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Manhattan Beach to Host 25th Annual Earth Day Celebration

Apr 20, 2017 06:42PM ● Published by Jeanne Fratello

The Manhattan Beach Parks and Recreation Booth at Earth Day

In Manhattan Beach, which started going "green" before it was even cool, there's no better day to celebrate a commitment to the earth than Earth Day: On Saturday, April 22, the city of Manhattan Beach will host its 25th Annual Earth Day Celebration and Concert at Polliwog Park from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

This free, family-friendly event will celebrate the many ways to support and promote sustainable living with environmental organizations, eco-vendors and local businesses and non-profits. There will be food, live music and plenty of interactive activities for all ages.

On this year’s Main Stage, local South Bay band The Lucky Ones will bring their unique beach rock/reggae blend, and Free to Be Me will provide the opportunity for all ages to join an Earth Day drum circle. Also on the stage, elected officials will recognize local environmental heroes, winners of the Eco-Quiz Giveaway, and recipients of the Green Business Awards.

The event will also feature a new opportunity to reduce, reuse and recycle: the Earth Day Exchange, a free pop-up swap where participants can bring gently used clothing, accessories or goods and exchange them for something “new.” Donations should be clean and in working condition, and participants may bring items to the event or drop them off at City Hall during business hours (M-Th 7:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m., and alternate Fridays from 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.). Items not exchanged will be donated to Dress for Success Worldwide West (LA), our Manhattan Beach Victim Assistance Team (VAT) and other regional charitable organizations.

The event will also offer participants an opportunity to connect with environmental leaders in the South Bay and develop new eco-conscious habits.

The first Earth Day celebration in Manhattan Beach was held in 1992 at Polliwog Park and has grown to include more than 7,000 participants each year. Manhattan Beach prides itself on being a leader in citywide environmental policies, such as its ban on polystyrene, the Breathe Free MB campaign, and more.

More information about the celebration can be found online at the Earth Day page or by contacting Lisa Ryder Moore at sustainablemb@citymb.info.




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