Every year, communities in nearly 200 countries around the world come together to celebrate Earth Day, a holiday dedicated to environmental protection and preservation. Earth Day is held on April 22nd of every year. The holiday is always a hit in the Bay Area, especially in Palo Alto, where the community celebrates an entire week of festivities and activities focused on environmental activism. This year, the Earth Day Network continues its Billion Acts of Green campaign, which encourages people to take an action to help improve their communities. The Creekside Inn is also doing their part by donating a portion of all room and meeting room revenue from April 22 to a leading Nature Conservation Organization.
Lights, Camera, Environmental Action -
On April 18th, the Greenlight Earth Day Film Festival will be held at the Cubberly Theater in Palo Alto. The show stars at 7pm. The festival celebrates Earth Day and features film projects that explore how individual actions can reduce environmental damage. Come out and support the local artists and students who have worked to bring special cinematic stories to life.
Help Save the Bay on Earth Day -
On April 20th, you can head to Palo Alto's Baylands Earth Day celebration. Outdoor outfitter REI will team up with the Save the Bay foundation at Palo Alto's Baylands Nature Preserve for a special day of learning and fun. Come out and enjoy live animals, bird walks, fish netting, scavenger hunts, arts and crafts, and interactive nature stations. Participants will also have a chance to get their hands dirty for the good of the planet by clearing out invasive species.