Green Things to Do in Los Angeles [July 23-29, 2010]

Rose Bowl Green Expo

When: Friday, July 23, 2010 10am-6pm
Where: Rose Bowl: 1001 Rose Bowl Drive, Pasadena

The Rose Bowl Green Expo, held on Friday, July 23, 2010 from 10am-6pm, will feature the latest green and eco-friendly products and services.  Exhibitors include solar energy companies, utility providers, green building, vermicomposting displays, organic food,  clean vehicles, speakers on a variety of eco-topics and much more.  Free admission.  For more information call 626-200-9994 or visit www.rosebowlgreenexpo.com.

LA City Ranger Family Nature Hike and Nature Education Center

When: Saturday, July 24, 2010  Two hikes – 9am and 12pm
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 two nature hikes through the White Point Nature Preserve on Saturday, July 24, 2010 at 9am and 12pm.  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 310-541-7613 or visit www.pvplc.org.

Malibu Lagoon Cleanup

When: Sunday, July 25, 2010 9:30am-11:00am
Where: Malibu Lagoon:  Intersection of Pacific Coast Highway and Cross Creek Road, Malibu Map and directions

Heal the Bay is hosting a Malibu Lagoon cleanup in conjunction with the Stream Team and California State Parks.  This amazing volunteer opportunity is open to all.  Volunteers must sign both a Stream Team and California State Parks waiver (waivers will also be available at the event).  Participants must be 12 years old or accompanied by a parent.  Volunteers will learn to identify native and invasive plants and will get the opportunity to plant native vegetation, remove non-native invasive plants and clean-up the lagoon.  Meet in the parking lot at the intersection of PCH and Cross Creek Road and be ready to get your hands dirty and your feet wet!  To RSVP call 310-451-1500 x117 or use this contact form.  For more information visit www.healthebay.com.  Required waivers can be found here.

Full Moon Hike with TreePeople

When: Monday, July 26, 2010 Check-in @ 7:20pm, Hike begins @ 8:20pm
Where: Coldwater Canyon Park:  12601 N. Mulholland Drive, Beverly Hills

Join the TreePeople at Coldwater Canyon Park on Monday, July 26, 2010 for a one hour (8:20pm-9:20pm, check-in begins @ 7:20 pm) guided hike..  Howl at the full moon while you explore the park at night.  Families are welcome.  Free to TreePeople members and three guests; $5 for non-members.  You must pre-register to attend, contact fullmoon@treepeople.org.  For more information visit www.treepeople.org.

LA Green Drinks

When: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 6pm-8pm
Where: Ciudad Restaurant:  445 S. Figueroa Street, Los Angeles

Get together with other environmentally-minded people and enjoy happy hour.  Admission is free, parking is $5 with validation.  Ciudad will provide food and drink specials for Green Drinkers – including a margarita with organic tequila.  For more information visit www.lagreendrinks.org.

Take Out Your Lawn Workshop

When: Wednesday, July 28, 2010 6:30pm-8:30pm
Where: Buena Vista Library: 300 N. Buena Vista Street, Burbank

Swap that water-guzzling lawn for a beautiful, fragrant California-friendly landscape.  Workshop is free.  For more information and to RSVP call 818-238-3900 or visit the City of Burbank website.

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