City of Long Beach 
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Long Beach, CA 90802

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASEPress Release # CM:040418
April is Earth Month in Long Beach, Public Events Available Throughout the Month
Courtney Chatterson, Communications Specialist
Office of Sustainability
City Manager’s Office

Long Beach celebrates April as Earth Month. The City has many opportunities for residents and visitors to participate, celebrate, and protect the natural environment. Earth Day was first celebrated on April 22, 1970, and has since expanded to the entire month of April for the City of Long Beach with volunteer events, fairs, open houses, and more.

“I would like to encourage all residents, businesses, officials and visitors to help make Long Beach a greener, healthier, more sustainable place for all,” said Mayor Robert Garcia. “There are several Earth Day programs taking place throughout the City this month that demonstrate our commitment to a more sustainable future.”

Recently, Mayor Robert Garcia proclaimed April 22 as Earth Day and the month of April as Earth Month in Long Beach. Events are being held around the City by nonprofits, community organizations, and City departments to raise awareness that the Earth needs protection every day. Below are some of the activities taking place this month; and the community is invited to participate:

Rainwater Harvesting Class (April 14, from 9:00 am to 11:00 am): Learn how to harvest rainwater for gardens. Rain barrels are available for preorder, and can be picked up at the class. The class will be conducted at Recreation Park Community Center (4900 E 7th St.). Register and pre-order your rain barrel online.

CSULB Green Generation Mixer (April 19, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm): The seventh annual Green Generation Mixer brings together students, faculty, staff, and Long Beach community sustainability leaders for a fun evening of mingling, music, and food at the beautiful Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden (1250 Bellflower Blvd.).

Earth Day at the Aquarium of the Pacific (April 21 and 22, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm): Learn how to protect ocean life at the Aquarium’s (100 Aquarium Way) annual Earth Day Celebration. Visit booths from Earth-friendly organizations, and participate in hands-on learning demonstrations.

Great LA River Cleanup (April 28, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm): Join the largest urban river cleanup in America! One of the best ways one can help preserve the present and future health of the LA River is by joining a clean-up effort. Long Beach is host to cleanups at Willow Street Estuary (2526 De Forest Ave.) and Golden Shore Marine Reserve (401 Golden Shore). Register online.

Find these and many more environmental events this month on Long Beach Sustainability’s annual Earth Month Calendar, or check out the Green Events Calendar which showcases sustainable events in Long Beach every month.

About the Office of Sustainability

The City of Long Beach Office of Sustainability works to create a more sustainable community by engaging with individuals, neighborhoods and government to reduce our impact on the environment and protect our local natural resources. Our mission is to provide policies and programs that advance environmental stewardship, support local sustainability practices, and create a more livable and resilient Long Beach. Follow us on Facebook and Instagram @lbsustainability