Join Martin Park from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 16 for free Earth-friendly seminars, an alt vehicle car show, kids crafts and creek exploration. Bring your empty soda cans for our kids can stomp. Call Martin Park at 755-0676 for details.
Floral walking tour
Join the staff of the Will Rogers Gardens, 3400 NW 36, as we greet the return of spring at 9:30 a.m. on April 22. The free guided walking tour includes trips through the Charles E. Sparks Rose Garden, Margaret Annis Boys Arboretum and other gardens grounds. Call 943-0827 to register.
Free bus rides
Ride METRO Transit free on Earth Day, April 22. Visit the Downtown Transit Center to receive a free reusable shopping tote. Log on to www.gometro.org or call 235-RIDE (7433) for route information.
Free shred day
Shred and recycle your financial and personal documents during Waste Management Recycle America and the Utilities Department’s free shred day from 8 a.m. to noon on Saturday, April 23 at 5519 NW 4.
Mercury-free thermometer giveaway
The first 100 residents that drop household hazardous waste off at the City’s Household Hazardous Waste Facility, 1621 S Portland, from 8:30 to 11:30 a.m. each Saturday in April will receive a free mercury-free thermometer. Don’t forget your water bill stub to prove residency.
April is LitterBlitz month
Help fight litter in Oklahoma City by registering for Oklahoma City Beautiful’s 11th annual LitterBlitz campaign. Teams are needed to clean one site, one time during the month of April and help rid our city of trash. Form a team and register online at www.okcbeautiful.com or call 525-8822.
“Green loans” available to homeowners
Oklahoma City homeowners wanting to save money on their electric and gas bill by making their home more energy efficient can apply for a green home loan offered through the City of Oklahoma City. The loans are offered to Oklahoma City residents whose household income is $100,000 or less. Residents have up to 36 months to pay back their loan, which can be up to $10,000.
Some of the energy efficient upgrades that can be made with a loan include:
Apply by calling the Community Action Agency at 232-0199.