Find joyful, creative, and useful ways to care for our planet at a local Earth Day event.
In this newsletter:
● Earth Day fun and learning at the Brower Center: April 18
● Volunteer at earth-friendly projects in Oakland: April 18
● Reflect on soul and soil in Lafayette: April 19
● Guide to Earth Day events around the Bay
● Explore new tastes at Oakland Veg Week: April 19–26
● Book reviews: Eating Plant-Strong!
● Recipe: Mint chocolate chip milkshake from Café Gratitude
Celebrate Earth Day at the David Brower Center with activities about protecting and honoring our planet. Enjoy family art projects, bike tuning, fix-it workshops, children’s storytelling, organic food, a panel on carbon farming, and more. Cost: Free; $10 suggested donation. Info: here
David Brower Center
2150 Allston Way, Berkeley
Oakland Earth Day: Clean It, Green It, Mean It
Saturday April 18
The Blessing of Common Ground
OSLC Earth Day Festival
Sunday April 19, 9:30–11am
Lafayette Reservoir stage (near the children’s playground)
Earth Day Around the Bay
Take the Veg Pledge!
Sunday April 19–Sunday April 26
Oakland Veg Week
The choice to follow a vegan or vegetarian diet might be for health reasons, such as to control weight, blood pressure, or cholesterol. For some, it might be to honor personal commitments to living sustainably. Many people who follow plant-intense diets are interested in choosing varied and balanced ingredients to ensure proper nutrition and maintenance of good health. The cookbooks below share different personal approaches to nutritious, satisfying, plant-based eating. Visit our website for additional reviews of vegan and vegetarian cookbooks.
They operate quite a few other locations, in addition to the Berkeley café at 1730 Shattuck Avenue, where they are open every day 10am to 10pm.
Rebecca Ainsworth, the general manager in Berkeley, offers our readers this lovely milkshake recipe:
I Am Cool: mint chocolate chip milkshake
3 scoops coconut ice cream
10 mint leaves
1 tablespoon raw cacao nibs
1/2 teaspoon powdered spirulina
Pulse gently together till desired consistency is reached.