Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger paid a visit to nutritional supplement producer Shaklee Corp. Wednesday afternoon under sunny skies on a three-stop schedule for Earth Day festivities.
The governor was joined by Dr. Wangari Maathai, a Nobel Peace Prize winner for her environmental work, and Shaklee CEO Roger Barnett.
The three ceremoniously planted the one millionth tree as part of the Million Dreams Million Trees Campaign to raise awareness of global climate change by planting trees across North America.
Mayor Jennifer Hosterman and her daughter Megan were in attendance.
Before reaching Pleasanton, the governor made two stops in the Los Angeles area. First, he joined Wal-Mart officials to announce the expansion of its solar power program in California. Wal-Mart will be adding solar panels on 10 to 20 additional Wal-Mart facilities, generating 20 to 22 MW of renewable energy--the equivalent of powering more than 2,600 homes.
He then attended the opening of a Cool Globes exhibit in Los Angeles, a public art project consisting of 60 giant globes that illustrate simple ways for individuals to take action against global warming.