Claremont Insider: Earth Weekend

Friday, April 24, 2009

Earth Weekend

Claremont's Earth Week observance culminates this Sunday with an Earth Day celebration. The city has an online invitation:

Join us for Claremont's first community-wide Earth Day celebration on Sunday, April 26, 2009, from 12 to 5 p.m. in the Village.

Activities will include:

  • Speakers and presentations on the environment, alternative transportation and sustainability
  • Tips on how to "Green" your home or business and save money
  • Music and entertainment
  • Fun and educational activities for kids
  • A bicycle "rodeo" and safety training
  • Educational workshops and displays
  • Exhibits by "Green" organizations
  • Additional lectures and workshops will be held throughout the community during Earth Week (April 19-26).

Event co-sponsors include the City of Claremont, Claremont Toyota, Pitzer College, Pomona Valley Medical Health Center, Claremont Smile Design, Hartman Baldwin, Le Pain Quotidien, Pomona College, Coates Cyclery, Friends of the Bernard Field Station, Maria J. Andrade, Mountain View Republican Club and Suntrek Solar.

Organized by Sustainable Claremont, the Claremont Interfaith Committee on Sustainability and the Claremont Bicycle/Pedestrian Advisory Committee.

For more information, call Chris Veirs, Senior planner/Sustainability Coordinator at (909) 399-5486.

In addition to Sunday's events, on Saturday there's a free tour of what the city's Earth Week flyer says is a newly-rebuilt sustainable home at 4326 Via Padova near the Padua Theatre. The house, replacing one that burned in the 2003 Padua/Grand Prix Fire, was featured in a Los Angeles Times article a few years ago.

The home tour goes from 1pm to 4pm tomorrow, April 25.