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Celebrate Earth Day at the Beverly Hills Farmers' Market

There will be special displays, recycling bins and activities for the whole family.

Stop by the between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Sunday, April 15 to celebrate Earth Day.

The city's Public Works Department is setting up displays about water conservation and management, and offering tips about energy efficiency. There will also be recycling booths where you can drop off used batteries and printer cartridges.

Free 20-pound bags of compost will be available while supplies last and emergency kits will be available for purchase. 

Kids can enjoy a special booth just for them, where they will get to make pots out of newspapers and plant fava beans to take home and cultivate.

Everyone is invited to experience the mobile earthquake simulator.

Don't forget to buy some fresh goods from market vendors to help support local growers and farm-to-table fare.

Last year's Earth Day event attracted nearly 5,000 people, so come early. There is free parking available in the Civic Center parking garage. 

For the Earth Day vendor directory, click here.

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Ellen Lutwak April 15, 2012 at 04:26 AM
Celebrate Earth Day - and every day - by walking (Walk Beverly Hills Facebook) and biking (betterbike.org). Who needs to park?! See you on Sunday!
Jim Corcoran April 15, 2012 at 02:00 PM
"As environmental science has advanced, it has become apparent that the human appetite for animal flesh is a driving force behind virtually every major category of environmental damage now threatening the human future: deforestation, erosion, fresh water scarcity, air and water pollution, climate change, biodiversity loss, social injustice, the destabilization of communities, and the spread of disease." Worldwatch Institute, "Is Meat Sustainable?" "The livestock sector emerges as one of the top contributors to the most serious environmental problems, at every scale from local to global. The findings of this report suggest that it should be a major policy focus when dealing with problems of land degradation, climate change and air pollution, water shortage and water pollution, and loss of biodiversity. Livestock’s contribution to environmental problems is on a massive scale and its potential contribution to their solution is equally large. The impact is so significant that it needs to be addressed with urgency." UN Food and Agricultural Organization's report "Livestock's Long Shadow" “If every American skipped one meal of chicken per week and substituted vegetables and grains... the carbon dioxide savings would be the same as taking more than half a million cars off of U.S. roads.” Environmental Defense Fund Why would someone choose to be vegan? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKr4HZ7ukSE and http://www.veganvideo.org

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