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Novato Civic Green

901 Sherman Avenue

Novato, CA 94945

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Come celebrate Earth Day and learn practical, easy ways to create a green and healthy life!

This free, community event will feature sustainability workshops and talks, green living experts and resources, electric cars and bikes, music, food, and kid’s activities.

All festival-goers who complete a Green Living Pledge Card will get a free green gift! Participants in Novato Clean and Green Day (being held on the same day from 9am-1pm) will also be eligible for a free gift just for checking out the festival.

WORKSHOPS*

Workshops will be offered throughout the afternoon in two tracks and each workshop will last 45 minutes.

Creating a Sustainable and Resilient Home: 1) Ten Easy Ways to Create a Healthier & Greener Home; 2) Reduce your Home’s Energy Footprint; 3) Electrify Your Home: Save Money, Energy, the Planet; and 4) The Abundant Garden – grow your own food

Personal Resilience and Self-Care: 1) A Diet for a Healthy You and Planet; 2) (Re-)Igniting Our Connection to and Passion for Nature and Community; 3) Changing Our Stories to Create a Sustainable Future; and 4) Want to Do More to Make a Better World, Better Marin?


TALKS*

A series of topical talks will be offered running no more than 10-minutes each in length. Topics include: Creating a Natural, Non-toxic Yard & Garden; Innovative Ways to Save Water in Your Yard; Electrify Your Home; Dramatically Reducing Your Carbon Footprint with Resilient Neighborhoods; Be Resilient & Ready for an Emergency; Home Composting Basics; Bird-Friendly Yards & Neighborhoods; and Natural Novato/Marin: Great Walks, Rides & Wildlife Moments

* Speakers and timing of workshops subject to change.

GREEN LIVING RESOURCES

A wide range of experts and vendors will be participating in the event to offer advice, information and tools for green living including Recology, Novato Sanitary District, North Marin Water District, Novato Live Well Network, Novato Streetscape Committee, Sustainable Novato, Green Change, Marin County Sustainability Team, MCE Clean Energy, Yard Smart Marin, Electrify Marin, BayREN, Marin Commutes, Homeward Bound, Indian Valley Organic Farm and Garden, ExtraFood.Org, Copperfield's Books, Sustainable Exchange, and MORE!

ELECTRIC BIKES & CARS

Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association will be hosting their Drive Electric Earth Day event in conjunction with the Green Living Festival. Free test drives will be offered on the latest electric vehicles (EVs) coming off the production line. EV owners will also be on hand to share their experience driving electric.

Bicycle Brustop and Sports Basement will also be showcasing a range of electric bikes.

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