Celebrate Earth Day In Santa Monica: Tree Hugging, Beach Cleanups

SANTA MONICA, CA — You can celebrate Earth Day this weekend in Santa Monica with an upcoming tree hugging ceremony, nearby beach cleanups and more.

Earth Day is celebrated each year on April 22 as a reminder to take action to protect our planet. It’s part of a movement that started in 1972 to help clean, improve and restore our plant for wildlife and people.

“This is the moment to change it all — the business climate, the political climate, and how we take action on climate,” according to earthday.org. “Now is the time for the unstoppable courage to preserve and protect our health, our families, and our livelihoods.”

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Here are several Earth Day events in the area:


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Pacific Wheel Earth Day Light Show 2022: Santa Monica Pier: Pacific Park on the Santa Monica Pier’s Ferris wheel goes ‘green’ with a variety of green and blue colors, patterns, and icons, along with a spinning globe for Earth Day from about 7:31 pm Friday to 12 am Saturday, Pacific Park, 380 Santa Monica Pier, Santa Monica.

Tree hugging ceremony: A tree hugging ceremony is planned at Ocean Avenue and Colorado Boulevard in Santa Monica at 6 pm Friday.

2nd Annual Love Unity Earth Day Beach Festival: Celebrate Earth Day at the 2nd Annual Love Unity Earth Day Beach Festival from 11:11 am to 11:11 pm on the beach south of the pier near 1670 Appian Way, Santa Monica. Volunteer for a beach cleanup with EcoJoe’s Trash Pick Up and multiple stages including music, art, wellness workshops, ecological and community resources. Register to join.

Love to Dance and Ice Cream Treats Come to The Sweetest Earth Day Party: Recruiting for Good is sponsoring Love to Party for Good, come celebrate Earth Day on Friday at 2 pm at Sweet Rose Creamery, 225 26th St, Santa Monica. Show off a dance move, and enjoy a sweet gift card for Sweet Rose Creamery.


Seeding the City at Helms Bakery: Seeding The City, sponsored by KCRW, celebrates the 21st century garden in Los Angeles on from 11 am to 5 pm Saturday. Enjoy a free, daylong program of talks, tours, and popups, featuring some of LA’s leading landscape designers and thinkers. The event will celebrate talented and creative designers who are finding ways to green the city beyond the traditional means; injecting trees onto rooftops, flowers under transit lines and plants into defunct concrete pools. Through talks, tours, pop-ups and hand-on activities, it’s a day for Angelenos to convene with the wild side.


Beach and boardwalk clean-up: Celebrate Earth Day with the Ecological Servants Project at a group beach and boardwalk cleanup from 1:30 to 3:30 pm Friday. Meet up at the canopy at Venice Beach Lifeguard Operations, 2300 Ocean Front Walk, Los Angeles. Everyone is welcome to volunteer. Register to join.


Beach clean-up: Join a beach cleanup with the Beach Bound team and others from the Hermosa Beach and South Bay communities from 9 am to 3 pm Friday at the Hermosa Beach Pier, 1 Pier Ave, Hermosa Beach. Meet south of Hermosa Beach Pier at the big, blue Beach Bound tent. Register to join.


Beach clean up & paddle out: Participate in the Earth Day beach clean up and paddle out hosted by Sophie & Ryan from Waves of Recovery featuring Athleta from 10 am to 1 pm at Rosecrans Lifeguard Tower, Manhattan Beach between Rosecrans Lifeguard Tower & Tower 34. The beach cleanup begins at 10 am and the paddle out starts at 11 am Register to join.

2022 Keep It Green, Keep It Clean Earth Day Celebration: The Roundhouse Aquarium, managed by the Oceanographic Teaching Stations, Inc., will host its 2022 Keep it Green, Keep it Clean Earth Day Celebration at 10 am Saturday at the Roundhouse Aquarium, Manhattan Beach Pier, Manhattan Beach. Pre-register online $10/participant; Day of Registration on-site $15/participant. Register to join.


South Bay Parkland Conservancy’s 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration: Join the South Bay Parkland Conservancy’s 3rd Annual Earth Day Celebration. This year’s celebration honors the 45th Anniversary of Hopkins Wilderness Park and its historical significance, as well as several friends, students, and members who have worked so hard to make a difference in their park and community. It starts at 8 am Sunday at Hopkins Wilderness Park, 1102 Camino Real, Redondo Beach. Register to join.


Earth Day Celebration at the White Point Nature Preserve: Celebrate Earth Day at 9 am Saturday volunteering outdoors to help care for a native plant demonstration garden and habitat for local wildlife at White Point Nature Preserve, 1600 Paseo del Mar, San Pedro.

Earth Day Film Celebration & Presentation: Join the Wild & Scenic Film Festival, featuring the film “My Garden of a Thousand Bees,” at 4 pm Sunday at Warner Grand Theater, S Pacific Ave, Los Angeles. Advance tickets are $15 or $20 at the door.

Visit earthday.org to find upcoming events near you.

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