Encinitas Environment Day Goes Green by Saving Blue

This year’s Encinitas Environment Day (EED), which takes place on June 8 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Cottonwood Creek Park, centers around the theme of water conservation. This marks the eighth year of community progress for EED and its influence on environmentalism in the area. This year, “save green by saving blue” will encourage people to be aware of water and the important role it plays in our communities and lives.

This family and community-oriented event will focus on water conservation, ocean protection, water supply and reuse, desalination and aqua farming. Attendees will also be able to discover the financial benefits of going green. Local educational, governmental and civic resources will be available as well. An eco-scavenger hunt, Encinitas school art exhibit, nature walk, raffle drawing, and an electric car exhibit are some of the eco-friendly activities that will run throughout the day. Available children’s activities will include paper-making, recycled art, a pedal-powered smoothie-maker, a bike rodeo and safety check and music. A variety of food trucks will be spread out, and visitors are encouraged to ride their bikes to the event, as bike parking will be provided as well.

Over fifty exhibitors will be present including Encinitas Clean Water Program, the Surfrider Foundation, and the Solana Center for Environmental Innovation. The event’s sponsors include EDCO, Dudek, and the Leichtag Foundation. Friends of EED include California Center for Sustainable Energy, Cottonwood Creek Conservancy, Stellar Solar and The Grauer School.

Encinitas is excited to be at the forefront of environmental changes in its community. Go green Encinitas, North County and beyond. For additional information or questions refer to www.eeday.org.