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April 18, 2001
Karen S. Kim HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Burbank is celebrating Earth Day on Saturday with a big heap of compost. Sunday marks the 31st anniversary of Earth Day. Free compost will be available for anyone who brings a sturdy bucket or bag to a 1:30 p.m. compost workshop at Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 Walnut Ave. Free composters will be available for Burbank residents. The workshop on backyard composting is just one part of the three-hour Earth Day event at the center.
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April 22, 2000
Robert Blechl HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Conservation- and recycle-minded residents are encouraged to get together today to look after Mother Earth. Sponsored by the Burbank Public Works, Public Service and Parks, Recreation and Community Services departments, the 30th anniversary of Earth Day will be celebrated from 1 to 4 p.m. at Wildwood Canyon Park. A cleanup of the park is scheduled for 11 a.m. Children will have the opportunity to explore nature at 1 p.m. and water conservation landscaping workshops begin at 1:30 and 3 p.m. A compost workshop begins at 2 p.m. and free composters will be available to Burbank residents.
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April 17, 2002
Laura Sturza HILLSIDE DISTRICT -- Earth Day will be celebrated Saturday with all day activities at Stough Canyon Nature Center. At 11 a.m., all ages can participate in a canyon cleanup, followed by a children's nature hike at 1 p.m. A gardening and composting workshop for all ages starts at 1:30 p.m. Recyclable art and collage workshop begins at 2:30 p.m., for a fee of $1. Other featured highlights include...
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April 20, 2002
Maya Kukes BURBANK VILLAGE -- As part of an Earth Day celebration, Ben & Jerry's will be giving away free scoops of ice cream all day Monday. The ice cream giveaway dates back to 1979, when Ben Cohen and Jerry Greenfield celebrated their first year of business by giving away free ice cream. The company chose Earth Day as "Free Cone Day" to help publicize the day of environmental awareness. Free Cone Day visitors will be asked to take a pledge at Ben & Jerry's stores to help address global warming, by doing things like driving less and voicing their concerns with political messages to Congress about energy efficiency legislation.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 19, 2008
The playground at William McKinley Elementary School was a conservationist’s dream on Friday, as the students celebrated Earth Day with a wide range of eco-conscious games and activities. An obstacle course was made of recycled tires, old hula hoops from physical education classes and scrap wood for a balance beam. A carnival-style bottle-toss game had students throwing empty water bottles into blue recycling bins several feet away. And decorative chains draped on the fence were made all of old homework assignments — with most of the color, PTA president Suzanne Weerts pointed out, coming from younger students’ crayon-created work.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | April 25, 2007
From a crawling display of regional reptiles to an electrical safety demonstration, parents and children were treated to a hair-raising array of Earth-first workshops at the Stough Canyon Nature Center on Saturday. Tucked high up in the canyon and surrounded by walls of rugged hillside, the center provided a natural classroom for the city's celebration of the 37th annual Earth Day, which was on Sunday. A reptile and amphibian exhibit provided by the Southwestern Herpetologist Society drew the gaze of many.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | April 21, 2011
A bare flower bed at Luther Burbank Middle School was transformed Thursday when students, staff and community volunteers marked Earth Day by installing a native-plant garden designed to capture rain water. The 3,900-square-feet plot near the front entrance of the school was a collaboration between the middle school and Woodbury University’s Arid Lands Institute. “It creates a good environment for learning,” Luther Principal Anita Schackmann said of the beautification project.
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April 21, 2007
Earth Day in Burbank To celebrate Earth Day, the Burbank Public Works and Park, Recreation and Community Services departments will hold an event today at the Stough Canyon Nature Center, 2300 Walnut Ave. The event will provide information about the environment and offer environmental activities, giveaways, live animals and refreshments. The event will also have a Native Plant Workshop at 2 p.m. and a Composting Workshop at 4 p.m. A clean-up of the surrounding canyon will begin at noon.
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By Mark Kellam, mark.kellam@latimes.com | April 22, 2014
Artwork of all kinds, including animation, took center stage this past weekend during the annual Downtown Burbank Arts Festival. Booths lined San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard to Angeleno Avenue, featuring a wide variety of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and jewelry. One section of the event focused on animation with participants including Gnomon School of Visual Effects, the Art Institute of California-Inland Empire and the Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
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April 21, 2014
Artwork of all kinds, including animation, took center stage this past weekend during the annual Downtown Burbank Arts Festival. Booths lined San Fernando Boulevard from Magnolia Boulevard and Angeleno Avenue, featuring a wide variety of artwork, including paintings, sculptures, drawings and jewelry. One section of the event focused on animation with participants including Gnomon School of Visual Effects, the Art Institute of California-Inland Empire and the Chapman University Dodge College of Film and Media Arts.
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By Bryan Mahoney | April 9, 2013
The white, discarded barrels at the food-processing plant may have looked like junk. To Justin Okin, they were a means to harvest the sky. Three of the 60-gallon barrels came home with him one day for less than $10; their previous owner was happy to see them go. With a little MacGyver ingenuity, the plastic canisters were hooked up to a homemade rain collection system, ready to eventually feed Okin's backyard garden. "It's amazing how the plants respond to water saved from your roof," the Burbank resident said.
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By Megan O'Neil, megan.oneil@latimes.com | April 23, 2011
A bare flower bed at Luther Burbank Middle School was transformed Thursday when students, staff and community volunteers marked Earth Day by installing a native-plant garden designed to capture rain water. The 3,900-square-feet plot near the front entrance of the school was a collaboration between the middle school and Woodbury University's Arid Lands Institute. "It creates a good environment for learning," Luther Principal Anita Schackmann said of the beautification project.
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By Chris Wiebe | April 19, 2008
The playground at William McKinley Elementary School was a conservationist’s dream on Friday, as the students celebrated Earth Day with a wide range of eco-conscious games and activities. An obstacle course was made of recycled tires, old hula hoops from physical education classes and scrap wood for a balance beam. A carnival-style bottle-toss game had students throwing empty water bottles into blue recycling bins several feet away. And decorative chains draped on the fence were made all of old homework assignments — with most of the color, PTA president Suzanne Weerts pointed out, coming from younger students’ crayon-created work.
NEWS
April 19, 2008
Donations are sought for community school Officials of Leadership Burbank are asking residents and business owners to donate money to its latest project, a garden and tortoise habitat at the Community Day School. The project?s groundbreaking was held by school, leadership and city officials on Monday . Leadership Burbank, a nine-month training program for emerging and developing leaders who live or work in Burbank, is sponsored by the city, the Burbank Chamber of Commerce, Burbank Unified School District and Woodbury University.
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By Ryan Vaillancourt | April 25, 2007
From a crawling display of regional reptiles to an electrical safety demonstration, parents and children were treated to a hair-raising array of Earth-first workshops at the Stough Canyon Nature Center on Saturday. Tucked high up in the canyon and surrounded by walls of rugged hillside, the center provided a natural classroom for the city's celebration of the 37th annual Earth Day, which was on Sunday. A reptile and amphibian exhibit provided by the Southwestern Herpetologist Society drew the gaze of many.
NEWS
April 16, 2003
Molly Shore Grungy old sneakers have a new life awaiting them. During the city's Earth Day celebration Saturday, and through the end of May, the Burbank Recycle Center is accepting old shoes in conjunction with Nike's Reuse-a-Shoe Program, Recycling Specialist Hope McAloon said. "We're trying to collect 5,000 pair of sneakers or tennis shoes before June 1," McAloon said. "Nike has a program in which 25 cities across the country are doing this."
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