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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


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 – President John F. Kennedy, 1963

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April 29, 2015

Sacramento – A bill by state Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) to establish a Climate Action Team as the coordinating body for California’s climate policy to ensure a comprehensive approach to the state’s overall climate strategy passed 6 to 0 in the Senate Environmental Committee tonight. 

April 20, 2015

Fremont – The California Energy Commission awarded approximately $7.3 million in grants to companies in Senator Bob Wieckowski’s 10th Senate District to modify a manufacturing facility in Milpitas, design and build microgrids at three Fremont fire stations and to test and demonstrate a solar hybrid system with advanced storage to produce on-demand solar electricity. 

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April 14, 2015

Sacramento – A bipartisan group of 28 state legislators have signed onto a letter urging Governor Jerry Brown to increase funding for legal aid.  Years of diminishing funds have reduced access to legal aid services at a time when the number of Californians eligible for the services has increased by 20 percent.

April 10, 2015

Hayward – State Senator Bob Wieckowski (D-Fremont) will host his 4th Annual African-American Heritage Leadership Awards Ceremony, Sunday at the Matt Jimenez Community Center in Hayward.

“The individuals and organization I am honoring at this event have given their time and energy to helping others within our Senate district,” Wieckowski said.  “They have demonstrated that anyone at any age can commit to improving the lives of people in the community.  Through education, inspiration, compassion and imagination they have assisted students, seniors and complete strangers.”

Senators Wieckowski and Pavley say the Division of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources' lack of action threatens groundwater supplies
March 10, 2015

Sacramento – The chairs of the state Senate’s Environmental Quality and Natural Resources and Water committees said lax oversight by the state division in charge of overseeing the Underground  Injection Control Program has unnecessarily jeopardized the public’s health and safety by increasing the risk of groundwater contamination from oil and gas waste disposal wells.

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