Zero Waste Fair
ILACSD Encourages Environmental Stewardship at 2nd Annual Fair
ILove A Clean San Diego (ILACSD) hosted its 2nd Annual Zero Waste Fair this summer, aimed at educating local residents on how to prevent waste from ending up in landfills and how to incorporate these practices into everyday life. Approximately 100 people attended the family-friendly event, which featured educational booths addressing sustainability topics, a panel of zero waste experts, a raffle with sustainable prizes, a swap and shop, and hands-on activities for all ages. Activities included DIY beeswax cling wrap, kids craft station using repurposed materials, DIY tooth powder, planting a pollinator garden, and a stationary bicycle powering a blender at a smoothie-making station.
“We aim to make zero waste accessible to people so it isn’t an overwhelming change, but digestible steps they can implement,” said Education Manager Emily Nelson. “People walked away feeling empowered to go home and make changes in their own life. It’s energizing to know that so many community members are committed to reducing their waste. By helping people become comfortable with how to take the next step on their zero waste journey, we can ensure a healthier future for everyone.”
ILACSD seeks to lead and inspire the community to actively conserve and enhance the environment through example, outreach, and local involvement. The organization regularly hosts events and activities that connect people with the environment, including county- and community-wide site cleanups, cigarette litter prevention programs, storm drain stenciling, community workshops, in-classroom and afterschool programs, and more. For more information go to www.cleansd.org.