Earth Day was first celebrated in 1970. Since then, the environmental movement has grown by leaps and bounds. It’s no longer seen as fringe to be green – it’s a part of everyday life. Earth Day is coming up on Saturday, April 22nd, though many organizations celebrate it throughout the month.
Check out these Bay Area activities to help you celebrate the spirit of Earth Day.
California State Parks Foundation’s Earth Day Restoration and Cleanup
Thousands of volunteers will be needed throughout California to assist with projects such as campfire center improvements, habitat restoration, native garden conservation, fence building, trail maintenance and beach cleanup. It’s easy to register >
WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 9:00am to 12:30pm
WHERE: Various California State Parks
John Muir Birthday/Earth Day
Celebrate John Muir’s 179th birthday, the 46th anniversary of Earth Day and the 60th anniversary of the John Muir Association with live music, activities for kids and other entertainment. FREE. Learn more here >
WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
WHERE: John Muir National Historic Site, 4202 Alhambra Ave., Martinez
Emeryville’s Earth Day Clean Up and Expo
What better way to get to know your neighbors than by helping to clean the streets and the shoreline? For Sunday’s shoreline clean up, please bring reusable collection bags or buckets, water bottles, coffee mugs, garden gloves and digging claws. Supplies will be provided for those who cannot bring their own. Refreshments available. For more info, visit here >
WHEN: Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 8:00am to 10:00am
WHERE: Meet at the ECCL Gym (1170 47th Street)
WHEN: Shoreline Clean Up – Sunday, April 23, 2017 – 9:00am to 11:00am
WHERE: Shorebird Park, Emeryville; Meet at 9am at Chevy’s parking lot.
Berkeley Vegan Earth Day
The 7th Annual event brings the vegan and environmental communities together to celebrate a vision for a sustainable future. Dozens of vendors will share their sustainable foods, eco-friendly products, and ways to get involved. Sit in on educational and earth-friendly talks from experts. Register and learn more here >
WHEN: Saturday, April 30, 2017 – 10:00am to 4:00pm
WHERE: David Brower Center 2150 Allston Way Berkeley, CA