Oceanside’s Online Earth Month Celebration to Highlight Virtual Eco-tours, Art and Video Contests, At-home Activities, and More
Oceanside, CA– The City of Oceanside’s Earth Month celebration has moved online this year, offering participants the opportunity to practice sustainability efforts while at home. The month-long celebration will include environmentally focused activities for all ages, art and video contests, and a virtual Earth Festival featuring local, environmentally-conscious businesses.
Community members can visit www.greenoceanside.org and click on “Earth Month” to access weekly digital Earth Month content. Throughout the month of April, the weekly themes include Celebrating 50 Years of Earth Day, Climate and Energy, Water, Zero Waste, and Parks and Green Spaces. By participating in contests and activities, participants will also have opportunities to win prizes such as sustainability kits and gift cards to be used at local businesses.
The Virtual Earth Festival will allow participants the opportunity to explore local environmental organizations from the original festival event as well as the chance to support local businesses. Especially during this time of uncertainty for many businesses, it is important to shop local to support North County’s growers, creators, and entrepreneurs.
“The importance of protecting our planet is ever-present, and the City of Oceanside is excited to continue offering ways for our community to make an impact on preserving our natural resources and creating a healthier environment,” said Cari Dale, Water Utilities Director.
Join the City of Oceanside in celebrating 50 years of Earth Day by visiting www.greenoceanside.org.
About the City of Oceanside: The City of Oceanside is located in northern San Diego County with a population of approximately 170,000. Oceanside’s vibrant coastal community includes MiraCosta Community College, Camp Pendleton and the world-renowned 1,601-foot fishing pier and 1,000-slip public marina. Oceanside is located 83 miles south of the City of Los Angeles and just 35 miles north of the City of San Diego. The City of Oceanside offers outstanding public amenities such as 30 city parks, four community recreation centers, two municipal swim centers, two senior centers, two city-owned golf courses and 3.5 miles of public beaches. More than 6,000 businesses operate within the City of Oceanside, including Genentech Pharmaceuticals, Te Connectivity, Hydranautics, Nitto Denko, Gilead Sciences, Hobie Cat and Tri-City Medical Center, as well as emerging craft and entrepreneurial ventures.
About Green Oceanside: Green Oceanside is a campaign dedicated to teaching residents and local businesses how to be better stewards of the earth through sustainability, watershed protection, water conservation, zero waste, and energy conservation. For more information, visit the Green Oceanside website.