Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Claremont

Beginning at 8:30 a.m. on April 24, Sustainable Claremont and the City of Claremont will host the first in-person Earth Day Celebration since 2019.

Join the city and its green partners at Shelton Park for a fun, educational, and impactful celebration of our planet.

Residents can expect e-bike test rides, youth activities, a native plant give away, hands-on home composting workshops, exhibitor booths from local sustainability organizations and walking tours. Registration is required and a $10 donation is suggested.

Between 9 and 9:45 a.m. and 11 and 11:45 a.m., residents can participate in the “Our Urban Forest Tree walk.” These walks will be led by Bryan Vejar, a campus arborist at the California Institute of Technology in Pasadena. The walk will “touch on some of the basic concepts of arboricultural science using examples of six different trees growing nearby.”

“The lecture will be followed by a Q&A where participants will have the opportunity to further discuss some of the talking points, discuss some of their own experiences with trees or ID additional trees nearby,” the walk’s description read.

Between 9:30 and 11 a.m., residents can participate in Douglas Kent’s tree walk, “Foraging Claremont.”

“Join this inspiring presentation and learn the basics of foraging in Claremont and beyond. Expert forager Douglas Kent will teach how to protect yourself, the most common foraged foods, and delicious treats that often go unnoticed,” the walk’s description read. “Foraging is fantastic fun and for everyone, for every age group, and for every ability.”

All three walks will begin at Shelton Park, which sits on the corner of W. Bonita Ave and N. Harvard Ave. Residents can register for the walks online via Eventbrite or by utilizing the links on claremont-courier.com.

For details, visit sustainableclaremont.org/2022/03/23/earth-day-2022.

A special thanks to the sponsors for helping make this event possible: Golden State Water, Clean Power Alliance, HPM Solar, Ecoterra Holistic Health, California Botanic Garden, Plug-in-America and Randal Lewis.

For more information about Sustainable Claremont, contact (909) 625-8767, ext. 238 or visit sustainableclaremont.org.


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