Delaware River and Bay Authority To Hosts World Environment Day Celebration

Delaware River and Bay Authority (DRBA) officials announced that a World Environment Day celebration event will be held at Veterans Memorial Park located near the Delaware Memorial Bridge in New Castle, Delaware. The free public event – featuring exhibits, giveaway items, and static displays – will be open at 10:00 a.m. and continue until 2:00 p.m.

“We only have one earth, and together we need to do everything we can to protect it,” said Silvana Dominioni, Director of the DRBA Environmental, Health and Safety Department. “World Environment Day is a platform to inspire change through education and public outreach. Working together, we can make a difference!”

When: Wednesday, June 1, 2022

Time: 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.

Where: Veterans Memorial Park; 163 Cherry Lane, New Castle, Delaware

With the #OnlyOneEarth theme, this year’s World Environment Day campaign focuses on living sustainably in harmony with nature. Learn about environmental issues from government regulators, environmental experts, and company representatives on such topics as recycling, air quality, food waste, plastic bag bans, renewable energy, greener products, plastic pollution, stainability, watersheds, endangered species, electric vehicles, nuclear power, energy conservation, marine life and habitat, oil spill cleanup, remediation, ecology, and climate impacts.

More than fifty (50) exhibitors will be participating in the four-hour event that will take place both outside and under a large tent at the spacious Veterans Memorial Park off Cherry Lane. The following is a small sample of what you can experience at the DRBA World Environment Day Celebration:

Visit traveling touch tanks filled with sea creatures – hands-on crabs, sea stars, sea urchins, mussels, snails, clams, horseshoe crabs, and touch tank of live shellfish and marine animals with displays about shellfish ecology and aquaculture.
See up close an electric Ford F-150 and Ford Mach-E (SUV), compressed natural gas trash truck and a static electric charging station.
Feel and buy engineered products like beach chairs using up-cycled ocean plastic, consumer made products cruelty-free, no synthetic preservatives, and plant based.
Walk through a mobile learning lab sharing information and environmental education on freshwater systems, water quality, fish, and ecology.
Talk with energy experts on diverse issues such as renewable energy, wind turbines, solar, nuclear, energy conservation and climate.
Talk with transportation professionals on how your commute can improve air quality.
In addition, a dedicated e-waste collection site will be available for attendees to properly dispose of old, broken electronics like televisions, radios, computers and monitors, and the like. Refreshments will also be on-site for all attendees.

World Environment Day, which falls on June 5, is the biggest international day for the environment. 2022 is a historic milestone for the global environmental community. It marks 50 years since the 1972 United Nations Conference on the Human Environment, widely seen as the first international meeting on the environment. With over 150 countries participating, this World Environment Day engages governments, businesses, civil society, schools, celebrities, cities and communities, raising awareness and celebrating environmental action.

Source: DRBA

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