Celebrate Earth Day at Mount Trashmore Park

Sunday, April 22, 2012 • 11 am – 4 pm | Mount Trashmore Park, 310 Edwin Drive, Virginia Beach, VA

Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation & Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission invite you to Earth Day Celebration 2012 on Sunday, April 22, 2012 at Mount Trashmore Park (one of the nation’s first recycled landfills) in Virginia Beach from 11 am - 4 pm. Free and open to the public with ample onsite parking, this family-friendly event invites you to celebrate your commitment to bettering the environment. Refresh your approach to making our world a healthier place with various exhibits, displays and activities that will give you a chance to discover and explore effective and convenient ways to green your lifestyle.

Some highlights for this year’s event feature:

AAA Recycling Zone (9am – 3pm) 

  • eCycling by Synergy Recycling – Take this opportunity to safely dispose of unwanted home electronics and computer equipment – FREE! (See the complete list of items acceptable for electronic recycling at www.VBgov.com/earthday
  • Car Battery Round Up – Get a $5 gas card (while supplies last) for every vehicle battery you bring in (up to 5)
  • Child Safety Seat Recycling – Have a used child safety seat that no longer meets industry safety standards? Bring it to the AAA Recycling Zone, and we’ll see to it that all the plastic parts will properly broken down and recycled.
  • Purchase a Rain Barrel and/or Composter - Cut your household water bill by up to 40% with a conservation-friendly rain barrel and make your own nutrient-rich soil for the garden by investing in a rain barrel and/or composter, both available for purchase onsite at this event!

Dumpster Dive Demonstration
Are we recycling as much as we can? Project Green Teens will sift through trash and debris in a park dumpster to find items that could have been recycled. Last year's dumpster dive revealed that nearly 50% of one dumpster's contents could have been recycled. See the full report at http://www.VBgov.com/earthday.


Bicycling Activities
Travel green on your bike to the event and receive a free gift (first 100 only) at the free Bike Valet; also free Bike Safety Check.

  • Bike Safety Awareness Ride
    Ride around Lake Trashmore with a team of bicycle enthusiasts to support awareness of bike safety in Virginia Beach http://www.vbgov.com/twowaystreet


Other Attractions 
Enjoy live music featuring 4Shore, who was recently featured on NBC’s “The X Factor,” as well as other local talent: School of Rock and The Futuros.
Delicious festival foods will be available for purchase, and fun children’s activities will be hosted by the Girl Scout Council of Colonial Coast.


Earth Day 2012 at Mount Trashmore Park is an official Virginia Green event
Virginia Green is the statewide program that works to reduce the environmental impacts of Virginia's Tourism Industry. It is run as a partnership between DEQ, the Virginia Tourism Corporation and the Virginia Hospitality and Tourism Association. http://www.virginia.org/green/


This free event is brought to you by Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation and the Virginia Beach Clean Community Commission. For more information about Earth Day 2012, please call Katie Whanger at 757-385-0426 (TTY: dial 711), E-mail kwhanger@VBgov.com or visit http://www.vbgov.com/earthday


Virginia Beach Parks and Recreation’s vision is a balanced, sustainable and value-focused system of parks, recreation and public spaces that creates a sense of community. We are accredited by CAPRA, the certifying agency of the National Recreation and Park Association.  For more information, call (757) 385-1100 (TTY: 757-711 Virginia Relay), or visit http://www.VBgov.com/parks. Get Parks & Rec in your inbox! Sign up for our email newsletters at http://www.vbgov.com/eNews