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Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd!

by go Inspo | 1 year ago

Earth Day is this weekend!  How will you celebrate or acknowledge the day?

Will it be at a beach clean up?  Or helping your local recycling centers?

If you’re not actively planning to go anywhere, will you take a shorter shower?  Turn off the water while you brush your teeth?

The most important takeaway this weekend and every day after is to acknowledge we only have one planet that we all live on.  No matter where you’re from or who you are, you have a carbon footprint that impacts the quality of life on this planet and how long this planet will live.

For this Earth Day, goInspo has connected with Baykeeper who shares a few tips to help end plastic pollution this Earth Day (see below):

Help end plastic pollution this Earth Day

April 22 is Earth Day, and this year’s theme is ending plastic pollution. You can help by taking action to reduce the plastic trash that ends up in San Francisco Bay and the ocean.

Help end plastic pollution:  

  • Before you buy something, ask yourself if you can get the same product without plastic. This includes plastic packaging. Avoid, or even boycott, items excessively wrapped in plastic.
  • When you order a drink at a restaurant, request that it not include a straw. Plastic straws are a big contributor to plastic pollution.
  • Avoid products containing microbeads (a type of microplastic): Polyethylene (PE), Polypropylene (PP), Polyethylene Terephthalate (PET), Polymethyl methacrylate (PMMA), and nylon.

And Baykeeper invites you to celebrate Earth Day 2018 with us at upcoming events for this world-wide day of action for a healthier environment.

Saturday, April 21 – Oakland Estuary Shoreline and On-the-Water Cleanup, co-hosted by Baykeeper, the City of Oakland, and Mary Spicer Life Solutions. Help remove trash on foot, or aboard a stand up paddleboard or kayak. California Canoe and Kayak will offer discount rentals for participants (advance registration recommended). More info.

Sunday, April 22 – Taste of Science Lecture Series: Life on Earth. Baykeeper Staff Scientist Ian Wren will talk about sea level rise and San Francisco Bay at the “Taste of Science” series on Earth Day! The event will feature four speakers at Laughing Monk Brewing in San Francisco. Tickets are $5 or $7 at the door. More info and register.

Saturday, May 5 – Crissy Field East Beach Cleanup & After Party with Sports Basement. Help keep trash and cigarette butts out of the Bay. Lunch is provided for volunteers. More info.

Learn more about celebrating Earth Day with Baykeeper.