Our Events

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

Oct
16
Sun
Open Streets Santa Cruz @ Lighthouse Field to Natural Bridges
Oct 16 @ 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Open Streets Santa Cruz Is Back!

Sunday, October 16th 2022

West Cliff Drive | 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

Open Streets Santa Cruz returns to West Cliff Drive on Sunday, October 16th 2022!  Join us for another day of walking, biking and playing in the streets on a day free from car traffic. Come back soon for details on this year’s event, including booth/activity locations and performance guide.

BOOTHS & ACTIVITIES—TO BE UPDATED SOON!!!

Open Streets Santa Cruz 2022 will be the largest event yet, with more than 60 local organizations, businesses and performers hosting some incredible activities and resources!

Oct
18
Tue
Free Bike Commuting 101 Workshop – GO Santa Cruz
Oct 18 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Bike Commuting 101 Workshop - GO Santa Cruz

Are you ready to take your commute to the next level? Or are you just ready to give your wallet a break from rising gas prices? In this webinar, learn from the experts about bike commuting basics including hauling gear, what to look for in a solid commuting bike, riding while “business casual,” rush hour rules of the road, and more.

As Santa Cruz County expands its network of protected bike lanes and paths, now is the perfect time to explore commuting by bike. With the right preparation, adding biking to your commute options can be a breeze. Staff from Ecology Action will share the need-to-knows of bike commuting, trouble-shoot your commute, and after-work errands to help cyclists of all levels plan for a safe and satisfying ride.

FREE BIKE LIGHTS AND HELMETS FOR ALL ATTENDEES*

For more information on the GO Santa Cruz program and available benefits, visit cityofsantacruz.com/gosantacruz.

This free workshop is offered to all downtown Santa Cruz employees as part of GO Santa Cruz, a transportation program that provides downtown employees with commute alternatives to single-occupant car trips.

*must be an employee of a business in the Downtown Santa Cruz Parking District and enrolled in Go SC on my.cruz511.org/s/gosantacruz

Nov
17
Thu
Free Intro to eBikes Workshop – GO Santa Cruz
Nov 17 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Intro to eBikes Workshop - GO Santa Cruz

Are you curious about making your transportation trips easier? Want to learn more about how eBikes can help conquer your commute, saving you both time and money?

Maybe you’ve thought about biking to work, but you’re concerned about hills, distance, or the extra time it will take you. Perhaps you’d love to ride, but you are a busy parent with kids to transport and errands to run.

From hauling kids, to arriving to work sweat-free, this workshop will explore eBike options for a diversity of lifestyles and budgets.

Ecology Action staff will provide an overview introduction of eBikes. Topics will include frequently asked questions, different eBike technologies, cost, environmental benefits, and investigate if eBikes can really replace cars.

We’ll also dive into the question on everyone’s mind: “Are eBikes cheating?” Spoiler alert: they’re not.

FREE BIKE LIGHTS AND HELMETS FOR ALL ATTENDEES*

For more information on the GO Santa Cruz program and available benefits, visit cityofsantacruz.com/gosantacruz.

This free workshop is offered to all downtown Santa Cruz employees as part of GO Santa Cruz, a transportation program that provides downtown employees with commute alternatives to single-occupant car trips.

*must be an employee of a business in the Downtown Santa Cruz Parking District and enrolled in Go SC on my.cruz511.org/s/gosantacruz

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