Earth Month activities we recommend!

  • Poetry Month April & May Events In partnership with the City of Davis and Poet Laureate, Julia B. Levine, Cool Davis presents three special opportunities: 1) read Swerve, Ellery Akers award-winning new book of environmental poetry, 2) participate in a reading and discussion of Swerve with Ellery, and 3) immerse yourself in a nature poetry writing workshop with Ellery and Julia (see dates below) details
  • Citywide Bike Swap at Cesar Chavez Elementary School April 10 details
  • Strategies for Building Resilient Communities April 13 with Lorenzo Kristov at 7pm with Yolano Group of the Sierra Club details
  • DEVA (Davis Electrical Vehicle Association) Meeting April 13 6pm-7:30pm details
  • Sustainable Landscaping with City of Davis April 13 12pm to 1pm Register
  • City of Davis Environmental Awards April 19 and 20 Regular Tuesday City Council meeting item (details) and Wednesday in-person at Peregrine School 2650 Lillard Drive in Davis at 5:30pm
  • Celebrate our Rooftop Solar Campaign Goals April 20 5:30pm to 7:00pm at Peregrine School. City of Davis Environmental Recognition Awards for the past three years and a proclamation and a special celebration of our Double Up on Solar Campaign goals (to be held at Peregrine School in South Davis 2650 Lillard Drive, at the garden stage )
  • Backyard Composting with City of Davis April 20 12pm to 1pm Register
  • Big Day of Giving Goes Live April 21 Your generous donations will be posted May 5. More info
  • Earth Day! April 22 every year!
  • Sustainability of Groundwater in Yolo County April 22 Yolo County Climate Compact on Zoom 10am Register
  • Climate Strike on Friday April 22 Cool Davis will be showing up for the Friday climate strike along with YCEC, YIACJ, FFCA, and others (5th and B streets at 12pm to 1pm)
  • Earth Day Vigil for UC Climate Leadership April 22 12pm-1pm North steps Mrak Hall, UC Davis campus (admin building). In response to Fossil Free UCD’s request, Chancellor Gary May has directed staff to prepare a plan this year for eliminating fossil fuels. However, the university still needs to prepare a strong plan and set a date of 2030 or before for ending GHG emissions. Contact
  • Earth Day Sketch Crawl! 12:00pm-1:30pm UC Davis Earth and Physical Sciences Building (…)
  • UC Davis Earth Day Movie Screening “2040” April 22 details and more events all month long
  • Earth Day Celebration 4pm-7pm at The Wardrobe 117 D Street Davis with climate activists and music
  • John Barovetto Park Mulching Event #2 April 23 Join Tree Davis at the park 9am-12pm details
  • Electric Vehicle Fair April 24 11am-1pm Davis United Methodist Church 1620 Anderson Rd Davis in parking lot details
  • Sacramento Earth Day Festival April 24 ECOS Sacramento hosts details
  • The Time is Now: Showing up for the Earth April 24 10am-4pm Online Spirit Rock Meditation Center wants to uplift those feeling despair or overwhelm and inspire joyful and compassionate engagement. Musical duo MaMuse will be performing as well. Register
  • Leak Detection and AquaHawk with the City of Davis April 27 12pm to 1pm Register
  • Elmwood Street Mural April 29 thru May 1 Lend your people and paint power to the Elmwood neighbors volunteers needed!
  • Davis Loopalooza May 1 Sunday Hosted by The Bike Campaign, Bike Davis, and Safe Routes to School details
  • May Is Bike Month Love to Ride platform for May Is Bike Month; visit Getting around Davis for more biking info
  • Big Day of Giving May 5 Thursday Donations accepted up to midnight. Lots more info here
  • “Swerve with Ellery Akers” May 18 Brief reading and discussion of one of the “best environmentalism books of all time” info and registration
  • Whole Earth Festival at UC Davis May 6 to 8
  • eBike Pop Up May 21 with DEVA and partners at Farmer’s Market (9am to 1pm – market hours)
  • Nature Poetry Writing Workshop May 22 with Ellery Akers and Julia B. Levine info and registration

UC Davis Sustainability Events

Apr 22
8:30 am Nature Rx: Bird Watching in the Arboretum New!
Academic Surge Building
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Join expert birder Rob Blenk, for a walking birdwatching tour in the Arboretum. Learn techniques for using binoculars and identifying birds, and learn what feathered friends make the Arboretum their h…
9:00 am Earth Day Tree Planting @ UC Davis Health Campus New!
Education Building
4610 X St, Sacramento, CA 95817
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UC Davis Health and Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellows invite you to join them on the UC Davis Health Campus in Sacramento for a tree planting event. All are welcome. Drinks and snacks will be provi…
12:00 pm Earth Day Sketch Crawl! Updated!
Earth and Physical Sciences Building (…)
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Join Sustainability and UC Davis’ renowed urban sketch artist Pete Scully as we learn about how drought and climate change has impacted our local environments and get a tutorial on how to create…

Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) Spring Quarter at UC Davis is hosting three world class speakers addressing climate change. Register 

  • Steven Browning retired U.S. Ambassador and former US State Department’s coordinator for Ebola response
  • Kim Stanley Robinson noted author and Davis local who participated in the 2021 UN Climate Change Conference (COP26) in Glasgow Scotland
  • Craig Wilson former chief counsel to the California State Water Board and author of a book on the Kesterson reservoir disaster

The 2022 Earth Day theme is Invest in Our Planet. Search for Earth Day events nationwide or register yours here.