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Gather at the Lifeguard Tower on Sunday at noon to celebrate Earth Day with environmentalist Beth Leeds 

In 1970, environmentalist Beth Leeds learned from the Founders of Earth Day that the organizer’s celebration would be held in Los Angeles.

“I thought Laguna would be another perfect place to mark the day,” Beth says. “Thousands came to that first Earth Day here. Now I’m hoping people will join me this Sunday, April 21 at noon, for the 49th Earth Day celebration on Main Beach at the Lifeguard Tower.”

As the organizer of the very first Earth Day in Laguna, no doubt Beth will bring back the excitement and meaning of how we can act in support of the environment.

“It begins at home,” says Beth. “I have a challenge for Laguna: become the first town in Orange County to have toxic free homes. Every day, every minute, toxic runoff from our homes becomes runoff into our ocean and on our beaches.”

Beth knows how to convert homes so this doesn’t happen, and wants to spread the word.

Gather at tower

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Photo by Mary Hurlbut

This Sunday at noon, celebrate Earth Day at the Lifeguard Tower

At the event, this enterprising woman will launch her Laguna Clean Ocean Campaign, with the goal of keeping toxic runoff from homes out of the ocean, and off our beaches by using safer-for-you home products.

Beth says she is very grateful to her friends, who have opened doors for her. “It means that when opportunities arise, I can act on a moment’s notice.”

Beth’s activism began when she was just eight years old – she was instrumental in getting the stop sign at Lower Cliff Drive installed. She has a long history of helping Laguna be the best it can be, which she tells Stu News includes her work on getting the Community Swimming Pool completed, and being one of the founders of the Laguna Beach Historical Society, the Laguna Beach Poets, and the Laguna Canyon Conservancy, as well as doing so much more for our community.

As they say, “There is no planet B” – so Sunday is a chance to gather and celebrate the planet we do have.