Calabasas’ annual Earth Day Festival at Las Virgenes Creek is this Saturday and will feature educational booths, informational speakers, eco-friendly games and activities, live music and entertainment.
The city states on its website that the event will be a good opportunity for residents to learn about the benefits of being green, sustainability, energy conservation, and ways they can help the environment.
The event is from 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Las Virgenes Creek on Agoura Road, just behind the .
A large turnout of Calabasas residents is expected; more than 1,200 people attended last year.
Alex Farassati, the city’s environmental services manager, said the annual celebration is a forum for “non-profit organizations and private companies to communicate with the public about ways to protect our environment and making our life style greener.”
“Earth Day is a reminder to all of us that our natural resources are limited and we need to protect them," he said. "We are facing with two major challenges in our region: recycling and water conservation. We are hoping that this event will bring more awareness in these two areas to our visitors.”
The Earth Day Festival will also feature face painting for kids, a live animal booth and a recycling-themed drawing contest. Contest winners will receive a $25 gift certificate and have their illustration printed in the city’s 2012 recycling calendar.