Environmental Programs News - Fall 2020



Promoting Environmental Awareness in the City of Irvine

Clean Air Day

Take the Clean Air Day Pledge and
 Receive A Reusable Mask

October 7 is California Clean Air Day built on the idea that shared experiences unite people to action to improve our community health. By joining together for a unified day of action we can create new habits to clear the air for all members of California’s diverse communities.

When you take the Clean Air Pledge you commit to do your part to clear the air, through actions big and small such as: using natural all-purpose cleaners, buying produce locally, planting an indoor plant, and walking or biking to the store. 

Take the Clean Air Pledge and forward your confirmation email to environmentalprograms@cityofirvine.org to receive your prize, a reusable cotton mask, while supplies last. The first 150 participants that send in the pledge confirmation will also receive a reusable shopping bag. Prizes will be mailed to participants; campaign runs until October 8.

Even though we can't all be together, we can all virtually come together to make a difference.



Celebrate Irvine Global Village Festival with Drive-In Concerts & Online Experiences

This year, the City of Irvine is commemorating the 19th annual Irvine Global Village Festival with a series of responsibly planned events that adhere to social distancing guidelines as we navigate these unusual times. Join us for three weeks of unique, interactive online experiences and two socially distanced drive-in concerts that will highlight memories of festivals past and create new memories uniting the community.

Now through October 10, you’re invited to honor Irvine’s multicultural community through music, art, food, and fun. For more information, visit irvinefestival.org or call 949-724-6600.


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      My Garden, My Watershed

Learn the steps to create a water-efficient garden that is watershed conscious. Irvine Ranch Water District will discuss creating healthy soils, rainwater capture and reuse, California native plants, efficient irrigation, and much more.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION: This webinar workshop is on October 14 at 12 p.m. through Webex. In order to attend, you will need to create a free account at webex.com or via the Webex mobile app.


      Explore the SCE Marketplace

The Southern California Edison Marketplace lets you research energy saving products. Here, in one convenient location, you can compare appliances, electronics, and connected home products; calculate savings for switching to more efficient models; find retailers; and more.


Free Paper Shred Event

In partnership with the City of Irvine, Waste Management is hosting a free paper shredding event on Saturday, October 24 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. Due to COVID-19 there will be strict safety measures enforced, residents must wear a face mask and remain in their vehicle until attended to. Those customers who wish to watch their paper be shredded will need to pull off to a designated area on the side away from the truck and staff.

Saturday, October 24, 9 - 11 a.m.
Lakeview Senior Center
20 Lake Road, Irvine

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Waste Management Bottle and Can Recycling Center In Irvine

Closed until at least October 1 due to COVID-19.
Please check back for updates.

In partnership with Waste Management, Orange County Conservation Corps operates a “buy-back” Recycling Center in Irvine where the general public can redeem their bottles and cans for cash. As a nonprofit organization, the Recycling Center’s proceeds enhance and support their programs.


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Support Irvine Green Business Program

The City of Irvine is now offering a FREE Green Business Assistance Program, designed to help businesses operate sustainably and receive public recognition for their efforts. Becoming a Certified Green Business means implementing practices that reduce energy and water consumption, prevent pollution, diverts waste from landfills and assist staff in creating a cleaner, healthier environment for their employees.

Congratulations to the following business that are Irvine Certified Green Business : Angelina's Pizzeria Napoletana, Ashtanga Yoga Orange County, Capsule Apparel, CiaoCiao PetCare- Dog Walking, Cloud Rinjani, EcoSpoons, FCS International, Hyundai America Design & Engineering Center, Irvine Campus Housing Authority, Irvine Therapy Services, Inc., LSA Associates, Naturepedic, OCPC, SIX Workout, South Coast Mold, Inc., Sunpin Solar, Vitality Bowls, Volvo Car USA, LLC


Green Ribbon Environmental Committee

Next meeting will be on November 9.
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