UPCOMING 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

NEWS

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Inside Clean Energy: What’s Hotter than Solar Panels? Solar Windows.

Researchers and startups are moving forward with plans for windows that generate electricity.

Dan Gearino - 08-01-2022

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Oceanside Public Library offers nature fun

New nature initiatives including a new Seed Library, State Parks passes and Nature backpacks to borrow.

Coast News Group - 07-25-2022

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Conservancy continues to build Olivenhain’s LeoMar Preserve

Home to the coastal California gnatcatcher, a perky little songbird threatened with extinction.

Ann Van Leer - 07-25-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: Did You Miss Me? A Giant Battery Storage Plant Is Back Online, Just in Time for Summer

California hit a new high for battery storage use, thanks to plants like the one at Moss Landing.

Dan Gearino - 07-25-2022

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Op-ed: Change is upon us, new county budget helps prepare

With the right planning and investments, we can weather that change — and create a stronger, more resilient County.

Coast News - 07-17-2022

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Warming Trends: The Tokyo Olympics’ Reduced Carbon Footprint, a Fin Whale Feeding Frenzy and the Tech Guru Who’s Trying to Bring Back the Woolly Mammoth

A column highlighting studies, innovations, and other development from the global warming frontier.

Katelyn Weisbrod - 07-17-2022

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Preserving open spaces in Encinitas at forefront of local debate

It’s become clear that one issue is at the forefront of candidates minds — conserving open space in Encinitas.

Jacqueline Covey - 07-12-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: This Virtual Power Plant Is Trying to Tackle a Housing Crisis and an Energy Crisis All at Once

Bay Area project combines subsidized housing with solar and battery systems that work together to support the grid.

Dan Gearino - 07-12-2022

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WaterSmart Landscape makeover winners

Godfreys’ design included drought-tolerant plants and succulents - selected to reduce maintenance and watering.

Coast News - 06-27-2022

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Cyclists, pedestrians traverse newly-completed trails in Encinitas

Earlier this month, construction was completed on the overlook and a system of new paths that run parallel the freeway.

Jacqueline Covey - 06-27-2022

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Water districts ask resident to conserve water

California enters its driest first three months of a year in the state’s recorded history.

Coast News - 06-27-2022

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Inside Clean Energy: E-bike Sales and Sharing are Booming. But Can They Help Take Cars off the Road?

E-bikes are getting a big boost from states that hope they will reduce driving, energy consumption and emissions.

James Pothen - 06-27-2022

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Pollen and heat: A looming challenge for global agriculture

Unusually high springtime temperatures can kill pollen and interfere with the fertilization of crops.

Carolyn Beans - 06-27-2022

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Warming Trends: Putting Citizen Scientists to Work, Assuring Climate-Depressed Kids That the Future is Bright, and Deploying Solar-Hydrogen Generators

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 06-27-2022

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Solar panel waste is not the worst thing that’s ever happened

It is always important to put challenges like this in context.

Jon Smieja - 06-27-2022

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Warming Trends: How Hairdressers Are Mobilizing to Counter Climate Change, Plus Polar Bears in Greenland and the ‘Sounds of the Ocean’

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

Katelyn Weisbrod - 06-20-2022

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Plant*Grow*Eat students blossom at Fair

The program teaches youngsters about agriculture and nutrition from the ground up - and was back in full bloom.

Coast News Group - 06-20-2022

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Groundwater law has not stopped subsidence

Groundwater reserves disappearing and it’s decreasingly likely they can ever be restored to previous levels.

Thomas D. Elias - 06-20-2022

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Oceanside to join Clean Energy Alliance

The regional community choice energy program aims to lower consumer costs and advance the region’s clean energy goals.

Samantha Nelson - 06-20-2022

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In An Unusual Step, a Top Medical Journal Weighs in on Climate Change

New England Journal of Medicine examines of the effects of air pollution on children's health.

Victoria St. Martin - 06-20-2022

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Environmental Award Program winners honored

Award recognizes individuals, businesses, and non-profits for environmental stewardship and outstanding achievements.

Coast News - 06-13-2022

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Tips to stay prepared, connected during wildfires, natural disasters

For Southern CA residents, preparing and protecting your home or business in the event of a wildfire is a daily reality....

Coast News - 06-13-2022

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gO’side electric shuttle launches

An electric vehicle shuttle pilot program serving Downtown Oceanside will officially begin operations Monday, June 13th....

Coast News - 06-13-2022

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 Inside Clean Energy: Solid-State Batteries for EVs Make a Leap Toward Mass Production

Solid Power has begun rolling out batteries that will enable electric cars to run much longer on a charge.

Dan Gearino - 06-13-2022

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California energy experts warn of potential energy shortage, blackouts

CA is preparing for a hot summer, which means the real possibility of energy scarcity, rate increases and blackouts.

Steve Puterski - 06-06-2022

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Encinitas gets $20 million loan for third phase of Leucadia Streetscape

This project will create safe, walkable, bikeable communities, allowing more people get out of their cars.

Anna Opalsky - 06-06-2022

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County land use and environment budget would pay to fix roads, fight climate change

The $618.7 million budget would plan for climate change, protect biodiversity and improve infrastructure.

Deborah Brennan - 06-06-2022

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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 ...

BLOGS

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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 5/3/2022, 06:00 pm - 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

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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