ARBOR EARTH DAY CELEBRATION PROMOTED SUSTAINABILITY IN A FUN WAY
Annual Thousand Oaks Arbor/Earth Day Celebration brought the community together for a fun day of environmental and eco-conscious activities
Arbor Earth Day Celebration at Conejo Creek Park, Thousand Oaks, CA
This past Saturday we participated in the City of Thousand Oaks’ 16th annual Arbor/Earth Day Celebration at Conejo Creek Park. This was our second year attending the event. Just like last year, this year’s event was full of exceptional environmentally-oriented organizations, agencies, and companies from the Conejo Valley and Ventura County. The celebration, a free community event with activities for all ages, also featured live animal shows, live music, a participatory drum circle, a green car show, a compost workshop, and even a rainforest booth created by the Conejo Recreation and Park District.
Being an environmentally-focused event, care was taken to make sure no waste was generated. The event featured “Zero Waste” stations, in which compost, recycling, and trash receptacles were provided to ensure that no reusable or compostable items ended up in the garbage. Volunteers from various local schools helped to manage these stations.
Havasi Wilderness Foundation had our very own booth at the event, where we engaged with the public about the environmental education programs we offer. Handouts and give-aways were abundant, including wildlife activity books for kids, bookmarks, and copies of “My Adventure in the Chaparral.” We had a great time speaking with the wonderful residents of the area and spreading the word about our foundation’s programs.
Our booth at Arbor Earth Day Celebration
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One of the other exhibitors we had a chance to visit included the Conejo Open Space Foundation, which provided the public with detailed maps of the numerous beautiful trails within the 15,000 acres of protected open space, as well as information on volunteering and outdoor education programs. Right across from our booth was Hello Harvest, a company that delivers local produce from organic and sustainable farms to your doorstep. We were lucky enough to try some samples, which trumped anything purchased from a grocery store.
All in all, it was a great event with a fantastic community spirit. We hope to see you at next year’s Arbor/Earth Day Celebration!