Events

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 was 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.
 
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.