The month of April has been filled with Spring cleaning, organizing, recycling, and driving around in my SUV. Yes, you read that right. To help offset the last thing, I’ve taken a more active role in taking care of the planet by volunteering, helping people connect with others, and sharing some deals for Earth Day/Week/Month.
Earth Month Festivities
I took the opportunity to volunteer at the SEA lab‘s Earth Month event and Redondo Beach pier cleanup. We drew arrows and wrote encouraging directional verbiage on the sidewalks leading to the pier. This is where the 2011 Earth Month Chalk Art Challenge was held. I didn’t create this one, but thought it was too cute to not share.
Anyone was welcome have some chalk and draw on one of over 100 cement squares, to be voted on later in the day.
A clear frontrunner by mid-morning: Beautiful chalk art by Penny
I didn’t stay in that area long enough to find out the winner, but lots of fun was had by all who participated. View 5 more photos on my Flickr.
Here are some Earth Day deals from Yahoo! including free admission to any national park through Sunday and free coffee or tea at Starbucks when you bring in a reusable mug. I’ve already entered the Target Refresh Your Nest sweepstakes listed on that page. If you enter too, let me know if you win something cool.
2011 Webby Awards voting is now open. This is a great way to find out about some top sites and apps you may not have been aware existed. I’ll list my top picks next week when I’ve finished voting.
LA Local Goodies
Have you registered for BarCampLA 8 yet? Here’s the BCLA event page on Facebook. This is the first one in a couple years, so if you have never been now is the time to go. I can only attend for one of the days, but I am looking forward to seeing my fellow tech geeks. If you don’t know what a BarCamp is you should check out the BarCampLA blog.
April 22nd, 2011 at 9:28 pm
Hey thanks for including me! And thanks for volunteering. It was a great day, a great location. I hope they do more chalk events there, soon.
April 22nd, 2011 at 10:33 pm
Hi, Penny! Thanks for your comment. I don’t know of another one nearby but there’s a call for artists now for the Pasadena Chalk Fest in June. Let me know if you end up going to that one.
April 23rd, 2011 at 7:56 pm
I love Finding Nemo! That’s so awesomely clever.