04/21/2012 02:19 pm ET Updated Apr 21, 2012

Earth Day LA: Our Picks For Celebrating Earth Day 2012 In Los Angeles

Earth Day is an opportunity for us to give back, to educate and to have fun doing it. We all leave a footprint on the planet, no matter how big or small, and April 22 is our opportunity to try to do something about it.

Whether you're taking your kids to make a recycled piggy bank in Pasadena or if you want to do some sun salutations in Santa Monica, there's something for you in this list. Our personal favorite is the K-EARTH 101 celebration at the LA Zoo -- after all, the radio station does share the same namesake!

Browse Earth Day 2012 ideas for you, your family or friends, and if none of these spark your fancy -- try a vegan restaurant like Real Food Daily or just get outside and take in some sun!