What's happening tomorrow and how you can get involved
REDLANDS, Calif. - Celebrate Earth Day tomorrow, April 22, with A Day of Climate Action in Redland.
Accelerated Neighborhood Climate Action (ANCA) is teaming up with the City of Redlands and organizations throughout the community to provide more than 30 hands-on educational events.
Climate change threatens the world with increasing heat, biodiversity loss, food insecurity, and health threats. Organizers hope the projects will help build climate change resilience and educate the community.
Here is what you can expect from projects taking place across the city.
- A handful of workshops will cover composting, turf removal, and how to plant drought-resistant landscapes and fruit trees.
- Learn about the value of pollinators and how to attract them to your garden in workshops at Burrage Mansion, the Grove School, or Smiley Park.
- Some projects cover food preservation and taking advantage of wild edible greens.
- Understand the impacts of fast fashion and try your hand at spinning sheep wool at the Grove School.
- Take the chance to declutter or shop for reusable items at the Boys and Girls Club Community Exchange or drop off your gently used books at A.K. Smiley Library.
- There are also workshops covering disaster preparedness and building resilient communities.
- The City of Redlands will provide free mulch at 1270 W. Park Ave.
The projects will be happening in locations around the city from 9am - 12pm. Search for projects by locations at the linked map below:
A free lunch will be provided for project participants.
The entire community is welcome to attend an Earth Day Celebration in Smiley Park from 12:30pm - 2:30pm.
Visit RedlandsEarthDay.org to find out more about the available projects, and sign up for your favorite!