Sustainable Walnut Creek

Earth Month 2024

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🌍🌿 Join Us for Earth Month Celebrations throughout April 2024

Learn, engage & act to support the planet!

Walnut Creek Earth Month 2024 brings together organizations that advocate for environmental, community, and personal health with a week of engaging events.

When: April 2024: Free live and online events to raise awareness and promote local organizations and businesses that support the environment and create healthier communities.

  • Weekly Workshops – April 2024: Enhance your eco-knowledge with specialized sessions. From pollinator protection to waste reduction, each workshop is designed to empower you with actionable sustainability skills.
  • Celebration Day – April 20th, 2024: A day packed with excitement from 11 AM to 5 PM. Revel in the joy of eco-conscious living with live music, games, and engaging demonstrations for all ages.

Agenda


Workshops

Enhance your eco-knowledge with specialized workshops. Each session is designed to empower you with actionable sustainability skills, such as pollinator protection and waste reduction. 

  • Cross Pollinator Event, April 6, 10-4pm
    Location: Walnut Creek Bancroft Gardens
    On April 6th, from 10 AM to 4 PM, they invite you to join their annual Pollinator and Friends Event, a family-friendly event with education, food, vendors, and various activities that celebrate pollinators and other garden friends! Please visit the Garden’s event website to learn more. 
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  • Sustainable Fashion Workshop, April 8, 5-6;30pm and April 15, 5-6;30pm
    Location: Walnut Creek Library/ Downtown
    Join our sustainable fashion workshop, ‘Renew & Reuse: Creative Clothing Revival’, and breathe new life into your old or damaged clothes. In this 1 hour and 30-minute session, we’re not just fixing holes; we’re reinventing your wardrobe. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned crafter, our experienced instructor will guide you through the process of transforming your worn-out garments into unique, fashionable pieces. We provide all the materials you need to patch, embellish, or completely redesign your clothing, promoting sustainable living through the art of upcycling. Don’t let your favorite pieces go to waste—let’s give them a second, stylish life together! Participants of this workshop are invited to present and model their attire down a runway at Civic Park on April 20 during our Earth Day Celebration.
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  • Plant-based Diet Workshop, April 19, 4-5pm
    Location: Walnut Creek Library/ Downtown
    Discover the transformative power of vegetables in our enlightening 1-hour event, ‘How Vegetables Can Change Your Life.’ This session is designed to inspire and educate on the profound impact that incorporating more vegetables into your diet can have on your health, well-being, and the environment. Our engaging speaker April Capil will guide you through the nutritional benefits of a vegetable-rich diet, share easy and delicious ways to include more greens in your daily meals, and discuss the positive effects on physical health, mental clarity, and environmental sustainability. Whether you’re a veggie lover or looking to improve your eating habits, this event will provide valuable insights and practical tips to enhance your life through the power of vegetables. Join us and start your journey towards a healthier, happier you!
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  • More workshops are coming soon…

Earth Day Celebration – Saturday, April 20th – from 11am to 5pm.

On Stage

Food

  • A variety of food trucks will provide delicious lunches.

Parking

  • Walnut Creek Library and Civic Park parking lot.
  • Bike Valets will make it easy to bike to Earth Day!

 

RSVP is encouraged


Sponsors

These are the organizations that are sponsoring this event. (Coming Soon…)  

Help us make this event amazing. 

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Event History

A small idea for a Walnut Creek eco-art contest has blossomed into a full month of learning about, creating, and having fun with sustainability. In 2019, Robert Joe, the founder of Sustainable Walnut Creek, organized a youth eco-art contest to raise awareness of sustainable living practices. This was the only event of its kind in the Bay Area.

This event has evolved into a community-wide undertaking for the public in and around Walnut Creek. It has grown over the years and expanded to an entire month of activities called Walnut Creek Earth Month. It starts the first week of April and ends on Earth Day with a celebration event.

The goal is to bring the community, local organizations, and small businesses together to promote sustainable lifestyles and stress the importance of advocating for an environmentally-friendly and healthy city. Jackie Garcia Mann, a co-organizer with 350 Contra Costa, says, “Events all week will welcome the community to learn, engage, and take action for the planet.”

“We hope sustainability will be integrated into every part of our local communities. The expert workshops series are meant to provide a perspective on where your local engagement will make a difference,” says co-organizer and Climate Reality Leader Nadine Hammer. “Every day has a different theme, such as reducing plastic waste, home building electrification, or youth climate activism.”

Bob Joe is thrilled with the growth of his simple idea. “This is a team effort, and I appreciate the energy and passion of all the people and organizations involved. Clearly there is a strong interest in how sustainability can make our world a better place.


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