Earth Day events take place in April around Ventura County

By | March 30, 2024

At EarthDay.org, which bills itself as the global organizing center of the “world’s largest environmental movement,” an announcement declares the theme of this year’s Earth Day: “Planet versus Plastics.”

The organizers demand “a 60% reduction in plastic production by 2040 and the ultimate goal of building a plastic-free future for generations to come.”

Earth Day is officially April 22, but local Earth Day events throughout the month will highlight a wide range of environmental issues. In addition to showcasing alternatives to plastic products, local events will include electric car shows, recycling reminders, energy saving ideas, gardening tips and the usual festival fun, food and music.

Here are some upcoming events:

Saint Paula

  • April 6, 9:00am – 10:00am Railroad Plaza Park. Tree planting and speakers for Arbor Day, coordinated by the Santa Paula Parks and Recreation Department

  • April 20, 9:00 am – 12:00 pm Meet at the train depot, 200 N. 10th St. Community clean-up day, with T-shirts and lunch for volunteers. Register at https://bttr.im/wjsm8

Camarillo

  • April 20, 10am – 1pm Camarillo Grove Park Nature Center, 6968 E. Camarillo Springs Road. The Pleasant Valley Recreation and Park District’s “Love your planet” event will feature food trucks, crafts and vendors, but the highlight will be a reptile exhibit and presentation. Find information via the event link at visitcamarillo.com.

A thousand oaks

  • April 20, 10am – 2pm Thousand Oaks Community Center, 2525 N. Moorpark Rd. An electric vehicle exhibit will be held on the city’s Arbor/Earth Day, where the public can ask questions as most of the cars will be accompanied by their owners. The event also includes compost and plant giveaways, a bicycle safety course, a bicycle helmet giveaway, a bicycle donation/collection, children’s activities, raffles and live music. Details can be found in the “news and information” section of the city’s web page at www.toaks.org.

Ventura

  • April 20, 11am – 4pm, Plaza Park, 651 E. Thompson Blvd. The MERITO Foundation is hosting an Earth Day celebration in partnership with the City of Ventura’s Environmental Sustainability Department. Food trucks, games and music will be available, as well as a showcase of electric vehicles. Information can be found at meritofoundation.org.

  • April 22, several times, Ventura County Government Center, 800 S. Victoria Ave. Beginning at 8 a.m., the county’s General Services and Public Works Department will host an electronic waste drop-off event and a free mulch giveaway event at the GSA Service Building. Visitors will receive up to two pre-filled bags of Peach Hill Soils mulch while supplies last. Electronic waste collection ends at 4:00 PM. From noon to 1 p.m., GSA will lead an Earth Day tour of the green features of the Government Center. Meet at the Hall of Administration fountain at noon. Topics include water-efficient landscaping and permeable paving. I will show how food is turned into soil improvement with on-site worm boxes.

  • April 28, 11am – 4:30pm, Ventura Charter School, 2066 Cameron St. The school’s Earth Day EcoFest includes a raffle, silent auction, arts and crafts, local dance groups, live music, food trucks and more than 80 ‘ecos. -conscious” sellers. If you would like to help coordinate an electric vehicle showcase at the event, contact Kent Bullard of EV Advocates of Ventura County at kentbullard@gmail.com. EcoFest information can be found via the school’s events calendar at venturacharterschool.org.

Oxnard

  • April 25, 9 a.m. – 1 p.m., Farmers Market at Plaza Park, 500 S. C St. The City of Oxnard’s Environmental Management, Wastewater and Water Staff will share information about conservation programs and provide helpful tips for being more environmentally friendly at home. Free items such as water conservation devices, used oil recycling kits, reusable metal straws and pet waste bags will be distributed while supplies last.

Fillmore

  • April 27, 10am – 1pm, Fillmore City Hall, 250 Central Ave. In addition to an electric vehicle car show, vendors will showcase other eco-friendly products, government agencies will host recycling information sessions and the province’s Sustainability Division will highlight sustainability initiatives. The city’s website has information in the “news and updates” section at fillmoreca.gov.

Santa Barbara

  • April 27, 11 a.m. – 7 p.m. and April 28, 11 a.m. – 6 p.m., Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St. To get free parking at the green car show and Earth Day event, make sure you get into an electric car early arrives and participates in the day’s display. EV Advocates will share a booth with the Save California Solar Program. Information about the event – ​​one of the longest-running Earth Day celebrations in the US – can be found at sbearthday.org.

David Goldstein, an environmental resources analyst with the Ventura County Public Works Agency, can be reached at 805-658-4312 or david.goldstein@ventura.org.

This article originally appeared on Ventura County Star: Eco Tip: Earth Day events take place in April around Ventura County

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