Make every day Earth Day in 1998

Earth Day volunteer meetings announced

by Kari Gray


f your New Year's resolution is to help the environment, volunteer for a great cause or just to meet new people and have fun, come to a San Diego EarthWorks Earth Day volunteer meeting. We'll show you the cool EarthFair slide show and tell you about all the ways you can help make every day Earth Day. Meetings are scheduled for:

Wednesday, January 287pm
Natural History Museum in Balboa Park
(use west side entrance)
Thursday, Feb. 57pm
Mission Trails Regional Park Visitors Center
off of Mission Gorge Rd.
Tuesday, Feb 246:30pm
South Chula Vista Library
389 Orange Avenue, Chula Vista
Saturday, March 2110am
Pacific Beach Public Library
4275 Cass Street, Pacific Beach
Monday, March 307pm
Joyce Beers Center, Uptown Shopping Center
off of University Avenue
Saturday, April 1110am
County Health Services Building
3851 Rosecrans, San Diego

 On Earth Day in April, millions of people look for something meaningful to do for the environment. In San Diego, more than 70,000 people are expected to attend San Diego Earth Day's ninth annual EarthFair in Balboa Park on Sunday, April 19, 1998 from 10am - 5pm.

Featuring an estimated 270 educational exhibits and seven stages of entertainment, the EarthFair is the largest free environmental event in California. Over 400 volunteers produce the EarthFair, managing the Earth Parade, parking bicycles, setting up exhibits, answering phones and separating recyclables.

Volunteers are needed before the EarthFair, too. Current projects for 1998 include: the EARTH (Environmental Action and Restoration That Helps) Awards, the VIP (Very Important Planet) Reception, a silent auction, and Habitat Restoration Projects throughout the county.

San Diego EarthWorks is a year-round, volunteer-run non-profit organization dedicated to a clean, healthy and prosperous future. Events throughout the year encourage people to take individual action for the future. For more information on San Diego EarthWorks or Earth Day activities, to volunteer, or to receive exhibitor or sponsorship information, call (619) 496-6666.