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“Sustainable Futures” Earth Day event set for April 20 in Glens Falls

A young boy stands by a table set up for Earth Day celebration

Glens Falls, NY – The Glens Falls Earth Day Planning Committee (Crandall Library, Sustainable PR, and the City of Glens Falls), is excited to announce the centerpiece of this year’s Earth Day Celebration – An exclusive presentation by Tony Buettner, the national spokesperson for the Blue Zones movement. This year’s Earth Day Celebration will take place on Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Glens Falls City Park, embracing the theme “Sustainable Futures.”

At the heart of this year’s celebration lies the message of longevity and well-being brought forth by Tony Buettner’s presentation. As the national spokesperson for Blue Zones, Buettner brings a wealth of knowledge and insights garnered from years of research on communities worldwide where residents live remarkably long and healthy lives.

Tony Buettner

Tony Buettner. Provided photo.

Featured prominently in the Netflix documentary “Live to 100,” the Blue Zones movement advocates for lifestyle and environmental changes to promote healthy living. Buettner’s presentation will delve into the core principles behind the Blue Zones philosophy, offering practical strategies for the Glens Falls Community and its residents to adopt these life-enhancing practices.

“Crandall Public Library is honored to host Mr. Buettner in recognition of Earth Day,” said Kathleen Naftaly, director of the city’s library. “We wanted this year’s event to focus on sustainability in a holistic sense, and The Blue Zones Project is dedicated to empowering communities to embrace sustainable practices for healthier lifestyles – nothing can embody sustainability better than that.”

Tony Buettner’s presentation will be held at the Charles R. Wood Theater located at 207 Glen St, Glens Falls, NY, from 6 to 7 p.m. There is no cost to attend, but registration is required – register now through the Crandall Library’s events and program’s calendar.

About Blue Zones Project:
Blue Zones Project® is a community-led well-being improvement initiative designed to make healthy choices easier through permanent changes to a city’s environment, policy, and social networks. For more information, visit

Photo at top: A young boy checks out the Earth Day 2023 BOCES Conservation table at last year’s event in Glens Falls. Provided photo.

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