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The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon Announces Job and School Fair

Job seekers and prospective students are invited to the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon (OCSD) on October 13, 2023 (3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m.), for a Job and School Fair. This event will take place at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif. The Job and School Fair is an opportunity to meet […]

OCSD Welcomes Sustainability Speakers to the Stage

The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon (OCSD) is excited to welcome individuals, companies, community groups, OCSD Decathletes, and other organizations to share their voices and present on sustainability- and STEAM-related topics on our main festival stage. The OCSD is a new collegiate competition focused on sustainable housing and educating people on how to live greener lives. […]

OCSD Cofounder Dr. Mike Moodian and OC World Receive Telly, OC Press Club Awards

Crystal Cove State Park, Laguna Beach, Calif. The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon (OCSD) is thrilled to congratulate OCSD cofounder Dr. Mike Moodian and the OC World production team. They recently received a Telly Award and the Orange County Press Club’s Real Orange Award for “Coastal Crisis: California’s Vanishing Beaches.”  The documentary, which explores the effects of sea-level rise […]

Orange County Sustainability Decathlon Invites Volunteers to October 2023 Event

To promote awareness and education of the impact of sustainable living, The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon (OCSD) is proud to offer several opportunities for volunteers to get involved with the preparation of its October 2023 event at the OC Fair & Event Center. The OCSD is a new, collegiate event from October 5 – 15 […]

Orange County Sustainability Decathlon Welcomes Nonprofits to October 2023 Event

The Orange County Sustainability Decathlon (OCSD), a major collegiate design-and-build competition focused on sustainable housing, is proud to offer complimentary booth space to all sustainability-focused nonprofit groups in Orange County, Calif., to showcase their impactful initiatives. This exciting event presents a unique opportunity for the public to learn about Orange County’s diverse environmentally-conscious groups and […]

Orange County Sustainability Decathlon Announces Collaboration With the Wyland Foundation

Orange County Sustainability Decathlon (OCSD) organizers announced today that the October 2023 international competition and festival will feature the Wyland Foundation’s Clean Water Mobile Learning Experience. In addition to touring innovative, net-zero-energy homes, families can visit the Clean Water Mobile Learning Experience during all event hours, October 5-15, at the OC Fair & Event Center […]

Orange County Sustainability Decathlon Announces Education Day

K-12 classes are invited to attend the Orange County Sustainability Decathlon (OCSD) on October 6, 2023 (9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.), for Education Day. The event will take place at the OC Fair & Event Center in Costa Mesa, Calif.    This is a wonderful opportunity for young people to learn about the environmental challenges […]

Monterey Herald: Rancho Cielo Construction Academy in Salinas to compete in “decathlon”

SALINAS – Members of the Rancho Cielo Construction Academy will be competing this fall at the inaugural Orange County Sustainability Decathlon in a contest to design and build innovative future homes powered by renewable energy. “We were awarded $100,000 as startup funding to launch this project,” said Thomas Rettenwender, founder of Ecological Design Lab and […]

Voice of OC: Orange County, The World’s Sustainability Capital

In this recent Voice of OC op-ed, OCSD cofounders Fred Smoller and Mike Moodian make a compelling case for Orange County to be recognized as the world’s sustainability capital. What comes to mind when you think of Silicon Valley? Personal computers, right? And Nashville? Country music. Similarly, we think Orange County should be known as a hub for Sustainability. Here are 10 reasons […]

Voice of OC: How Should We Power California?

OCSD President Fred Smoller recently wrote this Voice of OC op-ed discussing how to balance California’s climate goals with the increasing need for electricity in Orange County. Orange County is headed for lots of power outages unless we figure out how to square the state’s ambitious climate goals with the growing demand for electricity. Sacramento […]