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Previewing Glendale’s Earth Day 2016

In today’s world, incorporating sustainable practices into your daily life isn’t just good in an environment sense – it’s simply good common sense. Earth Day 2016 is dedicated to helping your lifestyle become more eco-friendly, and it’s doing that through a variety of interactive booths, workshops, and activities.

Below is a brief glimpse into what to expect at Earth Day 2016. It’ll be occurring on Saturday, April 30th, from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. at Central Park.

Delectable Vegan Dish Demo by Glendale Blogger Ordinary Vegan

With an online following of over 295,000 fans, Nancy Moutuori has established herself as one of the internet’s preeminent experts on the Vegan lifestyle. Her commitment to plant-based cooking is evident in the numerous recipes that grace her website, and she’ll be showcasing a live food demo for grilled Portobello mushrooms over mashed cauliflower smothered in gravy.

Visit her website and listen to her podcast.

Theodore Payne Foundation Teaching Native Plant Workshop

A non-profit specializing in native plant education, the Theodore Payne Foundation will be teaching residents how to properly care for native plants and seamlessly incorporate them into their landscaping.

Visit their website.

Solar Energy

Solar Schoolhouse, a program developed by the Rahus Institute, will be offering plenty of hands on activities such as solar etching and solar cell explorations for children to learn about solar energy and understand how our homes can capture sunlight to provide heating, cooling, lighting, cooking, and power for our daily lives.

Interactive Blender Bikes

These nifty contraptions demonstrate to kids the energy generated by pedal power and promote an alternative mode of transportation at the same time. Plus, they result in delicious smoothies!

Pedestrian Safety

Participate in an interactive community mural, which aims to generate a conversation about what would encourage residents to walk more in Glendale.

Performance by Local Singer/ Songwriter Chenza Puno

From original songs to covers, Herbert Hoover High School student Chenza has been taking the local music scene by storm. She’ll be playing from 10:50 a.m. – 11:20 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. – 12:30 p.m.

Leggy Peggy

Catch some bluesy rock and roll with Leggy Peggy from 10:10 a.m. – 10:45 a.m. and 1:20 p.m. – 2 p.m.

Lunch with the Food Trucks

Grab lunch and dessert with the three different food trucks that will be making an appearance! The Lobos Truck offers American comfort food in the form of WACHOS, mac & cheese, and burgers made from quality meats and organic produce. The Border Grill Truck prides itself on serving up modern Mexican cuisine and the option to choose dishes made from 80% plant-based ingredients. For dessert, make your way over to Recess for premium ice cream, French toast ice cream sandwich, sundaes, and more!

For more information about Earth Day 2016, visit the website or call 818-548-3900.

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