Earth Day 1990, which falls on April 22, is being celebrated in a myriad of ways around Southern California this week. Here are some of the highlights in the Southeast; most are free to the public except where a minimal fee is noted. For information on other events, check with your local city hall or college campuses.
Earth Week activities Monday through April 22 at Cal State Long Beach, 1250 Bellflower Blvd.: Environmental speakers forum, tree planting and American Indian earth rituals, lecture by Huntington Beach Mayor Thomas J. Mays on effects of the American Trader oil spill, and more, culminating in a campus fair from 10 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. April 22. For more information, call Student Services: (213) 985-5205.
At El Dorado Park, West Studebaker Road between Willow and Stearns streets: An Earth Day Festival from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 22, with exhibits, children's art, tree planting and stories. There also will be activities at the El Dorado Nature Center.
On Saturday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m., in each of L.A.'s 15 City Council districts: "Operation Clean Sweep," a citywide cleanup event with more than 1,000 anti-graffiti volunteers. To participate, call 237-1797.