Earth Day is this weekend and the City has some ways you can get involved in being green. If you can’t make the city sponsored event here are some other ways you can get involved:
- Live near a park? Invite your neighbors to bring gloves, trash bags and trash grabbers if they have them and have a fun day of park cleanup.
- Visit Rialto’s Community Garden and learn about the types of food that Rialto Urban Gardeners are growing.
- Get neighborhood kids together to plant plants or draw pictures of what being earth Friendly means to them.
- Tour a local orchard Like Adams Acres and teach kids about local food and the history of the region we live in.
- Walk around your neighborhood and collect trash and recycling from the streets and planters in the neighborhood.
No matter what you do make sure that everyone knows that it is our part to make our city and surrounding communities a beautiful place to live.
Here are some good tips for you to remember when talking about Earth Day:
- The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency estimates for every 1 million mobile devices recycled, 35 thousand pounds of copper, 772 pounds of silver, 75 pounds of gold and 33 pounds of palladium can be recovered.
- Earth Day was founded by Senator Gaylord Nelson on April 22, 1970.
- More than 100 billion pieces of junk mail are delivered in the United States each year. (Be Earth wise and use digital advertising with Rialto Now)
- Recycling, reuse and re-manufacturing account for 3.1 million jobs in the U.S.
- More than 76% of cardboard boxes and 72% of newspaper were recycled in 2006 but less than 50% of printing and writing paper was recycled.