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Check out ways to serve and celebrate the Earth this month

More than a BILLION people will participate in Earth Day events, which is celebrated on April 22, throughout the month of April.

Life Chiropractic College West staff, faculty and students are also teaming up for Earth Day activities. Beach and bay cleanups are planned, as well as other volunteer events to honor Earth Day and reboot green team activities on campus.

Life West professor Kerri Duggins-Rames, DC, Student Life Manager Dani Lorta, members of the student council and others have put together a list of different opportunities in the Bay Area. In addition, Life West faculty and staff will be at certain events, and the Life West community is invited to join and participate.

Here at Life West, we are celebrating our Green Business re-certification. We are moving to eliminate plastics and bioplastics from our campus, and we ask that everyone sort their trash into the three-stream bins on campus to better align our values with our actions.

Here are other events that you can take part in:

Sunday, April 14

  • Salt Marsh Restoration at Hayward Shoreline Park

Salt marsh restoration and party in our Life West “backyard” Sunday morning at Hayward Shoreline park. Email shoreline@haywardrec.org for more information.

  • The Oakland Zoo

The Oakland Zoo will host a party with live music and more than 50 wildlife conservation groups for a family-friendly, fun teach-in. Visit their website for more information.

Saturday, April 20

  • Crown Beach

A beach cleanup is planned at Crown Beach at 8:30 a.m., followed by a fun, family-friendly festival from 10 a.m.-3 p.m. at Washington Park. Visit the City of Alameda website for more information.

  • Golden Gate National Recreation Area Volunteer Event 

Our local national park, the Golden Gate National Recreation Area, is hosting a family-friendly volunteer event and potluck at Fort Scott on the Presidio in San Francisco. Visit the event website.

  • Golden Gate National Park

In San Francisco at Black Point in Fort Mason, volunteers ages 15 and older are welcome every third Saturday to help with restoring the historic terraced gardens and stairways that overlook Alcatraz and Aquatic Park at the San Francisco shoreline. This is an incredible site with unbelievable bay views, and it’s not yet open to the public. Visit the Park Conservancy website for more information.

April 19-22

  • Sierra Club

Hike, garden or clean up a site, get an Earth Day shirt and raise money to donate to Sierra Club! Learn more at www.teamsierra.org.

Sunday, April 21 and 28

  • SF Surfrider Beach Cleanups 

Surfrider hosts beach cleanups every month, including on Sunday, April 21 and Sunday, April 28, to celebrate Earth Day. More ocean, less plastic! Visit the Surfrider website or just grab some friends and go to ANY beach and start picking up plastic. ALL beaches are impacted by plastic.

Saturday, April 27  

  • City of Hayward 

The 36th Annual City-Wide Clean Up Community Fair is planned. Come for a variety of family-friendly projects in Hayward and stay for the community party afterward. Click here for tickets.

More options to serve

You can volunteer from a choice of hundreds of sites in the East Bay. Check out this site for where they need your service!

Stay tuned for Bike to Work Day and Bike to Spring for Life announcements.


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