Our Events

Explore upcoming Ecology Action and partner events to learn more about sustainable initiatives in California.

    Santa Cruz Biketober
    Oct 1 – Oct 31 all-day
    Santa Cruz Biketober

    Santa Cruz Biketober is our second month-long bike challenge of 2020, designed to get more people on bikes, more often! As in challenges past, this one goes the whole month from October 1st – 31st complete with weekly prizes, high fives, and tons of stoke.

    Landscape Transformation Workshop @ Zoom (Online)
    Oct 24 @ 11:10 am
    Landscape Transformation Workshop @ Zoom (Online)

    Webinar ID: 853 4295 3054

    Whether you are starting with a lawn, a “lawn,” bare soil, or a patch of weeds, this workshop will inspire you with practical information for how to start and complete your Monterey Bay-Friendly Landscape transformation project! We’ll cover site preparation with sheet mulching, templates for planting plans, converting your sprinkler system to drip irrigation, harvesting rainwater in the landscape, and rebates and grants available for your project.

    County of Santa Cruz Active Transportation Plan Virtual Meeting: South County (Corralitos, Green Valley Corridor, Amesti)
    Oct 28 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
    County of Santa Cruz Active Transportation Plan Virtual Meeting: South County (Corralitos, Green Valley Corridor, Amesti)

    Share your ideas for better walking, bicycling, skating, and scooting in unincorporated Santa Cruz County! Join us for a virtual meeting focused on South County (Corralitos, Green Valley Corridor, & Amesti), which will cover:

    • Overview of the Active Transportation Plan (ATP) process
    • Share your input on the barriers to walking and biking
    • Share any ideas for new projects you would like to see included in the ATP
    How to Buy a Used EV @ Online
    Nov 12 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
    How to Buy a Used EV @ Online

    Learn about the benefits pre-owned electric car, best models to look for, you’re getting the right car for your driving needs the buying process. You’ll be surprised to learn purchase price can be plus how much you’ll save by driving an electric car.

    Giving Tuesday – Please consider a gift to Ecology Action
    Dec 1 all-day
    Giving Tuesday - Please consider a gift to Ecology Action

    GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world.

    GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past seven years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.

    Please consider joining this global movement by giving to Ecology Action today. Become one of our heroes. https://ecoact.org/donors

    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership State of the Region 2020
    Dec 2 @ 9:00 am – 1:00 pm
    Monterey Bay Economic Partnership State of the Region 2020

    This 6th Annual State of the Region will focus on creating Economic, Social and Environmental Resilience throughout the Monterey Bay through regional solutions.

    Ecology Action is a proud member of Monterey Bay Economic Partnership and is working with organizers to ensure that the climate change story is incorporated throughout the action-packed agenda covering a range of topics relevant to our region, from getting an effective COVID-19 vaccine to wildfire mitigation, to investing locally in our economic recovery, and more.

    Don’t miss this event, and enjoy it from the comfort of your home or office! We will explore some bold ideas about how we can rebound from our multiple current crises to create a more inclusive and vibrant economy for all. Join us!

    Registration and Fee Required. Scholarships Available.

    VIRTUAL EVENT: SUNDAY SEASIDE CRAFTS @ Online | Seymour Marine Discovery Center
    Dec 13 @ 12:00 pm – 5:30 pm
    VIRTUAL EVENT: SUNDAY SEASIDE CRAFTS @ Online | Seymour Marine Discovery Center

    Follow along with this DIY at-home experiment to explore the effects of ocean acidification on shelled sea creatures. Watch to learn about the research at UC Santa Cruz that investigates this problem and the things we can change in our daily lives to minimize our carbon footprints—then try the experiment out for yourself!

    Climate of Hope Forum – Women, Girls, and Climate Justice @ Zoom
    Mar 3 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
    Climate of Hope Forum - Women, Girls, and Climate Justice @ Zoom

    Presented by Regeneración Pajaro Valley in collaboration with the California State University Monterey Bay. This forum will shed light on how the climate emergency disproportionately impacts girls and women and the essential work that they do. Speakers will explore the intersection of sexism, racism, classism, and other oppressions as they tell their stories of climate impacts, climate activism, building climate resilient communities, and working for social and environmental justice.

    What: Climate of Hope Online Forum – Women, Girls, and Climate Justice

    When: March 3rd, 3-5 pm PST on Zoom with optional networking 5-6 pm

    RSVP: http://bit.ly/women_girls_climate

    Language: Interpretation in Spanish and Mixteco will be available on Zoom and by phone conference line.

    Spanish: (602) 580-9748 Access Code 3470165#

    Mixteco: (425) 436-6304 Access Code: 7427151#

    Livestream: to Facebook @regenerationpajarovalley

    Featured speakers include:

    Kanyon Sayers-Roods, Cultural Representative and Native Monitor for Indian Canyon Mutsun Band of Costanoan/Ohlone People, Kanyon Konsulting LLC

    Leslie Aguayo– Environmental Equity Program Manager, The Greenlining Institute

    Ashley Gauer of Monterey Bay Economic Partnership will moderate a panel focusing on women paving the way for equitable climate resiliency:

    Nayeli Gallardo – Sustainable Energy

    Natasha Burr -Landscape Designer

    Hermelinda Vasquez and Mireya Gomez ContrerasEsperanza Community Farms

    We will be presenting a Virtual Art Show from the Pajaro Valley Arts Gallery showcasing women artists that illustrate connections to the environment. Pajaro Valley youth will also be featured through video and art.

    We welcome a diverse audience so that we can foster and cultivate women’s leadership in all sectors of society. Attendees will also be given the option to join a virtual networking meeting after the webinar for further discussion.

    Event is by donation:

    Please support open access to this event as you register by making a secure donation on our website: www.regenerationpajarovalley.org

    Suggested gift range – $15-100

    Together we can begin to redistribute wealth and invest in the people and communities that are presently and historically impacted by social and economic oppression.

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    Facebook: @regenerationpajarovalley

    Instagram: @regenerationpv

    Questions – (831) 288-7755 or info@regenerationpajarovalley.org

    Major support provided by a California Environmental Protection Agency Environmental Justice Small Grant & Ecology Action

    #ClimateofHope #ClimateofHope2021 #climatesolutions #Regeneration #ClimateJustice #womenandclimatejustice

    Affordable Electric Vehicle Clinic: How to Qualify for a Free or Low-Cost EV
    Mar 23 @ 12:00 pm – 1:15 pm
    Affordable Electric Vehicle Clinic: How to Qualify for a Free or Low-Cost EV

    This free virtual clinic is open to the public and will be presented in English with Spanish interpretation. Low- and moderate-income households are especially encouraged to attend since they may qualify for increased rebates and incentives that will allow them to get a very low-cost or free EV.

    Planning for a Sustainable Central Coast: Climate, Resilience, Sustainability & Adaptation
    Mar 31 @ 8:30 am – 12:00 pm
    Planning for a Sustainable Central Coast: Climate, Resilience, Sustainability & Adaptation

    Uniting the Central Coast for Action!

    Unchecked global warming continues to affect the cities and counties within the Central Coast, and our communities must do their part to counteract it. Climate action planning that establishes goals and actions designed for our unique communities is the most effective way to drive down our greenhouse gas emissions.

    In this latest session of the Central Coast Climate Action Summit Series, leading Central Coast organizations come together to help energize regional climate action sustainability efforts. Participants, whether new to climate action planning or in the middle of implementation, will gain insight into equitable solutions, while networking with colleagues throughout the region.

    This forum will include public officials and staff, non-profits, businesses and academic administrations.

    As a participant, you will learn about resources and planning tools designed to make the work of creating, adopting, and implementing climate action plans easier, faster, and affordable. Our goal is to ensure you have the tools you need to develop a roadmap for taking climate action planning to the next level in your City or County, and a vision for implementation.

    Over the last year, COVID-19 has created a public health crisis and an economic crisis. As cities and counties design economic recovery plans, there is tremendous opportunity for accelerating the rate of economic recovery through the adoption of sustainable solutions.

    Climate planning IS economic recovery planning. It allows us to:

    • Reimagine thriving local industries
    • Face challenges with collaborative solutions
    • Engage our communities with equity at the core

    We will connect you with many voices, including regional trailblazers who are already doing this vital work. Together, we can set the agenda for real climate action on the Central Coast.

    The Summit is designed to help Central Coast leaders establish and implement equitable climate solutions for their unique communities.

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