Oceanside, CA – Earth Month festivities are back in Oceanside and better than ever! The City of Oceanside is proud to host another round of events in honor of Earth Month. Come out and join the Green Oceanside team for various Earth Month activities centered around sustainability and becoming better environmental stewards.
At the Oceanside Sunset Market on April 20, Green Oceanside will host an Earth Day Fun Zone from 5:00 to 9:00 p.m. The Sunset Market is located at the intersection of Pier View Way and Tremont Street. The Earth Day Fun Zone is a great opportunity for families to enjoy games and activities, earn prizes, and learn more about the environment. Come learn about different environmental programs being rolled out in Oceanside, from watershed protection to conserving water, and how to properly recycle and compost. The event will have local partners as well, such as Waste Management with their mini trash truck for kids, Camp Pendleton and its Natural History Animal exhibit, and the Friends of El Corazon. Don’t miss this Earth Day event for all ages!
“Earth Month is a great time to celebrate the many ways the City of Oceanside cares for the environment,” explains Oceanside’s Water Utilities Director Lindsay Leahy. “Everyone is invited to join Green Oceanside at the Night Market. We have a lot lined up to help you take action in your everyday life.”
The fun doesn’t stop there…Join the annual Creek to Bay Cleanup on Saturday April 22, from 9:00 a.m. to 12 p.m. In partnership with I Love a Clean San Diego, Green Oceanside will host multiple cleanup locations along Loma Alta and Buena Vista Creeks. Volunteers of all ages are welcome to join these cleanup events. For more information on how to participate, visit www.cleansd.org.
Oceanside residents can get involved all month long by participating in the Earth Month EcoChallenge. Each week, the Green Oceanside team is asking residents to be environmentally friendly by taking one simple, sustainable action. Each weekly challenge will be posted on the @cityoceanside Instagram account. To enter, take a photo of yourself completing each weekly challenge and send your entry to firstname.lastname@example.org, or tag us at @cityoceanside, for a prize!
Additionally, residents can schedule a FREE pick of their unwanted backyard produce with ProduceGood to benefit local feeding agencies while also preventing food waste. Those with backyard bounties can contact ProduceGood at email@example.com.
If you’ve opted to turn your yard into drought-tolerant landscaping, be sure to enter the 2023 WaterSmart Landscape Contest by May 12 for a chance to win a $250 gift card and a featured spot in the City’s e-newsletter, the Oceanside Tide. Visit www.landscapecontest.com for full contest details and to enter.
Do you have gently used items that are ready for a new life? Free donation pick-ups are available from April 3-15. Call the Disabled American Veterans (DAV) at (619) 337-9244 to schedule a curbside pick-up of up to 8 items for donation. Do you have items beyond repair? Schedule a pick-up during Landfill Weeks April 17-28 by calling Waste Management at (760) 439-2824.
For all Earth Month activities, visit www.GreenOceanside.org, and be sure to follow the Oceanside Water Utilities on Instagram at @Oceanside_Water and City of Oceanside Water Utilities on Facebook.
About the City of Oceanside: The City of Oceanside is located in northern San Diego County with a population of approximately 174,000. Oceanside’s vibrant coastal community includes MiraCosta Community College, and the world-renowned 1,954-foot pier and 1,000-slip Harbor. Oceanside is located 83 miles south of the city of Los Angeles and just 35 miles north of the City of San Diego. The City of Oceanside offers outstanding public amenities such as a municipal airport, 30 city parks, four community recreation centers, three municipal swim centers, two senior centers, two city-owned golf courses and 3.5 miles of public beaches. More than 6,000 businesses operate within the City of Oceanside, including Genentech Pharmaceuticals, TE Connectivity, Hydranautics, Nitto Denko, Gilead Sciences, Hobie Cat and Tri-City Medical Center, as well as emerging craft and entrepreneurial ventures. For more information, visit www.ci.oceanside.ca.us.
About Green Oceanside: Green Oceanside is the City of Oceanside’s environmental services and programs dedicated to teaching residents and local businesses how to be better stewards of the earth through sustainability, watershed protection, water efficiency, zero waste, climate action and energy conservation. For more information, visit www.greenoceanside.org.