SanDiego350.org

We are a volunteer-led San Diego County nonprofit organization concerned about climate change. We are raising awareness, developing leaders, and advocating for climate action.

Please join us in welcoming Susan Chambers, our new Volunteer Coordinator!!!

We are super excited to announce that Susan Chambers will be joining SanDiego350 as a contractor to handle Volunteer Coordination. Susan sunflower

A Southern California native and active member of San Diego’s environmental and social justice arenas, Susan has extensive experience working with organizations small and large to mobilize individuals and communities towards positive change. After an introduction to climate issues through volunteering with the San Diego Community Garden Network, Susan began her crusade for a healthier planet by building an apartment-size worm composting bin, which developed into a full-scale passion for helping to build sustainable and vibrant communities from the ground up.

Through her past work with UCSD-based groups and other local nonprofits, she believes that effective organization can help individuals and groups focus their agency on making seemingly fixed circumstances — those that blind us to possibilities — available for problem solving, organizing, storytelling, mobilizing, and importantly, direct community action. She is continually inspired by the ways in which individuals are positively transforming their surroundings, and hopes to spread this sense of empowerment through her involvement with SanDiego350.

An outdoors enthusiast, Susan is an avid rock climber, hiker and skier and is always ready for the next great adventure.

You can reach Susan at susan@sandiego350.org.

The Paris Climate Talks – How are you getting involved?

From November 29 to December 12, world leaders will meet in Paris to negotiate a new global climate treaty. While progress is expected, we already know that any agreement reached will not be nearly as strong as we need it to be. 2015 is on track to be the hottest year on record, and unprecedented storms, floods and droughts are happening around the world. The tragedy in Paris has only strengthened our resolve to stand together for a peaceful and livable planet. This movement for climate justice has always also been a movement for peace– no matter what background or religion, a way for us to protect our common home. So as world leaders gather in Paris at the end of November for the COP global climate summit, folks around the world will be marching in their communities.

That’s why we need you to help us mobilize people for:

Climate Talks March + Rally – Sat., Dec 12, 12 pm – Balboa Park

 

Success – CA’s huge pensions funds to divest from coal!

Thanks to everyone who emailed, called, or met with their state legislators as part of our effort to pass SB 185, the coal divestment act. It passed the Assembly this week and is headed to the Governor’s desk. He’s expected to sign. Here’s one news story about the bill passing.

Recent Event roundups: 

Clean Not Extreme Fracking event, Ocean Beach, Ca 8-1-15

Trans-Pacific Partnership Rally, La Jolla, CA, 5-27-15

March for Real Climate Leadership Oakland, CA, 2-7-15   marchforclimateleadership.org

High Water Line project Mission Beach, CA, 1-19-15

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News

Our Public Service Announcement (PSA)


Vea PSA en español / View PSA in Spanish


Videos

YouTube   TV coverage and footage from rallies can be seen on our YouTube channel

Connect with our Campaigns

Climate Action Plans: we’re advocating for strong plans for the City of San Diego and other local cities and government entities.

Keystone Pipeline: we’re training participants for the “Keystone Pledge of Resistance” civil disobedience action and holding regular “Keystone Pipeline Walks”.

Fracking: we’re building support for a ban on fracking in California. Fracking Team

Renewables, not gas-fired plants: we’re opposing gas power plants like Pio Pico and supporting renewable energy.

Public outreach and education: we’re tabling at fairs and festivals, giving talks to community groups, and holding educational “climate chats” about climate change and the urgency for action now.

Divesting from fossil fuels: we’re part of a state-wide effort to urge giant CA public employee pension funds CalPERS and CalSTRS to divest. Visit Fossil Free California to sign the petition, learn more, or volunteer.

Whether you are an activist, lawyer, scientist, designer, educator, programmer, speaker, student, videographer, nurse, or musician, you can make a difference. Join us to work on public education, public policy, demonstrations, coalition building, and more. volunteer@sandiego350.org

Climate change is real. It’s happening now. Together, we can stabilize our climate and move to a clean energy future.