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Shop Local at the ENC Artisan Marketplace this Holiday Season!

Shop Local at the ENC Artisan Marketplace this Holiday Season!

The Environmental Nature Center (ENC) will present the Artisan Marketplace on Sunday, December 7 from 10AM to 3PM.  Guests will walk the trails and shop for handmade gifts from local artisans offering a variety of eco-friendly, sustainable, arts and crafts. The inaugural event will feature over 60 artisans, 6 food vendors and 2 musical acts. For more...
Discover a Different Type of Green House

Discover a Different Type of Green House

Thursday, November 13, 6 to 8 P.M. Conversation begins at 6:30 P.M. at Room & Board, South Coast Plaza Village 1661 West Sunflower Ave., Santa Ana RSVP at http://www.roomandboard.com/encsouthcoast Please join us for a lively evening with special guest Wayne Inouye as he leads an inspired conversation about sustainable architecture. Wayne will discuss his most recent project: designing a LEED Platinum home in Corona del Mar, furnished by...
City of Newport Beach & ENC Team up to help our Community Cope with the Drought!

City of Newport Beach & ENC Team up to help our Community Cope with the Drought!

2014 has been California’s third driest in 119 years of record. The state’s major reservoirs hold only 60 percent of average storage, or about 41 percent of capacity. A state of emergency has been declared in California. On November 5th from 6-7PM, the Environmental Nature Center is hosting a presentation featuring George Murdoch, Newport Beach...
ENC Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch is Sunday!

ENC Fall Faire & Pumpkin Patch is Sunday!

Get ready for the 40th annual Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch at the ENC.  If you like pumpkins, food, face painting, games, live animals, or arts and crafts, then make sure to make your way to the Environmental Nature Center with your family and friends. The Fall Faire and Pumpkin Patch is an ENC tradition...
Family Yoga at the Environmental Nature Center

Family Yoga at the Environmental Nature Center

Sitting in the Redwoods at the ENC.  Listening to the birds.  Smelling the trees, the decaying plants and the earth.  Feeling the coolness of space on my skin. For a moment, I forget what I’m doing and enjoy just being here. I look at the faces in front of me; all ages, sizes, and shapes,...
Why the ENC promotes the use of locally Native Plants

Why the ENC promotes the use of locally Native Plants

Invasive non-native organisms are one of the greatest threats to natural ecosystems. They can displace native plant and animal species and degrade our nation’s unique and diverse biological resources. You can do your part to help preserve our environment with the addition of locally native plants to your garden. If you live in Orange County...
High School Students Explore Green Careers at the ENC

High School Students Explore Green Careers at the ENC

Vital Link teams up with green industry professionals at the ENC to inspire students in the first LEED Platinum building in OC. The Environmental Nature Center’s state-of-the-art Platinum LEED learning facility will host Exploring Green Careers, presented by Vital Link and the Fullerton Union High School District G-Cademy, on October 14, from 9AM to 1:30PM. Students...
ENC Wins "Most Sustainable NGO" Award from USGBC

ENC Wins “Most Sustainable NGO” Award from USGBC

          The Orange County Chapter of the US Green Building Council honored and celebrated organizations and people leading the way in sustainability at the 2014 Eco Awards. The “Most Sustainable NGO” Eco Award was presented to the Environmental Nature Center! More quotes from the judges: “The Environmental Nature Center is a...
Taste the OC at the ENC's Fall Faire!

Taste the OC at the ENC’s Fall Faire!

There are so many reasons to eat at local restaurants: 1. Local independent restaurants often give back to their community. 2. Local independent restaurants keep our money circulating within the community. 3. Food is fresh since it is sourced from a nearby place. 4. Environmentally speaking, there is less distance for food to travel to the restaurant....
Membership has its privileges...

Membership has its privileges…

The Taste of Twilight, the Environmental Nature Center’s highly anticipated complimentary membership dinner, is right around the corner! Join us on November 7th for a fun filled night of activities, music, and more at this annual member appreciation event. The evening will begin with fun nocturnal nature activities. “I’m especially excited about the activities this...
Why the ENC does not condone the use of shells in arts, crafts, jewelry, etc.

Why the ENC does not condone the use of shells in arts, crafts, jewelry, etc.

Every year, millions of seahorses, sea stars, shellfish, corals, and other marine animals are collected alive and dried as souvenirs. Taking shells from the beach also disrupts the aquatic ecosystem. Left in place these “shells” provide homes for some animals like hermit crabs, shelter for small fish, and are used in the nests of some...
Socially Responsible Investing

Socially Responsible Investing

Are you concerned about the earth and people who live on it? Socially responsible investing, also known as ethical, sustainable, or green investing, is a type of investing that focuses on ideas such as environmental sustainability and alternative energy. Not only does socially responsible investing have the potential to result in a return on your...
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