Earth Day Blossoms This Weekend

Published : Monday, April 16, 2018 | 5:25 AM


Forty-eight years since the first Earth Day celebrations took place in 1970, Day One is hosting Earth Day Pasadena on Saturday, April 21, with events lined up from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Pasadena Memorial Park and at the Armory Center for the Arts.

The celebration is a free event and is open to the public, with outdoor activities at the Memorial Park and indoor events at the Armory Center, a Day One announcement on Facebook said.

Earth Day Pasadena is an opportunity to learn about local grassroots environmental efforts; engage in meaningful dialogues, solution storming and advocacy; move to zumba, yoga, drum circle beats, and live music; take action on climate change and participate in workshops, demonstrations and interactive activities to learn about sustainable practices including stormwater harvesting, water-wise gardening, bike repair, healthy recipe demonstrations, clean energy options, electric vehicle show, art and more.

It is also a chance to speak up and share your vision for a more environmentally friendly Pasadena.

The event will also feature live music and healthy food trucks for the community.

Public parking is available but the organizers recommend walking, biking or taking Pasadena Transit, the Metro Gold Line or Foothill Transit to Memorial Park Station. Pasadena Transit bus lines 187, 267, 177, 501, 260, 52, 20, and 51 stop at Memorial Park. Free bike valet will also be provided.

Earth Day Pasadena 2018 is supported by the Armory Center for the Arts, Kaiser Permanente Thrive, CA Champions for Change, Bike San Gabriel Valley (Bike SGV), the Light Bringer Project, Pasadena Complete Streets Coalition, Transition Pasadena, Throop Unitarian Universalist Church and Throop Learning Garden Coalition, Repair Cafe Pasadena, Pasadena 100, RAD (Rethinking Alcohol and other Drugs), and the City of Pasadena.

To take part, contribute questions or ideas or to become a vendor or exhibitor, contact, or call (626) 229-9570.

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