Drive Electric Earth Month
Atherton Earth Day
Apr 23, 2022
|Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened, find current-year events on the Attend page.
|11:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
|Holbrook Palmer Park
150 Watkins Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
Some press about event:
The Atherton Environmental Programs Committee is hosting an Earth Day Festival on Saturday, April 23rd at Holbrook-Palmer Park from 11 AM - 3 PM. It will consist of:
ELECTRIC LEAF BLOWER BOWLING @ NOON: Spare the air! Atherton "celebrities" like our City Council, City Manager, Police Chief, Fire Chief and more will try their hands at Electric Leaf Blower Bowling. Come for a laugh! Marvel at how quiet, powerful and odor-free electric blowers can be, then take a turn against the pins yourself.
SPEAKERS @ 1PM:
An Earth Day update from our representative in DC!
A video message from our Senator about key climate provisions of the infrastructure bill and how they impact Atherton.
Jackson recently made national headlines for his study about the impact of gas stoves on indoor air quality and climate-warming emissions.
Cooke is leading the charge for SFO's carbon neutral and zero waste ambitions, most notably piloting SFO's sustainable air fuel program to reduce the carbon impact of air travel. SFO is leading the aviation industry's fight to reduce emissions - come learn how!
Schulze holds a doctorate in genetic, cellular, and molecular biology with a specialty in stem cell engineering. He will speak about the future of food and his work at the startup Upside Foods.
GREEN VENDOR FAIR: local organizations and partners to educate and inspire, including the Atherton Library, Atherton PD, CalWater, GreenWaste Recovery, Harvest Thermal, Menlo Park Fire Protection District, OneShoreline, Palo Alto Humane Society, Peninsula Clean Energy, San Mateo County Office of Sustainability, San Mateo County Bee Guild, UC Master Gardeners, Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District, various green nonprofits and more.
EARTH DAY ART EXHIBIT: The Atherton Arts Foundation will host an environmental art display featuring large-scale indoor + outdoor installations from acclaimed climate artist, Sukey Bryan, local artists and Sacred Heart students, a large bonsai tree display, plus botanical artist demonstrations.
KID ACTIVITIES: Pop Up Bug Museum by The Beetlelady, butterfly garden potting station, face painting, animals, games with prizes, crafts, virtual reality, storytime, 3D printing and more.
ELECTRIC VEHICLE SHOWCASE: a combination of dealer and owner vehicles on display, including Audi, BMW, Ford, LUCID, Mercedes, Polestar, Rivian, Tesla, VW and more.
E-BIKES: talk to Atherton e-bike riders about their experience, or test drive a selection of e-bikes from Pedego Menlo Park and Woodside Bike Shop.
FOOD & MUSIC: There will also be sustainable food samples from Impossible Foods and Eclipse Foods (plant-based ice cream), plus food trucks, live music and more.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
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- Vendor Fair: confirmed participants CalWater, GreenWaste Recovery, Peninsula Clean Energy, Atherton Library, San Mateo County’s “As Fresh As It Gets” program (supporting local agriculture), UC Master Gardeners, San Mateo County Bee Guild, various green nonprofits, local e-bike, Humane Society and more
- Speakers: we are inviting a mix of scientists and politicians to speak
- Art Exhibit: the Atherton Arts Association will host an art exhibit in the Pavilion featuring local student works and a plein air botanical artist exhibit
- Electric Vehicle showcase: We will have a combination of dealer and owner vehicles on display. Confirmed vendors include Lucid and Mercedes. We have confirmed privately owned Polestar, Tesla, and Rivian models with more to come.
- There will also be a food truck, music and more.
There are currently 37 attendees registered.
Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend
|Tesla Model 3
|Ford Mustang Mach-E
|Tesla Model S
|Tesla Model Y
|Toyota Plug-in Prius
Registered attendees report 365,800 electric miles driven.