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Our Sustainable Solutions Fair (previously the Zero Waste Fair) is a sustainability celebration! This family-friendly event offers hands-on environmental activities for all ages, connects the public to sustainable businesses and organizations, and awakens environmental passion with a panel discussion featuring local environmental leaders.

Event Details:

Date, time, location

About the Sustainable Solutions Fair:

I Love A Clean San Diego, in partnership with the City of Encinitas, has hosted the Sustainable Solutions Fair since its inception in 2015. The event brings together residents, businesses and non-profits from every corner of San Diego County. Attend the hosted panel of speakers, walk through the booths and vendors and participate in hands-on low-waste activities!

At the Fair:

  • Visit educational booths hosted by local zero waste businesses and organizations
  • Listen to our panel of sustainability experts
  • Leave with at least one real world action you can take to start making change today
  • Participate in our sustainable DIY activities

What to Bring to the Fair?

Help us keep this event low waste and remember your reusable items:

  • Bag for any goods you buy
  • Cup for drinks
  • Jars or small containers for the Make and Take activities

Bring gently used clothing and home items for our Swap & Shop Booth

  • Please limit your donation to 3 high quality items per person

What is Zero Waste?

The Environmental Protection Agency defines zero waste as the conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of products. It is a conscious way of living that considers the entire life cycle of products, and it encourages a circular economy. We can all take steps with both individual and community actions to reach a low to zero waste San Diego!

Get Involved

Anyone can attend! Join us to learn and support I Love A Clean San Diego. Interested in volunteering at the event? Click here to register! – link to samaritan volunteer page


Make a gift to I Love A Clean San Diego and help provide zero-waste solutions and environmental education to all San Diegans. Donate here. – link to donations page

Host A Booth

Ready to showcase your sustainable organization at the Fair? Fill out our Booth Interest Form – link most up to date interest form

Participating Groups

Yearly participating groups to be added here – organization names, logos and a link to their website


Yearly participating panelists to be added here – name, blurb about them and headshot

Partnership Opportunities

I Love A Clean San Diego thanks our valued partners for helping make the 2024 Sustainable Solutions Fair a success. If you would like to join the community of businesses that support this event, please contact Steve Morris at

Thank You To Our Partners!