Earth Day (April 22, 2014) is the perfect time to be more conscious about your carbon footprint. In the pursuit to reduce, reuse and recycle, here are four Earth Day events in the greater Los Angeles area for 2014.
15th Annual Topanga Earth Day
The 15th Annual Topanga Earth Day will be filled with music, children’s activities, guest speakers and workshops. There will be yoga, an opening ceremony and a long lineup of musical artists. Some of the fun children’s activities include solar cooking, face painting and tree planting. Workshops include electronic waste, holistic medicine and more. This celebration takes place on April 19 and 20 (Saturday and Sunday) at the Old Canyon Ranch located at 301 Old Topanga Road. While there isn’t any parking on Old Topanga road, there will be a free shuttle so visitors can park and ride into the event.
Inglewood Rising: Earth Day Festival 2014
The City of Inglewood is having an Earth Day Festival on April 19th from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. The free event will feature performances from Kenny Lattimore and the Sledge Grits Band. In addition, there will be activities and demonstrations such as composting, drought tolerant gardening and tree planting. A children’s area will have plenty activities for the little ones. Businesses will have booths set up too. The event will take place on the South Lawn at Inglewood City Hall. The event meshes well with the city’s plans for a more sustainable future.
E3’s Earth Day Fair at UCLA
UCLA’s Ecology, Economy and Equity (E3) division will be hosting a free Earth Day Fair on April 23 from 10:00 am until 2:00 pm. The event is located at the intramural field and is open to the public. There are several dozen organizations that will have a booth. At the fair, those in attendance can pick up an “Earth Day Fair Passport” and be given free food and also gain entry into a raffle to win prizes.
Star EcoStation’s 14th Annual Children’s Earth Day
This Earth Day event is designed especially for children. Special guests will include actors from the Disney Channel like Jake Short from “A.N.T Farm” and Ainsley Bailey from “Mix it Up.” There will be games, crafts, face painting and even a live, outdoor show featuring rescued animals. While the event is free, tours of the Ecostation are $5.00. There will be free street parking and also parking lots available in the surrounding area (some lost may cost money). The event is located at 10101 Jefferson Blvd. in Culver City. For an additional cost, food and drink will be available
Enjoy these Earth Day events in Los Angeles!
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