The surf industry has banded together to save our oceans, waves and beaches. When you buy exclusive project Blue gear (Billabong, O’Neill, Reef), a portion of the proceeds fund coastline protection initiatives. Recommended: Spend some time on Surfrider Foundation’s Web site to find out about local beach clean-ups and other nifty eco-facts.
SUNDAY, APRIL 20
Green Apple Festival
Santa Monica Pier (Colorado & Ocean Ave.); www.greenapplefestival.com
Join America’s Largest Earth Day Celebration featuring live music from Ziggy Marley, Taj Mahal, Juliette and the Licks and more, environmental exhibits and a whole bunch of eco-lovin’ folk. Starts at noon. FREE.
TUESDAY, APRIL 22
Call for Climate
(202) 224-3121; ww2.earthday.net
Join millions in demanding your local rep or senator take tough and fair action on climate change. Call Congress at (202) 224-3121 today.
According to the Web site: “We are demanding a moratorium on coal burning, renewable energy, building efficiency, and protection for the poor and middle class in the new energy economy.” You can also sign Earth Day Network’s Sky Petition by visiting their site.
Click on Global Water Network
Earth Day Network aims to raise awareness about water issues through their “Adopt a Water Project” and Web site, which focuses on rural communities facing poor water and sanitation conditions. Donations collected at www.globalwaternetwork.org will be given directly to NGO organizations in South America, Africa and the Middle East involved in developing the projects.
Wilshire Center Earth Day/Car-Free Day
Wilshire Blvd. (between Western & Harvard)
The Wilshire Center Business Improvement Corp. hosts a festival with 100 exhibit booths and three stages, including a main stage with music and speakers and an environmental stage with exhibitor demos. According to the Web site, this day will mark the “kickoff of the Wilshire Center Cool District Program, 2-percent Solution Climate Reduction Pledge. This pledge sets the goal of reducing the Wilshire Center district’s global warming carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions by 2-percent a year for each of the next 40 years.”