Celebrating Our Environment: Events & Programs during Earth Month & Beyond

Are you ready for Earth Month? We have events to celebrate our community, Earth Day (April 22), the rest of the month, and beyond!

This blog post shares various ways you can take part in celebrating and protecting the planet. Of course, keeping the environment clean does not stop with Earth Day; we know it is a daily commitment to sustain the planet for future generations. Check out events going on in March, April, and May to keep the momentum going on being green!

Month of March

Get ready for earth month early by participating in a San Mateo County Sustainability Academy Water Conservation 101 webinar on March 28, 12–1 p.m. The Sustainability Academy’s webinars provide participants in San Mateo County with general knowledge and practical skills for conserving resources and promoting sustainability in your communities. Tune in to this lunchtime webinar to deepen your understanding of environmental topics and gain practical methods for reducing your carbon footprint. Register for this webinar here.

Month of April

The month of April is the National Mayor’s Challenge for Water Conservation (April 1 — April 30). It’s not too late to make your pledge to save water and help Redwood City win this water wise competition against other cities across the nation! The challenge asks community members to take a series of informative, easy to use pledges online to conserve water, energy and other natural resources. Read more here.

The Spring Commuter Challenge also takes place in April (April 1 — May 31). Participating in this challenge is a great way to reduce your carbon footprint. The Commuter Challenge invites you to use alternative modes of transportation to get to work, from using public transit to biking or walking to work. You might find yourself getting fit and even winning great prizes in the process! Register at my.commute.org to find faster, cheaper, greener routes to and from work and log alternative commute trips each week for your chance to win. Learn more about the Spring Commuter Challenge here.

Throughout the month of April there are also various events happening where you can learn more about being green. Check out these events, we hope to see you there!

April 6 — Deadline for Trash to Art Contest (3rd-5th grade kids, either classroom or individual participation is welcome)

April 6 — Green Business workshop #1

April 7–8 — Going Native Garden Tour

April 14 — Annual Shred Event

April 14 — Earth Day at the Bay (Marine Science Institute) (Sponsored in part by the Port of Redwood City)

April 18 — San Mateo County Office of Sustainability Environmental Film Series “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”

April 21 — City of Redwood City Annual Spring Cleanup (hosted by the City’s Pride and Beautification Committee)

April 21 — Earth Day at Shoreway Environmental Center

April 21 — Home Composting workshop

April 28 — Household Hazardous Waste Drop Off Event

Month of May

The Spring Commuter Challenge takes place through May! Continue walking, biking, or taking public transportation to work and log your trips at my.commute.org for your chance to win prizes. Learn more about the Commuter Challenge here.

The month of May is also National Bike Month, sponsored by the League of American Bicyclists. Established in 1956, National Bike Month is a chance to highlight the many benefits of bicycling — and encourage more folks to bike. Preserve your health and the environment by biking to School on May 9 (Bike to School Day) and biking to work on May 10 (Bike to Work Day). Learn more about National Bike Month here.

Throughout the month of May, there are more events where you can participate and learn more about protecting the environment. Here is a sneak peek at events scheduled; we hope to see you there!

May 6 — Fixit Clinic, Bike Edition

May 9 — Bike to School Day

May 10 — Bike to Work Day

May 11 — Green Business Workshop #2

May 19 — Water Efficient Landscape Class

May 19 — Home Composting Workshop

Learn More

Learn more about what the City of Redwood City is doing to help the community through helping the environment. Check out our Environmental Initiatives webpage here.

For more City events, check out our online calendar here.

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