El Cerrito Earth Day Celebration & Appreciation Lunch!


Saturday, April 15, 2023!

  • Earth Day Proclamation - Signed April 4, 2023
  • Citywide Work Parties from 9 am to 12 noon 
  • Appreciation Lunch at the Community Center from 12 noon to 1.30 pm
  • Thank you to all of our donors that contributed monetary gifts and/or food and beverages towards a successful event
  • East Bay Sanitary
  • Glen Price Group
  • Pastime Ace Hardware
  • R&R Auto
  • Bacstrom Import Company
  • Best Burrito
  • Olivero Plumbing
  • Sunset View Cemetery Association
  • Mark Your Calendar - Earth Day 2024 - Saturday, April 20th

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 
  • Etc.                                                                                                                                                                  

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.


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) 215-4338.