Earth Day is Monday, April 22, 2019. There are big and small ways that you can make a difference, whether it’s getting involved and joining the movement, giving to the cause, or spreading the word. The key is to start and take action. Learn what you can do to make a difference in your apartment community.
Earth Day Movie Night at Sierra Nevada
In the spirit of the Earth Day 2019 theme to "Protect Our Species, join Sierra Nevada, along with Chico Bag and Klean Kanteen, for a screening of The Serengeti Rules . The event is Thursday, April 25, 2019 at 6 p.m. Free and open to the public (but tickets are required). Get the details here.
Host a Lights Out Event
Encourage residents at your Chico or Redding apartment community to turn out their lights and unplug appliances for one hour and head over to the community room for activities and refreshments. Get the kids involved too by doing and Earth Day scavenger hunt.
Community Clean Up
Gather some neighbors and friends and pick an area around your apartment community to host a clean-up and pick up trash and debris. It could simply be a stretch of road, an empty field, or nearby park.
Organize a Hike
Northern California is surrounded by outdoor activities, so why not get outside and go for a hike, run, or leisurely walk. It’s a great alternative to using the fitness room at your apartment.
Challenge residents at your apartment complex to bring one bag of recyclables to the local recycling area; or host a donation event for clothing and small household items that can be taken to a local nonprofit such as The Arc Store or The Salvation Army.
Ride Your Bike
Encourage residents to keep their cars parked and ride their bikes to work or school, even just for one day. Take it one step further and encourage them to pack their lunch too and coordinate a local place to meet for a sack lunch date.
Start Your Own Garden
You might think this can’t be a reality while living in a Chico or Redding apartment, but you can start your own small patio or balcony garden. It can simply be herbs or small pots used to grow berries, tomatoes or peppers. It can be very satisfying to grow the food you eat!
We’re lucky to be living in Northern California – a place that cares about the environment, sustainability, and empowering the community to care about where we live, both on a local and global level. We encourage you to get involved and celebrate Earth Day at your Chico or Redding apartment complex.