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Show Your Love for San Diego at Cupid's Cleanup!

Show your love for San Diego at our annual Cupid’s Cleanup on February 11th! Join ILACSD and Bay City Brewing Co. to help out the surrounding neighborhood by removing litter and debris. Bring your loved ones to this awesome event to help celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early!

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Green Up Your Valentine's Day

Show love for the Earth this month by incorporating zero waste into your Valentine’s Day celebration! Resources are never wasted in nature, and zero waste celebrates this closed loop cycle through actions such as repairing, repurposing, and recycling. Give your sweetheart zero waste gifts from the heart. Repurpose old crayons into heart shaped ones by melting them down in the oven; let your loved one know how they color your world.  Upcycle glass jars to hold treats from the bulk-item section of a grocery store or repurpose a deck of cards with 52 reasons why you love that person written on the back of each one. Integrating zero waste into your gift giving allows for boundless creativity and unique experiences.

Visit for more tips and resources about zero waste, recycling, and repairing items. 

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Donor Spotlight

This month, it’s our pleasure to spotlight Ball Corporation for their commitment to environmental stewardship. Through Ball’s sustainable packaging solutions, aerospace technologies and other products, they positively impact their industry in a big way. In addition to their commitment to sustainability, Ball supports the communities in which they operate. Each year, Ball employees log more than 32,000 hours of community service, and that’s just North America alone! 

Thanks to Ball's support, our newly revamped will go live in the next few months, making it easier for San Diegans to find resources to reduce, reuse, repair, and recycle in San Diego County.

»Learn more about Ball Corporation in our sustainable company profile.


Volunteer Spotlight

This month, we're highlighting the awesome Calvary Imperial Beach Church Youth Group! On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, these volunteers came out to help the local community at Rose Teeple Park for our Imperial Beach Community Cleanup. “We had a blast at the cleanup and look forward to more events, especially in Imperial Beach,” Pastor Jesse Huhn told us. The youth group’s desire to help the city of Imperial Beach and serve their community follows their church’s mission. The group joined over 210 volunteers and helped collect over 850 pounds of trash from the park and surrounding neighborhood.

Calvary Imperial Beach Church, we appreciate your help and love for Imperial Beach, and hope you continue living your mission to better our world!

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Education Spotlight

Last weekend, we kicked off our zero waste workshop series in Encinitas with record attendance! Thanks to an interview featured on KPBS Midday Edition, ILACSD staff were able to engage more community members in the conversation about zero waste. Attendees walked away eager to implement zero waste practices in their own homes, including actions like selecting natural alternatives for cleaning supplies and using soap berries instead of laundry detergent. If you’re interested in joining the journey to zero waste, register for our free upcoming workshops, hosted in Encinitas and Chula Vista throughout the spring.

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Cupid's Cleanup
Saturday, 10am-12pm
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Zero Waste 101: Shopping
Saturday, 10am-12pm 
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Zero Waste 101: Organics
Saturday, 1pm-3pm 
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Save the Date!

Creek to Bay Cleanup
Saturday, April 22nd
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Site Captains Needed


Our 15th Annual Creek to Bay Cleanup is on Earth Day this year! With over 100 cleanup sites around San Diego County, we rely on site captains to help lead sites (we provide the supplies, additional outreach, website coordination, and hauling for the trash and debris collected!).

Interested in taking your volunteering to the next level?

Email for more information or to sign up! Site captain registration deadline: February 15th. General volunteer registration opens April 1st.

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Did You Know?

Microscopic plankton eat microplastics! In recent years, the peril of plastic ingestion by wildlife has become widespread knowledge. However, many of us are unaware of the scale at which it's taking place. Microscopic plankton, including copepods, have been documented consuming microplastics, which then consequently travel up the food chain.

Watch this video to see microscopic plankton consuming microplastics.


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