Where to celebrate Earth Day on the Peninsula | news

From where: Flood Park, 215 Bay Road, Menlo Park

The information: 350siliconvalley.org.

Project Green Home Tour To celebrate ProjectGreenHome.org’s curbside charger giving away 200,000 miles of free electric vehicle (EV) charging, Project Green Home owners are hosting a party with an opportunity to speak to EV owners, possibly test drive EVs and to cook on an induction cooker. The event also includes tours of the all-electric, passive, water-efficient, net-zero LEED Platinum home.

When: April 16, 12-3 p.m

From where: Project Green Home, 314 Stanford Ave., Palo Alto.

The information: projectgreenhome.org.

To celebrate ProjectGreenHome.org’s curbside charger giving away 200,000 miles for free electric vehicle (EV) charging, the owners of the Project Green Home in Palo Alto are hosting their 16th Zero LEED Platinum Home. Embarcadero Media file photo.

Shoreway Environmental Center tours RethinkWaste hosts personal tours of the Shoreway Environmental Center in celebration of Earth Month. Hour-long tours provide an inside look at the Materials Recovery Facility (MRF) and Transfer Station. Tour guides also answer questions about hard-to-recycle items.

When: 16 April, tours at 10 a.m. and 12 p.m. (10 a.m. tour fully booked).

From where: 333 Shoreway Road, San Carlos.

The information: rethinkwaste.org

A red Scabiosa plant grown from seed. Several events feature plant or seed swaps, including the Redwood City Library, which is hosting a seed and seedling swap on April 16, and the Mountain View Library, which is hosting a plant swap on April 23. Embarcadero Media file photo of Veronica Weber.

Exchange seeds and seedlings The Friends of the Redwood City Public Library host this outdoor event where visitors can share, take, and grow seedlings for summer vegetable growing, as well as find supplies and tips on planting a variety of seeds from the library’s seed library.

When: April 16, 10am-12pm

From where: Redwood City Downtown Library, 1044 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.

The information: redwoodcity.org

Palo Alto Climate Cafe Climate cafés are supportive meetings where participants can discuss their experiences of climate change and listen to the experiences of others. Held outdoors with masking.

When: April 16, 2 p.m

From where: 1899 Park Boulevard, Palo Alto

The information: engagementon.org

Big Banks: Divest of Fossil Fuels Citizens from the Jewish communities of South Bay and the Peninsula lead a rally in Lytton Plaza and then go to local banks to urge them to stop supporting fossil fuel pipelines and other infrastructure. Hosted by local Dayenu Circles.

When: April 20, 11am-1pm

From where: Lytton Plaza, 200 University Ave., Palo Alto

The information: dayenu.org

Workers hand select papers for recycling before being sent to the landfill at the Shoreway Environmental Center in San Carlos April 29, 2019. The center offers guided tours for Earth Day on April 16th. Photo by Magali Gauthier/The Almanac.

“Story of Stuff” Virtual Screening and Panel Rethink Waste is hosting a virtual viewing party of the short film The Story of Stuff, followed by a discussion and Q&A with a panel of experts who will share ideas on how to work together towards a more sustainable and just world.

When: April 21, 5 p.m

From where: On-line

The information: rethinkwaste.org

March and rally for our earth Bay Area students lead a bike caravan to a rally with speakers, Rep. Anna Eshoo, Rep. Marc Berman, Palo Alto Mayor Pat Burt, and other environmental leaders and musicians, including the Raging Grannies. Following the rally, students will lead a march around and back to King Plaza where environmental organizations will have information desks and participants will be able to post their Earth Day pledges on a ‘pledge tree’. Sponsored by the City of Palo Alto and the Peninsula Environmental Agencies.

When: April 22, 4-6 p.m

From where: King Plaza, 250 Hamilton Avenue, Palo Alto.

The information: www.rally4ourearth.weebly.com

Earth Day at Foothill College “Celebrate Our Changing Earth: Dimensions of Restorative Action” is the theme of this in-person and online event, organized by the Foothill Science Learning Institute in partnership with NASA-AMES, and will feature speakers on topics such as how scientists view and interact with the Earth with People’ Impact on the Planet and Citizen Science at NASA.

When: April 22, 1-4 p.m

From where: Online and at Foothill College, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills

The information: foothills.edu

Palo Alto Earth Day Fair The Palo Alto Youth Council hosts an event with information on electrification, climate scares and more. Activities include painting pots, planting succulents and writing climate pledges to add to a community tree.

When: April 23, 10am-1pm

From where: Mitchell Park Bowl, 600 E. Meadow Drive, Palo Alto

The information: cityofpaloalto.org.

Blue-eyed grass on the Pearson-Arastradero Reservation in Palo Alto. The Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society is hosting a wildflower show on April 23 highlighting wildflowers native to Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. Embarcadero Media file photo of Veronica Weber.

Atherton Earth Day Festival The Atherton Environmental Programs Committee hosts an electric leaf blower bowling event; an environmental market fair; an art exhibition by climate artist Sukey Bryan, local artists and students; children’s activities; an electric vehicle showcase; E-bike test rides, food, music and speakers including Representative Anna Eshoo and SFO Director of Sustainability Erin Cooke.

When: April 23, 11am-3pm

From where: Holbrook Palmer Park, 150 Watkins Avenue, Atherton

The information: ci.atherton.ca.us

Earth Day celebration with a view of the mountains The City of Mountain View is hosting an event with presentations from groups like Recology and Silicon Valley Clean Energy, as well as a variety of sustainability booths and an opportunity to test drive an electric vehicle (EV) and talk to EV experts. Food trucks serve a free vegetarian/vegan lunch for the first 215 people to check in.

When: April 23, 11am-3pm

From where: Mountain View Senior Center, 266 Escuela Ave., Mountain View.

The information: event.org

Earth Day in the Bay The Marine Science Institute’s Earth Day celebration includes exploring the bay aboard a marine survey vessel, activities along the shore, and live music. registration required; Admission varies depending on the activity.

When: 23 April 10am-5pm

From where: Marine Science Institute, 500 Discovery Parkway, Redwood City.

Costs: exploring the bay $30 per person; Activities on land $20 per family.

The information: sfbaymsi.org

plant exchange Mountain View Public Library invites community members to trade additional plants from their gardens. All types of plants are welcome, including seedlings, cuttings, houseplants, plants in containers, as well as shrubs and small trees. Identification tags or labels desired.

When: April 23, 1-3 p.m

From where: Book Mobile Garage behind the Mountain View Library, 585 Franklin St, Mountain View.

The information: mountainview.libcal.com

A still from the film ‘The Arctic: Our Last Great Wilderness’ being screened as part of the Wild & Scenic Film Festival co-hosted by the Peninsula Open Space Trust and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District from 23rd April. Courtesy of Cosmic Picture.

Wild & Scenic Film Festival The Peninsula Open Space Trust (POST) and the Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District (Midpen) are co-hosting this festival, which features environmental and adventure short films. Viewers can also learn more about the work of POST and Midpen.

When: April 23, 7 p.m. to April 29, 11:59 p.m

From where: On-line

The information: openspacetrust.org

Native Plant Society wildflower exhibit “Community Science” is the theme of this show, hosted by the Santa Clara Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society, which features hundreds of species of wildflowers and native plants from Santa Clara, San Mateo and surrounding counties. The show also features flowers from native plant gardens and experts will be on hand to answer questions.

When: April 23, 10am-4pm

From where: West Valley College, 14000 Fruitvale Avenue, Saratoga.

The information: cnps-scv.org

Earth Day festival and fair Valley Presbyterian Church’s Earth Care Team is hosting a food-themed event with a tasting menu of plant-based dishes. Also information on sustainable devices such as induction hobs, photovoltaic systems and heat pumps. Embarcadero Media blogger Sherry Listgarten speaks at 10:45 am during the pre-faire service.

When: April 24, 12-2 p.m

From where: Presbyterian Church in the Valley, Presbyterian Church in the Valley, 945 Portola Road, Portola Valley.

The information: valleypreschurch.org

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