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County Launches Electric Vehicle Consumer Guide

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Looking to help County residents who are thinking about buying an electric vehicle, the County of San Diego has created a new Electric Vehicle Consumer Guide website with information about benefits, costs, incentives — even a link to start shopping for vehicles.

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Virtual Celebration, Real Fun — County’s Earth Day 2021!

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The celebration is virtual, but the fun is real — San Diego County’s virtual Earth Day Fair is back at the Land Use and Environment Group’s Earth Day webpage!

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All Aboard: APCD Helps Coaster Train Riders Improve Air Quality

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Thanks to a helping hand from the County’s Air Pollution Control District, train riders on the North County Transit District’s Coaster line are doing more to keep climate-changing, polluting greenhouse gases out of our air.

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When the Rains Come, Catch Every Drop with Discounted Rain Barrel

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This could be a relatively dry winter. But that just means having a rain barrel to collect every precious drop of rain and cut your gardening water costs could be more important than ever. This month, you might be able to get a top-of-the-line rain barrel for as little as $25.

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Air Pollution Control District’s Kid’s Calendar Contest is Back

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The “calend-air” contest is back! San Diego County’s Air Pollution Control District (APCD) is calling on local student artists to submit their original artwork illustrating the importance of clean air in the District’s 2021 Kids’ Calendar Contest.

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County Moves Forward to Create New Climate Action Plan

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The County of San Diego moved forward Wednesday to start building a new Climate Action Plan but continue to follow 26 measures that cut 130,075 metric tons of greenhouse gases in 2019, nearly meeting all the County’s 2020 goals.

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It’s Still Hot Out, but Winter’s Coming; Time to Get Discounted Rain Barrels

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It’s still hot outside but fall officially arrived last week — and that means our winter rainy season is just around the corner. It also means this is the perfect time to get a discounted rain barrel for as little as $25, thanks to the County and the nonprofit Solana Center.