2020 Key Accomplishments

Mobilized Thousands


Hundreds provided input on climate policy at local and state public meetings.

Over 2,500 participated in the Virtual Climate Uprising for Earth Day.

Skilled Up & Empowered


We delivered 6 leadership trainings.

We hosted >10 workshops including transportation justice, the energy franchise agreements, and just recovery.

Grew Our Volunteer Leadership

We added 8 volunteer teams (4 adult and 4 youth) bringing our total to 20+ teams.

We built our volunteer leadership to >100 core members.

Advocated for Better Policies

We advocated for a justice-oriented MTS Initiative and SANDAG Regional Transportation Plan with the Transportation Equity Working Group and for a better Franchise Deal, mobilizing people to give input through petitions, public comment, etc.

Exposed the Fossil Fuel Agenda

We held a COVID-safe action at Sempra HQ to expose their plan to grow fracked gas exports.

We exposed Sen. Ben Hueso’s vote against AB 345, which would have created health buffer zones at oil drilling sites.

Were Electrifying


We’ve started up the San Diego Building Electrification Coalition with more than 20 participating groups.

The SDBEC will promote building electrification locally and at the state Energy Commission.

Engaged Hundreds

We have engaged hundreds of high school and college students from across San Diego County and beyond.

Weekly calls enable youth to learn and engage and take action.

Established Programs

A virtual Youth Climate Summit.

A Virtual Summer Camp included 50 participants from 6 states.

A high school fellowship program managed by college interns.

Empowered Youth

Youth have organized volunteer teams that are running campaigns, engaging peers, and sharing knowledge.

We created a custom handbook for youth leaders (print and online).

Educated Ourselves

We held 2 anti-racism trainings and shared resources.

We held workshops on transportation justice and a just recovery.

Built Capacity

We hired a Justice & Equity Intern to build out and coordinate our efforts and created a JEDI Team.

We updated our policies to reflect our values.

(JEDI = Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion)

Stood in Solidarity

We built coalition and stood in solidarity with BIPoC-led organizations on legislation, the city budget, and the Council Presidency.

(BIPoC = Black, Indigenous, and People of Color)