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This year marks the 47th anniversary of Earth Day.

After a devastating oil spill off the coast of California, Congress took the opportunity to establish Earth Day in 1970 as a nationally recognized annual event.

Much progress in protecting our environment is being made and none of it would be possible without the work and research of scientists in the United States and around the world.  This year, March for Science, a global movement to defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economy and government will coincide with Earth Day activities.  Two local events, March the Hayward Shoreline and March for Science Silicon Valley, will take place this Saturday.

The National Park Service is hosting National Park Week, providing free entry to national parks this weekend.

Below, is a list of several Earth Day events occurring in our local communities:

  • Castro Valley - Residents are invited to participate in a community cleanup on Saturday, April 29, from 9 a.m. to noon.
  • Fremont - Let's Go Green Together Earth Day Fair, Saturday, April 22, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. inside the Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, 2500 Mowry Ave.
  • Hayward - Keep Hayward Clean & Green, Saturday, April 22, 8:30 a.m. to noon, Hayward Community Gardens, 25051 Whitman Street.
  • Union City - Earth Day Tour of Tri-Ced Community Recycling, Thursday, 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., 33377 Western Ave.; Earth Day Run for Our Schools, Saturday, April 22, Registration 8:30 a.m., event start 9:30 a.m., Cesar Chavez Middle School, 2801 Hop Ranch Rd.
  • Milpitas - Asian Americans for Community Involvement (AACI) Beautification Project.(Signed waiver form required for participation), Saturday, April 22, 7:30 a.m. to 2 p.m., Milpitas High School, 1285 Escuela Parkway.
  • Santa Clara - Arbor Day - Earth Day Celebration, Friday, April 28, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Central Park Pavilion, 909 Kiely Blvd.
  • San Jose - Great American Pick Up for District 4, Saturday, April 22, Registration 8 a.m., event start 8:30 a.m., three locations: Alviso Youth Center, 5040 N. 1st St.; Berryessa Community Center, 3050 Berryessa Rd.; and Piedmont Hills High School, 1377 Piedmont Rd.

As chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, I am committed to protecting our environment and advancing California's position as a global leader on climate change issues.  Already this year, my committee has passed important bills and resolutions to protect our environment against adverse actions at the federal level and to raise awareness of California's ability to set its own Clean Air Act regulations.

Whether it's on Earth Day or throughout the year, please take a few moments to join me to help clean-up our planet.

Bob Wieckowski 
Representing the 10th District


Wieckowski's SB 16 helps Californians struggling with private student loan debt


Latest News

SB 168 creates beverage stewardship organization and shifts CalRecycle's role to oversight, enforcement
April 19, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) legislation to comprehensively reform California’s outdated beverage recycling program passed the Senate Environmental Quality Committee this afternoon. 

SB 16 cuts the amount lenders can garnish from private borrowers
April 17, 2017

Sacramento – State Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont) bill to lower the cap on how much lenders can garnish from Californians who have defaulted on their private student loans passed the state Senate today with bipartisan support.  SB 16 helps to level the playing field between public and private loans by lowering the private loan garnishment cap to 15 percent of wages, the same amount as federal student loans.

April 6, 2017

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, has introduced legislation for a comprehensive overhaul of California’s antiquated bottle recycling program.  Senate Bill 168, amended today, establishes a new streamlined stewardship program that reduces the Department of Resources, Recycling and Recovery’s (CalRecycle) administrative role.

SB 157 strengthens privacy protections of revenge porn victims
April 4, 2017

Sacramento – The Senate Judiciary Committee today approved a bill by Sen. Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to improve  privacy protections for victims of cyber retaliation (revenge porn) so they can maintain their privacy in all court proceedings and documents when their intimate images are distributed without their consent.  Senate Bill 157 now goes before the Senate Appropriations Committee.

State's high air quality standards lead the nation
April 3, 2017

SACRAMENTO – The California Senate today approved Sen. Bob Wieckowski’s Senate Resolution (SR) 27 to go on record opposing any federal action rolling back California’s ability to get a Clean Air Act waiver to adopt its own higher standards to reduce air pollution in the state. 

March 29, 2017

San Jose – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will recognize three women for their contributions to the 10th Senate District at his annual Women of the Year ceremony tomorrow night at the Berryessa Branch Library.

WHO:             Senator Wieckowski, Anu Natarajan, Hilary Keith and Jean Marlowe

WHAT:          Women of the Year Ceremony

WHERE:       Berryessa Branch Library, 3355 Noble Ave., San Jose

WHEN:          5:30 p.m. (doors open), 6 p.m. (ceremony)

 

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