There will be many Earth Day celebrations in the county specific to Saturday, but for Millbrae Environmental Programs Manager Shelly Reider, Earth Day shouldn't be only one day.
"We like to celebrate Earth Day every day here in Millbrae," says Reider.
In fact, the city campaign is called 'Earth Day is Every Day in Millbrae', and this afternoon, the environmental emphasis continues, as an outreach to area students.
"We co-sponsor a different environmental movie with the library each year," says Reider. "This year we're showing Yogi Bear."
Students also get handouts from the city.
"We sent newsletters to over 1400 students in the schools to get them in gear for helping with the environment," says Reider, "and we've done a couple presentations as well."
The biggest event for the city will occur next weekend, on Saturday, April 28, when the city sponsors an Earth Day Citywide Cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon.
Why is the city's largest Earth Day activity on a different day than in most cities?
"Actually, Earth Day activities are celebrated the whole month of April," says Reider. "We're doing (the cleanup) on the 28th to not compete with all the other Earth Day activities taking place. We're just doing it then so we get more participation. And like I said: 'Every day is Earth Day!'"
This afternoon's film screening for students, at the Millbrae Library, begins at 3:30 p.m.
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