Sustainable Walnut Creek



On Saturday, June 10th at 7:30 pm, the Jim Ocean band will take the stage at the MDUUC Event Center as part of a benefit bash for Bay Area climate justice non-profits. The band will treat the audience to a live performance of their new album, “FrankenClime” — a humor-infused rock ‘n’ roll monster mash spotlighting the environmental challenges of the times.

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We’re thrilled to announce our exciting partnership with Contra Costa Libraries to bring you an unforgettable experience at the Exploration Station this summer. Join us as we delve into the fascinating world of sustainability and discover how simple changes can have a profound impact on our planet for generations to come.

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Sustainable Walnut Creek is proud to become an Associate Member of Walnut Creek Downtown. What a beautiful event at Walnut Creek Yacht Club tonight celebrating Kathy Hemmenway E.D. of #WalnutCreekDowntown for 15 years of service with this great organization.

Celebrate Earth Day At Civic Park!

Get Inspired. Take Action. Be a part of the green revolution.

For Earth Day 2023, we need to act (boldly), innovate (broadly), and implement (equitably). Businesses, governments, and citizens — everyone accounted for, and everyone accountable. A partnership for the planet.

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Join our rally on Tuesday March 21, 11 am-1 pm challenging the Big Banks to stop bankrolling the oil companies. Our rally is part of a National Day of Action and will be held in Walnut Creek on the corner of Mt. Diablo Blvd. and N. Main St. We’ll have MUSIC, SONGS, DANCING, SPEAKERS AND SIGNS. WE’LL ALSO HAVE A LIFE SIZED POLAR BEAR HANDING OUT INFORMATION. Sign up here to join us or find other events.

Over the last few years Chase, Citi, Wells Fargo and Bank of America have given over a trillion dollars to the oil companies. Our purpose and Third Act’s National Day of Action’s purpose is to confront these 4 big banks.

Join our day of action by taking the Banking on Our Future Pledge whether you are a current customer or pledge not to be one in the future. We’ll be in touch and hope to meet you at our rally. We’ll be letting the banks know we are withdrawing our funds, and committing to no further investments, until they commit to no fossil fuel funding.

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Sustainability Week 2022

October 22-28

Go to Sustainability Week Page For Details
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Save Seven Hills Ranch


Seven Hills Ranch, which sits next to Walnut Creek’s public Heather Farm Park, is a 30-acre site of natural beauty, native wildlife and irreplaceable scenic views.
A developer’s proposal threatens to essentially eradicate this natural landscape. Click the button below to sign the petition to ask that the County DENY the developer’s request for a General Plan Amendment which, if approved, will allow the destruction of this property.

Please visit Save Seven Hills Ranch’s website, for more information


To sign the petition, click here


Earth Day 2022

Sustainability Week

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Happy Earth Day!

The Eco Art Initiative is now open for submissions, find more information about the Eco Art Initiative here.

Check out our Instagram @sustainablewalnutcreek

The Downtown Eco-Art Initiative

The Eco-Art Initiative is an art competition to draw attention to downtown businesses while spreading a green message and encouraging young artists.. This project promotes creativity and motivates young artists to help downtown businesses in their recovery efforts. Climate art connects with foot traffic and shoppers. “Shop Downtown for a Green Rebound” is the tagline for the Eco-Art campaign. Read more……



“We expect more than words on paper and promises. We expect action.” These are the words 16-year-old Getrude Clements spoke as she took the stage and the United Nations General Assembly last year and called on world leaders to take urgent action on climate change.

Exactly one year later, Getrude is joined by thousands of children from all over the world, all demanding the same thing. From the shores of Lake Chad, to flood damaged areas in Pakistan, to a school in Fiji, and the streets of Delhi – children everywhere are flipping bottles as a symbol to show they want action to FLIP climate change.

That’s why UNICEF launched #FlipClimateChange on World Water Day, calling on the people around the world to show they want to see action on climate change. The response was overwhelming, with people from so many different places sharing this symbolic gesture for change.  Today, on Earth Day, we’re taking this message to the streets, and showing a video in Time Square, New York, to show that people want to see action.

You can continue the challenge to flip climate change, by speaking up and demanding action.

Read the complete article at UNICEF: Click Here

Picture Credit: UNICEF/Philippines14 year old Lian Regine was one of many children in the Philippines who participated in Flip Climate Change.

SWC Recipient of 2019 Civic Pride Community Grant

The Civic Pride Award reception presented by the Walnut Creek Civic Pride Foundation at the Ruth Bancroft Education Center. Sustainable Walnut Creek was a recipient of one of the community grants in 2019 for it’s work on expanding outreach in sustainability.

From left to right in the group photo is:  Cindy Silva, Natalie Inouye (President, WC Civic Pride Foundation), Robert Joe, Tina King Neuhausel, Marsha Cheung Golangco and Steve Ingraham.  

PARK(ing) Day is an international pop-up event held annually that provides a glimpse of what’s possible when you look at on-street parking as a public space instead of limiting it to vehicle storage.  The City of Walnut Creek is re-imagining our downtown during 2019 PARK(ing) Day on Friday, October 4, from 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM.

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Sustainable Walnut Creek…

A small group of concerned Walnut Creek residents and community leaders will host, along with local and National Sustainable Organizations, and the City of Walnut Creek in Demanding Change!

We will be all marching or riding in Electric Vehicles as part of the “Electric Caravan” in this year’s Twilight Parade, (Saturday, September 14), in Walnut Creek.  You too should be a part of this Historic Parade.  You too can Demand Change!  You Must Demand Change!!

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