IN OAKLAND, SATURDAY APRIL 21,
WORKSHOP ON AIR POLLUTION IN WEST OAKLAND:
West Oakland residents will get the results of three recent air monitoring studies and discuss how to use this information and local knowledge to push for a truly comprehensive plan that minimizes air pollution in our neighborhoods.
The three studies were done in connection with a new Truck Management Program for West Oakland. The workshop will cover 100 x 100 air monitoring sensors placed throughout West Oakland; EDF/Google air mapping; and a study analyzing why filters on trucks are not working effectively at the Port of Oakland. The results of these studies will inform attendees of scientific findings about how black carbon — the main component of soot emitted from diesel engines, wood smoke, and other sources — varies throughout West Oakland.
Workshop participants will work together to set priorities and recommend ways that this information and residents’ local knowledge can inform the City and the Port of Oakland to produce a truly comprehensive plan that minimizes air pollution in our neighborhoods.
Saturday, April 21, 10 AM – 4 PM
Lincoln Child Center
1266 14th St, Oakland
More info here
IN RICHMOND, SUNDAY APRIL 22
ACTIVATE FOR ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
Come learn and share about environmental justice issues impacting Richmond residents and actions we can take to protect our lands. Celebrate Earth Day by convening around our common goal of transitioning away from a destructive fossil fuel economy driven by corporate interests to a people-powered society driven by social, economic, racial and environmental justice.
Eduardo Martinez, Richmond City Council Member
Pam Stello, Pt. Molate Community Advisory Committee
Andrés Soto, Communities for a Better Environment
Nancy Rieser, Crockett-Rodeo United to Defend the Environment
Sunday, April 22, 3:30 – 5:30 PM
Bobby Bowens Cultural Center
2540 Macdonald Ave., Richmond
Questions? Contact Jon Gilgoff at firstname.lastname@example.org or 510-390-5983
IN BERKELEY, SUNDAY APRIL 22,
EARTH DAY AT THE DAVID BROWER CENTER:
Berkeley Earth Day brings the Bay Area environmental community together to celebrate a shared vision for a sustainable future. A festival including music, food, and “eco-friendly products,” it will also include reports from the front lines of the struggle for a sustainable climate, including:
- PANEL: Youth on the Front Lines of Environmental Advocacy, including Our Childern’s Trust (the kids suing the federal government for failing to protect them from climate catastrophe) and local youth who are organizing and speaking out about the critical environmental issues of our time,
- Hope Bohanec, animal rights activist
- Martin Borque, executive director of the Ecology Center
- Lauren Ornelas, executive director of the Food Empowerment Project, which works for justice and sustainability in the food system
- Sailesh Rao, executive director of Climate Healers, a non-profit dedicated to healing the Earth’s climate.
- Jennifer Molidor, activist against industrial animal agriculture
The event will also include the Wild and Scenic Film Festival. an annual showing of environmental films aiming to inspire activism.
The event is free but tickets ($0 – $15) are required for the film festival. Tickets and details on the films available here
Sunday, April 22, 10 AM – 6 PM
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
Listing of Bay Area events on Earth Day weekend here