Commercial Kitchen Food Scraps Recycling Webinar

Green Business Solutions: Commercial Kitchen Food Scraps Recycling

Almost half of what we trash is compostable! To tackle this issue, the City of San Diego has commercial composting options and support available for businesses within the city. To learn more, join I Love A Clean San Diego and the City of San Diego on Wednesday, May 4th from 3 – 4 p.m. for a free Green Business Solutions webinar focused on Commercial Kitchen Food Scraps Recycling.

In this informational webinar, we will detail upcoming organic waste recycling regulations and how to meet requirements. We’ll also share best practices from local businesses who have implemented changes successfully.

Part One of this two-part webinar series will include:

  • The importance of food scrap recycling in commercial kitchens
  • Requirements for businesses to lower their waste production
  • Tools and strategies for successfully implementing a composting program through the City of San Diego’s Food Scraps Recycling Program
  • Q&A session with a City of San Diego Environmental Services representative

Thank you to the City of San Diego for sponsoring this webinar. Register to receive the Zoom link. We’ll see you there!

If you can’t attend the live event, we’ve got you covered! Register and we will send you a recording of the webinar.

To take full advantage of this program, join us on Wednesday, May 11th from 3-4pm for Part Two of this webinar series. This first event will detail how to reduce organic waste in commercial kitchens. Please note you will need to register separately for each event. Register for Part Two here.

Conscious Closets Webinar

Did you know the average American throws away 82 pounds of textile waste every year?

Join I Love A Clean San Diego from 10 – 11 AM on Saturday, May 21, for our free Conscious Closets webinar in partnership with the City of San Diego Environmental Services Department. Come learn about textile recycling, the environmental impacts of fast fashion, and how to mindfully clean out your closet. We’ll also share tips on shopping secondhand, repairing clothing items, and creating a low waste laundry routine. Please register to receive the Zoom link.

Thank you to the City of San Diego for sponsoring this event!

Zero Waste Bathroom Webinar

Zero Waste Bathroom Webinar

Interested in reducing your waste, but unsure where to start? Join I Love A Clean San Diego on Tuesday, June 1st from 11am – 12pm for our free Zero Waste Bathroom webinar.

We’ll discuss bulk bathroom products, identify specific low-waste swaps, review how to recycle right, and share DIY recipes. Leave with the tools and ideas you need to live more sustainably and reduce what you’re sending to the landfill.

Please register to receive the Zoom link. Thank you to the City of San Diego for sponsoring this event. Can’t wait to see you there!

Este seminario web también se ofrece en español el 3 de junio

Green Business Solutions: Commercial Kitchen Food Scraps Recycling

Green Business Solutions: Commercial Kitchen Food Scraps Recycling

Almost half of what we trash is compostable! To tackle this issue, the City of San Diego has commercial composting options and support available for businesses within the city. To learn more, join I Love A Clean San Diego and the City of San Diego on Wednesday, May 26th from 3 – 4 p.m. for a free Green Business Solutions webinar focused on Commercial Kitchen Food Scraps Recycling.

In this informational webinar, we will detail upcoming organics recycling regulations and how to meet requirements. We’ll also share best practices from local businesses who have implemented changes successfully.

Part Two of this two-part webinar series will include:

  • The importance of food scrap recycling in commercial kitchens
  • Requirements for businesses to lower their waste production
  • Tools and strategies for successfully implementing a composting program through the City of San Diego’s Food Scraps Recycling Program
  • Q&A session with a City of San Diego Environmental Services representative

Thank you to the City of San Diego for sponsoring this webinar. Register to receive the Zoom link. We’ll see you there!

If you can’t attend the live event, we’ve got you covered! Register and we will send you a recording of the webinar.

To take full advantage of this program, join us on Wednesday, May 19th from 3-4pm for Part One of this webinar series. This first event will detail how to reduce organic waste in commercial kitchens. Please note you will need to register separately for each event. Register for Part One here.

 

Green Business Solutions: Commercial Kitchen Food Waste Reduction

Green Business Solutions: Commercial Kitchen Food Waste Reduction

Food waste is rampant in the U.S., costing us time, money, and resources ($162 billion annually!). It’s time for us all to trim unnecessary waste. As someone who works in a commercial kitchen, you have a big part to play, and we’re here to help guide you.

Join I Love A Clean San Diego and the City of San Diego on Wednesday, May 19th from 3 – 4 p.m. for a free Green Business Solutions webinar focused on Commercial Kitchen Food Waste Reduction. In this informational webinar, we will cover tips and tricks for food waste reduction in commercial kitchens, share case studies from local businesses who have implemented changes successfully, and leave you feeling empowered to begin making incremental shifts in your own practices.

Part One of this two-part webinar series will include:

  • The importance of food waste reduction in commercial kitchens
  • The environmental and economic benefits for your business
  • Edible food recovery resources
  • Strategies to implementing lasting, sustainable practices
  • Tips for increasing employee and consumer engagement
  • Q&A session with a City of San Diego Environmental Services representative

Thank you to the City of San Diego for sponsoring this webinar. Register to receive the Zoom link. We’ll see you there!

If you can’t attend the live event, we’ve got you covered! Register and we will send you a recording of the webinar.

To take full advantage of this program, join us on Wednesday, May 26th from 3-4pm for Part Two of this webinar series. This second event will detail organics recycling programs available in the City of San Diego. Please note you will need to register separately for each event. Register for Part Two here.

Save Your Scraps Webinar

Save Your Scraps Webinar

Do you find yourself cooking at home much more often lately? You’re definitely not alone, making this a great time for many of us to implement sustainability in our kitchens! Did you know that 40% of the food grown, processed, and transported in the U.S. currently goes to waste? Join I Love A Clean San Diego on Tuesday, January 26th from 11am-12pm for our free Save Your Scraps webinar.

Come hungry to learn about reducing food waste and recycling right in the kitchen. We’ll share tips on smart shopping, proper food storage, myth-busting expiration dates, and cooking root-to-stalk meals. Discover why it is so important to keep organic waste from reaching the landfill, and leave with the tools you need to stop wasting food (and money) in your home!

Please register to receive the Zoom link. Thank you to the City of San Diego for sponsoring this event. Can’t wait to see you there!

Este seminario web también se ofrece en español el 28 de enero: https://love.cleansd.org/event/sin-desperdicio-aprovecha-la-comida-seminario-web/e319218 

Celebrate Sustainably: Food and Festivities Webinar

Celebrate-Sustainably

Celebrate Sustainably: Food & Festivities Webinar

Did you know that Americans send on average 25% more to the landfill between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Day than at any other time of the year? Join I Love A Clean San Diego and the City of San Diego on Tuesday, December 15th from 11am-12pm for our free Celebrate Sustainably: Food and Festivities Webinar, where we will focus on ways to reduce the amount of waste we produce in our kitchens around big holiday meals. We will share tips on shopping with a plan, cooking root-to-stalk meals, recycling right, and disposing of cooking oils properly. Come hungry for strategies that you can begin practicing in your kitchen right away, and leave feeling inspired to live a zero waste lifestyle at all times of the year! Please register to receive the Zoom link.

And the Award Goes to…

As I Love A Clean San Diego celebrates its 60th year, we are prompted top look back on our history and the people that carried us to success. The strength of our organization today is due to the efforts of many individuals, corporations and government entities who believed in a Clean San Diego!

Below are the 60th Anniversary Clean San Diego honorees, award winners and finalists, who were honored at our 60th Anniversary Celebration on Thursday May 29th.

ILACSD AMBASSADOR AWARD

Former staff and board members that continued their involvement. These alumni represent ILACSD in the community and help to spread the word about the importance of ILACSD’s work.

Cynthia Mallett: Cynthia started at ILACSD fresh out of college, first as an intern then as staff member on the education team, and now at the City of Oceanside’s Clean Water Program. She has stayed connected as a donor, program partner, and volunteer ever since, leading Oceanside beaches and creeks as a site captain for Creek to Bay and Coastal Cleanup Day for over 20 years. Cynthia also championed the Cigarette Litter Prevention Program for the City of Oceanside in collaboration with ILACSD.

Finalists: Joyce Coffee, Lana Findlay

LIFETIME VOLUNTEER ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

Long-standing volunteers that have served in a leadership position for over a decade, acting as a community catalyst who has taken ownership of an outdoor area in San Diego County and invested time and energy to protect and enhance it with ILACSD.

Linda Pennington: Linda has been volunteering with ILACSD for several decades, inspiring community volunteerism and pride in her City Heights neighborhood. Linda recruits site captains and volunteers by inspiring others to take ownership of their local canyons. She has helped to enlist dozens of Creek to Bay and Coastal Cleanup Day site captains for this underserved area.

Finalists: Jane Donley, Barbara Cleves

CLEAN SAN DIEGO HONOREES

These honorees lead by example through environmental innovation that promotes ILACSD’s mission and benefits the region.

San Diego County Supervisor Greg Cox: Supervisor Cox has been a dedicated supporter of ILACSD for more than 15 years. He was recently appointed as a commissioner on the California Coastal Commission, whose Public Education programs include ILACSD’s annual Coastal Cleanup Day, Kids’ Ocean Day and the year-round Adopt-A-Beach program.

County of San Diego: The County Board of Supervisors was instrumental in the formation of the War Against Litter Committee in 1954, which later evolved into I Love A Clean San Diego. Currently, the County of San Diego funds ILACSD programs, including WasteFreeSD.org and the organizations recycling call center, 1-877-R-1-EARTH.

City of San Diego: The City of San Diego was also instrumental in the formation of the War Against Litter Committee in 1954, which evolved into ILACSD.  The City and ILACSD have collaborated for decades and currently partner on High School environmental education, community outreach, cleanups, and pollution prevention campaigns.

City of Chula Vista: The City of Chula Vista has worked with ILACSD on multiple programs since 1999, including cleanups, education, used motor oil recycling, and after school programs. Chula Vista and ILACSD have collaborated on progressive environmental programming & lead regional initiatives encouraging collaboration with other San Diego cities.

EMPLOYEE VOLUNTEERISM AWARDS

Local companies with strong employee volunteer engagement. Winners and finalists were chosen in 3 groups based on employee presence in San Diego. 

D-Max Engineering: D-Max Engineering has collaborated with ILACSD for a decade, through its Storm Drain Stenciling program, and countywide cleanup events Creek to Bay and Coastal Cleanup Day. D-Max Engineering employees participate in countywide events annually, and also lead as site captains at underserved locations.

Finalists: RECON Environmental, McKenna Long & Aldridge

Harrah’s Resort Southern California: Employees from Harrah’s Resort have participated in our Adopt-A-Beach program at Bucanneer Beach in Oceanside for more than 5 years. Additionally, they have served as site captains of both their Bucanneer Beach location and a handful of inland sites, including Dixon Lake and Lake Wohlford for Creek to Bay and Coastal Cleanup Day.

Finalists: Cubic, Recreational Equipment Inc (REI)

General Dynamics, NASSCO: NASSCO employees have volunteered with ILACSD since the 1970’s, serving as one of the organization’s longest standing partners. Volunteers from NASSCO host clean ups along Chollas Creek annually, emphasizing the importance of cleaning up locally by literally cleaning up their own backyard, as Chollas Creek empties into the San Diego Bay near their shipyard.

Finalists: San Diego Gas & Electric, Qualcomm

OUTSTANDING CORPORATE PARTNER AWARD

Corporate partnership with long-term collaborations through volunteerism and program support.

San Diego Gas & Electric: SDG&E has supported ILACSD’s education and cleanups programs for decades. Employees also lead beautification projects during Coastal Cleanup Day, and represent the largest volunteer group countywide.

Finalists: Republic Services, SeaWorld San Diego

CLEAN SAN DIEGO ALLY AWARD

Fellow nonprofit organizations with longstanding partnerships with ILACSD and a history of strong collaboration.

Girl Scouts San Diego: The Girl Scouts have partnered with ILACSD since the 1960’s, providing scouts to spread awareness of pollution prevention issues.  Thousands of scouts participate in ILACSD cleanup programs annually including Creek to Bay, Coastal Cleanup Day, and Adopt A Beach, earning patches for their service. ILACSD was proud to be a signature partner as the Girl Scouts celebrated their 100th anniversary recently.

YOUTH LEADERSHIP AWARD

Young environmental steward who is involved with ILACSD through various community leadership activities.

Aubrey Arevalo: Aubrey is a member of the Think Blue Brigade, and has worked to establish an environmental club at her University City High School campus. Through the Brigade, Aubrey has participated in numerous environmental events including Storm Drain Stenciling Day and Creek to Bay, recruiting classmates to participate. She has also created and led two storm drain stenciling days on her campus, and served as a Creek to Bay site captain at Crown Point Shores.