Friday, April 27, 2012

Earth Day/Arbor Day Event in Deerfield Beach on April 28, 2012

Title:Arbor Day / Earth Day Event
Date:April 28, 2012
Start Time:9:00 AM
End Time:12:00 PM
Address:Central City Campus
401 SW 4th Street
Deerfield Beach, FL 33441
Location:Deerfield Beach Recycling Center
Hours:Saturday, April 28th
Arbor/Earth Day Celebration in Deerfield Beach 
Free trees for residents, unveiling of city’s first solar panel installation and lots of “green” demos and vendors
This Saturday, April 28, join the City of Deerfield Beach for a dual celebration of Arbor Day and Earth Day. The event will take place from 9 AM-NOON at the Central City Campus (Recycling drop-off center), located at 401 SW 4th Street in Deerfield Beach. The Deerfield Beach Recycling/Solid Waste, Landscaping, and Grounds divisions have partnered to offer educational workshops, giveaways (including trees and rain barrels), and lots of earth-friendly cost-saving ideas to residents.

At 9:15 AM, there will be a dedication of the city’s first solar voltaic energy system, which is generating clean renewable energy and free power for the administrative building on the Central City Campus. All funds for the project were provided to the city by the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program (EECBG) from the US Department of Energy through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009. The system has already generated more than $800 in energy savings in the first two months of operation. There's even a website linked from the city home page to monitor the energy produced and the CO2 avoided by using the system. The system was installed by local vendors Kaufman Lynn and Solar Source.

Event highlights include: 
  • One FREE tree for Deerfield Beach residents (must show proof of residency)
  • One box FREE - City-Shred on-site paper shredding for sensitive documents (charges apply for additional boxes)
  • Bring your shower head and exchange it for a FREE energy efficient, water conserving shower head
  • Compost bins and rain barrels auctioned off every hour starting at 9:30 AM
  • 26 different green businesses and organizations with displays, goods and tips for living a more sustainable life
  • Demonstrations on growing your own garden, composting, and using a rain barrel
  • Local community gardens, Fruitful Fields and The Need to Feed, Inc. will illustrate their dynamic approach to feeding the community
  • Toyota Prius on site for public viewing, courtesy of JM Family Enterprises

Kids’ activities: 
  • Two showings of the original “Lorax” movie, at 10 AM and 11 AM (reusable gifts for those who attend)
  • Face painting
  • Solar car races
  • Crafts made from recovered materials

For more information, call the Recycling Division at 954-480-4454.

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