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I Love A Clean San Diego Hosts Zero Waste Fair

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Educating San Diego County Residents About Waste Free Alternatives

The free family-friendly event in Encinitas features sustainable local businesses and organizations, interactive booths and activities, and a panel discussion.

Encinitas, CA – I Love A Clean San Diego, in partnership with the City of Encinitas, is set to host this year’s Zero Waste Fair on Saturday, June 24, from 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. at the EUSD Farm Lab 441 Quail Gardens Dr., Encinitas, CA 92024. The free event celebrates sustainability and brings together residents, businesses, and non-profits from every corner of the county. Guests will hear from a panel of community environmental leaders and sustainable businesses, walk through educational booths, learn and shop from vendors, and participate in hands-on zero waste activities. Every attendee receives one opportunity drawing ticket to enter to win prizes.

“From zero waste experts to beginners, all are welcome! Attendees will leave with at least one real world action to start making change,” says Rowan Jackman, Community Education Manager for I Love A Clean San Diego.

The Environmental Protection Agency defines zero waste as the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products. It is a conscious way of living that considers the entire life cycle of products, and it encourages a circular economy.

Local band, Tunewave, will be performing songs from their newest album, “Urban Aquarium”. Their unique sound and powerful messages are for listeners to take ownership of their communities by keeping them clean. This year’s participating booths include Blossm, Encinitas BCycle, Feeding San Diego, The Mighty Bin, Uprising Pizza, Scisters Salon and Apothecary, Plastic Beach, Nature Needs San Diego, Solana Beach Eco Rotary Club, Tree San Diego, The Solana Center, James Coffee Co., Keira Designs, Local Scoop, Noniko, and Worthy Picks.

Guests will hear from a lineup of panelists that include the founder of The Mighty Bin, Isabell DeMillan, the City of Encinitas Sustainability Manager, Crystal Najera, and the north county general manager of EDCO, Jim Ambroso.  

Attendees are encouraged to bring their own reusable cutlery, shopping bags, to-go containers and gently used clothing and home items for the Swap and Shop booth hosted by ILACSD.

“The city of Encinitas is proud to bring together local organizations and individuals in furthering our vision for a sustainable future. We are thrilled to host an event that brings us together to learn, inspire one another, and create a community that champions waste reduction, for the betterment of our planet and generations to come,” says Camrie Rounds, City of Encinitas.  

Thank you to our partners The City of Encinitas, City of Encinitas Community Grant Program, and the San Diego County Employees’ Charitable Organization.

About I Love A Clean San Diego: (ILACSD)As San Diego’s most influential advocate for sustainability, I Love A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) is an environmental catalyst, awakening passion and inspiring action, empowering everyone to improve the health and beauty of our local environment. For over sixty years, we’ve brought the best in all of us together for a lasting, positive impact on our region. We are passion in action. For more information, to volunteer or donate, visit CleanSD.org  or call (619) 291-0103.

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