Sustaining Orange County: Environmental Scientist On Rising Sea Levels

"Sea-level rise can have consequences beyond flooding homes and businesses because it will also affect all land uses along the shoreline."

UC Irvine Professor’s Environmental Research Inspires Action

"I study how human activities impact the natural world and how changes in the climate or air quality affect people, food production, water quality, and so forth."

UC Irvine Ranked Nation’s No. 1 University In Sustainability

For 10 consecutive years, Sierra magazine has named UC Irvine a top-10 “Cool School” for the strength of its sustainability curriculum, research, student and public engagement, and campus operations.

Thea Merritt is the Owner of Eco Now, O.C.’s First Zero-Waste Shop and Refill...

"I realized we needed to create a bit of a community around sustainable practices and help people in our community learn alternatives to single-use waste, teach people different ways of consuming."

O.C.’s Drag Show Scene

In honor of Pride Month, we look back on our April 2020 feature capturing O.C.'s drag show scene prior to the pandemic.

Sustaining Orange County: Volunteer Opportunities

From restoring natural habitats to beach cleanups, here are ways to lend a hand in O.C.

These Local Businesses, Schools, and Residents are Going Solar

A movement in O.C. towards investing in renewable energy.

Shop These Sustainable O.C. Brands

These brands are thinking green.

Sustaining Orange County: Recycling Tips and Facts to Help You Reduce Waste

Mike Carey, sustainability coordinator at Orange Coast College Recycling Center, offers his advice.

Sustaining Orange County: The Climate Reality Project Engages Local Community

"We like to build bridges and be collaborative. That’s the only way we are going to get any progress."