SPG Events




The documentary STRAWS
Wednesday Nov 8, 2017, 7:00 PM
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
165 Forest Ave, Pacific Grove

Sustainable Pacific Grove invites you to a free showing of the recently released documentary “Straws”, Wednesday, November 8th, 7 pm, at the PG Museum of Natural History.

Documentary filmmaker, Linda Booker, gives us a powerful examination of man’s obsession with plastic straws and the consequences of this and other forms of plastic pollution that inundate our waterways and oceans.  Every day in the USA, half a billion non-­recyclable plastic straws are used once and tossed, ending up in landfills, littering streets and reaching our beaches.

Narrated by actor and director Tim Robbins, who interviews marine researchers, citizen activists and business owners who discuss how they’re making a sea of change…one plastic straw at a time.

Feature Speakers:  Jacki Nunez, Founder The Last Plastic StrawShelby O’Neil, Founder Jr Ocean Guardians, and Kera Abraham Panni, Monterey Bay Aquarium.  Our speakers will update us on the current campaign to ban plastic straws in restaurants and the No Straw November efforts.


Recycling in PG. Is it working? IT IS!!
Sustainable Pacific Grove

PG Museum of Natural History
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Time: 7:00 pm ­- 8:30 pm

We all do our best to recycle. MRWMD’S Director of Communications and
Sustainability, Jeff Lindenthal, will review our success, comparing results from singlefamily,
multi-family, and commercial sources. We will also hear an update on the
exciting new facility in the works: how it will recover additional materials and significantly
increase recycling — as soon as this year-end!

Milas Smith, PG’s Environmental Programs Manager, will also be on hand to update us
on the installation of new recycling and waste receptacles throughout Pacific Grove.

All are welcome to this free program!


Wed, Sept 13, 7pm-8:30pm, Everyone’s Harvest offers
healthy interactive cooking demonstrations, tastings, and workshops



PICK IT UP PG!  City Clean Up Day
Join us Sunday, July 30, 2017, 7:30am to 11am
RSVP, Milas Smith, City of Pacific Grove, Public Works, Environmental Program Manager:
(831) 648-3188 Office or email msmith@cityofpacificgrove.org


Sustainable Pacific Grove

Wednesday June 14, 2017
7:00 pm to 8:30 pm
Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History, Central Avenue Free – Everyone Welcome
Call (831) 643-0707 for more information

SPG presents:
Greening PG: Plastic Straws and other Plastic Pollution

Milas Smith, Environmental Program Manager of the City of Pacific Grove, will talk about PG`s Urban Greening Plan.

Katherine O’Dea (Save Our Shores) will discuss the impact of plastic pollution, especially plastic straws and plastic take-out containers & utensils, for which compostable materials are a ready substitute.

Jackie Nunez (The Last Plastic Straw) and Maris Sidenstecker (Save the Whales) will talk about the impact of plastic straws, especially in the marine environment.

Cathy Wooten will introduce Non-Toxic Pacific Grove.

A question and answer period will follow.

Americans use 500 million drinking straws daily! – according to the National Park Service and its partner, the “Be Straw-Free Campaign”

It’s about our children and our future!

All invited to this free program.


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