Be a WAVE OF CHANGE at the 2018 Kids' Ocean Day

On May 24, 2018, from 8:00 AM – 12:00 PM, we are excited to bring local students to South Mission Beach Kids' Ocean Day! Before even hitting the beach, students from the participating schools will have learned about the importance of the ocean and the human impact on it at assemblies led by the ILACSD educators. At Mission Beach, the students will get to connect with their surroundings and see the impact they learned about firsthand by participating in a beach cleanup and forming an aerial art message about conservation. The aerial art image will be captured by a photographer in a helicopter to be shared with the world! This year's theme for the aerial art is "WAVES OF CHANGE." You can see the design for the 2018 aerial art formation in the photo above!

How can you get involved?

While ILACSD organizes the schools and students who will be participating in Kids’ Ocean Day, we are in need of ADULT VOLUNTEERS to help us facilitate the event! We are looking for adult volunteers to guide students from buses to the beach, facilitate the litter cleanup, organize students to create our aerial image, and assist with other needed tasks.

This is a fantastic opportunity to connect with students and be part of an effort that will inspire the next generation of environmental leaders! 

We hope to see you there!
Register today!



Encinitas Zero Waste Workshop: On the Go
Sat, May 5, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Watershed Warriors: Valley Center Cleanup
Sat, May 5, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Mission Beach Cleanup
Sat, May 12, 2018
9:00 am - 11:00 am

Healthy Communities for a Healthy Planet
Sat, May 12, 2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

HHW, E-Waste, and Tire Collection Event
Sat, May 12, 2018
9:00 am - 2:00 pm


Discover Otay Valley Regional Park Day
Sat, May 19, 2018
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Clean Cities Initiative: Imperial Beach Cleanup
Sat, May 19, 2018
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

County of SD Oil Filter Exchange Event
Sat, May 19, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm


Clean Beach Coalition Bin Assembly Day
Wed, May 23, 2018
8:30 am - 10:00 am


Kids' Ocean Day
Thurs, May 24, 2018
8:00 am - 12:00 pm


Vista Oil Filter Exchange Event
Sat, May 26, 2018
10:00 am - 2:00 pm

Join ILACSD for the 3rd Annual Zero Waste Fair 

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Join us Saturday, June 2nd from 10 am - 1 pm for our 3rd annual Zero Waste Fair, in partnership with the City of Encinitas. Hear from a panel of zero waste experts and visit information booths from local organizations. Learn about everything from composting to reducing waste in the laundry room. Activities include making beeswax wraps, DIY lip balm, a Swap ‘n Shop item exchange, and using pedal power from a bike to blend your own smoothie (bonus points if you bring your own cup!). All attendees receive two complimentary raffle tickets. Attendees are encouraged to bring non-working pens, markers, and highlighters, which will be collected for recycling. Find out more and register here!

Summertime Sustainability is Simple with the Clean Beach Coalition 

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It’s summer in San Diego, and that means basking in the sun on our beaches and bays! With all of that fun and sun also comes an influx of visitors into San Diego to enjoy our beautiful city, especially over long holiday weekends. Of course, an increase in visitors means an increased amount of waste that overwhelms our current infrastructure. Don’t let trash wreck those beachy vibes! Join ILACSD and the Clean Beach Coalition to ensure our beaches stay pristine over the summer’s long holiday weekends. While you’re out sunbathing, surfing, or spending time with friends, be sure to properly recycle and dispose of any waste in the temporary CBC bins that will be placed along Mission Beach, Mission Bay, Pacific Beach, and Ocean Beach to alleviate overflowing receptacles and reduce marine debris over the busy Memorial Day, 4th of July and Labor Day weekends. You can also make a difference and curb your waste production by avoiding single-use plastics. Instead opt for reusable items when packing for your beach day. With your help, we look forward to another beautiful summer keeping San Diego clean!

Zero Waste Tip: Convert Food Waste to Compost! 

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Next week (May 6-12) is International Compost Awareness Week, and the perfect time to increase your knowledge and help spread awareness about nature’s black gold – COMPOST! Composting not only diverts waste from the landfill, but also converts it into a nutrient-rich product that is useful for gardening, landscaping, or house plants. Compost promotes healthy plant growth and a balanced soil pH. When considering composting in your home, it is important to evaluate your living situation to determine what type of composting is the best fit. Celebrate ICAW and find out more about compost by visiting WasteFreeSD.org to check out our Food and Green Waste Resources and learn more about the various types of composting styles (traditional, vermicomposting, and bokashi). Maybe you’ll find a way to incorporate composting into your everyday life!

Volunteer Spotlight: Ruby & Frida
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Meet our May Volunteer Spotlight: Ruby & Frida. The two high school seniors (Ruby at Mar Vista HS and Frida at Olympian HS) joined us as Zero Waste Heroes at South Bay Earth Day (SBED), helping attendees sort waste into the proper bins. By doing so, they spread awareness about the value of recycling and composting waste to reduce the impact on our landfills. The young ladies also spiced up their station by playing music and dancing!

Ruby and Frida both loved how positive and uplifting SBED was. Speaking to the impact of her volunteer role, Ruby said, “It hurts to see someone throw something into the trash can, miss, and leave it. It's not that hard to pick it back up and throw it again! Trash is rapidly increasing and it's affecting our environment!” As it was her second time volunteering with ILACSD, Frida mentioned her desire to continue volunteering saying, “I wish I could do it more often, it’s fun, enjoyable, and in the end you feel like you did something good for the community.” We are so thankful for both Ruby and Frida! We couldn’t do what we do without volunteers like these! 

Donor Spotlight: All of our Creek to Bay Sponsors!

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