Events

Oct
14
Thu
SanDiego350 Action Hour
Oct 14 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm

Join us for San Diego 350's action hour, focusing on doing the work around organizing for climate-friendly policy in San Diego. We will meet bi-weekly and focus each week on taking concrete action and learning more about how YOU can impact an issue.

Youth v. Gov Documentary Screening with a Youth Plaintiff and Director Christi Cooper
Oct 14 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join SanDiego350's Youth4Climate Program for a virtual screening of YOUTH V. GOV, a documentary about the 21 youth plaintiffs across the U.S. in the Juliana v. US case. These young people are suing the United States government for failing to protect their right to a safe climate system. The film, not yet released for private viewing, details these young people's tenacious battle against the United States government. Our screening will include a live Q&A with director Christi Cooper AND one of the youth plaintiffs, plus time for audience discussion.

Oct
18
Mon
Faiths 4 Climate Justice Rally
Oct 18 @ 1:00 pm – 2:15 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Destroying the planet is against our religion!  Two weeks before the UN’s global climate negotiations in Glasgow, faith communities around the world will rise up to urge our political and financial leaders to take action.  Using an international climate activist platform created by GreenFaith, the Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice (ICEJ) will sponsor a Rally in San Diego:

Mon. Oct. 18  1:00 – 2:15 PM–faith communities and their supporters will come together for the Faiths 4 Climate Justice Rally on the west side of the County Administration Building, 1600 Pacific Highway, to present 5 key demands on climate and equity.  We ask that these demands be prioritized in the County’s Regional Decarbonization Framework.  Our Rally will also feature music, street theatre, reflections and prayers from a diversity of faith traditions.  Co-sponsors include SanDiego350 and the CA Poor People’s Campaign.

Please join us to witness our care for the earth and for the poor–we will make our voices heard!  For more information contact Phil Petrie at phil@icejsd.org.

Oct
19
Tue
October Monthly Meeting: How we can influence local climate infrastructure
Oct 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us on October 19th at 7:00 pm via Zoom to learn about what is being done locally through city policy to combat climate change and what we can do to influence future infrastructure improvements and minimize climate impacts.

Featured content:

  • Passing of the Encinitas Green Building Ordinance
  • City of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan (Climate Resilient SD)
  • San Diego’s Regional Decarbonization Framework
  • Celebrating Indigenous People’s Day

 

Oct
20
Wed
Attend the County Board of Supervisors Meeting with SanDiego350
Oct 20 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The County of San Diego is updating its Climate Action Plan (CAP) and proposing an ambitious decarbonization framework to address the climate emergency. Both have major impacts on tackling the climate crisis in our region. We are already experiencing more frequent and severe climate catastrophes and it is more important than ever to take action.

Come make your voice heard at this County Board of Supervisors (BoS) meeting by giving a public comment. At this meeting, they will present a progress report for the CAP Update – subject to change. Join our chorus to ensure the County sets BOLD goals to combat this existential crisis. We will guide you through the process and provide talking points about our policy priorities at the county level.

Please sign up to speak and we will contact you with more information. You can help even if you can't be at the meeting. It's easier than you think and really makes a difference!

Oct
22
Fri
Speak up on Transportation Justice at the SANDAG Board of Directors Meeting with SanDiego350
Oct 22 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is moving towards adopting its Regional Plan (RP) that will affect San Diego through 2050 and beyond. Currently, transportation is responsible for 41% of greenhouse gas emissions in the San Diego County region due to a long over-reliance on private vehicles and roads. With climate impacts worsening – including droughts, fires, and rising sea levels – we cannot wait to enact the bold changes we need to reduce emissions.

We applaud SANDAG for advancing this plan, which is the boldest that SANDAG has proposed in decades because it takes the first step in pivoting the region away from a car-centric future to one that prioritizes transit and active transportation. However, SANDAG must take further steps to reduce emissions and support transit equity, including adopting the San Diego Transportation Equity Working Group’s 10 transit lifelines.

Join us at the next SANDAG board meeting to speak up for better public transit! Once you sign up, we will contact you with more information. It's easier than you think and really makes a difference!

Oct
23
Sat
Youth4Climate October Climate Café
Oct 23 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

During our October Y4C monthly climate café, we will be connecting with friends, discussing our visions for climate solutions, and taking action to support climate policy.

All are welcome, whether you've been with us since the start or you're totally new to Y4C!

Oct
28
Thu
SanDiego350 Action Hour
Oct 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for San Diego 350's action hour, focusing on doing the work around organizing for climate-friendly policy in San Diego. We will meet bi-weekly and focus each week on taking concrete action and learning more about how YOU can impact an issue.

Oct
29
Fri
Speak up on Transportation Justice at the SANDAG Board of Directors Meeting with SanDiego350
Oct 29 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG) is moving towards adopting its Regional Plan (RP) that will affect San Diego through 2050 and beyond. Currently, transportation is responsible for 41% of greenhouse gas emissions in the San Diego County region due to a long over-reliance on private vehicles and roads. With climate impacts worsening – including droughts, fires, and rising sea levels – we cannot wait to enact the bold changes we need to reduce emissions.

We applaud SANDAG for advancing this plan, which is the boldest that SANDAG has proposed in decades because it takes the first step in pivoting the region away from a car-centric future to one that prioritizes transit and active transportation. However, SANDAG must take further steps to reduce emissions and support transit equity, including adopting the San Diego Transportation Equity Working Group’s 10 transit lifelines.

Join us at the next SANDAG board meeting to speak up for better public transit! Once you sign up, we will contact you with more information. It's easier than you think and really makes a difference!

Nov
3
Wed
Attend the County Board of Supervisors Meeting with SanDiego350
Nov 3 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The County of San Diego is updating its Climate Action Plan (CAP) and proposing an ambitious decarbonization framework to address the climate emergency. Both have major impacts on tackling the climate crisis in our region. We are already experiencing more frequent and severe climate catastrophes and it is more important than ever to take action.

Come make your voice heard at this County Board of Supervisors (BoS) meeting by giving a public comment. Join our chorus to ensure the County sets BOLD goals to combat this existential crisis. We will guide you through the process and provide talking points about our policy priorities at the county level.

Please sign up to speak and we will contact you with more information. You can help even if you can't be at the meeting. It's easier than you think and really makes a difference!

Nov
4
Thu
SanDiego350 Action Hour
Nov 4 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for San Diego 350's action hour, focusing on doing the work around organizing for climate-friendly policy in San Diego. We will meet bi-weekly and focus each week on taking concrete action and learning more about how YOU can impact an issue.

Nov
11
Thu
SanDiego350 Action Hour
Nov 11 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for San Diego 350's action hour, focusing on doing the work around organizing for climate-friendly policy in San Diego. We will meet bi-weekly and focus each week on taking concrete action and learning more about how YOU can impact an issue.

Nov
14
Sun
Screening of the film THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD
Nov 14 @ 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm

 

 

 

The Race to Save The World is a climate documentary with a uniquely optimistic approach. It follows passionate activists whose single-minded focus is the creation of a sustainable world for future generations. These climate warriors, ages 15 to 72, are in the trenches fighting for a livable future, regardless of the personal cost. Emmy award-winning filmmaker Joe Gantz brings an urgent and intimate portrait of the protests, arrests, courtroom drama, and family turmoil these activists endure as they push for change. The Race to Save The World is an energizing call-to-action that inspires viewers to quit waiting on the sidelines and start making their voices heard.

This screening of THE RACE TO SAVE THE WORLD is a fundraiser for SanDiego350. 50% of the proceeds and 100% of the donations after Eventive fee will go to our activism efforts.

REGISTER HERE. (tickets $10)

Cost per ticket is $10. Your purchase of this ticket includes access to our 5 p.m. watch party on November 14th and to the live panel discussion and Q&A immediately following at 6:45 p.m. You are welcome to watch the film anytime and come back for the panel on November 14th. If you miss the live panel, a recording will be provided.

Nov
15
Mon
Plastic Fuel Webinar with Youth4Climate’s Plastic Free Gen Z
Nov 15 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join Youth4Climate's Plastic Free Gen Z Campaign for a webinar about the connection between fossil fuels and plastics, including how the fossil fuel and plastic industries support each other, how plastics contribute to the climate crisis, and the disproportionate impact on BIPoC communities. This event will be informative, galvanizing, and discussion-based!

Nov
16
Tue
November Monthly Meeting: Climate Change and the Great Outdoors
Nov 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us on November 16th at 7:00 pm via Zoom to learn about our discussion on climate change and the great outdoors. For those of us that enjoy being outside and taking advantage of all the hiking trails in San Diego, it's important to understand how these sacred spaces are being impacted by climate change. We have a variety of speakers that will highlight the climate action work happening in San Diego as well as personal stories from people that have experience working in some of San Diego's greatest outdoor spaces. Please join us for this wonderful conversation. Make sure to register now!

Featured Speakers

Jack Shu 

Jack has been a passionate and effective advocate for the environment, social justice, and building healthy communities in the San Diego Region for over 35 years. He has a lot of experience addressing environmental issues.  After 29 years of public service with the California State Park System as a Park Superintendent, he retired 16 years ago.  While with State Parks he managed wilderness areas, historic sites, statewide community involvement programs as well as training classes for outdoor education and cultural diversity. For 25 years he served as the President of the Cleveland National Forest Foundation. The Sierra Club has worked with the Foundation on a number of high-profile lawsuits against SANDAG and San Diego County. The Foundation is known for winning many significant cases which have had an effect on protecting open space, environmental justice, reduction of greenhouse emissions requirements in transportation plans, and more.  Over the years Jack became a familiar speaker at SANDAG, County Board of Supervisor, and City Council meetings.  

He has also been active with the San Diego Green New Deal, SD 350, Quality Life Coalition as well as social justice groups.

In La Mesa he worked on a Wellness Committee, improving childhood nutrition, and helped start both the Task Force on Homelessness and the City’s much-needed Police Oversight Board.

Besides being on the La Mesa City Council for almost a year, he represents La Mesa on the SANDAG Board and the San Diego Air Pollution Control District for District 2.

Anne Marie Tipton 

Anne Marie Tipton has been the Education Coordinator at the Tijuana River National Estuarine Research Reserve, part of a national network of 29 Reserves, for 19 years. Working within a watershed spanning two countries and along the U.S/Mexico border, she considers herself to be a binational educator. She is a National Association of Interpretation (NAI) Certified Interpretive Guide and has graduated from the National Network of Ocean and Climate Change Interpreters. She has a B.S. in Zoology from San Diego State University and completed coursework for a Masters in Ecology there. She has been a State Park Interpreter for 22 years and a State Park Resource Ecologist for four.
 

Crystal Najera

Crystal Najera is the Sustainability Manager for the City of Encinitas. She has worked for the City in an environmental capacity for fourteen years, protecting ocean water quality, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and implementing associated stormwater and climate action programs.  Her recent work includes developing green building policy, implementing micromobility programs, and ensuring Encinitas infrastructure projects are sustainably minded.  She has a B.S. in Environmental Biology and Management and an M.S. in Water Resources Management.

Joe Mosca

Encinitas City Council Member Joe Mosca began his public service on the Encinitas City Council in January of 2017. On the City Council, he has been a champion of environmental sustainability, public safety, financial responsibility, and improving the quality of life enjoyed by all in Encinitas.

Prior to his public service on the City Council, Council Member Mosca served on the Encinitas Parks & Recreation Commission where he participated in the update of the City’s Parks, Beaches, Trails, and Open Space Master Plan and advocated for the City’s trail system.

Professionally, Council Member Mosca is an attorney and is an active member of the California Bar Association (since 1999). He also has extensive knowledge of the energy sector gained from his years of work with California utilities.

 

 

Nov
17
Wed
Rally for a Carbon-Free SD
Nov 17 @ 8:00 am – 9:00 am

The county just released its historic Regional Decarbonization Framework, an ambitious framework with a goal of zero carbon in San Diego by 2035 that seeks to be a blueprint for climate policy and a model for the rest of the country. We are happy the county is outlining these first steps. We need further action on climate and we need local governments to act. We are already experiencing extreme weather and drought, the result of this climate emergency. Now is the time to act.

Come rally at the county on the morning of November 17, 2021, at 8:00 am. This is the first time the staff is presenting this framework to the Board of Supervisors, and it is an opportunity for the public to weigh in. Make your voice heard and encourage the county to be bold in facing one of the greatest threats we face as a civilization! Join us for a rally outside the county building, and then join us at the Board of Supervisors meeting starting at 9 to speak during public comment.

Attend the County Board of Supervisors Meeting with SanDiego350
Nov 17 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

The County of San Diego is updating its Climate Action Plan (CAP) and proposing an ambitious decarbonization framework to address the climate emergency. Both have major impacts on tackling the climate crisis in our region. We are already experiencing more frequent and severe climate catastrophes and it is more important than ever to take action.

Come make your voice heard at this County Board of Supervisors (BoS) meeting by giving a public comment. At this meeting, they will discuss the draft Regional Decarbonization Framework (RDF) – subject to change. Join our chorus to ensure the County sets BOLD goals to combat this existential crisis. We will guide you through the process and provide talking points about our policy priorities at the county level.

Please sign up to speak and we will contact you with more information. You can help even if you can't be at the meeting. It's easier than you think and really makes a difference!

Nov
18
Thu
SanDiego350 Action Hour
Nov 18 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for San Diego 350's action hour, focusing on doing the work around organizing for climate-friendly policy in San Diego. We will meet bi-weekly and focus each week on taking concrete action and learning more about how YOU can impact an issue.

Nov
20
Sat
Youth4Climate’s November Climate Café
Nov 20 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Join SanDiego350's vibrant youth team for a laid-back climate café, where you will have the space to discuss climate topics, engage in social activities, and take action!

For our November event, we will discuss on Indigenous justice.

Nov
21
Sun
Youth4Climate’s Eco-Club Coalition Monthly Meeting
Nov 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm

Got a club? Want to learn more about being a leader? Then join our Eco-Club Coalition! Our monthly meeting is the perfect chance for you to get started!

All middle, high school, and college leaders of eco-, social justice, or activism clubs are welcome!