The San Clemente Surfrider Foundation and the Orange County chapter of the U.S. Green Building Council tonight kick off events that celebrate Southern California's surfing heritage, sustainable materials and ocean protection.
"Surfing, Ocean Stewardship and Green Building" is the title of a seminar that runs from 6:30 to 8:30 tonight at the Surfrider Foundation HQ, 942 Calle Negocio, San Clemente.
Participants include Surfrider, of course, Ecofficiency, ReRip, Marko Foam and Malama Composites.The fee to attend is $25 for USGBC OC Chapter members, $35 for non-members and $15 for students.
Thechapter sponsors "Pass the LEED BD+C Exam With Confidence:LEED Green Associate Exam Prep" from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. on Sept. 24 at Waxie Sanitary Supply, 3220 South Fairview; Santa Ana.
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Finally, the USGBC chapter is encouraging attendance to an open house and campus tour of Stonegate Elementary School, 100 Honors, Irvine, from 5 to 8 p.m. Sept. 27. The Irvine Unified School District's solar energy initiative, integration of sustainability into the curriculum and the importance of educating students for a green future will be discussed. The keynote speaker is Mark Santag, the district's curriculum coordinator. Students and parents of IUSD are free with Student ID. USGBC member fee is $20, for non-members it is $35 and for students it's $10--if you register by Friday. After that, the fees rise by $5.
Visit www.usgbc-oc.org for additional information--such as the membership fee to join the Orange County Chapter of USGBC ($65).