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Best Ways To Celebrate Earth Day In Los Angeles

Get ready to learn the best, most progressive ways to go green in Los Angeles on and around April 22, the day designated as Earth Day for 2017. All kinds of relatable events are scheduled in the Southland, meant for fun as well as education. So, pick your favorite or set your sights on attending at least a couple of the following activities planned to entice you to keep on continuing efforts to benefit your home town as well as the earth at large.

Exposition Park 
700 Exposition Park Drive
Los Angeles, CA 90037
(800) 773-2489 

Date: April 22, 2017 at 10 a.m.

Head for Exposition Park on April 22, 2017 starting at 10 a.m. for the second annual Earth Day LA event.  Snack and sip on snacks and soft drinks as you mingle among the more than 50 exhibits pertinent to this occasion. Oh, and be sure to bring the kids as games and crafts will be ready for which the younger set can indulge and which, like the exhibits, are relevant to what Los Angeles city services do to be and remain sustainable. Admission is free and those who plan to take part are encouraged to arrive by public transport. 

Grand Park 
200 N. Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 972-8080 
Date: April 19, 2017 at 9 a.m.

A free prelude to the Earth Day LA celebration takes place at this glorious downtown venue in a co-venture with the City of Los Angeles, The Music Center and the DWP on Wednesday, April 19, 2017 starting at 9 a.m. Expect free trees for those who live or own property in the City of Angels as well as recycling stations accepting eWaste and used eyeglasses drop-offs. Also get ready for inspiring educational performances, composting demos and so much more.

Pacoima Wash Natural Park 
801 8th St. 
San Fernando, CA 91340 
Date: April 22, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

The Pacoima Wash Natural Park Cleanup officially takes its mark on April 22 at 8:30 a.m. in honor of Earth Day and the chance for participants to get rid of trash and other debris from this former vacant lot that has become both a California native plant reserve (including foliage that is drought resistant) as well as a wildlife preserve. Tools are provided but don't forget to bring sunscreen and be sure to wear shoes that cover your whole foot. 

Related:  Best Wildlife Sanctuaries In Los Angeles 

Aquarium of the Pacific 
100 Aquarium Way 
Long Beach, CA 90802
(562) 590-3100 
Date: April 22 and 23, 2017 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Pack your car with at least one eWaste item to donate for recycling and then head for Long Beach to the Aquarium of the Pacific over the Earth Day weekend (April 22 and 23) for the chance to join like minds in the 17th annual celebration of the greenest of green events. Fresh programs and exhibits regarding climate change will be unveiled and Earth friendly demonstrations and booths will be on hand during this two-day Earth Day celebration festival, being held at one of the best (if not the best!) aquariums in the United States.  
Hauser & Wirth 
901 E. Third St.
Los Angeles, CA 90013
(213) 943-1620
Date: April 22, 2017 at 12 p.m.

Get your gardening on for the Earth Day Celebration Workshop held at this West Adams mainstay starting at noon on Earth Day. This free event allows everyone to dig the dirt while learning a whole bunch about sustainable living courtesy teachers of the Garden School Foundation. Taking part is a win-win combination for every member of the family so sign up and enjoy. 

Related: Best Botanical Gardens In Los Angeles

By Jane Lasky

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