Earth Day 2023

Earth Day 2023 is April 22, and this year marks the 53rd anniversary of this celebration. Now is the time to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods — and together, embody this year's Earth Day theme: Invest in Our Planet.

Celebrate Earth Day at Quail Hill Community Center

Saturday, April 15, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.
39 Shady Canyon Drive

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

  • Guided hikes with Irvine Ranch Conservancy at 11:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. Registration is required on-site, limited space available. 
  • Compost demo at noon.

Induction Cooking Workshop

Wednesday, April 26 from 6 - 7 p.m.
Irvine Fine Arts Center
Registration is required.
The event will span one hour and will feature award winning chef Katie Chin who will demonstrate how to make various ethnically-diverse dishes on an all electric induction cooktop, as well as discuss the benefits from switching from a gas range to an all-electric. The event will be co-hosted by Switch is On, and demonstrate the capabilities and benefits of induction cooking.

Used Oil Filter Exchange

Saturday, April 29 from 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 oil filter for at least 24 hours.

You can use the resources below for inspiration on ways to continue celebrating Earth Day all year long: Learn about the Earth, Do Projects at Home, Embrace the Outdoors, and Evaluate Your Home Habits. If you have questions, or need more information, please contact the City of Irvine Environmental Programs team at 949-724-7669. Be sure to sign up for the Environmental Programs quarterly e-newsletter to keep up-to-date on the City's sustainability programs.

How to Celebrate Earth Day 2023

Join the Cool Block Program

What better way to support Earth Day than by supporting Irvine's mission to become a carbon-neutral City! Irvine’s Cool Block program activates neighborhoods to connect with each other, learn about sustainable life choices and pledge individual actions. Celebrate Earth Day by volunteering for the Cool Block program and improve sustainability and quality of life in your own neighborhood. Learn more at

Make Every Day Earth Day

Do your part this Earth Day by taking small steps each day, which can lead to big changes overtime. Find easy-to-follow Earth Day tips from Irvine's Environmental Programs here.

Stay Educated at Home 

Visit to learn more about this year’s theme, Invest in Our Planet, and learn how to take action and educate yourself and family this Earth Day.

Learn about Our Local Habitat

The Irvine Open Space Preserve is home to a vast amount of native plants and animals unique to our habitat. The City of Irvine's partner, Irvine Ranch Conservancy, offers a variety of stewardship activities where you can volunteer your time to give back to nature. Learn more at

Make Nature Fun for the Kids

The Environmental Nature Center offers scheduled programs; virtual field trips; informative videos; and live streams of their butterfly house, reptiles, birds, and more. Learn more at

Do Projects at Home

Compost from Home

Sprinkle used coffee grounds around your plants, plant new seedlings in eggshells, and more. Learn more tips at

Interested in composting but you don't have the space? No problem. Try Vermicomposting, or worm composting, which recycles food waste in a small container, and no yard or yard waste needed. Watch our video to learn simple worm composting techniques and start producing a nutrient-rich organic plant food called Black Gold today.

Embrace Your Green Thumb

Tend to your garden, and plant some pollinator-friendly flowers in your yard. Pollinators such as hummingbirds, butterflies, and bees are essential for plant reproduction, and make for a pretty sight in your garden as well. Learn a few tips at

Embrace the Outdoors

Get Outdoors

Take a walk in your neighborhood or do yoga in your backyard. Learn more about Irvine's parks and open space at

Evaluate Your Home Habits

Change Daily Routines

Small changes can make a big difference when it comes to energy conservation and recycling efforts. Make sure to turn the faucet off while brushing your teeth, close the refrigerator door, and turn lights off when you leave the room. Trade in your plastic bags for reusable Tupperware, and sort cans and bottles to recycle. Learn more at

Live Sustainably 

Learn ways to reduce your water use and food waste, recycle more, decrease your household carbon footprint, and more at

Save Energy at Home

There are many unique ways to save energy at home you might not think of, such as closing blinds to keep out afternoon heat or cooking with a grill to keep your home cooler. Learn more at

Recycle Right

Honor the Earth by recycling at home! Check out Waste Management's guide to recycling, including basic rules to follow and common recycling myths, at

 Use Water Efficiently

Get the latest news on water efficiency and the steps you can take while at home more to save water from Irvine Ranch Water District (IRWD). Find a variety of resources at and the IRWD watering schedule here.