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Climate Action Corner: Every Day is Earth Day

The Earth is responding to our global shut-downs with cleaner air and water. How will YOU help to maintain those improvements? Post photos or videos of your Earth Day activities on our Facebook page through April. Prizes given for best pix!

The first Earth Day, 50 years ago on April 22, 1970, is often considered the beginning of the “Environmental Movement,” when 20 million Americans (then 10% of the population) came together in mass rallies across the country to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment. While we can’t gather in person this year, here is a link to 50 options for classes, virtual tours, and great ideas for stay-at-home projects for the whole family,   one for each year Earth Day that has existed. Make Everyday Earth Day!

  • On Saturday, April 26th, watch The Story of Plastic for free on line, followed by a panel discussion: 6-8:30pm

  • On Wednesdays through May 17th: Wild and Scenic Film Festival 2020

The Wild & Scenic Film Festival is the largest film festival of its kind, showcasing the best and brightest in environmental and adventure films, and inspiring a love of nature. The event is free and it's easy to participate. Register here for virtual tickets

  • Plant a tree, a fruit tree or native, not an ornamental. “Trees are the lungs of our environment.”

Do you know: native trees support hundreds of types of insect larvae, which in turn support vast numbers of birds. Native plants require less water and are more disease resistant than ornamentals, and support significantly more wildlife. Watch this year’s Native Plant Tours online, and this year there are tours for three Sundays, starting April 26.

Native Plant Tours online, and this year there are tours for three Sundays, starting April 26.

Do you know: during WWII 40% of US produce came from home gardens. You’ll know it’s organic and fresh, and it provides great exercise!

  • Take a walk, breathe deeply and really notice what’s in bloom around you!

As of this writing most local nurseries are open and defined as “essential services”, and for a minimum order, or for a fee, will deliver plants, especially larger trees.  Follow these links for great ways to honor our earth:    City of Oakland summary of Earth Day activities

The Climate Action Committee serves as a Bridge AOR resource, educating and facilitating activities in support of energy efficiency and greenhouse gas reduction for a sustainable low-carbon future.


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