April 22nd marks the 45th anniversary of Earth Day. First proposed by Wisconsin Senator Gaylord Nelson in 1970, Earth Day was designated as a “national day for the environment” and today is celebrated around the U.S. and around the world. The founding of Earth Day lead to the passage of a wave of environmental legislation in the 1970s, including the creation of the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and the establishment of Clean Water Act in 1972. Today, California is one of the country’s leaders in environmental issues, and cities and countries statewide participate in Earth Day activities.
We at KJServices are proud to be participating in a multitude of Earth Day events this April. If you can’t make it out to see us at one of these events, you can find Earth Day celebrations near you by visiting CalRecycle’s Earth Day page.
Come visit us at one of the following Earth Day events in Southern California!
Saturday, April 18th, 9:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Madrona Marsh Nature Center
3201 Plaza Del Amo Terrace
Torrance, CA 90503
Celebrate Earth Day by attending this free Fair sponsored by ExxonMobil at the Madrona Marsh Nature Center. Environmental Educators will be here exhibiting and will each have a booth. A food truck will be on-site to purchase lunch. Live animals, turtles to adopt, music, crafts and docent led tours are just some of the fun events happening at the fair. For more information please contact the Madrona Marsh Nature Center at 310-782-3989.
“From the Soil to the Sky”
Saturday, April 18th, 10 a.m. — 3 p.m.
Inglewood Civic Center, South Lawn
1 West Manchester Blvd
Inglewood, CA 90301
Hosted by the City of Inglewood and the Social Justice Learning Institute.
STAR Eco Station Children’s Earth Day
Sunday, April 19th, 10 a.m.– 4 p.m.
STAR Eco Station
10101 Jefferson Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
Celebrate Planet Earth the way no one else can at STAR Eco Station’s 15th Annual CHILDREN’S EARTH DAY! Enjoy a day filled with incredible performances, exciting crafts and games, super cool celebrity guests, awesome non-profit exhibitors, delicious food, environmental agencies and many more surprises! Use the hashtag #MyEarthDayPledge to share how you plan to improve your community, preserve our natural resources and save our planet.
Sunday, April 19th, 9 a.m. — 1 p.m.
Beverly Hills Farmers Market
9300 Civic Center Dr
Beverly Hills, CA 90210
Hosted by the Public Works Services department, this city event brings global environmental awareness locally to Beverly Hills! The Earth Day celebration encourages citizens to “take the lead” on environmental conservation and sustainability.
Several vendors scheduled to attend will highlight:
- Water conservation and rainwater harvesting
- Tax-deductible used toy recycling* (click here for more details)
- Solar power alternatives
- Electric Vehicles
- Sustainable gardening and composting
- Bee pollination and Monarch butterfly education
- Pet adoptions
A mobile earthquake simulator will also be on display to promote emergency preparedness. Our Beverly Hills Library will also have story-time and recycling-themed crafts and books.
Free confidential document shredding will also be on-site. Complimentary 20-pound bags of compost and water conscious shower timers (while supplies last). Good for all ages so become an environmental partner and join the celebration!
City of Torrance Earth Day Recycling Event
Saturday, April 25th, 8 a.m. — 12 p.m.
Toyota Motor Sales, USA
Employee Parking Lot
Intersection of 190th Street & Van Ness
Torrance, CA 90501
Torrance residents can donate their old clothes & shoes, bring their documents to be shredded, electronic waste to be recycled, and even get a free used oil filter with the donation of a used oil filter. See flyer (above) for details or visit Recycle Torrance.
For more information on these Earth Day events, or any KJServices events, please contact us at (562) 944-4766 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.