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Posted on: April 10, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Earth Day in the Park

With education and practical applications we all can work together and make a real positive impact towards zero waste. This Free community event will be held at Graceada Park, located in downtown Modesto on the corner of Needham & Sycamore from 10a.m. to 4p.m. Residents all over the City of Modesto can take a Free Max bus to the event just by mentioning Earth Day.  Please take advantage of this fun transportation alternative and at the same time help reduce our carbon footprint. 

This unique event offers many opportunities to learn about the environment in a family-friendly atmosphere, as well as many community organizations will be on site highlighting the exceptional work their non-profits are doing. There will be over 125 exhibitors showcasing their products and detailing what they can offer to our community in order to make it a vibrant place to live, work and play. It’s an entire day of “green education”, unique entertainment performances, delicious food, kid’s art and crafts, a guess the recycling commodities weight or count contest, prizes and even a petting zoo!

Be sure to attend the Free O B-Green Recycling event held on Stoddard Avenue between Park and Sycamore Avenues. This is a convenient drive thru event where all proceeds from recyclables donated are matched dollar for dollar by O’Brien’s Market and are applied to the City of Modesto “Adopt A Park” Program which is currently raising money for the Awesome Park. Items accepted are:

• On site document shredding (limit 5 file boxes or grocery bags per person)
• CRV bottles, cans, plastic & scrap Metal
• E-Waste (TV’s, computers, laptops, video games, electronics, etc.)
• Ink Jet, toners, cartridges
• Household batteries and cell phones

In addition, the City’s information booth will be collecting eyes glasses for Lion’s In Sight at booth # 45.  The Hope Chest Thrift Store will be present with their donation truck collecting donations to support the Hospice Heart organization. 

This year’s entertainment includes interactive play by Bubblemania & Company, the Silly String Band, Drum Love, the Funstrummers and ongoing music and games by No Limits DJ. Also, the votes are in and we will reveal what names were chosen for our Recycling Mascots. 

The City of Modesto, along with our many sponsors, is an ongoing supporter of Earth Day and believes it is important to have an event that brings the community together in a positive effort towards change in respect to our environment. Together we are working towards water and energy conservation efforts to preserve our natural resources. We are conscious of the importance of recycling and composting so we can see real movement towards the reduction in our landfill use statewide and ultimately great strides towards zero waste.

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