By: Ojaswee Chaudhary
"Take this Earth Day as a special day to give some love to the place you were born and will spend your whole life with."
It is that time of year again! No… not the Christmas. Not 4th of July either! It is Earth Day! At Dandilyonn, Earth Day is one of our favorite times of the year because it's when all our amazing and motivated communities shines, coming together to do good actions for our Earth.
The Bay Area does some awesome things to help hinder climate change. They have been putting in many new structures and changing multiple systems to be more efficient and eco-friendly. Here are some opportunities for you all to do tomorrow on Earth Day!
Earth Day Community Clean Up: 10 a.m.-1 p.m. April 21, MacArthur Community Baptist Church, 2301 Rumrill Blvd., San Pablo. Clean Up on Rumrill Boulevard. Enjoy games, educational activities and more. Refreshments provided. All ages are welcome. Prizes for the team that collects the most litter. More Details: earthteam.net/node/1698
2018 City of Alameda Earth Day Festival: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 21, Washington park, 740 Central Avenue. Activities for kids, Earth Day games, exhibits and bike-powered spin art machine. https://bit.ly/2GYSy3q. Coastal clean-up: 8:30-10 a.m. Crown Memorial State Beach, Crab Cove Visitors Center.
More details: https://bit.ly/2GUvEKu
Earth Day Hike and Wine Tasting: 10 a.m.-11:30 a.m. April 22, Benziger Family Winery, 1883 London Ranch Road, Glen Ellen. Chris Benziger will lead the hike, share stories about the historic Benziger property and biodynamic farming, and share the history behind some of the family’s favorite vineyard blocks. $30. 800-989-8890, email@example.com, More details: https://bit.ly/2q5otqU
National Geographic: Symphony for Our World: 8 p.m. April 22, Davies Symphony Hall, 201 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco. This event pairs National Geographic’s stunning natural history footage with an original symphony composed by Bleeding Fingers Music, performed live by a full orchestra and choir. $60-$191.50. More details: Shnsf.com
Oakland Earth Day: April 21. Groups and individuals of all ages and abilities are invited to join the 24th annual Oakland Earth Day cleanup and restoration projects at creeks, parks and neighborhood sites throughout Oakland. All tools are provided. More details: https://bit.ly/2GCEApX
Coyote Hills Regional Park Visitors Center: 9:30 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21, 8000 Patterson Ranch Road, Fremont. Create your own litter-bug craft, view an environmental puppet show (11:40 a.m. and 3:40 p.m.), and play recycling games. 510-544-3220. More details: http://www.ebparks.org/
Earth Day Santa Cruz: 11 a.m.-4 p.m. April 21, San Lorenzo Park, 137 Dakota Avenue. San Lorenzo River clean-up, climbing wall, music, recycled fashion show, arts and crafts, face painting, compost workshop and more. More details: https://scearthday.org/
Earth Day San Francisco: 11 a.m.-7 p.m. April 21, Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco. Celebrate the 49th year of Earth Day and the 100th anniversary of the Save the Redwoods League. Live bands, DJs, speakers, dance and performances, fashion show, chef zone and eco demo. Free. More details: http://www.earthdaystreetfest.org/
These events are all such great opportunities to contribute to the cause of climate change. All it takes is one visit and, of course, a caring heart! In our own Bay Area we have done so much for our planet and with your help, we'll do so much more in the future! I hope you all take this Earth Day as a special day to give some love to the place you were born and will spend your whole life with.
P.S. (Look out for an article soon talking about Bay Area’s climate change endeavors!)