Give the earth a helping hand in Long Beach

How can one help the community? Well, there are many ways to help the local community. For instance, shopping at your local Farmers Market helps small farmers and businesses to sell their products and in return Farmers Markets help by promoting sustainability (they use practices consistent with organic standards).

Farmers markets can also help increase fruit and vegetable consumption in our community by educating their shoppers. Farmers Market are beneficial as they help protect the natural environment, communities, public health, and animal welfare. Thinking of preparing a salad for lunch? Or want to help a small business?

Grab your reusable tote bag and stop by Bixby Knolls Farmers Market this Thursday from 3-7pm. Located on Atlantic Ave and E 46th St. Cannot make it on Thursday? Then check out the Downtown Long Beach Farmers Market located on the Promenade this Friday.

Another way one can help is by participating in beach clean-ups. Beach clean ups are important to preserve our natural environments, protect marine life, and create a safer environment (by not having pieces of glass or sharp objects that can hide under the sand). You can help keep Long Beach coastline clean this Saturday, at the Earth Day Coastal Cleanup April 15 from 10am to noon. Volunteers that are interested can meet on the sand East of Belmont Veterans Memorial Pier.

Perhaps you are curious about how you can live a sustainable lifestyle. Well Puente Latino Association will be hosting an event: Mi Tierra on Saturday April 15, 2023, from 10am to 2pm at Deforest Park. The Mi Tierra event is an interactive event to heal the earth, body, and mind, with activities for the entire family, and educational workshops that teach us how to live in harmony with nature. You will hear from experts about how small changes can have big benefits and make a difference to our earth.