Tag: Earth Day

It’s Mother’s Day for Mother Earth

Fawnskin, CA, April 18, 2014 – Arrowhead Mountain Spring Water is joining forces with Project WET to teach families how to take better care of the planet we depend on–especially our liquid assets. Project WET is the world’s leading water education organization, and visitors to the Big Bear Discovery Center Saturday will learn what happens in the water cycle, how they can make a difference to California’s water future, and more. Admission is free, and kids in grades K-12 who participate in interactive activities on water conservation, including the Upcycle Art Contest, will receive goody bags. Community organizations–the Sierra Club Big Bear Group, the Garden Club of Big Bear, Bear Valley Electric Service, Big Bear Disposal, the Big Bear Lake Department of Water and Friends of Fawnskin–will also be on site offering educational exhibits and activities showing how to better reduce, reuse and recycle for healthier and more sustainable communities. Here’s one tip: Compost food waste rather than putting it in a garbage disposal. 4/19/14 Big Bear Discovery Center Schedule Help Restore the San Bernardino National Forest, 9:00am – 3:00pm: Restoration activity includes seed collection and germination, native plant propagation, noxious weed removal, and planting out on the forest. Meets at the Discovery Center at 9:00am; volunteers should bring a sack lunch, water, work gloves (if available), jacket, and sunscreen. Project WET Blue Planet Activity, grades K-12, 10:30am, 11:30am,...

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National Forest Association Celebrates “Earth Day” at the Big Bear Discovery Center

Fawnskin, CA, April 19, 2012, 12noon – Locally, National Forest Association youth leaders will be joining more than one billion people around the globe to participate in Earth Day 2012 on April 22 at the Big Bear Discovery Center on North Shore Drive to host and help mobilize an appreciation for our planet, call for its protection and stand united for a sustainable future.  The Earth Day celebration will begin with a lakeside cleanup. Participants should meet at 9:00am in front of the Discovery Center for a short walk to the Pedal Path to begin the clean up.  Materials will be provided.  A festival will follow at the Discovery Center from 10am to 2pm with activities including family bike rides to learn how to protect the San Bernardino forest along with exhibits and activities and crafts.  The Forest Explorer, which is the NFA’s mobile forest experience that brings educational forest health and fire safety messages to schools and events, will be on display.  According to Monica Curiel, NFA Children’s Forest program manager, “the San Bernardino Mountains is home to 71 species of endangered and threatened wildlife and more than 85 sensitive plant species! The health of our forest and restoration of land and resources have a direct impact on the health of our wildlife; a message our young leaders understand and want to teach all mountain residents and visitors.” So, get outside and...

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Earth Day Expo Celebration

Big Bear Lake, CA, April 18, 2012, 8:00am – On April 20, the Big Bear community will celebrate Earth Day with Earth Day Expo 2012 at the Bear Valley Electric Service (BVES) office on Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake. It is an educational expo for kids and adults of all ages. Program Coordinator Denise Walker says the fun and games will start at 11am and go until 3pm. There will be displays and games on electric, gas and water efficiency and conservation, power plant tours, recycling demonstrations, and booths on forest preservation and composting. There will also be live animal presentations by the Moonridge Zoo, Solar Hot Dogs, chips and popcorn, and plenty of prizes and giveaways. A “Shred-It Event” will also take place during the Expo from 11 until 2. Bear Valley Electric, along with Expo Partners – the Sierra Club, DWP, Southwest Gas, Big Bear Disposal, the Grizzly, Pine Knot Marina, Forest Care, Discovery Center, Moonridge Zoo, Soroptimist, BBARWA, FlamePros, Garden Club, and Friends of Fawnskin are all planning to have displays, activities, and materials on how to protect the earth. On April 20 from 11AM to 3 PM celebrate Earth Day at Bear Valley Electric on Garstin Drive in Big Bear Lake. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP31470.mp3|titles=Earth Day...

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Sierra Club Big Bear Group Hosts Earth Day Fair In Village

Big Bear, Ca, April 29, 2011, 9:00am – The Big Bear Group of the Sierra Club is hosting an Earth Day Fair on Saturday from 11:00am to 4:00pm in the Village on Pine Knot Avenue in the Copper Q’s parking area.  This free event will feature a variety of informational booths and children’s activities, including a shopping bag decorating activity for kids for just $3.00, free native plant coloring books, newsletters and Earth Day tattoos.  The Department of Water and Power and the Community Services District will have xeriscape information and  demonstration gardens and Big Bear Disposal will have information on recycling.  According to Sierra Club, Big Bear Group President Christie Walker, other local organizations will be on hand with educational materials and information on a variety of ways we can live harmoniously with nature.  Walker invites everyone to “come on down and join the fun while celebrating the planet we live on.” She also says “as the saying goes, there is no planet B.” [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP30657.mp3|titles=Earth Day Fair...

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KBHR Building Is Green And Locally Made!

Big Bear, Ca, April 22, 2011, 3:00pm –In celebration of Earth Day, KBHR would like to provide you with information regarding our new building, and how we are working hard to create a green building!  When General Manager and Owner of KBHR Rick Herrick decided he wanted to move the studios into a building of our own, he wanted to keep the construction local, and the building green and energy efficient.  The building faces south, and the angle of the roof is at a 32 degree angle, which is the best angle to pick up solar power.  The building is pre-wired for solar panels, which will be installed in the future.  The insullation used for the recording and on-air studios is made from recycled Levi jeans, and will provide a very high sound block factor.  All lights and appliances used will be energy star rated, providing the highest efficiency possible, and all lights will be either LED or florescent lights.  The way the windows are arranged will provide ambient natural lighting during the daylight hours, cutting down on energy and costs.  The heating and ventilating systems are also energy star rated.  In addition to maintaining a green building, Herrick has hired local sub-contractors to complete the different phases. [audio:http://kbhr933.com/wp-content/uploads/SP306441.mp3|titles=KBHR using green building practices and local...

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