Past Events


Earth Day

Earth Day 2014

Pepperdine's 4th annual Earth Day was held on Wednesday, April 2nd from 11:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. in the Joslyn Plaza. Some of the Pepperdine and local community groups at the event included:

  • Center for Sustainability
  • Green Team
  • Crown Disposal
  • Sodexo
  • The City of Malibu
  • Student sustainability projects from Dr. Chris Doran's Religion 301 - Christianity, Ecology, and Public Policy

Climate Calling: Student Responses to Climate Change

Climate Calling is the first ever Pepperdine gathering of students, faculty, and others on the subject of climate change. Over these three days, participants will see speakers, documentaries, and student presentations addressing the topic of climate change. Wednesday, Peter Raven, the renowned botanist and environmental scholar from the University of Missouri, will be speaking on climate change and species extinction as part of the Dean's Lecture Series. Thuesday, James Cameron's recent Showtime series on climate change, "Years of Living Dangerously", will be screened and followed by a panel discussion. Friday, students from a variety of disciplines (Biology, Religion, English, Communications, Art History) will present work on their specific area and climate change.
Wednesday, October 22, 5:00 p.m., Elkins Auditorium - Dr. Peter Raven lecture "Saving the Living World, Saving Ourselves"
Thursday, October 23 - "Years of Living Dangerously" screening
Friday, October 24 - Student Presentations

Green Athletics Event 2014

The Center for Sustainability collaborated with Pepperdine Athletics to host its second annual Green Athletics Event. The event was on Tuesday, April 1 at 3:00 p.m. during the Pepperdine vs. UC Irvine baseball game. Some of the "green" efforts for the day will included an E-Waste Recycles Drive and organic meal options.

Social Enterprise Week

The 2009 Social Enterprise Week kicked off the month of March on the Pepperdine University Drescher Graduate Campus. The five day event, hosted by the Graziadio School of Business and Management, aimed to communicate the values of social and environmental responsibility as well as sound ethical practices in business.

Join the Revolution Through Social Enterprise

The School of Law Geoffrey Palmer Center for Entrepreneurship and the Law hosted the "Join the Revolution Through Social Enterprise," conference on September 12, 2008. This conference focused on social entrepreneurship towards ending poverty, the solution to global warming, and creating a corporate culture of caring and responsibility. They also hosted Dr. Muhammad Unus, 2006 Nobel Laureate and founder of the Grameen Bank of Bangladesh. He spoke about microcredit, the process of using small, collateral-free loans to help families out of poverty.

Malibu Water Quality Symposium 2009

Pepperdine hosted the facilities for the Water Quality Symposium on April 30, 2009 at the Drescher Executive Center. With wastewater discharge permit violation notices being issued to more than 30 Malibu businesses and public facilities in the Civic Center area, the Los Angeles Regional Water Quality Control Board took part in the Malibu Water Quality Symposium to discuss the latest in septic system regulations and water quality technology in Southern California. Facilitated by City Councilmember John Sibert, the symposium also featured several scientific experts who explained how the latest regulations and technologies would affect Malibu, a city chronically cited and sued for polluted waterways.

Water Run-Off Conference

On March 5, 2008, Pepperdine hosted the facilities for the City of Malibu's Water Run-Off conference at the Drescher campus. The conference focused on water run-off issues affecting the entire Santa Monica Bay while providing panel discussions on developing situations. Los Angeles County Supervisor Zev Yaroslovsky, founder of Heal the Bay Dorothy Green, former city of Malibu Mayor Jeff Jennings, and Center for Sustainability Director Rhiannon Pregitzer opened the conference. The goal for the conference was to motivate the public to use the information and resources provided to make changes and improvements that would help reduce run-off.