Green Things to Do in Los Angeles [April 15-21, 2011]

Featured Event of the Week:

Go Green Expo

When: Friday, April 15 (trade only day) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm, Saturday, April 16 (open to public) 10:00 am – 6:00 pm and Sunday, April 17, 2011 (open to public) 10:00 am – 5:00 pm

Where: Los Angeles Convention Center – South Hall G  1201 South Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA 90015

Go Green Expo - Los Angeles

Go Green Expo is one of the largest eco-friendly showcases in Los Angeles with hundreds of exhibits for eco-minded consumers & businesses. Learn from keynote presentations and panels from environmental leaders such as Captain Paul Watson of Whale Wars, Ed Begley Jr., Eric Cory Freed, Mariel Hemingway & dozens of others! See the latest eco-friendly options for the home & office, green health & beauty, pet and baby products, enjoy an eco-film screening and much more!

The 2010 Go Green Expo in LA showcased more than 300 exhibits featuring the latest in eco-friendly products and services. More than 10,000 Los Angeles residents and over 250 media outlets were in attendance – GoGreenExpo.com received more than 4,000,000 hits. This is an event you don’t want to miss!

Details & Tickets: http://www.GoGreenExpo.com
Purchase discounted tickets online in advance.
Use promo code: ECOBUZZLA for $5 off (normally $15)

Los Angeles Convention Center – South Hall G
1201 South Figueroa Street
Los Angeles, CA 90015

Trade Only Day (free with proper business ID)
Friday, April 15, 2011 • 10am – 5pm

Open to Public
Saturday, April 16, 2011 • 10am – 6pm
Sunday, April 17, 2011 • 10am – 5pm

 

More green events this week:

Southern California Green Jobs Fair

When: Friday, April 15, 2011 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

Where: UCLA – Ackerman Grand Ballroom

For the first time, UCLA’s Green Jobs Fair is open to the public!  Companies attending include TreePeople Heal the Bay, Southern California Gas Company, Gobal Green USA and more.  If you are looking for opportunities in the green job market this is a wonderful place to network and meet potential employers.  Register at www.bgreenucla.com.

Sea Glass Art Exhibition – Jack Sierad

When: Tuesdays – Saturdays 11:00 am – 6:00 pm through April 24, 2011

Where: James Gray Gallery

Bergamot Station Art Center 2525 Michigan Avenue, Building #D4 Santa Monica, 90404

Jack Sierad Glass Art

"It's Good to Be King" Photo Credit: Jack Sierad

Visit the James Gray Gallery in the Bergamot Station Art Center in Santa Monica on Saturday, April 2, 2011 from 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm for the opening of Jack Sierad’s Sea Glass Art Exhibition. Each beautiful piece contains approximately one month’s worth of hand-picked glass fragments from the Pacific Ocean sand beaches of the California coast. The exhibit goes through April 24, 2011. A portion of the proceeds benefit Heal the Bay.

Sierra Club Hike – Topanga State Park to Parket Mesa Overlook (Pacific Palisades)

When: Fridays 6:45 pm
Where: Meet @ Los Liones Drive at Sunset Blvd for rideshare to trailhead

Join the Sierra Club for a 2 hour, 5 mile hike in Topanga State Park with a view of the LA Basin and Santa Monica Bay. This group meets every Friday. Bring flashlight. Rain cancels. For more information visit the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Outings website.

Long Beach Museum of Art – Free Fridays

When: Fridays 11:00 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Long Beach Museum of Art: 2300 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach

The Long Beach Museum of Art is located on a magnificent bluff-top site overlooking Long Beach Harbor and the Pacific Ocean. The campus includes the historic Elizabeth Milbank Anderson house and carriage house (built in 1912), oceanfront gardens, and a pavilion with two floors of expansive gallery space for changing exhibitions. The historic buildings are home to administrative offices and Restaurant. In addition to changing exhibitions, the Museum offers extensive educational programs for children and adults, musical programs, festivals, and other special events. Open Tuesday – Sunday from 11am – 5pm. Admission is $7 for adults, $6 for students/seniors and free for members and children under 12. Admission is free for all every Friday. For more information call 562-439-2119 or visit www.lbma.org.

Sierra Club Hike – Long Beach El Dorado Nature Center Walk

When: Saturday, April 16, 2011 7:50 am
Where: Meet @ El Dorado Library parking lot (Studebaker Road near Spring Street): 2900 N. Studebaker Road, Long Beach

Join the Sierra Club for a brisk walk on flat terrain through the El Dorado Nature Center. Learn to ID native birds, flora and fauna. Wear sunscreen and comfortable walking shoes. For more information visit the Sierra Club Angeles Chapter Outings website. Rain cancels, drizzle goes.

Downtown Santa Monica Walking Tour

When: Saturday, April 16, 2011 10:00 am
Where: Hostelling International Lobby: 1436 2nd Street, Santa Monica

Explore more than 130 years of Santa Monica history from its Wild West frontier beginnings to the metropolis of today. Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for Santa Monica Conservancy members for this two hour six block tour of downtown Santa Monica. Tours depart every Saturday at 10am from Hostelling International. Reservations are recommended-purchase tickets online. Call (310) 496-3146 or visit the Santa Monica Conservancy.

LA City Ranger Family Nature Hike and Nature Education Center

When: Saturday, April 16, 2011 10am
Where: White Point Nature Preserve: 1600 Paseo Del Mar, San Pedro

The Palos Verdes Peninsula Land Conservancy and the City of Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks will lead a nature hike through the White Point Nature Preserve every Saturday (except holidays) at 10am. The Preserve features 102 acres of native plants and coastal sage scrub habitat, over 100 species of birds, hiking trails and a new Nature Education Center (adapted from a historic Cold War Assembly building on the site) overlooking the ocean and Catalina Island. The Center is surrounded by a California native plant demonstration garden. Materials in the Center’s interior are built out of sustainable products including 100% recycled curbside glass, low carbon concrete counters and natural bamboo cabinets. The Center is open to the public from 10am-4pm on Wednesday, Saturday and Sunday. For more information call 310-561-0917or visit www.pvplc.org.

 

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