The Green Calendar for January 2018

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in Ocean Beach

The following green calendar for January is from our friends at the Ocean Beach Green Center, who compile a monthly listing of events, movies etc at their Center or elsewhere in OB and San Diego.

The Ocean Beach Green Center is located at 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach CA 92107,  619.225.1083. Here is their webpage.

January Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

January 11th Thursday 7:00 p.m.  Film Night  “The Future of Energy”

Featuring some of America’s top energy specialists and ecological visionaries this powerful 2016 documentary captures the movement across the United States to transition to renewable energy and what everyday people are doing to help foster that shift.  It’s a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about the countless individuals and communities that are re-imagining their relationships with the planet and with each other. Watch trailer at  Free of charge

January 13th Saturday    10:00 a.m.   Shade Tree Brigade   

Join Save Peninsula Trees and help green Ocean Beach and contribute to the city’s goal of meeting our Climate Action Plan. We start at the Ocean Beach Green Center for coffee and bagels and a short briefing, then go out into our neighborhoods with information and materials to give to our neighbors about the good news that they can get free trees and free plantings from the city, just by agreeing to water them until they are established. More Info: . or 619=225=1083

January Events NOT at the Ocean Beach Green Center

Saturdays at 10:00 a.m. Jan 13th, Jan 20th, Jan 27th. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meetings   

Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street – Second Floor.    Contact: oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail. com

January 6th Saturday 12:00 p.m.   1st Saturdays – Help the Homeless 

339 W A St. San Diego 92101 Facebook.

January 6th Saturday Wild Willow Farm and Education Center

starts it’s Farming 101 Introduction to Small-scale Regenerative Farming  6 week course 2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego 92154  More info :

January 7th Sunday 1:00 p.m. 1st Sunday’s Climate Mobilization Rallies, 

Federal Building, 880 Front Street, Downtown San Diego 92101  These events allow citizens to take to the streets to protest Fossil Fuels and demand a new U.S. energy system based on Wind, Water and Solar energy as researched and computer modeled by Engineering Professor Mark Jacobson and his colleagues at Stanford University More info:,  858-457-0246, facebook for SD Climate Mobilization

January 8th Monday 7:00 p.m. Campaign Action Night  Greenpeace San Diego 

3320 Kemper St. #206 San Diego 92110 Get together and meet like-minded members of your community who are trying to make San Diego a greener and more peaceful place. Whether we’re organizing protests, feeding the homeless, hosting beach cleanups, or attending town council meetings, it is decided by us as a community. Come have your voice heard! More info at their facebook .

January 12th Friday 6:30 pm  Sierra Club’s film night 

“The United States of ALEC: A Follow Up ”  8304 Clairmont Mesa Boulevard #101, 92111. Bill Moyers hosts this exposé of the American Legislative Exchange Council, a secretive organization whose members are state legislators, corporate representatives, and corporate lawyers and lobbying firms, but which claims to be a non-profit organization and a “non-partisan public-private partnership” whose mission is “educational”. They have met in cities across the country (including San Diego) to craft bills which are then introduced into state legislatures: bills to block climate change and renewable energy laws, to make it harder to vote, to privatize education, to do away with collective bargaining and living wage laws. Their ultimate goal is to shrink the role of government so that the private for-profit sector runs the country, and nothing remains of the public sector. Is this what “democracy” looks like?  Free More info:  Jean Costa 619-463-0721,

January 14th Sunday 2:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m. Film “Knowledge Is the Beginning” 

Sponsored by Jewish Voice for Peace San Diego and American Arab Anti Discrimination Committee San Diego . First Unitarian Universalist Church, Common Room, 4190 Front Street, San Diego This film shows how Daniel Barenboim established the West-Eastern Divan Orchestra with the late Palestinian writer, Edward Said, to bring together young musicians from across the political divide in the Middle East.  Their goal:  a better future.  Small group discussions during  intermission will invite viewers to open new channels of communication between Jews and Arabs. Free. More information:  858-459-0717

January 19th Friday 6:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. Legendary Anti-racism Activist Jane Elliot 

presented by NAN- National Action Network, Lemon Grove Community Church “The Lagoon”, 3122 Main St. Lemon Grove 91945, In response to the assassination of Martin Luther King, Jr. Jane Elliott devised the controversial and startling, “Blue Eyes/Brown Eyes” exercise. This, now famous, exercise labels participants as inferior or superior based solely upon the color of their eyes and exposes them to the experience of being a minority. Everyone who is exposed to Jane Elliott’s work, be it through a lecture, workshop, or video, is dramatically affected by it. $15. More info at the event facebook

January 20th Saturday 10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  2nd Annual Women’s March – Hear our Vote San Diego.

This march will engage and empower voters to support women’s rights, human rights, social and environmental justice, and to encourage participation in 2018 midterm elections. There is no true peace, freedom, or inclusion without equity for all. Our march will represent voices of resistance aligned with our Unity Principles – ending violence, reproductive rights, LGBTQIA rights, workers’ rights, civil rights, disability rights, immigrant rights, Indigenous people’s rights and environmental justice. More info at their website ; :

January 20th Saturday 1:30 p.m. ReInhabiting the Village with Local Earth 

10622 W Lilac Rd, Valley Center, CA 92082-4913, Join Local Earth for their kickoff celebration & donation campaign! They are a community of friends and family coming together to honor the web of life and inspire one another to live in healthy and harmonious ways with nature. Their team is designing and building a Living Cluster for 12 people on 11 acres of land, that will serve as a research, education and demonstration site for ecologically regenerative systems and holistic solutions.  More info at their facebook

January 31st.  Wednesday 6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.  Building Trust Partnership Handbook and Website Launch Event

Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Peace & Justice Theatre University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park San Diego 92110 These resources, informed by more than 80 conversations with religious leaders, police, and community members across San Diego County, will support religious leaders as they work to strengthen relationships and build trust between communities and police. More info at their website ;

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