Thank you for joining Green Oceanside and our community by participating in the Mayor’s Challenge for Sustainability! We hope you enjoyed our month-long celebration of Earth Month and ways to take action and show the nation what a sustainability champion Oceanside is!
Thank you to the local businesses, organizations, and community members for participating in the Mayor’s Challenge! Check out the pictures and videos below to see how each of these champions incorporated sustainability into their daily routines during Earth Month.
Oceanside community members pledged to be more sustainable this year! Participants in the Challenge made a huge positive impact on our environment, collectively saving 137 pounds of CO2, 32,945 gallons of water, and 93 pounds of trash from entering the landfill. Amazing job, Oceanside! The Green Oceanside team will send out a newsletter announcing the results from the Challenge at the end of May, as well as, update our webpage. Sign up to receive more information on the results from the Challenge!
More than 2,200 pounds of produce were donated throughout the month of April, an equivalent to 6,600 fresh servings of fruit to feed the food secure– an outstanding step in making Oceanside a stronger community! If you were unable to stop by the Harvest Oceanside event, you can still help us create a positive impact in our community by scheduling a pick of your extra backyard fruit (like citrus and avocados) with ProduceGood at ProduceGood.org.
WOW! Thank you all for participating in the Virtual Creek to Bay Cleanup! Green Oceanside and 35 volunteers removed about 10,000 lbs of litter and 45 lbs of recycling near the neighborhood of the Crown Heights Community Resource Center and these totals were reported to I Love a Clean San Diego. County wide, 586 cleanups occurred with an estimated 26,392 lbs of trash and 3,208 lbs of recycling were removed by 2,298 volunteers! Amazing to see our community so passionate about keeping litter from entering our waterways.
Congratulations to the winners of the Community Highlight video challenge: Bye Bye Mattress, Misadventure & Co and local resident Franchesa Ramos Ramirez! The City received a dozen entries in the month-long contest, featuring a range of creative sustainability ideas to celebrate Earth Month. A huge thank you to all who participated in the Challenge this year!
Please click here to view all the community highlight videos.
To learn more about Green Oceanside programs and events during the year, visit www.greenoceanside.org. You can also follow the Green O team on social media, @Oceanside_Water on Instagram and City of Oceanside Water Utilities on Facebook.