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Glendale's 2013 Earth Day Activities
Celebrate Earth Day
with us and help make our community a better place in this world!
New River and Trail Clean Up
7 - 10 a.m., Saturday, April 20, 2013
Meet at 83rd Avenue,
just north Union Hills Drive
Everyone's Invited! Join millions around the globe to make your community and the world cleaner and more sustainable as part of the annual Earth Day celebration. Volunteers are needed to help clean-up New River. To volunteer for this event,
email the Glendale Volunteer Program at
The New River and Trail Clean Up is held in conjunction with the City
of Peoria Community Services.
Additional Earth Day and Green Activities
Brought to you by the Glendale Volunteer Program, Glendale Parks, Recreation & Library Services, Glendale Transportation and Glendale’s Conservation and Sustainable Living Program.
March 9: Get Energized at Glendale Solar Day
We’re bringing in the solar industry experts to help answer your questions and provide the latest information. Bring the kids, too, to learn how solar energy works and take part in fun solar activities at Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. 10 a.m. to noon. Register by calling 623-930-3760 or e-mail email@example.com.
March 18 - April 5:
Household Hazardous Waste Collection
Glendale residents can call 623-930-2660 through March 22 to request the service. For more information, click here.
April 5: Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax
Join the Foothills Branch Library, 19055 N. 57th Ave., at 2 p.m. for this movie matinee. Bring a snack. No registration. For more information, call 623-930-3837. Rated PG, 86 minutes.
April 13: Hug A Tree: Desert Tree Care
Just in time for Arbor Day, this interactive workshop, held from 10 to 11:30 a.m., will feature planting, pruning and watering demonstrations at the new Glendale Tree Trail that surrounds the Glendale Main Library. Free. Registration Required. Call 623-930-3760 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
April 14: Glendale Family Bike Ride
Join hundreds of riders for wonderful weather and great exercise on Sunday, April 14 at Sahuaro Ranch Park, 9802 N. 59th Ave., at 8 a.m. Click here to pre-register and complete waiver forms. Registration is free! The first 500 people to pre-register receive a free t-shirt. Helmets are required for this ride, and can be purchased at the event for $10 (cash or check only.) For information, call 623-930-2940 or click here.
April 17: National Bike to Work Day
“Like” riding your bike? Not loving record-high gas prices? Get rewarded for riding your bike in Glendale, while saving some money and helping the environment! April 17 is Bike to Work Day in the Valley, and Glendale is celebrating with a Facebook contest. Simply ride your bike to work any day that week (April 15-19), post a photo on Facebook with your bike and tag the city of Glendale so we can see you in action! Then, enter the Travel Green Contest on the city’s Facebook page (click on the contest tab here) to be entered in a random drawing for gift cards and freebies from local eateries.
April 17: Earth Day Craft
Children between the ages of 4-12 are invited to come and make a cool craft out of recyclables from 3 to 5 p.m. at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. For more information call 623-930-3537.
Getting Crafty with Miss Janet - Earth Day Craft!
Youth can join the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave., at 3:30 p.m. and create a cool Earth Day craft using recycled materials to keep or give as a gift! Crafters younger than 6 years old will need an adult helper. Registration is not required. Call 623-930-3437 for more information.
April 20: Volunteer at the Glendale Xeriscape Demonstration Garden
Volunteers will learn about the garden and help with general garden maintenance from 8 to 11 a.m. The garden is located at the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St. RSVP to Joanne Toms at email@example.com or 623-930-3535. For more information about the garden, click here.
April 20: Simple Savings Energy Class
Glendale residents who attend the class will receive free energy- and water- saving devices. Class from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. at the Glendale Main Library Large Meeting Room, 5959 W. Brown St. Free. Registration Required. Call 623-930-3760 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org to register.
April 22: Bottle Cap Magnets!
Ages 12-18 will use metal bottle caps and tiny images cut from old magazines and music cd inserts to create funky, decorative magnets to stick on lockers, refrigerators or to give as a gift. The program is at 6 p.m. at the Velma Teague Branch Library, 7010 N. 58th Ave. Free, but register at 623-930-3437 or click here.
April 24: Earth Day friendly movie
Join the Glendale Main Library, 5959 W. Brown St., from 2:30-4:30 p.m. for a nature/earth-loving movie.
April 25: Glendale’s Arbor Day and Tree Plantings
Join us for the annual Arbor Day celebration. This year’s event will be at 9:30 a.m. at Desert Valley Park, 61st and Sweetwater avenues, with participants from Desert Valley Elementary School.