photos by Charles F. Neuman

Celebrating Earth Day


More than 300 Carlsbad residents attended the 2nd Annual Earth Day Celebration at the Georgina Cole Library to learn about sustainable practices through educational workshops and activities. Participants rolled up their sleeves and got their hands dirty in the composting workshops and worm bins, swapped crops, created succulent masterpieces, learned about endangered plant and animal species, and how to build and maintain healthy organic soil using kitchen and yard waste.

The Ecology Center gave attendees a tour of their 32-foot double-decker educational bus, reviewed how to make more sustainable choices every day, and offered hands-on activities such as making wildflower seed balls and dying materials from plants. The celebration also featured crafts, live music, story time, educational booths, community garden tours, and fun for the whole family.

The Earth Day Celebration was made possible through a partnership between the city’s recycling and trash programs, the library, the cultural arts department, and the sustainability nonprofit, The Ecology Center. The celebration was held as part of the city’s Earth Month program designed to encourage waste reduction, recycling, and increase awareness of sustainable practices throughout Carlsbad.

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