Earth Day is Saturday, April 21st!

Earth Day is Saturday, April 21st!And, here is how you can join your neighbors and get involved in Oakland. 
Oakland Earth Day is the City’s largest community volunteer event. Volunteers may choose from a variety of activities and sites, including litter pickup, graffiti removal, weeding, planting, and habitat restoration in parks, creeks, and streets throughout Oakland.

Earth Day marks the anniversary of what many consider to be the birth of the modern environmental movement in 1970. According to Earth Day Network, “more than 1 billion people now participate in Earth Day activities each year, making it the largest civic observance in the world.”

In 2017 over 2,600 volunteers pitched in more than 8,500 hours at ninety-two sites across Oakland.  Volunteers removed more than 120 cubic yards of trash and more than 380 cubic yards of weeds and green waste.  In total, the trash and green waste removed was enough to fill about 1,550 35-gallon garbage bags.

2018 Project Locations
Visit this Google Map to learn about the project locations happening all around Oakland. Just click on one of the blue icons and complete information about the project will pop up in the left sidebar. More details can also be found on the Oakland Earth Day web page.


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