nullToday is Earth Day, 2008 — conveniently held, like Election Day, on a Tuesday. Fortunately, most groups in Southern California hold an (observed) style holiday, from anytime in mid April to mid May.

But if you want to do it right, head down to Wilshire Center, where they’re shutting down a section of the thoroughfare to traffic from 10AM to 5PM to accommodate 15,000 visitors attending a free street festival.

The City of L.A. actually passed a resolution declaring today a “Car Free Day,” so try to walk, bike, or take public transit to wherever you’ve got to go. Thankfully, today is the first day my doctor said I could return to my normal physical activity, so I’ll be happily biking to the Miracle Mile in the morning. Of course, if you’d rather stay inside, you could pass your time watching NASA’s High-Def stream of earth footage, from 6AM to 8PM EST.

… just wherever you go and whatever you do, don’t leave a mess, ok?

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