More than 1 billion people in 192 countries participate in Earth Day activities each yeah, making it the largest civic-focused day of action int he world. The theme for Earth Day 2019 is Protect Our Species. In Los Angeles and around the world, people will participate in Earth Day by marching, signing petitions, planting trees, and cleaning up beaches and roads. Read on for Earth Day events in L.A. taking place on or near Monday, April 22.
Founded in L.A. in 1973 by then 18-year-old activist Andy Lipkis, TreePeople is a nonprofit environmental organization that inspires and supports the people of L.A. to plant and care for trees, harvest the rain, and renew depleted landscapes. Since its founding, TreePeople has involved more than 3 million people in planting and caring for more than 3 million trees.
On Saturday, April 20, plant 27 trees from 9:00 am to noon as part of TreePeople’s newest project, “Calles Verdes” – helping to beautify the City of San Fernando. For more info and to register for events, visit the TreePeople calendar.
On Saturday, April 20, Surfrider Foundation L.A. and Love Your Melon are teaming up for a major Earth Month cleanup at the base of Rustic Canyon on the southern end of Will Rogers State Beach in Santa Monica. The cleanup will take place from 10am to 1pm at the intersection of PCH and Entrada.
Situated on a perch overlooking the Pacific Ocean, the spectacular Terranea Resort in Rancho Palos Verdes is celebrating Earth Day throughout the property on Saturday, April 20. Special activities include DIY Seed Bombs, Educational Green Wall, Nature Walk, Falconer Meet & Greet, Planting Station ($5 donation), Beach Frames Arts & Crafts ($10), and Kelp Forest Cleanup Kayak Tour ($80, discounted from $135).
Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the 19th annual Earth Day Celebration. Join the Aquarium of the Pacific for a weekend of family fun celebrating Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment. Visit booths from various Earth-friendly organizations, and participate in hands-on learning demonstrations for all ages.
Help save the environment by recycling e-waste and receive a coupon for $10 off one Aquarium adult admission ticket valid on April 27 or April 28. Accepted e-waste includes electronic items such as cell phones, computers, monitors, televisions, and small household appliances. Refrigerators, large appliances, and batteries or items containing batteries will not be accepted. Bring your e-waste item to the Aquarium’s will call station to drop off. The Earth Day Celebration is included with general admission to guests. Free to Aquarium members; 20% off for their guests.