Catch All: Celebrate Earth Day
Earth Day's purpose is to connect people of all backgrounds to better our shared environment. Locally, there are numerous ways to participate. Auburn's Armed Forces Pavilion and Community Garden will host Some Kind of Earth Day Festival on April 21 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Organized by the Forgotten Soldier Program and Auburn Hip Hop Congress, the event promises art and live music, food, educational and interactive workshops, and more. The $10 suggested donation (free for children) will benefit both organizations. "My favorite part of this event is seeing the community come together in a positive and meaningful way to celebrate and learn how to protect our most precious resources," explains Natalie Pohley of Auburn Hip Hop Congress. On April 28 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., the City of Rocklin is hosting Rocklin Clean-Up Day at multiple locations including Sierra College, City of Rocklin Corporation Yard, and Whitney Park; residents are invited to drop off their waste and e-waste (with some restrictions). The Placer County Earth Day Celebration on April 21 at Roseville’s Royer Park from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. will celebrate Mother Earth with a focus on the arts, libraries, local organizations, and culture. However you help, be sure to take a breath of fresh air and enjoy our precious planet.
By Emily Peter