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.

Earth Tales, Woo-oo

(Sing to the tune of Duck Tales!) The Acting troupe We Tell Stories explores the relationship between Mother Earth and her children using a trunk full of costumes, props, and "all sorts of junk" to weave a world of extraordinary stories about cultures who shared this planet long before our time. It’s part of the brand new International City Theatre’s free Saturday Family Theatre Series. Learn more about this event.

When: Saturday, April 22 at 11 a.m.
Where: Long Beach Performing Arts Center, 330 East Seaside Way, Long Beach

photo: International City Theatre via Facebook

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

—Kim Orchen Cooper