Earth Day Events in San Francisco (2012)

We invite you to be a part of Earth Day 2012 in San Francisco by participating in one of the many Earth Day events in the Bay Area. Below, we’ve highlighted a few events in San Francisco that we think are a great way to get involved in your community and have fun at the same time!

The Lunchbox Project

Date: Friday, April 20, 2012

Time: 12PM

Location: Sutter Street entrance to Crocker Galleria (between Montgomery & Kearny Streets), San Francisco, CA.

Friday, April 20th will be a large-scale Day of Action in which San Franciscans will order lunch in their own, reusable containers in a way that attracts attention and hopefully inspires others to do the same. The humble food saver will be elevated to new heights, hero of the lunch hour! This is the Lunchbox Project and the goal is to eliminate lunchtime waste in the United States.

On April 20 the Lunchbox Project is going to celebrate lunchtime – that magical break in the middle of your busy day that fills your belly and rests your brain. The Day of Action will be a party. There will be music, speakers, information, and action inspiring all of us with a new possibility for our lunch, our city, and our world. Helping the environment has never been so easy.

The Lunchbox Project, while simple, is inherently meaningful and replicable. With the hope that the project can inspire people in other locations to choose reusable containers for their lunches, this day of action will lead to large-scale social and policy change. Just look at what’s happening to the plastic bag – from San Francisco to Santa Monica, many California cities and counties are passing plastic bag ban ordinances.

Follow The Lunchbox Project on Twitter! @SFLunchbox. And for more information visit the Lunchbox Project online at:


Department of Public Works' Earth Day Community Clean Team Event

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Time: 9AM-12PM

Location: United Nations Plaza, Market Street between 7th and 8th Streets, San Francisco, CA.

Join Community Clean Team as they clean and green San Francisco in District 6 in honor of Earth Day! Volunteers will work on tree care, landscaping and gardening projects, remove weeds and overgrown vegetation, paint over graffiti, and help clean up litter around the neighborhood. Lunch will be provided.

For more information, visit DPW's Event Page.


Earth Stroll 2012: An Earth Day Celebration

Date: Saturday, April 21, 2012

Time: 10AM-2PM

Location: Crissy Field, Crissy Field Center, 1199 East Beach Drive, San Francisco, CA.

Celebrate Earth Day by bringing the whole family to Earth Stroll!

Adventurous activities and games, hosted by some of the Bay Area’s leading environmental organizations, will engage the hearts, minds and bodies of the whole family. There will also be live music, live animal demonstrations, and ranger-led hikes.

The event is open to everyone. $5 suggested donation to receive a commemorative Earth Stroll 2012 Activity Passport.

For more information, visit the event page.


Earth Day San Francisco

Date: Sunday, April 22, 2012

Time: 10AM-6PM

Location: Civic Center Plaza, San Francisco, CA.

Celebrate Earth Day in the Heart of San Francisco, the "Greenest City in North America!” This year’s festival is designed to bring together leading members of the green, sustainability activist movement to co-create a vision of how we address the multitude of environmental issues we face. Speakers, workshop leaders, nonprofit organizations, businesses, indigenous community leaders, civic agencies, musicians, and youth empowerment groups are invited to use this high-profile event to educate and activate the public to energetically pursue effective green solutions to pressing environmental issues.

Earth Day SF is dedicated to providing the tools and inspiration to bring together our diverse communities as one voice. This festival serves as a spring board for individual and group actions as well as long-term strategic planning.  This year’s festival includes some of the most prominent green educators and organizers in the country, as well as a host of powerful musicians... together we seek to encourage the public to actively pursue Earth-friendly solutions and to empower the sustainability movement to grow and thrive worldwide.

For more information, visit the Earth Day SF website.