How can we save our planet? What factors are contributing to global warming, pollution, endangering animals, and oversized landfills? Each day, simple actions practiced by each individual can ensure smarter choices that will lead to a cleaner planet. Earth Day onTuesday, April 22, 2014 is celebrated to inform, educate, and empower citizens of the world about the importance of saving our planet. Here are some activities planned for Earth Day in the Bay Area.
San Francisco Action Parade and Rally
April 19, 1 PM
Justin Herman Plaza to UN Plaza
Join a march for Climate Justice and Earth starting at Justin Herman Plaza all the way up to UN Plaza where Earth Day San Francisco Festival will feature Multi-Cultural Music , keynote speaker, Workshops, Kids Zone, and More!
Gamble Garden Earth Day Celebration
April 15 , 2 pm – 4 pm
1431 Waverly Street, Palo Alto
At Palo Alto’s Gamble Gardens, Earth Day activities include garden scavenger hunt, kids events, and art projects.
The event is free.
Los Altos Hills Earth Day Celebration
April 17 , 1 pm – 4 pm
27219 Altamont Road, Los Altos Hills
At Los Altos Hills, enjoy a green shopping experience at the Farmer’s Market and watch leopards at the Presentation of Wild Cats. The event is free.
Downtown Palo Alto
April 22,4pm – 8pm
Lytton Plaza, University Avenue
At Lytton Plaza, Earth Day events include poetry slam, recycled fashion show, and an art walk by featuring works by local children. The event is free!
Marine Science Institute, San Francisco Bay
April 16, 8 am – 5 pm
500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City
Earth Day coincides with Marine Science Institute’s 40th anniversary this April 16th. Enjoy Discovery EcoTour’s aquatic wildlife aboard 90-foot boat on the Bay. The admission is free!
City of Alameda Earth Day Festival
April 26, 10 am – 3pm
Washington Park, 740 Central Ave, Alameda
Enjoy Earth Day games, exhibits, and youth activities at Alameda’s Earth Day Festival. Planned events include Earth Day Beach Clean-Up!
Cupertino Earth Day and Arbor Day Festival
April 5, 11 am – 3 pm
Civic Center Plaza
City of Cupertino hosts 6th Annual Earth Day and Arbor Day Festival next to Cupertino Library. Events include live music, kid’s arts and crafts, tasty lunch, and sustainable marketplace!
April 19 , 9 am – 12 pm
Ravenswood Pond, Menlo Park
MLK Shoreline, Oakland
Palo Alto Baylands Natural Preserve
Savethebay.org has planned Earth Day Celebration at Ravenswood Pond in Menlo Park and MLK Shoreline in Oakland. Mountain View REI in partnership with Save the Bay has planned a cleanup at the Palo Alto Baylands Nature Preserve. The event is free and activities planned include removing trash and weeds from the marshes and surrounding area.
Whether you celebrate Earth Day everyday or want to enjoy a day out with the kids, these activities promise to entertain, educate, and celebrate the importance of saving and protecting the precious resources of our planet!