Environmental Programs News- Fall 2018

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September 2018 -- Issue 37 •  City of Irvine Environmental Programs • 


Outdoor Rebates

Approximately 60 percent of an average home's water consumption goes toward the landscape. Cut down on your home's water use with one or more of Irvine Ranch Water District's outdoor rebates.

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Smart Energy Program

There’s never been a smarter way to save energy and money with a smart thermostat. When you purchase a qualifying energy-efficient smart thermostat and successfully enroll in the Smart Energy Program through an authorized service provider, you can earn up to $150. Plus, your ongoing program participation can earn you annual bill credits of up to $40 or more.

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Make plans to travel the world at the 17th annual Irvine Global Village Festival on Saturday, Sept. 22 from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. at the Orange County Great Park. Visit the City of Irvine Environmental Programs booth to learn more about recycling, and get tips about conserving resources. This multicultural event features international cuisine, live entertainment, a Kids Village with crafts and activities, cultural and religious exhibits, and an international marketplace. Festival admission and parking are free. Get more information at irvinefestival.org.

Garden Expo

Urban Landscape and Garden Education Expo

Saturday, Sept. 29

Get the information you need to create a water efficient landscape. The Expo will feature free workshops, industry experts, vendors and landscape displays, as well as hands-on activities for children and adults.
UC ANR South Coast Research and Extension Center
7601 Irvine Blvd.
9 a.m. - 2 p.m.

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Individual actions has a major impact on energy resources. Now is the perfect time to focus on saving energy because you won't be doing it alone; October is Energy Awareness Month.

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Free Paper Shredding Event

Saturday, Oct. 27

In partnership with the City, Waste Management is hosting a free paper shredding event on Saturday, Oct. 27 at the Lakeview Senior Center. Irvine residents can safely and securely dispose of up to five banker-size file boxes (dimensions 24 inches x 12 inches) at a mobile shredding unit on-site. Event is first come, first served and will end when truck capacity is reached.

Lakeview Senior Center
20 Lake Road, Irvine
9 - 11 a.m.