Earth Month

Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day

Join the Green Oceanside team during the month of April to show your love for our planet.

Earth Month 2020 Goes Digital

Join us for a month-long celebration of Earth Day’s 50th Anniversary with environmentally focused activities, contests, and engagement for all!

Additionally, check out the City of Oceanside’s Virtual Earth Festival Webpage, where you can explore environmental businesses and organizations, purchase local sustainable goods, and discover resources to take your Earth Month experience to the next level.

Support Your Local Businesses During Earth Month

The City of Oceanside encompasses many small businesses who provide a direct benefit to the community.

Throughout Earth Month, make it a goal to shop local! Whether it be ordering delicious food to-go or purchasing goods from retail stores, it is now more important than ever to support your local businesses.

The Oceanside Chamber of Commerce has provided lists of local businesses that are still open and ready to serve the community during this time.

Check out the Chamber’s list on open eateries, and information on delivery and takeout options.

The Chamber has also created a list of open businesses to meet your retail, health, and service needs.

Explore the Virtual Earth Festival Webpage for specific eco-vendors to shop from!

50 years of Earth Day. 5 weeks of digital engagement.

Green Oceanside will provide Earth-themed fun all month long! We’ll be adding new themes and activities each week, so be sure to check back here to see what we have planned.

Week one is about the history of Earth Day as we celebrate its 50th anniversary. Click the links below to view activities, reading lists, and more, and check back each week for new content.

Week 1: Celebrating 50 years Week 2: Climate & Energy

Week 3: Water Week 4: Zero Waste Week 5: Parks and Green Space

Earth Month Art Challenge

Calling all artists, photographers, and doodlers! Participate in Green Oceanside’s Earth Month Art Challenge. Each week we will have a different theme for your chance to win a prize! Show us why you love your earth, and upload a photo of your masterpiece for the chance to win sustainability kits and gift cards to be used at local businesses. Winners will be selected April 30.

Earth Month Video Contest

Are videos more your style? Submit a short video to demonstrate the sustainable choices you make in your daily life. Upload your masterpiece for the chance to win sustainability kits and gift cards to be used at local businesses. Winners will be selected April 30.

WaterSmart Landscape Contest

Now is the perfect time to work on your landscape! Visit Green Oceanside’s landscaping resources page for plant suggestions, landscape design recommendations, and more. Then, enter your landscape in the 2020 WaterSmart Landscape Contest to show off what you’ve accomplished! This annual contest showcases low water-use yards throughout our community to demonstrate that drought-tolerant landscapes can be beautiful! Contest winners will receive a gift card to a local nursery, a feature in the City’s online magazine, and community recognition for their water-saving landscapes. Visit to find details on contest requirements, judging criteria, and how to apply. Happy planting!