Rotary Day of Service

May 13, 2023

Join us to protect our local environment

The first Earth Day was over 50 years ago. Since then, Rotary clubs around our world have worked hard to build awareness, inspire action, and plan service projects to protect our environment. With PROTECTING THE ENVIRONMENT being our newest AREA OF FOCUS, WE ARE CONTINUING TO TAKE ACTION... from beach cleanups, tree plantings, and plastic collection to complex projects like solar in the city and developing clean energy for our communities. 
On May 13th, In each of the three counties we serve, we will host different activities to raise awareness of environmental challenges and provide solutions to meet those challenges. Whether as a participant or sponsor, we hope you'll join us!

Explore below to learn more about and register for the event at your location of choice.

Hands-on Service Opportunities

Rotary District 5150 is holding a hands-on service opportunities in THREE locations in the Bay Area. Register early for a chance to secure a complementary lunch and event Insulated Shopping Bag (while supplies last). Select a location name for more details.

Children's Island / Lagoon Park @ Marin Center


Help us spruce up in front of Veterans Memorial Auditorium, just in time for Memorial Day Service in this Frank Lloyd Wright -inspired landmark.
9:00 am – 11:00 am
Help us with weeding, mulching, and habitat restoration with San Francisco Rec and Park Department.
9:00 am – 12:00 pm
Help us with beach clean up and plant restoration projects along the beautiful Bay and throughout the park!
9:00 am – 12:00 pm

"Protecting the Environment" Fairs

Each hands-on service location will also feature a "Protecting the Environment" fair.  The purpose of the fair is to provide education through environmentally-themed exhibits (including electric vehicle displays) to raise awareness of environmental needs and, far more importantly, solutions to meet those needs.
  • Marin - 9:00 am – 11:00 am
  • San Francisco - 9:00 am – 12:00 pm
  • San Mateo - 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Interested in being an exhibitor?

Select a location below to apply:

Electric Vehicle (EV) Expos

See electric vehicles and e-bikes, meet owners, ask questions — LIVE and IN PERSON! Check out exciting new models, get the scoop from EV drivers, and find the EV or E-Bike that’s right for you! See more than a dozen new electric vehicles, including Volkswagen ID4, Volvo C40, Tesla Model Y, Nissan Leaf, and more!

Learn how to switch to electric and:

  • Save money
  • Charge at home and on the road
  • Use your EV during a power outage

The event is FREE and open to the public. Our EV expos take place at each hands-on service location:

  • Marin - 11:00AM to 2:00PM
  • San Francisco - 11:00 AM to 2:00PM
  • San Mateo - 11:00 AM to 2:00PM
Electric Vehicle Expos offered in partnership with Ride and Drive Clean, Acterra Ambassadors, and Golden Gate Electrical Vehicle Association.

Lithium Battery and Prescription Eyeglass Recycling

Take Charge! Recycle your Lithium-Ion batteries responsibly in one of our three locations.  You may bring the battery itself, or the entire item if it is difficult to remove the battery. Any remaining data on the device will be safe guarded and destroyed.
Popular items that contain rechargeable batteries include cell phones, laptops, tablets, electric toothbrushes, wireless headphones, power tools, smart watches, Bluetooth speakers, eReaders, vacuum cleaners, hearing aids, and many more.
This rechargeable battery and rechargeable device recycling opportunity brought to you by the Rotary District 5150 and Redwood Materials.

Prescription Eyeglass Recycling 
Recycle your un-needed eyeglasses, keep them out of landfill while helping those in need.  A partnership with Global Re-Vision where we will collect used eyeglasses and Global-Re-vision clean/identify the prescription and distribute to those in need. 

We appreciate all our past sponsors below.

Consider becoming a sponsor AND participating in our event. Net proceeds will go towards Rotary sponsored environmental projects. View our Sponsorship Packet.


Contact event chair, Sylvia Barry.