Earth Month

Each year, the Environmental Sustainability Department produces a variety of special events designed to serve the whole community, including events that are family-friendly, encourage environmental stewardship, promote cultural arts, and offer recycling opportunities. This year marks the 49th anniversary of Earth Day! 

The City Council proclaimed March 30 through April 30 as Earth Month in Malibu. Earth Hour kicks off the celebration of all things "green." Come back everyday through April 30 for a new Earth Month Tip on how to Live Sustainably.

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Earth Hour

Saturday, March 30, 8:30 PM - 9:30 PM

Around the globe, millions of people switch off their lights and make noise for climate change action. Learn more at

"Waste to Waves" Program

Neoprene wetsuit collection, April 1 -30, Malibu Becker surf shop

  • The City of Malibu celebrates seven years of partnership with nonprofit Sustainable Surf
  • Donated neoprene wetsuits will be recycled into yoga mats made in American factories

polystyrene foam Collection, April 22-26, city hall upper parking lot

  • White #6 block packing foam will be recycled into surfboards
  • No packing peanuts or take-out food containers

Malibu Resilient Workshop:  Building Fire Resilient homes and communities

April 9, 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm, city hall

  • Learn about best practices to increase fire-resilience for homes in high fire-risk areas
  • An Australian Emergency Management expert will share constructive lessons learned from the “Black Saturday Bushfires” of 2009 and present building design and materials to increase fire safety and resiliency
  • This workshop will also include an interactive Q&A session
  • Learn more and RSVP on EventBrite

Earth Day Fair

April 10, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Mullin Town Square at Pepperdine University

  • Earth Day Fair hosted by Pepperdine's Center for Sustainability
  • Enjoy student presentations, food from local vendors, and activities
  • Meet nonprofits focused on sustainability measures
  • Malibu's Environmental Team will be onsite to talk about the City’s environmental initiatives and share giveaways

Library Speaker Series:  Dr. Stephen Davis

April 10, 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM, Elkins Auditorium at Pepperdine University

Much of Davis' personal research centers on plant physiological ecology, including adaptations of chaparral vegetation to wildfire, drought, and freezing. Davis earned his Ph.D. in 1974 from Texas A&M University after which he joined the faculty at Pepperdine University in Malibu. Visit the event website for details.

Household Hazardous and E-Waste Collection

Saturday, April 20, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, City Hall

Participate in Recycle Day and safely dispose of materials that don't belong in the trash:

  • Electronic waste recycling
  • Household batteries
  • Compact fluorescent light bulbs
  • Oil and paint roundup

malibu resilient workshop:  REBUILDING RESILIENCE

APRIL 27, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, CITY HALL

  • Homeowners have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with experts in the sustainable building field
  • Topics include: General Design and Construction, Fire Resilient Design, Solar Energy, Energy Efficiency, Water Efficiency, Fire Resilient Landscaping, and Erosion Control
  • Afterwards, participants can choose to connect to volunteers via an online portal for additional questions that arise throughout the rebuild process
  • Learn more and RSVP on EventBrite