Campaigns and Projects

We are an all-volunteer San Diego County organization concerned about climate change. Come to a meeting or contact us via email to volunteer on a project.

  1. Advocating for strong Climate Action Plans (CAPs)
  2. Assisting with Development of Community Choice Energy in San Diego
  3. Community Outreach and Education
  4. Fighting the Keystone Pipeline
  5. Building support for a fracking ban in California

1. Advocating for strong Climate Action Plans (CAPs)

A Climate Action Plan (CAP) is a detailed plan that is adopted by a public or private entity that establishes a road map of specific actions that agency will take to meet specific greenhouse gas emission reduction goals.  In 2015 the City of San Diego adopted one of the most ambitious and forward thinking Climate Action Plans that created legally binding goals of generating 100% of its electricity with renewable energy and reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 50% by 2035. The County of San Diego and other cities in the region have established or are in the process of creating their own Climate Action Plans.

At SanDiego350 we are working to ensure that the City of San Diego and other cities adhere to their commitments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve and promote public and alternative modes of  transportation and transition to renewable energy. With agencies that are in the process of updating or creating their CAPs we are engaged in the process of ensuring those plans reflect the reduction goals that the scientific community and the State of California have laid out to address climate change. We also advocate that environmental justice goals and stipulations by included as part of CAP adoption and implementation.

Contact Ryan@sandiego350.org to get involved.

2. Assisting with Development of Community Choice Energy in San Diego

Community Choice Energy (CCE) is a program that brings local control, choice, and competition into the electricity marketplace. Currently, San Diego has only one electricity provider – San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). Community Choice allows cities and counties to purchase power on behalf of their residents and businesses to provide cleaner power options at a competitive price.

SanDiego350 is advocating for the adoption of Community Choice Energy as the most cost effective and expedient option to achieve 100% renewable energy, while providing local green jobs and allowing for greater community input. Our efforts are currently focused on educating the public on the benefits of CCE and encouraging the City of San Diego to vote to adopt Community Choice. We are also working in partnership with local groups in urging other cities and the County of San Diego to provide their residents with choice and clean energy through the implementation of CCE programs.

Contact Ryan@sandiego350.org to get involved.

3. Community Outreach and Education

One of our key goals is to reach out to and educate San Diegans about the science, impacts and solutions of climate change. Our efforts to date include:

  • Tabling – staffing booths at fairs, festivals, farmers markets, you name it.
  • Community presentations – giving presentations at libraries, churches, neighborhood clubs, political clubs and more. Email us to request a presentation.
  • Climate chats – educational events on a variety of climate topics that foster discussion and networking.

4. Fighting the Keystone Pipeline

SanDiego350 has held several large rallies in partnership with other local groups and is organizing people to commit civil disobedience if it looks like the President will approve the pipeline. See Photos and Video page for footage of past events. Email us to get involved.

5. Building support for a ban on fracking in California

SanDiego350 has organized several educational events around fracking and works with a state-wide grassroots organization to support a ban on fracking in California. See our fracking page for more info.