Pepperdine's annual Earth Day will be held on Wednesday, April 4th from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Joslyn Plaza. Some of the Pepperdine and local community groups that will be manning booths include:
- Crown Disposal: Free chocolate covered strawberries
- Sodexo: Free organic and vegetarian food samples
- Department of Public Works Water Conservation
- Tree People
- Green Team
- Pepperdine Bookstore
- Student sustainability projects from Dr. Chris Doran's Religion 301 - Christianity, Ecology, and Public Policy
Some of the other activities include:
- E-Waste Recycling (11:00 - 2:00): Drop off your electronic waste in Rho parking lot. Bring anything that has a plug or runs on a battery, and California E-Waste will recycle it.
- Community Garden Tour (2:00-3:00):A shuttle will be available in the Smothers parking lot to take attendees for a tour of the Community Garden. Scott Sabin from Plant With Purpose will be leading a convocation at the Community Garden after the tour.
Southern California Edison - Free Class to Help Customers 'Go Solar'
Southern California Edison (SCE) is hosting a free solar class for residential customers considering purchasing a solar electric generating system for their homes. The class will be from 6:00 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Monday, April 30, 2012 at the City of Malibu – City Hall, Malibu Civic Theater, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265.The California Solar Initiative, or CSI, offers rebates to customers of the state's major investor-owned utilities — SCE, Pacific Gas and Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric — who install solar equipment at their homes or businesses. The program's goal is to promote solar-generated electricity and move California toward a clean energy future.
Customers will learn about:
- Solar energy basics.
- The benefits of installing a solar energy system.
- Financial incentives available through the CSI program.
- Tax credits and financial models that can help reduce costs.
The 90-minute, nontechnical and easy-to-understand classes are held at convenient locations throughout SCE's 50,000-square-mile service territory. Classes are free, but require registration because space is limited. Customers are advised to confirm their reservations, as the classes are subject to change. To register or get more information, visit www.sce.com/solartrainingMALI or call (866) 970-9221.