Earth Month 2022

Earth Day of Service and Celebration

Our community is an amazing place, but needs your help to thrive! This Earth Day, join the City’s Green Oceanside team in preserving and protecting our planet through an Earth Day of Service with various at home activities, community events, and calls to action that protect our planet and community for generations to come.

Saturday, April 23, 2022: 9AM – 1PM @Buccaneer Park

Join us for an Earth Day of Service and Celebration at Buccaneer Park! Check out booths hosted by local environmental organizations in a family friendly atmosphere!

Win a FREE Retro Stay Classy O’Side Shirt

Stop by the April 23rd Earth Month Celebration to get your hands on a FREE Green Oceanside shirt, sponsored by Waste Management. Shirts will be available one per person, while supplies last for event attendees. You can also register to pick up debris and litter at 1 of 5 locations along Loma Alta and Buena Vista Creek to protect our waterways and keep Oceanside beautiful, in coordination with the regional Creek to Bay Cleanup.

The Creek to Bay Cleanup is the largest annual environmental cleanup in San Diego County and is celebrating its 20th Anniversary! These small efforts have a big impact towards preventing TONS of litter from entering our creeks, bays and the ocean. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to participate! Registration will open early April and for more information on how to participate, visit www.creektobay.org


How to Celebrate Earth Day Every Day      

There are many ways to show your support for people and the planet by making every day Earth Day! Whether you unplug items when not in use, use water efficiently, compost at home, or other sustainable actions, you can turn these everyday habits into action that last beyond Earth Day. Check out the resources below:

Harvest Oceanside

Do you have extra fruit and want to reduce food waste? We’ll take it! Contact ProduceGood to schedule a FREE pick of your backyard produce for donation to local feeding organizations and keep it out of the landfill. It’s a win-win for everybody! Email info@producegood.org for more information.

2022 WaterSmart Landscape Contest: Entries due May 13, 2022

Are you looking to swap out your thirsty grass for drought-tolerant landscaping? Yards with low water-use plants deserve to be showcased! Enter the 2022 WaterSmart Landscape Contest by May 13th for the chance to win a $250 gift card to a local nursery, be featured in the City’s online magazine, and show off your hard-earned, beautiful, water-saving landscape. To enter, visit www.landscapecontest.com, where you will find details on contest requirements and how to improve your chances of winning.


Neighborhood Cleanup

Green Oceanside encourages residents and visitors to take initiative to keep their neighborhood, park, or beach clean.  It’s easy– grab some gloves, bags, or buckets to collect trash and bring home what you collect to sort into your carts. You can also participate in a Green Oceanside cleanup event throughout the year! Click here for more information.

 

 

Shop Local

The City of Oceanside recognizes Green Oceanside Businesses as environmental leaders that incorporate sustainable practices into their daily operations. Check out the list of Green Oceanside Business Network members here.

Donation and Recycle Right Opportunities

Do you have gently used items that are ready for a new life? Lucky for you, Donation Weeks are here! From April 18 – April 29, you can call the Oceanside DAV directly at (619) 337-9244 to schedule a curbside pickup of your gently used clothing, appliances, toys, home goods and much more!  All items collected will benefit Oceanside veterans.

In case you miss Donation Weeks this spring, visit www.bit.ly/3Mh9EL6 to find local organizations that accept donations all year round.


Cook Zero Waste

Strive to be zero waste and turn all leftover pieces in your fridge into a delicious and often surprising Zip Code Salad. This recipe is easy to adapt to any palate and ensures nothing goes to waste, which saves water and prevents greenhouse gas emissions!

 

Don’t forget to share how you celebrate Earth Month with @Oceanside_Water on Instagram or @CityOceanside on Facebook to inspire others to do the same in their community!