What makes us green?
Proceeds from events and facility rental help fund our environmental education programs, while also serving as an educational opportunity in and of themselves. All ENC event guests experience a “green event”.
Styrofoam or disposable plastic cups, plastic plates, or plastic utensils.
Disposable/plastic water bottles.
Give your guests re-usable bottles filled with water or use pitchers to fill reusable or biocompostable or paper cups.
Disposable table coverings.
Balloons and confetti.
We also do not allow the release of any live animals, including doves and butterflies.
Blow bubbles! Throw flower petals! Hang flags, banners or streamers! Decorate your event with flowers or plants. Instead of confetti, throw native plant seed! More info on how balloons are harmful to the environment, HERE.
Open flame torches, luminaries, lanterns, candles, or any open flames are prohibited.
Enjoy the ENC’s beautiful string light system, solar lanterns, and electric candles (may require new batteries) for decorative lighting, free with your facility rental.
You are also more than welcome to bring in electric candles and lighting that you want at your event.
The ENC’s fire pit can be used by arrangement with our Facility Rental Coordinator, as long as a “no burn alert” has not been issued by the AQMD.
Propane tanks are not allowed on ENC grounds (for heaters or cooking*).
For events, the ENC provides fleece blankets rolled and set out around the campfire ring for your guests. For food warming, the ENC allows Green Sterno, this more eco-friendly Sterno can found at Smart and Final and any restaurant supply store. Permits are available through the City of Newport Beach for onsite food prep using propane.