3:41 pm PDT March 29, 2021
April 22 marks the 51st anniversary of Earth Day, but the city of Malibu is hosting several free events to help encourage residents to focus on the environment for the entire month.
This year’s Earth day theme is “Restore Our Earth,” and city staff planned relevant activities that include programs for seniors, electronic and household hazardous waste collection and document shredding.
All events will have COVID-19 safety protocols in place.
“Malibu has always been a champion of addressing climate change and protecting the environment,” Mayor Mikke Pierson said in announcing the events. “I invite all residents to join me this Earth Month and be part of the environmental education and community participation opportunities and recycling events so that together we can preserve Malibu’s natural beauty for generations to come.”
April 5-12: International Dark Skies Week. Reduce light pollution by implementing the city’s Dark Sky requirements for commercial and recreation zones.
April 12: Polli-Power Series. Students in grades TK-5 can find information on gardening, local pollinator habitats, activities and art projects at MalibuCity.org/PolliPower.
April 17: Recycle Day at City Hall. This “mega event” is made for motor oil, paint, electronic waste, auto and household batteries, and documents for shredding. Attendees must wear a face covering and stay in their vehicle.
April 18-19: Earth Day 2021 Virtual Event. Learn from environmental organizations and sustainable businesses, connect with one another and hear from speakers about what comes next in this pivotal year. RSVP for updates on the event.
April 21: Wildflower Hike at Charmlee Park. Learn about wildflowers and native plants while enjoying the Santa Monica Mountains. RSVP here.
April 27: Senior Center Spring Go-Go Gifts Program. Like Valentine’s Day, Malibu Bluffs Park will be the drive-thru site where Senior Center members can pick up a free garden kit and fun spring gift bag. RSVP by calling 310-456-2489 ext. 357 or via email.