Green Oceanside Campaign & Education

North County Earth Month 2015
Vendor and Sponsor applications coming soon.

This year the City of Oceanside is dedicating the entire month of April to celebrate Earth Day and environmental stewardship.  North County Earth Month will include community events celebrating environmental conservation and sustainability while encourage residents to become environmental stewards by thinking globally and acting locally.

If you have questions regarding any Earth Month 2015 events please email

Earth Month Events will include the following and more:

  • Used Oil Filter Exchange Event - April 4, 2015 at O'Reilly Auto Parts, 502 Oceanside Blvd. 10am - 2pm.
  • Donate First Day - April 11, 2015
  • Green Business Awards Reception - April 22, 2015. The City of Oceanside will launch the Green Business Award Program at a reception to recognize businesses that are leading the way in their efforts toward sustainability. The location and details of this exciting inaugural event will be coming soon.
  • Create to Educate Performance Showcase- April 25, 2015
  • Loma Alta Creek Clean Up - April 25, 2015. 
  • North County Earth Festival - April 19, 2015, in downtown Oceanside on the corner of Pier View Way and Tremont.

Green Oceanside Campaign

The Green Oceanside campaign is about teaching residents and local businesses in our local community how to be better stewards of the planet by recycling, reducing waste, composting, conserving water, conserving energy, and preventing water pollution and litter. Through collaboration and partnership between City Departments, local businesses, community groups, and schools, the Green Oceanside campaign has provided a sense of community pride in Oceanside for its commitment to protecting our local environment and waterways. Please see below for detailed information about a few of our major Green Oceanside events and programs, and please be sure to visit the calendar section of this page for specific event locations, times, and details. Remember everyone can be a part of the Green Oceanside team!

Day Without a Bag Campaign

Beginning in 2008, the City of Oceanside decided to follow the footsteps of some of the neighboring cities to the north, in Los Angeles, by celebrating its first “Day Without a Bag” campaign. Since then, the City has celebrated four “Day Without A Bag” events on the third Thursday of December of each year, by promoting the idea that Oceanside citizens should give back to the environment during the holidays by foregoing disposable plastic and paper bags in favor of reusable totes. Due to the support of dozens of local businesses, and through the establishment of a regional partnership with neighboring cities, the City of Oceanside has distributed thousands of reusable bags to our local community.

On Thursday, December 19, join the City of Oceanside and Main Street Oceanside for the fifth annual Day Without A Bag (DWAB). DWAB is an education and awareness event to remind residents to keep their communities, waterways, and beaches clean from litter and to use reusable instead of disposable bags especially during the busy holiday shopping season. On December 19, the Oceanside Farmer's and Sunset Markets will be "bagless". Shoppers who bring their own reusable bag will be entered into a drawing for fun, eco-friendly prizes. For those who forget their bag, the City of Oceanside will be on hand distributing free reusable bags. "Day Without A Bag" is an integral part of the City of Oceanside's Zero Waste plan, which calls for a diversion of 75 percent of our waste materials out of landfills by 2020.

Waste reduction strategies such as eliminating disposable materials out of our waste stream and by promoting the use of reusable bags over single use plastic or paper bags is crucial to meeting our community's environmental goals and future waste reduction mandates. Since Oceanside is a coastal community, it is in every resident's best interest to consider measures to respect, preserve, and protect our local resources. These efforts have helped establish Oceanside’s commitment towards being an environmental leader in North County San Diego. We encourage you to participate at this year’s upcoming Day Without a Bag event on December 19. For information on how you or your business can support and volunteer for the upcoming Day Without a Bag event, please feel free to contact Colleen Foster at
(760) 435-5021, or by email at