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April 21, 2011
The historic bohemian enclave of Topanga pays homage to Mother Earth at the 12th Annual Topanga Earth Day, a three-day community festivity. The emphasis is on sustainability, with a gallery of ecological artists, information on biodegradable and sustainable solutions, composting, water conservation and native plants. Additional perks include organic food and drink, live music and a free bio-diesel shuttle. Topanga Community House Fair Grounds, 1440 N. Topanga Canyon Blvd., Topanga. 10 a.m.-Sunset.
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BUSINESS
April 22, 2014 | By Salvador Rodriguez
Leave it to Apple to celebrate Earth Day by kicking off new device recycling programs while also taking a shot at one of its biggest rivals. The Cupertino tech company on Tuesday ran an Earth Day ad in numerous newspapers around the world, including The Times, that challenges its competitors to adopt the same environmentally friendly policies that Apple has. "There are some ideas we want every company to copy," the ad reads in large letters....
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BUSINESS
April 13, 2012 | By Shan Li
After turning dates like Mother's Day into consumer bonanzas and elevating Black Friday into a bona fide holiday, retailers have recently embraced Earth Day as yet another reason to shop. But Earth Day, founded by in 1970 by Gaylord Nelson, a former Wisconsin governor and senator, has a save-the-planet ethos that doesn't jibe well with the shop-till-you drop ads marking traditional holidays like Christmas. So some retailers are giving away eco-friendly items instead. Below is a list of some April 22 freebies and deals culled by dealnews.com: 1. Target Corp.
SCIENCE
April 21, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
This Earth Day NASA is asking citizens of the Earth to step outside and photograph themselves wherever on the planet they happen to be. The space agency's celebration of the Earth and the people who live on it is called, appropriately, #globalselfie. To participate all you need is a digital camera and a sign indicating which spot on our planet you happen to be standing on. (Not feeling creative? NASA has a sign you can print out on its website. It reads, "Hi NASA! I'm on Earth Right Now @_______)
OPINION
April 22, 2009 | Laura E. Huggins, Laura E. Huggins, a research fellow at the Hoover Institution at Stanford University and at the Property and Environment Research Center in Bozeman, Mont., is the author with Terry Anderson of "Greener Than Thou."
Earth Day is upon us, and with it, several "green" events, including the broadcasting of "Walden: The Ballad of Thoreau" on public television and in schools. This is surprising at a time when government involvement in the environment is all the rage. Henry David Thoreau, who wrote that "government is best which governs not at all," is probably writhing in his grave.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 18, 2001
Earth Day's message of conserving resources and protecting our environment is particularly timely this year as scientists report increased global warming, Californians grapple with an energy crisis and oil drilling is proposed in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge. Learn about the history of Earth Day, April 22, and find out what you can do to help the environment through these direct links on The Times Launch Point Web site: http://www.latimes.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 18, 2010 | By Noel Murray
Avatar 20th Century Fox, $29.98; Blu-ray, $39.99 To some, the idea of watching James Cameron's mega-grossing sci-fi action epic "Avatar" at home -- on a small screen and in crummy ol' 2-D -- will seem about as appealing as being stuck in a human body instead of one of those tall blue Pandora models. Yet even at reduced size, "Avatar" is quite the spectacle, with interplanetary landscapes that look like Yes album covers, and an ecology-minded plot that's as rousing as it is corny.
HEALTH
April 18, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
I wash 1-quart plastic bags to reuse them. And every time, I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Am I saving plastic? Wasting water? Just being cheap? Such questions can take up a lot of brain space these days and create anxiety in surplus as we contemplate our consumption of the Earth's resources. There's potential for dozens of quandaries every day: If I drive nine miles to my favorite farmers market, is that OK? Or must I go to the closer one I don't like as well? Paper or plastic bags?
NEWS
April 8, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: In advance of Earth Day, which is April 22,  Kiehl's USA threw a celebration to introduce the company's limited edition collection of Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque with labels designed by actors and party co-hosts Ashley Judd and Anthony Mackie. Net proceeds from sales of the collection are earmarked for Recycle Across America , and during the party on April 7 Kiehl's President Chris Salgardo presented a $50,000 check to the organization's executive director, Mitch Hedlund.
SCIENCE
April 21, 2014 | By Deborah Netburn
This Earth Day NASA is asking citizens of the Earth to step outside and photograph themselves wherever on the planet they happen to be. The space agency's celebration of the Earth and the people who live on it is called, appropriately, #globalselfie. To participate all you need is a digital camera and a sign indicating which spot on our planet you happen to be standing on. (Not feeling creative? NASA has a sign you can print out on its website. It reads, "Hi NASA! I'm on Earth Right Now @_______)
IMAGE
April 21, 2014 | By Melissa Magsaysay, Special to the Los Angeles Times
Eco-conscious and sustainably produced clothing has long been associated with murky-colored, burlap-reminiscent items focused more on sending an Earth-friendly message than on looking runway-ready. So as Earth Day approaches on Tuesday, it's good to know there are now some chic, sustainable options. From sourcing fabrics to creating hangtags, each of the brands highlighted here considers impact on the Earth in production choices and uses recycled materials as often as possible - in some cases, building an entire line on repurposed materials.
HEALTH
April 18, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
I wash 1-quart plastic bags to reuse them. And every time, I wonder if I'm doing the right thing. Am I saving plastic? Wasting water? Just being cheap? Such questions can take up a lot of brain space these days and create anxiety in surplus as we contemplate our consumption of the Earth's resources. There's potential for dozens of quandaries every day: If I drive nine miles to my favorite farmers market, is that OK? Or must I go to the closer one I don't like as well? Paper or plastic bags?
HEALTH
April 18, 2014 | By Mary MacVean
Maria Rodale is the third generation to lead Rodale Inc., the independent publisher of health and environmental books and magazines in Pennsylvania. Her grandfather started Organic Gardening Magazine, and she is a longtime organic advocate but says she drinks coffee and wouldn't describe herself as a "purist. " She has three daughters, ages 7, 16 and 32, and these days is focused on the e-commerce site Rodales.com. You've written a whole book on organics ("Organic Manifesto"), so this may not be easy.
NEWS
April 8, 2014 | By Ellen Olivier
The event: In advance of Earth Day, which is April 22,  Kiehl's USA threw a celebration to introduce the company's limited edition collection of Rare Earth Deep Pore Cleansing Masque with labels designed by actors and party co-hosts Ashley Judd and Anthony Mackie. Net proceeds from sales of the collection are earmarked for Recycle Across America , and during the party on April 7 Kiehl's President Chris Salgardo presented a $50,000 check to the organization's executive director, Mitch Hedlund.
NEWS
September 6, 2013 | By Chris Erskine
By now, you may be familiar with Central Coast volunteer vacations. You volunteer to go on vacation? Well, yes. As part of your trip, each day you will spend a few hours volunteering your time on various state park projects. Tasks include collecting seeds of endangered plants and removal of invasive vegetation, even caring for the remarkable gardens of Hearst Castle . The volunteer vacations blend this work with recreational outings along the majestic Central Coast, such as nature walks and kayaking.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 15, 2013 | By Nicole Sperling
Got plans for Earth Day 2014? If not, Disney has an option for you that's sure to tug on your heart strings. Following up on its 2012 nature documentary "Chimpanzee," which also opened on Earth Day and went on to make $29 million, Disneynature will debut the documentary "Bears," about a family of bears living in Alaska, on April 18, 2014.  PHOTOS: Summer Sneaks 2013 The studio just released the first trailer for the film that tracks...
NEWS
April 22, 2013 | By Mary Forgione, Los Angeles Times Daily Travel & Deal blogger
The Grand Canyon Railway is sprucing up its 90-year-old steam train with a green makeover for Earth Day, which is Monday (today). The former Atchison, Topeka & Santa Fe train will run on eco-friendly recycled vegetable oil for the ride to the Grand Canyon. Grab a seat this month and receive half off a future visit. The deal: Diesel trains operate daily from Williams, Ariz., to the south rim of the Grand Canyon. It's a 130-mile round-trip ride with observation cars that provide a front-row seat to the spectacular desert landscape.
SCIENCE
April 30, 2013 | By Karen Kaplan, This post has been corrected, as indicated below.
Climate change is causing glaciers to melt, heat waves to become more intense, species to become extinct and low-lying island nations like Tuvalu to disappear altogether. To this list of calamities , U.S. Rep. Barbara Lee has added another: Climate change could force more women to become prostitutes. That warning is contained in a resolution the California Democrat introduced in Congress on Friday. In House Concurrent Resolution 36 , Rep. Lee and 11 co-sponsors note that warming temperatures could push as many as 3 billion people into poverty by the year 2050.
OPINION
April 24, 2013
Re "Singer became Woodstock's opening act," Obituary, April 23 As someone who truly worked and sang out for peace, freedom, equality and a clean environment, it is appropriate and should always be remembered that Richie Havens passed away on Earth Day. Jerry Rubin Santa Monica ALSO: Letters: Feeding the soul Letters: Try driving smarter Letters: Don't forget the Texas blast
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