Special Events

Look for these coming special events!

Straws – Free Film Showing @ Alameda Free Library
May 30 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The City of Alameda is now a leader in reducing plastic pollution!

Join us May 30th (6-8 pm) for the award-winning documentary STRAWS, and meet the woman who inspired Alameda’s local student movement to eliminate plastic straws (and now all plastic food ware) in Alameda.


Jackie Nunez, founder of The Last Plastic Straw, will present an award to the City. Jackie will show a special presentation of the 30-minute film “Straws” (narrated by Tim Robbins) which highlights impacts of plastic pollution and how communities across the nation, like Alameda, are making a difference. ReThink Disposable Youth Ambassadors (local high school students) will present new findings.

Alameda is an island impacted on all sides by marine litter, mostly single- use plastic food packaging. Last year, Clean Water Action’s ReThink Disposable program selected Alameda for its groundbreaking community-wide project, Unpackaging Alameda, where over 100 restaurants throughout the city are being recruited to reduce disposable food ware in favor of reusables.

On May 30th, The ReThink Disposable Youth Ambassadors will present their findings, celebrate the ReThink Disposable restaurants in Alameda (over 40 already signed-up!), and inspire us as we make our transformation toward a plastic-free Alameda.

Sponsored by CASA, Clean Water Action/Clean Water Fund, and City of Alameda’s waste reduction initiatives. This is a FREE event. All attendees will receive their very own reusable, metal straw!

Alameda Garden Visit
Jun 21 @ 1:31 am – 2:31 am

Tour a private garden in Alameda (address provided with RSVP) – time TBA.

Winter Seed Starting Talk & Demo @ Alameda Free Library
Jul 21 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Seed Starting for your Fall Garden, with David Blood of the UC Master Gardener Program of Alameda County.