Earth Day is an annual event which started in March of 1971. In the same year, a U.S. Senator founded a separate Earth Day on April 22 in the U.S., which focused more on demonstrating support for environmental protection. Over the years, the April 22 Earth Day celebration began gaining support internationally and the celebration eventually went worldwide. Today, focusing on ways to improve and reduce our environmental impact, the event has grown by leaps and bounds. When in Sacramento, the following are some of the best ways to support the cause for Earth Day.
Earth Day Celebration 2015
Cesar Chavez Park
910 I St.
Sacramento, CA
(916) 808-6172
www.portal.cityofsacramento.org

Date: April 22, 2015,  9 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Every year, the City of Sacramento organizes different festivities celebrating Earth Day. At the Cesar Chavez Park, you’ll find a fun Earth Day event at the park is filled with educational booths on how to lessen your personal environmental impact and there will be family activities, which are both educational and fun. The celebration will include live musicians and face painting. Last year’s Earth Day celebration in Cesar Chavez Park drew over 6,000 people.

Sacramento Earth Day – Environmental Council Of Sacramento
Southside Park
2107 6th St.
Sacramento, CA 95818
(916) 444-0022
www.ecosacramento.net

Date: April 19, 2015, from 11am until 4pm

On April 19th, the Environmental Council of Sacramento will host its annual Earth Day event. This year’s event will be done under the theme “Celebrate. Educate. Motivate.” Previous years events featured 150 organizations exhibiting their steps to help improve environmental impact, and offer advice to those who want to reduce their own impact. The exhibitors include a wide cross section of artists, non-profits, cultural, business and government vendors. This year’s event will have five musical performers, food, and entertainment for everyone.

West Sacramento Earth Day 
West Sacramento City Hall
1110 West Capitol Ave
West Sacramento, CA

Date: April 25, 2015, from 10am until 2pm

The City of West Sacramento will be hosting a free family event that is both informative and fun for its Earth Day celebrations. The festivities take place at City Hall of West Sacramento and will include activities for kids and adults. There will be live music, food, and drinks as well. Important features that will be a part of this Earth Day celebration are the informative workshops showing rain barrels and composting techniques and student projects showcases their vision on the environment and the future.

Related: 7 Kid-Friendly Environmental Activities For Earth Day And Every Day

Earth Day In Rocklin
Sierra College
5000 Sierra College Blvd.
Rocklin, CA
www.rocklintoday.com

Date: April 21, 2015 from 7:30am to 8:30 pm through April 22 and 23, 2015, from 10am to 2:30pm

Sierra College in Rocklin will be hosting a multi-day ‘Celebration of Earth’ event in honor of Earth Day 2015. The theme of the celebration this year will be “We are all in this together.” It will emphasize the need to refocus our needs from finite resources to renewable options. The event will feature great food and music as well. The big feature for 2015 is the campus will be hosting a Wild and Scenic Film Festival, sponsored by the Placer Land Trust on April 21. Admission to the event is $10.00, free for students.

Whole Earth Festival
UC Davis
260 S. Silo
Davis, CA
www.wef.ucdavis.edu

Date: May 8, 2015 from 12 p.m. – 10 p.m.; May 9, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 10 p.m.; May 10, 2015 from 10 a.m. – 6 p.m.

The theme for this year’s Whole Earth Festival is “Rooted Living.” The free eco-friendly festival always takes place over Mother’s Day weekend and has become one of Davis’ most well-known events. Many of booths and tents fill the UC Davis Quad, complete with arts and crafts, music, massage tables, food stalls, and even a child care area.

Related: 5 Songs for Earth Day

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