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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.

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County Launches Recycle Right Campaign

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Of course, you recycle! You care; you want to protect the environment. But are you recycling right? You might not be. If you’re putting the wrong items into your curbside blue bin, or even the right item in the wrong way,  you could be trashing your good intentions. And other people’s too.

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County Selects Local Projects for $21 Million in Grants to Improve Air Quality

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The Air Pollution Control District has selected projects from 49 organizations to receive $21.3 million in grants that would keep 692 tons of climate-changing, greenhouse gas and pollution — roughly the weight of six space shuttle spacecraft — out of local skies.

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What are the Benefits of New Fru-hen-ds? Chick out this Backyard Chicken Webinar!

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Been feeling “cooped up?” Looking for some new fru-hen-ds? Or maybe you’re just looking for ways to reduce waste, save money and even improve the quality of your soil? Check out this backyard chicken webinar!

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County Identifies Projects to Dramatically Reduce Tijuana River Valley Sewage

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The County of San Diego has released a report that identifies 27 projects that could potentially reduce the flow of sewage from Mexico into the U.S. and Tijuana River Valley each year by as much as 91%, from 138 days to 12.