Events

Jan
7
Sat
2017-01-07 Share your passion on a climate action team!
Jan 7 @ 11:00 am – 2:00 pm

Ready to take action on climate change? You're not alone!

Join us at one of two Saturday meetings in January to explore SanDiego350's volunteer teams and committees and brainstorm with other participants about potential new teams – because when we work together, we're powerful. These meetings are especially geared for getting new members involved.

SanDiego350 believes that in order to achieve meaningful action on climate change we need to grow the climate movement to the point where we’re a force to be reckoned with – and that each of us has a role in that movement. We welcome participation from all San Diegans, whatever your skills, availability, and interests. 

Issue-based teams and support committees are where a great deal of SanDiego350's work takes place. We could use YOUR help with a wide range of roles and projects – We educate the public, advocate for climate-friendly policies, hold rallies, generate media coverage, train climate leaders, and build coalition with diverse partners. We work to stop pipelines, grow renewables, ban fracking, and urge funds to divest from fossil fuels.

On January 7th we'll meet in Hillcrest and on January 28th in Vista. Both meetings will have the same program, which will include information about SanDiego350's mission, policies, and priorities for 2017, as well as how teams are formed and operate, ways the organization supports teams' work (including trainings and digital support), and other opportunities for volunteering. We'll have breakout sessions for you to meet other volunteers and existing team members, hear about current efforts, and brainstorm about new ways to work together. We'll also have refreshments.

RSVP NOW for the January 7 or the January 28 meeting!

Jan
8
Sun
Art Build and Skit practice for Jan. 9 “Stop Trump’s Nominees” rally
Jan 8 @ 11:00 am – 5:00 pm

We'll be making banners, signs and set decorations (for our skit!) to support the January 9 rally to Stop Trump's Climate Denier Cabinet. (if you have not RSVP'd for Monday, please do that now).

No art skills or supplies necessary, but always welcome.

Have fun! Meet cool people! Make art! RSVP NOW

Below: #NoDAPL banner we made at our last artbuild for the Justice Can't Wait march.

Jan
9
Mon
2017-01-09 Stop Trump’s Climate Denier Cabinet!
Jan 9 @ 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm

On January 9th, we'll join together with people in all 50 states to send a strong message to every US Senator: reject Donald Trump's reckless climate-denying cabinet nominees.

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We'll meet ouside Senator Feinstein's office (at the Federal Building) to thank our two U.S. Senators, Dianne Feinstein and Kamala Harris, for their past support for climate solutions, and call on them to stand strong on the climate and to reject all four of these dangerous cabinet picks as part of the #DayAgainstDenial:

  • Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State
  • Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator
  • Ex-Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy
  • Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior

The climate is changing, and anyone who denies it shouldn't be in the White House cabinet. It's up to the Senate to stop these nominations — and up to us to show up in person to tell our Senators to fight Trump's Climate Denial Cabinet.

Speakers will include Councilmember Georgette Gomez, Imam Taha Hassane of the Islamic Center of San Diego, Diane Takvorian, Executive Director of the Environmental Health Coalition, and a nurse representing the California Nurses Association. Partners include Greenpeace and the Overpass Light Brigade. We'll have lots of signs and banner, and an entertaining skit to educate the cabinet nominees about the basics of climate science. Check back for additional speakers and partners. 

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RSVP for an art build on Sunday, Jan 8 to create visuals
Join and share our Facebook event

To help us organize, contact us.

Jan
14
Sat
DELAYED: Non-Violent Direct Action Training
Jan 14 @ 10:00 am – 2:30 pm

THIS EVENT IS BEING DELAYED TO FEBRUARY
If you're interested in participating please RSVP and we'll update you as to the date and location.

SanDiego350 is cosponsoring this training with our partners in labor and the Native American community.

This training will discuss the why and how of NVDA. Non-violent direct action (NVDA) is a tool that oppressed people have used to build their power throughout history. When communities don’t have billions of dollars to spend, they leverage risk. They put their bodies, freedom, and safety on the line. We've seen the recent success of this tactic at Standing Rock, and it was also used to fight the Keystone Pipeline.

An outline for the training and other details are coming soon. If you RSVP we'll keep you updated. The training is free, but if you can donate towards materials and lunch that would be appreciated. Space is limited. Image result for keystone bill mckibben arrest washington
 

Jan
17
Tue
SD350 Monthly Meeting
Jan 17 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for the SanDiego350 January Membership Meeting located at Bethel University Seminary. This is a great way to learn what SanDiego350 is working on, how you can get involved, and to meet like-minded climate activists.

We encourage carpooling to all of our events. If you have any questions, email volunteer@sandiego350.org.

Jan
21
Sat
San Diego Women’s March
Jan 21 @ 9:00 am – 12:00 pm

Come march with SanDiego350 on Saturday, January 21, 2017 as we join with the San Diego Women’s March. The march will start at the Civic Center Plaza, 1200 3rd Avenue, San Diego 92101.
Our Climate Contingent will meetup between 9 and 9:30 am a couple of blocks north – at the Parking Lot at the corner of 3rd Ave and A St – and then join the march. We’ll distribute signs and have SanDiego350 t-shirts for folks who’d like to get one (we ask volunteers for $15 to cover the cost of the US made, organic t’s). Please make sure to be there before 9:30 am as we will leave then to join the main march. We recommend transit and carpooling.

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Hundreds of thousands of people plan to march for women’s rights on Saturday, January 21, 2017 in Washington, D.C., and thousands are doing the same in San Diego. The march welcomes women and men who support the rights and causes threatened by the incoming administration.

The march’s platform includes environmental and climate protection. The local statement says: We are marching in San Diego in solidarity with the Women’s March in Washington. We are dedicated to a free and open society. Together we stand united in our respect for all people and we resist the marginalization of anyone. As a diverse, inclusive community of compassionate people, we seek to strengthen and continue our commitment to work for the protection of human rights and social justice. We stand together in solidarity with our partners and children for the protection of our rights, safety, health, families and the environment — recognizing that our vibrant and diverse communities are the strength of this country.
 

Jan
22
Sun
Meet n’ Eat in Descanso!
Jan 22 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm

Join backcountry resident Bill Wellhouse, a SanDiego350 Steering Committee member, for a discussion of how we can do our part to preserve the planet, locally and globally.

SanDiego350 is a non-profit group working locally to raise awareness and mobilize action around the issue of climate change.

Join in for a light meal and discussion of how we can best step out into a new year with clean air, water and optimism.

The event is at a member's home in Descanso. The address will be mailed to you when you RSVP. Please feel free to invite friends in the community who would be interested in participating, but make sure they RSVP so we know how much food is needed.

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For directions or further information call either Diane Janssen (619-445-3171 or 619-933-3957) or Bill Wellhouse (619-201-9002)

Jan
24
Tue
2017-01-24 People over Pipelines – NoDAPL NoKXL
Jan 24 @ 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Jan
25
Wed
SanDiego350 Orientation Chat
Jan 25 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us for a SanDiego350 “Orientation Chat”
Are you considering becoming a member (or do you know someone who is interested)?  Want to know more about SanDiego350 and what a member does?
Learn more about our organization and activities in a low-key, welcoming setting.   Meet members, ask questions, see how we are organized and what we’re doing, and explore opportunities for getting involved.

6:30 pm Refreshments and mixer (optional)
7:00pm to 8:00 pm Program
The venue is a member's home in Escondido.  After you RSVP, we'll send you the address. Questions? Email us.

Jan
26
Thu
Phone Banking Party!
Jan 26 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Join us on Thursday, January 26th for our Phone Banking party! A great and easy way to volunteer and have a huge impact is to make calls to our members and connect with them. This year has been full of events, rallies, and marchs and our membership has grown! This means we have a lot of calls to make. Can you help us make some calls and join our phone party?

RSVP now!

It's easy to do and we'll walk you through it. You will be calling members who are have shown interest in volunteering and will be familiar with our organization. You will also get a script, instructions, and help from SanDiego350 volunteers.