Welcome to the County of San Diego Land Use & Environment Group’s 2021 Virtual Earth Day Fair!

What Earth Day means to your Supervisors...

Note: These videos provide subtitles and closed captions (cc) that are available for translation in multiple languages by clicking the settings icon on the bottom right corner of each video.  (For translation needs on pages throughout this site, you can use the Google Translate widget in the upper right of this page to select different languages.)

#COSDEarthDay #EarthDay2021 🌎 #RestoreOurEarth™

Welcome from Deputy Chief Administrative Officer, Sarah Aghassi

We hope you enjoy the variety of Earth Day activities assembled here to celebrate our beautiful planet and inspire how we can protect, preserve and restore our natural environment. We look forward to celebrating with you in person again next year.

This site offers something for everyone from contests that detect plastic pollution in your community,  to live virtual events, virtual hikes, science and technology activities, e-book collections, and proactive ways to help Restore Our Earth™ and our County!

This Earth Day, the County of San Diego's Land Use and Environment Group has partnered with EARTHDAY.ORG to celebrate Earth Day 2021 and the various ways we can all come together to restore the world's precious ecosystems. Visit their page to see virtual Earth Day 2021 events all across the world! 

Happy Earth Day 2021!


Celebrate Earth Day 2021 at home with these fun Earth Day Activities! 


Attend an Upcoming Virtual Event

What Does Organic Really Mean?

April 22, 2021 12:00 - 2:00 PM PST

The County of San Diego Department of Agriculture, Weights & Measures (AWM) will be hosting a live event for consumers regarding what it means to be organic, who enforces it, and why. Link here: Blue Jeans Network | Video Collaboration in the Cloud



Earth Day "Ask Me Anything" Recycling Edition

April 22, 2021 6:00 PM PST

What do you want to know about recycling?  Ask a County of San Diego Recycling Specialist and get your questions answered on Facebook Live!



How to Grow a Salsa Garden! 

April 24, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:30 AM PST 

Join Environmental Horticulturalist Carolyn Kinnon and learn proper planting for a healthier backyard salsa garden! Learn how to cultivate healthy plants so that you can create your own homemade salsa. Register for the free online workshop here



Family Fun: From Bin to Bed

April 24th, 2021 1:00 PM - 1:45 PM PST

Round up the family and join Solana Center's knowledgeable staff for a 45-minute presentation on how to harvest and take advantage of the soil amendment created from your wasted food. Register for the free online workshop here



Virtual Family Composting Course

April 24, 2021 & May 1, 2021 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM PST

This course will help kickstart your shared composting adventure, just in time for Earth Day! It will cover everything you need to compost with confidence, all presented in a way that's fun and intuitive for kids. Register for the free online workshop here



Troubleshooting, Harvesting, and Using Traditional Compost

April 27th, 2021 6:00 PM  - 7:00 PM PST 

Is your compost drying out? Smelling not-quite-right? We can all use a little help sometimes! Find out how to maintain a happy compost pile in this webinar. Register for the free online workshop here!




Watch Previous Events


Ask a Recycling Specialist

Want to learn tips and tricks about recycling from a County of San Diego Recycling specialist? Check out this video! 


Birds of Prey Demo on Owls and Hawks

Learn the characteristics and behaviors of Great Horned Owls and Red-Tailed Hawks. Plus, it's nesting season! Check out this video for some fun facts about birds of prey such as owls and hawks!


Hiking Essentials + Trail Etiquette + Leave No Trace Principles

What's in Ranger Nicole's hiking bag? Here are five hiking essentials that you should always bring. Also, learn proper trail etiquette such as how to respond in certain scenarios. Don't forget to pack a trash bag and clean up after yourself! 


How to Properly Plant a Tree

Learn the importance of replanting native trees to replenish the local tree canopy. Using a 5-gallon pot sample first, find the topmost root, then dig a shallow and wide planting hole, finally place the tree in. Don't forget to water your new plant! 


Join local organizations in celebrating Earth Month, check out these exciting events and programs!