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Thought up by United States Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, the first Earth Day celebration drew over 20 million participants. The holiday grew significantly over the years to the point that in 2009, the United Nations adopted a consensus resolution designating April 22nd as International Mother Earth Day.
Earth Day is now celebrated by over one billion people in nearly 200 countries, and with its historically hippie-heavy culture, San Francisco is one of the most fitting places to celebrate the holiday.
Earth Day in San Francisco features Earth Day parties like the eponymous Earth Day San Francisco. There, eco-friendly citizens sip on tasty drinks at a sustainable/solar-powered beer and wine garden while enjoying eco-minded fashion shows, chef cooking demos, appearances by celebrity guests, and a holistic wellness village.
Similarly, Earth Day on the Bay is a community festival that affords its guests an opportunity to take part in various green demonstrations and conferences. Attendees can get up close and personal with eels, crabs, fish, and even try their hand at shark feeding at the Discovery Aquarium.
Whether they’re hippies or not, San Francisco locals have to admit that the list of Earth Day events in the Bay Area rivals that of any other global metropolis.