Here is a list of suggested projects. You can decide what would be most appropriate and doable for your organization. Some may require your group to do a little research. Please reach out to Earth Day Team if you need guidance on resources or expertise.
o Workshop on how to buy an electric vehicle and/or electric bicycle
o Workshop on how to go solar
o Workshop on energy efficient appliances
o Plant a tree(s) where shade is needed. Choose from list of trees for a hotter, drier future. Make sure there is a care plan
o Composting piles can be set up in backyards, neighborhood site, places where people frequent such as churches, schools, neighborhoods, community gardens, etc.
o Workshop on how to compost in your kitchen
o How to do backyard or neighborhood composting
o Build worm bins. Worms are needed to help regenerate the soil, and can speed up the composting process
o Build a rain garden
o Install a rain barrel help make the most of rainfall
o Revitalize an existing community garden
o Start a new community garden
o Build boxes for raised beds
o Plant a small Resilience Garden (think Victory or kitchen garden)
o Workshop on how to organic gardening
o Workshop on aquaponics
o Workshop on permaculture
o Seed or plant give-a-way or swap
o Demonstration of how to preserve food (canning, drying, pickling)
o Plant a pollinator garden. By planting certain plants, you can provide a food source for important pollinators like bees and butterflies. See list and instructions at https://gardenplanner.calscape.org/
o Removing turf and installing drought resistant landscaping has the biggest impact on our city water supply. Choose a small area and do the whole process as a learning experience or aim for a large group and just remove turf in a larger area. See planting suggestions at https://gardenplanner.calscape.org/
o Installing drip irrigation
o Information session on water efficient appliances, etc.
o Sponsor an educational event on developing a neighborhood and/or family disaster preparedness plan
o Workshop on native plants. Give information about the importance of native plants and instructions in planting and caring for them. Have seedlings that participants can plant and take home
o Plant a native plant garden. See https://gardenplanner.calscape.org/ for guidance
o Host a talk on why a plant friendly diet is necessary. Eating less meat is critical to the future of the planet to reduce methane emissions and free up arable land now used for grazing.
o Demonstrate how to cook a plant-based meal. Provide recipes, other essential information.
o Demonstrate how to cook with edible weeds.
o Show how to eliminate harmful chemicals from our environment by making cleaning solutions from harmless ingredients. Workshop to make earth-friendly, home-made cleaning solutions
o Clean up the Zanja (Zankey)
o Workshop on Do’s and Don’ts of recycling
o Workshop on understanding our air pollution challenge
o Workshop on how to take political action for the environment
o School art project
o Plein air art event
o Organize doing a community mural or permanent art installation on an environmental theme