2021 Initiatives

Sustainability Literature at The Saltaire Library

In partnership with The Saltaire Library, and Miss Kate the SCA has purchased over ONE HUNDRED books to appeal to both fledgling sustainability practitioners as well as to more advanced experts. There will be reading choices for all to take advantage of and learn from. Books will be available on the libraries online catalog. Titles were selected for both adults and children from the following categories: global warming, flora & fauna, gardening & composting, reducing waste, clean water.

The following are just a sampling of some of the great titles that are ready for your enjoyment:

  • Zero Waste: Simple Life Hacks to Drastically Reduce Your Trash by Shia Su
  • Sustainable Home: Practical projects, tips and advice for maintaining a more eco-friendly household by Christine Liu
  • Greta's Story: The Schoolgirl Who Went on Strike to Save the Planet by Valentina Camerini
  • Let My People Go Surfing: The Education of a Reluctant Businessman--Including 10 More Years of Business Unusual by Yvon Chouinard
  • The Sea Around Us by Rachel Carson
  • Gardening Lab for Kids: 52 Fun Experiments to Learn, Grow, Harvest, Make, Play, and Enjoy Your Garden by Renata Brown
  • Monarchs and Milkweed: A Migrating Butterfly, a Poisonous Plant, and Their Remarkable Story of Coevolution by Anurag Agrawal
  • How to Raise Monarch Butterflies: A Step-by-Step Guide for Kids (How It Works) by Carol Pasternak
  • Eat Like a Fish: My Adventures as a Fisherman Turned Restorative Ocean Farmer by Bren Smith
  • Emperors of the Deep: Sharks--The Ocean's Most Mysterious, Most Misunderstood, and Most Important Guardians by William McKeever
  • Rodale's Ultimate Encyclopedia of Organic Gardening : The Indispensible Green Resource for Every Gardener by Rodale Press
  • The Secret Wisdom of Nature: Trees, Animals, and the Extraordinary Balance of All Living Things ― Stories from Science and Observation (The Mysteries of Nature) by Peter Wohlleben

Special Experiences

Family Beach, Bay and Village Clean Up

The entire family is invited to clean up debris and materials hazardous to our wildlife. Meet at the Gazebo to pick up your supplies at 9:45am. Prizes for heaviest haul and most items found!

All relevant COVID-19 safeguards are required to participate in this experience.

  • Including masks
  • Gloves will be supplied
  • Tools cannot be shared!

Monarch Habitat Lifecycle Project: Watch the Metamorphosis!

This unique initiative is in partnership with Miss Kate from the Saltaire Library and sponsored by the SCA for the purchase of 30 monarch butterfly habitats. The purpose of the project is for children and families to observe and learn about the magical and scientific process of a caterpillar transforming into a magnificent monarch butterfly. Some details:

  • Distribution of the habitats will coincide with timing of when the monarchs lay their eggs, likely to be the second week in July.
  • This initiative is a 4-week commitment.
  • Participants will be provided with a habitat, a monarch caterpillar, and a milkweed plant that the caterpillar needs to grow.
  • There will be a special Facebook page and weekly monarch happenings postings to chart participants progress
  • Weekly visits from our own FI Butterfly Lady willed be an added benefit.
  • Plus, all will have the ability to track the progress of Miss Kate’s Monarch habitat through a live webcam!

The project is now filled!

Small Group Bay, Beach and Village Clean Up

Meet at the Gazebo to pick up your supplies at 9:45am. Prizes for heaviest haul and most items found! All relevant COVID-19 safeguards are required in order to participate in this experience.

  • Including masks
  • Gloves will be supplied
  • Tools cannot be shared!