Week 2: Climate & Energy

Climate change is the major environmental challenge of our time. The good news is that many countries around the world are pushing for innovative technologies that use energy efficiency, renewable energy, and electric vehicles to reduce our impact on the planet. These clean energy alternatives will make our communities and ecosystems more resilient to the unavoidable effects of climate change. Ultimately, reducing our impact on the environment requires both local government action as well as a commitment from residents, business owners, and others in the community to protect our planet.

The City of Oceanside Climate Action Plan (CAP)

The City of Oceanside’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) seeks to align with state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while balancing a variety of community interests: e.g., quality of life, economic development, and social equity. The CAP outlines measures the Oceanside community will take to make progress towards meeting the State of California’s 2050 GHG reduction goal. The City of Oceanside CAP demonstrates the City’s commitment to developing programs, standards, guidelines, and incentives that support sustainable land use patterns, healthy living, and community character.

At Home Activities

Clean energy can be fun with these at home science experiments! Check out the below links for some crafts, science experiments and more, all relating to energy and our climate:

Step-by-Step Science Experiments in Energy
(These projects can be accessed by signing in with your Oceanside Public Library Card.)
Solar Cell and Renewable Energy Experiments
(These projects can be accessed by signing in with your Oceanside Public Library Card.)

Click here and search “Earth’s Energy Experiments” to find activities on solar energy, wind energy, geothermal energy, and more!

This Week’s Reads

Wind Energy – Blown Away!
Solar Energy – Running on Sunshine
Jobs in Sustainable Energy – Green Careers
Green and Clean Energy – What You Can Do
An Energy Expert at Home

What’s your carbon footprint?

Everyone’s carbon footprint is different depending on their location, habits, and personal choices. Practice using the carbon footprint calculator to calculate your household’s emissions based on your daily activities. 

2020 Earth Month Vendors

Don’t forget to explore our Virtual Earth Festival Webpage! You’ll have the chance to view local businesses and organizations, purchase local sustainable goods, and discover resources to take your Earth Month experience to the next level.