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Earth Day Arrives as Car Free Day Tomorrow

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There were a lot of earthy things to do this weekend, but the true Earth Day is tomorrow. And after that, Earth Day-like events continue through May 10th with one of the best Earth Day festivals around -- WorldFest in Encino.

Tomorrow and as previously mentioned, Wilshire Blvd. is being closed down between Western and Harvard. Since it's also Car Free Day, the event abut the Metro Wilshire/Western station encourages subway use, but for those on a bus, effected routes will go down 8th Street. At the event, there will be music (yay for the Monkey Chant!), discussions and plenty of eco-friendly vendors. The event runs from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Over at Santa Monica College is the lunchtime scheduled EcoFabulous II Celebration and in Pasadena, the Armory Center for the Arts holds it's Tuesday night event -- Into Action: Greening the Earth Film & Discussion Series (pdf). Also in the evening is the second EcoTuesdays social gathering at Social Hollywood with a speaker included (this month is Melanie St. James of Empowerment Works).

For this weekend, there are plenty of events to go around. Of note is the AltBuild Expo at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on Friday and Saturday. The free event showcases alternative building materials and design.

In Culver City on Saturday, there will be a discussion on the art of solar power at, none other, the Ivy Substation (it's now a theatre). Over at Universal Studios all day will be their Eco-Fair where they're advertising hybrids get to park for free and fail to let people know that they have a Metro Red Line station right there (someone wants people to drive their non-hybrid cars). And back to the Armory in Pasadena, they'll be hosting a Greening the Earth & Family Arts Festival.

In the upcoming weeks, check out the Zero Waste Conference on May 3rd and WorldFest on May 10th