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Sustainable Long Island
Contact: Marilyn Goldstein
At Sustainable Long Island: 516 873-0230
At Marigold Communications: 516 883-3579 Cell; 516 353-4247

Nassau County Girl Scouts Get the Dirt on Brownfields

Sustainable Long Island and the Girl Scouts of Nassau County
Launch New Patch to Promote Redevelopment of Abandoned Properties

What: Press conference with Carle Place-Westbury Troops and other Nassau County
Girl Scouts to introduce The Brownfields Buster Patch, an environmental activity specially
designed for the Girl Scouts of Nassau County by Sustainable Long Island.

When: Tuesday, Aug. 2 10:30 AM

Where: Girl Scouts of Nassau County Service Center, 110 Ring Road West, Roosevelt Field,
Garden City.

Come join local Girl Scouts, the first to learn about earning the new Brownfields Buster Patch, as their eyes are opened to one of the biggest problems and at the same time, one of the best solutions related to Long Island's future growth. Brownfields are abandoned or underutilized sites that have real or potential contamination.

Standing close to a Long Island Brownfield that is being redeveloped, most of the Girl Scouts will hear the word for the first time. But starting this fall, they and sister troops can help redevelop and revitalize sites like this in their own communities as they identify brownfields and dream up better uses for abandoned properties.

This patch was developed by Sustainable Long Island, with grants from the Levitt Foundation; Annie E. Casey Foundation and Henry Philip Kraft Fund in the Long Island Community Foundation, to raise awareness of the issue and stimulate their active participation in helping resolve a problem that will affect their futures.

Participants include:
Nassau County Girl Scout Troops
Sol Marie Alfonso-Jones, Director of Programs, Sustainable Long Island Donna Vizian, EPA Assistant Regional Administrator for Policy and Management Donna Ceravolo, CEO/ Executive Director of the Girl Scouts of Nassau County Sarah Lansdale, Executive Director, Sustainable Long Island Thomas Suozzi Nassau County Executive

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