Earth Day 2022

April is Earth Month! Earth Month is a time to reconnect with our community and our planet. This year, the 52nd annual celebration of Earth Day falls on Friday, April 22. 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 Day Scavenger Hunt
    • We only have on Earth and we are on it together! Come investigate Piedmont's local environmental treasures in a City-wide scavenger hunt to celebrate Earth Day. During this three-week event (April 9-30), 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 15. Registration can be found here
  • Reach Code Community Forum 
    • On Wednesday, April 20, 2022, the City will be hosting a community forum on the City's reach codes. The forum will be held from 6:00-7:30pm at Piedmont Community Hall (711 Highland Ave). City staff will present an overview of Piedmont’s current reach codes, the 2022 Energy Code, and initial considerations for the next set of reach codes, followed by a community workshop where attendees will be asked to provide comments and recommendations. Visit this link here to RSVP
  • Free Compost Giveaway 
    • On Saturday, April 23, 2022, 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 23rd.

Reach Code Community Forum

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. 

  • Growing Food the Eco-Friendly Way Webinar: From January through June 2022, the Alameda County Clean Water Program is offering monthly webinars about organic gardening and non-toxic pest control, in association with Our Water Our World. This month's webinar will be held on Thursday, April 14 from 5-6pm. The theme of the webinar is Growing Food the Eco-Friendly Way. Learn about how you can successfully grow an abundance of food the eco-friendly way, using water efficiently, and managing pest problems without chemicals that can be harmful to water, wildlife, and even your kids and pets. The webinar is for gardeners of all levels. Learn more here

  • Heat Pump Water Heater Webinar: Join Acterra on Wednesday, April 13 from 6-7pm to learn why an advanced electric heat pump water heater (HPWH) is a cleaner, safer, and more efficient alternative than a gas heater. Discover why the increasing number of consumer rebates makes it a perfect time to retrofit now, as well as how to find the right contractor. Learn more here.
  • Electric Vehicle Webinars: Say goodbye to gas and electrify your wheels! Ride and Drive Clean is offering several free webinars, electric car and bike shows, and expert advice. Upcoming events include How to Save Money with an EV (Tuesday, April 19 from 7-8pm), EV 101: Electrify Your Ride (Wednesday, April 20 from 5-6pm), and a New EV Owner Workshop (Wednesday, April 27 from 5-6pm). Learn about those events and others here
  • Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour: Celebrate the 18th 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 16 and 17, while in-person tours will be held on April 30 and May 1. Learn more about the tour here.

  • Wild & Scenic Film Festival: Come celebrate Earth Day either in-person or virtually at the Wild and Scenic Film Festival on April 22. An Eco-Fair with prizes, games, a silent auction, and a raffle begins at 6pm. At 7pm, doors open at the David Brower Center's Goldman Theatre in Berkeley, where you'll see this year's top environmental films. Virtual doors and chat begins at 6:30pm followed by the moving screenings at 7pm. These films will also be available on-demand to all ticket holders during the week following the live screening. 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 2022 Green Home Tour will be held virtually on May 14 and 15. Learn more about the tour here

East Bay Green Home Tour