For the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, we’ve collected activities and resources you can do safely from home.
Earth Day 2020 Online Webinar
This year marks the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, and we are facing both the COVID-19 pandemic and the slow building climate crisis. We know this is a challenging time for everyone as we navigate illness and economic uncertainty. Yet it also shows our community’s collective impact when we act together. This Earth Day, we invite you to join us in an online Zoom webinar to hear from speakers, learn about our online Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge, and take actions from your home to reduce your carbon footprint. A link to the recorded webinar will be posted here for those who cannot attend. View the event agenda here. Register for the Zoom webinar here.
When: Saturday, April 25th at 1 PM
Drive Electric Earth Day Tribute
This virtual event will include a live musical performance, informative guest speakers, information on electric vehicle financial incentives and more! Find out how electric vehicles help our climate, and improve our air quality and our health. Register here.
When: Wednesday, April 22nd at 11 AM
Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour: Now a Virtual Event
Since 2005, the Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour, together with passionate native plant gardeners located throughout Alameda and Contra Costa counties, has set the standard for sustainable landscaping in Northern California. This online series will be held April 26, May 3, and May 10. Register here.
When: Schedule for Sunday, April 26th
10:00 – 11:45 Renowned ecologist Douglas Tallamy, author of “Bringing Nature Home: How Native Plants Sustain Wildlife in Our Gardens” and the New York Times bestseller “Nature’s Best Hope” will kick off this event with the talk “Restoring the Little Things That Run the World: Why It Matters and What We Can Do.” (You won’t want to miss this awesome talk!)
11:45 – 1:00 In a series of 25 minute long live garden visits passionate garden owners and the talented designers of the Bay Area’s most beautiful and inspiring landscapes will show us what’s happening in the garden now, feature their favorite natives, describe their favorite native plant gardening resources, and more.
Take Action with the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge
Households can participate in the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge by using a free online platform to measure their carbon footprint and find easy actions to take at home to be more sustainable and address climate change. Invite your friends and neighbors to create an online Team with you.
Activities and Curriculum for Kids
- EPA: Celebrate Earth Day with Window Artwork
- EPA: Educational resources for Earth Day
- NASA: Earth Day Educational Toolkit
- National Auduban Society: Activities for Kids
- National Parks Services: Earth Day Resources
Home Gardening Resources
Spring is a great time to plant a garden or get ready to convert your lawn to drought tolerant landscaping. Edible gardens can help create community resilience.