Sacramento Earth Day

Sunday, April 24, 2022 at Southside Park, Sacramento, CA, 11am-4pm

Sacramento Earth Day is the largest Earth Day celebration in the Sacramento region, providing people with the knowledge and means to take care of our Earth. The theme this year is IN THIS TOGETHER! Our event is free and thousands of attendees are expected throughout the day.

Over 100 organizations and businesses will be exhibiting a multitude of practical information, goods and services that cultivate a healthier, greener way of living. You’ll also find local art and a variety of fun activities to enjoy for the whole family, including live music, interactive educational games and a children’s area. We will host several food vendors serving a range of plant-based (vegan) cuisine options. Our event will showcase a display of electric vehicles to check out, ask questions about.

Sacramento Regional Transit is providing free transit to the event, and there will be free valet parking for your bicycle!

In This Together

Our theme for the 2022 Sacramento Earth Day is “In this Together.” We feel that the environmental community here in Sacramento demonstrates this shared belief. We can see it in the collaboration within the various organizations on issues from sprawl to environmental justice, from plastic waste to the big one: climate change. Locally, we are “In this Together” when we share information and resources to help our communities toward a more sustainable future. In the larger sense, no matter if you agree or disagree with the actions, remedies and policies concerning the effects of climate change or the future we face, all of us are “In this Together.”

Plant-based (Vegan) Cuisine

Selected plates by Crazy Rabbit Kitchen
Craft Dairy-Free Gelato by Conscious Creamery
Hand-crafted Kombucha from KC Kombucha
Specialty Vegan Pizzas by Buffalo Pizza

… and more!

Scheduled Performers

11:00am Fenix Drum and Dance Company
Afro Cuban drum and dance company
Fenix is a company specializing in dance and drumming from West Africa, the Congo, and the Caribbean. Their high energy, multi generational, multi ethnic group highlights the richness and complexity of the African diaspora.
http://www.fenixdrumanddance.com/

12:00pm Lo-Fi Lowdown
Lo-Fi Lowdown is an Americana style band with a touch of new grass and classic rock. Plenty of strings.
http://www.facebook.com/lofilowdownsac

1:00pm Gheni Band
A high energy roots/rock band with Sacramento roots. They are a power trio with years of performance. They have just released their new EP.
https://www.facebook.com/gheniband

2:00pm The James Israel Band
This is rock band for singer/songwriter James Israel. They have a sound reminiscent of Bob Dylan, Neil Young and at times, the Grateful Dead.
https://www.facebook.com/JamminJamesFriends

3:00pm Kindred Spirits
A classic rock style band with original songs and a warm sound.

Please Note

  • face masks are encouraged
  • please stay home if you are experiencing any potential symptoms of COVID
  • please stay home if you have recently been exposed to someone infected with COVID
  • please maintain a 6-foot distance from others while at the event
  • please maintain good hand hygiene and wash/sanitize your hands often

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Building on the Earth Day Legacy

The first Earth Day in 1970 mobilized millions of Americans for the protection of the planet. On April 22, 1970, 20 million Americans — 10% of the U.S. population at the time — took to the streets, college campuses and hundreds of cities to protest environmental ignorance and demand a new way forward for our planet. The first Earth Day is credited with launching the modern environmental movement and is now recognized as the planet’s largest civic event.

Earth Day led to passage of landmark environmental laws in the United States, including the Clean Air, Clear Water and Endangered Species Acts. Many countries soon adopted similar laws, and in 2016, the United Nations chose Earth Day as the day to sign the Paris Climate Agreement into force.

https://www.earthday.org

Sacramento Earth Day

Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) has been organizing Sacramento Earth Day since 2006. Beginning in the early 1970s, residents of Sacramento and Davis attended Earth Day events held in Davis, California. Kathy Reis started organizing Earth Day events in Sacramento with volunteers in 1990 and onward. The Sierra Club took over the management of the main Sacramento Earth Day event in 2000. The Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) co-hosted Sacramento Earth Day with the Sierra Club until 2006, when the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS) became the official organizer.

Organizer

Sacramento Earth Day is organized by the local nonprofit organization, the Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS). The mission of ECOS is to achieve regional and community sustainability and a healthy environment for existing and future residents. Sacramento Earth Day is the largest annual fundraiser for ECOS, so consider supporting our work by becoming a sponsor of this landmark event. If you aren’t able to sponsor, help us recruit volunteers.

Sacramento Earth Day logo

The Sacramento Earth Day logo was created in 2008 by Dana Gray (www.starshineastraltravelagency.com), exclusively for the lasting benefit of Sacramento Earth Day, and it is copyrighted. If you wish to use it for a purpose consistent with the spirit and practice of celebrating Earth Day, or if you just like it, please honor its creator by sending a tax-exempt contribution to Sacramento Earth Day at ECOS, P.O. Box 1526, Sacramento CA 95812.

Ride SacRT to Sacramento Earth Day for FREE

Ride SacRT for FREE to Sacramento Earth Day on April 24, 2022! Just print or screenshot the flyer below and present it to the bus driver when boarding a bus or to a fare inspector while riding on light rail. Only one flyer is needed per group traveling. Free bike valet parking will be available at the event too!



Use our hashtag! #SacEarthDay

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Please note that if you attend this event your photo, or video of you, may be taken and used by ECOS for promotional purposes.