Climate Corner: How will you help Celebrate Earth Day Each and Every Day?!



How will you help Celebrate Earth Day Each and Every Day?!


April 22 marked the 51st Anniversary of the original Earth Day. You will find a wealth of ideas on the Earthday.org site, including links to three days of action ideas. The 2021 theme is Restore Our Earth, and your Climate Action Committee urges you to take a pause and consider how you can help in that restoration.


Mike Yohay, Bhima Sheridan, Catherine Krueger, Janine Hunt and Arlene Baxter, members of the Bridge Climate Action Committee, as we gathered with family and friends last Saturday afternoon for a group event of helping Untrash a local recreational area, organized by Untrash.it. It was both gratifying and fun!



Here are 10 suggestions from The Almanac for topics that you and your family might focus on during the month of April especially, but all year long to help Restore our Earth. We chose #2 on the list, while several of us have been working on #1: adding pollinators to our own gardens! And since Arbor Day is Friday the 23rd how about #4, planting a tree as well!


  1. SUPPORT OUR POLLINATORS!

  2. clean up litter in your neighborhood

  3. swap out kitchen & household products

  4. Plant a tree!

  5. Plant wildflowers and native plants

  6. reduce, reuse, recycle in the garden

  7. stop using pesticides & chemicals in the garden

  8. conserve water!

  9. think about your diet!

  10. Involve children


For details on each suggestion visit The Almanac. You’ll find a wealth of information and educational guides for each topic.


More local options:

  • The City of Albany has compiled some fun Earth Day projects for the whole family to enjoy including an Earth Day Bingo game through April 30! Follow @EarthDayAlbanyCA

  • Check out the SF Chronicle’s Earth Day Guide for virtual and in-person events now, and throughout the month, including IndieFest’s 2021 Livable Planet Film Festival.

  • Friday evening at 7 pm: Saving the Dark, a free film screening of a documentary about astronomy and light pollution.

  • This weekend join the Earth Week gathering at Snow Park and Lake Merritt in Oakland.

  • Sign up for the Free online Native Plant Tours: Bringing Back the Natives, April 25, and the first three Sundays in May, 10 am – 3 pm.

  • East Bay Green Home Tour: June 6 & 13, 10AM - 2PM Join a virtual tour of local all-electric homes, including educational videos. Your Climate Action Committee is helping to sponsor and moderate the session on Induction Cooktops, and why you want to switch to an all-electric kitchen. Sign up through Eventbrite for this free Tour.

Together we can indeed Restore Our Earth! Please do what you can...the Earth is the only home we have!