Monday, April 14, 2008

Earth Day Events at Universal Studios

Universal Studios Hollywood celebrates Earth Day with free, family-friendly, eco-friendly activities -- including free parking for visitors who travel green in fuel efficient hybrid cars.

Saturday, April 26 is being designated at "Eco-Fair" day, with more than thirty displays and exhibits, including a “hands-on” lesson on the vital -- and positive -- impact that reptiles and insects have on the environment.

Some of the more animated critters will include an Australian Bearded Dragon Lizard named "Benny," Ironclad beetles that "play dead,” and a friendly Tarantula named “Rosey” who is eager to shake everyone’s hands. A friendly Tarantula? Since when are they friendly?

What's a fair without celebrities? Lauren Koslow from “Days of our Lives” will be just one of the celebs on hand to autograph eco-friendly bags and help dispense energy efficient light bulbs at the Environmental Media Association’s booth.

Another highlight of the Eco-Fair will be the collection of hazardous waste materials sponsored by the City and County of Los Angeles. Guests who bring in an item for safe disposal get free parking.

So, here's the chance for you Angelenos and your neighbors to get rid of -- safely and properly -- things like paint solvents, motor oils, cleaning products, pool and garden chemicals, auto and household batteries, monitors, printers, televisions, video games, cell phones, stereos and electronic toys, can enjoy free parking.

The Universal Studios Eco-Fair is part of the company’s ongoing “Green is Universal” initiative, a campaign to raise awareness and activate consumers to help save the environment, as well as a long-term commitment to green NBC Universal’s own operations.

Green is universal. And Universal is green.