Earth Month 2023

April is Earth Month! Earth Month is a time to reconnect with our community and our planet. This year, the 53rd annual celebration of Earth Day falls on Saturday, April 22. The 2023 Earth Day theme is Invest in Our Planet. The City's Sustainability Division is bringing Earth Day activities to Piedmont throughout the month both in-person and virtually. There are also many events and activities happening at the regional level. Please continue to check this page for additional resources, events, and activities. 

Piedmont Earth Day Activities and Resources  

  • Earth Month Scavenger Hunt
    • Come investigate Piedmont's local environmental treasures in a City-wide scavenger hunt to celebrate Earth Day all month long! During the month of April, explorers will search Piedmont's great outdoors, solving puzzles and riddles to find local sustainability features and learn about ways to conserve our natural resources. The family-friendly scavenger hunt can be accessed through the Actionbound app and prizes will be given to all explorers. Registration is currently available on Piedmont Recreation Department's Community Pass page and will be open until April 24. Registration can be found here

  • Free Compost Giveaway 
    • On Saturday, April 22, 2023, the City in partnership with Republic Services, is holding a free compost giveaway. The giveaway runs from 9 am to 12 pm and will be located at the City's Corporation Yard (898 Red Rock Road). All households can pick up to one cubic-yard of compost while supplies last. While not required, it is strongly encouraged to fill out the form here to indicate your estimated pick-up time on Saturday, April 22nd.

Additional Earth Day Events and Resources

In addition to Piedmont's events, other cities, regional groups and organizations are hosting Earth Day activities throughout the month of April (and beyond!). Visit the links below for more information.  

  • StopWaste Earth Month: In celebration of Earth Month this year, StopWaste is partnering with cities and community organizations for a series of events throughout the month. Whether you're interested in learning how to get started with worm composting, a workshop on how to electrify your home, reduce wasted food, or build healthy soil, there's something here for everyone! Learn more here.

  • East Bay Regional Park District: Join the Park District for an Earth Day themed activity, take a hike or ride in nature, or volunteer at an Earth Day clean-up even in a park. Events are scheduled throughout the month of April. Learn more here

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Come celebrate Earth Day either in-person or virtually at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on April 22.  Doors open at 6:30pm at the David Brower Center's Goldman Theatre in Berkeley, where you'll see this year's top environmental films. These films will also be available on-demand to all ticket holders during the week following the live screening. Learn more here

  • Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour: Celebrate the 19th annual Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour online and in-person this year. In a series of live garden visits, passionate garden owners and talented designers of the Bay Area's beautiful landscapes will show us what's happening in their gardens, feature their favorite native plants, and discuss native plant gardening tools and resources. Virtual events will be held on April 15 and 16, while in-person tours will be held on May 6 and 7. Learn more here.
  • East Bay Green Home Tour: How are East Bay residents adapting their homes to combat climate change, improve air quality, generate local clean energy, and move towards a safer, greener future? The virtual East Bay Green Home Tour features short video tours of a dozen homes, followed by live Q&As with the homeowner or tenant, plus segments on useful ideas and resources. The 2023 Green Home Tour will be held virtually on May 20 from 10am-1pm Learn more here

East Bay Green Home Tour