Learn easy eco tips at Earth Day celebration
March 26, 2011
NEW — 8 a.m. March 26, 2011
King County is emphasizing easy ways to go “green” during the annual Earth Day Expo scheduled for April 22.
Join King County Executive Dow Constantine, EcoConsumer Tom Watson, environmental mascot Bert the Salmon and area school children to celebrate the spirit of everyday “green” living at Westlake Plaza in downtown Seattle.
Find tools, resources and discounts to make easy environmental choices. The free event runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Visitors to the county’s booth — “It’s Easy Being Green – Let King County Show You How” — can learn simple ways to recycle, “green” up vehicles, volunteer for earth-friendly activities, reduce carbon footprints and make homes and gardens more earth-friendly.
Children can also join in the array of environmental entertainment and educational activities designed to promote environmental awareness.
The lineup for the Earth Day Expo includes something for all ages.
Children ages 3-7 can create crafts designed to promote environmental awareness and learn fun ecological facts — such as how worms turn paper and food waste into landscaping resources — from 10-11:30 a.m. at the children’s activity center.
In a ceremony scheduled for 11 a.m., Leaders bestow the county’s most prestigious environmental honor — Green Globe Awards — for demonstrating a commitment to protecting the environment, managing natural resources and fostering community involvement.
(Issaquah municipal government and the Issaquah School District received Green Globe Awards at the 2009 Earth Day Expo.)
Participants can also tour a Rapid Ride bus and learn about “green” living and sustainable purchases from Watson, manager of the Solid Waste Division’s EcoConsumer program.