October 25, 2023, An Evening of Hope: A Conversation with Paul Hawken

Can We End Climate Change In One Generation?

We Think So! Together.

Mark your calendars for Wednesday, Oct 25, 2023, 4 pm – 7 pm PDT.  Held at CSU Monterey Bay’s LEED-certified Otter Student Union at CSU Monterey Bay, 3118 Inter-Garrison Road Seaside, CA 93955

Visit the event page HERE to find details about Tickets, Sponsorships, and FAQs.

Don’t miss this opportunity to hear Paul Hawken discuss his visionary approach to climate change, one that weaves justice, climate, biodiversity, equity, and human dignity into a seamless tapestry of action, policy and transformation that can end the climate crisis in one generation. 

 Purchase a parking permit in advance HERE.

Seaside Earth Day Celebration

Join us for Seaside’s 204 Earth Day Celebration!

Seaside City Hall Lawn
440 Harcourt Avenue Seaside, CA 93955

It’s a community-wide event dedicated to raising awareness about protecting our planet.  This annual event promises an exciting lineup of earth-friendly activities and fun for all ages.

Watch a live performance by Palenke Arts Chorus, Ballet Folklórico, and Latin Jazz Band.  Test drive or ride in an electric vehicle! Learn from experts about EV purchase incentives. Enter the Free Raffle to win earth-friendly prizes.  Start your summer garden with $2 tomato starts!

Immerse yourself in the spirit of Earth Day as we showcase creative fashion designs in our Trashion Show from 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm. Designs must be made of at least 90% recycled or repurposed materials, and you can model it with your favorite music! Sign up by April 10 with Susan at sragsdalecronin@comcast.net or visit tinyurl.com/Seaside-2024-Trashion-Show

Mark your calendar and bring your friends and family to the Seaside Earth Day Celebration at Seaside City Hall Lawn. Let’s come together to celebrate our planet and take steps towards a more sustainable world.

Trashion Show Call for Entries

2024 Earth Day Poetry & Essay Contest

Area High School and College/University students are invited to participate in Sustainable Seaside’s 2024 Earth Day Essay & Poetry Contest.  There is no charge to participate. This year’s theme is “Healing the Earth:  It’s Our Turn to Lead.”  Entries must be received no later than April 1, 2024.

1.  Complete the online Google form found at https://forms.gle/3NGKtk8m2SSgPqzC9

2.  Or submit your entry by email. Attach a PDF or WORD document as an email attachment.  Email it to sustainableseaside@gmail.com

Sept 23, 2023, Wetlands Cleanup Event in Del Rey Oaks

Save Our Shores and Sustainable Del Rey Oaks invite volunteers to participate in a Wetlands Cleanup Event on Saturday, September 23 from 9 am to 12 noon. This event is part of the 2023 California Coastal Cleanup Day.

Download a printable, shareable flyer

Meet behind Safeway to clean up the wetland in Work Memorial Park.  The wetland creek flows to the coast where we play, fish, and marine life live.

Save Our Shores—Coastal Cleanup Day
W: https://saveourshores.org/coastal-cleanup/
E: coast4u@coastal.ca.gov

Sustainable Del Rey Oaks
Ph: (831) 917-7804
E: sustainabledelreyoakscsmc@gmail.com

Monterey County Gives! Sustainable Seaside’s 2020 “Big Idea”: Making Seaside the Best Bee City in California

The Big Idea

Pollinators are responsible for 1 in 3 bites we eat and the reproduction of 90 percent of the world’s flowering plant species. In addition to making it easier to be a backyard beekeeper in Seaside, the city of Seaside proudly became an affiliate member of Bee City USA in April 2019. Sustainable Seaside—one of eight local affiliates of Communities for Sustainable Monterey County—seeks to secure funding to support the continuation and expansion of pollinator gardens in 2020 and beyond. Funds are used to purchase drought-tolerant flowering plants that are recognized attractors for pollinating bee species, butterflies, birds and other insects. The volunteers also hope to install rainwater harvest systems where possible. In addition to beautiful pollinator gardens, this project will foster healthy, outdoor community-building opportunities for all ages.

CSMC honored as an outstanding nonprofit at NAMC’s 6th Annual Nonprofit Awards Celebration

The Nonprofit Alliance of Monterey County honored Denyse Frischmuth and Communities for Sustainable Monterey County (CSMC) at their 6th Annual Nonprofit Awards Celebration September 13, 2019, at the Embassy Suites by Hilton Monterey Bay in Seaside.  The award recognized CSMC as an outstanding nonprofit for promoting and advancing environmental sustainability.

CSMC’s work includes advocacy to our elected officials at the county and municipal levels to bring about green environmental policies resulting in reduced CO2 emissions and the decrease of ocean plastic pollution; awareness-raising programs and projects on issues central to climate change and the decline of our natural resources, and about solutions everyone can participate in, e.g. Green Living Tours, community organic gardens, local organic food farmers’ markets, waste reduction, composting, tree canopy coverage, and more.  

The impact of CSMC’s thousands of  volunteers’ work  is felt from Big Sur, to Marina and Salinas.

Joseph Grainger, Executive Director at Harden Foundation, presents the award to CSMC President, Denyse Frischmuth.
Catherine Crockett and Cathy Rivera (both with Sustainable Seaside chapter), stand with Denyse & Robert Frischmuth. (both with Sustainable Pacific Grove)

Youth-led Climate Strike – Friday, Sept. 20, 2019 – Listing of Central Coast rallies and actions

Youth-led CLIMATE ACTION STRIKE rallies are planned nationally, globally, and locally to urge governments and leaders to take real steps to end fossil fuel dependency and to transition to renewable, sustainable energy sources that promote climate justice and equity.

Show solidarity with students and young people in our own community by participating in one the several rallies planned on the Central Coast.

Friday, Sept 20, at 10:30 AM to 11:30 PM: CSUMB Otter Climate Strike & Sit-in on the Main Quad – the lawn in front of the Student Center, 3116 Inter-Garrison Rd, SEASIDE, Take a stand for our planet by walking out of class or work this Friday. Join millions of people around the globe demanding a shift away from fossil fuels. We will sit and have a discussion about the changes we want to see on this campus and in our lives. strikewithus.org.

Friday, Sept 20, at 3 PM – 6 PM: Students from SALINAS High School and the Sunrise Movement are hosting a #ClimateStrike. Join them and March 1.5 miles from Salinas High School (726 S. Main St., Salinas), to City Hall. Contact: mateos.lozano926@gmail.com.
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/490952348406554/

Friday, Sept 20, at 3:30 PM to 6:30 PM: Women’s March Monterey Bay will hold a #ClimateStrike rally at Window on the Bay in MONTEREY, near the corner of Del Monte and Camino el Estero. Bring signs or poster paper and markers if you have some to share.
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/522205695243716/

Friday, Sept 20, at 3:30 PM to 6 PM: Youth Climate Rally for Global Student Climate Strike Day at City Plaza Park, 358 Main St, WATSONVILLE, CA. Hosted by Regeneration-Pájaro Valley Climate Action, Save Our Shores, Watsonville Wetlands Watch, Bike Santa Cruz County, and Watsonville Film Festival. Pajaro Valley youth, from preschool to college age are invited to speak out about the climate emergency we’re facing and actions we can take in response! Adults are warmly encouraged to come and listen to the youth who will be leading this event. Event link:  https://www.facebook.com/events/362788134390819/

Friday, Sept 20, at 5 PM – 6 PM:  Climate Strike Rally for Immigrants and Refugees at Window on the Bay in MONTEREY. Rally in solidarity with the worldwide youth-led Climate Strike and Immigrants’ Rights. We join together to demonstrate our commitment to kindness and responsibility for racial and economic justice. Climate change is Issue #1 around the world — hitting poor people of color first and worst. Signs provided or bring your own.
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/882386835488360/

Friday, Sept 20, at 5 PM – 7 PM: Another great way to support our youth: Art Opening of “Build Bridges, Not Walls” at the Monterey Peace & Justice Center, 1364 Fremont Blvd in SEASIDE. Featuring artwork by Carmel High School students on social justice.themes.
Event link: https://www.facebook.com/events/1095374654002975/

Wed, Oct 9, Before The Flood, Documentary Screening

In this award-winning documentary, Before the Flood, actor and environmental spokesperson Leonardo DiCaprio meets with scientists, activists and world leaders to discuss the dangers of climate change and its possible solutions. A sense of urgency runs throughout the film, balanced by the presentation of potential actions to solve this most critical problem.

“Climate change is the single greatest threat to a sustainable future but, at the same time, addressing the climate change presents a golden opportunity to promote prosperity, security and a brighter future for all.” — Ban Ki-Moon , Secretary General, United Nations

The public is invited to this free event.  

Wednesday, October 9, 2019, 7 pm-8:30 pm.  
Pacific Grove Community Center
515 Junipero Ave
Pacific Grove, CA

Hosted by Sustainable Pacific Grove and Communities for Sustainable Monterey County


Contact sustainablepg@gmail.com for more information.Commu

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