We Love Dogs Too, But…
In accordance with City of Reno special event policy, pets are not allowed at special events. Please leave your dogs at home.
5% Day at Wild Oats
Shop on Monday April 26th at Wild Oats Natural Marketplace when 5% of your total purchase will be donated to Environmental Leadership in support of Earth Day. Wild Oats was founded on the vision of enhancing the lives of their customers and their people with products and education that support health and well-being. Wild Oats is planting the seeds that will support our communities and the environment for generations to come.
Located at 5695 South Virginia, Wild Oats Natural Marketplace is open from 7am to 10pm daily.
Free Cell Phone Recycling
Bring those old cell phones cluttering up your junk drawer to Earth Day this year! Free and safe recycling of cell phones and accessories will be offered by California company Cellular Cycle at two locations at the event on Sunday, April 25th at Idlewild Park.
Cellular phones are typically used for a maximum of 18 months before being replaced. Given this life span, it is estimated that about 130 million cellular phones will be retired annually in the U.S. by 2005. Since cell phones contain lead, arsenic, cadmium and a host of other nasty toxics, recycling them instead of throwing them away can be a big help to the environment. Plus, a portion of the proceeds from recycling phones at Earth Day will go to support this event in our community. Call 323-3433 for details.
Earth Day Gear
Help support Earth Day with your purchase of the latest in spring fashions! Earth Day T-shirts (long and short sleeve) with artist Joel McGarr’s design are printed on Patagonia 100% organic cotton and are available for $15 in sizes small through XXL. White sweatshirts are also in stock in sizes small through XL for $20 each. What about youth sizes, you ask? We’ve got Patagonia kids’ small short sleeve shirts for $15. And don’t forget the real answer to the question of “paper or plastic?” — canvas tote bags! Get yours with our colorful Earth Day logo for $10 — but hurry, these will go fast!
Stop by the Environmental Leadership office at 100 Washington Street, suite 306 in Reno or La Bussola at 211 W. First Street to purchase your Earth Day gear. Earth Day gear will be available at the information tent in front of the California Building at Earth Day while supplies last.
Organic Wine & Beer Tasting Benefits Earth Day
You don’t have to travel all the way to Napa, California to taste quality wines—you only need to go to the California Building at Reno’s Idlewild Park for the Earth Day Organic Wine Tasting and Silent Auction Fundraiser on Friday, April 23. Tempt your palate with organically grown wines provided by Southern Wine & Spirits and tantalizing hors d’oeuvres by Trader Joe’s, then check out the variety of items and packages up for bid, including original artwork, Burning Man festival tickets, yoga memberships, ski passes, hot air balloon and glider rides, dinner and theatre packages, jewelry and more.
Join Environmental Leadership and musical guests the Serendipity Duo featuring Patty Lee, on Friday, April 23 from 6:00 – 8:00 p.m. at Idlewild Park’s California Building for a fun evening of wine, music, and incredible bargains. Featured wines include Ceago Vineyards, Frey, Stanford, and Lolonis as well as many other quality wines. In addition, organic lager and ale from the Samuel Smith brewery will be featured for those who prefer grain to grapes.
Tickets are $25 when purchased in advance and $30 at the door. Call Environmental Leadership at 323-3433 for more information, or visit www.RenoEarthDay.org.
Children’s Activity Area
Bring the little ones to Earth Day for free and fun educational activities! At Children’s Activity Area in the Kiwanis’ Kiddie Playland, kids of all ages can enjoy: puppet shows, a variety of crafts , face painting, recycled paper making, concrete bat imprints, seed planting, “Leave No Trace” games, astronomy, bike safety and repair… and many other activities by local educators and volunteers.
• CSA Head Start
• Great Basin Outdoor School
• Reno High School
• Keep Truckee Meadows Beautiful
• Reno Sparks Kiwanis Bike Program
• Nevada Mining Association
• Nevada Division of Environmental Protection’s Project WET
• Rainshadow Charter School
• O’Brien Middle School
• UNR College of Engineering