Oceanside Green Week April 22-28
Free N. County Earth Day Celebration
April 15, 2013
Join the City of Oceanside for its Fifth Annual Green Week celebration from April 22 - 28, 2013. Green Week offers free community events to celebrate Earth Day and raise environmental awareness. Some of this year’s events include the 3rd Annual Environmental Film Festival, Green Fair, Loma Alta Creek and Beach Cleanup, and an Electronic and Data Destruction Event. For more information, visit www.oceansiderecycles.org. Green Week’s many exciting events include:
3rd Annual Environmental Film Festival - On Thursday, April 25, from 6:00 – 9:00 p.m., the Green Oceanside team will partner with the Oceanside Museum of Art to present the 3rd Annual Environmental Film Festival. Join us for dinner and a movie at OMA. The City of Oceanside is excited to be one of three cities in the U.S. to debut the groundbreaking film Trashed starring Academy Award winner Jeremy Irons. This film examines the extent and effects of the global waste problem. This evening will also be honored with an appearance from Captain Charles Moore, one of the stars of Trashed, as well as the Founder of the Algalita Marine Research Institute. Guests will also be able to enjoy environmental films made by Oceanside students, as well as view OMA’s limited exhibition Enviroscapes: Jen Trute Retrospective. In addition, Pier View Way, immediately in front of OMA will be closed for the evening to accommodate food vendors. Enjoy a variety of dinner and dessert options while enjoying a free outdoor film and museum event. Please visit the silent auction to benefit Green Week Student Contests.
Creek & Beach Cleanup - From 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on April 27, the Loma Alta Creek and Beach Cleanup will be held. There will be three sites along Loma Alta Creek and two beach locations. Bring your friends and family! For more information and to register, visit www.creektobay.org.
Green Fair - The Green Fair will take place from 11:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. on April 27 at the Jr. Seau Beach Amphitheater. This is North County’s largest Earth Day celebration and will be loaded with engaging activities for all ages, including dozens of booths with vendors selling eco-friendly products, local non-profits educating attendees on environmental issues, and a resale corner with items from some of Oceanside’s most fashionable apparel resale stores. Additionally, there will be a mobile bike repair company available to perform repairs on the spot. Plus, community performances and demonstrations, live entertainment, delicious local eateries, and the final judging and award ceremony for the Oceanside Student Create to Educate Contest make this a fun, family-friendly event.
Electronics Recycling - Free electronics recycling and data destruction will be available from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. on April 27 in Parking Lot 24, between Pacific and Myers Streets. Anything that plugs into a wall or is battery operated will be accepted. On-site shredding of computer drives and confidential papers will be offered.
Compost Workshops - Hosted by Agriservice, Inc., the workshops are open to Oceanside residents only, and will be on Tuesday, April 23 at 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, April 27 at 8:30 a.m. at the El Corazon Senior Center. Attendees will learn how to turn kitchen scraps into garden gold, and have the opportunity to purchase a worm composting bin at a reduced price. Space is limited and registration is required. To register go to www.elcorazoncompostfacility.com.
Free Oil Filter Exchange - Held at O’Reilly Auto Parts at 3661 W. Mission Avenue from 10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, April 28, Oceanside residents can recycle their used oil filters in exchange for up to three (3) free new oil filters of their choice, while supplies last.
Green Week is made possible by the City of Oceanside and donations from sponsors: BioClean Environmental Services Inc., Coca-Cola, Waste Management, Oceanside Museum of Art, Agriservice Inc., Planted Thoughts, Birch Aquarium, Preserve Calavera, Bull Taco, Peace Pies, Beach Break Café, Wal-Mart, Rock Easy Diaper Company, Mira Costa College, Brother Bennos, The Energy Coalition, Vintage Sanctuary, Evrbottle, Vermicoast, Geiger Promotional Products, Natural Body and Bath, Soul Movers, SNAC, Re-Pac Bags, Tom’s Mobile Bike Service and Cream of the Crop.
For more information about all of the Green Week events please visit www.oceansiderecycles.org or call 760-435-5800.
( News Release )