The weekend outlook calls for perfect weather to celebrate the many ways we love the Earth. Earth Day takes place this Sunday, April 22nd, and the Office of Councilmember Bill Rosendahl has assembled a list of Earth Day activities taking place around the 11th Council District.
Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase
10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
The Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase is a citywide Earth Day celebration that features dozens of sustainable gardens and the many ways residents in this Westside neighborhood are living green. The Mar Vista Community Council organizes this event in its fourth year and invites all Angelenos to take part in this free event. More information can be found here and be sure to see below for a look at one of the stops on the tour.
Westchester Urban Farm
10 a.m. 4 p.m.
This robust, urban farming project is intended to teach teens the techniques of re-circulated water farming. The goal is to learn how to bring agriculture back into the City where people live. The event is being held at Westchester Enriched Sciences Magnate, 7400 W Manchester Blvd, which is at the corner of Manchester and Park Hill Drive. More information can be found on this Facebook page.
WEST LA Neighborhood Council Tree Planting
The West LA Neighborhood Council will plant an oak tree between the courthouse and the bandshell on Earth Day. The event was spearheaded by the West LA Neighborhood Council Green Committee in an effort to further beautify the Civic Center. This event will also have a green and clean project before the planting. The event is being held at the West LA Civic Center Plaza, 1645 Corinth Ave, in West L.A.
Earth Day Pocket Park Picnic
12:00 noon – 1:30 pm
This is an event that will raise awareness about the park space at Bundy Triangle located along on Santa Monica Blvd. The event is an effort by Councilmember Rosendahl, Huffington Post blogger Joel Epstein, West LA NC board member Xochitl Gonzalez. The event is being held Bundy Triangle Park which is located at the intersection of Bundy Dr, Ohio Ave, and Santa Monica Blvd.
MORE GREEN INFO:
In addition to the events mentioned above, the City of Los Angeles and LA Sanitation has created this supplement which has tips for turning your home green, creating an Earth friendly garden and how to properly dispose of hazardous waste.
What Earth Day events are you planning on attending? Be sure to post them in the comments below.