Volunteer coordination, promotion, flyering, fundraising, exhibitor coordination, planning logistics, etc.
- 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.
All volunteers who are minors will need to print a Volunteer Waiver for Minors (PDF) and have it filled out and signed by a parent or legal guardian.
What we suggest you bring on the day of the event
– a reuseable water bottle
– a printed copy of this info sheet
– a sun hat
– work gloves
With the environment in mind, please try to take public transit to the event, or ride your bicycle. Free bike valet parking will be provided. If you are driving, parking is free for the day. Once you arrive, please check in at the ECOS/Event info booth.
Contact Alexandra Reagan, Director of Operations for the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) at office [at] ecosacramento [dot] net.
Hosted by ECOS
Sunday, April 24th, 2016 11:00am – 4:00pm
Southside Park, 700 T Street, Sacramento, California
Living Green is Second Nature
Each year, the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) coordinates Sacramento Earth Day. Over 150 organizations and businesses exhibit a vast array of practical information, goods and services that cultivate a healthier and more sustainable way of living. We also host a variety of live music, entertainers, healthy cuisine and fun activities for all, including a children’s area. Admission is free and we anticipate more than 4,000 attendees. One of ECOS’ primary goals is to educate community members on the need to reduce the footprint of our daily lives and preserve the planet for future generations. Sacramento Earth Day is an important tool for working toward this goal. The theme this year is Living Green is Second Nature!
Thank you to our Sacramento Earth Day 2016 Sponsors!
The 2016 Sacramento Earth Day line-up of performers includes:
11:00 am – Danza Azteca Quetzalcoatl-Citlalli
12:00 pm – Kirtan Yoga Lifestyle Band
1:00 pm – James Israel
2:00 pm – KTalon Band
3:00 pm – Fo’Shang’s Thang
Diverse, Plant-based Cuisine!
Plant-based foods to help sustain you and the earth will be available for purchase, including:
Raja’s Tandoor – Indian Cuisine
Xochimilco – Finest Mexican Restaurant and Grille
Garden to Grill – farm to table, plant-based cafe, plus, gluten free bakery
Mr. Pop’s Popcorn – Gourmet Popcorn
DavePops – Delicious Non-Dairy Ice Cream
Pure Life Juice – the finest organic nutrient rich Cold-Pressed Juices
Face-painting; Planting seeds in biodegradable pots; Dinger the Sacramento Rivercats Mascot; Age-appropriate educational exercises; Live animal displays, like: real, live BATS!; Bean toss; Hand-made toys for sale; and much, much more!
Electric Vehicle Test Drives!
Are you curious about electric vehicles (EVs)? Have you ever driven an EV? Come to Sacramento Earth Day on April 24, 2016. The Plug-in Electric Vehicle Collaborative’s Best.Ride.EVer! statewide EV ride-and-drive series is offering festival attendees the opportunity to get in the driver’s seat of several plug-in electric vehicle models for a test drive at Southside Park. Participants get a food coupon just for taking a free test drive! Come join us and experience the Best.Ride.EVer!
Free Valet Bicycle Parking!
Ride your bike and have it parked valet for free! Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates are providing this wonderful service once again, and will ensure that you don’t have to worry about the security of your bike while enjoying Earth Day.
Event-wide Sustainable Waste Diversion System
Compliments of Urban Sustainable Solutions, we have a system in place to get as close to zero waste as possible within the constraints of our city’s systems. This includes the option to compost and recycle at each station for waste disposal, and a volunteer at each station to help everyone learn more about reducing the amount of waste that we all send to the landfill.
With so many groups present, you can expect to meet like-minded individuals and network with potential collaborators.
Over 150 Exhibitors!
Each year we enjoy over 150 exhibits on display at Sacramento Earth Day. These include community organizations, local nonprofits, artisan crafts, and vendors of products that help people live more sustainably.