September 24, 2009
GLENDALE — City officials announced Wednesday that the second annual Eco Expo, which was to be Saturday, has been canceled. Citing lack of staff resources brought on by a citywide hiring freeze as part of this summer's budget cuts, Neighborhood Services Program Coordinator Sandra Rodriguez said the decision was made to cancel the expo and instead focus on planning a public event for Earth Day 2010. The decision to cancel the Eco Expo was made in July, but only announced publicly Wednesday, three days before it was scheduled to take place at Cerritos Park.
April 13, 2000
Buck Wargo CITY HALL -- Glendale will be celebrating Earth Day 2000 at Lower Scholl Canyon Park on Saturday. The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. and continue until 4 p.m. There will be tours of the Scholl Canyon Landfill and how Glendale Water & Power uses methane gas from the landfill to produce electricity. Nature hikes will be guided by Glendale Park Rangers. Kids can participate in arts and crafts with an environmental theme and plant trees on slopes above the landfill.
April 19, 2001
Alecia Foster NORTHWEST GLENDALE -- Rascal, The Recycling Raccoon, will be among those celebrating Earth Day Saturday at the Los Angeles Zoo. Rascal will kick off a new recycling program at the zoo. As part of that program, 75 new recycling bins will be placed throughout the zoo for bottle collection. There also will be crafts, recycling information and face painting on Saturday. Various environmental groups will hand out information as well. The event will be from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the zoo. The zoo is at 5333 Zoo Drive.
April 18, 2002
Karen S. Kim GRIFFITH PARK -- The Los Angeles Zoo will host an Earth Day celebration Saturday and Sunday, offering visitors a chance to learn about conservation efforts and environmental crusades nationwide. In conjunction with KRTH-FM (101.1) and The Gas Co., the zoo will set up booths for crafts, interactive games, face painting, exhibits, live entertainment and recycling information. Representatives from various environmental organizations will distribute information and answer questions.
April 20, 2007
The community is invited to walk, bicycle or take public transportation to celebrate Earth and arts at an all-day, free family festival on Saturday, April 21. Pasadena's Greening the Earth Day and Armory Family Arts Festival are scheduled from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Memorial Park and Armory Center for the Arts, 145 N. Raymond Ave. Co-sponsored by the city of Pasadena and Armory Center for the Arts, more than 65 environmental displays will...
April 15, 2004
Darleene Barrientos What's green, wormy and electricity efficient? The city's Earth Day celebration, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, at Verdugo Park, 1621 Canada Blvd. Unlike the city's inaugural celebration in 2000, all of its departments will be out in full force, demonstrating their commitment to the environment by showing off how they save electricity, keep dust out of the air and keep storm drains clean. The 2000 event, at lower Scholl Canyon Park, offered tours of the landfill.
April 22, 2007
Equipped with fluorescent light bulbs and only Energy Star appliances, the North Glendale home of Ted Flanigan and Terry Chan is already "greener" than most. But on the eve of the 37th annual Earth Day, the couple invited friends and neighbors on Saturday afternoon to celebrate the home's latest planet-friendly upgrade — a solar-paneled roof. With burgers and hot dogs sizzling on the grill, guests of all ages hopped aboard a mechanical lift to see the solar-energy system, which workers installed piece by piece throughout the day. "In the pioneer days they used to have barn raisings," said Susan Munves, a friend of Flanigan's.
April 21, 2006
This Saturday it is time for Crescenta Valley closet hippies to join with fellow soul mates across the country in a spiritual connection with Mother Earth. Activists will brush off the tie dye clothing, bring out the flowers and hold a quiet, peaceful demonstration in honor of the world we live on as we celebrate Earth Day at a time when global warming is becoming a grave concern to many. Glendale Unified School District's Mountain Avenue Elementary had everyone sign an Earth Day banner promising to respect the Earth and Rosemont Middle School is traveling to another school district to help clean up a school campus.
October 20, 2010
With the release of former Vice President Al Gore's 2006 Academy Award-winning documentary, "An Inconvenient Truth," environmental activism reached a tipping point in the country, as millions of Americans were exposed to the negative effects green house gas emissions had on the planet. But for Glendale resident Gary Gero, a longtime environmentalist and current president of the Downtown Los Angeles-based Climate Action Reserve, the Gore documentary served as more of a validation to his life's work.