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Sustainability Week


Walnut Creek’s Proclamation for Sustainability week

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What and Why Sustainability Week

Sustainability Day was created to remind and educate communities about the importance of caring for our environment. The Sustainability Week Coalition has brought together Walnut Creek organizations advocating for personal, environmental, and community health to build on that idea and celebrate a Sustainability Week in conjunction with announcing the winners of the Eco-Art Initiative for youth. They have worked to provide online presentations and events that give us ideas on steps we all can take to increase the sustainability of our lives and help to save the health of our planet.

Holding an annual week of sustainability events demonstrates the leadership by the City of Walnut Creek in sustainability actions. The events will attract residents from WC and neighboring communities, along with visitors to San Francisco and the Bay Area, and they will stay to eat, shop, and enjoy Walnut Creek. Sustainability Week will increase awareness of the diversity of actions and organizations that promote healthy living, such as biking for transportation and recreation, using sustainable products, and eating sustainably (as promoted by Meatless Mondays). The community activities will boost our spirits and help in the recovery of downtown WC from the adversity of nearly two years. Hosting Sustainability Week is kept affordable by harnessing the tremendous volunteerism of our community organizations.

Please check out the schedule below for free live and virtual events during Sustainability Week — you will surely want to participate in several of them. We look forward to seeing you!

Schedule and Event Registration

Subject to change

Date and Details

Sunday, October 24 (Kick-Off)

• POSTPONED – to October 31 10:00-12:30 PM – Meet and Greet with WC Mayor Kevin Wilk at the Walnut Creek Farmers Market. Opening Remarks 

• 2:00-3:00 PM – (Live Online) Let’s Work Together to Save Resources and the Planet with the Cleaner Contra Costa Challenge – presented by Sustainable Contra Costa- Laura Wehrley.  Register for Event.

• 3:00-4:00 PM – Self Guided Bike Tour To Rise Up Against Racism’s Five Little Free Antiracist Libraries  Event Information.

• 4:00-5:30 PM – (Live Online) Is your money funding the Climate Crisis? sponsored by 350 Contra Costa and SCOCO. Register for event.

• 4:30-5:30 PM – (Live Online) Financial Incentives/Rebates for Electric Vehicles sponsored by Diablo Valley College.  Register for English/Spanish

Monday, October 25 (Food)

• 11:00-3:00PM (Onsite) Test Drive: Electric Cars and Bikes at Diablo Valley College. Register for event.

• 2:00-3:00 PM – (Live Online) Cooking with Cindy Gershen from Sunrise Bistro. Register for event.

• 7:00 PM – (Live Online) Love Thy Nature sponsored by MDUUC.Film Discussion:   Watch the film beforehand and Register for event to discuss.

Tuesday, October 26

• 1:00-3:00 PM – EV’s & E-Bikes at Tiffany’s –  Live Electric Car and Electric Bike Demo and Display Presentation. Meet outside of Tiffany’s. Event Information.

• 7:00-8:00 PM – Workshop/webinar – Climate Change and Militarism presented by Veterans For Peace – Andrew Kodama, Peace Center. Event Information.

Wednesday, October 27 (Giving Back)

• 5:30-6:00 PM – (Live Online) Eco-Art Contest Competition Winners Announced. Event Information.

• 5-6:30PM – (Online and Onsite) Addressing Climate Change Anxiety: Spiral Conversations hosted by MDUUC.  Register for event.

• 7:00-8:00PM – (Live Online) Discussion: Green Sofa Cinema Series Film “Vertical Farming” – Cindy Gershen from Sunrise Bistro, 350CC, Generation Green, SCOCO & Sustainable Rossmoor. Film should be watched beforehand: Film details and Register for event.

Thursday, October 28 (Climate)

• 12:00-1:00PM – (Live Online) Discussion and Workshop:
Say Goodbye to Plastics with Author, Sandra Ann Harris (hosted by ICAN). Book details and Register for event.

• 7:00-8:00 PM – (Live Online) The Larkey Park EcoDistrict –A model for small neighborhood-scale solutions for big impactUlrich Wolf hosted by  Sustainable Walnut Creek. Event Information.

Friday, October 29 (Home)

• 2:00-3:00 PM – (Live Online) EcoCleaning – how to clean your house in a sustainable way with Friday Apalisky (  Register for event.

• 3:00-4:00 PM – (Live Online and Onsite) Refill Revolution: How To Reduce Your Plastic Consumption with Amy Golan at Planet Renu (  Register for event.

• 7:00-8:00PM – (Live Online) Presentation: Solving the Climate Emergency hosted by Climate Reality Bay Area Chapter.  Event Information.

• 8:15-8:30 AM – (Live Online) Contra Costa Hub: How to Get Involved. Event Information.

Saturday, October 30 (Celebrate)

• 9:00-1:00 PM – Education Kiosk and Kona-Shaved Ice Truck at Shadelands Farmers Market. Event Information.

• 2:00-3:30 PM – Halloween Bike Parade starting at Heather Farms to Civic Park. Led by Grand Marshal MDUUC Reverend Leslie Takahashi. Map of route.  Event Information.

• 3:30-4:00 PM – Final Day Festival: School Of Rock Music at Civic Park

Sustainability Week Coalition

Presenting Partners
Sustainable Walnut Creek
Mount Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church (MDUUC-CAC),
Interfaith Climate Action Network C C (ICAN-Contra Costa)
350 Contra Costa
Mount Diablo Peace & Justice Center

Walnut Creek Magazine

Climate Reality Project Bay Area Chapter
Contra Costa County Climate Leaders (4CL) & Generation Green
California Interfaith Council
Sustainable Rossmoor
Sustainable Contra Costa (SCOCO)

Promotional Partners
Broadway Plaza
Women Of The World
APAPA, Marsha Golangco
Trader Joe’s
Walnut Creek Farmers’ Market
Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation
Advisory Partners
Emily Hopkins (CCL-CCC, ICAN-CC)
Meg Honey (Rise Up Against Racism)
Pam Murray, (CCL-CCC)
Cynthia Mahoney (CCL-CCC)
Betty Lobos (CCL-CCC, ICAN-CC)
Ryan Buckley (SCOCO)

Useful Links

Sustainability Week Proclamation!  Mayor Kevin Wilks reads the proclamation at City Hall (start at 6:41)  – photo

Blacksburg Sustainability Week

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