Cupid’s Cleanup

Cupid's Cleanup in San Diego

Show your love for San Diego at our annual Cupid’s Cleanup on February 11th!

Join ILACSD and Bay City Brewing Co. to help out the surrounding neighborhood to remove litter and debris. Bay City Brewing Co. will generously offer 50% off beer for volunteers (over the age of 21) after the event at the brewery. ILNLYFFOODS, a popular Hawaiian food truck vendor, will be selling some delicious authentic cuisine – 15% of the profits from the event will be donated to ILACSD!

Bring your loved ones to this awesome event to help celebrate Valentine’s Day a little early!

We encourage volunteers to bring any reusable items they own – water bottles, work gloves, buckets – to help make a difference.

All participants will need a waiver form and any participants under the age of 18 will need a parent/guardian signature.

PDF Map with directions to event.

Cupid’s Cleanup and other Green Valentine’s Day ideas!

SONY DSCHave you found it increasingly difficult to be creative each Valentine’s Day? Well, you’re in luck! Today’s blog comes from our Marketing Coordinator, Sarah, who has put together some great eco-friendly, Valentine’s Day-themed ideas! Read on to learn how to celebrate with the environment in mind!

Celebrate your love for the environment at Cupid’s Cleanup!

Switch up your dinner and a movie routine! We want you to join us on Sunday, February 15th for a street-sweep cleanup and Valentine’s Day-themed mixer hosted by AleSmith Brewing Company! Complimentary beer tasters will be on-hand for adult volunteers as a “thank you” for your hard work and to celebrate our love for a cleaner community. This is also a great way to connect with like-minded singles, couples or even new friends. Take Ken and Julie for example!

In 2007, Ken and Julie met for the first time at Cupid’s Cleanup…


Fast forward to 2015, they are happily married with two children, ages 2 and 4 years old! They have since moved to Oregon, and continue to protect our environment by instilling environmental values in their children who, by the way, already enjoy putting trash in its place!

Although they won’t be joining us at this year’s event, Julie shared these kind words with us…

“We have not forgotten about you (ILACSD) or where we met.”

Cupids Cleanup - Ken & Julie

For more information about how to get involved with Cupid’s Cleanup please click here or email Lexi at!

If you cannot join us for Cupid’s cleanup, here are some other festive Valentine’s Day-themed eco-tips!


Let loose, get your valentine some sweets! Instead of the cliché heart-shaped box of candies, head over to the bulk section and fill up reusable glass jars with more variety and less waste!

Fish in the sea - pinterest


Instead of buying flowers that are going to wilt and die within a week, choose a sustainable and earth-friendly drought tolerant plant! Here are a few of our favorites:

Recon Native Plants has a variety of affordable native plants!
Recon Native Plants has a variety of affordable native plants!


Succulent planter available on Etsy!
Succulent planter available on Etsy!


If you do decide to go with a dozen roses, remember they are compostable!

Skip the card – give with purpose

Although most cards are recyclable, why not give a gift with a purpose? If you have children, this link is especially good for low waste, kid-friendly Valentine’s Day gifts!

upcycled crayons valentines

These are just a few of our ideas – share your earth-friendly Valentine’s Day ideas in the comments below!



Loving More than A Clean SD at Cupid’s Cleanup!

 We can’t promise you’ll find love, but we do guarantee you’ll have a great time and show your passion for the environment at our annual Cupid’s Cleanup!  Join us on Saturday, February 15 for a neighborhood and canyon cleanup in North Park and South Park, and stick around for a fun Valentine’s Day-themed mixer hosted by Thorn St. Brewery.

Volunteers toasting their hard work at a past Cupid's Cleanup
Volunteers toasting their hard work at a past Cupid’s Cleanup

This Valentine’s-themed event isn’t just about picking up litter; it can also be about picking up your future spouse. Yup, this has happened.  Not too long ago, at a past Cupid’s Cleanup, Julie and Kenny Potter met and fell in love.  Now married, the Potters are pretty solid evidence that our cleanups work both for the environment and for your love life.  Check out a cool interview below with these lovebirds. [youtube=]

And for those of you who have already found your other half, we welcome all volunteers- single, married, kids, and families!

Be sure to join us for the post-event party at North Park’s Thorn Street Brewery: volunteers are invited to stop by for some free beer tasters as a thank you for their hard work.

If you’d like to sign up for this event, contact Lexi Ambrogi at or (619)-704-2778. Hope to see you all there!