Welcome to the City's Virtual Earth Day!
This year, our celebration has shifted from our popular Earth and Arbor Day Festival to online activities and resources. On this page, you’ll find crafts, activities, DIY projects, and tips for enjoying nature, celebrating our shared planet, and saving money at home. While COVID-19 has changed the way we work and play, there are many ways to make Cupertino a better place right from your home. Thank you for celebrating with us!
Earth Day Bingo
Being stuck inside on Earth Day doesn't mean there is nothing to do! Join the City of Cupertino in a community wide BINGO GAME, your post could be featured on this web page!
- Download the bingo card (pictured left).
- Complete 5 activities in a row, column, or diagonal.
- Post a photo of you doing the activities and the completed bingo card.
- Use the hashtag #CUPERTINOEARTHDAY
Celebrate our shared planet (from inside your home!)
|Compare your own carbon footprint before and after the Shelter-In-Place order.|
|No green thumb? No problem! Learn how to regrow your vegetable waste in 3 easy steps!|
|Reduce your waste by cooking with that food in the back of your pantry that is about to expire using one of these easy recipes!|
|Save trees! Calculate how much toilet paper do you really need?|
| Is your trash can filling up quicker than normal because of how much time you are spending at home? Make sure to sort your organic waste into the compost bin! Find out all the items you can add to your green bin then test your knowledge with Cupertino’s waste sorting quiz!
Check if your toilet has a leak or the flow rate of your shower with this FREE Water Wise Home Survey Do-It-Yourself Kit from Valley Water-This is a great thing to do with your kids too!
Once you test your fixtures, if you need them, you can get a new shower head, faucet aerators and toilet flappers, – all for free!
|Go paperless- Spend 20 minutes registering for digital statements from all your accounts. While you’re at it, reduce your unwanted junk mail, too.|
|Learn some tips on how to maintain your electric vehicle while Sheltering in Place.|
|Challenge yourself to a zero-waste day. Who knows--it might lead to a recurring habit!|
|Exercise Your Green Thumb- If you were thinking of re-landscaping, now is the perfect time to pick out some drought-tolerant plants. Not only will they reduce the amount of water you use, they’ll also purify the air and reduce carbon emissions.|
||Tips for a more environmentally-friendly spring cleaning and some recipes for eco friendly DIY cleaning products.
*Please note that some of these cleaning supplies are not listed on EPA’s list of COVID approved disinfectants.
|Reduce your food waste! Get food smart by learning tips and tricks about food prep, storage, planning and more.|
|Thinking about getting an electric car? Cupertino has lots of charging stations available. Find an EV charging station near you!|
|Break it down! Learn about backyard composting from our local Master Composters. Did you know that Cupertino residents can earn a free compost bin for their backyard?|
|Support one of Cupertino's GreenBiz that is still open and operational during the shelter in place.|
Art and Activities
|Do you have an overflowing recycling bin? Check out How to make Animal Art out of Common Household Recyclables for ideas on different animal art you can create!|
|Did you know that most printer ink is soy based? Engage kids of all ages with these environmental themed coloring pages.||
|There’s no need to run to a craft store for materials when our homes are full of materials that can be used creatively to make something fun and beautiful. Extra newspaper can turn into these compostable seedling pots or try using your toilet paper rolls|
|Download an Audubon Adventure to learn more about birds! How to bird watch from your backyard.|
|View some of our favorite environmental films recommendations for ideas on what to watch on that rainy day!|
|Calling all students, teachers, and parents- A full 30 days of eco-learning can start today!|
Visit Cupertino from Inside your home!
Tell trash to "Take a Hike"! The BioBlitz Club is an organization that encourages the exploration of our county's parks. While they are unable to conduct their normal events at this time, they are conducting several virtual hikes each week.
Backyard birding is more than just feeding the birds. Go Backyard Birding with the Audubon Society to learn species, habits, and develop your favorite birds in town!
Take a virtual Cupertino Green Around Town Tour and learn about the City's sustainability efforts happening in your own community!
Visit our virtual City Hall Demo Garden, filled with beautiful photos and information on native and drought tolerant plant species.
Feeling trapped inside but don’t want to leave your house to get a taste of nature? Listen to 50 soothing sounds of nature.