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April 11, 2017 > Celebrate Earth Day in Fremont by going green

Celebrate Earth Day in Fremont by going green

Submitted By the City of Fremont

After years of lamenting that itÕs not easy being green, Kermit the Frog from The Muppets family might change his mind on Earth Day.

ThatÕs because Earth Day is all about being green. Stepping up recycling programs, developing clean-burning fuels, and using alternative energies like wind and solar power all contribute to a cleaner and greener Earth. ThatÕs the idea behind Earth Day.

And in Fremont, the day is going to be celebrated in a big way. The city is sponsoring a ÒLetÕs Go Green TogetherÓ Earth Fair on Saturday, April 22. Highlighting the family-friendly event will be dozens of informational booths staffed with experts who will offer visitors eco-friendly tips for going green at home, school, on the job and in the community

Among environmental topics covered:

¥Recycling and waste reduction efforts
¥Eco-friendly gardening and composting options
¥Healthy eco-system management
¥Climate change impacts and mitigation strategies
¥Local conservation programs
¥Local food systems and healthy eating choices
¥Renewable energy and alternative transportation

Visitors during the 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. fair also will be able to take advantage of free residential drop-off services for various hazardous items including syringes and needles (in approved containers), unused medications and mercury thermometers.

People can also bring confidential paper documents for shredding, and donate old eyeglasses for recycling. Family events include a bike rodeo for kids, face painting, eco-friendly games and entertainment and arts and crafts areas.

The fair is co-sponsored by the City of FremontÕs Environmental Services Division and Washington Hospital. Admission is free.

Fremont Earth Day Fair
Saturday, April 22
11 a.m. Ð 3 p.m.
Washington Hospital West Building
2500 Mowry Avenue
(510) 494-4570

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