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King County, Washington

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April 20, 2010

Celebrate 40th Earth Day with King County April 22 and learn that ‘it’s easy being green’

Learn that “it’s easy being green” all year-round by participating in King County’s seventh-annual Earth Day Expo on Thursday, April 22, at Westlake Plaza in downtown Seattle, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission is free.

Join King County Executive Dow Constantine, EcoConsumer Tom Watson, environmental mascot Bert the Salmon and area school children at a downtown Seattle event that celebrates the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and the spirit of everyday green living.

This event offers the tools, resources and discounts to help everyone make easy environmental choices. There’s even an array of environmental entertainment and educational activities designed to promote environmental awareness for kids.

Visitors to King County’s booth – “It’s Easy Being Green – Let King County Show You How” – will learn easy ways to recycle, green-up your ride, volunteer for Earth-friendly activities, reduce your carbon footprint and make your home and garden more earth friendly.

King County will be joined this Earth Day by partner organizations such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Chinook Books, the Pike Place Market and 103.7 FM - The Mountain.

Scheduled activities include:

King County Executive Dow Constantine at noon

Children’s activity corner – 10 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
Kids ages 3-7 can create crafts designed to promote environmental awareness and learn fun ecological facts like how worms turn paper and food waste into a landscaping resources.

Tour a bus
Visitors can tour a RapidRide high-capacity, low-emissions hybrid bus.

Play in the worm bin
Grab some gloves (provided) and learn how worms turn paper and food waste into a valuable gardening and landscaping resource.

Meet Bert the Salmon
Say hello to King County’s environmental mascot, who has starred in TV and radio public service announcements, attends community festivals and is a prominent feature in many Puget Sound-area school science curriculums.

Related information

It's Easy Being Green

King County Department of Natural Resources and Parks