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Who Were the Worst Climate Polluters in the US in 2021?

U.S. greenhouse gas emissions climbed by 4.1 percent from major industrial sources in 2021 according to the EPA.

Phil McKenna - 11-21-2022

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More than 30 climate activists behind bars in UK during Cop27

More than 30 climate activists were behind bars in UK prisons during COP27.

Damien Gayle - 11-21-2022

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5 ways to turn climate talk into action

COP27 was all about implementation. Here’s how to make that happen—and it starts at the local level.

Zung Nguyen Vu - 11-21-2022

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Science Day at COP27 Shows That Climate Talks Aren’t Keeping Pace With Planetary Physics

A new report warns that the “myth of adaptation” is putting millions of people at risk.

Bob Berwyn - 11-14-2022

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New EPA Proposal to Augment Methane Regulations Would Help Achieve an 87% Reduction From the Oil and Gas Industry by 2030

Steep reductions methane emissions are among the most important steps for slowing climate change in the short term.

Phil McKenna - 11-14-2022

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Microgrids Link Clean Energy and Mobility

Resilient microgrids can be the key to linking renewables, EVs and advanced software systems.

GreenBiz - 11-14-2022

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Countries Want to Plant Trees to Offset Their Carbon Emissions, but There Isn’t Enough Land on Earth to Grow Them

Researchers say we can’t plant our way out of global warming—and it’s disingenuous to pretend that we can.

Katie Surma - 11-07-2022

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Why the Feared Wave of Solar Panel Waste May Be Smaller and Arrive Later Than We Expected

Improvements in solar panels mean we need to change expectations about when they’ll need to be repurposed or recycled.

Dan Gearino - 11-07-2022

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COP27: The business imperative

This year, money reigns supreme.

Joel Makower - 11-07-2022

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How Climate Change Influences Temperatures in 1,000 Cities Around the World

A new tool can tell you how big an impact climate change had on the temperature in those cities on any given day.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 10-31-2022

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How Decades of Hard-Earned Protections and Restoration Reversed the Collapse of California’s Treasured Mono Lake

The lake is now an inspiration for efforts to heal degraded and warming ecosystems around the world.

Bob Berwyn - 10-31-2022

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The EV Battery Boom Is Here, With Manufacturers Investing Billions in Midwest Factories

Announcements of more plants in the so-called “Battery Belt” of the U.S., the industry is growing at a breakneck pace.

Dan Gearino - 10-31-2022

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A New Report Suggests 6 ‘Magic’ Measures to Curb Emissions of Super-Polluting Refrigerants

The chemicals are thousands of times worse for the climate than carbon dioxide over the near term.

Phil McKenna - 10-24-2022

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What’s Good for Birds Is Good for People and the Planet. But More Than Half of Bird Species in the U.S. Are in Decline

Scientist calls the situation alarming but remains hopeful better environmental stewardship can help birds recover.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 10-24-2022

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Western Wildfires Are Fueling Extreme Weather in Other States, Federal Scientists Say

Blazes have contributed to a surge in air pollution and emissions, and are even influencing weather in other regions.

Inside Climate News - 10-19-2022

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The ‘Both Siderism’ That Once Dominated Climate Coverage Has Now Become a Staple of Stories About Eating Less Meat

Volcanic ash in Lake Mead, a videogame called Floodland and a database covering every tree on the planet.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 10-19-2022

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The resourceful city: Taking a circular approach to resources

Challenging the 2,000-year-old method of using landfills for waste disposal.

Conor Riffle - 10-19-2022

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Cities Are a Big Part of the Climate Problem. They Can Also Be a Big Part of the Solution

A new guide lists 1,000 things they can do.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 10-10-2022

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A Clean Energy Trifecta: Wind, Solar and Storage in the Same Project

One of the largest hybrid renewable energy plants in the country just opened in Oregon.

Dan Gearino - 10-10-2022

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EcoFest Encinitas promotes green actions on Oct. 9

Free family event includes activities like recycled art, fix-it station, school project displays, bike rodeo, and more.

Encinitas Advocate - 10-04-2022

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Living Green: Real grass or synthetic turf – which is best?

In a time of drought, does it make sense to replace traditional grass turf playing fields with synthetic turf?

AJ van de ven - 10-04-2022

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Encinitas endorses Pedal Ahead’s e-bike program for low-income people

“Mobility is one of the most important parts of getting ahead in life.”, said Councilmember Kranz.

Barbara Henry - 10-04-2022

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Feeling Overwhelmed About Going All-Electric at Home? Here’s How to Get Started

You can’t completely banish fossil fuels from your home in one fell swoop, but some achievable plays are within reach.

Dan Gearino - 10-04-2022

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The Pathway to 90% Clean Electricity Is Mostly Clear. The Last 10%, Not So Much

New paper suggests six different approaches for the difficult final steps necessary to get to a 100% carbon-free grid.

Dan Gearino - 09-26-2022

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Senate Votes to Ratify the Kigali Amendment, Joining 137 Nations in an Effort to Curb Global Warming

The binding agreement will almost immediately slow global warming and create domestic manufacturing jobs.

Phil McKenna - 09-26-2022

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Western Forests, Snowpack and Wildfires Appear Trapped in a Vicious Climate Cycle

A new study probes how extreme wildfires affect the water cycle in key mountain forests that store water.

Bob Berwyn - 09-26-2022

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How to become ‘zero waste’

A practical step-by-step book to help guide your family from low to zero waste for a healthier planet.

Susan Sullivan - 09-19-2022

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Commentary: Seaweed cultivation is climate smart for America

Mussels and oysters have dominated California aquaculture, but seaweed, is actually the fastest growing sector.

Eliza Harrison - 09-19-2022

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Warming Trends: A Comedy With Solar Themes, a Greener Cryptocurrency and the Underestimated Climate Supermajority

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-19-2022

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October 5 is Free Ride Day on MTS and NTCD Routes

Enjoy free rides on MTS and NCTD routes on Oct. 5, which the agencies are declaring as Free Ride Day.

Coast News - 09-12-2022

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Remember That Coal Surge Last Year? Yeah, It’s Over

Renewables are now about 25 percent of U.S. electricity generation, leapfrogging coal.

Dan Gearino - 09-12-2022

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Warming Trends: Video Gamers Helping the Climate, a Big Advance for Lab-Grown Meat and Belabored Decisions May Bring Better Results, If Not More Happiness

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-12-2022

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Warming Trends: Climate Insomnia, the Decline of Alpine Bumblebees and Cycling like the Dutch and the Danes

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 09-06-2022

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California Just Banned Gas-Powered Cars. Here’s Everything You Need to Know

What about hybrids? Can I still buy a used gas-powered car? An FAQ to navigating the EV future.

Dan Gearino - 09-06-2022

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Warming Trends: Bill Nye’s New Focus on Climate Change, Bottled Water as a Social Lens and the Coming End of Blacktop

A column highlighting climate-related studies, innovations and other developments from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 08-29-2022

BLOGS

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Spooky Facts about Halloween Waste (And How to Reduce It!)

October has arrived which means fall treats, candy, parties, and Halloween! Holidays produce a significant amount of was...

Camrie Rounds - 10-21-2022

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Recycling FAQ blog

Recycling in Encinitas FAQ: Part 2

The problem with Wishcycling: Wishcycling happens when we put non-recyclable or contaminated recyclables into the b...

Camrie Rounds - 09-28-2022

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Recycling in Encinitas FAQ: Part 1

What are the benefits of recycling? The recycling symbol can be seen on many single-use items, alerting the consume...

Camrie Rounds - 08-03-2022

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Tips for a Waste Free Gathering

Summer is here, which means BBQs, parties, graduation celebrations, and more! While events generally produce large ...

Camrie Rounds - 07-01-2022

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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

PAST EVENTS

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Post image event 10/9/2022, 12:50 pm - 01:50 pm

EcoFest 2022

Cottonwood Creek Park

EcoFest is the longest-running environmental fair in North County San Diego. EcoFest showcases ways to Go Green whi...

EcoFest Encinitas

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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

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Post image event 4/30/2022, 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 4/24/2022, 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 4/16/2022, 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