UPCOMING EVENTS

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Post image event 04-16-2022, 12:00 AM

City of Encinitas & Surfrider San Diego Earth Day Beach and Park Cleanup

Moonlight State Beach and Cottonwood Creek Park

In celebration of Earth Month and Earth Day, Surfrider is teaming up with the City of Encinitas to spread some extra Ear...

Jillian Queri

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Post image event 04-24-2022, 12:00 AM

EcoFest Encinitas Volunteer Kickoff Event

Cottonwood Creek Park

Join EcoFest Encinitas for a fun and engaging volunteer event. Learn more about EcoFest's mission and get involved w...

Jillian Queri

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Post image event 04-30-2022, 12:00 AM

Arbor Day 2022

Cottonwood Creek Park

To celebrate the City's urban forest and the multitude of benefits that it provides to the community, the City of En...

Jillian Queri

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Post image event 05-03-2022, 06:00 PM - 05-03-2022, 07:00 PM

Public Workshop – Electric Vehicle Charging Station Master Plan

Encinitas City Hall

The City is in the process of developing an Electric Vehicle Charging Station Master Plan for our community. This meetin...

Jillian Queri

NEWS

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Encinitas Introduces the First of Three Plastic-Waste Reduction Measures

Last night, the City of Encinitas introduced the first of three plastic waste reduction measures to bring the city close...

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Editorial: California’s rising sea level demands aggressive response from state

Disaster could be 10 times worse than most devastating earthquake

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New San Diego regional energy program to file with state regulators

What figures to be the second-largest community choice aggregation, or CCA, program in California is about to become off...

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Encinitas Applauded For Leadership In Promoting Green Transportation Alternatives

Encinitas recently received accolades for encouraging employees to choose greener modes of transportation for their dail...

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Local leaders racing to address bluff concerns

REGION — Active bluffs along the state’s coastline, especially in San Diego County, are a growing concern for residents ...

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Encinitas names environment award winners

ENCINITAS — The city of Encinitas Environmental Commission has announced the winners of its Environmental Award Program ...

BLOGS

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An Eco-Friendly, Spring Egg Hunt? It’s Possible!

If your family participates in a springtime egg hunt tradition, chances are you are familiar with the dozens of colorful...

Camrie Rounds - 04-13-2022

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Gray, Blue, and Green Bins: What Goes Where and Why Does it Matter?

You may have noticed your neighbors making more use of their green organics bins on trash day, coworkers paying closer a...

Camrie Rounds - 03-24-2022

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Green Building Ordinance Adopted to Advance City’s Climate Action Goals

The City of Encinitas adopted a comprehensive Green Building Ordinance (Ordinance 2021-13) on October 27, 2021. The Ordi...

Jillian Queri - 12-07-2021

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The Benefits of Biking

May is Bike Month, and there’s never been a better time to enjoy riding a bike! It’s a good way to ensure yo...

Jasmine Krause - 05-26-2021

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The Power of Magnets: Induction Cooking

In the fight against climate change, reducing emissions from buildings has a key role to play. In Encinitas, the electri...

Jasmine Krause - 04-28-2021

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Encinitas Virtual Earth Week Celebration

The City of Encinitas, in partnership with EcoFest Encinitas, will present a Virtual Earth Week Celebration next week be...

Jasmine Krause - 04-15-2021

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San Diego Community Power: Powering a clean, affordable future

San Diego Community Power (SDCP) launched earlier this March! This is an exciting step towards climate conscious energy ...

Jasmine Krause - 03-31-2021

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World Water Day

Monday, March 22, 2021 is World Water Day, a time to bring awareness to this vital resource! This year’s theme is ...

Inge Bisconer - 03-19-2021

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Climate Action Co-Benefits: Building Resiliency in Encinitas

The Big Picture The City of Encinitas is actively addressing climate change and reducing greenhouse gas emissions t...

Jasmine Krause - 02-24-2021

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Commercial Food Waste Resource Guide

For every meal served the average restaurant wastes half a pound of food. In the landfill, this waste releases pote...

City of Encinitas - 02-22-2021

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City of Encinitas’ Climate Action Accomplishments: Reflecting On Our 2019 Performance

It has been nearly three years since Encinitas unveiled its updated Climate Action Plan in January 2018. Since then, we ...

Jasmine Krause - 02-10-2021

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Save the Food

Preventing waste in the kitchen can be fun and easy! The City of Encinitas collaborated with Save the Food to gather som...

City of Encinitas - 01-19-2021

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How to Have a Sustainable Holiday Season

The holidays are here, and with them countless opportunities to make small choices and shifts to a more sustainable seas...

Jasmine Krause - 12-18-2020

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14 Low-Waste Holiday Gift Ideas

This holiday season is one like no other. We want to help you shop local and give without creating waste - instead of gi...

City of Encinitas - 12-14-2020

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Recycle Right This Holiday!

Experiencing an increase in packages this holiday season? With each online order you receive comes material such as card...

City of Encinitas - 12-14-2020

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Great News, City Council Approved the Updated CAP Last Month!

On November 18, 2020, City Council adopted an updated Climate Action Plan (CAP) which included a recalculation of antici...

Jasmine Krause - 12-15-2020

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Zero Waste Holiday Blog

Did you know that Americans create 25% more trash during the #holidays? Reduce your waste and turn up the cheer this hol...

City of Encinitas - 12-01-2020

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Elementary Schools Save Pumpkins from the Landfill

During the third annual pumpkin composting event, students and their families across Encinitas saved 377 Jack-...

Dominique Dashwood - 11-10-2020

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Steps to Being a Zero Waste Consumer

In the past 50 years, humans have consumed more resources than in all previous history. The first step to reducing is le...

City of Encinitas - 11-02-2020

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How to incorporate sustainability into your child's online and in school learning

Across the country, the coronavirus pandemic has undeniably disrupted and transformed the way our children are educated....

Jasmine Krause - 10-28-2020

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Green Wednesdays Webinar Series

Looking to achieve your zero waste potential? Join us for our new “Green Wednesdays” free webinar series thi...

City of Encinitas - Solid Waste Division - 10-27-2020

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Zero Waste Halloween

As Halloween comes and goes it is estimated that 1 billion pounds of pumpkins are sent to the landfill, doomed to rot an...

City of Encinitas - 10-20-2020

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Waste Less from Land to Sea

The City of Encinitas prides itself in being at the forefront of sustainability. We’re putting out the call to res...

Dominique Dashwood - 10-16-2020

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Telecommuting and Beyond: What you can do to reduce vehicle emissions

While in many ways catastrophic, COVID has undeniably created space for a complete reinvention on how we view work and t...

Jasmine Krause - 09-29-2020

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The Climate and Our Beaches

The beaches and coastal resources in Encinitas offer great value to our community, the local economy, and the City&rsquo...

Dominique Dashwood - 08-18-2020

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Encinitas’ Fight Against Single Use Plastic

The Problems of Single Use Plastic:  We produce a large amount of plastic because it is inexpensive, durable, ...

Dominique Dashwood - 07-23-2020

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“Stay at Home” Doesn’t Have to Mean “Spend More on Energy”

Due to COVID, many of us are spending more time at home. In regard to our utility bills, energy we would normally use at...

Dominique Dashwood - 06-23-2020

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Zero Waste 101

What is Zero Waste?The concept of zero waste is straightforward: do not generate any waste. Wait! We hope we haven&rsquo...

Dominique Dashwood - 05-27-2020

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Results: Survey on Climate and Waste

Local businesses and members of the community play an essential role in the City’s Climate Action Plan. By engagin...

Dominique Dashwood - 04-27-2020

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Clean-Powered Communities

March 27, 2020 - Communities are taking back the power (literally) with Community Choice Energy. Learn about how a CCE w...

Dominique Dashwood - 03-27-2020