Earth Day Celebration & Richmond Rising Kick Off 

“The earth does not belong to us; we belong to the earth.” – Chief Seattle 

The Earth Day Celebration is an event aimed at uniting the community to discover innovative methods for leading sustainable lives and nurturing our planet. Through engaging activities like upcycling clothes, gardening, mural painting, park and garden beautification projects, games, inspiring speakers, bike-powered smoothies, and various other interactive booths, participants will explore enjoyable ways to contribute to environmental conservation and learn how to better care for our planet, Earth. 

The Earth Day Celebration will also host the kick off of Richmond Rising, a grant–funded initiative led by the City of Richmond and six non-governmental organizations: GRID Alternatives, Groundwork Richmond, Rich City Rides, Trust for Public Land, Urban Tilth, and the University of California – Berkeley. Richmond Rising received a $35 million Transformative Climate Communities (TCC) Implementation Grant from the California Strategic Growth Council to bring health, economic, and environmental benefits to the Iron Triangle, Santa Fe, and Coronado neighborhoods over the next 5 years, including the construction of a protected bike and a pedestrian trail connecting the Richmond BART Station to the Richmond Ferry terminal, free installation of solar panels and greywater systems for low-income homeowners, tree plantings, construction of an e-bike lending library, and development of anti-displacement strategies.  

Event Details: 

Date: April 20, 2024 

Event Time: 10:00am to 1:00pm  

Where: Unity Park Community Plaza  

Address: 1605 Ohio Avenue, Richmond, CA 94804 

Event Partners: Urban Tilth / City of Richmond / GRID Alternatives Bay Area / Rich City Rides / Moving Forward / Lifelong Medical Care / Fierce Advocates / Today E-Bikeshare /Strategic Growth Council (SGC) / Department of Conservation (DOC) 

General Admission: Free – Reserve Your Spot Today! 

Event Schedule: 

*9:00 am to 11:15 am:*  Enjoy the day, celebrate environmental achievements & learn sustainable practices through engaging activities and volunteer opportunities such as: ****All activities offered at this event are completely free!

  • Park Cleanup
  • Dumpster Area
  • Garden Maintenance
  • Petting zoo 
  • Upcycling Clothing 
  • Tie Dye
  • Smoothie Bike 
  • Closet Swap 
  • Upcycled Bottle Planters
  • E-bike sharing
  • Fruit trees for the neighborhood and your home
  • Solar panel and greywater system installation for income-qualified homeowners
  • Employment and training opportunities
  • New bike paths
  • Baby Soft Area 

*12:00 pm to 1:00 pm:*  

Community Celebration at Unity Park with local attractions  

Local Attractions confirmed/Atracciones locales confirmadas: Aztec Performance + Richmond High School Band, delicious Local Food Trucks + DJ   

This event is made possible thanks to the generous donations from Urban Tilth, City of Richmond, California Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities Program*, MCE, Republic Services and Lifelong Medical Care.  

*California Strategic Growth Council’s Transformative Climate Communities Program strengthening the economy, and improving public health and the environment – particularly in disadvantaged communities. 

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