What did you do to celebrate Earth Day? The greenest day of the year started early for me, when I woke up at the crack of dawn to head over to the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles for a big Earth Day announcement. The big news: A whole bunch of concrete and asphalt is going to be ripped out of the area, to create 3.5 acres of urban outdoor natural space and hands-on learning exhibits! I took a photo of one rendering, above.

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Then I went up to Los Angeles’ Koreatown for the Wilshire Center Earth Day. There I heard local bands, smelled local chanterelles (above), and watched people make off with free tree saplings to plant in their yards (below).

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Best of all, I got a bargain on local, organic oranges from the people at Jae Il Farm, who came down from San Bernardino for the event.

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Once I got back home, I was unable to resist the oranges --

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In the evening, I walked over to Green Lounge Celebration and Awards, an eco-luxe event in Santa Monica. There I watched green-clad aerielists perform, ate organic pizza from Pizza Fusion — and in real L.A. style, drank wheatgrass cocktails made with 360 vodka — in a biodegradable cup.

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What did you do on Earth Day? Feel free to share links to your photos, blog posts, and tweets about your Earth Day fun in the comments below.

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MNN's lifestyle blogger kicked off Earth Day at a natural history museum and ended it with wheatgrass cocktails. What did you do on Earth Day?