Events

Apr
24
Sun
Balboa Park Earth Fair 2022
Apr 24 @ 10:00 am – 5:00 pm


Join Us! 

San Diego 350 will be at the Balboa Park Earth Fair on Sunday, April 24th at 10am-5pm! Stop by and say hello, learn more about San Diego 350 and sign some petitions.
 

Volunteer Now!

Volunteers are needed to help educate visitors about our organization and engage them! We will be informing visitors of our Youth v. Oil Petition and Let's Go San Diego! Transit initiative.

San Diego’s EarthWork’s Earth Fair 2022 is the world's largest free environmental fair and Earth Day Celebration. Designed to raise San Diegans awareness about environmental and social justice issues such as global warming, plastics pollution, environmental degradation, food waste, and water conservation in an effort to create a clean, healthy, prosperous future. 
 

What: Balboa Park Earth Fair 2022

When: Sunday, April 24th @10:00 am – 5:00 pm 

Where: Balboa Park  2125 Pan American Rd E, San Diego, CA 92101

Click here to see a short Earth Fair 2019 promo video for an idea of what to expect from 2022!

Apr
25
Mon
Candidate Forum: District 6 – San Diego City Council
Apr 25 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join SanDiego350, The League of Women Voters and Center for Community Energy for this Climate Justice themed candidate forum on Monday, April 25th at 7 pm (on zoom)

City of SD District 6 – Candidate Forum Registration 

We will hear from candidates running for District 6 of the San Diego City Council on important climate issues and attendees will have the opportunity to ask candidate questions directly!

The candidates are:

 

This is a forum you do not want to miss! Register now to receive more information

Have a question you want to ask the candidates? Add it to our list

Our vision is for an informed, mobilized and united community for climate action. We plan to empower people through education and outreach to reduce our carbon footprint and hold our elected officials accountable for the creation of a low carbon, sustainable and just world. Join us!

Apr
27
Wed
Candidate Forum: Chula Vista Mayor
Apr 27 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

 

Join SanDiego350, The League of Women Voters and Sunrise Movement San Diego for the Chula Vista Mayoral Virtual Forum on April 27, 2022 from 7:00-8:30 pm! We will hear from candidates running for the Mayor of Chula Vista on important climate issues and attendees will have the opportunity to ask candidate questions directly! This is a forum you do not want to miss! Register now to receive more information: Registration to Chula Vista Mayoral Forum

Have a question you want to ask the candidates? Send them to ritalclement@gmail.com of our South Bay Eco Justice Team and they'll be added to the list. 

Our vision is for an informed, mobilized and united South Bay community. We plan to empower people through education and outreach to reduce our carbon footprint and hold our elected officials accountable for the creation of a low carbon, sustainable and just world. We want your ideas.

Register now for the Chula Vista Mayoral Forum

Apr
28
Thu
SanDiego350 Action Hour
Apr 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 a concrete action and learning more about how YOU can impact an issue. We will provide you with the background information and everything you need to know to complete an action.

May
3
Tue
Orientation Chat May 3rd
May 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

San Diego 350 will host an Orientation Chat on Tuesday, May 3rd from 6:30 – 8:00pm. Are you interested in supporting climate action in San Diego? Are you new or newer to the SD350 community? Register for an Orientation Chat today to learn more about who we are, what we do, and why it's important. This is a great space to meet other volunteers and get involved in the movement. We look forward to seeing you there! 

May
5
Thu
Candidate Forum: District 2 – San Diego City Council
May 5 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join SanDiego350, The League of Women Voters and the Clairemont Town Council for this Climate Justice themed candidate forum on Thursday, May 5th at 7 pm (on zoom)

San Diego City Council District 2 – Candidate Forum Registration 

We will hear from candidates running for District 2 of the San Diego City Council on important climate issues and attendees will have the opportunity to ask candidate questions directly!

The candidates are:

 

This is a forum you do not want to miss! Register now to receive more information

Have a question you want to ask the candidates? Add it to our list

Our vision is for an informed, mobilized and united community for climate action. We plan to empower people through education and outreach to reduce our carbon footprint and hold our elected officials accountable for the creation of a low carbon, sustainable and just world. Join us!

May
12
Thu
SanDiego350 Action Hour
May 12 @ 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 a concrete action and learning more about how YOU can impact an issue. We will provide you with the background information and everything you need to know to complete an action.

May
13
Fri
Protest SDG&E Exploiting Ratepayers for Insane Profit!
May 13 @ 9:00 am – 11:00 am

Join San Diego 350 outside Sempra Energy’s Annual Shareholder meeting, Friday, May 13th at 9:00am, as we protest SDG&E for charging San Diegans the highest rates in the ENTIRE Nation!

Sempra, SDG&E's parent company, is making record profits by ripping off San Diego ratepayers, while trying to kill rooftop solar and also exploiting the tragedy of the Ukraine war to expand their fracked methane gas empire which will make it impossible for us to transition to a clean, green future. 

Meanwhile, 1 in 4 San Diegans cannot afford their utility bills and their CEO is raking in $25 Million/year.

WHAT: In-person protest / rally with creative arts and visuals.

  • Community Advocates Speaking
  • Make and bring a sign if you can – see sign suggestions. (we'll have some there too)!

Share! Invite your friends to participate. #SempraFracksOurFuture

 

May
14
Sat
Spring Into Action
May 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:30 pm

Join the Member Engagement Team for our first in-person social of the year. All members of SD350 are welcomed. We will be enjoying some brunch together, and get a chance to meet folks from the organization, do some activities and relax.

We hope to see you there! 

P.S We encourage you to bring a dish to share with the group, and if you have any food restrictions please write them here!
 

 

 

May
15
Sun
Youth v. Oil Celebration
May 15 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

The Youth v. Oil campaign drafted and advocated for a resolution, which called for a phase-out of oil and gas drilling. This resolution was recently passed 8-0 at San Diego City Council and unanimously at San Diego City Council Environment Committee, where many youth turned out in support. Now, the Youth v. Oil team invites all youth to come and celebrate!

The event will be at Sunset Cliffs, where we will be sharing our highlights of the campaign, discussing next steps, and spending time together. Food will be provided. Please bring a blanket/chair to sit on and a water bottle.

May
21
Sat
Celebration for a Brighter Future
May 21 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

 

Join us to celebrate SanDiego350’s decade of bold climate action in San Diego. Our first in-person fundraiser since 2019 will feature an exciting line-up of speakers and live music, plus food, games and more in an outdoor setting! Whether you've volunteered for years, or you’re interested in learning more about SD350’s work, join us to celebrate 10 years of hard won victories and movement building! 

Your ticket purchase will support programming and fight climate change in San Diego County.

Note: You can purchase tickets in advance or at the door.

From May 5 – May 21, 2022, a generous donor will provide a one-to-one match for all donations to SanDiego350 — up to $20,000. Double your donation today!

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS

Carolina Martinez

Climate Justice Director, Environmental Health Coalition, working with residents in low-income communities of color to advocate for climate and land use policies that respect their priorities, improve health, and are consistent with environmental justice principles.

 

Brigette Browning

Executive Secretary-Treasurer of the San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council, representing 130 affiliate unions and more than 200,000 families.

 

Monica Montgomery Steppe

San Diego City Council President Pro Tem, representing Council District 4, chairs the Committee on Public Safety & Livable Neighborhoods and serves on other Council Committees.

 

LIVE MUSIC

Bri Schillings | ReverbNationBri Schillings

Bri is a local artist with the band Sweet Imperfections.

 

TICKETS & DISCOUNTS

There are two ticket types:

  • General Tickets are for the main fundraising event, 12-2pm ($100)
  • VIP Tickets include the main fundraising event, as well as a more intimate gathering with our speakers from 11am-12pm and an eco-friendly gift bag. ($150)

Discounts:

  • Discounts for two or more tickets (including 6-person tables).
  • Frontline workers receive a 33% discount on general or VIP tickets – including nurses, grocery workers and teachers. Use discount code FRNT33.
  • Youth 24 and under receive a 66% discount on general tickets. Use discount code YTH66.
  • New sustaining donors ($25/month or more) will receive two free VIP tickets to the celebration – you'll receive the discount code when you create your ongoing donation.
  • Existing sustaining donors receive a 50% discount on general or VIP tickets.

Click here to purchase tickets to the celebration!

 

SPONSORSHIPS AND IN KIND DONATIONS

We welcome sponsorships by businesses, organizations and individuals. Read more about sponsorship levels and benefits. Thank you to these sponsoring organizations:

Climate Angel Sponsor: 

 

Climate Hero Sponsor: 

 

Food and Beverage Donors

We greatly appreciate receiving food and beverage donations for the Celebration from these local companies: 

Woodstock’s Pizza

Windmill Farms Community Market

Trader Joe’s

Ike’s Love & Sandwiches

Sammy's Woodfired Pizza

Mike Hess Brewing

Jimbo’s

Barons Market

Lazy Acres Natural Market

Societe Brewing Company

Plaza Deli & Catering

 

QUESTIONS? Contact Masada Disenhouse

Watch our video to learn more about SanDiego350 and our theory of change:

We can't wait to see you!

May
28
Sat
El Cajon Every Day is Earth Day!
May 28 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

SD350 will be supporting East County BIPOC as they host an impactful event and advocate for an evironmental justice community. 

Join us Saturday, May 28th from 11am-2pm at Hillside Rc Center in El Cajon for an educational and interactive Earth Day Fair. We chose to host events in this neighborhood, because it is near a census tract with more pollution that 93% of California! So please join us as we provide meaningful resources and fight to increase the urban forest in these areas to help improve air quality.

This will truly be a day to remember, as we build a sense of community in East County and rally around the issues that matter!

Activities:

  • Succulent Potting
  • Pot Painting
  • Recyclable Crafts
  • Vegan BBQ
  • Garden to Table Classes
  • Music
  • And SO Much More!

 

Our Goals:

  • Increase urban tree canopy
  • Shut down the air-polluting Peak Power Plant in El Cajon
  • Empower the community through education
  • Encourage more sustainable habits by providing eco-friendly resources
  • Advocate for Community Choice Energy

 

 

May
29
Sun
Sempra Fracks Our Future ART BUILD
May 29 @ 10:00 am – 4:00 pm

Join us at an Art Build to create signs and banners for our Raise the Alarm Campaign. Make art, have fun, and meet fellow activists!  Beginners and all ages welcome. Come for any part of the art build. We'll be mainly outside and practice distancing for Covid safety. 

Art made at this event will be used outside of Sempra Energy's headquarters next month as we protest their greed and pollution.

Down a long driveway – house on the left. Call 619-335-1265 if lost.


 

Jun
5
Sun
Youth4Climate Social Hike and Vegan Picnic!
Jun 5 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm

Enjoy the sun with SanDiego350's climate-aware youth! We will savor the beautiful outdoors while walking on the Father Junipero Serra* Trail of Mission Trails and our vegan picnic lunches.

Newcomers are welcome to attend this casual social event–bring a friend or make new ones when you arrive!

Pack a picnic lunch (vegan, if desired!) and meet us at 11am at the Visitor Center loop. We will then follow a wheelchair accessible trail to Old Mission Dam. After that, we will walk back along the San Diego river and find a shady place to enjoy our lunches. We will say goodbye at the Visitor Center Loop at 1pm.

Everyone under 18 must have their parent/guardian fill out this permission slip to attend the event. Please send a signed copy (either print, sign, and take a photo or download and add a digital signature) to Megan megan@youth4climate350.org, or bring a physical copy to the event.

*We acknowledge Father Junipero Serra's role in colonialism and erasure of Indigenous spiritual and cultural history.

Jun
8
Wed
Stop Sempra from Fracking Our Future and Polluting Our Communities!
Jun 8 @ 12:00 pm – 2:00 pm

Join SanDiego350 outside Sempra Energy’s Headquaters Wednesday, June 8th at 12pm as we protest Sempra's continued efforts to build its fossil fuel empire at the cost of our health, our planet and our future.

This is an in-person (outdoor) protest with creative and huge banners and puppets, chanting and compelling speakers.

Sempra, SDG&E's parent company, is making record profits by ripping off San Diego ratepayers, while trying to kill rooftop solar and also exploiting the tragedy of the Ukraine war to expand their fracked methane gas empire which will make it impossible for us to transition to a clean, green future. 

These actions are setting off a Climate Bomb that will massively accelerate methane emissions, a greenhouse gas 86 times more potent than CO2, when the IPCC says we have to stop emissions right now.

Meanwhile, 1 in 4 San Diegans cannot afford their utility bills while Sempra's CEO is raking in $25 Million/year.

Make and bring a sign if you can – see sign suggestions. (we'll have some there too)!

Share! Invite your friends to participate. #SempraFracksOurFuture 

 

Jun
11
Sat
2022 Youth4Climate Summit
Jun 11 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join SanDiego350's Youth4Climate program for our 4th annual Summit, open to youth (from middle school through college), teachers, and adult supporters! The 2022 Youth4Climate Summit theme is Creativity and Civic Action, focusing on resilience, art-ivism, and bold climate action.This part-day, in-person event will feature:

  • Inspiring speakers from climate advocacy spaces
  • Workshop breakout sessions to help participants deepen their leadership, art, and advocacy skills, and
  • Fun games and art projects to foster connections
  • A teacher networking session to loop together climate-aware teachers!: Update 6/6: cancelled due to low teacher registration.

Register now to boost your climate power, strengthen connections with likeminded people, and get inspired!

Check in will be at 12:30pm.

The full fee is $35, with an option for a half-price fee of $17.50.

If cost is a barrier, please follow this link to register at no cost!

Due to grant funding, scholarships are available for all San Diego Unified students, students at Chula Vista Middle, Palomar, and Hilltop, and anybody with financial need. Additionally, registration fees are waived for all Summit planners or volunteers.

If you have any questions or are having trouble registering, please contact Megan Phelps: megan@youth4climate350.org.

Jun
23
Thu
SanDiego350 Action Hour
Jun 23 @ 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 a concrete action and learning more about how YOU can impact an issue. We will provide you with the background information and everything you need to know to complete an action.

Jun
25
Sat
Legislation Training
Jun 25 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us for an exciting legislative training that will prepare you to meet with our state legislators in July and August to talk about climate-relevant bills. 

Learn:

  • How to set up meetings with legislators, including sample agendas, dos and don’ts
  • The legislative process – how bills become laws in California
  • Talking points for the key climate bills we're advocating on this year
  • Prepare for upcoming meetings with legislators
  • Receive handouts.

Meet great folks in our area who are concerned with climate change and advocating for better public policies. 

 

Jun
30
Thu
Comment on Updated Climate Action Plan
Jun 30 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Comment on the City's updated Climate Action Plan! Members are urgently needed to speak up at the upcoming City Council Environmental Committee hearing in support of a strong plan with clear implementation strategies and adequate funding.

Use this toolkit to submit comments by phone, email, or in person.

Please register here so we can track commenters. Those who have registered will be updated with as new information becomes available.

SanDiego350 and partners will host a press conference before the meeting, at 3pm. The committee meeting begins at 4pm and phone and in-person comments should begin by 4:15pm. Commenters can stay for the duration of the meeting or leave after submitting their comment. SD350 volunteers and staff will be present to help commenters sign up to speak in person.

More information:

The City of San Diego is currently in the process of updating its Climate Action Plan (CAP). The CAP is a long range plan with a goal to reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions through local policy.

In 2015, the City of San Diego passed a bold Climate Action Plan and became the largest municipality in the United States to commit to 100% renewable energy. Despite its commitments, San Diego has done very little to implement measures to meet its bold climate goals. As we face devastating climate consequences like fires, drought and heat waves, the City of San Diego needs to follow through with its commitment to climate action by recognizing the seriousness of the climate emergency and center Communities of Concern in its CAP Update.

Jul
2
Sat
Emergency Rally in Response to SCOTUS Limiting EPA’s Ability to Regulate Greenhouse Gases!
Jul 2 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Even though we knew this was coming, today’s Supreme Court decision stripping the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s ability to regulate carbon emissions from power plants still felt like a punch to the gut. Read our press statement on this bad decision. 

While this setback continued SCOTUS’ recent run of politically motivated decisions that turned back the clock on fundamental rights to reproductive health care, voting, and safety from gun violence, we refuse to let SCOTUS have the last word on climate change or our future.

Now is the time to act.

On Saturday, July 2nd, at 2 pm, we will be gathering at the Hall of Justice to protest the West Virginia vs EPA decision. A multi-generational group of activists will unite to express our concern for the actions of SCOTUS and the lack of action our government is taking regarding the climate crisis. We will be joined by San Diego Councilmember Joe Lacava, chair of the Envronmental Committee. We encourage all to come and join us in chants, discussion, and music