Our Events

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

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

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85342953054
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.

Oct
28
Wed
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
Nov
12
Thu
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.

Dec
1
Tue
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

Dec
2
Wed
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.

Dec
13
Sun
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!

Mar
3
Wed
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.

Facebook event page

Follow us on social media for updates and other environmental justice information.

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

Mar
23
Tue
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.

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.

Mar
25
Thu
Free Bike Commuting 101 Virtual Workshop – GO Santa Cruz & Ecology Action @ Zoom
Mar 25 @ 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
Free Bike Commuting 101 Virtual Workshop - GO Santa Cruz & Ecology Action @ Zoom

Are you ready to take your commute to the next level? 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, and help cyclists of all levels plan for a safe and satisfying ride.

Free bike lights and helmets for all attendees employed in Downtown Santa Cruz*

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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