:30 p.m. at KinoSaito Arts Center, Verplanck, 115 7th Street, Hudson River.

More than 30 artists from the Hudson Valley region and five international guest artists are sharing their talents in painting, photography, pottery, sculpture and jewelry. For those unable to attend, bids can be placed on all artwork from a phone or other digital device, starting April 25, when the auction goes live . Closing of the auction on April 30 in the evening.

In the meantime, you can also win a unique raffle prize: a personalized illustrated map of your home and its surroundings. Take part in the raffle now at cure100.org/art-for-climate.

Join us to help raise awareness of the pressing climate issue and raise funds for essential work to fight climate change.

Susan Buck is a retired educator who works for climate change. She sits on the board of Yorktown100, a group of volunteer neighbors who strive to reduce our carbon footprint by 5% per year through various programs.

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