April 29, 2010

Upcoming Green Events in El Cerrito

Here is a summary of upcoming events from the El Cerrito Environmental Services Division. More details, including sign up instructions, can be found from their recent email - here.

New Recycling Center Community Meeting | Tuesday, May 4

7 PM @ El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers (10890 San Pablo Avenue)
The City of El Cerrito is holding a public meeting about the redesign and expansion of the Recycling Center (located at 7501 Schmidt Ln.). The City wants your input about:
- How you use and rank the types of recyclable materials accepted at the Center
- What materials you would like to see changed or added
- Beyond recycling, your long-term sustainability ideals for El Cerrito

Community Meeting on Local Laws Regarding Keeping Animals | Tuesday, May 11

7 PM @ El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers (10890 San Pablo Avenue)
The El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee is holding a community meeting (during its regular meeting) to hear comments regarding proposed revisions to the Animals Ordinance. This meeting will be of particular interest to anyone interested in expressing the pros or cons of raising chickens, honeybees, and other domestic animals or livestock in El Cerrito.

Broom Busting at the Hillside Natural Area | Saturday, May 8 | 10 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
Join Hillside Natural Area Broom Busters and Friends of Five Creeks as they yank out invasive French broom. French broom threatens the grassy hillsides and oak woodlands of this beautiful hillside preserve by destroying habitat and increasing fire danger.

Healthy Gardens Without Toxic Chemicals | Saturday, May 15 | 10 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Learn to create a healthy garden ecosystem and protect yourself, family, pets, as well as the environment. Hands-on activities will introduce you to smart garden planning to minimize problems and identification of some common pests and beneficial insects. You'll explore least-toxic options for dealing with pests and IPM techniques. Take home handouts with additional information and resources.

El Cerrito Citywide Garage Sale | Saturday, May 22 | 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Host a garage sale at your home, or find a bargain by shopping at dozens of other sales Citywide.

California Cash for Appliances Program | Now through May 23

Beginning April 22 all California residents can apply to receive cash rebates when purchasing new energy efficiency appliances including $200 for refrigerators, $100 for clothes washers, and $50 for room air conditioners.

The El Cerrito Environmental Services Division
(510) 215-4350

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