SanDiego350 is building a movement to prevent the worst impacts of climate change and climate injustice through education and outreach, public policy advocacy, and mobilizing people to take action.

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Urge San Diego City Council to Support Phasing Out Oil Extraction in CA!

Youth v. Oil, a youth campaign dedicated to halting oil drilling, is asking the San Diego City Council to pass a resolution calling upon CA Governor Newsom to:

  • Stop issuing new oil drilling permits and begin phasing out existing oil wells.
  • Create 2,500 ft safety zones between oil extraction sites and our homes, schools, and workplaces.
  • Develop and launch a concrete plan to end oil drilling in California.

As San Diegans, we are asking the city council to support and vote “yes” for this resolution to fight for a fossil-free sustainable future!

Read more and sign today!

Youth Climate Strike Sept 24

Students around the county and the world are holding a Global Climate Strike on Friday, Sept 24 to demand a bold response to the climate crisis. 

Where: We’ll gather on the East side of the County Administration Building (Pacific Highway), then march to City Hall to meet students from San Diego HS and East Village Middle College HS.

When: Friday, Sept 24, 1-3 pm

What: rally and listen to speakers and enjoy music

RSVP for the Downtown San Diego Strike now

There are also strikes in Chula Vista, at UCSD, SDSU, High Tech High, University City HS, and others. See all the regional strikes here. All strikes will be covid-safe (outdoors, masks).

“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

Thank you for telling SANDAG to Prioritize Public Transit!

More than 140 people used SD350’s online tool to submit a public comment to SANDAG on its draft Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). The RTP that will affect San Diego through 2050 and beyond. While the plan is the boldest that SANDAG has proposed regarding climate and equity, it still puts highways first and schedules public transit projects too far out in the future to make transit a real alternative to cars.

Thank you for sharing your thoughts with SANDAG.

We’ll be keeping members updated on how to continue to work for an enhanced transit system that is more frequent, reliable, accessible and will lower greenhouse gas emissions.

Photo of the San Diego trolley courtesy of The Port Authority of English Wikipedia

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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