Earth Month Events by the WPB Dept. of Sustainability

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Earth Month Events

Calendar of Events

The events listed here all relate to the mission of the City’s Sustainability Action Plan.

Sustainability Action Plan Section 1: Natural Resources and Water Conservation.

All of the events focus on water conservation and understanding the linkage between the City’s natural areas and its water supply, Grassy Waters Preserve.

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April is Water Conservation Month – April 1-30

The State of Florida, Water Management District, and City of West Palm Beach are working together to increase awareness about the importance of water conservation. The City and the State of Florida have designated April, typically a dry month when water demands are most acute, as Water Conservation Month, to educate citizens about saving precious water resources.  The goal Water Conservation Month is to inspire behavior changes that help us save water, such as reducing irrigation times, using low flow faucets or replacing leaky toilet flappers.

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National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation – April 1-30

The National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation is a friendly challenge between cities inviting residents and businesses to go online to www.mywaterpledge.com and pledge to save water in our city.  By taking the pledge, you may register to win prizes, including a Toyota Prius, custom designed sprinkler systems from RainBird, gift cards to Lowe’s and water bottles – all of which will be awarded in the five winning cities that have the highest percentages of participation.

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Earth Night on the Waterfront with Screen on the Green (Dr Seuss’ The Lorax)

Come to the WPB Waterfront, where children learn bicycle safety and receive a FREE helmet while exploring a fun obstacle course with Palm Beach County Metropolitan Planning Organization. Make crafts with Resource Depot and learn how to recycle your electronics with Reboot Charity.

April 12             6-8pm             West Palm Beach Waterfront Commons

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 2013 TD Green Streets/ Arbor Day Foundation Grant

The Arbor Day Foundation TD Green Streets grant supports innovative practices in community forestry.  Through the program, municipalities are eligible to receive one of ten $20,000 grants in support of local forestry projects in low- to moderate-income (LMI) neighborhoods. The City of West Palm Beach CRA Northwest neighborhood qualifies for this designation.  The City also meets the eligibility for the grant, as it is a current Arbor Day Foundation Tree City USA®-recognized communities within TD Bank’s footprint.  50 percent of the proposed funding will be used to purchase new trees. The remainder will be used for arborist training for city staff, community out reach and a tree canopy assessment.

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Great American Clean Up

Broadway, WPB between 36th St to 59th St and east/west streets

Meet at 5050 Broadway, WPB Fire Station parking offsite Litter Cleanup

Managed by West Palm Beach CRA

April 20                        8am – 12pm    Broadway

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Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens Earth Day Event

April 23                        9am-1pm        Ann Norton Sculpture Gardens

Educational Stations that involve school groups (K-5) exploring  the gardens while learning environmentally focused objectives from varying non-profit and profit businesses. Office of Sustainability will be highlighting the Adventures of Annie V Backpack Program that we assisted with providing educational take-home activity books and coloring sheets.

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Drinking Water Week

Coloring contest will be coordinated with the Office of Sustainability through the month of May. West Palm Beach students can participate from grades K-8. Artwork must show what water means to the student. Winners chosen by the Office of Sustainability and sent to the AWWA National Contest.

May 9th – After Care Program at South Olive Community Center (2:30-4:30)

May 10th – After Care Program at Coleman Park (3:30-4:30)

May 17th – Howard Park Community Center (2:30-4:30)