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April 16, 2014
Consumers have incredible power to help the environment through their buying habits. If we set standards for our purchases, stores will respond by making more eco-friendly products available. First, we should only buy fast-drying towels because it takes less energy to dry them. They are surprisingly absorbent and luxurious. Second, to reduce plastic pollution, we can buy certified compostable green bags for our trash and pet waste. Other plastic bags should be recycled. Reusable products have been around for many years.
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By Chris Epting | April 18, 2012
Brian Robertson left Long Beach Airport last Dec. 22 in a 1980 Cessna, fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft. He took off at 8:05 a.m., and it was supposed to take him six hours and 20 minutes to reach his destination of York Airport in Pennsylvania, where the 38-year-old Huntington Beach businessman was headed to see family. That evening, witnesses in York, just two miles from the local airport, reported seeing the plane spinning through the air out of control just before it crashed into a corn field, killing Robertson.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2010
The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy is celebrating Earth Day with events and the grand opening of the Magnolia Marsh. The Magnolia Marsh is a 41-acre area of the wetlands that was cut off from the ocean for more than 100 years. The marsh was recently reconnected to the ocean with the removal of an earthen levee. The $3.3-million project was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. The event will celebrate the restoration of the third and final portion of the wetlands to its original state with guided tours by biologists, interactive booths and a short film about wetlands restoration.
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By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | June 1, 2006
At the Earth Day celebration at Bolsa Chica a month ago, Laura Bandy and I decided to bring the ocean inland to the teens at the Orange County Conservation Corps who are working toward their high school diplomas. Laura, the education director at the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, offered to do this as a form of payback for all of the free labor that our corps orientation crews have donated to the restoration at Bolsa Chica. Our plan was to bring an introduction to marine biology to them, complete with water-quality sampling, live plankton and microscopes, and a saltwater touch tank with live stingrays and marine invertebrates.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Josh Aden | April 17, 2008
Amid the demonstration-prone atmosphere of the late 1960s, the modern environmentalism movement was born. In 1970, Sen. Gaylord Nelson (D-Wisc.) founded national Earth Day to celebrate and protect the planet. The movement gained momentum in Huntington Beach as efforts to conserve the Bolsa Chica wetlands began just about the same time. “We’ve had a history in H.B. of environmental activism,” said David Carlberg, president of Amigos de Bolsa Chica. “There aren’t too many wetlands particularly of that size ... that have been totally or almost totally preserved.
NEWS
April 24, 2003
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By Britney Barnes | March 25, 2010
Dozens of handmade bookmarks, made from old jeans to save paper and decorated to puffy-paint perfection, were on sale Friday for $2 and $3 in the corner of a busy quad filled with handcrafted, sustainable merchandise. The bookmark creators, fifth-graders Lauren Fishman and Madeline Damico, stood behind their table in the hot sun selling their wares. Their booth was doing well, they said, despite the competition. About five feet in front of the girls’ table, their peers sold almost the same product — bookmarks made from old jeans and decorated with markers — but the girls came to play.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 15, 2014
The three nonprofit groups that oversee the Bolsa Chica wetlands and mesa recently banded together to educate the public about the area's natural resources. Amigos de Bolsa Chica, the Bolsa Chica Conservancy and the Bolsa Chica Land Trust hosted their annual Earth Day event Saturday at the reserve's interpretive center, where dozens of people learned about the area's history, animal life and vegetation as well as how to be more environmentally conscious. "The idea behind Earth Day is to get the whole community to have a better understanding of the world we live in, the natural resources, our connections to it, and what we do as individuals to live in it and protect it," said Grace Adams, executive director of the conservancy.
NEWS
April 22, 2004
MICHELE MARR More than 12 years ago Tony Campolo, well-known Christian author and speaker, wrote a book titled "How to Rescue the Earth Without Worshipping Nature: A Christian's Call to Save Creation." The title conveyed the tension between Christians, especially Evangelicals, and environmentalism well. Christians had long tended to shun environmental issues and causes, seeing in them a form of neo-paganism that put nature above God and man, who from a biblical perspective was the singular creation of God made in his image.
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ENTERTAINMENT
By Candice Baker | April 23, 2014
Art escape: This Saturday and Sunday, join 12 local Festival of Arts exhibiting artists at their studios and homes along Pacific Coast Highway from Laguna Beach to San Clemente. Those who visit all 12 locations will be entered to receive a piece of fine art, an artist workshop or two tickets to the Pageant of the Masters. Information and open times: artalongthecoast.com . Earth sm(art): MUZEO, 241 S. Anaheim Blvd., Anaheim, will host a family-friendly free Earth Day expo from noon to 3 p.m. Saturday as part of the annual Imagination Celebration.
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NEWS
April 16, 2014
Consumers have incredible power to help the environment through their buying habits. If we set standards for our purchases, stores will respond by making more eco-friendly products available. First, we should only buy fast-drying towels because it takes less energy to dry them. They are surprisingly absorbent and luxurious. Second, to reduce plastic pollution, we can buy certified compostable green bags for our trash and pet waste. Other plastic bags should be recycled. Reusable products have been around for many years.
NEWS
By Anthony Clark Carpio | April 15, 2014
The three nonprofit groups that oversee the Bolsa Chica wetlands and mesa recently banded together to educate the public about the area's natural resources. Amigos de Bolsa Chica, the Bolsa Chica Conservancy and the Bolsa Chica Land Trust hosted their annual Earth Day event Saturday at the reserve's interpretive center, where dozens of people learned about the area's history, animal life and vegetation as well as how to be more environmentally conscious. "The idea behind Earth Day is to get the whole community to have a better understanding of the world we live in, the natural resources, our connections to it, and what we do as individuals to live in it and protect it," said Grace Adams, executive director of the conservancy.
NEWS
By Rhea Mahbubani | September 10, 2013
Ed Begley Jr. was one of the estimated 20 million Americans who overran streets, parks and universities during the first Earth Day on April 22, 1970. His venue of choice was Pershing Square in Los Angeles. That was also the year when he embarked on a personal protest against environmental degradation. Having spent the '50s in the San Fernando Valley, Begley was no stranger to smog. And trips to the Santa Monica Bay regularly refreshed his ideas about pollution. So he turned vegetarian, began recycling and composting, purchased biodegradable soaps and detergents and hopped onto a bus or bicycle to travel across Hollywood.
NEWS
By Chris Epting | April 18, 2012
Brian Robertson left Long Beach Airport last Dec. 22 in a 1980 Cessna, fixed-wing, multi-engine aircraft. He took off at 8:05 a.m., and it was supposed to take him six hours and 20 minutes to reach his destination of York Airport in Pennsylvania, where the 38-year-old Huntington Beach businessman was headed to see family. That evening, witnesses in York, just two miles from the local airport, reported seeing the plane spinning through the air out of control just before it crashed into a corn field, killing Robertson.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Vic Leipzig and Lou Murray | April 18, 2012
Earth Day falls on a Sunday this year. The folks at Bolsa Chica celebrated Earth Day on April 14 with tours, live snakes, and even a bounce house for children. The Amigos de Bolsa Chica, the Bolsa Chica Conservancy, the Bolsa Chica Land Trust and the California Department of Fish and Game put on the event. Vic had a station at the event where he showed people how to survey for migratory birds. Kids visiting the station were shown how to use binoculars, then asked to count the birds on the mudflats in front of them.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 14, 2010
The Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy is celebrating Earth Day with events and the grand opening of the Magnolia Marsh. The Magnolia Marsh is a 41-acre area of the wetlands that was cut off from the ocean for more than 100 years. The marsh was recently reconnected to the ocean with the removal of an earthen levee. The $3.3-million project was funded by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration through American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funds. The event will celebrate the restoration of the third and final portion of the wetlands to its original state with guided tours by biologists, interactive booths and a short film about wetlands restoration.
FEATURES
By Britney Barnes | March 25, 2010
Dozens of handmade bookmarks, made from old jeans to save paper and decorated to puffy-paint perfection, were on sale Friday for $2 and $3 in the corner of a busy quad filled with handcrafted, sustainable merchandise. The bookmark creators, fifth-graders Lauren Fishman and Madeline Damico, stood behind their table in the hot sun selling their wares. Their booth was doing well, they said, despite the competition. About five feet in front of the girls’ table, their peers sold almost the same product — bookmarks made from old jeans and decorated with markers — but the girls came to play.
FEATURES
April 9, 2009
The Orange County Conservation Corps donated a team of seven members to assist with the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve?s Earth Day family fun event last Saturday. The Bolsa Chica Conservancy and the Corps have had a long-standing collaborative relationship, the Conservancy?s Executive Director Grace Adams said, including habitat restoration and education activities. In turn, the Corps members learn more about environmental conservation. A small, privately funded Corps crew has worked at Bolsa Chica since 2006, but future projects are jeopardized due to a lack of funding.
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