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  • Carlsbad Green Business Program - FREE
    • Join our statewide network of like-minded businesses and save money and resources! The Carlsbad Green Business Program helps businesses implement sustainable practices, all while enhancing their bottom line. Our Program representatives facilitate the process from start to finish, making going “green” as straightforward as possible. Certified businesses receive City Council recognition and also have access to up to $500 in rebates for purchases made to meet certification measures. To get started in your free certification, go to and select “Get Certified!
  • CAP annual report

    Climate action progress

    Sharing the Climate Action Plan annual report for 2023.

    04/17/2024 11:30 AM

  • Green Business Network

    Recognizing green businesses

    Nineteen Carlsbad businesses that have taken steps to implement environmentally friendly business practices are officially part of the Carlsbad Green Business Program.

    04/17/2024 11:00 AM

  • Repair and recycle

    Trash to treasure

    Repair, reduce, reuse and recycle for Earth Month.

    04/10/2024 4:00 PM

  • Food waste

    Preventing food waste

    Reducing the amount of food and other organic waste that ends up in local landfills is one of the best ways we can live more sustainably and keep our planet healthy.

    04/10/2024 2:00 PM

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    Organic waste recycling

    The city’s organic waste recycling program will turn food and yard clippings into compost and mulch, giving them new life.


  • Earth Month events 2024

    Earth Month events

    Celebrate sustainability at events in April.

    04/02/2024 10:30 AM

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    Sustainable Carlsbad newsletter

    Read the first issue of our new environmental sustainability newsletter.

    03/29/2024 3:34 PM

  • Spring 2024 species spotlight

    Spring species spotlight

    If birdwatching is on your spring bucket list, this is a great time of year to catch a glimpse of the Least Bell’s vireo.

    03/20/2024 10:00 AM

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    Sustainable spring cleaning

    Just in time for the first day of spring next week, the City of Carlsbad is sharing tips and resources to make spring cleaning easy and safe for the environment, too. Sustainability and protecting Carlsbad’s natural environment is one of the top goals in the City Council’s 5-Year Strategic Plan.


  • HMP annual report

    Progress reported on habitat plan

    The annual report highlights efforts to protect sensitive plants and wildlife in Carlsbad.

    03/05/2024 6:00 PM

  • Buena Vista lagoon

    Sustainability progress

    Progress reported on the City Council's 5-Year Strategic Plan.

    02/23/2024 4:30 PM

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    Smart water use

    Whenever we see significant rain here in Carlsbad, it’s usually followed by someone saying, “well, we need the water.” While we do always need more water, rain falling in Carlsbad doesn’t have as significant of an effect on our long-term water reliability as you might think.

    02/23/2024 9:24 AM

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    EV charging stations in Carlsbad

    Environmental sustainability is one of the major goals in the City Council’s 5-Year Strategic Plan. One of the ways the city promotes sustainability is by installing EV chargers around Carlsbad and requiring certain new development to include EV chargers in their projects.

    02/07/2024 9:30 AM

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    Robertson Ranch Park designs

    The City of Carlsbad is asking the community to weigh in on three potential design concepts for Robertson Ranch Park, the city’s newest park, planned for the corner of Cannon Road and El Camino Real.

    01/29/2024 6:30 PM

  • Digital Cities newsroom

    Sand on our beaches

    The latest storms have done a number on our beaches, washing precious sand out to sea and, in some cases, leaving nothing but a bed of rocks behind. This is typical for winter months, with some sand returning during the summer.

    01/18/2024 4:10 PM

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    Tree recycling

    When you’re ready to pack up your holiday decorations, the City of Carlsbad and Republic Services are making it easy to recycle your Christmas tree and help the environment.


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    Tips for reducing storm runoff

    Our rainy season has been relatively mild so far, but that may be about to change. The latest forecasts suggest a series of storms could bring significant rain over the next few weeks – and possibly longer.


  • Sustainable holiday tips

    Sustainable holiday tips

    Trash and food waste increase up to 25 percent during the holiday season. As the holidays draw near, the City of Carlsbad is sharing tips to make your celebrations more sustainable.

    12/11/2023 4:05 PM

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    New plan for parks, recreation

    The Carlsbad City Council adopted an updated plan on Tuesday that will guide parks and recreation priorities through 2030 based on community feedback, industry trends, city demographics and other factors. The City Council also voted for staff to prioritize the development of additional pickleball co


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    Growth management next steps

    On Tuesday, the City Council received a report with recommendations from a resident-led committee on issues and standards that will help ensure Carlsbad retains an excellent quality of life as it continues to grow.