Earth Day 2021
Celebrate Earth Day 2021!
Earth Day 2021 is Thursday, April 22, but you can celebrate all month long! The City would like to share all of the different ways you can safely celebrate this month. Scroll through this list of events, actions, and resources. Join the City in celebrating Earth Day and creating a vibrant, safe, and healthy future for Fremont!
View this list of virtual events hosted by the City's local partner organizations:
Clean Water Program Alameda County
Clean Water Program Alameda County
- April 17 - Schools Earth Day Kick-Off Event: (Re)Imagine Our World Together
- April 17 - Zoom Fixit Clinic
- April 20 - Healthy Cooking for You and the Planet
- April 20 - Building Healthy Soil by Sheet Mulching
- April 22 - Taking Action on Climate Change throughout Alameda County: Local Government Efforts and Perspectives
- April 23 - A Conversation with Environmental Justice Leaders in the SF Bay Area
- More Events
Bay Area Water Supply and Conservation Agency (BAWSCA)
California Natural Resources AgencyEarthDay.org
Bay Area Regional Energy NetworkBike East Bay
Alameda County Library
- April 24 - Tree Planting Project
- This year, Greenkeepers proposed a meaningful project idea: Hosting a tree planting project as a tribute to those who have lost their battle against COVID-19. Greenkeepers, in collaboration with Tri-City Urban Forest Alliance (TUFA), a Fremont-based community organization, will be conducting a tree planting project at the Sabercat Historical Park, Creek Site Entrance #4, on the corner of Paseo Padre Parkway and Quema Drive. The planting activities have already had two successful plantings on April 3 and April 17. Join us for the final planting on Saturday, April 24 from 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The event will take place over several days in order to adhere to COVID-19 protocols, including safety, physical distancing, proper worksite hygiene, as well as the make-up, size, and coordination of the activities of each cohort.
Here's some actions you can take this month to celebrate Earth Day and make a difference:
- Visit the City's Climate Action Plan webpage to learn more about this update, what it means for Fremont, and how you can provide input.
- Participate in the Fremont Green Challenge, an online platform featuring the actions you can take to save resources, save money, and reduce your impact on climate change.
- Start composting today by placing food scraps and food soiled paper in your green cart. When these items are needlessly placed in your regular garbage, it can be harmful for the environment and create unnecessary greenhouse gases. To make it easy, you can request a free kitchen countertop bin. Just fill it up in the kitchen and then take it out to your green bin when it gets full.
- Not sure which bin to throw it in? It’s a great question! To help you get it right, visit the City's new online waste guide. You can also contact the City's Environmental Services Division with any questions by email.
- Reduce your food waste. Check out food storage tips from StopWaste. For example, are your potatoes sprouting? Try storing them in a cool dark place in a paper bag and away from onions. Storing potatoes with apples helps. It works!
- Celebrate nature! April brings many celebrations of nature: California Native Plant Week (April 17-24), Earth Day (April 22), and Arbor Day (April 30). How can you join in? Choose some native plants for your garden or balcony, go for a walk in a local park, or volunteer your time and lend a hand to help restore nature.
Check out these resources to help you reduce your impact on climate change and save money and resources:
- Bay Area Regional Energy Network: Workshops and Rebates for Healthy Homes
- City's Clean Energy Programs Guide
- City's Environmental Services Division
- East Bay Community Energy (Fremont's electricity provider)
- Fremont Green Challenge
- RE:Source Online Guide for Reuse, Repair, and Recycling
- StopWaste (public agency focused on reducing waste in Alameda County)