Come on down! to San Lorenzo Park Benchlands and celebrate at Earth Day Santa Cruz 2019 this Saturday, April 20, from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The City sponsors this free annual environmental awareness event along with Santa Cruz County and Ecology Action. There are dozens of fun-filled youth activities to choose from, live music, educational and green retail booths, plus a wide variety of food and drink. A grand ol’ time is guaranteed for all ages!


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There’s sure to be dancing with music by SambaDá and Mother Song. A free rock-climbing wall, tumbling, arts and crafts, face painting, and interactive environmental passport with Mission Hill Creamery coupon award are past favorites.


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An Electric Vehicle Showcase offers e-bike test rides and Discretion Brewery hosts a beer garden.


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City of Santa Cruz tables with interactive games and activities include Waste Reduction, Parks and Recreation, Santa Cruz Public Libraries and Climate Action where attendees can contribute to a community vision for a climate resilient future coast.


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City Street Smarts ambassadors Chipper, the California Highway Patrol chipmunk, and Mav’Riks, the Santa Cruz Warriors mascot, will teach best traffic safety behavior with reflective wristbands and bike reflectors for participants. Graduates of the City’s 2018 and 2019 Master Recyclers program will assist visitors with recycling activities and questions.


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Earth Day Santa Cruz 2019 is a Zero Waste event; bringing reusable shopping bags and water bottles is encouraged. Free drinking water is provided by Pure Water of Santa Cruz and free bike valet parking by Bike Santa Cruz County.

We look forward to seeing you on Saturday!

More information including a complete schedule of events and list of participants is available at www.scearthday.org.

City Beat

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