Celebrate Earth Day 2010, Free recycling and fun activities: Apr 24, 2010 9AM-2PM

04/24/2010 - 9:00am
04/24/2010 - 2:00pm
Celebrate Earth Day 2010 Saturday April 24th 9AM=2PM at Gresham City Hall, 1333 Eastman Pky.  Recycling event for Gresham & Wood Village residents.  Free activities for all ages!  Info here!

Earth Day Celebration
and Recycling Event!

Saturday April 24th

When: Saturday, April 24, 2010 9AM-2PM
Where: Gresham City Hall
1333 NW Eastman Pky
Gresham, OR
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Join us as Gresham celebrates the 40th Anniversary of Earth Day on Saturday April 24th 2010 from 9AM to 2PM.

Activities include a free recycling event and free celebration with fun for all ages! (Complete information below)

Green living booths & tips. Native plant sales. Build fun crafts. Live entertainment & food!

Open to all Gresham and Wood Village residents.

Earth Day Recycling Event

Saturday, April 24, 9AM-2PM (Rain or Shine)

This recycling event is free to all Gresham and Wood Village residents in the City Hall parking lots, 1333 NW Eastman Parkway.

2010 Collection Items

Visit the above links for FAQs, rules, and limits etc.

Electronics E-cycling

This year electronics will not be accepted for recycling. TVs, computers, and monitors can be recycled for free year-round at these two recycling sites in Gresham.

Recycling Event Questions?

Contact Shaunna Sutcliffe, Recycling & Solid Waste Division, at 503-618-2694 or email Shaunna.Sutcliffe@GreshamOregon.gov.

Earth Day Celebration

Saturday, April 24, from 10AM to 2PM at Gresham City Hall, 1333 N.W. Eastman Parkway

Bring your recycling to City Hall and then drop by the City fair.

  • Free
  • Live entertainment shows and music
  • Food
  • Children's crafts and activities
  • Native plant and recycled art sales
  • Significant Tree Walk
  • Green living booths and tips

Want Green Fun? We've Got It!

Bicycle Valet Parking
Bike riding is good for you and good for the Earth. Ride your bike to the event and we’ll watch it for you in the bike valet parking area.

Burgerville Nomad
Be on the lookout for the Burgerville Nomad. The bright yellow truck is a restaurant on wheels, serving many Burgerville favorites, including beef and vegetarian burgers, fries and seasonal milkshakes. The Nomad participates in sustainability practices including cooking oil recycling, compostable packaging, recycling and composting.

Gresham Farmers’ Market Native Plant Sale
Buy plants that thrive in Oregon’s climate. Learn about smart flower, plant, shrub and tree growing principles with a focus on the environment.

Mad Science Show ‘What do you Know About H2O?’ – 10:30AM
Did you know that of the vast amount of water on our planet, only 1% is fresh and drinkable? Did you know that a silent toilet leak can waste up to 7,000 gallons of water per month? Kids, come and shake it up with the Mad Scientist as you learn all about the amazing attributes of water while focusing on the importance of conserving this precious resource.

Mudeye Puppet Company ‘Deepsy Diver’ Show and Puppet Making – 11AM
Featuring the adventures of underwater heroine Deepsy Diver. Join Deepsy and a colorful cast of aquatic characters (made of recycled materials) as she journeys from the darkest depths of the oceans to the wondrous Willamette River. Interactive games and music abound in this educational tale of how we can protect and preserve our local watershed. Puppet making is available after 12PM

Chata Addy, Afro Reggae and Funky Dance Music – Noon to 1:30PM
This group performs African dance, drumming and songs from Ghana, wearing traditional costumes on stage. Chata or group members will invite some of the audience to participate by drumming or dancing, so the audience can discover the rhythms of Ghana.

GREAT Businesses Take The Pledge to Be GREAT in 2010 – 2PM
Help us recognize and honor the 60-plus businesses who have pledged to green their operations in 2010.

Trillium Roots & Shoots
An educational romp kids will go ape over. Trillium Roots & Shoots is a youth empowered program through the Jane Goodall Institute. Activities will educate about the Orangutan plight: color orangutans back into the wild and “picture” yourself as a red ape. Plant your lunch. It’s all about conservation of the environment, animals and humanity.

Bicycle and Skateboard Helmet Sale
Transportation staff is selling bicycle and skateboard helmets at a minimal cost of $5 while supplies last. These helmets normally sell for $20 to $40 each in stores. Helmets are available in toddler (very limited stock), youth and adult sizes.

Significant Tree Walk
Did you know Gresham is a Tree City USA? In addition to tree information at the event, the Urban Forestry Subcommittee will offer a tree walk leaving from Gresham City Hall from noon to 2 p.m. to showcase nearby Significant Trees and their histories.

Compost Bin Sale
Earth Machine compost bin sale, $35 each cash or check made out to the City of Gresham. Normally retails for $80.

Bird House Building
Build a bird house to take home and set up in your yard or donate to the City to install in our natural areas. Keep in touch with City staff to let them know what kinds of birds have moved in.


For more information about the Earth Day Celebration contact Jill Bradley, 503-618-2420 or email Jill.Bradley@GreshamOregon.gov