E.volve Newsletter September 2010

September
at The Ecology Center is about celebration. In less than two weeks, 200
of our closest friends will gather for a communal celebration of local
food – Green Feast. As we’ve been working hard on preparing for this event for over 6-months, we’re looking forward to the feast.
Last Friday August 27th, we launched our year-long exhibition called Splash! How Good Water Works. Thank you to Hurley, Zago, Boeing, Andrew Sieger, Gerard Basil and the entire team that brought this initiative to life.
While the world’s poorest survive on less than five gallons a day, we
continue to feed The Juggernaut monster. A daily water footprint of 950
gallons is considered a sustainable global standard, which means we all
have a lot of work to do.
Visit the exhibition for 10 simple ways to do your part in defeating the Juggernaut. Open Saturday – Sunday, 11:00 – 5:00 pm.

 
 
 
 
 
 

Splash! How Good Water Works Opening

Open Saturdays and Sundays

A
free interactive exhibition to bring attention to the more than 1,800
gallons of water the average Southern Californian uses each day.
Open Saturdays and Sundays 11:00 – 5:00 pm.

 

Eco-Labs Update

Learning Landscape Progress!

We’ve
made an incredible amount of progress on our newly updated learning
landscape, aka Eco-Labs. Come visit and see the progress…

 

Pledge water savings today!

Defeat The Juggernaut!

To defeat The Juggernaut, we’ll need to siphon over 850 gallons per day from our lives. Pledge today to make a difference and be part of the solution!

 
 

Farm to Fork

September 4th, 10:00 – 11:30 am

Beginning
with an exploration of The Ecology Center?s veggie garden and ending
with the preparation of small-plate meals alongside professional local
chefs, this children?s program emphasizes the real food journey from
?Farm to Fork?. Recommended for children ages 6 to 12.

 
 
 

Backyard Skills / Sourdough Bread Baking 101

September 4th, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Back by popular demand, The Ecology Center is once again offering Sourdough Bread Baking
with Chris Blank. Yes, sourdough bread will be baked (and enjoyed)
during class and all students will take home prepped starter to apply
their new backyard skill at home. Class fills fast, reserve right away!

 
 
 

Green Feast / SOLD OUT

September 11th, 4:00 – 9:00 pm

Two
hundred supporters of The Ecology Center will sample hors d?oeuvres and
enjoy a six-course meal served on 25 tables set up end to end outdoors
at South Coast Farms.

 
 
 

Kite Making at The Center for Living Peace

September 25th, 1:00 – 2:30 pm

Join
us September 25th at 1pm: at The Center for Living Peace in Irvine for a
DIY 101 on Kite Making with Alyssa Duye. Learn how to build and fly
your own kite! Sign up here.

 
 
 

Warrior of Change Contest

Starts today!

Starting
today, our friends at Sambazon are taking nominations by individual
changemakers. Join The Ecology Center and be a Warrior of Change. Apply with your social/environmental project to win a $10k grant.

 
 
 

Grow your own fruits and veggies or buy seasonal, organic food from your local farmer’s market. GALLONS SAVED: 150 daily

Aside
from the water saved in reduced transportation and storage, locally
grown, seasonal foods require fewer pesticides and synthetic fertilizers
that can pollute our water supply and beef up the Juggernaut. When you
buy organic or grow your own edibles, you can avoid pesticides entirely.
With a subscription to South Coast Farm’s CSA or potted herbs and
raised veggie boxes at home, you can save up to 150 gallons every day.

 
 

The Ecology Center

32701 Alipaz St.
San Juan Capistrano, 92675
Open Hours: Saturday 1-4PM
949.443.4223
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