May 19, 2024 11:13 pm

Glendale’s Earth Month Fest: Embracing Sustainability

In April, the City of Glendale, in collaboration with the Office of Sustainability, invites the community to participate in Earth Month, featuring a series of environmentally conscious events and initiatives. Themed “Reconnect with the Earth,” this year’s Earth Month Fest aims to inspire residents to embrace environmental stewardship, deepen their understanding of the planet, and actively engage in sustainable practices.

Highlight of the Month: The Earth Day Fair

The Earth Day Fair, scheduled for Saturday, April 20th, 2024, at Verdugo Park from 11:00 AM to 3:00 PM, serves as the cornerstone event of Earth Month. This zero-waste fair offers a day of fun for families, kids, teens, and adults, featuring educational activities, interactive games, rock climbing, face painting, carnival games, and more.

Attendees will enjoy performances by “We Tell Stories” and the “SoCal Mobile Zoo,” showcasing cool critters. With over 30 booths from vendors and community groups, alongside food trucks offering delicious eats, the fair encourages attendees to bring their own water bottles, containers, and cutlery, and to travel to the fair by walking, biking, or public transit in honor of Earth Day.

Engage in Sustainability Throughout the Month

The Earth Month Fest extends beyond the Earth Day Fair, offering Glendale residents numerous opportunities to engage with their environment throughout April and into May. Highlights include:

  • Electric Car Guest Drive: Test drive electric cars on April 6th, 2024, at the Isabel Parking Lot at City Hall from 10:00 AM – 4:00 PM. Registration required.
  • Free Compost Giveaway: Get free compost for your garden on April 13th, 2024, at City Parking Lot 30 from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, or until compost runs out.
  • Friday Night Lecture: Explore soil’s fascinating world on April 19th, 2024, at Stone Barn Nature Center from 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM. Registration required.
  • Guided Hike Through the Sycamore Canyon Wildlife Corridor: Discover Glendale’s natural beauty on May 4th, 2024, at the Sycamore Canyon Preserve from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM. Registration required.

For the full schedule of Earth Month events and activities, including registration details, visit GlendaleCA.gov/EarthDay. The Office of Sustainability encourages residents to participate in these events, embodying the spirit of Earth Month not only in April but throughout the year.

For inquiries, contact the Office of Sustainability via email at [email protected] or by calling (818) 548-4844 option 2. More information can be found at GlendaleCA.gov/Sustainability.