Celebrate Earth Day!

Earth Day: Rainforest


Green up and spread the word, Earth Day is just around the corner! I’m so excited! Are you ready for all the great green events coming your way? There are plenty of ways to celebrate Earth Day, from building your very own compost bin to planting a tree. Los Angeles has tons of events taking place, so get out there and paint the town green!

Nothin’ But Sand Beach Cleanup

Earth Day: Beach Cleanup
Sailors clean up beach. by Official U.S. Navy Imagery (CC BY 2.0)

Head to the beach this Saturday April 18 to participate in Heal the Bay’s Earth Day beach cleanup. The event takes place in Santa Monica just outside the Santa Monica Pier Aquarium. It will also feature art exhibits, craft areas, a puppet show, and games! Cleanup is from 10am to 12pm. Afterward you can head to the aquarium to see more than 100 species of marine animals! Free admission for those participating in the cleanup.

 Children’s Earth Day

Earth Day: Face Painting
Face paintings by jakesmome (CC BY 2.0)

Make your way to Culver City on Sunday April 19 for the Children’s Earth Day festival hosted by STAR Eco Station. The festival will feature live entertainment, vendors, and educational activities and games for children. It will take place from 10am to 4pm. Many celebrity guests are expected to be in attendance including, the casts of Disney’s Liv and Maddie and Nickelodeon’s School of Rock. Best of all the festival is free to the public! What a great way to save green while staying green.

 Earth Day in Beverly Hills

Earth Day: Beverly Hills
Compost sign by kirstyhall (CC BY 2.0)

The Beverly Hills Public Works presents their 12th annual Earth Day celebration. Head to the Farmers Market Sunday April 19 for some educational fun. The event takes place from 9am to 1pm. It encourages people to “take the lead” on sustainability and conservation. Vendors will host workshops on solar power alternatives, sustainable gardening and composting, and water conservation. They will also be giving away water conscious shower timers and compost.

 Earth Day at the Bay

Earth Day: Compost
Compost Garden by Ruth and Dave (CC BY 2.0)

The fun continues even after Earth Day. The Newport Bay Conservatory will be holding their 25th annual Earth Day at the Bay event on Saturday April 25 from 10am to 3pm. Attendees will have the chance to participate in a scavenger hunt, create something at one craft booth, enter a drawing, and enjoy live music. There will also be several educational presentations and exhibits offering guidance on how to live more a more eco-friendly lifestyle.

Earth Day is every day. Stay green 3-6-5!

How are you looking forward to celebrating Earth Day this year? Tell me about it in the comments section below!