Events Calendar - Sustainability

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In light of the COVID-19 situation, the City of Palm Springs is taking precautions to keep employees healthy and help prevent illness in our workplace and the community. We are monitoring the impacts of the situation and will adjust accordingly. Some of the events below have been canceled. Please check here for information on all events. If changes are made, we will post notifications on our web page and via social media. 

Tahquitz Creek Cleanup - Canceled for March and April 2020

Third Saturdays of each month. Start times vary depending on the month (8 AM - 9:30 AM in cooler months, and 7 AM - 8:30 AM in warmer months). Check out the Tahquitz Creek Yacht Club's Facebook Page for more details. 

Sustainable Film Series at the Cultural Center's Camelot Theatre: 

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January 30, 2020 - Fantastic Fungi

FREE Community Screening w/ "FUN"GI Bites from Chef Tanya's Kitchen + Guest Mushroom Farmers from Canyon Creek Farms



Nearly 400 people attended this event!

Don't miss out on the next film. Register at Eventbrite today!


February 27, 2020 - From Paris to Pittsburgh

Over 200 people attended to hear about real world challenges and solutions to climate change.

March 19, 2020 - Dreaming of a Vetter World 


April 22, 2020 - Ay Mariposa

Butterflies are amazing and important and are on the decline.  Join us for a special Earth Day event.
May 21, 2020 - Anthropocene

Amazing details about how humans have impacted our planet


Sustainability Commission Meetings - CANCELED FOR APRIL 21, 2020

Sustainability Commission meetings are held the third Tuesday of every month at 5:30 PM in the Large Conference Room at City Hall. Agendas and materials are posted online under the Sustainability Commission link on the left. 





February 24, 2020, 5:30 PM -  7:30 PM-
Palm Springs General Plan Open House Forum
Palm Springs Convention Center - Primrose B 

Join us for an evening of community to review the City’s existing Vision and Priorities to determine if
they are still working well or if they need to be updated for the next 20 years! This is the very first step in updating the General Plan, the primary document the City uses to guide where and how people live, get around, work, play and learn in Palm Springs.

Attendees will be asked to provide feedback in person or via an online survey, which will also be made available to the general public on the City’s website.
Palm Springs General Plan 

February 29, 8 AM - 2 PM: Sustainable Clothing Swap at the Cultural Center's Camelot Theatre

Sustainable Film Series

Please join us to fight the environmental impacts of fast fashion! Bring in your gently used items so that others can have the chance to wear them. You don’t need to donate something to choose something that is new to you. All items that are donated that do not find a new home the day of the swap will be given to Revivals for a second chance.


March 20 and 21, 1:00 PM - 5 PM: Wild and Scenic Film Festival at UCR Palm Desert - CANCELED

SYRCL’s (South Yuba River Citizens League) 18th Annual Wild & Scenic Film Festival brought together another incredible selection of films to change your world. Considered one of the nation’s premier environmental and adventure film festivals, this year’s films combined stellar filmmaking, beautiful cinematography and first-rate storytelling to inform, inspire and ignite solutions and possibilities to restore the earth and human communities while creating a positive future for the next generation. Festival-goers saw award winning films about nature, community activism, adventure, conservation, water, energy and climate change, wildlife, environmental justice, agriculture and more.

SYRCL is a grassroots organization based in Nevada City, California, that has been building a community to protect and restore the rivers of the regional watershed, from source to sea, since 1983. The Wild & Scenic Film Festival puts the group’s local work into the broader environmental and social context, and serves to remind people that they all are participants in a global movement for a more wild and scenic world. Wild & Scenic goes on tour around the country, spreading the messages in the films at more than 230 events hosted by other organizations that use the festival as a platform to inspire activism in their own communities. See a trailer for the festival here.

Get information on the festival at UCR Palm Desert here.

March 21, 11 AM - 2 PM: ONE PS Picnic in Ruth Hardy Park - CANCELED

Please look for our booth to learn more about the City's key environmental and sustainability initiatives such as recycling, Desert Community Energy, habitat preservation, biking, hiking, and more.

March 28, 8:30 PM: Earth Hour

Turn your lights off for an hour and celebrate the Earth in this growing, world-wide event. Learn more at the Earth Hour website. 


Desert Community Energy Transition begins!

Embrace your chance to have an important impact on climate change by sticking with the default 100% Carbon Free plan through Desert Community Energy. This will happen automatically for all Palm Springs residents in April (May for solar net metering customers). Going carbon free is the equivalent of taking your car off the road. Go to DCE's website for more information. 

April 8, 2020 - Family Fun Fest - Palm Springs Stadium - CANCELED


Join us for fun and games at the Palm Springs Stadium from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Games for the Kids and chances to win a prize! 

April 18, 2020 - FREE Electronic Waste and Shredding Event - CANCELED

Embrace Earth Week by bringing your paper and electronics to our shredding and recycling event. PSDS will also be there to collect bulky items for disposal. 

City Hall, 3200 E Tahquitz Canyon Way, Palm Springs CA 92262
Follow this link for more information: 

April 22, 2020 - Earth Day

Join us for the Sustainability Film Series presentation of Ay Mariposa to learn more about the fragile ecosystem that supports butterflies near the US-Mexico on the border. Experts will be on hand to share tips on promoting pollinator-friendly habitat. Special pollinator-themed food will be served.

The Green Citizen awards will be announced before the showing of Ay Mariposa. Join us as we celebrate outstanding local environmental stewards!

April 25, 2020 - 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM - Earth Day at the Living Desert: 

Celebrate Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary! Connect with nature, enjoy games, arts and crafts, animal encounters and conservation activities.

Free for members or with paid admission to the Zoo.



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