April 22, 2009 |
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.
April 18, 2010 |
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.
April 8, 2014 |
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.
April 18, 2014 |
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?
April 21, 2014 |
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 @_______)