SanDiego350.org is an all-volunteer group of San Diego County climate activists, with a dynamic set of campaigns and projects. Here’s what we’re working on currently, but we invite you to check back often!
To volunteer for any of these projects, please contact volunteer@SanDiego350.org.
Campaigns and Projects
- Strengthening the City of San Diego’s Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Plan
- Assisting with Development of the San Diego Energy District
- San Diego County State Legislator Climate Report Card (Now available for the June 2012 election!)
- SanDiego350.org Booth at San Diego EarthFair (Completed for 2012)
- Climate Science Workshop (Scheduled for Sept 2012)
1. Strengthening the City of San Diego’s Climate Mitigation & Adaptation Plan
SanDiego350.org is working to strengthen the draft “CMAP” that the City of San Diego is poised to adopt in San Diego. The plan, which the city is required to undertake in order to plan how it addresses climate change, fails to reduce greenhouse gases to meet state goals, and fails to address what will need to be done to adapt to the changes that are already happening in our area, including more intense and frequent coastal flooding, wildfires, water shortages, and heat waves. We are working to gather people to be present at the CMAP meetings in committee and the full City Council to submit comments, hold signs, and speak before the council committee. More info on the CMAP is here. Contact Emily for more info.
How you can help:
- Come to the City Council meetings and voice your concerns. The first vote on the CMAP, at the City council’s Natural Resources and Culture Committee, is currently scheduled for sometime in the fall at the San Diego City Council’s committee room, City Administration Building, 202 C Street, San Diego, 12th Floor. This vote has been delayed previously and could be delayed again, so please let us know if you are interested in helping and we’ll send you talking points and let you know the final date and time. You can also contact your councilperson prior to the vote (more information will be posted when available).
2. Assisting with Development of the San Diego Energy District
SanDiego350.org has a team working with the SDED to create “Community Choice Aggregation” options in San Diego County that will allow electricity consumers to choose a non-profit provider instead of SDG&E – with the aims of increasing the percentage of renewable energy and incentivizing more local renewable energy. More information on SDED is here. More details will be posted here shortly.
How you can help:
- Join our team and help gather intelligence and strategize about how to move this effort forward.
3. San Diego County State Legislator Climate Report Card (Now available!)
SanDiego350.org created San Diego County’s first climate report card for the June 5, 2012 election! We decided to focus on state legislators since there’s a lot more legislative action in the state legislature than there is in the cities or the US Congress.
How you can help:
- Read the report card and help get it out to more people. Read the individual responses from the candidates and incumbents that answered our questionnaire.
- Contact Emily to help us with the November 2012 edition of the report card.
4. SanDiego350.org Booth at San Diego EarthFair (Completed for 2012)
The San Diego EarthFair is the largest fair in the county and this will be SanDiego350.org’s first booth there! The fair took place Sunday, April 22nd, 2012, from 8 am to 6 pm, in Balboa Park. We handed out materials, talked to folks, got contact information for interested members of the community and had a great time. See photos here.
5. Climate Science Workshop
SanDiego350.org has put together a climate science workshop to train climate activists in basic climate science, talking points, effective outreach, and responding to climate skeptics. It will take place on Thursday, Sept 6, at the California Center for Sustainable Energy. See full info here!