Annual Earth Day event shows how to sustain the environment

| April 15, 2011 | 0 Comments
A representative from Tetra Tech greets attendees at the 2010 Earth Day Festival, April 23, Schofield Barracks. This year’s event includes games, entertainment and interactive displays. (Courtesy photo)

A representative from Tetra Tech greets attendees at the 2010 Earth Day Festival, April 23, Schofield Barracks. This year’s event includes games, entertainment and interactive displays. (Courtesy photo)

Island Palm Communities
News Release

 

SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — The free, family-friendly fourth annual Earth Day Festival is set for 1-4 p.m., at Sills Field, here, April 20.

U.S. Army Garrison-Hawaii, Island Palm Communities and dozens of community organizations have teamed up to share a wealth of knowledge about environmental sustainability with Soldiers and families.

The entire family can look forward to interactive exhibits, live entertainment — and even a few live creatures.

A commemorative Earth Day hat will be provided to the first 200 keiki who complete the Earth Day Passport Challenge.

An E-Watch contest is also part of the fun. The first 200 participants to complete the contest, which involves using their smart phone to decode clues, will have a chance to win prizes.

Anyone bringing recyclables will be entered to win more great prizes. Recyclables include cooking oil, athletic shoes and telephone books; also, e-waste such as computers, printers and TVs, can be dropped off. Government equipment won’t be accepted.

Featured exhibitors at the event include the Army Wildland Fire Department; the Department of Agriculture, showcasing invasive species; the Department of Land and Natural Resources, Division of Aquatic Resources; Sea Life Park; the Hawaii Coral Reef Initiative; the Department of Forestry and Wildlife; and U.S. Fish and Wildlife.

Earth Day Festival schedule

Visit www.islandpalmcommunities.com for Earth Day details.

 

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