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After careful consideration, the Earth Day Planning Committee has decided to refocus the Earth Day celebration on bringing climate action resources and education to our community to help prepare us for climate change and prevent further adverse effects in our city and the Earth at large.
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Complete and submit the Earth Day 2023 Application Form by Monday, February 20th. A person from the Earth Day committee will be in touch to inform you of your application’s status.
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.
No. We will not be accepting vendors at this event, except for the pre-selected, pre-approved food vendors. Our goal is to offer free climate action resources to our residents.
No. Participation and acceptance into this event will not be automatic. All organizations who wish to participate must submit an application form and meet the event requirements.