April 20, 2012 > Earth Day
Submitted By Cheryl Golden
Fremont will celebrate Earth Day on Saturday, April 21. Approximately 40 exhibitors will be on hand to share various environmental messages. Earth Day visitors will have a chance to learn more about waste reduction and recycling, conserving water, reducing energy use, protecting wildlife and the watershed, preventing pollution, reducing the use of toxic products at home, and bay friendly gardening techniques.
Earth Day will also have some great activities for children. Kids can unleash their creativity with a local artist who will coordinate arts and crafts activities. There will also be a juggler, live animals, and more.
The event will feature a torchiere lamp exchange, where residents can bring their old 300-watt or greater halogen lamp and a copy of their Pacific Gas and Electric Company bill in exchange for a new, free energy efficient lamp. Sign up for free energy audits this summer.
Other meaningful activities include a drop off for old eye glasses, collection of sharps (must be in approved sharps container), old medications, and exchanging a hazardous mercury thermometer for a mercury-free thermometer at no charge.
Our Creek Cleanup event will be from 9 a.m. to noon at Stivers Lagoon in Central Park (across from the Water Park) at 40500 Paseo Padre Parkway.
More information is available at www.Fremont.gov/earthdayflyer or by calling the City's Environmental Services Division at 510-494-4570.
Saturday, April 21
11 a.m. - 3 p.m.
2500 Mowry Ave., Fremont
9 a.m. - 12noon
40500 Paseo Padre Pkwy, Fremont