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What's New? Green Happenings in El Cerrito
Celebrate El Cerrito's 100th Anniversary! Go 100% Renewable!
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For its 100th anniversary, El Cerrito has a lot to celebrate.
As an El Cerrito business or resident, you can celebrate your
energy options and celebrate taking action toward a cleaner,
greener planet for future generations.  For just a penny more
per kilowatt hour, MCE customers can get 100% Deep Green
renewable electricity sourced from solar and wind power. 
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Mark your calendars. Please join us for the following events!
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Recycling Center Summer Hours
February 2, 2017 through October 31, 2017
Monday - Friday: 8:00 AM to 5:45 PM
Saturday & Sunday: 9:00 AM to 4:45 PM

The El Cerrito Recycling + Environmental Resource Office is open from 9 am and closes at 5 pm.

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Friends of Five Creeks
Saturday, June 10, 2017
10 AM @ The Hillside Natural Area

For California's Invasive Species Action Week, help keep El Cerrito's 100-acre natural area full of diverse habitats and safe from fire! Join Friends of Five Creeks to take a walk with beautiful views to pull out invasive, fire-prone French broom. Wear long pants, long sleeves, socks, and closed-toed shoes with good traction. Gloves, tools, water, and snacks supplied, Meet at 10 AM at the main entrance on Schmidt Lane, east of Navellier and west of the El Cerrito Recycling Center (opposite 7500 Schmidt Lane). Questions? Email .

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El Cerrito Trail Trekkers
Saturday, June 17, 2017
10 AM to 1 PM

Join El Cerrito Trail Trekkers for a hike in the Hillside Natural Area as they host "It's Our Fault."

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El Cerrito Green Team
Sunday, June 25, 2017
10 AM to 12 noon

Join El Cerrito's Green Team as we clean up the northern entryways to town.  Let's keep trash from polluting our creeks and the bay, and let's present visitors with a positive first impression of our city.  Wear a hat and bring water.  All ages welcome (under 18 with guardian).  Meet at the empty lot at the northwest corner of San Pablo and Cutting Avenues, next to the Freeway Motel.  Sign-up today or simply show up.  For more information,  call City staff at 510-559-7686 or email us.

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Centennial 4th of July Festival at Cerrito Vista Park
Monday, July 3, 2017 
5 PM to 7 PM

Tuesday, July 4, 2017
10 AM to 6:30 PM

Join us for music on July 3 from 5  pm to 7 pm.  Music, rides, games, food, and more on July 4 from 10 am to 6:30 pm. 

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El Cerrito Historical Society (ECHS) and the Environmental Quality Committee (EQC)

Wednesday, July 19, 2017
6 PM to 7.30 PM

Join the ECHS and EQC hosted talk by David Weinstein on "Where Recycling is a Pleasure" at the Recycling + Environmental Resource Center at 7501 Schmidt Lane.


El Cerrito Environmental Quality Committee (EQC)

Meets every 2nd Tuesday | 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM
El Cerrito City Hall Council Chambers, 10890  San Pablo Avenue
The EQC is a Council-appointed body of residents and business representatives who work to involve the community directly in understanding and reducing our impact on the environment. Regular meetings of the EQC often host informative presentations on environmental issues and policies. Visit for more information on the Environmental Quality Committee.

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Baxter Creek Work Party
First Saturday of the Month
10:00 AM - 12:30 PM 
email for additional information

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Tree Committee
Second Monday of the Month
7:00 PM
City Hall, 10890 San Pablo Avenue
email for additional information

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Vegetable Gardening in El Cerrito

4th Saturdays, 2:00 PM - 3:30 PM
The El Cerrito Community Garden Network and El Cerrito Library are teaming up to provide a series of monthly introductory vegetable gardening workshops running April through November, no workshop in August.  The workshop format will be a 30-minute presentation at the Library and then a hands-on project (30-60 minutes) at the nearby Community Demonstration Garden in Fairmont Park.
Free event.  For required registration, visit: Vegetable Gardening Workshops
Seed Library locations: Library and Recycling Center's Administration Building.

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El Cerrito Green Teams
Semi-regular events organized by the Environmental Quality Committee and the Public Works Department.
Help keep El Cerrito Green by volunteering at a Green Team event. For more details about the Green Teams or to volunteer for future events, visit: Or, please contact the Operations + Environmental Services Division for more information about volunteer projects: email or phone at 510-215-4350.