Earth Day

The Atherton Environmental Programs Committee is hosting an Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23rd at Holbrook-Palmer Park from 11 AM - 3 PM. It will consist of: 

  • ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWER BOWLING @ NOONSpare the air! Atherton "celebrities" like our City Council, City Manager, Police Chief, Fire Chief and more will try their hands at Electric Leaf Blower Bowling. Come for a laugh! Marvel at how quiet, powerful and odor-free electric blowers can be, then take a turn against the pins yourself.

  • SPEAKERS @ 1PM: 

CONGRESSWOMAN ANNA ESHOO

An Earth Day update from our representative in DC! 


US SENATOR ALEX PADILLA

A video message from our Senator about key climate provisions of the infrastructure bill and how they impact Atherton. 


ROB JACKSON, PHD, STANFORD WOODS INSTITUTE

Jackson recently made national headlines for his study about the impact of gas stoves on indoor air quality and climate-warming emissions. 


ERIN COOKE, SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR AT SFO 

Cooke is leading the charge for SFO's carbon neutral and zero waste ambitions, most notably piloting SFO's sustainable air fuel program to reduce the carbon impact of air travel. SFO is leading the aviation industry's fight to reduce emissions - come learn how! 


ERIC SCHULZE, PHD, FOOD SCIENTIST & HOST, "ASK SMITHSONIAN" 

Schulze holds a doctorate in genetic, cellular, and molecular biology with a specialty in stem cell engineering. He will speak about the future of food and his work at the startup Upside Foods.

  • GREEN VENDOR FAIR: local organizations and partners to educate and inspire, including the Atherton Library, Atherton PD, CalWater, GreenWaste Recovery, Harvest Thermal, Menlo Park Fire Protection District, OneShoreline, Palo Alto Humane Society, Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County Office of Sustainability, San Mateo County Bee Guild, UC Master Gardeners, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, various green nonprofits and more.

  • EARTH DAY ART EXHIBIT: The Atherton Arts Foundation will host an environmental art display featuring large-scale indoor + outdoor installations from acclaimed climate artist, Sukey Bryan, local artists and Sacred Heart students, a large bonsai tree display, plus botanical artist demonstrations. 

  • KID ACTIVITIES: Pop Up Bug Museum by The Beetlelady, butterfly garden potting station, face painting, animals, games with prizes, crafts, virtual reality, storytime, 3D printing and more.

  • ELECTRIC VEHICLE SHOWCASE: a combination of dealer and owner vehicles on display, including Audi, BMW, Ford, LUCID, Mercedes, Polestar, Rivian, Tesla, VW and more.

  • E-BIKES: talk to Atherton e-bike riders about their experience, or test drive a selection of e-bikes from Pedego Menlo Park and Woodside Bike Shop. 

  • FOOD & MUSIC: There will also be sustainable food samples from Impossible Foods and Eclipse Foods (plant-based ice cream), plus food trucks, live music and more.  


SCHEDULE OF EVENTS


TIME

EVENT

11:00 AM

Guided Tree Walk with Atherton’s Tree Committee

11:30 AM

Story Time by the Atherton Library 

Botanical Art Demonstration by the Atherton Arts Foundation

12:00 PM

Electric Leaf Blower Bowling Battle

12:30 PM

Bug Time by The Beetlelady

1:00 PM

Speaker Program (until 2/2:30pm)

1:30 PM

2:00 PM

Story Time  by the Atherton Library 

2:30 PM

Climate Art Talk by Sukey Bryan

3:00 PM



If you are interested in volunteering contact volunteer@ci.atherton.ca.us To learn more - Click Here.

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Read the Athertonian Special Earth Day Edition

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