Locals shared their opinions on Earth Day with reporter DInah Cotton for this week's "Question." (Photos by Dinah Cotton)

On almost the most beautiful spring day, so far, Los Gatos celebrated Spring into Green at Park Plaza this past Sunday.

In addition to the smiles and sharing of information about what we can do to save our planet from further degradation by the human race, we decided to ask attendees what they think about the annual day dedicated to all things “green.”

Michael Kim-Stevens, 38

Assistant principal, Graham Middle School

Asked at Farmers’ Market

“Sad reminder that we do not do enough to preserve the one home that we have.”

Christine Soper, 43

Solid waste industry outreach coordinator

Asked at West Valley Collection & Recycling’s booth

“Opportunity to provide outreach and education, and to promote waste reduction.”

Melissa Martins, 21

Intern at San Jose State University

Asked at Santa Clara County’s Household Hazardous Waste Program

“Keeping household hazardous wastes out of our water systems.”

Jessilyn Shanek, 25

Asked at Jewish Community Center booth

“A day to say thank you and give back.”

Justin Zagunis, 34

Director of decarbonization programs and policy, Silicon Valley Clean Energy

“This day reminds me of why I got into this field: to help save the planet.”

Joshua Lopez, 34

Events coordinator / social media, South Bay Clean Creeks Coalition

“A great time to remember that we only have one earth and that we should take care of it.”

Leslie Madarang, 25

Marketing specialist, Silicon Valley Clean Energy

“Being mindful about habits and behaviors to help save the planet.”

Brooke Schwartz, 18

Associated Students of West Valley College senator

“The United States of America needs to work more to be more sustainable.”

Susan Campbell, 41

Farmers’ Market marketing

“For me it is a moment to reflect (on) how our daily actions affect our environment and planet as a whole. Little things can make a difference, we are all connected.”

It was encouraging to see so many programs present that take solutions into consideration that will help to protect our planet.

What steps are you taking?

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