The City of Malibu encourages the entire community to join the 2019 Earth Month environmental activities, which include collection and recycling events for electronic and household hazardous waste, polystyrene foam and used wetsuits, an environmentally-themed Malibu Library Speaker Series and Resilient Malibu Workshops, all free of charge and open to the public.
Resilient Malibu Workshops
With the entire community and the City government focused on recovery and rebuilding from the Woolsey Fire, this Earth Month, the Environmental Sustainability Department launches a Resilient Malibu Workshop Series to help residents impacted by the fire. Resilience is the capacity to adapt to changing conditions and regain vitality in the face of adversity. The free workshops will highlight increasing fire resiliency in building design and materials, fire-conscious landscaping, water and energy conservation and self-reliance, community preparedness, and hazard mitigation and adaptation. For more information and to sign up, visit www.MalibuCity.org/ResiliencyPrograms.
“Building Fires Resilient Homes and Communities: Innovations and Lessons from Australia,” co-hosted by the LA-based urban forestry non-profit TreePeople.
Tuesday April 9, 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM at Malibu City Hall
“Rebuilding Resilience: A Hands-on Workshop with Green Architects and Engineers” in partnership with Global Green and the US Green Building Council
Saturday April 27, 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM at Malibu City Hall
Earth Month Proclamation in City Council
The City Council proclaimed March 30 through April 30, 2019 as “Earth Month” in Malibu during the March 25 City Council meeting.
Earth Hour – March 30
On Saturday, March 30 from 8:30 PM to 9:30 PM the City observed Earth Hour by turning off facility lights for an hour to raise awareness about the need to conserve energy and to address climate change. Malibu residents and businesses are encouraged to join millions of people around the world for Earth Hour and commit to an action that protects the planet for the rest of the year. Learn more about Earth Hour at www.EarthHour.org.
Daily Environmental Tips
The City will post daily environmental tips on the website and social media March 30 to April 30. See all of the tips in one place.
"Waste to Waves" Polystyrene Foam Collection
Help prevent the plastic pollution that is devastating marine ecosystems and wildlife by dropping off polystyrene foam (white #6 block only, no peanuts or take-out food containers) at Malibu City Hall’s upper parking lot during Earth Week, April 22-26. As part of its “Waste to Waves” project, Sustainable Surf will recycle the polystyrene foam into foam cores to make more sustainable surfboards. Learn more at www.WasteToWaves.org.
"Waste to Waves" Neoprene Wetsuit Collection
Give your wetsuit a second life as a stylish, sustainable yoga mat. Help keep non-biodegradable neoprene wetsuits out of the landfill by dropping them off at the Malibu Becker Surf Shop (23755 Malibu Rd, Malibu, CA 90265, in the shopping center at PCH and Webb Way) April 1 - 30. With the latest expansion of the “Waste to Waves” project, Sustainable Surf will recycle the wetsuits into Suga yoga mats made in American factories. Learn more: www.WasteToWaves.org. www.SugaMats.com.
Pepperdine Earth Day Fair
Malibu’s Environmental Sustainability Team will be doing outreach about the City’s environmental programs and policies and giving away re-usable, stainless steel smoothie straws with brush cleaners at Pepperdine University’s Earth Day Fair. The event takes place on Wednesday, April 10 from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM at Mullin Town Square. Celebrate Earth Day early with student presentations, activities, food, and community organizations at this event hosted by the Center for Sustainability. https://www.pepperdine.edu/climate-calling/
Malibu Library Speaker Series Earth Day Special
The April Malibu Library Speaker Series, in partnership with Pepperdine University’s Climate Calling Conference during Earth Month, features Distinguished Professor of Biology Dr. Stephen Davis, Wednesday, April 10 at 7:00 PM at Pepperdine’s Elkins Auditorium. Free with RSVP. For more information visit www.MalibuCity.org/LibrarySpeakers or https://www.pepperdine.edu/climate-calling/. RSVP online or call the Malibu Library at 310-456-6438.
Household Hazardous Waste & Electronics Recycling
On Saturday, April 20, 10:00 AM to 2:00 PM, residents can wrap up their spring cleaning at the City’s free household hazardous waste and electronic waste collection event. Drop off latex paint, motor oil, batteries and electronics in the upper parking lot of Malibu City Hall to be safely and properly recycled. Check the list of accepted materials.
For more information on Malibu's Earth Month, visit www.MalibuCity.org/EarthMonth.