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Earth Month

April 2024

First celebrated in 1970, Earth Month is a time to spread awareness about environmental issues and give some extra love to the natural world. Here’s how you can make a difference this Earth Month!

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Environmental Volunteering with HandsOn!

Columbia Sportswear Company is celebrating volunteers this month!

In celebration of Global Volunteer Month, Columbia Sportswear Company is offering volunteers access to their Employee Store in Carlsbad throughout the month of April. 10% of your purchase will be donated back to HandsOn San Diego!

What Is a Columbia Employee Store?

Columbia Employee Stores are not open to the public and are by invitation only. Guests can shop like a Columbia Employee and save up to 60% below retail prices on top products from the family of brands: Columbia, SOREL, Mountain Hardwear & prAna.

How Can I Get Access?

In celebration of Global Volunteer Month Columbia Sportswear Company is offering volunteers access to their Employee Store in Carlsbad throughout the month of April. Show your exclusive invite to enter the store and when making your purchase, and 10% of your purchase will be donated back to HandsOn San Diego.

Community Events 

  • Encinitas Arbor Day
    • Saturday April 13, 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • On Saturday, April 13, 2024, the City of Encinitas will be planting 50 trees at Encinitas Community Park from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in partnership with SDG&E, Dudek, Davey Tree Service, and WCA.
  • Kensington Talmadge Earth Day: Our Backyard Birds and Climate
    • Saturday April 13, 11:00am - 2:00pm
    • Join Trees KenTal, with support from the San Diego Audubon Society, to celebrate Earth Day in our neighborhood. This year they will highlight backyard birds, how to identify them, and what you can do to support and encourage our local sepecies. Fun activities for all ages. Learn best practices for selecting, planting and caring for trees. Take home a FREE tree (by open drawing). 
  • South Bay Earth Day in Chula Vista 
    • Saturday April 13, 11:00am - 3:00pm
    • Learn how to reduce your impact on the environment with this zero-waste event packed with hands-on green activities! Exhibits range from green energy conservation to how to properly compost your food waste. 
  • North Park Vegan Food Popup
    • Saturday April 13, 12:00pm - 4:00pm
    • San Diego’s biggest outdoor vegan market hosting every 2nd Saturday of the month includes a variety of delicious foods from over 60 vendors.
  • I Love a Clean San Diego Creek to Bay Cleanup
    • Saturday April 20, 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • The Creek to Bay Cleanup is San Diego’s biggest family-friendly trash cleanup on Earth Day with sites all around the community!
  • Stay Classy O'Side Earth Day Community Event
    • Saturday April 20, 9:00am - 12:00pm
    • The Green Oceanside team is hosting a fun, family-friendly Earth Day celebration and we need your help to make this the most sustainable yet! Join us on Saturday, April 20 from 9am to 12pm for an Earth Day Community Event at Libby Lake Park. Check out educational booths, activities for kids, music, games, and more!
  • Alta Vista Botanical Gardens Earth Day Festival
    • Saturday April 20, 10:00am - 3:00pm
    • This is a free event for the community to celebrate the Earth with fun and informative activities for the whole family to enjoy, from rock painting and music to worm discovery and trash sorting.
  • San Diego EarthFest
    • Saturday April 20, 11:00am - 5:00pm
    • San Diego EarthFest is a free celebration in Balboa Park featuring over 100 eco-friendly food, product, and service vendors as well as environmental groups.
  • 32nd Annual Multi-Cultural Earth Day
    • Sunday April 21, 12:00pm - 7:00pm
    • This year, WorldBeat Center’s Multi-Cultural Earth Day and our theme is “Together As One”. Our food and our health are threatened by the conventional way of living, but we the people must all come together and be the solution to today’s problems. 
  • Mt. Hope Earth Day Fair
    • Saturday April 27, 10:00am - 2:00pm
    • Join your neighbors for an exciting family fund event to celebrate our environment. There will be arts & crafts, food, face painting, and more!

“Conserving Every Ecosystem, Caring for Every Creature”

This year's theme, “Conserving Every Ecosystem, Caring for Every Creature,” highlights the intersection of conservation and behavior change. By focusing on daily actions and continuous learning, we aim to create a sustainable and just world, not just for humans but for all species and ecosystems we rely on.

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