Events

Jan
14
Thu
Non-violent direct action training
Jan 14 @ 12:00 am – Dec 14 @ 12:00 am

Check back for details!

Dec
5
Mon
Prayerful, peaceful vigil against the DAPL
Dec 5 @ 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

On Monday Native Americans, environmentalists, vets, nurses and others will come together in a peaceful, prayerful vigil to support the water protectors at Standing Rock.

We will thank the Standing Rock Protectors for the amazing victory won on Sunday, Dec 4, when the Army Corps of Engineers announced that they were denying the final permit for the Dakota Access pipeline. And we will re-commit to fighting for our water, our climate and for meaningful indigenous rights.

We will call on President Obama to stop the pipeline permanently.

Speakers include Gina Tiger-Madueno, Olympia Temiquiani Andrade Beltran, David Fernandez, Jr., Chuck Cadotte, Stan Rodriguez, and will include a Lakota prayer song.

Please bring candles and lighters and perhaps a simple homemade candle drip catcher.

There will be prayer, solidarity, speakers, music and more. Join us!

RSVP here

Bring a sign! Ideas here.

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Dec
13
Tue
Port Hearing: Ask the Port to reduce GHGs
Dec 13 @ 12:30 pm – 3:00 pm

The Port of San Diego has proposed expanding the Tenth Ave Terminal in Barrio Logan leading to a tremendous increase in greenhouse gas emissions and air pollution. Our allies at the Environmental Health Coalition have opposed the Port’s proposed expansion and worked with the Port to significantly reduce the scope of the expansion. They are confident that they will be able to support the updated proposal.

You can help send a strong message to the Port that the expansion plan must reduce air pollution and GHG emissions:

1. Join us at the Port hearing on the Expansion this Tuesday
We’d like SanDiego350 members from around the county to participate and speak (or submit comments if you’re not comfortable speaking). Please wear your SanDiego350 t-shirt if you have one. Time and location details are above.

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2. Sign our petition
We’re collecting petition signatures from people around San Diego County to deliver to the Port Commissioners Tuesday.

Sign and share the petition to ask the Port to reduce GHG emissions and pollution now.

Note: It’s hard to tell with hearings how long they will go on. This hearing starts at 1 pm but we’ll gather earlier to fill out speaker/comment slips and get seats. The hearing could end earlier than 3 pm or last longer.

Questions on the event? Email us.

Dec
17
Sat
Holiday Social
Dec 17 @ 4:00 pm – 6:30 pm

In 2016, we’ve organized over 70 events, including a peaceful #NoDAPL demonstration last month at the Army Corps of Engineers with 600 participants. We helped defeat local measures A and B. Beyond that, we’ve engaged our community, local stakeholders and our elected officials at critical moments to encourage strong action on climate.

Whew, this calls for a celebration!

We still have much work ahead of us, so let’s take a moment to celebrate our victories, express gratitude for each other and simply enjoy. If you’re new to SanDiego350, we especially hope you’ll join us to learn more!

WHEN: Saturday, Dec 17, 4:00 – 6:30 PM

WHERE: The home of one of our members in La Mesa (address provided when you RSVP)

Please bring a potluck appetizer or dessert to share.

RSVP now to join us, and join and share our Facebook event

While this event is not a fundraiser, we do encourage you to make a year-end contribution to support our work. Please consider donating here.

Questions? Email us.

Dec
20
Tue
SD350 Monthly Meeting
Dec 20 @ 6:45 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for the SanDiego350 December Membership meeting at the Seaside Center for Spiritual Living in Encinitas. 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 our events. If you’d like to carpool please use our carpool app. Email volunteer@sandiego350.org with any questions.

Jan
2
Mon
#NoDAPL at the Rose Parade (Pasadena)
Jan 2 @ 7:00 am – 1:00 pm

SanDiego350 is cosponsoring this event being organized by the Bernie Sanders Brigade, local Native American leaders and other organizations. We'll show up to support the water protectors at Standing Rock and bring our #NoDAPL and #KeepItInTheGround signs and banners. We can discuss carpooling once people RSVP. Here's an initial rundown for the day. More information is in the facebook event.

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  • Meetup at 7 AM at Singer Park: 250 W California Blvd, Pasadena, CA 91105, (corner of California Blvd & St. John Ave)
  • Rally 7:30am: Prayer, guest speakers, parade participants instructions and general information
  • Line up 8:20am: behind last float on Orange Grove Ave.
  • Start Marching: We will march immediately behind last float & tow trucks. (City and parade officials have been notified and we are working with them to make sure we have the space immediately at the end of the parade to exercise our first amendment right to express our message). Note that we are not an official participant of the parade. Organizers of this event have the experience organizing for this parade. It is extremely important that we be creative with our props and signs.
  • The parade route is 5.5 MILES: Wear comfortable shoes, bring a sweater (for the morning), sunscreen
  • Transportation: We will organize carpooling from San Diego if people want to go. If you go on your own, use public transportation if possible – take the Gold Line and get off on Filmore Station. Walk to California Blvd. and go west to Singer Park (St John Ave and California Blvd.). If you are driving we recommend parking near the end of the parade route and taking the Gold Line back to Filmore Station.
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