Zero Waste Guide
Zero Waste Programs
San Diego Sustainable Living Institute
Want to deepen your education in ecology, permaculter, or urban planning? San Diego Sustainable Institute may have the program for you. They know water supply in Southern California is a limited and vital resource that's why they offer courses, certificate programs, and waster harvesting bike tours!
Zero Waste Grocery Stores
Refill Pantry SD
By bringing reusable and refillable options to the San Diego community, Refill Pantry SD aims to help make low-waste living accessible. Visit them to shop their range of non-toxic and zero-waste health and beauty products!
The Mighty Bin
The Mighty Bin has everything you need including bulk goods, produce, cleaning products, and more. They even have something for your furry friend! The Mighty Bin has thought of it all - they also have compost drop-off, reusable container, and jar donation programs.
Ocean's Best Peoples Food
Ocean's Best Peoples Food is San Diego's only community-owned grocery store! They offer a variety of foods and goods that are certified organic, minimally processed, vegetarian, fair trade, and non-toxic. Shop bulk goods, organic and package-free produce, non-toxic body, and more - online or in store!
Zero Waste Restaurants
There's a reason their motto is "from the farm to your table." Terra's menu is filled with seasonal and local ingredients - down to the drink menu which features fruit and herb-infused vodka made in-house plus local beer and wine. Terra is also a member of Farm to Fork - a grassroots group of restaurants, beverage makers, businesses and non-profits that support local farmers and fisher families and a fairer, more sustainable food system! Check out the full list of members here: https://www.farmtoforksd.com/partnerrestaurants
We're grateful for Cafe Gratitude who isn't just farm-to-table; it's as-close-to-the-farm as possible, resulting in nutrient dense, satisfying meals. All ingredients are sourced from organic and local farms that are working with soil-building practices. They also exclude animal products and processed foods from their menu, doing their part to offset the effects of traditional industrial agriculture.
Zero Waste Events
Hokali Beach Cleanup Day
Picture this: You start your day by filling up your reusable mug at your fav coffee shop, you make your way to Hokali for a surf lesson and finish up with a Hokali hosted beach clean up. No worries if you can't make the cleanup, every lesson booked means Hokali helps restore kelp forests in California.