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Glendora Goes Green For Earth Day Festival

Earth-saving tips are abound during Saturday’s event at City Hall.

The 5th annual Earth Day Festival in Glendora once again drew crowds to the City Hall plaza Saturday for informational booths, demonstrations and free items on ways to keep Glendora green.

This year’s event included a free compost for residents, a used motor oil collection, and confidential document shredding.

Kicking off the event was a community bike ride winding through the city.

Industry experts also led workshops on energy efficiency improvements and rebate information, drip irrigation, home solar panel installation, drought tolerant and native landscape gardening, and advanced composting.

Additional activities included a live animal show for children, an eco-tour of Glendora, and an Earth Day treasure hunt.

victoria ward April 29, 2012 at 02:17 PM
I really liked the band. That background, fun music added a festive feel. V.Ward
Hazel Lodevico-To'o (Editor) April 29, 2012 at 09:58 PM
Yes, Victoria. Rock stars in the making? :)
Jim Corcoran April 30, 2012 at 11:12 AM
"As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?" "The livestock sector emerges as one of the top contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. The findings of this report suggest that it should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. Livestock’s contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale and its potential contribution to their solution is equally large. The impact is so significant that it needs to be addressed with urgency." UN Food and Agricultural Organization's report "Livestock's Long Shadow" “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund Why would someone choose to be vegan? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE and http://www.veganvideo.org

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