El Cerrito Earth Day celebrations using covid protocols! 

2022 EARTH DAY Week work parties

Celebrate Earth Day Week between April 23 and April 30, 2022!

During Earth Day Week, please use proper Covid-19 protocols to protect yourselves and others from contracting the virus or any of the active variants when conducting outdoor clean-ups and/or work parties citywide.  When you do something earth-friendly, please post your activity utilizing #ECEarthDay22 to share and inspire others on social media.

Visit Covid-19 Updates for more information!

  • Wear masks, long pants, long sleeves, closed-toe shoes, and use thick gloves to protect yourselves. 
  • If you are hosting a work party and need materials, please contact green@ci.el-cerrito.ca.us to make arrangements for bags, gloves, and grabbers.
  • If you collect large amounts of waste, please leave your bags of trash and recyclables for pick-up in a centralized location.  Always call Maintenance at 510-215-4369 or Email Maintenance to schedule a pick-up.

Celebrate Earth Day all month, and know that you can celebrate Earth Day every day of the year!


The City encourages community members to take action in other ways during the month of April or anytime during the year.  

Earth-friendly activities can include: 

  • Giving up meat and/or dairy for a determined period of time, 
  • Starting a vegetable garden or a butterfly attracting garden, 
  • Planting a no mow native CA grass in your yard, 
  • Volunteering for those in need, 
  • Avoiding plastics, 
  • Reducing food waste at home by reducing the amount of food that spoils in the fridge or on the counter top, or 
  • Electrifying your stove top 
  • Etc.                                                                                                                                                                  

There are a myriad of ways to celebrate.  Whichever way you choose to honor Mother Earth, let us know by utilizing #ECEarthDay22 on social media. Sharing your story will definitely inspire others.

For Earth Day, also consider improving your recycling and composting habits.  

Click the links below to view up-to-date information on how to sort recycling and organics properly.


Individuals, families, and groups of volunteers helped to spruce up the landscaping around the library, removed broom from Hillside Natural Area near the Recycling Center, cared for Cerrito Creek, distributed information about El Cerrito’s smoke-free policies to businesses, picked up litter and helped to plant trees in Arlington Park. Following the work parties, volunteers were honored at an appreciation lunch at the Community Center. Click to view event photos from previous Earth Day work parties and luncheons in our Online Photo Gallery.

The City of El Cerrito’s Earth Day celebration is supported by donations from individuals and local businesses that have included: Bacstrom Import Company, Best Burrito Corp, Bushwacker, East Bay Sanitary, Natural Grocery Company, R & R Auto, Seidell Enterprises, Inc., Speed Oil Change Center, Therapeutic Body Care, and Well Grounded Tea & Coffee Bar.

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For more information on the City of El Cerrito's annual Earth Day event, or to find out how you can get involved next year, please send an email or call (510) 559-7686.