Earth Day Celebrations in San Francisco

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Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22nd. Do your part to contribute to a greener society and celebrate with one of several Earth Day festivities taking place around the City. Although Earth Day gives us reason to celebrate, it also serves as a reminder to live consciously and take care of our planet. Use this quick guide to Earth Day Celebrations in San Francisco to plan your own Earth Day weekend.

Party for the Planet at the San Francisco Zoo

Saturday, April 18th from 10 AM to 3 PM

This fun and informative celebration of Earth Day is aimed at educating and entertaining Bay Area families on green, sustainable living solutions inside and outside the Zoo. It incorporates everything you love about the Zoo and its animals. A variety of local, earth-friendly companies and services will be on hand for visitors, as well as “green-themed” music and puppet performances the whole family will enjoy.

For more information visit www.sfzoo.org

Green Apple Festival

Volunteers needed on April 17th, 18th and 19th for projects throughout the Bay Area. All volunteers are invited to attend a FREE “Thank You” concert on April 19th.

Earth Day activities will take place at parks, beaches, schools and forests. Actions will focus on climate change solutions like tree planting, energy efficiency retrofits, water protection, urban gardens and forest restoration. The Green Apple Festival is produced with the participation of leading environmental organizations, along with city parks and recreation departments. The activities address current challenges and will help get important work done. Suitable for individuals of all ages, including children and families. Lots of fun activities to choose from!

For more information visit www.greenapplefestival.com

California Academy of the Sciences Earth Day Celebrations

Earth Day festivities kick-off on April 18th and continue until April 26th

Timely programs, rich exhibits, and a parkland setting make the California Academy of Sciences the ultimate place to celebrate Earth Day, and get up close and personal with the planet we call home. In April, the Academy will host a variety of talks and activities to celebrate Earth Day, including a Sustainability Fair, a brand new series of naturalist-led tours of Golden Gate Park, and hands-on science activities. All daytime programs are included with museum admission, and as always, visitors who take public transportation to the Academy can receive $3 off.

The celebration kicks off on the weekend of April 18-19, with a Sustainability Fair, live animal demonstrations, and hands-on activities. These and other special programs will highlight steps individuals can take to lead more eco-friendly lives, and help protect fragile habitats around the world. The Academy’s exhibits provide vivid examples of the resources we need to conserve – transporting visitors to some of Earth’s most diverse ecosystems, from the coral reefs of the Philippines and the rainforests of Madagascar, to the coastal waters off of Northern California.

For more information visit www.calacademy.org

Earth Stroll at Crissy Field

Saturday, April 18th from 10 AM to 3 PM

Get active and have fun this Earth Day! Bring the whole family on an interactive fitness walk around Crissy Field guided by your very own Eco-Passport. Play eco-games, visit with live animals and make strides for a healthy planet and a healthy you at the many activity stations designed to help you connect with this little corner of our planet. Learn to identify native plants around the marsh, make tortillas with “Juana Briones,” meet a live tortoise with Tree Frog Treks, make and fly kites on the historic Crissy Airfield, enter the Bicycle Rodeo, enjoy live music, ride the Biodiesel bus and much, much more!

For more information visit www.parksconservancy.org

Earth Day Celebration – Restoration Work in Candlestick State Park

Saturday, April 25th from 9 AM to 2 PM

Lend a hand in organizing an Earth Day event aimed at exploring and learning more about San Francisco’s own Candlestick State Park. Work with the Literacy for Environmental Justice and the State Parks Foundation as they welcome 150 youth to help with plantings and provide an assortment of activities planned during the day there. Gardening work will take place from 9 AM to 12 Noon and will be followed by a BBQ.

For more information contact Steve Chapman at 415-552-5299

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