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Celebrate Earth Day 2022


Earth Day 2022 Invest In Our Planet INVEST IN OUR PLANET


Earth Day is an annual event on April 22 to demonstrate support for environmental protection. First held on April 22, 1970, it now includes a wide range of events coordinated globally by EarthDay.org (formerly Earth Day Network) including 1 billion people in more than 193 countries.


The Earth Day 2022 theme is Invest in Our Planet and features five primary programs: The Great Global Cleanup, Sustainable Fashion, Climate and Environmental Literacy, Canopy Project, Food and Environment, and the Global Earth Challenge. This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate. Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.


EARTHDAY.ORG has announced that The Great Global Cleanup will return in April 2022. Since its inception, The Great Global Cleanup has provided opportunities for individuals and organizations to tackle local mismanaged waste and make positive, tangible impacts on our environment. This year, the initiative aims to reach new heights with cleanups in 192 countries across the globe.


You can search the map for nearby cleanups, or create their own solo or small group cleanups near where they live and work. Cleanup partners can register events and invite volunteers to their cleanups via The Great Global Cleanup live map. Cleanup events will be added to the map throughout March and April.


Here are some ways you can get involved:

  1. Plant Trees with Our City Forest - Whether you’re looking to volunteer once or come out frequently, there’s something for everyone.

  2. Plant Trees on Your Street - f you are ready to get a yard or park strip tree nows the time to take the first steps to getting it planted.

  3. Participate in the San Jose GoGreen Teams Program - Do you want to help your community be more resilient, sustainable, healthy, and prepared for disasters?

  4. Dispose of Large Items Properly - It's easy & FREE to get rid of your junk in San José

  5. Participate in a Trash CleanUp event - You can help serve our planet by helping to preserve our natural resources and wild environments

  6. Help Keep out Waterways Clean - Participate in a community workday along the Riverwalk Trails and the Guadalupe River Trail. Offered the first and third Wednesday of the month from 9:00-11:00am.

  7. Help Keep our Highways Clean - Spend a Sunday cleaning up litter and finding out about the amazing things that people loose along the freeways, since 2004, this single San Jose Adopt-a-Highway team has found over $2,500 dollars (plus more if you count the counterfeit money)!

  8. Start Your Own Cleanup Team (or Join an Existing One) - You can take a more proactive approach and make giving back a more regular part of your life; ask the San Jose Anti-Graffiti/Anti_Litter Team how you can get involved!