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Celebrate Earth Day with Sustainable Claremont

The public is invited to join Sustainable Claremont during the week of Earth Day as the nonprofit will host three fun and interactive community events highlighting green human innovation around the city.

Virtual car show

On Monday, April 18, Sustainable Claremont will host a virtual electric vehicle car show. The event will feature two electric vehicles and one plug-in hybrid, and will also feature a virtual test drive of the cars in action. Attendees will “hear first-hand from their owners about their experience with these vehicles” and “participate in a live Q and A.”

This event is made possible thanks to the support of Edison International and Plug In America.

The showcase will be hosted via Zoom beginning at 7 p.m. Use the link, https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83784303198?pwd=cEpQdTVBZGlzdCtiWUlVM3JQKzZidz09, to enter the meeting or use the following meeting ID and passcode.

Meeting ID: 837 8430 3198
Passcode: 219708

For more info, visit sustainableclaremont.org/2022/03/25/sustainability-dialog-virtual-drive-electric-earth-day.

Earth Day Party and Fundraiser

On Tuesday, April 19, the public is invited to mix and mingle with Sustainable Claremont supporters, exhibitors and sponsors of the nonprofit’s Earth Day Party and Fundraiser at the Garner House, 840 N. Indian Hill Boulevard, between 6 and 8 p.m.

“Drinks, small bites, sweets and treats will be provided as, for the first time in two years, we join together for an in-person celebration,” Sustainable Claremont’s website read. “Your ticket donation supports Sustainable Claremont’s ‘green’ activities in our community.”

Musical guest David Hostetler will perform Americana tunes from the 1920s through the 1970s. There will also be a silent auction.

Tickets, beginning at $50, may be purchased in advance on Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.com/e/earth-day-party-fundraiser-tickets-305025327967. If you prefer to purchase by mail or at the door, you may RSVP by email to outreach@sustainableclaremont.org in advance so the nonprofit may reserve your ticket.

For more information, visit the Eventbrite link or use sustainableclaremont.org/2022/03/23/earth-day-party-fundraiser.

Sustainable Claremont extends a special thanks to its sponsors for helping make this event possible: Golden State Water; Clean Power Alliance; HPM Solar; ecoterra Holistic Health; California Botanic Garden; Plug-in-America; Randal Lewis & the Lewis Group of Companies.

Earth Day Celebration 

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 near the heart of the Claremont Village at Shelton Park for a fun, educational, and impactful celebration of our planet.

Residents can expect exhibitor booths from local sustainability organizations, e-bike test rides, youth activities, a native plant give away, hands-on home composting workshops 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 partake 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 and 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 led 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.

Our Urban Forest Tree Walk 9:00 AM – 9:45 AM

Foraging Claremont 9:30 AM – 11:00 AM 

Our Urban Forest Tree Walk 11:00 AM – 11:45 AM

For more details on the nonprofits Earth Day event, visit sustainableclaremont.org/2022/03/23/earth-day-2022.

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

Sustainable Claremont hopes you can make it to one or all of these events. For more information about the green nonprofit, contact (909) 625-8767, ext. 238 or visit sustainableclaremont.org.

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