Volunteer Spotlight: Zero Waste Cleanup Volunteers

This month, I Love A Clean San Diego would like to recognize the group of 79 volunteers who participated in our Zero Waste Cleanup in December! This cleanup kicked off our Zero Waste option through our popular volunteer program, Adopt-A-Beach. The volunteers met at Cannon Park in Carlsbad to do a Beach Cleanup using only reusable supplies! Volunteers brought buckets, work gloves and reusable water bottles and they picked up nearly 200 pounds of litter without creating any additional waste! Did you know that you can schedule your own zero waste cleanup any time through Adopt-A-Beach? We will lend you all the tools you need to make your cleanup as sustainable as possible. Visit www.AdoptSD.org to get involved!

2014 Volunteer Statistics

Volunteers perform a valuable service to ILACSD, and are instrumental in achieving our mission, helping us to raise public awareness throughout the community. ILACSD would like to thank all the volunteers who donate their time to ensure the health and safety of our environment.

In 2014, 28,634 volunteers successfully removed 464,549 pounds of debris from local beaches, bays, creeks and canyons - which equivalent to the weight of 42 adult elephants! Read on to learn more about our totals in the following activities:

  • 7,456 volunteers participated in the Adopt-A-Beach program countywide.
  • 535 volunteers stenciled 975 drains within the community.
  • 31,447 individuals education through our environmental education programs
  • Volunteers and interns staffed environmental education events and booths, helped with administrative tasks and event preparation in the ILACSD office, and much more.
Great work!

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