A Selective Guide to the Arts in Los Angeles

Earth Day is Wednesday, April 22.

By now, everyone probably knows about the new documentary, “Earth,” and how Disney will plant a tree for every ticket sold during opening week. Plus, kids get an extra treat at screenings at the El Capitan Theatre in Hollywood: Wildlife experts will bring animals from around the world onstage Wed., April 22, through Tues., May 26.

But there are plenty of other events for Earth Day too. We’ve compiled an assortment of festivals to get you started.

April 17-23 and April 30
USC Earth Week

Wed., April 22, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Wilshire Center Earth Day
3700 Wilshire Blvd., LA

April 25, 10 a.m. – 4 p.m.
City of Pasadena Greening the Earth Day and Armory Family Arts Festival
Memorial Park and the Armory Center, Pasadena

Sat., May 16, 10:30 a.m. – 7 p.m.
World Fest
Woodley Park, Encino

Sat., June 27, 10 a.m. – 7 p.m.
Venice Eco Fest
Presented by Venice Chamber of Commerce and Earth Day LA
Venice Beach Recreation Area

Below are some links to environmental nonprofits with websites where you can learn more about sustainable seafood, green companies, reducing your carbon footprint, saving endangered species, and more. All of these nonprofits have been rated four stars by Charity Navigator, an independent nonprofit that evaluates the “financial health” of various charities and lets you know which ones use their donations most effectively.

National and international groups:

Conservation International
World Wildlife Fund
Natural Resources Defense Council
Environmental Defense Fund

Local groups:

Santa Monica Baykeeper
Global Green USA
Heal the Bay