The Idlewild Earth Day event this year will be on Sunday, April 24, from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Start planning now to make the most of it!
Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northern Nevada is the event’s official non-profit partner for the year! Save you gently used clothing and household items for them! There will be a convenient drop off point off Idlewild Dr. in the loop in front of the pool. Or just bring it by the BBBSNN booth on the south side of the event. There you can also learn about the “Bigs and Littles.” Maybe YOU would like to volunteer to become a BIG – a mentor for a child in our community. See all of BBBSNN programs at www.bbbsnn.org.
E-WASTE drive by ComputerCorps will be open at the Reno High School parking lot from 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Note the earlier cut off time! Accepting all electronic waste except TV’s and batteries this year. For specific questions regarding special items, give ComputerCorps a call! (775) 883-2323
Blood Drive by United Blood Services – Recycle YOU! Bloodmobile on site from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. Note the early close down time. Earn rewards and enter contests for donating blood – and give the gift of life. For more information on United’s reward programs, visit www.BloodHero.com.
BICYLCLES for Kiwanis Bike Program – Even though their Bike Swap is planned for a couple weeks after the Earth Day event, Kiwanis is still accepting used bicycle donations! Their drop off trailer will be located at the Reno High School parking lots right next to the e-Waste, and Kiwanis will be at the park for minor bike repairs!
PET Adoptions – And don’t forget to bring your LOVE! Nevada Humane Society will have dogs, cats and other critters up for adoption. Adoption shouldn’t be decided on a whim, so plan ahead and then visit Animalia at Earth Day to give a forever home to a pet who will adore you. Several other rescue groups for particular breeds and species will also be there.
The event is still recruiting volunteers and educational exhibits as well. Washoe County School District and the Residential Housing Associations (at UNR) are sponsors by providing space and volunteers, so ALL WCSD and UNR related booths are free at this event. More information on ALL programs, applications and deadlines at www.renoearthday.com.
Reno’s Earth Day Festival is an annual event at Idlewild Park, taking place this year on Sunday, April 24. More than 300 exhibitors include non-profit organizations, educational activities, arts and crafts, local businesses, advocacy groups, and special attractions. More than 400 volunteers come together to program multiple stages of live local music and performance art, food from around the world, craft brews, activities and games for all ages, public education and prizes galore – and admittance is FREE to the public.