Friday, April 15, 2011

Earth Week 2011 in Long Beach is lush with green activities

Earth Week 2011 officially starts tomorrow April 16 and runs through April 22, ending on Mother Earth Day. There is no shortage of green activities to keep you busy in Long Beach. Here is a summary of the most notable green happenings in Long Beach.

Saturday, April 16

    9 AM Produce Exchange Long Beach @ Bluff Park
  • Location: Bluff park @ Ocean Blvd and Junipero
Sunday, April 17

    10AM - 1PM Mosaic Workshop at 2CC Art Gallery

          FREE, kid-friendly environment-themed workshops

          Most Sundays, April through July
  • Location: 2nd City Council Art gallery & Performance Space, 435 Alamitos Ave.
          For More Info: 562-901-0997, website

Monday, April 18

    9 AM - 11 PM Colorado Lagoon Earth Week Clean up Event
  • Location: Colorado Lagoon Marine Science Education Center, 5119 East Colorado St.
          For More Info: Taylor Parker, email

Tuesday, April 19

    7 PM - 9 PM Donation-based Herbal Education Class
  • Location: The Catalyst Space, 430 East 1st St.
          For More Info: Julie James, Green Wisdom Herbal Studies, meetup

    10:30 AM - 2 PM CSULB’s Earth Week Environmental Fair
  • Location: CSULB Campus, Speakers Platform across from the University Bookstore
          Parking: permits available at Visitor Information Center,
                         on Beach Drive just off of Bellflower Blvd.
           For More Info: Jessica Young, email

Wednesday, April 20

    9 AM - 6 PM Long Beach City College Horticulture Club Open House &Plant Sale
  • Location: Pacific Coast Campus, 1305 East Pacific Coast Hwy, Horticulture Gardens
          For More Info: 562-938-3092

    10:30 AM - 2 PM CSULB’s Earth Week Environmental Awareness Fair, continued

Thursday, April 21

    9 AM - 6 PM Long Beach City College Plant Sale, continued

    2 PM - 5 PM Growing Experience Earth Day Event

          Family-friendly farm tours and kid activities
  • Location: 750 Via Carmelitos
          For More Info: Jimmy Ng 562-984-2917

Friday, April 22 “MOTHER EARTH DAY”

    9 AM - 6 PM Long Beach City College Plant Sale, continued

    10 AM - 2 PM Earth Day Celebration at Long Beach City Hall
  • Multiple city departments will be coming together to showcase their green initiatives and environmental programs.       
          Location: Long Beach City Hall Plaza, 333 West Ocean Blvd
          For More Info: Tiffany Chen email, city website

    11 AM - 2 PM Earth Day on Campus! @ Long Beach City College

  • Demos on solar energy, water pump, climate change presentation, reuse guide, recycling tips & more!
  • Location: LBCC Liberal Arts Campus, Courtyard by White Oak Hall, 4901 E Carson St

Saturday, April 23

    9 AM - 6 PM Long Beach City College Plant Sale, last chance

    10 AM - 1 PM Colorado Lagoon Habitat Restoration
  • Location: 5119 East Colorado St.
          For More Info: 562-261-9058, email

Additional Resources

Download the City of Long Beach’s Earth Week 2011 calendar here, for more events.

Earth Week History

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