The City of Encinitas has been protecting the environment and taking action on climate change for over a decade.  From protecting water quality and managing coastal resources to installing renewable energy systems and offering green building incentives, the City is leading by example on climate action.  This website serves as a portal to explore the City’s goals and progress on climate action and to learn how you can be part of the solution.


Recent Updates for Encinitas

Zero Waste

No More Foam Food Service Ware Products

In December 2016, Ordinance 2016-12 banned the use of Expanded Polystyrene (EPS) foam food service ware containers in Encinitas, due to their impact on the environment. The Ordinance included a six (6) month grace period for all affected establishments to get into compliance. That grace period ended on Friday, June 16, 2017.

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City Wins Climate Action Award

The City of Encinitas was recently honored by the Climate Action Campaign with the “Agents of Change” Award. The Climate Action Campaign is a San Diego-based organization with a mission to stop climate change through policy action. Encinitas earned the distinction for leading the exploration of a Community Choice Energy program.

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