The realities of the global climate crisis can seem overwhelming. Every day, there’s new information about how the environment and human health are being threatened. And the international response to the COVID-19 pandemic has people wondering about possible parallels.
But there are plenty of Orange County residents fighting to make positive change. We highlight that great work here—from green businesses and university researchers to volunteer groups and civil servants. Passionate locals are working together to create a sustainable future; let them inspire you to take action in ways large and small.
Nature Centers and Conservancies
Bolsa Chica Conservancy
3842 Warner Ave., Huntington Beach, 714-846-1114, bolsachica.org
Huntington Beach Wetlands Conservancy
21900 Pacific Coast Highway, Huntington Beach, 714-536-0141, hbwetlands.org
Irvine Ranch Natural Landmarks
Newport Bay Conservancy
2301 University Drive, Newport Beach, 949-929-1751, newportbay.org
Oak Canyon Nature Center
6700 E. Walnut Canyon Road, Anaheim, 714-998-8380,
Starr Ranch Sanctuary
100 Bell Canyon Road, Trabuco Canyon, 949-858-0309, starrranch.org
Shipley Nature Center
17851 Goldenwest St., Huntington Beach, 714-842-4772,
Read more from this cover story at orangecoast.com/sustainingoc.