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The Ecology Center, in San Juan Capistrano, is a non-profit educational center that teaches hands-on environmental solutions at the household, workplace and community level. Through fun, hands-on activities, we teach practical, environmental solutions. Join us to create a healthier tomorrow.

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Food

Local, sustainable, organic farms and gardens ensure abundant, nutritious food production for all.

Water

Healthy water­sheds = healthy ecosystems. Harvest and conserve to make our water go further.

Waste

Reduce, reuse, recycle and rethink how we treat waste in our homes and communities.

Energy

Engage renewable energy sources and conservation at macro (grid) and micro (home) levels.

Shelter

Transform your shelter into a low-impact, less expensive and healthier place to dwell.

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All five core areas work together to bring about positive ecological transformation.

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Change isn’t just possible, it’s inevitable. And with your help, we can make change happen the right way. Become a member, and be part of the solution.

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Our Programs

Backyard Skills

Backyard Skills

A lecture and workshop series teaching hands-on techniques and positive ways to live in connection with our ecosystems. Learn more

Grow Your Own!

Grow Your Own!

Our organic school gardens program provides garden consulting, educator trainings, and curriculum development for youth scholars. Learn more

Eco-Labs School Programs

Eco-Labs School Programs

Field trips, Grow Your Own school gardens, assemblies, camps, and curricula provide eco-education to youth scholars. Learn more

Tools For Change

Tools For Change

Our general store and resource center curated with tools, materials, and eco-approved products to move us toward greater sustainability Learn more

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32701 Alipaz St. San Juan Capistrano, 92675
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