Green Events

Green Heart Works is passionate about contributing to creating more sustainable communities and preserving our beautiful environment for all to enjoy.

2015: We are celebrating the Spring Equinox and “Birthing Our Sacred Stories”  (See Post on Home Page)IMG_6899

2015 marks a big growth year, with the upcoming birth of The Good Earth Show…

Stay Tuned…

2014 Highlights: We conducted “We Are Water” Retreat at Hastings Preserve, Carmel Valley:

We Are Water: Retreat at Hastings Reserve

March 14 – 16, 2014

An Exploration of the Sacredness of Water • Water and Art

Water and Our Senses • Ecological Design Principles

  • Express through arts: Drawing • Journaling • Photography • Land Art 
  • Hike the land of Carmel Valley.We Are Water Retreat photo
  • Connect with the natural world.

$280. pp. includes all meals and accommodations. $100. deposit.

Friday, March 14, 4:00 pm – Sunday, March 16, 12:00 p.m.

2014: Inspiration from Blue Hope & Blue Mind:

“No Blue; No Green;

No Life…”– Sylvia Earle




2012 Events included:

May 5, 2012: We participated in the “Connect the Dots” event, by hosting “Connect the Dots around the Monterey Bay.”

We gathered at Carmel River State Beach and documented the importance of the Carmel River and watershed in this area, acknowledging that water is the most precious resource for which we need to find the best solution for our county.

We engaged visitors in conversation about the importance of our watershed, our bay and the ocean.  We put Carmel on the map in the global event.

June 30, 2012: Green Heart Works organized “Monterey is Bagging It”:

A Celebration of the Ban of the Plastic Bag.  The Mayor of Monterey, Chuck Della Sala, Vice-Mayor, Libby Downey and City Planner, Hans Uslar, all spoke at the event about the process of implementing the ban on plastic bags in the City of Monterey.  Save Our Shores, Save the Whales, Sustainable Communities of Monterey County, the Monterey Bay Aquarium all participated in further educating the public about the importance of using reusable bags and eliminating plastic bags, which inevitably get in our waterways and bay, choking or suffocating marine life.  Additionally, we had some great alternative bags for sale, from the vendors: Eco-Carmel, Native Leaf, Green Heart Works and the Morocco Argan vendor.

Green Pedal Couriers produced some bike powered smoothies for the community. Maido Catering  provided excellent sushi.P1070550

The City of Monterey and the Monterey Bay Aquarium handed out free reusable bags to attendees.  The Offset Project helped keep the event zero-waste.

Tunes were provided by Roberto-Howell Jazz and High Street Studios with Thomas Rettenwender on vocals & guitar &  Rick Cannon on  vocals, bass and shruti box.

We had over 350 attendees.  It was truly a celebration and successful launch of the BYOB (Bring Your Own Bag) campaign.  Thanks to all who participated and attended!

September 17-19: Green Heart Works participated in the Ecotourism and Sustainable Tourism Conference in Monterey.  Marie Butcher represented Green Heart Works and Sustainable Monterey Bay, a branch of Joint Ventures Monterey Bay and spoke on Monday, September 17 during the Student-Professional Neworking Session.

September 24-30: Green Heart Works participated in the BLUE Ocean Film Festival & Conservation Event in Monterey.   Green Heart Works attended the festival, mingled with Celine Cousteau, Dr. Sylvia Earle and many other notable ocean experts.  See the highlights of the festival at:

October 30: Green Heart Works & Joint Venture Monterey Bay participated at the Monterey Bay International Trade Association meeting in Santa Cruz, contributing to the discussion on “Branding the Region.”

November 3: Green Heart Works participated in the Craft Fair in the Olive Grove at Fattoria Muia in Carmel Valley, along with many other local artisans.

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