First established in 1970, Earth Day is an annual event celebrated around the world on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. The 2023 Earth Day theme is “Invest In Our Planet,” and according to the East Bay Regional Park District, this includes investment in the land, resources, and people to support this unique system of natural and cultural resources and open spaces. The EBRPD invites everyone to join them in a hike or ride in nature, or volunteer at an Earth Day clean-up event taking place throughout the month of April.  

Additional ways you can take part in Earth Day activities in the East Bay include, the Earth Day Fair in Fremont, the Climate and Environment Expo in Livermore, the 2nd Annual Downtown Family Earth Day Festival in San Leandro, or through volunteering at Oakland’s Earth Day. In Contra Costa County, there are a number of ways to celebrate Earth Day. From community clean ups to events for the whole family, there’s a little something for everyone.

Many companies and organizations are also taking part in these celebrations. Bonneville Labs will be hosting a special Earth Day biotech community event at their newest lab coworking space in Hayward. The Port of Oakland is supporting an Earth Day Middle Harbor Shoreline Park Cleanup and Celebration through providing volunteers with lunch and snacks. StopWaste, a public agency governed by the Alameda County Waste Management Authority, the Alameda County Source Reduction and Recycling Board, and the Energy Council, also has a dedicated Earth Day month page. And throughout the year, the AC Green Biz Network helps businesses follow best practices for energy and water conservation, waste management, and more. Lastly, if your company is interested in finding rebates for Alameda County Incentive Projects, visit CALeVIP. 

East Bay EDA promotes efforts to manage, protect, and enjoy our region’s natural assets and resources while also balancing the needs of business and industry with the needs and concerns of communities. We wish you all a happy Earth Day!