Earth Day around Southern California

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ach year on April 22, communities across the country celebrate Earth Day. The first Earth Day, held in 1970, is widely credited with launching the modern environmental movement and sparked passage of the Clean Air Act, Clean Water Act, En- dangered Species Act and many other groundbreaking environmental laws.

Here are some things you can do to celebrate the day.

Earth Arbor Day SCV
Saturday, April 27, 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Location 
Central Park, 27150 Bou- quet Canyon Road, Saugus
Info eartharborday

With Earth Day on April 22 and Arbor Day falling on April 26, it was a natural that the City of Santa Clarita would merge the two events into the Earth Arbor Day Festival. Presented by SCV Water, the eco-celebration will encourage environmental awareness and taking care of the planet.

The event will be a Zero Waste event, where there will be no waste receptacles. Instead, attendees will be guided as to which items belong in the recycle and which belong in the compost bins.

This year’s event will also offer 1,000 trees to the public and free bags of mulch, while supplies last. Ten new trees will be planted throughout the park and everyone is encouraged to participate.

Earth Day: Make a wormery Wednesday, April 27, 3:30-5 p.m. Location Canyon Country Library CC meeting room, 18601 Soledad Canyon Road, Canyon CountryInfo https://santaclaritalibrary.

School age children can celebrate Earth Day by creating a wormery to take home. Worms are beneficial to the soil and eco-systems and they are fun to watch. Turn your kitchen scraps into nutritious compost for your garden. Program participation will be limited to the supplies on hand.

Around Southern California

Earth Day LA
Saturday, April 27 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Location Woodley Park, 6350 Woodley Ave., Van Nuys

LA Sanitation & Environment holds its fourth annual event with city vehicles for kids to explore, games to play, prizes to win, seeds to plant, 50 exhibitors, a tree and plant giveaway, conservation workshops and fun for all ages. Free beverages, hot meals, cold popsicles and giveaways.

Ventura Earth Day Eco Fest Saturday, April 27 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Location Ventura Plaza Park, 651 E Thompson Blvd., Ventura
Info events/ventura-earth-day-eco- fest-2019

Ventura’s Earth Day Eco Fest offers free family-friendly entertainment, education and eco-friendly exhibitor booths. Live, family-fun entertainment and music on two stages, more than 80 eco-friendly exhibitors and vendors, a kid’s zone and scavenger hunt, free guided yoga on the hour, refreshments, raffles and a silent auction.

Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival Friday, April 26, 5-9 p.m., Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m. to 8 p.m., Sunday, April 28, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Location Alameda Park, 1400 Santa Barbara St., Santa Barbara

The free festival is themed “Educate. Inspire. Act.” The festival commemorates the 50th anniversary of the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill and the activism that arose from that disaster. One of the largest festivals on the West Coast, the Santa Barbara Earth Day Festival is celebrating its 49th year and will include two full days of live music per- formances, speakers, one of the largest green car shows on the West Coast, family activities, 200-plus exhibitors and the presentation of the Envi- ronmental Hero Awards. Celebrity appearances, a food court, zero-waste zone, great outdoors zone, kid’s corner, eco-marketplace and a homegrown roots zone. A bonus, free evening concert, including a beer and wine garden, will be held on Friday

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