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July 2014
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Welcome to SanDiego350's July 2014 newsletter. We hope to see you at upcoming events. Email us to volunteer. 

SD350 Monthly Meeting - Tues, July 15, 6:45pm
Join us for the SanDiego350 July Monthly Membership Meeting (in the College area). Meet like-minded activists and learn what SD350 is working on and how you can get involved.  Info / Map

Fracking Movie & Discussion with Calvin Tillman - Thurs, July 24, 6 - 8 pm
Join us in La Jolla for the short movie "The Backyard", which chronicles the impact of fracking on five people's lives in several states (trailer). Followed by comments and discussion with Calvin Tillman, the former Mayor of Dish, Texas featured in Gasland II. Also updates on the status of a moratorium/ban on fracking in California and how you can get involved. Info / RSVP     Facebook

Big Victories for Community Choice Energy!
Our hard work (phone calls, emails, meetings, protest) and that of our allies to oppose Assembly Bill 2145, which would have essentially killed community choice energy, has paid off - the bill was stripped of the "opt-in clause" in senate committee (UT article). Another victory was the San Diego City Council vote to oppose the bill (6-3). Congratulations to everyone who participated in this effort!!!

Additionally, the Community Choice Energy Forum we helped put on with Friends of San Diego Clean Energy was a huge success, with over 100 attendees. See pics and read about it.  

Climate Workshop - Sat, Aug 16, 9am-6pm
Learn. Organize. Act. Build a social movement for climate justice. 
Looking to see how you can get meaningfully involved in building the climate change movement? Join us for a day-long workshop packed with education, practice, networking, and inspiration geared toward equipping San Diego's next generation of activists with the tools to grow the movement to demand climate justice. Note: This workshop is specially geared toward a younger audience (<35 years old).
 Info / application

Planning for the People's Climate March in San Diego - Sat, July 19, 2pm
We'll meet in Clairemont to plan a San Diego event in conjunction with the massive "People's Climate March" in NYC Sept 21. We'll develop a rough plan and determine next steps re: visuals, promotion, speakers, media, etc. In Clairemont.  Info / RSVP

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Help Wanted
Help us maintain & improve the SD350 website. Design and html skills a plus but not required. Email Masada.

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Tue, July 15, 6:45 pm - SD350 Monthly Meeting. At Bethel University Seminary, 6116 Arosa Street, San Diego 92115 (College Area)  Info / map 

July 19, 2pm - Planning meeting for San Diego People's Climate March
Our first meeting to plan a San Diego event in conjunction with the giant march in NYC Sept 21. In Clairemont- Info / RSVP  

Thurs, July 24, 6-8 pm - Fracking Movie/ Discussion with Calvin Tilman / Meeting.
La Jolla Village Sq. Community Room, 8657 Villa La Jolla Dr, La Jolla 92037.  Please RSVP

Sat, Aug 16, 9am-6 pm - Climate Change Workshop 
Learn. Organize. Act. Build a social movement for climate justice. Ages 15-35. Pt. Loma.
Info / application 

San Diego wrestles with climate change plan (SD Union Tribune)

Oil money flowed to California senators who blocked fracking moratorium (LA Times)

California low-carbon rule survives big legal challenge (Sacramento Bee)

Mayors sign climate protection agreement (Climate Progress)

Lose that second car! (SD350 blog post)

Beseiged by the rising tides of climate change Kiribati buys land in Fiji (Guardian)

Unitarian Universalists vote to divest from fossil fuels (Providence Journal)

Who remembers our first event in Balboa Park in Sept 2011? 400 people calling for climate action!
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