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Earth Month 2020

April is Earth Month and April 22 marks the the 50th anniversary of Earth Day. Even though all public events and activities were canceled, here are other activities you can practice celebrating Earth Month at home and help you reduce, reuse, recycle and celebrate the Earth.

Sustainable Tips     Create a more sustainable future by implementing these sustainability tips around your home, office and yard. These small actions can go a long way to becoming greener and protecting the Earth.
Family Story Time Family story time is coming to you live from the Carlsbad City Library on Earth Day, Wednesday, April 22 at 10 a.m. Tune in for 30 minutes of Earth Day inspired stories, songs and rhymes, presented in English and Spanish.
Earth Necklace Craft    Make these cute and easy Earth Day necklaces from ingredients found in your pantry and a little glue and paint. Download the worksheet.
Arbor Day Crafts         Arbor Day is April 24. Design your own tree and learn about different species with these kid-friendly activities. Download the worksheet.
Nature Where You Are Parked  

Nature Where You Are Parked celebrates preservation and education at Leo Carrillo Ranch Historic Park. Follow along with the pictures and videos starting Wednesday, April 22 at 9 a.m. and share your own nature-inspired pictures for a chance to be featured.


Visit the Environmental Management page to learn more about how the City of Carlsbad protects and keeps Carlsbad beautiful.

Shred and Recycle It - Postponed           

Household Hazardous Waste Drop-Off - Postponed           

Earth Day 50th Anniversary Celebration - Canceled                                     

Donate, Don’t Waste Collection - Canceled                       


Creek to Bay Cleanup* - Postponed

April 25, 9 a.m. – noon, Various locations

Join your friends and neighbors to clean up Carlsbad’s beaches, canyons and parks.


Arbor Day - Postponed

April 25, 8 – 10:30 a.m., Pine Avenue Community Park, 3209 Harding St.

Keep Carlsbad beautiful and help maintain its Tree City USA designation by planting new trees in the community.

*Advanced registration