Lafayette’s 8th Annual

Earth Day Celebration

Sunday, April 21st, 2013
Lafayette Library & Learning Center
11:00am – 3:00pm


Sustainable Lafayette, the Lafayette Library and Learning Center, the City of Lafayette, and the Lafayette Chamber of Commerce invite you to Lafayette’s 8th annual Earth Day Picnic & Celebration! For over 40 years, Earth Day has inspired and mobilized individuals and organizations worldwide to demonstrated their commitment to environment protection and sustainability. In Lafayette we will be celebrating our efforts to protect our environment with a community celebration at the beautiful Lafayette Library.

Great Food:

  • Enjoy a community lunch al fresco from local food vendors.

Family Entertainment:

  • Listen to live music from local musicians in the outdoor amphitheater.
    (11:00am – youth battle of the bands, 1:00pm – Contra Costa Children’s Chorus, 2:00pm – Stevie Coyle.)
  • New this year – Bounce House for kids!
  • Kids’ crafts, face painting (11am – noon). Interactive activities from Lawrence Hall of Science and Lindsay Wildlife Museum (both 11am-1pm).
  • Girl Scouts earn a variety of badges.

Be Informed, Be Involved:

  • No-Waste Zone – Get inspired, educated and involved in the City of Lafayette’s goal to reduce waste.
  • Watch an environmental movie, family-friendly “Garbage Revolution,” 1:30 – 2:30pm in the Arts and Sciences Discovery Room.
  • Stroll Golden Gate Way to visit vendors and see displays by selected organizations and companies.
  • Stanley: Helmet/Seat/Tire adjustment by Sharp Bicycle (10:00am – 11:00am). Electronic waste recycling (10:45am – 3pm)
  • Joint the popular self-propelled parade, which will depart Stanley at 11:00am. Bring your festively decorated bike, skateboard, scooter, wagon, or just your feet. Great for kids and adults!
  • The Friends Corner Bookshop will be open from 9am – 1pm and all books will be HALF-PRICED.

More Information

For more information, please email the Earth Day planning committee at earthday@sustainablelafayette.org.

How You Can Help

If you’d like to volunteer to help, please send an email to tina@sustainablelafayette.org or fill out our volunteer form.

History of Earth Day

April 22nd marks the anniversary of what many consider the birth of the modern environmental movement. After witnessing a massive oil spill in Santa Barbara, 20 million Americans took to the streets, parks, and auditoriums to demonstrate for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. The groundswell on that first Earth Day in 1970, was supported across the country by all political and income groups, and led to the creation of the United States Environmental Protection Agency and the passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. Today, Earth Day is celebrated worldwide by hundreds of millions of people in over 184 countries and the priorities have shifted to clean energy and addressing global warming.