Give a Gift to the Environment! 3 Easy Ways to Give Back to ILACSD

SONY DSCToday’s blog comes from our Marketing Coordinator, Sarah! The holidays are known for family, friends, great food and spreading holiday cheer. This holiday season, we want to share with you how you can stretch your holiday giving even further without breaking the bank. Read on to learn more about how you can give a gift to the environment! In return, we’ll have a clean & beautiful San Diego for all San Diegans to enjoy!


Help good go viral! #GivingTuesdayBlack Friday, Cyber Monday and now, Giving Tuesday on December 2nd! Giving Tuesday is an online, global movement to help you find your holiday spirit and give to meaningful organizations including ILACSD – Simply click here to make your year-end donation!

Whether you can give $10, $50, or $100, your gift is a direct investment in the future and well-being of our local environment.

Here are some of our accomplishments we’ve achieved over the last 60 years!

Your gift also helps protect our marine animals!
Pollutants are also dangerous for our marine life, as they often mistake debris for food.

  • 7 million – the pounds of trash we’ve picked up since we started counting in 1966
  • Half a million – the number of volunteers that we’ve mobilized to date
  • Countless – youth we’ve educated in thousands of classrooms spanning generations

ILACSD strives to enhance and conserve our natural environment and your support helps accomplish exactly that! Click here to give the gift of a clean San Diego!


Amazon-Smile-300x300Stretch your holiday giving further with AmazonSmile! AmazonSmile is just like shopping on Amazon – all the same products and prices—only you get to support your favorite local charity without doing anything extra! Purchase holiday gifts or everyday items and 0.5% of your purchases will go back to us to support our growing pollution prevention programs! Amazon Smile is offered year-round.

Follow these 3 easy steps or click here to get started today! 

  1. Go to
  2. When prompted to select your favorite charity, type in “I Love a Clean San Diego”
  3. Start shopping!


Would you rather give your time? Join us for our next cleanup on Saturday, December 6th for our Zero Waste Cleanup in Carlsbad. This cleanup doubles at the kickoff for our Zero Waste option for our Adopt-A-Beach Program! For information about this cleanup and other upcoming volunteer opportunities, click here to visit our website!

Our work would not be possible without your support!
Your gift is a direct investment in our growing pollution prevention programs – ensuring a clean San Diego for current and future San Diegans.