Earth Day 2018 in Solano County

Celebrate Earth Day 2018 by participating in events throughout your community that can bring about big changes when done collectively.

SOLANO COUNTY – Earth Day 2018 is on April 22 and we have compiled a list of some simple things you can do all year long in your community, homes and workplace. There are also some family fun events coming up that weekend.

Plant Something – Plants clean the air and give off oxygen. An added bonus is that, collectively, plants, shrubs and trees help decrease the temperature in the community (up to 10 degrees) and can increase property values up to 15% or even more.

Ride Your Bike – Ditch the car and its carbon dioxide and ride a bike to school or work. This added bonus is that it’s a fun way to get exercise.

Use a Refillable Water Bottle – Yes we know you are recycling those plastic water bottles, then they turn them in to shopping bags, but it takes millions of barrels of oil to make those bottles. Buy one with a filter on it and you will get fresh water each time you drink from it.

• Dress Smart – Each new outfit you buy involved new resources, so be sure to check out your local thrift stores. There are many here in Solano and Yolo Counties and a few upscale shops too. Another fun way to keep the environment in mind is to have a “closet party” with friends…and you just might get that cute pink sweater of Jane’s that you’ve been admiring.

• Support Local Farmers & Shop at Farmers’ Markets –  Foods you  buy locally have a shorter distance to travel which reduces pollution, decreases fossil fuel consumption and carbon emissions. It also keeps dollars spent right here in our community.

• Buy Reusable Bags – Even though California has passed a law banning plastic bags at stores, you can still buy a plastic bag or a paper bag at stores. This has helped the environment some, but we still have a lot of work to do. Invest in a couple of large canvas bags and take them with you on your trips.

• Get a Home Energy Audit – If you own your home, contact a certified auditing company and they can tell you exactly what steps to take in order to tighten up your energy efficiency. In the meantime, you can also seal windows and unplug appliances not in use.

• Volunteer – For earth cleaning work such as litter pick up, river clean up and more. Educate yourself and volunteer to teach others.

Where to Learn More: 

EarthDay.org – The original website for a cleaner earth movement, the Earth Day Network is the world’s largest environmental movement.

WWF.org – The World Wildlife Fund is an international fundraising organization working in collaboration with existing conservation groups.

Dates to Remember for 2018: 

Bike to Work Day – May 10, 2018.
World Environment Day – June 3, 2018.
Coastal Cleanup Day – September 15, 2018.

Solano County Earth Day Clean Up Information

Dixon
Earth Day Cleanup – Veteran’s Park
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8:30am to 10:30am
For more information, visit ci.dixon.ca.us.

Vacaville
Earth Day Cleanup – Southside Bikeway (behind WinCo Foods)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8am to 11am
For more information, visit solanorcd.org.

Earth Day Cleanup – Alamo Creek (at Beelard Park)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am to 11am
For more information, visit ci.vacaville.ca.us.

Fairfield
Earth Day Cleanup – Lower Ledgewood Creek (behind Home Depot)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am to 11am
For more information, visit fssd.com.

Earth Day Cleanup – Lower Ledgewood Creek (behind Home Depot)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am to 11am
For more information, visit fssd.com.

Unincorporated Solano County
McGary Road (meet at McGary Rd and Hiddenbrooke Pkwy)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 8am to 11:30am
For more information, visit solanocounty.com.

Suisun City
Lower Union Avenue Creek (End of Railroad Ave at Marina Blvd.)
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am to 11am
For more information, visit fssd.com.

Suisun City Waterfront
Saturday, April 21, 2018 from 9am to 11am
For more information, visit fssd.com.