Greater LA Earth Day Events

 

This weekend, April 21 & 22, 2018, Earth Day events are taking place all across greater Los Angeles. From Baldwin Hills to North East LA to the West side, reconnect with our Earth in a way that feels right for you with this sampling of events going on in communities around LA. 

 

Baldwin Hills

1st Annual Earth Day Celebration at the Crenshaw Farmers Market

Earth Day, Baldwin Hills
Join the Crenshaw Farmers Market for some Earth Day fun, where there will be live music, demonstrations, environmental resources, and food to nourish the mind, body, and soul!

When: April 21, 10 am – 3 pm

Where: Crenshaw Farmers’ Market, 3650 W Martin Luther King Jr Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90008

North East LA / San Gabriel Valley

Monterey Park Earth Day Ride and Festival

Earth Day Ride, Monterey Park

Join the City of Monterey Park, Monterey Park Environmental Commission, and Bike San Gabriel Valley on a family-friendly community bike ride in celebration of Earth Day! The ride will be guided by ride marshals as well as the Monterey Park Police Department.

The rides are free but pre-registration is recommended, sign up via Eventbrite. Register in advance and you’ll be entered into a raffle. You can also register at the event.

When: April 21, 7am – 11am

Where: Barnes Memorial Park,  350 S Mc Pherrin Ave, Monterey Park, CA 91754

 

Earth Day LA 2018

Join LA Sanitation’s 3rd annual Earth Day LA! There will be City vehicles for kids to explore, games to play, prizes to win, mascots to meet, seeds to plant, 50+ exhibitors to visit, photos to take, and fun for all ages. Beverages and snacks are available free while supplies last. All exhibits will be related to City services and sustainability. Join the earth-friendly fun in a festival setting! There is no charge for admission, and all are welcome.

Welcome remarks begin at 11am on the stage, followed by the introduction of LASAN #EarthDayLA2018 Mistress of Ceremonies, Michelle Trujillo of Telemundo 52 Los Angeles. Then winners of the 2018 Art Contest will be announced.

Performances will begin at noon by talented local entertainers.

When: April 21, 10am – 2pm

Where: Highland Park Recreation Center, 6150 Piedmont Ave, Los Angeles, California 90042

 

Tribal Community Meeting

Join the Los Angeles City/County Native American Indian Commission for an information meeting on the City of Los Angeles motion (No. 15 – 1341) to identify the known Native American locations and propose a plan to commemorate with artistic signage or other culturally appropriate marker. Your opinions matter. Please share. #LACCNAIC #ShareYourVoice.

When: April 21, 1:30 – 5 pm

Where: The Autry, 4700 Western Heritage Way, Griffith Park, Los Angeles, CA 90027

 

Climate Change: An Urgent Threat and Powerful Remedies

Dr. John Odell, USC Professor emeritus will talk about the impending threat posed by Climate Change and some powerful remedies that are available to us to counteract the threat.

Dr. Odell, took part in the 2015 United Nations Climate Change Conference in Paris and has a vast knowledge about the subject. He is the co-director of the Fixing Climate Governance Project at the Centre for International Governance Innovation, author and co-author of three books on the topic and has written many research articles and commentaries.

When: April 21, 2:30 – 3:30 pm

Where: Eagle Rock Library Branch, 5027 Caspar Ave, Los Angeles, California 90041


Pasadena

Earth Day Pasadena

Pasadena Earth Day

Earth Day Pasadena is back on Saturday April 21st! Free & Open to the public. 

It’s been 48 years since the first #EarthDay celebrations took place in 1970. Come share your vision for a more environmentally friendly city & planet and spread awareness about local efforts to #HEALthePLANET and live in a healthy planet in 2018! 

Public parking is available but we recommend walking, biking or taking Pasadena Transit, Metro Los Angeles Gold line, or Foothill Transit to Memorial Park station to the event. Bus lines 187, 267, 177, 501, 260, 52, 20, 51 stop at Memorial Park. FREE Bike Valet will also also be provided!

#LEARN about local grassroots environmental efforts
#ENGAGE in meaningful dialogues, solution storming & advocacy
#MOVE to zumba, yoga, drum circle beats, and live music!
#TAKEACTION on #climatechange and participate in workshops, demonstrations and interactive activities to learn about sustainable practices including:
stormwater harvesting, water-wise gardening, bike repair, healthy recipe demonstrations, clean energy options, electric vehicle show, art + more!
SPEAKUP
 and share your vision for a more environmentally friendly Pasadena 

Enjoy Art, Live Music, Healthy Food Trucks & community! 

When: April 21, 9 am – 1 pm

WherePasadena Memorial Park (outdoor activities):  30 N Raymond Ave., Pasadena CA 91103

Armory Center for the Arts (indoor activities): 145 N Raymond Ave., Pasadena CA 91103

San Fernando Valley

Earth Day Clean Up

Pacoima Beautiful

We welcome you to honor Earth Day with Pacoima Beautiful by removing trash and debris and providing tree care along Hansen Dam Park. Let us do our part to keep the earth and our community clean and green! Bring your friends and family members along. Service hours, lunch and tools will be provided.

When: April 21, 8:30 am – 12 pm

Where: 10400 Glenoaks Blvd, Pacoima, CA 91331

West Side

Earth Day Beach Cleanup

Join Surfrider Foundation for our Earth Day Beach clean at Topanga State Beach with special guest Senator Henry Stern. We’ll provide you with gloves, bags, sunscreen, and alkaline water furnished by our friends at Aguavida – be sure to bring a reusable bottle.

Bring your boards and beach gear and make a day of it! Park for free along the PCH or for a fee in the lot.

When: April 22, 10 am – 1 pm

Where: Topanga Surf Break, 18700 Pacific Coast Hwy, Malibu, California 90265

 

Earth Day Paddle

Jump on board with The SeaChange Agency for an Earth Day Paddle! Armed with trash buckets and nets, we will paddle to an area where trash is known to collect in the marina and get to work cleaning. No experience is needed. Each participant will get a lesson in paddling and have time to feel comfortable balancing on the board. All the trash collected will be sorted and documented.

Kayak and SUP boards can be reserved through us on the ticket link below or you can bring your own! The suggested donation for a kayak or SUP rental is $30. All donations are tax deductible and used to fund direct action projects that improve the ocean and ocean buddies.

When: April 22, 12 – 2 pm

Where: SMWYC, 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina del Rey, CA 90292

 

 

Creative Activism: Fight Plastic Pollution

Single-use plastics polluting our environment is a huge issue, and we need to think bigger to stop it.

Join Greenpeace on Earth Day to learn new ways of tackling plastic pollution, as part of our FREE day-long Creative Activism training and action!

This isn’t just a training, though. At the end of our time we will have brainstormed, designed, and then will actually DO an activity to fight plastic pollution in California.

Lunch and snacks provided.

RSVP here: http://bit.ly/PlasticsCATraining

Accessibility: The Fairmont Miramar is ADA compliant. This is NOT a scent-free space however, the Fremont Miramar uses cleaning products with minimal environmental impact. Participants should plan to provide for their own translation needs. While we do not have childcare on site, children are welcome.

When: April 22, 10 am – 6 pm

Where: Fairmont Miramar Santa Monica, 101 Wilshire Blvd, Santa Monica, CA 9040

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