Yes. To participate in this year’s Earth Day Celebration, organizations must provide:
education and activities focused on at least one aspect of climate action
at least one resource to help residents take climate actions to reduce, reverse, or prepare for the effects of climate change.
As an example:
The organization Bike Santa Cruz County is applying to participate in Earth Day 2023.
Education: What aspect of climate action can their organization talk about and provide resources for?
Bike Santa Cruz County can offer information on how biking instead of driving places helps reduce greenhouse gas emissions in our city and therefore helps reduce and reverse climate change.
Resources: What resource or resources can Bike Santa Cruz County offer to support the aspect of climate action they are talking about?
Bike Santa Cruz County can offer safety tips and/or safety tools, or talk about rebates or other resources available to make it easier for Watsonville residents to acquire or ride a bike in town instead of driving a car.
Activity: What engaging activity related to biking can Bike Santa Cruz County offer?
Some activities include:
A game to test the audience’s understanding of bike safety
A demonstration/game to teach and test how to properly wear a helmet, where to put safety reflectors on bikes, how to use hand gestures to ride safely on the street, etc.