Events that address critical issues confronting society in pursuit of environmental balance, economic vitality & social justice.
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OCSCB Beach Clean-Up and Picnic!

West Newport Park 5700 Seashore Dr, Newport Beach, CA, United States

Join OCSCB on Saturday, June 2nd for a morning caring for the health of our beaches at West Newport Beach Park! We will spend two hours scouring the sand to pick up trash (bring gloves if you've got 'em!), followed by an appreciation picnic (BBQ), and then optional beach relaxation. OCSCB members eat FREE, non-members [...]

$10

Water UCI & IRWD Water Saving Workshop

IRWD Learning Center 21 Riparian View, Irvine, CA, United States

Southern California and communities worldwide face water resource challenges. Water UCI aims to use the strengths of the University of California, Irvine, to facilitate collaboration around questions of fundamental and applied water science, technology, management, and policy. Learn how to reduce your water bill with tips for using less water. Learn what types of plants [...]

Conservation Cafe: Fall 2018 Series

Muth Interpretive Center 2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, , CA, Select a Country:

Orange County Public Lands: Wild and Beautiful oin us on the first Sunday of December to hear from Dr. Allan Schoenherr discussing his book, Orange County Public Lands: Wild and Beautiful. Dr. Schoenherr has studied the natural history of California for quite some time and has written many books on California’s natural history. He is [...]

Free

Fire and Ice: The Shifting Narrative of Climate Change

Crystal Cove Auditorium A, 311 W Peltason Dr, Irvine, CA, United States

The Fire and Ice: The Shifting Narrative of Climate Change conference will be featuring legendary climate heroes and communicators such as Bill McKibben, Elizabeth Kolbertas, and Nathaniel Rich of The New York Times. They will be  discussing how altering behaviors of individuals is an crucial task for addressing climate change issues today. During the conference, [...]

Free

VRNACULARs: A Virtual Reality Climate Experience

UCI Student Center, Pacific Ballroom D 311 West Peltason Drive, Irvine, CA, United States

Learn about climate action and sustainability in the gaming industry! We'll have virtual reality demos and a discussion with VRNACULARs, followed by a climate art gallery, open mic, and dinner. This is open to the public to promote climate change solutions.

Free

Beyond Synthetics: A systems approach to natural turf and landscape maintenance

Los Olivos Community Center Bake Parkway and Irvine Center Drive 101 Alfonso, Irvine, California 101 Alfonso, Irvine, CA, United States

Irvine has 253 homeowner associations, most of which still use toxic pesticides in the space around your home and up to your front door. If you want your HOA, school or city to go nontoxic, please tell your property manager and landscaper to go to this free event on February 3. Residents are welcome as [...]

Free

Become a Certified Plastics Reduction Partner

The National Wildlife Federation and the Campus Race to Zero Waste Program are excited to announce a new certification program for colleges and universities taking action to reduce the purchase and use of plastics on campus.

uciRIDEtoberfest

Aldrich flag poles

UCI Transportation is excited to host the fifth annual uciRIDEtoberfest: a festival of bikes, good food, and fun! The celebration will take place at the Aldrich Hall Flagpoles on October 11 & 12. Join us to receive hands-on guidance from our League of American Bicyclists certified instructors, race adult-sized tricycles, buy a bike at the [...]

Free

Sustainability Commission

Irvine City Hall City Council Chamber 1 Civic Center Plaza Irvine, Irvine, CA, United States

Meetings are held on the second Wednesday of each month at the Irvine Civic Center, Council Chamber. Contact Name: Victoria Johnson Phone: 949-724-5446 Email: environmentalprograms@cityofirvine.org Click here to view Sustainability Commission agendas. https://www.cityofirvine.org/environmental-programs/sustainability-commission-agendas-minutes

Volunteer Naturalist Training with Amigos de Bolsa Chica

Certified Amigos Volunteer Naturalists teach students and adults about the history, ecology, birds and all the other amazing facts of the Bolsa Chica Ecological Reserve. Starts January 18th, 2024 at 7:00PM at the Bolsa Chica State Beach Visitor Center. The cost of the class is $100 which includes membership, Naturalist Training Manual, personal photo binder [...]

$100

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