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El Cerrito Earth Day Celebration & Appreciation Lunch!
2023 EARTH DAY CELEBRATION
MARK YOUR CALENDAR for Saturday, April 15, 2023!
- Citywide Work Parties from 9 am to 12 noon
- Appreciation Lunch at the Community Center from 12 noon to 1.30 pm
- Stay tuned for details as they develop
Celebrate Earth Day all month, and know that you can celebrate Earth Day every day of the year!
Alternatives to Work Parties 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 countertop, or
- Electrifying your stove top
Whichever way you choose to honor Mother Earth, let us know by utilizing #ECEarthDay23 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.
THANK YOU TO VOLUNTEERS AND SPONSORS
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.