Greener BeeGreen LivingCampus event highlights green living

Community members will have a chance to test drive electric cars and bicycles; build and race solar-powered model cars, and learn about native wildlife and plants at the sixth annual Super Saturday sustainability fair and recycling drive from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sat., Feb. 4 at Oak Park High School, 899 N. Kanan Road.

The free event, presented by Oak Park Unified School District’s

Environmental Education and Awareness Committee, will feature dozens of new and returning exhibits and interactive activities for the entire family.

“The Super Saturday event is a great place to learn how to make a positive difference in big and small ways,” district Superintendent Tony Knight said.

“We find ourselves living at a time when our planet’s human population will be moving from 7 billion now to over 9 billion by 2050,” Knight told the Acorn. “At the same time, we know that human expansion and activity is causing a mass extinction of over 40,000 species per year, which means we are losing one species every 20 minutes.

“Caring and compassionate people want to learn more about this problem and what we can do in our individual lives to lessen our impact.”

The annual showcase allows Oak Park students and the community to come together to learn about animals, plants and how to protect the natural environment.

Presenters from the National Park Service and Poison Free Malibu will have information about living with local wildlife.

Article source: http://www.theacorn.com/news/2017-01-26/Community/Campus_event_highlights_green_living.html


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