Events

Oct
25
Wed
Community Choice Energy Climate Chat
Oct 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

What is Community Choice Energy (CCE)?  It is a program that brings choice and competition into the electricity marketplace. Right now SDG&E has a monopoly on that market. Also known as Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), it opens the market by allowing cities and counties to purchase power on behalf of their residents and businesses. It is also the most effective vehicle to get to our citywide goal of 100% renewable energy. Read more about Community Choice here.

We hope you will join us on October 25th at the First Church of the Brethren for an important presentation and discussion about Community Choice Energy. This event is being sponsored by SanDiego350 and The Peace Resource Center of San Diego. During this Climate Chat, you’ll learn more about what CCE is, why SDG&E has been opposing it, how groups are working together and what you can do to get involved.
 
Our speaker Ty Tosdal, of Tosdal Law, represents and advises clients on energy regulatory matters and proceedings before the California Public Utilities Commission specifically related to renewable energy, electricity rates, distribution and transmission issues. He has acted on behalf of individuals, environmental organizations and alternative energy providers in these proceedings.
 
As part of the presentation you will get updates about this campaign and how you can help our region achieve 100% clean energy.

Oct
26
Thu
Phone Calling Orientation and Party
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm

One of the most important ways you can take climate action is to help build relationships between activists. Join us and learn how to make calls, engage with members, and build relationships for the cause. We are following up with friendly members who are generally happy to recieve our calls to thank them for attending events and invite them for more.

SIGN UP NOW!

* Please, bring your own laptops and cell phones, and a you're welcome to bring a snack to share.

WHAT: Phone Calling Orientation and Party 
WHEN: Thursday, Oct 26th, 6:30pm – 8:30pm
WHERE: San Carlos (Private home, address will be sent in confirmation email)

Thank you and see you there!

 

Nov
11
Sat
Fossil Free House Party
Nov 11 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join SanDiego350 to learn about the new 350.org fossil free energy campaign and how you can help us move to 100% clean energy for everyone.  We will also be learning about other campaigns and projects SanDiego350 is working on and how you can get involved.

This event is at a member's home in the Hillcrest area, the address will be sent after you register. 

We are also holding a 2nd Fossil Free House Party on Nov. 18th in Solana Beach if that's more convenient (both meetings are the same).  For the Nov. 18th party click here

Nov
16
Thu
Support a vote for clean energy!!!
Nov 16 @ 9:30 am – 11:00 am

The first vote on Community Choice Energy (CCE) in the City of San Diego!

The Sustainable Energy Advisory Board (SEAB) is voting on Nov 16 to recommend what the next steps of the San Diego City Council should be for implementing CCE.

This is the first crucial vote in moving forward with the process to establish a CCE in San Diego and to acheving 100% renewable energy. 

We need SanDiego350 members to rally outside the meeting and speak during the public comment portion of the meeting (we'll provide talking points). Please RSVP (see tickets link above) to let us know you can be there and we'll be in touch. 

Note: the location is in the auditorium. The meeting starts at 10 am. Please be there early to sign in to speak. 

Nov
18
Sat
Fossil Free House Party
Nov 18 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join SanDiego350 to learn about the new 350.org fossil free energy campaign and how you can help us move to 100% clean energy for everyone. We will also be learning about other campaigns and projects SanDiego350 is working on and how you can get involved.

This event is at a member's home in Solana Beach, the address will be sent after you register.

We are also holding a Fossil Free House Party on Nov. 11th in Hillcrest, if that is more convenient for you (both parties are the same).  For information on the Nov. 11th party click here.

 

Nov
19
Sun
Public Policy Team- Annual Planning Meeting
Nov 19 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for our monthly Public Policy Team Meeting. In addition to our usual updates, we'll be planning for 2018 and identifying priority issues to focus on. This is an opportunity to provide input on what the policy focus of SD350 should be for the upcoming year. We will also be discussing projects we will be working on which include Community Choice Energy, state legislation, transportation, climate action plans, meeting with elected officials and other public policy related projects.   

What: Public Policy Team Meeting
When: Sunday, November 19th, 2 – 4 p.m 
Where: La Jolla Village Square Community Room, 8657 Villa La Jolla Dr., La Jolla, CA 92037. The Community room is next door to the AMC movie theater box office on the lower level of the mall. 

RSVP now!

Nov
21
Tue
SanDiego350 Monthly Membership Meeting
Nov 21 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

At our monthly meetings we hear reports from the Steering Committee, Team & Committee leaders and Treasurer and typically have breakout sessions or a guest speaker. It's a good way to learn about the workings of the organization and meet like-minded volunteers. New and long-time members are equally welcome!

Signup to drive or ride in carpool using this carpool app.

If you have any difficulties or questions, please email bwellhouse@gmail.com

Dec
3
Sun
Holiday Work Party!
Dec 3 @ 11:00 am – 3:00 pm

We'll be preparing for the Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party at this work party! Join us and help us create this awesome event to thank our hard working volunteers of SanDiego350!

We'll be making succulent giveaways, paper hearts, a photo backdrop, and more. 

Come for any portion or the whole time. Snacks and materials provided – we just need you!

At Masada's house in La Mesa – drive up the long driveway and park at the house on the left. Call 619-335-1265 if you're lost.

Hope to see you there!

Dec
7
Thu
Climate Chat: Holding Fossil Fuel Companies Accountable
Dec 7 @ 6:30 pm – 8:45 pm

Featured Speaker: Mayor Serge Dedina, City of Imperial Beach with participation by Peter Zahn, Former Deputy Mayor of Solana Beach and Director of the Moxie Foundation. 

California communities are fighting back and demanding answers from oil and gas companies. What did they know about the impacts of fossil fuels on a warming planet and when did they know it?  The answer is clear- oil and gas corporations have known since the early 1960s that the consequences of burning fossil fuels would be global warming and rising sea  levels.  As sea levels and temperatures rise governments will be increasingly forced to invest in costly infrastructure projects to adapt to a changing environment. However, fossil fuel companies like Exxon-Mobil and BP have not only been hiding the findings of their own climate research, but they are spending huge sums of money to create a ‘refute and deny’ culture. 

With impact costs rising, Imperial Beach has now joined Marin and San Mateo counties in a lawsuit to hold 37 fossil fuel companies responsible for their deliberate falsehoods and inaction in the face of the drastic consequences the burning of fossil fuels is causing. 
 
Our speaker, Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina, has long been a leader in working to solve cross border and other environmental issues affecting his community. Mayor Dedina is also the Executive Director and co-founder of WILDCOAST, an award winning non-profit organization.  As the Mayor of Imperial Beach he helped secure tens of millions of dollars to build a new sewage treatment plant along the U.S.-Mexico border, saving taxpayers more than $100 million in the process. He has received the California Coastal Commission’s “Coastal Hero” Award and the San Diego Zoological Society’s Conservation Medal in recognition of his conservation efforts. 

Also joining us will be Mr. Peter Zahn. Peter’s involvement with local communities includes service on the City of Solana Beach’s Climate Action Commission; the boards of Cleantech San Diego, San Diego State University’s Fowler College of Business Administration, and the ZIP Entrepreneurship Platform at San Diego State; as well as City College of New York’s Zahn Innovation Center. Until recently he was Deputy Mayor and Council Member in Solana Beach, and sat on various public agency boards. Having worked with environmentally sustainable clients, Peter co-founded the U.S. Green Chamber of Commerce and served for several years as its Chairman. 
 
Please join us December 7th to hear how Imperial Beach and other affected cities are holding these corporations accountable, and what the strategy and possible outcomes could be.

NOTE: You may park for free in the church parking lot – you'll receive a parking pass at the event. 
 
http://www.sandiegouniontribune.com/opinion/commentary/sd-utbg-fossil-fuels-lawsuit-20170720-story.html
https://www.nytimes.com/2017/08/10/climate/climate-change-lawsuits-courts.html?emc=eta1&_r=0

Dec
9
Sat
Holiday Volunteer Appreciation Party!
Dec 9 @ 3:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Volunteers are at the heart of everything SD350 does. 

Let's celebrate each other and all we've acheived this year, as we look ahead to even greater progress solving the climate crisis in 2018. 

We'll have drinks, food, music, awards, and hugs.

We hope to see you there!

Note: The event is at a member's home in La Jolla. You'll receive the address in the confirmation email when you RSVP.