March Events from the Ocean Beach Green Center

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Here’s the calendar for March provided by the Ocean Beach Green Center. It includes events at the Green Center itself, plus events from around San Diego.

March Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

Ocean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107  619.225.1083

March 8th     Thursday     7:00 p.m.   Film Night  “A Plastic Ocean”

This 2016 documentary by Australian journalist, Craig Leeson, investigates the devastating impacts that plastic has caused to our environment, especially our marine life.  With an international team of scientists and researchers he travels to twenty locations around the world  to explore the fragile state of our oceans, uncovers alarming truths about plastic pollution and reveals working solutions that can be put into immediate use.  Discussion and resources will be available about what we can do locally after the film.   Free of Charge ; Trailer at:

March 10th     Saturday     10:00 a.m.     Shade Tree Brigade

Join Save Peninsula Trees if you would like to help green Ocean Beach and contribute to the city’s goal of meeting our Climate Action Plan. Meet at 10:00 am at the Ocean Beach Green Center, 4843 B Voltaire St. 92107 for coffee and bagels and a short briefing.  We will then go out into our neighborhoods, preselected areas for planting potential or, you may choose your own neighborhood in Ocean Beach if you prefer.  You will be provided  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.  For More info:  619-225-1083 or email

March Events NOT at the Ocean Beach Green Center

March 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st     Saturday at 10:00 a.m.    Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting   Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.     Contact:

March 3rd     Saturday     1:30 p.m. – 3:00 p.m.     Film:  “The Occupation of the American Mind”  Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Drive, 92130.  Hosted by the American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee (ADC) and  Jewish Voice for Peace, this film provides a sweeping analysis of Israel’s decades-long battle for the hearts, minds, and tax dollars of the American people — a battle that has only intensified over the past few years in the face of widening international condemnation of Israel’s increasingly right-wing policies.  More info:

March 3rd     Saturday     10:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.      Project Wildlife Baby Shower      Wildlife Care Center, Custer Street, 92110.  The baby shower helps us prepare for the influx of patients we see in the spring and summer!  It’s the only day of the year we open our doors to the public!  Enjoy arts & crafts, food, other organizations, our animal ambassadors, and a tour of our care center!!  More info:

March 4th     Sunday     1:00 p.m.   1st Sunday’s Climate Mobilization Rally   Federal Building, 880 Front Street, Downtown 92101.   Join the Climate Mobilization Coalition 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 Univ.  More info:; 858-457-0246;

March 5th     Monday     7 :00 p.m.     Greenpeace Campaign Action Night     Greenpeace Office, 3320 Kemper St. #206.  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 protest, 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:

March 6th     Tuesday     12:00 p.m. – 1:30 p.m.     Meet Tiffany Crutcher & Attorney Ben Crump   1728 39th Street, 92105.  The National Action Network and SURJ invite you to come meet the sister of nationally known police shooting victim Terence Crutcher, killed in Tulsa, Oklahoma in 2016 just before the shooting of Alfred Olango.  He was shot with his hands up on his car and unjustly killed by officer Betty Shelby.  Dr. Tiffany Crutcher became a rising voice in the fight for justice.  Civil rights Attorney Benjamin Crump was the Attorney for the families of:  Michael Brown, Trayvon Martin and more.  Join them for a free lunch at NAN’s House of Justice Auditorium and a conversation on how we continue pursuing police reform.

March 6th     Tuesday     11:30 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     Lunch & Learn with Bishop Jane Via  Friendship Hall of University Christian Church, 3900 Cleveland Avenue, 92103.  In honor of Women’s History Month, IWJSD (Interfaith Worker Justice of San Diego County) invites all to bring your own lunch and hear Roman Catholic Woman Bishop Jane Via share her story of faith and equity.  Free event, donations encouraged. More info:

March 9th     Friday     6:30 p.m.     Sierra Club film night  “Requiem for the American Dream”  8304 Clairemont Mesa Boulevard #101, 92111.  In this documentary interview, Noam Chomsky, professor of linguistics and longtime political analyst and activist, exposes with searing clarity the forces and policies behind the coordinated campaign to concentrate wealth and power in the hands of a select few.  Called “one of the best entry points to the discussion of inequality” by the Hollywood Reporter and “a provocative x-ray of current American realities” by Roger Ebert, Chomsky’s film, provides penetrating insight into the demise of democracy and erosion of opportunity that are likely to be the lasting hallmarks of our time.  More info:  Jean F Costa – 619-463-0721

March 11th    Sunday     11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.    Really Really Free Market     Teralta Park, 40th and Orange, City Heights.  Come for a chance to give and get cool stuff for absolutely free.  Simply bring the  things around the house you aren’t using anymore, put them in the “free pile,” and look around to see if there is anything you’d like to take yourself.

March 14th     Wednesday     5:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.     Surfrider San Diego Event Pueblo, 877 Hornblend Street, 92109.Join Surfrider Sand Diego for Happy Hour while they host an informal panel discussion about the findings from The Sixth International Marine Debris Conference, plus a screening of the movie, The Smog of the Sea, which details plastic pollution in the Sargasso Sea with marine scientist Marcus Erikson of 5 Gyres, musician Jack Johnson, and other activists and citizen scientists.  More info:

March 14th – March 17th     50th Anniversary My Lai Massacre Exhibit   World Beat Center, 2100 Park Blvd, 92101.  The 50th Anniversary of My Lai will be March 16th, and San Diego’s Hugh Thompson Memorial VFP Chapter 91, Chicago VFP Chapter 26 and San Diego Peace Resource Center invite you to observe, participate and reflect by visiting the My Lai Memorial Exhibit during its week in San Diego.  Interactive Display Open 2pm – 9pm.  Free of charge. More info:

March 21st     Wednesday     6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m.     Solar For Homeowners     9325 Sky Park Court, Suite 100 Discovery Room, 92123.  Experts from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will explain the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating, and share valuable consumer awareness tips that can help you feel more confident when evaluating solar technology for your home.

March 22nd     Thursday     6:00 p.m. – 7:30 p.m.     Electric Vehicle’s Role in Reducing Transportation Emissions – What Cities, Businesses and Communities Can Do Center for Sustainable Energy, 9325 Sky Park Court, Suite 100, 92123.  Join the Equinox Project and Plug-in SD for an educational panel event about Electric Vehicles’ role in reducing emissions and improving air quality. Learn where San Diego County currently stands, and how other cities are accelerating adoption, and what incentives and technical assistance programs are available to help you move the needle on EV adoption.  More info:

March 24th     Saturday     10:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.     March for Our Lives   Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Highway, 92101.  Hosted by Women’s March San Diego and San Diego Action United, joining the movement of kids and families marching in Washington D.C. that same day to demand that their lives and safety be a priority and that Congress take concrete steps to prevent mass shootings in our schools and society.  MarchForOurLives.COM San Diego Sister March

March 28th     Wednesday     6:45 p.m. – 8:45 p.m. Film Premier: “The Homeless Chorus Speaks”  1550 Market Street, 92101.  A documentary film about the members of Voices of Our City Choir, which was created for people experiencing homelessness in San Diego.  Directed & produced by Susan Polis Schutz, this documentary shows that homeless people are like you and me.  They dance, they sing, and have dreams and aspirations.  Life is tough on the streets, but hope has come in the form of a homeless chorus.  The film chronicles the efforts of two musicians, Nina Deering and Steph Johnson, who founded Voices of Our City Choir, with interviews of the members sharing their stories, their hopes& dreams, and their ideas about solutions to the homeless problem.  More info:

Save the Date!  Upcoming Events…..

  • April 14th    March for Science
  • April 20th    Ocean Beach Green Center  Book release by author Jim Miller of his new novel about climate change “Last Days in Ocean Beach”
  • April 22nd    Earth Day at Balboa Park
  • April 28th    Ocean Beach Green Center’s 29th Anniversary Celebration
  • April 28th    Climate Mobilization Rally in Ocean Beach

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