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 2015 Sustainable Events:
Art Exhibitions at the University Art Museum
Jan 27- April 12
CSULB: 1250 Bellflower Blvd. Long Beach CA 90840 or 562-985-5761
Garden Workshop Spring/Summer Planting Preparation
Wednesday April 15: 12pm - 1pm
City of Long Beach Civic Center Edible Garden
Please RSVP at or 562-570-5927
Bike Saturdays!
April 18
Save money, have fun, and support local businesses! Ride your bike to participating local shops and eateries in Long Beach on Saturdays to receive a special discount or offer. Just stop by at any time on Saturday and ask about their special Bike Saturdays deals for bicyclists.
Visit for a list of participating businesses.
Contact 562.234.0046
"30-Minute Beach Cleanup" Hosted by Justin Rudd
Saturday April 18: 10a.m.
Granada Ave.
Free Compost & Vermicompost Workshop
Saturday April 18: 10:30a.m.-12:30p.m. at 2929 E. Willow St.
*Turn yard waste into a beneficial soil amendment
*Turn food scraps into a valuable fertilizer
*Purchase discounted bins from the City
Register at (562)570-4694
Earth Day Coastal Cleanup
Saturday April 18: 10am -noon
Join El Dorado Nature Center, Aquarium of the Pacific, Clean LB, and Surfride at one of our 4 cleanup locations. Belmont Pier, Mother's Beach, Junpero Ave/Ocean, 55th Place/Ocean
For more info call 562-570-1745
Earth Day Yoga and Potluck
Saturday April 18
11:00am - 2:30pm
HOWL Event Space
Parking garage 51 E. 3rd St.
All-levels vinyasa flow yoga followed by gluten-free potluck. $15 donation suggested, not a free event. RVSP at
SoCal Harvest Fruit Picking
Tuesday April 21: 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Join SoCal Harvest in picking backyard fruit! No experience necessary - tasks include: hand picking fruit (or using a fruit basket picker), trimming greenery (seated task), raking yard, flyering neighborhood, loading truck, etc. Equipment and gloves provided, and families welcome! All produce harvested feeds those in need in Long Beach through Food Finders, Signal Hill.
(location shared at time of confirmation)
Guest Speaker at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Climatologist Bill Patzert will explain how the California drought developed, its ties to ocean phenomena, and how people can deal with the impacts of future droughts.
Tuesday April 21: 7:00pm -8:30pm
$5 for public or free live stream
(562) 590-3100
El Dorado Audubon Society Meeting
Join us as we discuss news about our feathered friends.
Thursdays, March 17 and April 21, 7:30pm
Annual Earth Day Celebration at The Growing Experience Urban Farm
Wednesday April 22: 2:00pm to 5:00pm
The free event is open to the public, and will feature healthy cooking demos, food preservation workshops, tastings, farm stand sale, vegetable seedling plant sale, composting information, art's activities, and aquaponics and farm tours.
Guest Speaker at the Aquarium of the Pacific
Dr. Andrew Rosenberg will discuss science's role in American democracy and the trend of disbelief in scientific information.
Wednesday April 22: 7:00pm -8:30pm
$5 for public or free live stream
(562) 590-3100
14th Annual Municipal Green Building Conference & Expo
Navigating the Road Ahead: The Guide to Evolving Regulations and Changes to Green Building Standards in 2014
Thursday April 22: 8am-4:30pm
Southern California Gas Company Energy Resource Center 9240 Firestone Blvd Downey, CA 90241
Green Prize Festival
Green Education, Inc, in collaboration with Leadership Long Beach, and Green Long Beach! are kicking off this one-day FREE event highlighting urban farmers, green chefs, live entertainment, artists, green technology, environmental organizations as well as education through workshops, demonstrations and guest speakers. The event will also feature "Farm to Table" meals, a free bike valet, beer garden, green vendors, food trucks and children's activities.
Saturday April 25: 11am-7pm at Cesar Chavez Park
Gardening Class: Seed Starting, Summer Planting, Harvesting
Saturday April 25th: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peace Garden Learning Center:1950 Lemon Avenue, Long Beach CA 90802
To RSVP please contact Viki Ornelas at (562) 570-7904 or at
Small gift for all participants!
Landscape Class at Long Beach Water Department
Designing Your New Landscape, taught by Barbara Paul
Saturday April 25: 9:30am to 1:00pm
Brennan Thomas Administration Building-1800 E. Wardlow Rd.
Aquarium of the Pacific Long Beach Earth Day Celebration
Learn what you can do to help our ocean planet at the Aquarium of the Pacific's fifteenth annual Earth Day Celebration. Join the Aquarium for a weekend of family fun celebrating Earth Day while learning simple, everyday tips to protect our environment. Visit booths from various Earth-friendly organizations, and participate in hands-on learning demonstrations for people of all ages. General Admission--$28.95 adult (12+), $25.95 senior (62+), $14.95 child (3-11), and free for children under age 3 and Aquarium members.
Saturday April 25: 9:00 am-5:00pm at 100 Aquarium Way
Info/Tickets: 562-590-3100 or
Gardening Class: Composting
Tuesday May 12: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Houghton Park Community Center
6301 Myrtle Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805
To RSVP please contact Viki Ornelas at (562) 570-7904 or at
Small gift for all participants!
Garden Workshop Vegetable Harvesting and Storage
Wednesday May 20: 12pm - 1pm
City of Long Beach Civic Center Edible Garden
Please RSVP at or 562-570-5927
Gardening Class: Composting
Saturday May 23: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peace Garden Learning Center:1950 Lemon Avenue, Long Beach CA 90802
To RSVP please contact Viki Ornelas at (562) 570-7904 or at
Small gift for all participants!
Gardening Class: Soil Health and Pests
Tuesday June 9: 12:00pm - 1:00pm
Houghton Park Community Center
6301 Myrtle Ave. Long Beach, CA 90805
To RSVP please contact Viki Ornelas at (562) 570-7904 or at
Small gift for all participants!
Gardening Class: Soil Health and Pests
Saturday June 13: 11:00am - 12:00pm
Peace Garden Learning Center:1950 Lemon Avenue, Long Beach CA 90802
To RSVP please contact Viki Ornelas at (562) 570-7904 or at
Small gift for all participants!
Garden Workshop Composting 101
Wednesday June 17: 12pm - 1pm
City of Long Beach Civic Center Edible Garden
Please RSVP at or 562-570-5927

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
First Saturday Stewards
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
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
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:
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
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 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
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
Kundalini Yoga and Meditation - $12 per session
Enjoy the serenity of the Nature Center and experience the yoga of awareness through posture, movement, breath and meditation. We will practice yoga sets and meditations for health, mental vitality and inner peace. Bring walking shoes, water and a mat.
Sundays, 11am - 12:30pm
$40 monthly class fee or $12 walk-in fee.
Location: El Dorado Nature Center

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