Little tree-huggers, take note: Earth Day is on Wednesday April 22, and there are loads of LA activities that will educate while you celebrate. From river cleanups to festivals, a party with Fairy Mother Earth and super blooming hikes, here are our 15 favorite ways to hop on the reduce/reuse/recycle (eco-friendly electric) bus.

Beach-y Clean

The best way to honor our home planet is to take care of it. Join Heal the Bay’s monthly “Nothin’ But Sand” cleanup; this it month the cleanup takes place at the Santa Monica Beach at Ocean Park, where right down the beach you can also catch the Sand Castle Competition. Learn more about this event.

When: Saturday, April 15 from 10 a.m.-noon
Where: Santa Monica Beach, 2600 Barnard Way, Santa Monica

photo: Ralph Hogaboom via Creative Commons

How will you honor our planet this year?  We’d love to know; meet us in the comment section below!

—Kim Orchen Cooper