City of Long Beach Sustainable Events

The City of Long Beach would like to highlight and recognize Sustainable Events throughout the City. The Long Beach community is invited to participate in these public events and take individual actions to make this city more sustainable.


Spring 2014 Sustainable Events:
Landscape Class - All Things Succulent
Saturday, April 12th: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Location: Brennan Thomas Administration Building - 1800 E. Wardlow Road
For more info please contact LB Water Department 562-570-2300
www.lbwater.org
Meeting of Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners
Thursday, April 17th: 9 am
Location: Brennan Thomas Administration Building - 1800 E. Wardlow Road
For more info please contact LB Water Department 562-570-2300
www.lbwater.org
Green Generation Long Beach Environmental Mixer
Thursday, April 17th: 5 pm to 8 pm
Location: Earl Burns Miller Japanese Garden on CSULB Campus
Food, Drinks, Live Music, and Art!

Garden Workshop: Spring/Summer Planting Preparation
Wednesday, April 23rd: 12 pm to 1 pm
Location: Civic Center Edible Garden outside of LB City Hall
Please RSVP at
civiccenterediblegarden@gmail.com

Gentle Jaws: Diving with Whale Sharks
Guest Speaker, Ken Kurtis, will discuss his experiences diving with whale sharks, which live in warm, tropical waters and represent the largest species of fish on Earth today.
Thursday, April 24th 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific or Live Web Stream online
Green Prize - Earth Week Festival
Saturday, April 26th: 11 am to 6 pm
Location: Bixby Park
- Green Vendors - Urban Farmers - Green Chefs - Green Technology
- Environmental Organizations - Workshops - Demos and Guest Speakers
- Artists - Children's Activities - Beer Garden - Food Trucks
-Live Entertainment - Free Bike Valet
15th Annual Earth Day Celebration
Saturday & Sunday, April 26th & 27th: 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific
Art-Lantis
Artist Jason de Caires Taylor founded the first underwater sculpture park off the coast of Grenada in the West Indies. His latest sculptural works can be found submerged off the coast of Cancun, Mexico.
Thursday, April 30th: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific or Live Web Stream
Third Annual Long Beach Lawn to Garden Tour
Saturday, May 3rd: 10 am to 2 pm
Location: All over Long Beach
For more info please contact LB Water Department 562-570-2300 www.lbwater.org
Explore and celebrate Southern California's coast during the Aquarium's annual Urban Ocean Festival.
Saturday & Sunday, May 3rd & 4th: 9 am to 5 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific
The Steelhead Story
Guest Speaker, Tom Tomlinson, will share the natural history, local importance, and ecological role of the Southern California steelhead.
Thursday, May 8th: 7 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Aquarium of the Pacific or Live Web Stream
LA River Cleanup
Saturday, May 10th: 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Willow Street Estuary, Long Beach and
Golden Shore Marine Biological Reserve, Long Beach
For more information please visit
http://folar.org/great-los-angeles-river-cleanup-2014-three-days/

Garden Workshop: Native Plants Display and Water-saving Measures for Gardening
Wednesday, May 14th: 12 pm to 1 pm
Location: Civic Center Edible Garden outside of LB City Hall
Please RSVP at
civiccenterediblegarden@gmail.com

Landscape Class - Low Maintenance California Friendly Gardening
Saturday, May 17th: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Location: Brennan Thomas Administration Building - 1800 E. Wardlow Road
For more info please contact LB Water Department 562-570-2300
www.lbwater.org
Landscape Class - Style Your Design Based on the Architecture of  Your Home
Saturday, May 31st: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Location: Brennan Thomas Administration Building - 1800 E. Wardlow Road
For more info please contact LB Water Department 562-570-2300
www.lbwater.org

Garden Workshop: Herbs Propagation Methods
Wednesday, June 11th: 12 pm to 1 pm
Location: Civic Center Edible Garden outside of LB City Hall
Please RSVP at
civiccenterediblegarden@gmail.com

Landscape Class - Choosing Beautiful Drought - Tolerant Plants
Saturday, June 14th: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Location: Brennan Thomas Administration Building - 1800 E. Wardlow Road
For more info please contact LB Water Department 562-570-2300
www.lbwater.org
Water Department Beach Clean Up
Saturday, June 21st: 9 am to 12 pm
Location: Bluff Park (Ocean and Coronado)
For more info please contact LB Water Department 562-570-2300 www.lbwater.org

Landscape Class -Water-Wise Gardening in Times of Drought
Saturday, June 28th: 9:30 am to 1 pm
Location: Brennan Thomas Administration Building - 1800 E. Wardlow Road
For more info please contact LB Water Department 562-570-2300
www.lbwater.org


Ongoing Events in Long Beach:
Bike Long Beach!
Every Saturday, all day
"Save money, have fun, and support local businesses. Ride your bike to local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer. Look for the yellow and green bike window decal in local businesses and ask about their discount/promotion."
Location: Long Beach City
Contact:
bikelongbeach@longbeach.gov
First Saturday Stewards
10am-Noon
Join us in cleaning the stream, clearing the trails, pulling weeds or painting the benches. Wear a hat and bring water.
Location: El Dorado Nature Center
Los Cerritos Wetlands Habitat Restoration
First Saturday of every month: 10:30 am to 12:30 pm
Location: Corner of Pacific and 1st St. in Seal Beach
For more info, please email
iwanttohelp@tidalinfluence.com
Downtown Beach Cleanup
Every 2nd Saturday, 10:00 am - 11:00 am with LB Clean
"Each time we have great prizes for you to win and The Pike Bar & Grill invites every helping hand to a free lunch! Supplies and refreshments are on us, but in order not to add more trash into the environment we encourage you to bring your own reusable water bottles and plastic bags--such as grocery bags.
Location: Beachfront parking lot at Junipero and Alamitos/Shoreline Dr
El Dorado Nature Center Monthly Wetland Cleanups
Noon-2pm
Join us at Golden Shore Marine Reserve to learn more about our fragile weland habitats and how to protect them.
Art Walk Arts Fair
Every 2nd Saturday, 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
"This monthly event provides the neighborhood with a public exhibition space for all art forms. Independent, folk, grass root artists as well as professional artists. Musicians, dancers, theatre and street performers are encouraged to participate. There are spaces for 45 artists' booths, two music locations and also a space for theatrical performers or any other form of artistic expression. Together with a street closure, local art galleries and businesses participate by hosting various art events."
Location: Monthly street closure on Linden Avenue between 1st Street and Broadway in Downtown Long Beach
Green Drinks Long Beach
3rd Wednesday of the Month at 6:30pm
The Green Drinks Long Beach Chapter meets every 3rd Wedensday of the month to share a drink and a green chat while supporting local businesses in Long Beach. We often choose places that have a greener focus such as sustainable or organic wines and foods. Each month we visit a new venue keeping that adventurous spirit alive. Green Speakers coming soon. If you have any ideas for speakers please email: greendrinkslb@gmail.com.
30-min Beach Clean Up
Every 3rd Saturday, 10:00 am - 10:30 am
"Help rid the beach of trash and debris. All ages welcome. Free parking, trash bags, gloves, door prizes, volunteer credit forms and refreshments."
Location: 1 S. Granada Ave 90803
Alamitos Bay Farmers' Market
Every Sunday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
"Situated in the parking lot near the bay, this market is a great way to spend a Saturday morning. Grab what you need for the week, then head across the lot to the weekly Art and Craft fair."
Location: East Marina Drive south of East 2nd Street
World Trade Center Farmers' Market
Every Tuesday, 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
"Fresh produce, organic fruits and vegetables, crafts, and live music entertainment."
Location: 1 World Trade Center
5th District Farmers' Market
Every Sunday, 8:30 am - 2:00 pm
"Over 60 farmers will provide you with all your in-season fresh produce needs."
Location: Corner of Spring Street and Clark Avenue
Local Harvest Farmer's Market
Wednesdays 3:00pm-8:00pm
In addition to the variety of farm-fresh produce, this market includes some great ready-to-eat vendors which makes it nice for a spontaneous mid-week picnic.
Location: Marine Stadium, Appian Way and Nieto
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Greener Good Farmers Market
Wedensdays 3:00pm-8:00pm
This North Long Beach farmers market features fresh fruit, vegetables, hot food, and more available for purchase. The market also accepts EBT, credit, debit, and cash as forms of payment.
Location: 609 E. Artesia Boulevard (Corner of Atlantic Avenue & Artesia Boulevard).
Bixby Knolls Uptown Farmer's Market
Thursdays 3:00pm-6:30pm
Purchase fresh produce and organic food in the heart of Bixby Knolls, a 50s-era neighborhood with boutique retail, art and restaurants. Don't miss the free produce drawing at 5:00pm!
Location: 46th Street and Atlantic Avenue
Downtown Farmer's Market
Fridays 10:00am-4:00pm
Fresh Produce, organic and cooked food. Live music and crafts! Two hours of free validated parking in any CityPlace parking structure.
Location: North Pine (Pine/6th)
East Village Farmers Market
Every Saturday, 9:00 am - 2:00 pm
"The East Village Farmer's Market of Downtown Long Beach is a year-round affair that is surrounded by restaurants, shops and cafes."
Location: 1st Street between Elm and Linden Avenue
Cyclone Coaster Vintage Bicycle Ride
Every First Sunday, 10:00 am - 12:00 pm
"The free, Cyclone Coaster ride (slow pace-a celebration of old and unusual bicycles) departs from Portfolio Coffeehouse at 10:00 am to ride along the beach path and surface streets in and around Long Beach. Riding, networking, swapping stories, swapping bicycles and swapping parts. Open to people of all ages with any type of bicycle and at any riding level".
Location: Portfolio Coffeehouse on Junipero and 4th St.
Friends of the Colorado Salt Marsh Mondays
Every Monday, 9:00 am
"Join FOCL restoration technicians as we restore the salt marsh at the Lagoon. Email education@coloradolagoon.org for more info.
Location: Colorado Lagoon, Long Beach
Cal Heights Clean Streets
Every Thursday, 8:30 am - 10:00 am
"On a rotating schedule, we remove litter, trash, illegal signs and debris on Wardlow from the 405 to Orange Avenue and on Atlantic from the 405 to Carson St."
Location: Wardlow Rd at Atlantic Ave Meet behind EZ Lube. Street parking available around the corner on Lime Ave.
First Fridays Long Beach
Every 1st Friday, 6:30 pm
"The mission of First Fridays is to promote and support local artists and musicians by providing them with an outlet to showcase their work. Every first Friday night of the month, participating Bixby Knolls businesses will unite to promote local artists and musicians through extended operating hours. In doing so we hope to encourage a dialogue between businesses, artists and the community".
Location: Atlantic Ave. in Bixby Knolls
Long Beach Board of Water Commissioners Meeting
Meetings are held every 1st and 3rd Thursdays of the month at 9:00am in the Board Meeting Room on the 4th Floor in the Brennan S. Thomas Administration Building.
Litter-Free LB
More than 147 tons of litter and dumped items are collected annually by volunteers participating in clean-up events hosted by the Environmental Services Bureau. Clean-up events happen year-round. A litter-free Long Beach depends on volunteers like you!
Beach & Wetland Clean-ups
"Save Our Beach" conducts monthly beach and wetland cleanups in Seal Beach and Long Beach. You can also contact Kim Masoner to arrange your own beach cleanup at kim@saveourbeach.org.
Sierra Club Long Beach Chapter
Mondays at 7pm
The Sierra Club Angeles Chapter arranges monthly conditioning beach walks and hikes (4-5 miles) with opportunities for all ages and levels of experience.
Location: Belmont Pier parking lot south of Ocean Blv at the end of Termino St


Additional Long Beach Event Calendars:

Aquarium Events, Aquarium of the Pacific Events Calendar
Calendar of Events, El Dorado Nature Center's Calendar
Green Events, Long Beach Green Guide
Local Events Calendar, Long Beach Local
Green LA Events Calendar


If you have additional Sustainable City events, please submit the information to:
Tiffany Chen, Sustainability Analyst at
Tiffany.Chen@longbeach.gov