Earth Day 2024 is April 22, and this year marks the 54th anniversary of this celebration. This year's theme is Planet vs. Plastics, highlighting a commitment to end plastics for the sake of human and planetary health.

The City of Irvine is hosting a variety of community events all month long in honor of Earth Day.

Induction Cooking Workshop

Wednesday, April 3, 6–7:30 p.m.
Irvine Fine Arts Center, 14321 Yale Ave.

The City of Irvine will be hosting a spring induction cooking workshop featuring local award-winning chef Katie Chin, who will demonstrate how to make various ethnically diverse dishes on an all-electric induction cooktop. The workshop will also include a discussion on the benefits of switching from a gas range to an all-electric.

This event is free, but registration is required. Sign up at

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Please note: This workshop is currently full, but you are able to add your name to a waitlist using the registration link above.

Free Compost Giveaway Event

Saturday, April 6, 10 a.m.–1 p.m.
Great Park, 8000 Great Park Blvd, Parking Lot 8 (Next to Wild Rivers)

Receive up to three free bags of compost (20 pounds per bag) provided by Tierra Verde Industries, while supplies last. Learn more here.

Celebrate Earth Day at Quail Hill

Open Space Celebration

Saturday, April 13, 9 a.m.
Quail Hill Trailhead, 34 Shady Canyon Drive

Please join the City of Irvine, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, and Irvine Company for an open space celebration on Saturday, April 13, beginning at 9 a.m. at the Quail Hill Trailhead. Guests will be treated to a free pancake breakfast, family-fun activities, and a hike of the 1.8-mile Quail Hill Loop Trail. The guided hike will begin at 10:30 a.m. and is family-friendly, but please wear comfortable, closed-toe shoes.

Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m.–2 p.m.
Quail Hill Community Center, 39 Shady Canyon Drive

Visit Quail Hill Community Center to enjoy guided hikes, a composting demo, and interactive activities and presentations offered by the City of Irvine and partner agencies: 

Irvine Ranch Conservancy Guided Hikes

Guided hikes of Quail Hill, led by Irvine Ranch Conservancy, will be offered at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. Registration is required on-site, with limited space available. 

Solarize Irvine Presentation

Learn about going solar with Solarize Irvine at 11:45 a.m. This program, in partnership with OC Goes Solar, helps Irvine residents who are interested in going solar.

Compost Demo

See a compost demonstration at 12:30 p.m.

Used Oil Filter Exchange

Saturday, April 27, 8 a.m.–2 p.m.
O'Reilly Auto Center, 15315 Culver Drive, Suite 170

Bring in your used oil filter and exchange it for a new one. One filter per person. Please drain the oil filter for at least 24 hours.



Learn more about the City of Irvine Environmental Programs and how else you can make a difference all year long at

If you have questions or need more information, please contact the City of Irvine Environmental Programs team at 949-724-7669 or Be sure to sign up for the Environmental Programs quarterly e-newsletter to keep up-to-date on the City's sustainability programs.