Earth Day Happenings

Did you know that it took 125 years to consume the first trillion barrels of oil and the world will consume the next trillion in only 30 years, according to Chevron? — Earth Day 2010 Climate Change Facts pamphlet

Since this is the 40th anniversary of Earth Day and we’re a green company here at Philz, I thought it would be a great idea to highlight some of the events happening throughout the week taking advantage of Earth Day this Thursday!

Even if you can’t get out to enjoy the festivities, remember that every time you bring your reusable mug to Philz for a cup of coffee, it’s always the price of a small. Hopefully, that’s all the motivation you need to become greener in your life!

SAN FRANCISCO:
California Academy of Sciences, 55 Music Concourse Drive, Golden Gate Park. (415) 379-8000.
* Earth Day Programs (April 17-25): A wide range of daily activities and animal presentations will feature fun facts and tips about protecting our planet.
* Fragile Planet (April 17-25): Enjoy Morrison Planetarium’s inaugural show, Fragile Planet, as it returns for a one-week engagement. Details below.
* Earth Day at NightLife (April 22): Celebrate our extreme home, Earth – the only planet known to support life – during an eco-themed NightLife event from 6-10pm.
* Family Explorations of Golden Gate Park (April 24-25): Join an Academy Naturalist outdoors and learn about our wild neighbors, the ecosystems where they live and what you can do to help protect them.

BERKELEY:
In our “almost” new home, Berkeley, they are doing it up right with a great festival on Saturday, April 24th. Music, at Civic Center Park at Martin Luther King Way and Allston Way

SAN JOSE:
San Jose State University sustainability week. Through April 25, San Jose State will offer free special Earth Day programming, including panel discussions, speakers, garden tours and movie screenings at 1 Washington Square, San Jose. Check website for a detailed schedule, at the SJ Sustainability Week website!

Earth Day on the Avenue. Willow Glen celebrates Earth Day with a free seed and eco-prize giveaway and local green products and services marketplace, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. April 24. Downtown Willow Glen, Lincoln Avenue, San Jose. Free. More information at Willow Glen’s website.

Spring in Guadalupe Gardens. Over 40 vendors will sell plants and garden art and free compost will be offered at 10 a.m. April 24. Guadalupe River Park and Gardens Visitor and Education Center, 438 Coleman Ave., San Jose. Free. 408-298-7657, Guadalupe River Park and Gardens website.

LOS ALTOS:
Redwood Grove Workdays:
This season’s restoration activities will focus on invasive plant removal and installation of native plants. Regular workdays will be held the 2nd and last Saturday of each month from 9:30 am – 12:30 pm unless otherwise noted.
Redwood Grove Earth Day:
11:30am – 12:30pm Volunteer Workshift — still has 16 spots as of posting this!
1:00pm – 2:00pm Volunteer Workshift — still has 7 spots as of posting this!
April 24 – Earth Day celebration
Redwood Grove, 482 University Avenue, Los Altos
To register, go to Acterra’s website.

Have a happy Earth Day week!

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