Green Day in the Bay 2018

 

The Civic Foundation will be hosting the 11th Annual Green Day in the Bay on Saturday, May 5th, 2018 from 9–12pm at Cahill Park.  The event will include a community clean-up and an ECO Fair. The ECO Fair will have many interactive vendor activities for adults and children to experience. 

IMPORTANT NOTE: The Village of Whitefish Bay is hosting the collection of recycled items in the west parking lot at Dominican High School.   The drop-off for recycled items is *not* at Cahill Park.  Click for details @ wfbvillage.org

We are happy to co-promote some additional Whitefish Bay Village, green and healthy activities that will be taking place on May 5th.


Run the Bay: The Whitefish Bay Education Foundation is hosting, Run the Bay on Saturday, May 5th. Run the Bay is a 10 kilometer, 5 kilometer and kids run through Whitefish Bay. Advanced registration is recommended. http://www.runthebay.org/

Community Clean-Up 9–10am

From 9-10am there will be an organized community wide clean-up. We need your help to beautify Whitefish Bay! We are looking for volunteers and families to form “Green Teams” to pick-up trash in our streets, parks and beaches. Prior to Green Day, you will receive a map of your team’s designated area to clean-up. Please bring you own work gloves and garbage bag(s). To sign up to volunteer, please email your name and/or your team name to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  

Eco Fair 9–12pm

An ECO Fair will be held at Cahill Park. The ECO Fair will feature exhibitors:

  • Urban Ecology
  • North Shore Health Department
  • WFB Middle School/The Green Team
  • Doterra Essential Oils
  • Solar Energy
  • Victory Garden
  • WFB Garden Club/Brid City
  • Cumberland Student Council
  • Picing up Speed Bluegrass Band
  • Susie Wienke Yoga
  • The Green Team
  • Stone Creek Coffee
  • WFB 5th grade green project
  • Schlitz Audubon Nature Center
  • Girl Scouts Cumberland
  • Reflo and the Green Schools Consortium of Milwaukee
  • MSOE



Additional vendors coming soon. Please check back or stop by Green Day in the Bay!

Thank you to our Sponsors

This event would not be possible without the support of our gracious business sponsorships. We would like to give a special thank you to JK Lee Black Belt Academy, Mathnasium, Roman Candle Pizza, Gerhard's Kitchen & Bath, and Stone Creek Coffee!



HISTORY of GREEN DAY IN THE BAY

Now in its 11th year, Green Day in the Bay was started by local residents Gwen Koscinski, Julie Erickson, and Bob Kuesel who were interested in celebrating green and healthy activities in the village. Complimentary to Earth Day, (Earth Day’s history originates in Wisconsin as well – founded by the United States Senator from Wisconsin Gaylord Nelson in 1970), Green Day in the Bay provides a forum for Whitefish Bay residents to explore the three "R’s" of environmental awareness: reducing, reusing, and recycling.

Known for its beautiful lakefront setting, Whitefish Bay benefits from parks, beaches, and green spaces with stunning water views. But residents realize that with that privilege comes some responsibility as well. Green Day in the Bay serves as a conscious reminder that what we do in our community affects one of the world’s largest freshwater resources, Lake Michigan. 

In addition to the clean up and weed out efforts on Green Day in the Bay, family teams volunteer for weekly beach clean-ups throughout the summer season when the beaches are most used. Whitefish Bay residents are stewards of the lake, and exhibitors at Green Day in the Bay offer information on green and healthy living not only in the village, but also connect us with our Great Lake to the east and our world community.