OCEANSIDE–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.