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[ It’s My Park Day 2012 ]

Fair Oaks invites the community out tomorrow morning for the annual It’s My Park Day! It’s My Park Day is a day dedicated to making our parks more beautiful and vibrant with the help of the very community that utilizes them daily.

Volunteer to clean a park and Reduce Your Carbon Footprint! YOU CAN HELP! Fair Oaks Recreation and Park District invites you and your family to help care for and celebrate your parks! The day will consist of planting, cleaning-up, repairs and much more. Come work alongside District Employees to clean up your parks and make them THE place to be. At the end of the day the District presents an afternoon BBQ and entertainment to show our appreciation. The 2012 IMPD is being sponsored by SMUD.

Click here to get registered for the event.

 

[ 1Thing Sacramento Tip of the Day: Recycling ]

Did you know there’s a way to get your beverage container recycling refunds on a per-container basis instead of by weight?

1THING Sacramento and the City of Roseville Environmental Utilities have partnered to remind you to recycle your bottles and cans. According to CalRecycle, Californians bought more than 20 billion carbonated and noncarbonated CRV-eligible drinks in aluminum, glass, plastic and bi-metal containers in 2011.

If parents recycle, allow kids to sort. Families that recycle together stay together! If mom and dad recycle, ask if the kids can help sort. Sometimes parents don’t realize how much the kids care. Extra money from recycling can also be saved for family-fun activities down the road.

Recycling is not limited to just the home; schools and businesses can also implement a program at their locations too. It’s easy! Set up a clearly marked recycling bin in your break rooms or next to trash cans. Then, create a fun contest to encourage people to recycle plastic bottles and aluminum cans.

Going green is a lifestyle; don’t be shy to get in on the action. By making one change to our daily habits we can save natural resources, conserve energy and keep tons of unnecessary waste out of our landfills.

Click on the logo for a list of recycling locations in Roseville.

Are you already recycling at home, work or school? Send your picture to us at 1thingsacramento@entercom.com and we will feature it on our website.

[ Earth Day Festival in Roseville Boasts Many Green, Family-Friendly Attractions ]

Roseville, Calif. — The Roseville Utility Exploration Center is extending a community and region-wide invitation to its fifth annual Celebrate the Earth Festival on Saturday, April 21 at Mahany Park, located at 1501 Pleasant Grove Boulevard in Roseville.  This FREE family event, sponsored by Whole Foods Market in Roseville, runs from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., giving visitors plenty of time to explore the festivals nine unique environmental zones. The event highlights include:

 

Event Entertainment

Catch some thrilling, hold-on-to-your sheet performances on the main stage:

  • Wild Things animal handler Gabe Kerschner will present some of his native woodland creatures, including a beaver, opossum, rattlesnake and turkey vulture during a LIVE show.
  • Photo opportunities with exotic creatures like an alligator, Burmese python, and ring-tailed lemur will be available at Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom booth.
  • Catch a show by Dr. Solar, the region’s only fully solar powered children’s entertainer.
  • Watch in awe as Roseville Electric’s line crews perform climbing and safety demonstrations 35 feet in the air.
  • Relax with a variety of music and dance performances throughout the day.

 

Kids and Family Activities

With so many children’s activities to explore, they’ll want to stay all day:

  • Create sculptures out of farm fresh vegetables at the Placer Arts AGROartÔ stand.
  • Make a water cycle bracelet and solar bead necklace to take home at the City of Roseville’s water and electric utility booths.
  • Bring a favorite shirt to tie-dye in the Live Waste Free zone.
  • Make a recycled art project to take home at reCREATE’s mobile craft station.
  • Get your face painted in the Clean Water zone.  With so many children’s activities to explore, they’ll want to stay all day.

 

Enjoy Some Tasty Treats

When the tummy rumbles, an amazing food court awaits. Visitors can choose from a host of participating vendors selling foods such as tacos, teriyaki, pizza, hot dogs, shaved ice, coffee and more.

 

Plug into the Latest in Electric and Hybrid Vehicles

Calling all auto enthusiasts:

  • Don’t miss this year’s lineup of cutting edge electric and hybrid vehicles in the “Travel Green” and “Empower our Community” zones, including a Tesla Roadster, Chevy Volt, Nissan Leaf, Mitsubishi i and custom made electric pickup truck.  Chat with the owners of these green machines and learn ways to lessen your environmental impact when you travel.

Planning Your Trip

Please be sure to check the festivals website at www.roseville.ca.us/earthday for a complete lineup of event entertainment, parking suggestions, participating green vendors and more.

 

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About the Roseville Utility Exploration Center

Now in its fourth year, the Roseville Utility Exploration Center is an environmental learning center for explorers of all ages.  Opened in 2008, the center has welcomed more than 135,000 visitors to its free exhibit gallery, programs and special events.  For more information please visit www.roseville.ca.us/explore or call (916) 746-1550.