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April 19, 2012
Saturday Kelpfest The annual KelpFest celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Main Beach cobblestones. There will be a reconstructed kelp forest for visitors to walk through, stand-up paddle board rides, tidepool tours, arts and crafts, musical performances and even a mermaid. For more information, visit http://www.kelpfest.org. Earth Day Challenge BlueWater-Greenearth is challenging residents to clean every beach and street in during the seventh annual Earth Day Challenge.
NEWS
April 18, 2013
Transition Laguna Beach and marine biologist Nancy Caruso are teaming up for the second annual Earth Day and Kelp Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The events will take place at the intersection of Park and Forest avenues, and at Main Beach. The events celebrate earth awareness and the resurgence of kelp forests off Laguna Beach's coastline. Activities include guided tide pool tours, a life-sized interactive kelp forest model, free stand-up paddleboard tours to the kelp forests, interactive games, arts and crafts for children, cooking demonstrations and rain barrel and compost bin giveaways.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | March 17, 2006
When is Earth Day? The City of Laguna Beach will officially observe Earth Day on Monday, the vernal equinox. Most of the U.S. ? and many local environmental groups ? will celebrate it on April 22. The City Council formally declared the vernal equinox ? the astronomical start of spring ? to be Earth Day henceforward in a proclamation signed March 7. Charles Michael Murray, owner of Endangered Planet Gallery, a local art gallery with an environmental slant, presented the proclamation to Mayor Elizabeth Pearson-Schneider during public comment.
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By James Pribram | April 24, 2009
Wednesday was Earth Day, and although I think it’s great that we all acknowledge this important day, I believe we as the stewards of our environment should celebrate Earth Day every day. All it takes is doing the little things in life, like picking up trash, conserving energy, using less water and avoiding single-use plastics. Get involved in local beach clean-ups or attend City Council meetings when our oceans and beaches are concerned; or join nonprofits such as Surfrider, Heal the Bay and Oceana.
NEWS
By Candice Baker | April 25, 2008
Dozens of El Morro and Top of the World students got trashy Tuesday at Waste Management’s Irvine Transfer Station, where they spent part of Earth Day learning about recycling. Dressed in hard hats and oversized neon yellow vests, the kids watched recycling trucks deposit their goods in a cavernous, arena-style space, then took turns clambering into a parked truck to honk its very loud horn. “What better way to celebrate Earth Day than hanging out in our own trash and debris?
ENTERTAINMENT
April 17, 2009
Earth Day, observed annually on April 22 since 1970, is a day to honor and celebrate the planet and raise awareness about the environment. Here are some ways to participate: ? ?Crystal Cove State Park has purchased native plants with a $2,000 grant received from Edison, which they will plant with volunteers at El Moro, Reef Point and Pelican Point (Lot No. 2 and the Los Trancos Lot) from 9 a.m. to noon April 25. ?Laguna Outreach for Community Arts will host an ?earthy art?
NEWS
April 7, 2011
Water district seeks commissioners The Laguna Beach County Water District is accepting applications for two comission seats. Applications must be submitted by May 27. For more information, call (949) 494-1041 or go to 306 Third St. City manager's weekly update The appeal period for the coastal development permit for the lifeguard headquarters and public restroom project expired March 24, meaning the permit is now final, according to the California Coastal Commission.
LOCAL
By Cherril Doty | April 25, 2008
It may be that when we no longer know what to do, we have come to our real work… — Wendell Berry   The giant yellow orb broke the horizon, lighting the eastern sky, as the full moon rose. Unlike driving straight into the sun, driving directly toward the moon is one of the wondrous experiences of life…for me. On this night, the far-off moon seemed to direct my thoughts toward the earth and the impending Earth Day. By the time you read this, Earth Day 2008 will have passed, and we will all have read and heard a lot about it and what we can do to protect this vast planet.
NEWS
April 25, 2013
Re " Restaurant gives up foie gras fight ," posted on coastlinepilot.com April 19: Sounds like Broadway by Amar's chef Amar Santana has heard the community loud and clear, whereas his conscience was mute. We in Laguna will be keeping an eye on things to see what can be expected from someone who says, "No one has the right to tell people what to eat or not eat" and other pearls of wisdom such as, "Just because you're vegetarian, vegan or love animals, it doesn't mean your neighbor feels the same way. " Indeed.
NEWS
April 22, 2005
Suzie Harrison Roger Von Butow, founder and chairman of Clean Water Now! Coalition, believes Earth Day should not just be once a year. His nonprofit coalition, in charge of the California Coastal Commission's quarterly Adopt-A-Beach program for Laguna Beach, has scheduled its spring cleaning effort appropriately for this coming Earth Day Saturday from 9 a.m. to noon. "Every day should be Earth Day. People should be treating the earth with respect every day of the year," Von Butow said.
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April 25, 2013
Re " Restaurant gives up foie gras fight ," posted on coastlinepilot.com April 19: Sounds like Broadway by Amar's chef Amar Santana has heard the community loud and clear, whereas his conscience was mute. We in Laguna will be keeping an eye on things to see what can be expected from someone who says, "No one has the right to tell people what to eat or not eat" and other pearls of wisdom such as, "Just because you're vegetarian, vegan or love animals, it doesn't mean your neighbor feels the same way. " Indeed.
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NEWS
April 18, 2013
Transition Laguna Beach and marine biologist Nancy Caruso are teaming up for the second annual Earth Day and Kelp Fest from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday. The events will take place at the intersection of Park and Forest avenues, and at Main Beach. The events celebrate earth awareness and the resurgence of kelp forests off Laguna Beach's coastline. Activities include guided tide pool tours, a life-sized interactive kelp forest model, free stand-up paddleboard tours to the kelp forests, interactive games, arts and crafts for children, cooking demonstrations and rain barrel and compost bin giveaways.
NEWS
By Joanna Clay | April 19, 2012
Park Avenue will transform from a normal street to a pedestrian village during Laguna Beach's inaugural Earth Day Festival on Saturday. It's the first time the city has allowed Park Avenue to be shut down for a non-city event, said event co-founder Billy Fried. Fried, owner of La Vida Laguna, came up with the festival concept with Complete Streets Task Force chairman Chris Prelitz. Fried is also a member of the Complete Streets Task Force. The event is an effort by Transition Laguna Beach, with help from SEEDS Arts and Education Inc. At the festival, there will be three "pods" — an eco-village, eco-lounge and eco-exhibition.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 2012
Saturday Kelpfest The annual KelpFest celebration will be from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on the Main Beach cobblestones. There will be a reconstructed kelp forest for visitors to walk through, stand-up paddle board rides, tidepool tours, arts and crafts, musical performances and even a mermaid. For more information, visit http://www.kelpfest.org. Earth Day Challenge BlueWater-Greenearth is challenging residents to clean every beach and street in during the seventh annual Earth Day Challenge.
NEWS
By Catharine Cooper | April 19, 2011
"There are no passengers on Spaceship Earth. We are all crew. " —Marshall McLuhan "Never doubt that a small group of thoughtfully committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it's the only thing that ever has. " —Margaret Mead April 22 marks the 41st anniversary of Earth Day, founded by Sen. Gaylord Nelson from Wisconsin. Nelson was appalled at the damages caused by the 1969 Santa Barbara oil spill. Photographs of oil covered gulls and pelicans dying at sea and on tar covered beaches spurred him to action.
NEWS
April 7, 2011
Water district seeks commissioners The Laguna Beach County Water District is accepting applications for two comission seats. Applications must be submitted by May 27. For more information, call (949) 494-1041 or go to 306 Third St. City manager's weekly update The appeal period for the coastal development permit for the lifeguard headquarters and public restroom project expired March 24, meaning the permit is now final, according to the California Coastal Commission.
LOCAL
By Catharine Cooper | April 23, 2010
“There are hundreds of ways to kneel and kiss the ground…” — Rumi Forty years ago, 20 million Americans pooled their energies and created the first Earth Day. As envisioned by U.S. Sen. Gaylord Nelson, the day was to be filled with educational teach-ins. Thousands of colleges and universities organized protests against the deterioration of the environment. Isolated groups that had been struggling against issues such as oil spills, polluting factories, raw sewage, pesticides, loss of wilderness and extinction of wildlife suddenly realized they shared common values.
LOCAL
By James Pribram | April 24, 2009
Wednesday was Earth Day, and although I think it’s great that we all acknowledge this important day, I believe we as the stewards of our environment should celebrate Earth Day every day. All it takes is doing the little things in life, like picking up trash, conserving energy, using less water and avoiding single-use plastics. Get involved in local beach clean-ups or attend City Council meetings when our oceans and beaches are concerned; or join nonprofits such as Surfrider, Heal the Bay and Oceana.
NEWS
By Cindy Frazier | April 23, 2009
Laguna Beach is known for its beautiful coastline and talented artists, but some are hoping the city will have a new drawing-card — as a “green” destination. To that end, GreenLagunaBeach.com launched on April 22, Earth Day, as “a comprehensive clearinghouse for all things green in Laguna Beach,” according to a statement from the Laguna Beach Visitors & Conference Bureau, which developed the site in cooperation with the Laguna Beach Chamber of Commerce and Waste Management.
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