Events

Apr
22
Wed
Earth Day Virtual Climate Uprising
Apr 22 @ 12:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Today's the big day! Join us to watch the livestream below, on the event website, or on Twitch  /  Facebook  /  YouTube  /  Twitter.

Earth Day 2020 (Wednesday, April 22) marks the 50th anniversary of the world's first major environmental movement. Unfortunately, a sustainable future for us and our children has never been more threatened. 

This year, in order to ensure everyone is safe we will be organizing actions to take place virtually. We still need your passion and expertise in helping to create change for Climate Action!

The main virtual rally will be from 12-1pm with speakers including County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher, ICU nurse Shannon Cotton, high school and college leaders, and Bobby Wallace of the Barona Band of Mission Indians (Kumeyaay Nation). 

From 1pm to 6pm, a series of workshops and panels will explore the Covid-19 disaster, environmental justice (in Spanish), the Kumeyaay perspective on climate, high school and college climate activism, living sustainably, climate activism from home, the San Diego Green New Deal, and more.

Local artists, music, and yoga mindfulness between the workshops will keep the day lively and build community. A closing session at 6 pm will refocus the urgent need for climate action. The complete program is listed here.

On the first Earth Day in 1970, 20 million Americans demonstrated for a healthy, sustainable environment in massive coast-to-coast rallies. This led to creation of the EPA and passage of the Clean Air, Clean Water, and Endangered Species Acts. We need that type of people power again!

May
2
Sat
Orientation Chat- May 2nd
May 2 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm

Join us for a SanDiego350 “Orientation Chat”

Are you considering becoming a member (or do you know someone who is interested)? This is the perfect place for you! You can learn more about our approach to climate activism in a low-key, welcoming setting. Meet members, ask questions about how we are mobilizing the community through our policy work, outreach, education, and direct action.

We will talk about our many volunteer opportunities, our amazing teams, and the community that we are building to confront the Climate Crisis through collective action.

Our meetings will be held on the Zoom platform, so if you haven’t used zoom before please download the app onto your computer or phone now, and read more about how to use zoom. You are able to either videoconference in (with your camera on or off) or call in on your phone.

May
5
Tue
Orientation Chat- May 5th
May 5 @ 7:30 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for a SanDiego350 “Orientation Chat”
Are you considering becoming a member (or do you know someone who is interested)? This is the perfect place for you! You can learn more about our approach to climate activism in a low-key, welcoming setting. Meet members, ask questions about how we are mobilizing the community through our policy work, outreach, education, and direct action.

We will talk about our many volunteer opportunities, our amazing teams, and the community that we are building to confront the Climate Crisis through collective action.

Our meetings will be held on the Zoom platform, so if you haven’t used zoom before please download the app onto your computer or phone now, and read more about how to use zoom. You are able to either videoconference in (with your camera on or off) or call in on your phone.

May
19
Tue
Virtual Monthly Membership Meeting-May
May 19 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for the May Membership Meeting. Monthly meetings are a good way to learn about the organization and meet like-minded volunteers. New and long-time members are equally welcome!

Due to the coronavirus, we will be holding this meeting on Zoom, a video conferencing platform. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please download the app onto your computer or phone now, and read more about how to use the Zoom. You may videoconference in (with your camera on or off) or call in on your phone. We'll be online at 6:45 pm and we encourage people new to Zoom to join early to test their setup. Please also use your full name when joining along with your preferred pronouns.

SDG&E Franchise Agreement

Learn about the Gas and Electricity Franchise Agreement with the City of San Diego. This agreement is set to expire in January 2021 and we have the opportunity to get a better deal. Get a general overview of the Franchise Agreement, including responsible entities, its history, and what action you can take to make an impact.

News & Upcoming Events!

Stay after the presentation to help celebrate our graduating interns, get a recap of the successful Virtual Earth Day, and learn about the upcoming Climate Chats.

May
24
Sun
Shaping Transportation For a Better San Diego
May 24 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Join us to discuss the intersection between transportation and climate change.

With transportation being the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in San Diego, we can have a big impact on solutions by focusing on this area. We’ve learned quite a bit about quick change, and found we can reduce pollution, traffic and greenhouse gases. Together, we have an opportunity to shape transportation systems and practices in San Diego County. Please join us and learn how you can make a difference!

May
29
Fri
Garden Virtual Happy Hour with SanDiego350
May 29 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm

Are you interested in what you can do to combat Climate Change every day from home? Grab a drink and join in our fun discussions about composting, starting seeds, building beds, etc., and how you can get started. This is the perfect opportunity to socialize with your fellow community members and share some of the things you are doing at home. If you have your own garden, we would love for you to share! We know now is the time to connect with others and learn all the different ways you can make a difference from home.

Due to the coronavirus, we will be holding this meeting on Zoom, a videoconferencing platform. If you haven’t used zoom before, please download the app onto your computer or phone now, and read more about how to use zoom. You may videoconference in (with your camera on or off) or call in on your phone. Please also use your full name when joining along with your prefered pronouns.

 

Jun
7
Sun
Energy Agreements Workshop
Jun 7 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

At this workshop, we will focus on the Gas and Electricity Franchise Agreements with the City of San Diego. These agreements are set to expire in January 2021 and we have the opportunity to get a better deal on our clean energy future. This is essential for San Diego to achieve 100% renewable energy, to ensure a cooperative utility partner, and to have strong worker protections. Community Choice Energy was a success and this is the next action that needs to be taken to secure our climate action goals. We encourage you to join us and explore the many ways you can become involved in this campaign. 

Jun
16
Tue
Virtual Monthly Membership Meeting-June
Jun 16 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm

Join us for the June Membership Meeting. Monthly meetings are a good way to learn about the organization and meet like-minded volunteers. New and long-time members are equally welcome!

Due to the coronavirus, we will be holding this meeting on Zoom, a video conferencing platform. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please download the app onto your computer or phone now, and read more about how to use the Zoom. You may videoconference in (with your camera on or off) or call in on your phone.

We will be having a discussion on systemic racism and what we as climate activists must do to be agents of change. This will be followed by a presentation on the intersection of racial justice and climate justice and the state of our planet in this climate crisis.

We understand this is just a starting point for these discussions and invite you to join and share your ideas on how we can be better allies as we engage in climate action. We have our full statement and more direct ways to be involved here.

 

Jun
28
Sun
Legislation Training
Jun 28 @ 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. 

 

Jul
21
Tue
Monthly Membership Meeting – Just Recovery Panel
Jul 21 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm

Join us for the July Membership Meeting on Zoom (more details below). New and long-time members are equally welcome! 

This meeting will feature a panel of climate activists discussing Just Recovery, a social breakout session, and information on past and upcoming SD350 events.

Just Recovery Panel

We're excited to welcome panelists who work hard for environmental justice in our communities to discuss what Just Recovery is and what we can do as activists to make a push towards racial, social, and environmental justice.

Our panelists will discuss the key elements of a Just Recovery including:

  • How we can tackle climate and social justice issues simultaneously 
  • Opportunities and challenges arising from the COVID pandemic
  • How we can leverage this situation to make a positive impact
  • Hope for the future

After the panel, we will take questions from meeting attendees and we encourage your thoughts and feedback.

Featured Speakers:

Carolina Martinez – Climate Justice Campaign Director, Environmental Health Coalition

Carolina works together 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. For 8 years she worked with National City residents implementing a comprehensive community plan that phased out polluting industries out of a residential neighborhood and created an affordable housing project. Currently, she is advancing the equitable implementation of San Diego’s Climate Action Plan.

Sonja Robinson – Chair, Environmental, and Climate Justice Committee, NAACP San Diego Branch & NAACP North San Diego County

As Chair of ECJ, Sonja has lobbied countless efforts throughout San Diego County to bring substantial climate justice. She believes in building support across communities to meet our sustainability goals, including environmentally sustainable buildings, energy democracy, transportation, and an inclusive green workforce. She has an internet talk radio show, S.U.N (Sustainable Urban Network) addressing environmental justice on G.O.D.Radio1.com airs on Saturdays. She has been recognized for her work by San Diego County Democrats for Environmental Action Club, Indivisible Women of Color Roar, and an “Unsung Hero” award from Climate Action Campaign.

Dr. Amrah Salomón J -, Co-Founder of Rez Beats

Amrah Salomón J. is a writer, artist, activist, and educator of Mexican, Native American (Akimel O’odham and Tohono O'odham, descendant, not enrolled), and European ancestry. Amrah has a Ph.D. in Ethnic Studies from the University of California, San Diego, and is a UC Presidents Postdoc in English at UC Riverside. She is a co-founder of Rez Beats youth performance space and her academic and literary work has been published in the United States, U.K., and Mexico. She has over 15 years of experience in radical social justice collectives, actions, and projects; including consulting on anti-oppression, conflict mediation, transformative justice, and community organizing.

Rebecca Rojas – Board Member of SanDiego350

Rebecca has been a volunteer with SanDiego350 since 2013 and a board member with SanDiego350 since 2019. She's involved with the Member Engagement Team and focuses on work to increase justice, equity, diversity, and inclusivity within SanDiego350, including coordinating training for members. During the day, she works as a personal injury, maritime attorney.

Moderated by Maddie McMurray, Member Engagement and Public Policy team member of SanDiego350.

Due to the Coronavirus, we will be holding this meeting on Zoom, a video conferencing platform. If you haven’t used Zoom before, please download the app onto your computer or phone now, and read more about how to use the Zoom. You may videoconference in (with your camera on or off) or call in on your phone.