Event Recap: Earth Day 2024 Activities in West Contra Costa County

RecycleMore participated in several Earth Day activities this year to honor and celebrate the planet. On Saturday, April 20th, 2024, the RecycleMore team, including Reka Abraham, Lisa Borreani, Webster Nguyen, and Rachel Dice, enthusiastically joined North Richmond’s Earth Day Celebration, spanning from Lucky A’s Park to Shields-Reid Community Center & Park, and also took part in Pinole’s Earth Walk where residents took a pledge to protect the planet as a community, taking place from Pinole Creek Trail to Fernandez Park.

City of Pinole Mayor, Devin T. Murphy joined RecycleMore in the celebratory festivities.

City of Richmond Mayor Eduardo Martinez addressed the community and spent time at the RecycleMore booth to talk about the importance of composting, recycling, and separating out food scraps, and to get a food scrap pail from your city you reside in, supplied by RecycleMore.







Both events were vibrant showcases of community-driven initiatives, highlighting not only clean-up efforts but also a wealth of environmental resources. Among the notable organizations present were The Richmond Community Housing Development Corporation (CHDC), Urban Tilth, Republic Services, and The Watershed Project. Volunteers and community members alike rolled up their sleeves to tidy local areas, while also engaging with informative booths and enjoying the festivities, including food, lively music, and even a delightful petting zoo.

Children of all ages enjoyed the petting zoo.

RecycleMore had booths at both events and distributed complimentary food scrap pails, eco-friendly bags, reusable water bottles, and the offered the opportunity to win a coveted prize—a chance to win a free backyard vermicomposter starter kit, including 1 lb. red wiggler worms!

RecycleMore booth at the North Richmond Earth Day event.

Additionally, on Monday, April 22nd, RecycleMore attended the Contra Costa College’s Earth Day Event, where students were treated to a plethora of environmentally conscious goodies, from composting resources to seed packets for planting at home.

RecycleMore booth at the Contra Costa College Earth Day event.

A heartfelt thank you to the residents, organizations, and institutions of West Contra Costa whose collective efforts helped orchestrate an amazing Earth Day celebration, resonating not just locally but throughout the Bay Area and beyond!

Watch the RecycleMore 2024 Earth Day recap video: