Earth Day 2019
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- 11:30: Earth Day Celebration begins
- Noon: Welcome and remarks by County Executive Dave Somers
- 12:20: Remarks by City of Everett Mayor Cassie Franklin
- 12:30: Drawing for eco-friendly prizes
Get your passport at the event, visit the educational booths, and enter the raffle to win a cool prize!
- Reusable travel mug from Narrative Coffee
- Rain barrel from the City of Everett
- Reusable grocery bags and utensils from SnoIsle Food Coop
- Compost from Cedar Grove
- Four free admission tickets to the Imagine Children's Museum
- "Skip the Straw, Save a Turtle" T-Shirt
- Electric vehicle ride and drive: Local car dealerships will have a few of the newest all electric vehicles for you to test out
- Check out Everett Transit's new all-electric bus
- Electronics recycling through Interconnection - see what items are accepted here
- Imagine Children's Museum Earth Day Super Heroes
- Kids coloring sheets on plastic reduction
Other fun and interactive booths will be hosted by event partners including: Snohomish County departments, Imagine Children’s Museum, Snohomish PUD, Snohomish Conservation District, Snohomish Health District, WSU Extension, Puget Sound Clean Air Agency, and Envirostars – a recognition program to help businesses go green.
This year’s event is focused on waste reduction, especially single-use plastic items. Attendees will have the opportunity to make a collective impact by pledging to reduce consumption of commonly used single-use items such as disposable coffee cups, plastic utensils, and plastic straws. Learn about other ways to reduce plastic consumption by visiting the following booths:
- Sno-Isle Food Coop will provide tips to help minimize your single-use plastic consumption while grocery shopping;
- The City of Everett will provide information on their recent city-wide plastic bag ban;
- Cedar Grove compost will have a mini-class on standard plastic (petroleum based) and compostable ‘plastic’ (plant based), and how to identify each.
Want to get your hands dirty? Snohomish County Parks Department will host a number of volunteer tree planting and trail maintenance events at five different county parks throughout the month of April. The details on these County sponsored events (see the side-bar to the right) will be updated shortly.