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May 2015

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Welcome to SanDiego350's May 2015 newsletter. We hope to see you at upcoming events. Email us to volunteer.

Earth Day Successes and Photos
Earth Day was a huge success for SanDiego350. We educated people about climate change, fracking, and the impact of their diet. We sent several hundred petition signatures to Mayor Faulconer (calling for 100% clean energy by 2035) and Governor Brown (calling for a ban on fracking in California). Our Planet-Based Diet Team's "Garden of Eating" made the front page of the Union Tribune! More photos here.

Intro Chat: Orientation to SanDiego350 - Tues, May 5, 6:30PM    New to climate activism? Want to join SanDiego350 but don't know where to start? Join us to learn more about our organization and activities in a low-key, welcoming setting. Mingle with climate game-changers, ask questions, see how we are organized and what we’re doing, and explore opportunities for getting involved. Info  / RSVP

North County Climate Action Plan Workshop - Sat, May 9, 1:30-5 pm
Learn about one of the most effective ways to advocate for climate solutions at the local level. You'll learn what a Climate Action Plan (CAP) is, review the status of various cities’ CAPs, connect with other climate advocates in your city and region, and leave with follow-up actions and contacts. The workshop will combine presentations by CAP experts, breakouts to discuss the status of individual cities, and fun networking and energizing activities. Co-sponsored by Climate Action Coalition and Preserve Calavera. 

Speakers: Nicole Capretz, Executive Director, Climate Action Coalition and a primary author of the City of San Diego draft Climate Action Plan, Diane Nygaard, President, Preserve Calavera, and Dwain Deets and Lisa Wellens, from SD350's Public Policy Team. $5+ requested to cover snacks and materials but no one will be turned away. Info  / RSVP

A huge thank you to Patagonia (Cardiff, pic above) for supporting our anti-fracking efforts for a second year, to Rob Greenfield for supporting our planet-based diet team, and to everyone who has contributed their time and/or money to make our grassroots climate efforts successful!!!

SD350 Monthly Meeting - Tuesday May 19, 6:45pm
Join us for the SanDiego350 May Membership meeting at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas. A great way to learn what SanDiego350 is working on, how you can get involved, and to meet like-minded climate activists (monthly on third Tuesdays). See May 19 meeting details, including transit/carpooling/free parking.

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Please donate to SanDiego350, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization. Your support will help our all-volunteer organization print materials, mobilize San Diegans for rallies and hearings, hold trainings, do public education, and more. Any amount helps. Thank you! ♥♥♥


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Tues, May 5, 6:30pm - SD350 Intro-Chat for new members (Scripps Ranch)
Info at left. Private home, RSVP for details. (Info/RSVP)

Sat, May 9, 1-5 pm - North County Climate Action Plan Workshop
Info at left. Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 1600 Buena Vista Dr, Vista 92081 (Info/RSVP)

May 19, 6:45pm - SD350 monthly membership meeting (Encinitas)
Seaside Center for Spiritual Living, 1613 Lake Drive, Encinitas 92024 (Info)

Turning San Diego's electrical grid into 100% renewable energy (KPBS)

May Boeve, the new face of the climate change movement (The Guardian) story on's Exec Dir

Pope steps up campaign on climate change (NY Times) 

New study links weather extremes to global warming (NY Times)

CPUC backs new Carlsbad power plant (UT San Diego)

Jerry Brown: CA drought shows climate change is not a hoax (Bloomberg News)

Arctic sea ice extent hits record low for winter (BBC)

San Diegans head to Oakland for climate march

Vancouver commits to run on 100% renewable energy (The Guardian)

SD350 members joined Labor Council members and faith leaders to oppose the Trans-Pacific Partnership at Rep. Scott Peters' office April 23. More pics here
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