Apr 19

Earth Day Events in Laguna Woods

oaktree.jpgThe City of Laguna Woods   -  has proclaimed April 22 – 25, 2008 “Earth Week”. The week-long observance will include the screening of six environmentally based documentaries.  The documentaries will be shown at the City Hall  located at the corner of Moulton and El Toro Rd. in the Von’s shopping center (24264 El Toro Road). 

Screening times will be 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on April 22 through 24.

Movie Titles:

·        “Energy Crossroads,”  is a documentary that examines resource depletion and global peak energy productions

·        “Too Hot Not to Handle,” is an HBO documentary that explores the effects of global warming on the United States.

·        “Solar Energy- Saved by the Sun” This PBS Nova special is about a family that transforms their 1960’s home into a zero –energy home

The City of Laguna Woods will also give away 2000 compact fluorescent bulbs (CFL) – two per Laguna Woods.  Residents receiving the free CFL’s will be asked to sign a pledge to do their best to recycle, conserve energy, conserve water, and protect our natural resources and the environment.   The free CFL’s will be available at the City Hall from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Tuesday April 22nd through Thursday April 24th.

Friday, April 25th is Arbor Day.  The City of Laguna Woods plans to observe Arbor Day at 10 a.m. Arbor Day by planting additional trees in the city hall parking lot.   Also planned is a planting of oak trees by residents who fostered oak seedlings in 2007.  The planting will be in an oak grove at Woods End Nature Preserve

Laguna Woods Village’s Earthworks Club will mark Earthday on Tuesday, April 22 from 9:30 to 2 p.m. in the Redwood Room of  the Community Center.  Residents will be able to pick up 5 free compact fluorescent light bulbs (CFL’s), reusable grocery bags, recycling information, water conservation tips, view a photo exhibit and enjoy some refreshments.  Residents will also have the opportunity to sign up for tours of the Palm Springs Windmills.  A clean up of the stables starts at 10 a.m. where information on composting will be made available as well.

Author: MarleneBridges

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