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Youth v. Oil Campaign passes resolution at San Diego City Council!

Youth v. Oil, SanDiego350’s youth campaign, is dedicated to halting oil drilling. The campaign was successful in asking the San Diego City Council to pass a resolution calling upon CA Governor Newsom to stop issuing new oil drilling permits, create safety zones between oil extraction sites and our homes, schools, and workplaces, and develop and launch a concrete plan to end oil drilling in California. In an 8-0 vote the Council passed the resolution on April 26, 2022.

“The Youth v. Oil resolution is a powerful message of what youth can accomplish in the face of seemingly overwhelming matters such as our current climate crisis,” said Keala Minna-Choe, a sophomore at Canyon Crest Academy high school, intern with SanDiego350 and the campaign lead. “I thank the City Council for being supportive in this effort and for passing this resolution to create a better future for all.

“It gives me so much hope to see the next generation fighting for our future, fighting to end our dependence on fossil fuels, and fighting to bring the very real dangers of climate change to the forefront,” said Councilwoman Marni von Wilpert, vice chair of the Environment Committee. “I’m proud to support this resolution to transition California away from fossil fuels.”


“Code Red for Humanity”

The latest IPCC report and what it means for climate action.

This week, the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released its most grim and decisive climate assessment to date. SD350 leaders discuss what the assessment says and what it means for climate action and our priorities.

UN Secretary-General António Guterres said “The alarm bells are deafening, and the evidence is irrefutable: greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuel burning and deforestation are choking our planet and putting billions of people at immediate risk.”

Read the blog


Moving to All-Electric Buildings!

SanDiego350 is a founding member of the San Diego Building Electrification Coalition. Using only electrical energy (and ensuring it comes from renewable sources) in our buildings is key to advancing the City’s clean energy goals.

We invite individuals to join one of the working groups and organizations to sign on as a coalition partner as we learn about building electrification, how other California cities have achieved it, and strategize on taking action locally.

Visit the SDBEC website to learn more


First Win for Youth v. Oil Campaign

On Tuesday, January 26, the San Diego Unified School Board unanimously passed a resolution proposed by Youth4Climate activists that calls on Governor Newsom to end oil drilling in California.

SD350 youth leaders drafted the resolution, set up and held meetings with School Board Members and turned out to speak passionately at the Board meeting. They plan to take the resolution to other school districts and cities.

Check out news coverage on KPBS (watch tv clip here) and in the Voice of San Diego.

Youth leaders meeting with Board Member Sabrina Bazzo on zoom.

SanDiego350 leaders believe we, as advocates for climate justice, must stand for  dismantling institutional racism and white supremacy. We strive for a world where people of color have a safe and healthy future on this planet.  Read our post and resources.


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