‘Tis the Season for Going Green: Upcoming Events to Celebrate Community and Sustainability

‘Tis the Season for Going Green: Upcoming Events to Celebrate Community and Sustainability

Discover engaging events taking place across MCE communities this holiday season! These events offer opportunities to venture outdoors, connect with nature, and participate in activities that positively impact our environment. Join us in contributing to a more sustainable tomorrow this fall and winter!

Party for the Planet – Save Mt. Diablo
Saturday, November 11, 6:00 pm

Join us on Saturday, November 11th, 2023, at Creekside Commons in Lafayette for an eco-conscious extravaganza to contribute to environmental awareness and the preservation of Mount Diablo’s peaks, surrounding foothills, and watersheds. Experience themed live music, a creative trashy fashion show, and engage in upcycling activities.


Save Mount Diablo’s house band, Blue-Eyed Grass, is made up of Ted Clement, Save Mount Diablo Executive Director; John Gallagher, Save Mount Diablo Board member; and Bob Loomis, Dave Schneider, and Rich Silveira, all Save Mount Diablo supporters. (Photo courtesy Blue-Eyed Grass)

Rio Vista Community Garden Planning Meeting
Saturday, November 11, 3:00 pm –4:30 pm

Be part of something amazing on Saturday, November 11th, from 3:00 pm – 4:30 pm in Rio Vista, CA. Join the Rio Vista Community Garden Planning Meeting (located at S 3rd St & St Gertrude Ave), and help cultivate a green space that fosters community, education, and local produce cultivation. Your involvement supports the creation of a sustainable, community-driven initiative.

Together Tuesday: Climate Resilient Lands and Waters
Tuesday, November 14, 11:00 am–12:30 pm

Together Tuesday invites you to explore climate resilience and equity initiatives in our local area. By participating, you can contribute to transformative projects that enhance our environment’s resilience. Connect, learn, and engage on Tuesday, November 14th, from 11:00 am–12:30 pm via Zoom!

City of Concord’s Annual Tree Lighting & Mayor’s Sing-Along
Friday, December 1, 5:30 pm –8:00 pm

Embrace the spirit of the season on Friday, December 1st, 2023, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Todos Santos Plaza, Concord for the City of Concord’s Annual Tree Lighting & Mayor’s Sing-Along event. In 2023, the city of Concord upgraded to 100% renewable energy service – immerse yourself in the festive atmosphere to celebrate a year of sustainable action for the city of Concord!


Fairfield Tree Planting

Saturday, November 11, 3:00 pm –4:30 pm

Make a difference on Saturday, December 2nd, at 10 am for the Fairfield Tree Planting located at Ohio St and Jefferson St, Fairfield. Instead of chopping down a tree this holiday season, be a part of the green movement by helping plant native trees in Fairfield’s greenspaces. Join in to help spread joy with sustainable living and green urban spaces.

Marine Mammal Center’s Science Sundays: Dive into the World of Marine Mammals!
Friday, December 10, 12:00 pm or 2:00 pm

Delve into the fascinating world of marine mammals on December 10th, 2023, at either 12 pm or 2 pm, at the Marine Mammal Center, Sausalito. Attend the engaging and interactive “Science Sundays” session to meet the stars of the marine mammal hospital and learn their inspiring stories of resilience. Understand the critical role each of these creatures plays in our ocean’s health, all while being guided by award-winning educators. Stop by to support marine conservation efforts, awareness, and education.


Nature Walk: Birds, Butterflies, and Blooms

Wednesday, December 27, 8:30 am –12:30 pm

Immerse yourself in the natural wonders of our local environment on Wednesday, December 27th, from 8:30 am to 12:30 pm at the Mitchell Canyon area near Mount Diablo. Join expert naturalists on a captivating nature walk, exploring the exquisite flora and fauna unique to our region. By participating, you actively support environmental education and conservation.

We encourage you to take advantage of these incredible opportunities to connect with your community, learn about our environment, and actively contribute to positive change. Let’s make Northern California an even more beautiful, sustainable place to live!

See you there!

Blog by Monica Simpson-Ayan
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