Events

Jan
19
Tue
January Monthly Meeting – Benefits of Plant-Based Eating
Jan 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

How Plant-Based Eating Combats Climate Change 

Join SanDiego350 for our January 2021 monthly meeting which will be held virtually on January 19th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. 

This meeting will feature a panel of various professionals discussing the health and climate benefits of plant-based eating and regenerative agriculture. 

Panelists include:

Riley Healey, RD

Riley is a registered dietitian who works at Eisenhower Medical Center as the clinical ICU dietitian. She holds a degree in Food and Nutrition Science with an emphasis in Dietetics from the California State Polytechnic University of Pomona where she also completed her dietetic internship specializing in medical nutrition therapy. As a dietitian, she uses evidence-based research to guide her practice in preventing, managing and treating a wide variety of chronic diseases. Riley is passionate about helping others lead healthier, more sustainable lifestyles through the power of nutrition.

 

Rachal Hamilton, C.E.A.A.L. 

As a Sociology major at Southwestern College and the campus’ student Vice President, Rachal is constantly advocating for her community and creating change wherever she goes. In tandem with her work in SanDiego350 as the Justice and Equity Intern and on her school's campus, Rachal is also working as the founder of an all Femme, BIPOC-led social justice organization named, C.E.A.A.L. (Community, Environmental Justice, Academia, Abolition, and Liberation). Her organization primarily focuses on providing plant-based meals and other resources (like clothing, blankets, wellness items) to both the housing insecure community and the queer, Black Femme community in San Diego.

 

Johnny Wilson, Ecology Center

Johnny leads farming efforts at the Ecology Center. He got turned on to agriculture in college through the Environmental Studies program at UCSC. That's where he discovered that a lot of our environmental and social problems (if not all) come down to how we as humans produce food; nitrification of rivers and oceans due to run off of chemical fertilizers, deforestation for annual crop production, and excessive tillage and fossil fuel use that emits more carbon into the atmosphere. He wanted to be a part of the solution and felt that getting into organic agriculture was a good way to live a life that provided an alternative to the current trajectory of destruction and loss of biodiversity on the planet. 

 

Maddie McMurray, San Diego 350

Maddie McMurray (she/her) is the co-chair of SanDiego350's Food & Soil Committee and a member of the Member Engagement Team. She has a vested interest in plant-based eating, reducing food waste, and environmental justice. 

Jan
21
Thu
Orientation Chat
Jan 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Want to become a more active climate action supporter in San Diego? Are you interested in building a social network of climate activists? Join SD350's Orientation Chat on Thursday, January 21 from 7:00 – 8:15pm for a new member mixer. The Orientation Chat is a great way to meet other volunteers and learn more about SD350. This event is highly recommended for all newer SD350 members. Register TODAY! Join the movement NOW as we continue to work on climate action initiatives in 2021. 

 

 

Jan
22
Fri
Fracking & Our Future
Jan 22 @ 4:00 pm – 5:15 pm

The Youth v. Oil campaign is hosting a webinar centered around educating the issue of oil drilling in California! We will discuss climate justice and the environmental impacts that are caused by fracking. 

Come to hear from multiple panelists speak about their personal experiences with living near fracking sites, how they are aiding the movement and mobilizing people to stand up against the fossil fuel industry.

This event is organized entirely by youth climate activists from San Diego! Youth v. Oil is currently organizing a campaign with the purpose of urging Governor Newsom to stop issuing new fracking permits and to create a solid plan to phase out oil drilling in California. At our webinar, we will discuss our campaign and how you can support youth climate leaders! This event is open to anyone (adults and youth). Please join our webinar to learn more about oil drilling, hear from influential community organizers, and help San Diego youth protect their future! 

Jan
23
Sat
Orientation Chat
Jan 23 @ 11:00 am – 12:15 pm

Want to become a more active climate action supporter in San Diego? Are you interested in building a social network of climate activists? Join SD350's Orientation Chat on Saturday, January 23 from 11:00 – 12:15pm for a new member mixer. The Orientation Chat is a great way to meet other volunteers and learn more about SD350. This event is highly recommended for all newer SD350 members. Register TODAY! Join the movement NOW as we continue to work on climate action initiatives in 2021. 

Jan
28
Thu
South Bay Food, Soil and Climate Change Chat
Jan 28 @ 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Join the Food and Soil Committee and South Bay Eco Justice Team to discuss the food we eat, the food we waste, and how we grow our food can either contribute to or reduce global warming. We are excited to introduce our special guests, Alex McDaniels from Brew Bar, Tina Matthias, the Chair of the Chula Vista Sustainability Commission, and Manuel Medrano, the Director of the Environmental Department for the city of Chula Vista. Come join us for a discussion on how each of us can lower our carbon footprint through smart choices in our food and how we care for the soil in agriculture and in our yards.  

Jan
31
Sun
Policy Advocacy 101: Part 1
Jan 31 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Everyone can engage in policy advocacy! Join us for these two special trainings to learn tips, best practices, and more for common policy advocacy activities. Policy advocacy is how we influence those with political power to advance our climate goals. At the Policy Advocacy 101 trainings, you will gain the knowledge and skill to engage in a variety of policy advocacy tactics to move climate action forward. 

On Sunday, January 31, we will explore what policy advocacy is, how to give effective spoken or written public comment at public meetings, and best practices for meeting with Elected Officials. 

On Sunday, February 21, we will discuss how to multiply your impact by engaging friends, tips for contacting Elected Officials by phone, email, and social media, and how to influence Elected Officials through Letters of the Editor. 

Note: it is recommended to attend both trainings. Both events will be recorded and sent to those who register for the event. 

Feb
11
Thu
Local Strategies for Building Electrification
Feb 11 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

 

In this webinar, we address methods to successfully advocate for and implement local building electrification policies. We cover different approaches: reach codes, land use, and State-building codes, and the unique steps, resources needed, and the timeline for each process. 

Presenters explore statewide efforts on the development of building electrification policies with an emphasis on local engagement topics. We will hear from the City of Carlsbad policy development, discuss impacts on low-income housing, and cover overcoming obstacles and pushbacks. You will gain an understanding of the role of local advocates in advancing this very important region-leading policy.

Speakers:

  • Mike Grim, Senior Program Manager/CAP Administrator at City of Carlsbad
  • Amy Dryden, Director of Strategic Innovation at Association for Energy Affordability, Inc.
  • Doug Kot, Architect, Urban Planner, Building Scientist
Feb
16
Tue
Celebrating Local Black Environmental Leaders
Feb 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

A Tribute to Black History Month

Join SanDiego350 for our February 2021 monthly meeting which will be held virtually on February 16th from 7:00 pm to 8:30 pm. There are so many local leaders paving the way for bold climate action in San Diego. Register now for Celebrating Local Black Environmental Leaders as we discuss the powerful activists at work in our communities. SD350 is so excited for this inspiring line up and we look forward to celebrating past actions and looking to the future to reflect on how we can continue to celebrate and support BIPOC leadership. 

Feb
21
Sun
Policy Advocacy 101: Part 2
Feb 21 @ 2:00 pm – 3:30 pm

Everyone can engage in policy advocacy! Join us for this special training to learn tips, best practices, and more for common policy advocacy activities. Policy advocacy is how we influence those with political power to advance our climate goals. At the Policy Advocacy 101 trainings, you will gain the knowledge and skill to engage in a variety of policy advocacy tactics to move climate action forward. 

On Sunday, February 21, we will discuss how to multiply your impact by engaging friends, tips for contacting Elected Officials by phone, email, and social media, and how to influence Elected Officials through Letters of the Editor. 

Note: If you missed Part 1, check out the recording here

Mar
9
Tue
Industrial Farming and Pandemic Risk Today
Mar 9 @ 7:00 pm – 8:00 pm

The Interfaith Coalition for Earth Justice and the Food and Soil Committee of SanDiego350 present, Industrial Farming and Pandemic Risk Today, featuring Dr. Aaron Gross, professor in Theology and Religious Studies at University of San Diego and founder of the food and farming advocacy group, Farm Forward. 

This online talk will discuss the link between our industrial animal agriculture and the creation of pandemics, and how we need to change direction to create a better future. It is the first of ICEJ's Advancing Earth Justice Speaker Series. This talk is FREE and open to the public, happening March 9th 7 PM – 8PM