Earth Day events in the Bay Area

April 19, 2008 4:23:42 PM PDT
Hundreds if not thousands of people around the Bay Area are marking Earth Day by volunteering.

Volunteers in Berkeley cleared the East Shore State Park of non-native plant species and picked up trash, in hopes restoring the area to its natural state.

This year, PG&E gave out $162,000 dollars in grants to the State Park Foundation to help with this year's Earth Day events. It also encouraged its own utility employees to volunteer.

See below for some of this weekend's Earth Day activities:

All events listed below are on Sunday, April 20:

Green Apple Festival
Green Apple Festival is a national and annual music festival in celebration of Earth Day. The main event is free of charge at Golden Gate Park in San Francisco, with additional acts at select clubs (see website). 2008 Lineup at Golden Gate Park: Mickey Hart's Mass Drums | Yonder Mountain String Band | Dan Hicks and The Hot Licks | Brett Dennen. Pier 39 - At Aquarium of the Bay. Details.

Earth Day Celebration at San Francisco Zoo - Party for the Planet
10 a.m.
1 Zoo Road
San Francisco
Website

Sunnyvale Earth Day Festival
10 a.m.
Full Circle Farm
1055 Dunford Way
Sunnyvale
EarthFest
12 noon - 4 p.m.
EarthFest is an annual community festival celebrating local environmental organizations, educating visitors about simple, everyday green actions that can help protect our environment.
Details

Earth Day at McLaren Park
Excelsior/Visitacion Valley - John McLaren Park
Details

Earth Day celebration
11:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
A family Earth Day celebration featuring hands-on restoration, bird and butterfly walks, native plant nursery, artwork, activities for kids, and live performances.
If you'd like to ride your bike to the event with a group, rides leave at noon from:

  • Glen Park BART station (with Emily Macy) - See a BART Guide if you're new to the Bay Area transit system
  • Northeast corner of Dolores Park (with the Bicycle Music Festival)
    No RSVP necessary for group rides.For more information call 415-564-4107.

    Earth Elders' Celebration
    Join special guest State Senator Pat Wiggins and enjoy music by the Kokopelli Players, Raging Grannies and the Solstice singers, plus poetry by Shepherd Bliss. Sebastopol. 1-5 p.m.

    Celebrate Earth Day in Green Valley
    Tastings of Green Valley wines; keynote speaker Gil Grosvenor, chairman of National Geographic, a "green market" showcasing select products, reggae band, more. Benefits the Laguna de Santa Rosa Foundation, National Geographic Society, Solar Living Institute, and The Leakey Foundation. 1 - 4 p.m.; $50

    Earth Day on the Green The Town of Windsor invites you to its First Annual Earth Day on the Green with a free celebration, planned to appeal to adults and children alike with family games, youth craft activities, entertainment and food. The day's program includes: Windsor Farmers Market; A children's environmentally themed art show; Games, vendors, food and crafts; Inter-active educational activities; Two concerts by ZunZun (12:15 p.m. and 1:30 p.m.), a performing arts group that celebrates the environments and cultures of the Americas through music; Local non-profit and for-profit organizations will promote environmental awareness by showcasing environmentally sound products and services with informational booths and interactive activities; Ride your bike and take advantage of the free, secure bicycle parking provided at the "Bike Corral," courtesy of the Sonoma County Bicycle Coalition; Recycle bins will be available for the public to recycle fluorescent light bulbs, ink jet cartridges, and batteries. Free. 11 a.m. - 3 p.m.


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