Drive Electric Earth Day

Drive Electric Earth Day
Atherton Earth Day
Atherton, CA
Apr 23, 2022

Day: Saturday, April 23, 2022 NOTE: this event has already happened.
Time: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm PDT
Location: Holbrook Palmer Park
150 Watkins Ave
Atherton, CA 94027
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Some press about event:

https://www.almanacnews.com/news/2022/04/26/atherton-earth-day-electric-leaf-blower-bowling-a-vw-beetle-converted-into-a-bike-and-more?utm_source=express-2022-04-26&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=express

https://inmenlo.com/2022/04/23/celebrating-earth-day-at-holbrook-palmer-park-in-atherton/



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: 


CONGRESSWOMAN ANNA ESHOO

An Earth Day update from our representative in DC! 


US SENATOR ALEX PADILLA

A video message from our Senator about key climate provisions of the infrastructure bill and how they impact Atherton. 


ROB JACKSON, PHD, STANFORD WOODS INSTITUTE

Jackson recently made national headlines for his study about the impact of gas stoves on indoor air quality and climate-warming emissions. 


ERIN COOKE, SUSTAINABILITY DIRECTOR AT SFO 

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! 


ERIC SCHULZE, PHD, FOOD SCIENTIST & HOST, "ASK SMITHSONIAN" 

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


TIME

EVENT

11:00 AM

Guided Tree Walk with Atherton’s Tree Committee

11:30 AM

Story Time by the Atherton Library 

Botanical Art Demonstration by the Atherton Arts Foundation

12:00 PM

Electric Leaf Blower Bowling Battle

12:30 PM

Bug Time by The Beetlelady

1:00 PM

Speaker Program (until 2/2:30pm)

1:30 PM

2:00 PM

Story Time  by the Atherton Library 

2:30 PM

Climate Art Talk by Sukey Bryan

3:00 PM





https://www.ci.atherton.ca.us/625/Earth-Day 



photo by: Diana Hawkins Manuelian
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Event Description

 

All attendees and volunteers are required to follow local health guidelines. It is recommended that everyone wear face masks whenever they are within six feet of another person at all Drive Electric Earth Day 2022 events. Please see this information about how to improve how your mask protects you. For more information, see our in-person event safety requirements.

DATE: Saturday, April 23 between 11am - 3pm

LOCATION: Holbrook-Palmer Park in Atherton, CA (entirely outdoor, plan to spread out tables to keep it COVID-safe)

DETAILS: 
  • 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. 



Registered Attendees

There are currently 37 attendees registered.

Owners of These Vehicles Have Registered To Attend

Vehicle Registered
Tesla Model 3 2
Volkswagen e-Golf 2
Ford Mustang Mach-E 1
Rivian R1T 1
Tesla Model S 1
Tesla Model Y 1
Toyota Plug-in Prius 1
Volkswagon ID.4 1
Zero Motorcycle 1
9 Models 11

Registered attendees report 365,800 electric miles driven.

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Sierra Club
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