In Los Angeles County this year, excitement is in the air as festivals and activities currently are in the works set to take place in various areas of the city, energized by the excitement of vendors, new product demos and the growing crowds that attend yearly. This year, Earth Day is expanding from its focal educational platform into a vibrant series of community fairs. From new models in solar panels and water purifiers to the latest fashion trends in bamboo apparel, Earth Day offers children, teens and adults a variety of events with activities that will educate, inform and entertain.
There are several local events to choose from this year with delicious foods, craft demonstrations and visual presentations shedding light on the latest technologies geared toward environmental protection. Here are a few of the popular events on countdown for this year.
Grand Park Earth Day Celebration
200 North Grand Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90232
Date: April 22, 2015 from 9am to 2pm.
Grand Park, the Music Center and DWP festival will include vendors, food, crafts and and fun activities for the whole family. The theme of the event is to raise awareness of ways kids and adults can adapt new creative methods to join the effort to save the environment.
Earth Day Celebration
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Date: April 25, 2015 from 11am to 3pm
This event will present an Earth Day celebration that will include the presentation of electric and hybrid vehicles. There will be opportunities to visit the booths of ecological vendors. Food vendors will include vegetarian food trucks. Children’s activities planned include rock walls and other fun activities. Along with live music for attendees, an eco-challenge contest will take place with prizes to be awarded.
Southbay Earth Day
The Aquarium of The Pacific
100 Aquarium Way
Long Beach, CA 90802
Date: April 25th through April 26th, 2015 from 9am to 5pm
The 15th Annual Long Beach Earth Day Festival will take place at the popular Aquarium of The Pacific with a variety of presentations that will bring awareness of ways we as consumers can join the effort to protect our ocean planet. Information booths and fun activities will be set up for children and adults to take part in.
Earth Day & Recycling
Toyota of Torrance
19600 Van Ness Ave.
Torrance, CA 90501
Date: April 25, 2015 from 8am to 12pm
The City of Torrance is kicking off Earth Day with a focus on recycling popular used items. Visitors are asked to bring paper documents they were planning to throw out and instead take advantage of free paper-shredding services. There will also be bins set up for electronics recycling. For clothing donations, there will be a clothes drop-off. For auto mechanics and car owners, there will be filter exchanges and used oil recycling available.
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