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Sep
21
Sun
People’s Climate March SD
Sep 21 @ 12:30 pm – 3:30 pm

The People’s Climate March San Diego will be on Sunday, September 21, 2014. We’ll gather at City Hall at 12:30 to call for a strong Climate Action Plan, stop at the American Plaza / Santa Fe Station to highlight transportation alternatives, and end at the County Administration Building Park, where we will hear from local leaders.  View the route,speakers, and other event details. We’ll also have bike rides and a special coaster coming in to the march.  For more information visit the event website, Facebook, and Twitter.  And please RSVP TODAY.

This is your invitation to change everything.

On September 21st people from around the nation will come together in an unprecedented citizen mobilization for the People’s Climate March in New York City. As world leaders meet at the United Nations climate change summit, hundreds of thousands of marchers will demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. Other marches will take place around the world as we collectively call on our leaders toact on climate change.

A growing coalition of San Diego organizations and individuals are working together to ensure that our local leaders know that San Diegans are also watching, and we too demand climate action now. We are working to bring hundreds of San Diegans together for the People’s Climate March San Diego to support the marchers in New York and to call for immediate action on climate change here at home. We will call for solutions that work for people and the planet – a rapid transition from fossil fuels to renewables and energy efficiency, and a just and sustainable economy. We will press our elected leaders to implement a strong Climate Action Plan for San Diego; develop sustainable water policies; build affordable mass transit and facilitate healthy communities; and support green jobs and clean energy.

Sep
22
Mon
Climate Action Plan Resolution @ SD Council
Sep 22 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

NOTICE: Support a strong Climate Action Plan at the City of San Diego! We need folks to give short (1-2 min) testimony for why the city should move forward with a strong, enforceable Climate Action Plan. If you plan to come please email Dwain Deets.

WHAT is being considered by City Council on Sept 16?
Full City Council will vote on a Resolution (Agenda Item 200) from Councilmember Alvarez, which supports the City’s efforts to develop and adopt a Climate Action Plan and outlines the goals Council want to see achieved by the Mayor’s final CAP.  (They’re not voting on the climate action plan itself, just a resolution)

The Environment Committee voted 3-1 in support of the resolution in July, but the full Council has yet to vote.

WHY attend?
Sand Diego’s health, safety, and economy are already feeling the impacts of climate change, from the unprecedented drought, to wildfires, heatwaves, and poor air quality, and it’s past time to do something about it!

When Mayor Faulconer took office in March, he was handed a strong, long-term, enforceable draft climate action plan from Todd Gloria that was ready to be finalized through environmental review and on to Council for adoption.  But 6+ months after taking office, Mayor Faulconer hasn’t shown the public the necessary action nor concrete commitments. Instead, he said he’s making changes and will release a revised draft in late September or early October.

NOW is the time for YOU and Council to tell the Mayor what you want! We need YOU to encourage the City to take meaningful action TODAY and let Mayor Faulconer know what climate action you want!

Speaking Points
Position SUPPORT Climate Resolution

•         SUPPORT Councilmember Alvarez’s resolution.

•         SD is already feeling health, safety, and economic burden of climate change.  Mayor Faulconer and the City should take action now to reduce greenhouse gas pollution long-term, prepare SD for the risks of climate change, and improve our quality of life.

•         The Mayor should support the February draft climate plan and make a concrete commitment to adopt a plan that:

•Is enforceable, measurable, long-term (to at least 2035) and complies with state law and the City’s General Plan

•  Meets the pollution reduction goals and strategies in the February draft

•  Gives San Diegans a clean energy choice and puts solar in all communities and

• Make our homes green, healthy, and efficient

•  Provides walkable, bikable neighborhoods for all

• Invests in communities most overburdened by pollution, transportation inequity, and climate impacts

• Creates good-paying, local jobs for residents.

MORE WAYS TO HELP:

SIGN AND SHARE the online letter asking the Mayor and City Council to pass an enforceable Climate Action Plan that reduces pollution and protects us from the harmful effects of climate change.

Oct
7
Tue
Public Policy Team Meeting
Oct 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join our monthly public policy team as we discuss how to affect public policy for climate change action!

Here are some of the exciting projects we are working on:

  • Supporting a strong Climate Action Plan in the City of San Diego
  • Meeting with our elected officials to urge them to support climate action
  • Creating support for a Community Choice Energy program in San Diego
  • Tracking Climate Action Plans throughout the County
  • Supporting mass transit, bicycle infrastructure at cities and at SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments)
  • And more!

We meet once per month via phone conference. Please email Emily Wier at emilyw@sandiego350.org for the call in code. New members welcome every month!

Oct
9
Thu
Intro Chat – intro for new members
Oct 9 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Intro ChatAre you considering becoming a member (or do you know someone who is interested)?  Want to know more about SanDiego350.org and what a member does?

Learn more about our organization and activities in a low-key, welcoming setting.   Meet members, ask questions, see how we are organized and what we’re doing, and explore opportunities for getting involved.

6:30 pm Refreshments and mixer (optional)

7 to 8pm Program

Think you might attend this Intro Chat?  Please RSVP.

 

 

Oct
11
Sat
Global Frackdown Day
Oct 11 @ 9:00 am – 3:00 pm

The Fracking Team has decided to once again hold the Global Frackdown Day event in Balboa Park on Saturday, October 11. We have decided to raise awareness of fracking, and Balboa Park is a great place to get out the message.  We will have petitions for people to sign as a good means of starting a conversation along with catchy visuals. We will also perform a skit or two! Please contact Peg Mitchell if you are interested in participating!

We need volunteers from 9-11, 11-1, and 1-3 pm. Looking forward to seeing everyone at Balboa Park!

Oct
18
Sat
SanDiego350 Camping Trip
Oct 18 @ 11:15 am – Oct 19 @ 3:00 pm

Join the SanDiego350 family as we enjoy the fall colors camping up at William Heise County Park in Julian, California. This will be a great opportunity to celebrate our successes of 2014, enjoy the outdoors, go hiking, and spend quality time with other SanDiego350 members. More details to come soon!

Please email Emily Wier at emilyw@sandiego350.org if you are interested in attending. Significant others, children, families, and friends are welcome to attend! We will set up a registration page soon.

Oct
21
Tue
SD350 Monthly Meeting
Oct 21 @ 11:45 am – 1:15 pm

Join us for the SanDiego350.org October Membership meeting at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas. Great way to learn what SanDiego350.org is working on, how you can get involved, and to meet like-minded climate activists.

We encourage carpooling to all our events. If you’d like to carpool please email volunteer@sandiego350.org and we will try to find you a ride/rider.

Nov
4
Tue
Public Policy Team Meeting
Nov 4 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join our monthly public policy team as we discuss how to affect public policy for climate change action!

Here are some of the exciting projects we are working on:

  • Supporting a strong Climate Action Plan in the City of San Diego
  • Meeting with our elected officials to urge them to support climate action
  • Creating support for a Community Choice Energy program in San Diego
  • Tracking Climate Action Plans throughout the County
  • Supporting mass transit, bicycle infrastructure at cities and at SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments)
  • And more!

We meet once per month via phone conference. Please email Emily Wier at emilyw@sandiego350.org for the call in code. New members welcome every month!

Nov
18
Tue
SD350 Monthly Meeting
Nov 18 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for the SanDiego350.org November Membership Meeting located at Bethel University Seminary. This is a great way to learn what SanDiego350.org is working on, how you can get involved, and to meet like-minded climate activists.

We encourage carpooling to all of our events. If you’d like to carpool, please Email volunteer@sandiego350.org and we will try to find you a ride/rider.

Dec
2
Tue
Public Policy Team Meeting
Dec 2 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join our monthly public policy team as we discuss how to affect public policy for climate change action!

Here are some of the exciting projects we are working on:

  • Supporting a strong Climate Action Plan in the City of San Diego
  • Meeting with our elected officials to urge them to support climate action
  • Creating support for a Community Choice Energy program in San Diego
  • Tracking Climate Action Plans throughout the County
  • Supporting mass transit, bicycle infrastructure at cities and at SANDAG (San Diego Association of Governments)
  • And more!

We meet once per month via phone conference. Please email Emily Wier at emilyw@sandiego350.org for the call in code. New members welcome every month!