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.

Go Wild at the Zoo

It’s not just Earth Day for humans, but for all the creatures who share this planet. This year’s Earth Day celebration at the zoo is bigger and better than ever. Running from Earth Day through Endangered Species Day, they’re putting a spotlight on conservation every day for a whole month with wildlife conservation events, animal care workshops, a puppets for the planet show and ZooLAbration, an all-new, spectacular acrobatic show. Learn more about this event.

When: April 22-May 19 from 10 a.m.–5 p.m.
Where: Los Angeles Zoo, 5333 Zoo Dr., Griffith Park

photo: Los Angeles Zoo

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

—Kim Orchen Cooper