April 17 – ‘No es Basura’

The EarthWE gallery is displaying a photographic exhibit depicting artwork that environmentalist Peter Kreitler created from discarded objects he’s found on the beach. “No es Basura” (This is not Trash) begins at 6 p.m., with sales of the photographs benefitting the environmental education nonprofit Sustainable Works. Bergamot Station, 2525 Michigan Ave., Ste. D5, Santa Monica. earthwe.com

April 18 – Venice Tree Giveaway

The Venice Neighborhood Council’s Environmental Committee is teaming up with the nonprofit group A Million Trees to give away 50 fruit trees and 50 shade trees during the Venice Farmers Market. “We wanted more green in Venice. Trees offer a lifetime of value,” said committee member Abigail Myers. The event begins at 8 a.m. near the entrance of the market, 500 N. Venice Blvd., Venice. venicenc.org

April 19 – Friends of the Ballona Wetlands Earth Day Cleanup

Volunteers are needed to help clean up trash and help remove invasive non-native plants from the dune and creek areas of the Ballona Wetlands. Meet at 9 a.m. in the parking lot of Gordon’s Market, 303 Culver Blvd., Playa del Rey. “We also use our Earth Day events to educate volunteers about the ecology and history of Ballona Wetlands and to raise awareness of the importance of proper trash disposal and recycling practices,” Friends of the Ballona Wetlands Development Director Brent Peich said. ballonafriends.org

April 23 – Santa Monica Tree Planting

City officials, the Kiwanis Club of Santa Monica and the service group UCLA Circle K are gathering at 11 a.m. to plant two American sweetgum trees along 19th Street between Pico Boulevard and Delaware Avenue. trees@smgov.net

April 26 – Heal the Bay’s Nothin’ But Sand Cleanup

Heal the Bay hosts its monthly beach cleanup from 10 a.m. to noon, with volunteers meeting beforehand near the north side of Santa Monica Pier. Thousands are expected, said spokesman Matthew King. Cleanups continue the third Saturday of each month. healthebay.org

April 26 – Wild Side School Garden Tour

Earth-friendly gardens maintained by several Westside schools are part of a self guided tour. wildsidegardentour.com

April 26 – Mar Vista Green Garden Showcase

Take a self-guided tour of 39 residential and six school gardens employing sustainability techniques and water-saving design components starting at 10 a.m. from Grand View Boulevard Elementary School, 3951 Grand View Blvd. in Mar Vista. marvistagreengardenshowcase.blogspot.com

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