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By Greer Wylder | April 16, 2009
Celebrate Earth Day on Sunday at the SoBeCa District’s 15th annual Earth Day festival at two of our favorite shopping centers for eco-friendly enthusiasts and trend-setting shoppers: the Camp and the Lab in Costa Mesa. The free event starts with the first annual electric car parade beginning at South Coast Toyota (on Harbor Boulevard) in Costa Mesa and ending at the Camp green retail center. Prizes go to cars with the highest mileage, the best decor and more at 11 a.m. The two centers plan an afternoon of fun earth-friendly tips, live music, children’s arts and crafts, artisan displays and demonstrations from noon to 4 p.m. Learn about green moving, eco car washes, healthy eating options, and use your artistic skills in an Earth Day community art project.
By Hannah Fry | April 22, 2014
Lincoln Elementary School students, some dressed head to toe in green, showed off their sustainable lunches to celebrate Earth Day on Tuesday. Parent Cherie Hemphill took note of the students who brought lunches that didn't include any type of waste - paper napkins, packaging, plastic bags or water bottles - for the No Trash Tuesday competition. The classes that garner the most participants receive a green trophy at the end of the week. No Trash Tuesday is something the Corona del Mar school promotes each week.
By Sarah Peters | April 21, 2012
Miles of coastal scrub-lined trails winding around the San Joaquin Marsh ponds were the perfect setting on Earth Day for some 30 hikers to take part in a community walk. The event was a partnership between the Irvine Ranch Water District, which owns the land, and the city of Irvine in observance of the national day. "We are one of the nation's leaders in stewardship," Mayor Sukhee Kang said before setting out on one of the twelve miles of trails on Saturday. "The preservation of 16,000 acres is a giant step and commitment to the environment," Kang continued as reference to the city's total acreage of preserved open space.
April 12, 2005
GETTING INVOLVED runs periodically in the Daily Pilot on a rotating basis. For information about adding your organization to this list, call (714) 966-4600. CALIFORNIA STATE PARKS FOUNDATION Volunteers are needed for Earth Day 2005 restoration and cleanup projects. The Earth Day program encourages California businesses and residents to actively participate in environmental improvement projects in their communities. Every year, thousands of volunteers plant trees, restore trails and wildlife habitats, remove trash and debris and install recycling bins.
April 22, 2001
Stefanie Frith Fix all car leaks. Use kitty litter when you spill hazardous materials. Bring your own cup to the coffee shop. Reduce, reuse and recycle. When Douglas Bader started the Newport Beach Bike the Back Bay Earth Day Celebration 12 years ago, these were only some of the ideas he had in order to help the environment. Today, Bader is still pushing the idea that anybody can help the environment. That theme was one of many at the 12th annual Earth Day Celebration that took place Saturday at Shellmaker Island near the Newport Beach Back Bay. About 1,000 people braved the chilly, windy weather to come to the free event, which was hosted by the Newport Bay Naturalists and Friends; the Orange County Harbors, Beaches and Parks; and the California Department of Fish and Game.
April 21, 2008
The Lab Anti-Mall and the Camp combined their efforts Sunday for an Earth Day event featuring vendors, music, art exhibits and special sales in observance of the environmental holiday. Environmental groups and businesses filled the halls with innovative ideas about how consumers could change their lifestyles from noon to 4 p.m. at the shopping center. One of those groups was Rent a Green Box. “We have reinvented the cardboard box,” the organization’s inventor and founder Spencer Brown said.
By Michael Miller | April 22, 2008
The Active Ride Shop in Costa Mesa is offering an Earth Day incentive today for people looking to get rid of old skateboards or pairs of shoes. Anyone who brings a used board or shoes to the store at the Camp alternative shopping center will get $10 off a new one, with an additional $5 each off a second or third pair of shoes. The Active Ride Shop is open until 9 p.m. tonight. The Camp and its neighbor, the Lab, hosted an Earth Day festival Sunday, but Active Ride Shop Manager Alfred Bell said he wanted to honor the holiday itself.
April 18, 2004
Earth Day kicks off early in Newport-Mesa Mother Nature gave herself an early Earth Day present Saturday, treating her plants, shrubs and creatures to an April shower while many gathered to promote a healthy and clean environment. Earth Day is officially observed on Thursday; however, local events were held this weekend, such as the event on the UC Irvine Campus. The celebration at UCI included dozens of nonprofit organizations, display booths and interactive activities to promote awareness of environmental protection.
April 14, 2001
Danette Goulet NEWPORT BEACH - A is not for Apple. A is for Acid rain. B is for not Boy, but rather Bioremediation. And C is for conservation, according to fifth-grade students at Harbor View Elementary School. The lesson came as three classes in three grade levels taught their peers at Harbor View about Earth Day on Friday morning. Earth Day, celebrated on April 22 in the United States, was first held in 1970. The concept for creating a special day dedicated to teaching people to take care of the earth was developed by former Sen. Gaylord Nelson.
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