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Special Environmental Events

Community Table Dinner Series at the Ecology Center - San Juan Capistrano
July 24, 2016
6 pm

Hosted by the Ecology Center, this farm dinner series features a renowned chef (Chef Greg Daniels of Haven Gastropub), a sustainable farmer, and an important issue in sustainable food. The culmination of the series is an inspirational & educational cookbook filled with stories from the farms and restaurants and recipes from each dinner to integrate the philosophy of farm-to-table to our everyday lives. In addition, the Community Table Accord trains chefs and restauranteurs on sustainability best practices from local sourcing to composting. Community Table farm dinners seating is limited to 50 guests per dinner and tickets sell out quickly. Please reserve your seats in advance.

LOCATION:
The Ecology Center
32701 Alipaz St.
San Juan Capistrano, 92675

INFORMATION:
(562) 884-6764

Beach Cleanups - Huntington Beach
Held from 9 am to 11 am, the second Saturday of every month

Invite your friends and family out to the Huntington Beach monthly cleanup event to keep our beaches clean and learn about coastal conservation and marine debris.

The cleanups are held the 2nd Saturday of every month, mention "Coastkeeper Cleanup" at the Ranger stand for FREE parking. *Must arrive by 9:30AM.

LOCATION:
Huntington State Beach, Lifeguard Tower #2

Huntington Beach

Beach Cleanups - Seal Beach
Held from 9 am to Noon, third Saturday of every month (check schedule on their website)

Community event where 'all are welcome'. They provide provide gloves, bags and pickers, you're asked to bring a reusable water bottle, if you need one.

LOCATION:
15 1st Street
(beach parking lot at the end of 1st Street, Seal Beach)
Seal Beach

INFORMATION:
(562) 884-6764

Bolsa Chica Conservancy Wetland Restoration Events - Huntington Beach
Second Sunday & Last Saturday of each month
9:00 am-12:00pm

Enjoy the Great Outdoors while helping to restore the Bolsa Chica Wetlands! Join us for our twice monthly service day every second Sunday and last Saturday of the month. Service includes restoration of native plant communities through non-native plant removal, and cleanup efforts. Wear close-toed shoes, layered clothing, protection from the sun and bring water. Ages 6 years – Adult (Kids under 14 need to be supervised by an adult). Donations of heavy duty trash bags, work gloves, and bottled water are appreciated!

LOCATION:
Bolsa Chica Conservancy Interpretive Center
3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach

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Companies Providing Green Service

Orange County Carpet Cleaning
Green Clean! Orange County Carpet Cleaning products are safe for babies, children, pets and even birds.

Professional carpet and upholstery cleaning company serving Orange County as well as LA and Riverside Counties. Highland Carpet Care can help you with all of your carpet, rug, and upholstery cleaning services. Whether you need a general cleaning of your carpet or you need emergency water damage service they are here to help! Emergency services are provided 7 days a week, 24 hours a day.

1-800-206-9787

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Environmental Education / Programs

Eco-Adventure Center
Laguna Niguel

The Ritz-Carlton, Laguna Niguel presents eco-adventures that inspire you with Southern California's unique ecosystems and connect your spirit to their larger global systems. Led by expert naturalists, the Eco-Adventure Center is dedicated to showcasing Southern California's natural wonders. Throughout these unique excursions, the local surroundings become a natural classroom and living laboratory. Adults, families and kids learn through experience, which instills them with deep appreciation and respect for nature. As well, they will understand how to live more environmentally responsible back home.

Project Aware

Project AWARE Foundation is a growing movement of scuba divers protecting the ocean planet - one dive at a time. Over the past two decades of underwater conservation they've learned that divers are true leaders in ocean protection. Everyone is invited to join divers protecting our ocean planet worldwide!

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Environmentally Friendly Hotels

Casa Laguna Inn
The first hotel in Laguna Beach to join the Green Hotel Association of America.

Voted "Best in OC" for eight consecutive years by the OC Register, this charming Bed & Breakfast has 23 rooms and is just a few minutes walk to the beach. Casa Laguna has been active members of the Slow Foods movement since 2002 and they are actively engaged in an Energy Efficiency Program. They use recycled and/or sustainable materials where ever possible, energy efficient lighting, 'on demand' water heating systems in rooms and all bedding and spa linens are made from 100% sustainable bamboo.

Reservations: 1-800-233-0449

Montage Laguna Beach

A luxurious beachfront resort nestled in the picturesque coastal community of Laguna Beach. Montage offers 250 charming guestrooms, including 60 expansive suites. With their commitment to caring for the environment, Montage Hotels & Resorts continues to win awards, with Montage Beverly Hills earning Gold LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) Certification under the U.S. Green Building Council's New Construction rating system.

866-271-6953

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Green Products & Materials

Tuscan Resource
Thinking green! Tuscan Resource believes that the use of reclaimed building materials is a true path for the future

Tuscan Resource has worked with many of America's outstanding architects, designers and contractors collaborating in the creation of timeless custom homes. They take pride in its ability to be a complete resource for all materials, reclaimed and new, used in the construction of the Tuscan and Mediterranean style house. In addition to supplying roof tiles, floor tiles and wood beams, they also offer their clients an extensive selection of superb natural stone fabricated to the specifications of each individual project with a team of of master artisans who produce custom stonework, woodwork and wrought iron of unsurpassed beauty.

West Coast Juniper Distributing

Exclusive distributor for Western Juniper Decking and other fine kiln dried products. Western Juniper heartwood is highly durable and has aromatic properties. Western Juniper is unique to the West Coast and is considered a sustainable, renewable resource. The timber is green-farmed, using eco-friendly harvesting, and then processed locally in Oregon. Product ships from the largest Western Juniper mill in the world. Units are plastic wrapped. (541) 783-3375

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Organic Food

Hanson's Market
San Clemente & San Juan Capistrano

San Clemente & San Juan Capistrano's Natural & Organic community food stores featuring organic fruits and vegetables, deli with meat, cheese sandwiches to order, raw juice & smoothie bar, wine, craft beers plus a Health & Wellness Center with staff available for your holistic and nutritional questions at any time!!!

LOCATIONS:
415 Avenida Pico #P
San Clemente, CA

32382 Del Obispo St
San Juan Capistrano, CA

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Organic Products

Hood River Lavender
Order Online

A Certified Organic farm located in the beautiful Columbia River Gorge that not only grows acres of lavender, but we also steam distill our lavender to produce pure essential oil of lavender. It is with this oil that they manufacture their own Bath & Beauty Products, including handmade Lavender Soap, Aromatherapy items, Organic Lavender Perfume, Lavender Culinary products and tea, and Dried Lavender flowers & More. Products are available online.

pet treatsMarj’s Naturals
Health and Beauty the Natural Way!
Order Online

Marj's Naturals addresses the personal and skin care needs of every woman and every man. Carefully and meticulously formulated using junk-free, antioxidant-rich, nourishing global natural and organic ingredients, Marj’s Naturals is a brand you can trust that delivers expected results.

pet treatsSittin Pretty Natural Dog Bakery
Order Online

Natural and organic healthy treat foods for your pets. Baked in the USA in their natural dog bakery, Sittin Pretty natural baked treats provide maximum flavor and nutrition for your special family member. Natural Beef Low Fat Meaty Snacks, Natural Beefy Beef Balls, Natural Low Fat Organic Milk, Beef Coated Beefy Balls and Yummy Beefy Beef Sticks are some of the treats available.

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Protecting Our Environment

All Green Electonics Recycling

Offering free Electronics Recycling Events in your Orange County.

All Green's network of processing centers and partners is conveniently distributed throughout North America. Hazardous e-waste never ends up in landfills and is never exported to developing nations for dumping.

Beach Cleanups
Seal Beach

Held from 9 am to Noon, third Saturday of every month (check schedule on their website)

Community event where 'all are welcome'. They provide parking passes, garbage bags and protective gloves

LOCATION:
15 1st Street
(corner of Ocean & 1st)
Seal Beach

INFORMATION:
(562) 884-6764

Earth 911

Informative site with information on learning to consume responsibly, how to compost, finding recycling centers near you and finding local environmental events and organizations in your neighborhood.

Users can type in their zip code, and the material they want to recycle and receive a list of specific recycling centers nearby.

Surfrider Foundation

The Surfrider Foundation is a grassroots, non-profit, environmental organization that works to protect our oceans, waves, and beaches. Founded in 1984, Surfrider Foundation's most important coastal environmental work is carried out by Surfrider Foundation's 60 chapters located along the East, West, Gulf, Puerto Rican, and Hawaiian coasts.

There are all kinds of volunteer activities to do, from beach cleanups to water testing to educational presentations to writing newsletters to attending city council meetings to many other things.

Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy

A steward for a wilderness reserve located in the coastal foothills of Southern California. Their mission is to protect the rich natural and cultural resources of the San Mateo Watershed by providing opportunities for environmental education, biological research, and sensitive recreational access to the 1200-acre Donna O'Neill Land Conservancy in Orange County, California.

They provide a range of programs from nature walks to astronomy nights along with voluteer 'cleanup' days.

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