Wednesday, April 22, is Earth Day. Of course, this year, the day that marks the anniversary of the modern environmental movement looks a little different, as many events have been canceled due to the coronavirus pandemic. That, however, is not going to stop us from celebrating! This year, we have put together a list of virtual Earth Day activities so you can still get your fix of nature, learn something new, and play your part in protecting the Earth while protecting each other.
Post updated March 25, 2020.
What comes to mind when you think of city living? The scene probably doesn’t involve lush green nature alongside fresh bodies of water stirring with wildlife. But that’s exactly what you can experience just steps from some of our stations! Fortunately, state- and federally- protected nature reserves keep many vulnerable habitats a priority amidst all the surrounding urban development. And whether it’s Earth Day (April 22) that’s raising your eco-antenna, or you’re a year-round outdoor enthusiast seeking new adventures, anytime is a good time to explore and appreciate our local natural wonders. Cruise on the Capitol Corridor to get up close and personal with some of the awe-inspiring ecosystems along our route, listed here from south to north.
More Connect with Nature Via the Capitol Corridor
Spring has sprung, and it’s time to enjoy the outdoors at some of April’s liveliest festivals! If you’re a fan of art, culture, beer, or Mother Earth—or, simply put, anything that makes life awesome— you’ll have plenty of fun along the Capitol Corridor this month!
This weekend, celebrate Earth Day, as well as other great exhibits and festivals! View the RFK Train exhibit in San Francisco, celebrate International Children’s Festival in San Jose, and enjoy a day of activities on the UC Berkeley Campus. You can do it all when you take the Capitol Corridor!
On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 – just four days before Earth Day on April 22 – the Capitol Corridor, along with Siemens USA and the California State Transportation Agency (CalSTA), unveiled an Earth Day gift to the Northern California megaregion – a new, environmentally-friendly, California-built locomotive. More Earth Day Gift to Our Riders: New Eco-Friendly, Diesel-Electric Locomotives