This year makes the 50th's Anniversary of Earth Day. Let’s celebrate all year long by taking care of ourselves, of each other, and our earth. Below are some family-friendly activities for you to enjoy alone or with the whole family. Share what you are doing on social media by using the hashtag #ourcityourearth.
Digging your hands in the soil is not only good for your physical health, but your mental health as well. Welcome in spring by working in your garden - plant native species, grow veggies, make your own compost, or even just pull weeds. Go here for tips, videos, and step-by-step guides on how to compost at home, select the right plants for your garden, carbon farm, and where to purchase plants and seeds during the Shelter-in-Place Order.
Stroll or Roll
Walk around your neighborhood to boost your mood and get a breath of fresh air! Whether it’s walking, running, or rolling, make sure to follow CDC guidelines. Learn best practices for walking and rolling safely along with educational activities to engage your children here. Participate on one of Bike East Bay’s many virtual workshops.
Try Plant-Based Cuisine
If you’re feeling creative in the kitchen and have time to try a new recipe, consider cooking a plant-based dish. A plant-based diet is good for your general well-being and can help reduce your carbon footprint! Find some inspiration here.
Maximize Your Groceries
Did you know reducing food waste is one of the leading solutions to climate change? Learn tips to reduce food waste to help the planet and cut down on grocery store trips. Visit http://stopfoodwaste.org/ for more information and inspiration to reduce food waste. In the fall, Dublin will be holding a zero-waste cooking workshop with the Zero Waste Chef, where you can get hands-on tips.
Create Eco Art
Eco art is art created from natural things like leaves or twigs and can help you feel connected to the earth without actually leaving your home. Feel free to re-purpose unused items in your home or give your trash a new life! Find some ideas here.