What was once a day to celebrate Environmental Activism in the ’60s & ’70s has now practically turned into a month long movement in April where a diverse array of “green activities” that range from a lesson on how to clean your home or apartment with just vinegar, to more festive events like a free movie or concert can be found throughout our bio-dome. The South Bay is no stranger to the idea of being green and since the official Earth Day is just around the corner, April 22, we at South Bay Events have put together a list of local events dedicated to the green month of April.
The City of Manhattan Beach along with V.O.I.C.E. (Volunteers and Organizations Improving the Community’s Environment) will be hosting their 25th Annual Earth Day Celebration and Concert at Park Saturday, April 25, 2015 from 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM. This is a FREE event that has a way to be green for every family member. Learn how to shop and be eco-friendly at the same time, buy some vegan food, or attend some free eco-living classes. A schedule of events is listed below:
Tentative Event Schedule
11:00 AM – 1:00 PM: Live Music and Presentations
1:00 PM: Environmental Hero Awards
1:30 – 3:30 PM: Live Music by The Lucky Ones
3:30 PM: Eco-Quiz Giveaway
A new way to donate or swap professional and casual clothes and other household items happens at the Earth Day Exchange booth this year. Please visit the Manhattan Beach’w website to learn about all the details and instructions regarding Earth Day Exchange booth. Used prescription glasses can be donated to the V.O.I.C.E booth. Battery and printer toner cartridges can be recycled at the city’s various green booths.
EARTH DAY IN THE SOUTH BAY SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
- City of Torrance Earth Day Recycling Event Drop off electronics, clothing, shoes and used oil and filters for recycling on Saturday April 29 between 8:00 a.m. to noon. Free paper shredding also will available. No hazardous waste will be accepted. Toyota employee parking lot J, off Toyota Way, south of the intersection of 190th Street and Van Ness Avenue.
- Family Friendly Earth Day Celebration- Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM: Join in this community effort to expand the native plant garden and beautify the White Point Nature Preserve hosted by the Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy. There will be a Ranger Walk around the preserve from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. and from 11:00 a.m. to noon there will be a composting workshop by Triformis and an Art At Your Fingertips activity. The event will be held at White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 W. Paseo del Mar. www.pvplc.org
- Chalk Art Challenge- Saturday, April 22, 2017 – 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM Participants of all levels are invited to create a chalk drawing to commemorate Earth Day. Along seawall at Redondo Beach Marina, 181 N. Harbor Drive. 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. more info