Earth Month

The Environmental Sustainability Department produces a variety of special events each year, designed to serve the whole community, including events that are family-friendly, encourage environmental stewardship, promote cultural arts, and offer recycling opportunities. This year marks the 48th anniversary of Earth Day! 

The City proclaimed March 24 through April 30 as Earth Month. Earth Hour kicks off the celebration of all things "green." Come back everyday through April 30 for a new Earth Month Tip on how to Live Sustainably.

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Earth Hour 
Saturday, March 24, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM 
Around the globe, millions of people switch off their lights and make noise for climate change action. Learn more at

"Waste to Waves" Polystyrene & wetsuit Collection  
April 1 - 30, Malibu City Hall upper parking lot

Malibu City celebrates 5 years of partnership with nonprofit Sustainable Surf by expanding the Waste to Waves program. Donate used wetsuits (any size or condition) to be recycled into yoga mats.

  • White #6 block packing foam will be recycled into surfboards
  • NO packing peanuts
  • NO take-out food containers

sustainability and wellness Fair
April 10, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Mullin Town Square at Pepperdine University

  • Healthy Planet, Healthy You Sustainability and Wellness Fair co-hosted by Pepperdine's Center for Sustainability and Human Resources
  • Enjoy free food from local vendors, compete for prizes, and see farm animals
  • Malibu's Environmental Programs team will be onsite to talk about the City’s environmental initiatives and share Earth Day giveaways

Library Speaker Series:  Paul Hawken
April 11, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Elkins Auditorium at Pepperdine University

Paul Hawken is an environmentalist, entrepreneur, author, and activist who has dedicated his life to environmental sustainability and changing the relationship between business and the environment. He is one of the environmental movement's leading voices and a pioneering architect of corporate reform with respect to ecological practices.

Visit the event website for details.

Household Hazardous and E-Waste Collection
Saturday, April 21, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, City Hall
Participate in Recycle Day and safely dispose of materials that don't belong in the trash.

  • Electronic waste recycling
  • Household batteries
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Oil and paint roundup

document shred day

SATURDAY, APRIL 21, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, City Hall

Protect your identity and take advantage of free document shredding. Celebrate Earth Day by recycling all your old bank statements, tax records, and other papers that contain personal information. Event ends if truck fills get there early.