Volunteer for Sacramento Earth Day

Sacramento Earth Day happens Sunday, April 23rd, 2017 from 11am – 4pm. We are excited to again bring live music, educational exhibits, healthy cuisine, and much more to Southside Park. Join the team. Sign up to be a Sacramento Earth Day Volunteer today!

Register to Volunteer Here

We need volunteers for the following essential tasks:

  • Pre-Event

If you are interested in getting involved with the team putting on Sacramento Earth Day each year on a deeper level, please consider assisting with us with volunteer coordination, promotion, flyering, fundraising, exhibitor coordination, or some of the other many tasks involved with hosting Sacramento Earth Day each year.

  • Event Set-up (2 shifts: 7:00am – 9:00am; and 9:00am –  11:00am)

This includes unfolding and placing tables and chairs in pre-planned locations, helping direct and support exhibitors as they bring in and set up their display materials. If you are physically capable of helping with set up or breakdown, we would appreciate your assistance with those tasks. If not, we still need help coordinating volunteers and organizing the info booth!

  • Waste Diversion Education (2 shifts: 11:00am – 1:30pm; and 1:30pm – 4:00pm)

Teach people lessons that can last a lifetime and will help our planet tremendously. For two hours between 11am – 4pm, help Sacramento Earth Day attendees choose which receptacle is most appropriate for their “garbage” – recycling, compost or landfill.

  • Volunteer Coordinator (choose 2-3 hours or more between 7:00am – 6:00pm)

If you have experience with volunteer coordination, we could use you as a team leader during the event.

  • Event Headquarters (choose 2-3 hours or more between 7:00am – 6:00pm)

Help us host the event! At the Headquarters, we need help providing information to attendees with inquiries, signing in/coordinating volunteers, selling merchandise, signing up new members of the Environmental Council of Sacramento, manage onsite communications, etc.

  • Water Stations (choose 2-3 hours or more between 11:00am – 4:00pm)

Manage water distribution stations to help everyone stay dehydrated.

  • Litter Patrol (choose 2-3 hours or more between 11:00am – 6:00pm)

We also need volunteers to help keep the park clean during the event, picking up any stray items that end up on the ground. The goal is to Never Let It Hit The Ground! But if it does, we want to make sure it’s picked up ASAP. As responsible stewards of the planet, Leaving No Trace is of the highest priority.

  • Breakdown/Clean-up (4:00pm – 6:00pm)

This mostly includes helping exhibitors pack their items and exit the park, packing up tables and chairs and helping us leave the park clean and beautiful at the end of the day. If you are physically capable of helping with set up or breakdown, we would appreciate your assistance with those tasks.

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Spring Native Plant Sale and Volunteer Celebration March 25th

SPRING NATIVE PLANT SALE and VOLUNTEER APPRECIATION
Hosted by the California Native Plant Society Sacramento Valley Chapter, a member organization of the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS)

When: Saturday, MARCH 25th, 10 a.m. – 3 p.m.
Where: Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery
2140 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA 95670
(On the American River Parkway at Soil Born Farms)
Contact: Chris Lewis
Email: cnpschris [at] gmail [dot] com
Web: SacValleyCNPS.org

Do you want to have a garden that is in sync with nature? Native Plants are not only beautiful and climate adaptable but they feed and shelter birds, bees, butterflies and other pollinators. Come find a wide selection of native perennials, shrubs, and trees, grasses, vines and native annuals! There will be plants from Cornflower Farms, Hedgerow Farms and Elderberry Farms Native Plant Nursery. Plant Advisers will be available to help you find the plants you desire and that will fit your garden. Landscape Designers will also be available to give 15-minute consultations for a donation to CNPS.

Elderberry Farms is 10 years old! Celebrate all the volunteers who have made this possible! Come see what we have accomplished and what we learn about growing native plants.

All new or renewing CNPS members may choose a FREE 1-gallon Elderberry Farms plant.

The Plant Sale is a volunteer-run event and we would love to have you volunteer! Please contact Lauren at laurenbertelson [at] gmail [dot] com for more information.

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Soil Born Farms will also be hosting a Spring Gardening Clinic and their own organic plant sale. Learn how to grow vibrant, tasty, and healthy plants from Soil Born Farm’s knowledgeable staff. SBF will be selling seasonal vegetables, medicinal and culinary herbs, flowers, and edible perennials. For more information about Soil Born Farm’s event, visit their website: SoilBorn.org

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Holiday Party – Dec 3

You are invited to the Annual Environmentalists’ Holiday Party, co-hosted by the Sierra Club Sacramento Group and the Environmental Council of Sacramento!

Saturday, December 3rd, 2016, 6 PM – 9 PM

Shepard Garden and Arts Center, 3330 McKinley Blvd, Sacramento, California 95816

Local musician and Environmentalist Jenn Rogar will perform live acoustics for us!

A main dish, a vegetarian option and some beverages will be provided. Please bring a beverage to share, along with your favorite side dish, salad or dessert to complete this holiday potluck.

Cost: $10 (to cover room rental and main dish)

Tickets to be sold at the door. Ticket proceeds will equally benefit the Sierra Club Sacramento Group and the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS).

Silent Auction to benefit the Sierra Club Sacramento Group.

Event photo taken by Ron Maertz of ECOS.

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