50th ANNIVERSARY

EARTH DAY SF

Sunday, April 19th, 2020

Valencia Street between 19th and 21st

BANDS & DJS • ENVIRONMENTAL SPEAKERS
HANDS-ON ECO WORKSHOPS • ORGANIC CHEF SHOWCASE
CLEAN ENERGY ZONE • FOOD & BAR

EXPO

SPEAKERS

2020 Speakers to be announced soon!

Hear expert speakers and panelists share their knowledge and views on all things green, from the state of the oceans to wildlife conservation to actions you can take in your community. You’ll learn about breakthrough innovations, practical home remedies, and many other ways to help build a sustainable future.

Past speakers have included:

GREEN TECH

Learn about new green technologies that solve practical problems while conserving resources and minimizing environmental impact.
 
2020 exhibitors TBA.

WORKSHOPS

From bike-building to sustainable gardening, Earth Day SF offers a variety of workshops to hone your skills or learn new ones.
 
2020 Workshops TBA.

NON-PROFIT ZONE

Non-profits are crucial to create a springboard for education and activism. 
 
2020 non-profits TBA.

FESTIVAL

MUSIC

Earth Day SF hosts a wide array of local and international performers, including live music, environmental luminaries, active politicians, variety acts and more. Our stages are solar powered by SolSolutions.

2020 talent to be announced soon!

Past musicians have included:

ARTISTS FOR EARTH

A green-themed campaign bringing artists from around the state in every discipline, using the power of art to express our common humanity.

If you are interested in exhibiting for this year’s festival please send us an email along with a brief description of your work, relevant images and links to: earthdaysf@gmail.com

CHEF'S ZONE

Welcome to the Sustainable Chef’s Zone. Local celebrity chefs will be cooking up healthy signature dishes all day long. Sample some of the tastiest organic and vegan dishes from the local slow food movement. Speakers include expert nutritionists and activists giving tips on best buying practices, the dangers of factory farming, and how to fight toxicity in our air, food and water.
 
2020 Chefs TBA.

KIDS'S ZONE

Children are a big reason to work for a sustainable future, and as Greta Thunberg has showed us, it’s often youth who lead the way. So bring your kids to Earth Day SF’s kid’s zone to learn and grow.

PARTICIPATE

VEND

Rent a booth at Earth Day SF and get great exposure for your eco-friendly wares. From kombucha to kites, books to bamboo, people like you are helping sustainable be attainable.

Become a vendor for the 50th Earth Day Event.

Contact Douglas at 415-602-4926 or email earthdaysf@gmail.com

VOLUNTEER

Good karma, brownie points, simple satisfaction. Volunteering is good for everybody. To volunteer, email earthdaysf@gmail.com

ENTER OUR POSTER CONTEST

This year, Earth Day SF is holding a poster contest for the big 50th anniversary celebration. Sharpen your pencils and get to work! The winning design will be featured in all Earth Day 2020 promotional material, and the artist will receive an Earth Day 2020 t-shirt and VIP passes to all Earth Day 2020 events.
 
Stay tuned for more information. Entries may be sent to earthdaysf@gmail.com

MORE INFO

HISTORY

Earth Day is 50! On April 22, 1970, Wisconsin senator Gaylord Nelson launched the first Earth Day as a teach-in to honor the Earth and increase ecological awareness. Since then, Earth Day has grown. It is now celebrated in over 193 countries, after the first Earth Day coordinator, Denis Hayes, took the event to the international level in 1990. 

One especially notable Earth Day included the signing of the Paris Agreement, on Earth Day 2016, during the United Nations Climate Change Conference.

Earth Day Fun Facts
 
  • On the first Earth Day, Beat poet Allen Ginsberg spoke at the Philadelphia celebration.
  • April 22nd was chosen because it didn’t overlap with college exams or other holidays, but April 22, 1970 being the 100th anniversary of Vladimir Lenin’s birthday convinced some people of a Communist conspiracy.
  • The 20th anniversary of Earth Day included the Earth Day 20 International Peace Climb, with a phone call from Mt. Everest, and over two tons of trash carried off the mountain.
  • Chuck Berry was the headlining musician at the George, Washington Earth Day 20 event.
  • Also in 1990, Warner Brothers released an Earth Day single “Tomorrow’s World” which hit #74 on the Hot Country Songs chart.
  • In 1995, the US Postal Service issued their first Earth Day stamps.
  • In 2000, Leonardo DiCaprio hosted the Earth Day event on the National Mall in Washington, DC.
  • 2000 was also the first year Earth Day used the internet to organize and advertise.
  • Earth Day 2017 included the March for Science rally.

FAQ's

Valencia St between 19th and 21st

10-7 on Sunday, April 19

 It’s FREE

Bike! Walk! Take mass transit!

Yes, but no bike parking will be available on site. Street parking is available on the surrounding streets.

Yes, there will be organic food available from eco-friendly food trucks, as well as a bar. There are also a number of restaurants nearby.

There will be an eco-friendly beer garden on site.

There is a donate button on this site, and volunteers will be passing buckets at the event.

Donations go toward the production of the event, and to designated non-profits working on the issues at hand.

SCHEDULE

Our 2020 schedule will be released soon!

Stay tuned to our newsletter and follow us on social media!

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

Currently climate change is happening at a much faster rate than most of us anticipated, and the science is clear that human contributions to climate change are significant. According to a report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change, limiting global warming would require ‘rapid and far-reaching’ transitions in land, energy, industry, buildings, transport, and cities. Fortunately, many of these transitions have already begun, and some are as simple as the tips listed on the stamps below.
 
In addition to these little acts that can make a big difference, there are other things you can do to make an impact;
 
  • Inform yourself of the facts.
If you want to take action, be persuasive, make a difference, you need to know what you’re talking about and working toward.
 
  • Inform others of what you’ve learned.
In medicine, there’s a saying, “Each one, teach one.” Talk about climate change and the environment with friends and family. Explain it to your kids. Write an op-ed for your local paper. Share on social media.
 
  • Vote with your voice and vote with your dollars.
Put your money where your mouth is. Buy organic. Choose sustainable. Boycott bad corporate behavior. Donate to environmental causes.
 
For more ideas, check out our partner Earth Day Network’s Climate Change User’s Guide.

ABOUT US

EARTH DAY SF

Earth Day San Francisco 2020

On Sunday, April 19th celebrate the 50th Anniversary of  Earth Day San Francisco style... The theme for this year’s Earth Day is The Change is coming”.

Dynamic speakers, amazing music, DYI  demos, and workshops will go throughout the day with topics including conservation, climate change, recycling, and the intersection of politics, technology, and the environment.

Caring about the environment and gaining knowledge about our human impact on the earth is more important than ever. We are working to create our most educational, impactful and festive Earth Day celebration yet. There will be booths by non-profits providing information about environmental causes and solutions to pollution, transportation issues, health care, technology, and the environment  and other topics relevant to leading a healthy and meaningful life in the modern age. Earth Day SF provides a platform for compassionate ways to deal with social issues, fact-based science with informative speaker panels throughout the day, cutting edge green technology displays and demos, and non-profits that are working to help sustain the planet.

Join us for this FREE event on Valencia Street between 19th & 21st in the heart of the Mission District San Francisco.

PAST SPONSORS

Thank You 2019 Sponsors

2020 Sponsors Welcome –  Act Now!

Become a sponsor for the 50th Earth Day Event. Contact Douglas at 415-602-4926 earthdaysf@gmail.com

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