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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


Sen. Wieckowski on Senate Bill 775

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Latest News

SB 501 aids low-income workers and SB 641 helps consumers fight abusive debt collection practices
September 10, 2015

Sacramento – The California State Senate passed two bills by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) that will help low-income Californians living paycheck to paycheck keep more of their wages from being garnished and give consumers their day in court to contest illegal debt collection actions.  The bills, SB 501 and SB 641, now head to Governor Brown for his consideration.  

They are part of Wieckowski’s Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative to decrease income inequality by helping people make ends meet and reduce the burden of debt. 

SB 246 will improve California's efforts to plan and prepare for impacts of climate change
September 10, 2015

Sacramento – A bill by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to improve California’s ability to adapt to the impacts of climate change passed the state Senate today and now heads to Governor Brown for his consideration.   SB 246 has widespread support among environmental groups and local government agencies.

California moves to take steps against illegal debt collection tactics as federal agency cracks down on widespread abuses
September 9, 2015

Sacramento – The California State Assembly approved two bills by Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to help low-income Californians living paycheck to paycheck keep more of their earnings from being garnished and to protect the due process rights of all consumers fighting abusive tactics by debt collectors.   The bills, SB 501 and SB 641, head back to the Senate for concurrence on Assembly amendments before heading to the Governor’s desk.

He joins Attorney General Harris, Senate President De León in favor of consumer debt relief package for low-income Californians
September 3, 2015

Sacramento – One of the state’s top-elected fiscal officials declared his support for Senator Bob Wieckowski’s (D-Fremont)  Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package to help low-income Californians get out of debt and to protect them from abusive debt collection practices.  The three bills, SB 308, SB 501 and SB 641, are on the Assembly floor.

August 26, 2015

Sacramento – Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont), Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León and representatives of consumer organizations spoke in support of  the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package, authored by Wieckowski, to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet.  A representative from Attorney General Kamala Harris’ office also attended in support of the package.

August 24, 2015

Sacramento – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León will join Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) and representatives of legal aid centers, labor and consumer organizations Tuesday in support of the Economic Equity and Financial Stability Initiative, a three-bill package to reform California’s bankruptcy and debt collection laws to help low-income families get back on their feet.

Who:               Senator Bob Wieckowski, Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León, Ted Mermin (East Bay Community Law Center), consumer advocates

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