Earth Month Activities on Campus and Around LA

April is Earth Month and many organizations around Los Angles will be hosting events. The Urban Sustainability Department and the Sustainability Committee are presenting two programs on campus to celebrate Earth Month.

The first event was held on Saturday, April 1st and was a workshop on food waste. Participants learned about the impact of food waste, how cities and business are moving towards zero waste, and how to compost at home. The panel consisted of three speakers including Rashonda “Zoe” Blaq” Bartney, a Certified UC Victory Gardener who created Urban Soul Farmer; Mallory Burden an Environmental Scientist for CalRecycle; and Iesha Siler, a Policy Associate for the LA Food Policy Council and staff liaison to the Working Groups on Urban Agriculture, Food Waste and Farmers Markets For All.

The second event is a panel on careers in sustainability that will be held on Saturday, April 15th. Attendees will learn from professionals from a wide array of fields in the industry and obtain tips and tricks on how to stand out in this competitive and emerging job market. Interview and resume tips will be included.

Other Earth Month Events in LA
In the spirit of sustainability, we encourage everyone to use public transportation when visiting all events. Learn more at

(FoLAR) Friends of the Los Angeles River
April 15, 22, & 29 | 9:00 am – 12:00 noon
America’s largest urban river cleanup! It’s time to roll up your sleeves and show your love for the LA River – the Great LA River CleanUp is back for 2017! Registration is open now – join today and be part of the largest urban river cleanup in America.

TreePeople Earth Month Events

Earth Day 2017’s Campaign is Environmental & Climate Literacy!
This Earth Day, gather with your community for an Environmental & Climate Literacy Teach-In or another project focused on education. We are launching Earth Day and Teach-In toolkits that will lay out the steps for holding a successful event. Register your event with us and we will support you with promotion and advice.

Sanitation Districts of Los Angeles County
April 8th 10:00 am to 2:00 pm
Join the Sanitation Districts for our annual Earth Day event, which features fun and educational activities for all ages. Tour a water reclamation plant and/or a material recovery facility, enjoy music and dance performances, create eco-friendly arts and crafts, and participate in many other activities while learning about environmental issues. The event is free and is attended by over 2,000 people.

3rd Annual Environmental Health & EJ Enforcement Symposium
April 10 & 11 – 9:00AM to 5:00PM
The California Endowment, 1000 North Alameda Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

March for Science
April 22–Los Angeles event:

April 22 9:00 AM – 2:00 PM
Come to The Music Center, Grand Park and LADWP to discover ways you can live clean and go green in LA.

10:00 am to 2:00 pm
LA Sanitation (City of LA)  will hold its second annual citywide Earth Day LA event at Exposition Park. There will be City vehicles for kids to explore, games to play, prizes to win, seeds to plant, 50+ exhibitors to visit, and fun for all ages. Free beverages and snacks are available while supplies last. All exhibits will be related to City services and sustainability. Join us for earth-friendly fun in a festival setting! There is no charge for admission, and all are welcome. Want to let us know you’re coming? Visit

People’s Climate March
April 29th 11:00AM-3:00PM
Banning Park – 1331 Eubank Ave. Wilmington,CA 90744
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