BEVERLY HILLS—The city of Beverly Hills Public Works Services will host the 13th Annual Earth Day event at the Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market on Sunday, April 17 from 9 a.m-1p.m.

Residents will get the opportunity to learn about water conservation, and environmental sustainability. Participants can learn how to save and conserve their water. The city’s Water Conservation Administrator will be in attendance to provide one-on-one meetings to aid residents on water conservation.

“Water conservation has been top-of-mind for everyone this past year, and we have launched a huge effort to educate residents and businesses on ways to save,” said Therese Kosterman, Public Information Manager for the city of Beverly Hills.

Residents can bring in documents and papers that they would like to have shredded. The shredding will be done safely and securely. Information will also be provided to residents regarding sustainable food. A earthquake simulator will also be set up for the event. Residents can experience a simulation of a 9.5 magnitude earthquake.

The Beverly Hills Public Library will host a Earth Day themed story time and crafts for children. Pets will be available for adoption. Information will be provided for the city’s new bike share program.

“We also want to inform the community about conserving energy, reducing solid waste and using alternative transportation such as bicycles. Earth Day is a way to gather the community in one place and present new information in a fun and festive setting,” said Kosterman.

Some organizations that will be participating at the event include Whole Foods Market, Quake Cottage, The Amanda Foundation and many more.

Free 20-pounds bags of compost and water-conscious shower timers will be given out as supplies last. The event is free for all to attend. The Beverly Hills Farmers’ Market is located on Civic Center Dr. & 3rd St., in Beverly Hills. The Civic Center parking garage will provide free parking. The garage is located at 450 N. Redford Drive.

For more information contact the city of Beverly Hills’ Public Works Services Department at (310) 385-2467 or check out the website: