Welcome to the City’s 2021 Virtual Earth Day Festivities!

Earth Day is April 22, 2021. In accordance with County guidelines, all events will be virtual. There are still ways to get festive in Piedmont! Follow the links below for ways to get involved before, during, and after Earth Day 2021.

Climate Talks

On April 22, join us for a virtual community conversation on key areas of the City’s Climate Action Plan 2.0 and a movie discussion with speakers about local wildfire management.

12:00pm-1:00pm -- City Climate Updates. Join us to hear an update on Piedmont’s Climate Action Plan and Climate Challenge. The conversation will include information on what has been accomplished and potential climate measures and the road ahead. There will be an open discussion format to voice your questions, ideas, and concerns.

Register here: https://piedmont-ca-gov.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEucOmsrjsiGtecfF2vvYI1C6U4Sgmx67vm

7:00-8:00pm -- Movie Discussion. Join us for a discussion about the National Geographic documentary, Rebuilding Paradise. Watch the documentary beforehand and come ready to discuss the film and hear from local fire management experts, including Piedmont’s Fire Captain Barringer. Staff will also announce the winners of this year’s Climate Challenge during this event.
Where to Watch: Amazon PrimeApple TVGoogle PlayHuluVudu

Register here: https://piedmont-ca-gov.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZAtdemvqDIvHNX1hP9hGT6VgYXdCEH8d0-8

Register at the links above to receive the Zoom links. These events are open to the public, and community members are encouraged to attend, regardless of knowledge about the City’s climate actions. Participants can join from a personal computer, tablet, or smart phone with an internet connection. Participants will also have the option to join by phone. For those who cannot attend, the sessions will be recorded and posted online at: https://piedmont.ca.gov/services___departments/planning___building/about_building_/earth_day

Scavenger Hunt: April 10-24th

This Earth Day, take part in a fun, outdoor, educational scavenger hunt! Designed by City Staff and Piedmont Connect to teach about environmental action and local Piedmont history, the Scavenger Hunt encourages participants to look for certain objects and complete tasks all over the City.

The scavenger hunt can be accessed through a phone-based application (download “Actionbound” for free from the App store) which will challenge your strategic thinking, reading, and exploration skills. All you need is a mobile device, a good pair of walking shoes, water, and sunscreen to compete; bike riding is not required, but encouraged. This hunt is family friendly, but it is encouraged for parents to assist kids under the age of 10 in their search. Please plan to travel to multiple locations across Piedmont.

Registration for the Scavenger Hunt is now closed.

Piedmont Climate Challenge

Sign up here for the Challenge; it takes two minutes and is free!

Joining the Climate Challenge is one of the best actions you can take to learn more about actions and how you can make a difference.

Use this free website to keep track of climate actions you take at home and in the community. Most Piedmont emissions come from individuals. There are dozens of actions to learn more about, and the site can help connect you to resources.  

Visit the website here: www.piedmontclimatechallenge.org.

Our goal is 500 users by the end of April. Help us reach that goal! Signing up and completing actions help the Piedmont community. Winners of the 2021 Climate Challenge will be announced on Earth Day. There will be a household winner and a team winner. 

Additional Earth Day Events and Resources

In addition to Piedmont's events, other cities, regional groups and organizations are hosting Earth Week activities. Visit the links below for more information.  

  • StopWaste has a page that lists all regional activities. Please visit to learn more about events put on by other cities in Alameda County. You can find the site here: https://www.stopwaste.org/earth-day
  • City of Cupertino Earth Day activities
  • SF Environment Climate Action events
  • Alameda County Clean Water Program Earth Day Litter Clean Up: April 22. Earth Day Litter Clean Up is an annual event that helps keep our waterways free of harmful trash.
  • Bay Area Regional Energy Network (BayREN) Everything You Should Know About Home Energy in 30 Minutes: April 22, 5:30PM-6:30PM. Learn about how government policy and the energy market are changing your energy bill, the best way to address energy costs in your home, and how to make your home healthier and more comfortable. Immediately after, you will have the opportunity to choose a breakout room to learn more about the programs and resources that best fit your situation.
  • Youth Climate Justice Congregation: April 24, 10AM-12:45PM. Internationally renowned author Naomi Klein will be speaking virtually at a Youth Climate Justice Congregation.
  • Drive Clean Bay Area Earth Day Drive-Clean-A-Thon: April 24, 4PM-5PM. We all do small things to help the environment. When we switch to driving electric or riding an e-bike, it’s a BIG action that improves air quality and curbs climate change! At this Drive-Clean-A-Thon, you'll get a chance to ask questions and e-experts will answer. Whether you’re new to e-everything or already an e-expert, sign up and invite others!
  • Bringing Back the Natives Garden Tour: April 25, 10AM-3PM. Additional dates include May 2, 16, and 23. This award-winning tour will be kicked off with a presentation by the inspirational Doug Tallamy, feature twenty five beautiful native plant gardens, Q and A sessions with garden hosts, "Ask the Experts" opportunities, garden design and plant selection information, and more.
  • EBCE Resilient Home Webinar: April 26, 6PM-7PM. Have you thought of installing solar panels and a battery back-up system for your home? Want to be prepared for a potential power shut-off? EBCE will be hosting a series of webinars about our Resilient Home program partnered with SunRun. Come listen and ask questions to experts on the details and benefits of installing a solar and battery backup system for your home. More information is available at ebce.org/resilient-home
  • Ecology Center Seed Saving Class: April 26, 6PM-7PM. Learn how to grow out your vegetables and save seeds for next year’s crop! You will learn how to avoid cross pollination so your seeds will be true to type (like the parents) and how to gather and store your seeds. Saving your own seeds will let you become a more self-sufficient gardener and give you access to locally adapted seeds.
  • ReadMONT Climate Justice Panel Discussion: April 29, 7PM-8:30PM. All Piedmonters are encouraged to read This Changes Everything: Capitalism vs. the Climate, by award-winning author Naomi Klein, for Readmont, Piedmont’s community read project, now in its eleventh year. Our primary goals this year are to explore the intersections between environmental preservation and social justice, to increase individual participation in organizations championing finding solutions for these issues, and to build bridges between student organizations in Piedmont and other schools in the East Bay. Join the cumulating event - a lively panel discussion with environmental advocacy experts wraps up our three months of events, followed by discussion with our audience.
  • East Bay Green Home Tour: June 6 & 13, 10AM - 2PM. Join a virtual tour of local all-electric homes. Learn what neighbors are doing with their homes to combat climate change, improve air quality, generate clean energy, and move towards a safer, greener future. Each tour segment consists of a 10-minute video tour followed by a live 10-minute Q&A with the homeowner or tenant. Extras include an induction cooking demonstration and experts who can fill you in on heat pumps, air quality, solar storage, power outages, rebates, and more.