Sustainable Walnut Creek

Sustainability Week

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What and Why Sustainability Week

The idea of Sustainability Week came about when we (SWC Eco-Art Team: Alex Bunik, Marsha Golangco) were seeking a day in October to announce the winners in the Eco-Art youth Competition (for information on Eco-Art visit We learned that there is a Sustainability Day, the last Wednesday in October each year. 

Benefits of having an annual Sustainability Week:

✓ It re-enforces the fact that the City of WC is a sustainability leader

✓ Being the first and only City to hold a week of sustainability events each year

✓ Elevates the sustainable standings of WC.

✓ This would draw locals, people from neighboring cities those visiting SF & Bay Area for the events, to eat, shop and to enjoy WC.

✓ It would help in downtown’s recovery and boost the morale.

✓ And this could be done at a relative low cost.  Put up banners around town, Some promotional ads in Diablo and WC Magazine along with social media.

Schedule and Event Registration

Subject to change

Date and Details Link(s)

Sunday, October 24 (Kick-Off)

• 12:30 PM – Opening Remarks by WC Mayor Kevin Wilk at the Walnut Creek Farmers Market

• 3-4 PM – Guided Bike tour to WC’s 5 Mini Libraries

• 4-5 PM – Film: “The Other Side Of The Hill” (virtual)

Film Registration -> here

Monday, October 25 (Food)

• 2-3 PM – (Live Online) Cooking with Cindy Gershen from Sunrise Bistro

• 7 PM – Film: Love Thy Nature

Film Registration -> here

Tuesday, October 26 (Biking)

• 10-11 AM – (Live Online) Presentation: Its Unequivocal – IPCC
Gary H. White, Climate Reality Project

• 1-3 PM – Downtown Walnut Creek: Electric Bike Demo and Display Presentation

Film Registration -> here

Wednesday, October 27 (Giving Back)

• 10 AM – (Live Online) Eco-Art Contest Competition Winners Announced

5-6:30PM – (Online/In Person) Spiral Conversations hosted by MDUUC

7-8PM – (Live Online) Discussion: Green Sofa Cinema Series Film “Vertical Farming” – Guest Speaker from 350CC, Generation Green, SCOCO & Sustainable Rossmoor

Film Registration -> here

Thursday, October 28(Climate)

• 12-1PM – (Live Online) Discussion and Workshop:
Say Goodbye to Plastics with Author, Sandra Ann Harris (hosted by Sustainable Lafayette)

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

• 8-8:15 PM – (Live Online) How to Get Involved:
(hosted by Climate Reality Project Contra Costa, Lynda Deschambault)

Film Registration -> here

Friday, October 29 (Home)

• 11-12 PM – (Live Online) East Bay Green Home Tour. A review of 6 Sustainable Bay Area Homes.

• 2-3 PM – (Live Online) EcoCleaning – how to clean your house in a sustainable way (zoom) with Friday Apalisky (

Film Registration -> here

Saturday, October 30 (Celebrate)

• 9-1 PM – Shadelands Farmers Market Education kiosk. Kona- Shaved Ice Truck

• 2-4 PM – Downtown to Civic Park Halloween Bike Parade

• 2-4 PM – Civic Park Final Day Festival

Film Registration -> here


Contact Us



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

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
Meg Honey
Pam Murray, (CCC-CCL)
Cynthia Mahoney (CCC-CCL)
Betty Lobos
Ryan Buckley (SCOCO)

Useful Links

Sustainability Week Proclamation (updated)

Blacksburg Sustainability Week