Earth Day – April 22nd

According to Laguna Beach, San Franscisco, Berkeley and Denver cities, the ‘Official Earth Day’ actually occured on March 20th this year, I am sure someone wise out there could explain why this might be and I am guessing it is tied in with the Spring Equinox. However for many of us we recognize Earth Day as being April 22nd, an easy day for me to remember given it falls on my significant other’s birthday.

To find out how you can mark the day (I am sure we will be having not so environmentally friendly birthday sushi and beer), just check out www.earthday.net or www.earthday.gov

Now while we are waiting for April 22nd to arrive, in celebration of ‘Earth Hour’ 2009, a global climate event led by the World Wildlife Fund, 377 cities globally have committed to go dark for one hour from 8:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. on Saturday, March 28. Laguna residents are meeting at City Hall at 8:15 p.m. for a walk down Forest Avenue with lanterns and posters. The event will conclude with refreshments and music at Oasis Child, 380 Glenneyre Street. Laguna Beach City council is encouraging all residents and businesses to turn their lights out during Earth Hour.

And if you are a resident of SoCal or fancy a family outing from a locale slightly further afield, you may find this interesting too.

On April 25th from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m The Ecology Center in San Juan Capistrano, will be opening their doors to the community for a special celebration.

Their press release says –

“Bring your family and friends for the grand opening of our demonstration gardens, plant sale and hands-on educational experiences for all ages.

Grand Opening: The Ecology Center Demonstration Gardens
Come enjoy our unique demonstration gardens! Our California Friendly Landscape highlights water efficiency and native plants while our Backyard Oasis provides insights into growing fruits, vegetables and herbs organically at home.

Organic Plant Sale
Just in time for the start of gardening season, our Spring Plant Sale featuring organic heirloom vegetables, herb and flower starts, available exclusively at The Ecology Center. Varieties include: Padron Peppers, Stupice Tomatoes, Turkish Eggplant, Rainbow Inca Sweet Corn, Hummingbird Sage, Merlot Lettuce, to name just a few.

Eco-Education Fun for Kids and Adults
Be a part of the solution. Fun and inspiring activities will be rotating all day, including: seed sprouting, earthen oven baked goods, plant-based tie dying, stories from the “Earth Bug Crew”, acoustic “gypsy jazz” music, yoga with Yoga Works/Lululemon.

Raffles
We’ll be raffling off gift baskets from our partner organizations, including: yoga and accessories from Yoga Works and Lululemon, fresh produce from South Coast Farms and apparel from Burton and Volcom.”
www.theecologycenter.org

Sound like fun?
We’ll probably see you there!
Candice

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