As I write this article, Pope Francis is in New York City. One of the purposes of his visit is to speak to the UN delegates about climate change. In December, world leaders will meet in Paris to try and come to an agreement about what they can do about climate change but most people don’t have very high expectations. Pope Francis recently came out with an encyclical that basically said that humans are fouling up the planet and we better stop doing it or we will be in very serious trouble!

On Sunday, October 11 the Green City Challenge Eco-Carnival will take place at La Plaza Cultural Community Garden on Avenue C and East 9th Street from 12 – 4 pm. This event will be full of fun activities for the entire family on the theme of sustainability. At the Eco-Carnival, you will learn many things you can do to lower your environmental impact. The best thing about the event is that it is free!

World leaders must do their part to combat climate change but every little thing we do to lower our environmental impact helps. Please bring your family, your neighbors, your friends, and your co-workers to the Eco-Carnival on Sunday, October 11! We hope to see you there.