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Earth Day 2009 Celebrations, Free How To Go Green e-Book, Teen Green Book & more

April 18, 2009

2009-earth_day_poster_-enews“Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy!” LA Free Market April 19, 2009

Earth Day Network emailed me with a reminder on where, why and how to get involved in Earth Day in your community, no matter where you live! Want to know more about what to do to help save the earth? Below you’ll find links for a free e-Book and info on a book for Green Teens! So here we go–Earth Day 2009!

Earth Day Eco Festival
Sponsored by the Ventura Charter School

Saturday, April 18th
11am to 7pm
Promenade ParkVentura
(Next to the Ventura Fair Grounds)

Come visit VCCool’s booth at this year’s Eco-Fest Earth Day festival. Join our new Ventura Bicyclists Union and get an original bike-art TShirt, get personally involved with Public Transit, learn about the Green Urban Design pod, and more! There will also be many other booths, workshops, music, food, kids events all day! More Info. At 3:00 VCCool will be part of the Green Panel: VCCool, Kids vs. Global Warming, Ventura City Council member, CAUSE, and Ventura Surfrider Foundation. The Ventura Botanical Garden is also offering a local garden tour.gardentourposter-5-09-filtered1

Earth Day Green Home and Garden Tour and Expo
Sponsored by the Midtown Ventura Community Council

Sunday, April 19th
11am – 4pm
1290 E. Thompson Blvd., Ventura

The VCCoolers will also have a booth at the Green Home and Garden Tour and Expo. This Earth Day event also includes the California Native Plants sale, and self-guided tours of Mid-Town’s greenest homes and gardens. (Tours $10)

LA’s Really Really Free Market and Picnic
“Because scarcity is a myth constructed to keep us at the mercy of the economy!”
No money. No Barter. No trade. Everything is Free.

If you like freecycle, you’ll LOVE this!

LA’s Really Really Free Market and Picnic
When: Saturday April 18th, 2009
Where: 1-5PM @ Mac Arthur Park (Corner of 7th and Parkview)
Please bring usable items, food, skills and talents to give for the sake of giving.
Vegan Potluck + Free lunch provided by Food not Bombs
Public Transit: Red Line: Exit Westlake Mac Arthur Park or Wilshire Bus #18 or 720 Rapid

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Earth DayEarth Day is next Wednesday April 22nd! Get involved in your community!

Locally, Ventura College is having an Earth Day and Campus clean-up April 22; check back for more details.

Here are some ways you can get involved:

  • Volunteer and participate in events in your city! Join Planet Green, Earth Day Network, non-profit organizations and city parks across the U.S. this weekend, April 17-19. Click here to sign up!
  • Send an Earth Day E-Card, and check out the Earth Day Take-Home Kit.
  • GenGreenLife has launched a Facebook application called Every Day is Earth Day. Every day leading up to April 22nd, the app will suggest a way that you can decrease your environmental impact. The goal is to offset at least 100,000 lbs of CO2 which equals an estimated 20,000 Facebook users! Grab the application here.

Be part of the solution!

grist ebookGet a Free e-Book from Grist

Just in time for Earth Day, Grist.org is giving away free downloads of their environmentally focused book, “Wake Up and Smell the Planet: The Nonpompous, Nonpreachy Grist Guide to Greening Your Day!” This is a great call to action to not just be eco-conscious one day each year, but to be earth-friendly every day! Get the ebook here.

Do you have a Green Teen or do you want to cultivate one? Peter Shankman writes,

As the first generation to feel the effects of the environmental changes that have been underway for the last several decades, teens are looking for the eco-savvy info they need to minimize their environmental impact at home, at school, and in their communities and get their concerns recognized by school officials, politicians, media, and even their own parents. They’re finding that info in The Green Teen: The Eco-Friendly Teen’s Guide to Saving the Planet, – http://tinyurl.com/greenteen – a new book by Jenn Savedge, former park ranger and teen activist, and the author of 3 books on eco- savvy living. The Green Teen combines fast eco-friendly tips, interviews with “green teens,” and concrete tools to help teens use their influence and their dollars to go green. Fan them on Facebook today for your chance to win awesome prizes at The Green Teen Book Release Party –
http://tinyurl.com/TheGreenTeen

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. April 19, 2009 6:17 pm

    This is great! Thanks for sharing!

  2. April 22, 2009 3:24 pm

    you’re welcome!

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