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Celebrate Earth Day with UCLA

Events begin today and are followed by a weekend of activities

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UCLA's Royce Hall first turned green in 2013
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UCLA’s Royce Hall first turned green in 2013.

Bruins started their Earth Day celebrations early (actual Earth Day is April 22) with a fair today in Dickson Court, where the university’s many environmental clubs and sustainability initiatives set up tables full of information, games and give-aways like free food and fair-trade coffee. On Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights, passersby will also notice brilliant green lights illuminating the exteriors of Royce Hall and Powell Library.

UCLA’s Earth Day fair, Thursday, April 19
10 a.m to 2 p.m., Dickson Court
Tables with representatives from various clubs and organizations, free food and fair trade coffee.

Environmental film festival, Saturday, April 21
9:30 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., Laemmle’s Monica Film Center, 1332 2nd St., Santa Monica
The Earth Focus Environmental Film Festival kicks off with a screening of environmental shorts from UCLA’s Laboratory for Environmental Narrative Strategies, along with winning entries from UCLA’s Institute of the Environment and Sustainability’s GreenShorts competition.

UCLA Sage Hill restoration, Sunday, April 22
12 p.m. to 2 p.m., Sage Hill (meet at the Krieger childcare parking lot)
​Volunteer to do restoration work at Sage Hill, UCLA’s nature preserve. Plant native plants like California poppies and enjoy a native-plant tour.

Go green and stay involved year-round with events from UCLA Sustainability, the UCLA Sustainable LA Grand Challenge, and the Institute of the Environment and Sustainability.

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