Happy Holidays

Give More Love and Less Waste This Holiday Season

The holiday season is in full swing now. That means it’s time to spend some quality time with the people we love and reflect upon all the things in our life that give us a reason to be thankful. With all that you’ve helped us accomplish so far this year, we have a lot to be thankful for in our offices! We’re thankful for dedicated volunteers who continually show up cleanup after cleanup and never let their passion for our planet fade. We’re thankful for those who share zero waste tips from our workshops with their friends and family. We’re thankful for beautifully clean beaches, litter-free landscapes, and healthy habitats. We’re thankful to be serving a cause that is so near and dear to all of us – creating a zero waste, litter-free, and environmentally engaged San Diego region.

We’re also thankful to know we’ve got supporters like you to help us do even more for our communities moving forward. There are several ways in which you can help support ILACSD this holiday season. Catch up with our blog post that answers questions about how to participate, educate, celebrate, or donate with I Love A Clean San Diego this season!



“Spring into Action!” Spring Valley Cleanup
Sat, December 2, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm

Zero Waste 101 Workshop - Chula Vista
Sat, December 2, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Fresh Look for Fallbrook Cleanup
Sat, December 9, 2017
10:00 am - 12:00 pm


Movies Over Messes 
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Cleanup

Sat, December 16, 2017
9:00 am - 11:00 am

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Zero Waste Tip: Waste Not, Wrap Not

According to the EPA, the volume of household waste in the United States generally increases 25 percent between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day – about 1 million extra tons. Imagine the difference it could make if we all skipped the wrapping paper for even one gift! But you don't have to sacrifice the holiday aesthetic when you pass on using paper. Try using the Japanese art of fabric wrapping called Furoshiki. This sustainable option offers numerous techniques for wrapping pristine presents without all the excess waste! For other zero waste ideas, visit WasteFreeSD.org!


Movies Over Messes
Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle Cleanup

As if spending a morning at the beach while protecting precious marine wildlife and our picturesque coastline wasn’t already reason enough to sign up, this upcoming cleanup is taking it to the next level and giving away screening passes to the upcoming Jumanji: Welcome to the JungleGet access to a sneak peek viewing of Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle when you join us for an extra special Movies Over Messes Cleanup on Saturday, December 16th from 9:00 AM – 11:00 AM at Mission Bay’s Bonita Cove – 1100 W Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92107. On top of the preview screening passes, promotional prizes will also be available to the volunteers! Bask in some 90s nostalgia with a fresh spin on an old favorite! Register here!


Volunteer Spotlight: Jamie Inn

In 2011, Jamie dove headfirst into volunteering with ILACSD as a Creek to Bay site captain. As a leader of U.S. Bank's Development Network, she thought Creek to Bay was the perfect opportunity to volunteer with her co-workers for Earth Day. With 164 volunteers at her site, 845 pounds of debris was removed in 3 hours. Her first year as site captain, Jamie took home the Site Captain of the Year Award!

Six years later, Jamie sits on the Board of Directors for ILACSD. She continually finds new ways to support the mission by giving her time and talents whenever possible!

Jamie's decision to volunteer stems from her passion for outdoor activities like hiking, running, and swimming. Jamie explained, "I feel it’s a civic responsibility to help protect and preserve the outdoor spaces I enjoy so much so that I may continue enjoying the activities I love in nature, and future generations can too." Thank you for all you do to support us, Jamie!

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We're Hiring!
Join the ILACSD Education Team! 

Are you passionate about preserving the environment? Never miss the chance to spread the word about sustainability? The ILACSD Education Team is looking for a new part time Environmental Educator to join the team. Think you or someone you know might be a fit? Take a look at the position description to get all the details! Submit your résumé, cover letter, and availability by December 6, 2017 to apply!

2017 Recycling Reminder:
Foam #6 Now Accepted in City of San Diego Curbside Recycling Bins

One of the biggest challenges to recycling is that residents do not know that many of our everyday products are not only recyclable but that they are accepted in the City of San Diego’s curbside recycling program.

This summer the City Council unanimously voted to allow foam #6 (often mistakenly referred to as Styrofoam) to be recycled in residential curbside recycling bins. This change went into effect on July 1, 2017. Examples of foam include foam cups, food containers, egg or meat trays, as well as large molded blocks used to package electronics, such as TVs and computers. This means that anyone in the City of San Diego that has residential curbside recycling can recycle –with ease and convenience – even more materials!

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