Earth Day is coming up this month on April 22nd and perhaps this year in 2016 this day means more than ever before. Climate change and pollution issues are affecting our planet more and more each year. Whether it be rampant plastic pollution, lack of water, or any of the other many environmental issues, these problems seem to become more and more critical. It is important that people try to play their part in reducing our footprint on this planet as a whole.
This year the city of Malibu as a whole is doing it’s part to set up numerous events and waste collections in honor of Earth Day. Not only are these events good for the environment, but they also are a healthy reminder to citizens of ways to live an environmentally friendly life. We at AllThingsMalibu wanted to make our audience aware of all the different local events that you can take part of in honor of Earth Day.
Waste-to-Waves is a program run by a California based non-profit called Sustainable Surf. This program recycles polystyrene foam and uses it to make eco friendly surfboards. The City of Malibu has set up collection bins for this program in the upper parking lot of City Hall. The collection runs until Saturday, April 16th.
Heal The Bay is hosting an Earth Day inspired beach clean up event on April 16th at 8:30am just north of the Santa Monica Pier. This event will also include yoga lessons from Core Power Yoga and surf lessons to Heal the Bay members. Following the clean up participants can take part in Earth Day activities and demonstrations. Those events will start at 11am and go on into the afternoon.
Los Angeles Waterkeeper hosts its fifth annual Stand Up for Clean Water at Paradise Cove. Against the backdrop of beautiful Paradise Cove, friends and families get to enjoy music, stand-up paddle boarding and a day at the beach while supporting Los Angeles Waterkeeper’s mission to protect and restore the waters of Los Angeles County.
Document Shred Day
Join the City of Malibu on April 16th for Document Shred Day at City Hall from 10:00am - 2:00pm. Limit per household is 5 standard boxes (or 5 13-gallon bags) of records. Get rid of old tax forms, bank statements, pay stubs, checkbooks, insurance policy information, medical information, legal files, utility bills, credit card statements, credit card offers, and investment records.
Water leaks in your home could be the reason why your water bill is so high! The City is hosting a DIY workshop to teach people how to find and fix leaks in their homes. The workshop is from 10:00am - 11:30am on Saturday, April 16th at City Hall. The workshop will teach you how to read your water meter, change sprinkler heads, and how to use a water meter to check for leaks.
The City is hosting a collection from 10:00am - 2:00pm on Saturday, April 16th to get rid of household hazardous wastes and e-waste. Appropriate materials include paint (water-based only), used motor oil, anti-freeze, automotive and household batteries, compact fluorescent light bulbs (unbroken), and electronics. FYI: This event runs every third Saturday in the months of February, April, June, August, October, and December. Rain cancels event.
Get out there and do something green!