From the paddling folks in Ithaca, New York who put on the Cayuga Lake Cup, #Paddle4Change is a summer-long project to preserve, respect, and appreciate the environment through paddling, trash clean-up, and art as we adjust to paddling with social distance this summer.
Here’s how it works:
- Beginning May 31 and ending August 15, (the date the Cayuga Lake Cup would have been!):
a) Paddle as you usually would, AND
b) When you see trash or garbage – cuz you know it’s there – collect it and take it back with you.
c) Recycle or dispose of it properly, and better yet:
d) Turn it into art! NEXT!
- Share photos of everything you create using the hashtags #Paddle4Change and #Trash2Art on Instagram and Facebook and tag @CayugaLakeCup.
- Check out what other folks are doing and show your appreciation with comments and likes.
- The “art” will be judged by the public through the number of likes received!
- For the serious folks we will have a panel to judge art as well as a physical exhibit in the Central New York region in the fall! When the challenge ends, “winners” and “awards” in different categories will be announced.
But really, we all win by taking part: Individually, we get to paddle, we help preserve and reclaim the environment, we turn trash into art, and collectively, we’re doing it as a paddle community. MAHALO!!……. (Feel free to personalize)
About the Cayuga Lake Cup
The Cayuga Lake Cup takes place on August 14 – 16 at beautiful Myers Park in Lansing, NY. This is a 3-day community expo celebrating lake, land, and human wellness in the beautiful Finger Lakes Region of Upstate NY.