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Glendale Invites Community to Celebrate Earth Month

This April, the Glendale Office of Sustainability is inviting the community to celebrate Earth Month through a series of environmentally conscious events and initiatives.
Themed “Reconnect with the Earth,” this year’s Earth Month Fest aims to inspire residents to embrace environmental stewardship, deepen their understanding of the planet and actively participate in sustainable practices.
The cornerstone event, the Earth Day Fair, is scheduled for Saturday, April 20, at Verdugo Park from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This zero-waste fair promises a fun day for families, kids, teens and adults, featuring a variety of activities such as educational opportunities, interactive games, rock climbing, face painting, carnival games and more.
Attendees can also expect performances by “We Tell Stories” and the “SoCal Mobile Zoo,” showcasing cool critters. More than 30 booths from vendors and community groups will be present, alongside food trucks offering delicious eats. Attendees are encouraged to bring their own water bottles, containers, cutlery, and to commute to the fair by walking, biking and using public transit in honor of Earth Day. Participants can obtain bonus tickets for opportunity drawings throughout the day.
The event is a vibrant celebration of the planet, designed to engage all ages in the responsibility of environmental conservation.
The Earth Month Fest doesn’t stop with the Earth Day Fair. Glendale residents have a plethora of opportunities to engage with their environment throughout April and into May.
Highlights include:

  • Free compost giveaway: Residents can boost their garden with free compost created from the community’s organic waste on Saturday, April 13, at City Parking Lot 30 from 8 a.m. to noon, or until compost runs out.
  • Friday night lecture: “Get the Dirt on Dirt” and delve into the fascinating world of soil, a valuable natural resource, on Saturday, April 19, at Stone Barn Nature Center from 6:30 p.m.-8:30 p.m. Registration required.
  • Hike the Sycamore Canyon Wildlife Corridor: Residents can discover Glendale’s natural beauty and wildlife corridors on a guided hike with the Arroyos Foothill Conservancy on Saturday, May 4, at the Sycamore Canyon Preserve from 10 a.m. to noon. Registration required.
    For the full schedule of Earth Month events and activities, including how to register for specific events, visit GlendaleCA.gov/EarthDay. The Office of Sustainability encourages residents to participate in these events, embodying the spirit of Earth Month not just in April, but throughout the year.
    The Office of Sustainability can be contacted through email at Sustainability@GlendaleCA.gov or by calling (818) 548-4844, option 2. More information on the Office of Sustainability can be found at GlendaleCA.gov/Sustainability.

    First published in the April 13 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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