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.
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.
April 12, 2012
Get ready for some trash talk just in time for Earth Day. Orange Coast College's Recycling Center Director Mike Carey is giving a lecture on "You Are What You Trash: the 3 R's of Recycling" at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the OCC Library Lecture Room, 2701 Fairview Road. Carey was the first recipient of the Award for Environmental Excellence from the Costa Mesa Sanitary District. The program is sponsored by the OCC Friends of the Library. A donation of $5 or a gently used book is requested.