Earth Day activities in your community

April 19, 2018

Dear Friend,

This year we celebrate the 48th Anniversary of Earth Day. It began as a nationally-recognized annual event in 1970 after a devastating oil spill off the coast of California.

Despite many environmental challenges, California and its residents have consistently supported strong environmental protections. The state is a leader in confronting climate change, curbing greenhouse gas emissions, and transitioning to alternative energies. I support each of these steps and will continue to oppose any federal efforts to weaken our state standards.  We must all be good stewards of our environment and the natural resources of our state.

This Saturday, April 21, the National Park Service is providing free entry to our wonderful national parks. I hope you have the opportunity to explore one of these many great parks.

Here is a list of several Earth Day events occurring in our local communities.

  • San Lorenzo Village Homes Association Earth Day San Lorenzo, 377 Paseo Grande, Saturday, April 21, 8 a.m.
  • Castro Valley - Castro Valley Sanitary District CVSan Earth Day Clean-Up, six locations, Saturday, April 28, 9 a.m.
  • Hayward - Cal State University East Bay Earth Week Events, including ASI Earth Vibes Festival, Agora Stage, April 25, 11 a.m.
  • Union City - New Haven Schools Foundation Earth Day Celebration Cesar Chavez Middle School, 2801 Hop Ranch Road, Saturday, April 21, 8:30 a.m.
  • Fremont - Let's Go Green Together! Earth Day Fair, Washington Hospital, Conrad E. Anderson, M.D. Auditorium, 2500 Mowry Avenue, Saturday, April 21, 11 a.m.
  • San Jose - Great American Litter Pick Up 2018 District 4, Sierramont Middle School, Independence High School and Coyote Creek, Saturday, April 21, 9 a.m.

As chair of the Senate Environmental Quality Committee, I am working on several bills to provide a lower-carbon energy grid, consolidate oversight of California’s climate adaptation programs, and require CalRecycle to establish minimum content standards for beverage containers constructed of metal, glass or plastic. Each of these bills will improve our state’s environment.

I hope you will find time to participate in one of the many Earth Day events occurring throughout the 10th Senate District and the Bay Area.

Sincerely,

Bob Wieckowski
Senator, 10th District