Host a Project

What does a Host Group do?

Project Hosts choose a project, design and organize it, provide materials needed, recruit constituents, and invite public participation by registering it on the Earth Day website. Projects will address one or more climate impacts we are already experiencing. For more information, see Local Climate Impacts. The Earth Day Project Team can provide guidance. See ideas and Guidelines for Projects as you scroll down on this page.

Project hosts may also have a table at the celebration event at Smiley park to continue outreach and community engagement. More details will be provided upon registration.

Registrations have closed for 2023. Please check back in February for 2024 Sign-ups.

Who Can Be a Host Group?

Guidelines for Projects:

Proposed projects must fulfill the following:

Project Ideas

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

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

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 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