City Celebrates Earth Day with Public Unveiling of New Chinatown Living Library & Think Park

NEWS ADVISORY (Release No. 03-11)

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

April 22, 2011

Contact: Tyrone Jue (415) 554-3247

City Celebrates Earth Day with Public Unveiling of New Chinatown Living Library & Think Park

Public school demonstration project promotes hands-on, interdisciplinary learning about sustainable water, native plants, growing food, with new gardens and eco-art

WHAT: S.F. Board of Supervisors President Supervisor David Chiu, San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC), Life Frames, Inc., students and community leaders celebrate Earth Day with the public unveiling of the new Chinatown Living Library & Think Park Rainwater Harvesting Cisterns/Gardens/Mural at Gordon J. Lau Elementary School.

The new features in the Chinatown Living Library & Think Park include two elaborate demonstrations of rainwater harvesting with 11 cisterns and other rainwater conservation methods, Native California Riparian and Native Drought Tolerant Gardens, a Fruit, Flower & Vegetable Garden, as well as a mural that describes the installation in three languages: Chinese, English, and Spanish.

Speakers will also announce a sister demonstration project in New York City’s Chinatown.

WHO: David Chiu, President, S.F. Board of Supervisors

Michael Carlin, Deputy General Manager, SFPUC

Bonnie Ora Sherk, Founder, Life Frames, Inc. & A Living Library

Jill Wynns, San Francisco Board of Education

WHEN: Friday, April 22, 2011 from 11:00 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

WHERE: Gordon Lau Elementary School at 950 Clay Street, San Francisco

Lower Yard, Entrance at Washington Street side (between Stockton & Powell)

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