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Mayor Proclaims Earth Day & Week In Long Beach

Release Date: 2017-04-14

April brings with it a time to celebrate and protect our natural environment. Earth Day is just around the corner and Long Beach has many opportunities to participate from festivals, to informational events, to volunteer opportunities.

Earth Day is celebrated around the world on April 22nd to demonstrate support for protecting our planet and its natural environment. The first Earth Day was celebrated in 1970, and since then events have been held every year in over 100 countries. Mayor Robert Garcia has proclaimed April 22nd to be Earth Day, and April 16-23rd to be Earth Week in Long Beach. In his proclamation, the Mayor encourages “all residents, businesses, officials and visitors to help make Long Beach a greener, healthier, more sustainable place for all.” There are many ways for residents to get involved. Events are being held around the City by nonprofits, community organizations, and City institutions to raise awareness that the Earth needs our protection every day.

The Office of Sustainability is launching the Longview Litter Patrol on April 21st – the first of many events to support Longview and Willow Springs Parks by removing litter and taking care of the plants. You can also catch us at other events around the City where we plan to set up our table, like CSULB’s Green Generation Mixer, and the Green Prize Festival.

Find these and many more environmental events this month on our annual Earth Week Calendar of Events, or check out our Green Events Calendar which showcases sustainable events in Long beach every month.