April Eco-Events for OB and San Diego from the Ocean Beach Green Center

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April Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

Ocean Beach Green Center
4843 B Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107
oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com  619.225.1083

April 12th     Thursday     7:00 p.m.   Film Night  “Black Snake Killaz:  A#NoDAPL Story”

This 2017 documentary by Unicorn Riot, an educational 501(c)(3) media organization, is about the resistance to the Dakota Access Pipeline.  This film explores actions taken by water protectors at Standing Rock to stop the construction of the oil pipeline and highlights actions taken by law enforcement, military, and corporate mercenaries to quell the months-long protest.  Although the Dakota Access Pipeline is completed, the impact of the movement will be long-lasting. As fossil fuel extraction projects continue to impact some of the most vulnerable communities throughout the United States of America, the importance of the water protectors story grows. Trailer:  https://vimeo.com/243709140

April 20th     Friday     7:00 p.m.     Book Release:  “Last Days in Ocean Beach”.

The Ocean Beach Green Center is honored to host Jim Miller, author, teacher and activist. He will read from his new novel that deals with climate change that is based in our community of Ocean Beach. Famous environmentalist, Bill McKibben writes “Jim Miller manages to find real warmth in the cold light cast by our apocalyptic moment; this is a rare instance of actually dealing with, instead of attempting to “fix” the cascade of emotions and ideas that naturally come from the immensity of the challenges around us. More info: oceanbeachgreencenter.org,  610-225-1083

April 28th     Saturday     2:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.     Ocean Beach Green Center’s 29th Anniversary Celebration

Come help us celebrate Earth Day and  29 years of environmental, peace, and social justice activism.  Great Local Live Music, Speakers, Refreshments, Raffle Prizes from Local Businesses, good conversation, and smiles.    A Great Community Event!  All are Welcome!  More info:  oceanbeachgreencenter.org

April Events NOT at the Ocean Beach Green Center

April 7th, 21st,     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: oceanbeachgreencenter@gmail.com

April 5th Thursday 6:30 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.  San Diego350 presents Climate Chat– California’s Clean Energy Future Threatened First Unitarian Universalist church of San Diego, 4190 Front St. (Hillcrest) San Diego, CA 92103 California faces major changes to its electricity grid and electricity markets over the next decade. To achieve a clean energy future the state needs good policies that will protect its environmental leadership and renewable energy standards. Tyson Siegele, electricity grid policy lead for SanDiego350, will present two possible scenarios for California’s energy future: local clean energy or multi-state mystery energy. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/178582072923141/

April 6th Friday 5:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Budget 102:  Our City Budget hosted by Climate Action Plan 4305 University Ave, Suite 640 San Diego 92105 Learn about where the money for our city budget comes from, who benefits and who loses in budget decisions, and how you can advocate for your community’s needs. This is the second part to the Community Budget Alliance’s Budget 101. But don’t worry, if you missed the first part, we’ll start off with a recap! The event is free but we ask you to please RSVP. Food will be provided at 5:30 p.m. and the program starts at 6:00 p.m.  More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/202548033666221/

April 6th Friday 7:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m.  Surfrider presents the film STRAWS  Bird’s Surf Shed  1091 West Morena Blvd.  San Diego 92110 Join Surfrider for this 32 minute documentary, a group panel discussion on ocean advocacy and how to stop sucking, the live 4 piece band: The Altruists, beer from Pure Brewing, yerba matte from Yachak AND MORE!

About the Surfrider Foundation Programs:  The Rise Above Plastics program reduces the impacts of plastic in the marine environment by raising awareness about the dangers of plastic pollution and by advocating for a reduction of single-use plastics and the recycling of all plastics. The Ocean Friendly Restaurant program increased awareness, drives change in behavior and ultimately creates scalable impact to reduce plastic waste.  One restaurant, one customer at a time.  More info: https://sandiego.surfrider.org/events/

April 8th Sunday 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  South Bay Earth Day Go Green, Go Clean, Go Bike Chula Vista Bayside Park, 999Bayside Parkway, Chula Vista 91910 Enjoy local craft beers, food, art, and music!  Join us for the South County’s largest Earth Day celebration! Enjoy fun activities and a showcase of products and services to help you reduce your impact on the environment, save money and live greener and healthier. Celebrate your love for the planet and be inspired and empowered to help its natural resources. You are encouraged to ride your human-powered vehicle (your bike!) to lessen your carbon footprint – we’ll even provide a monitored bike parking corral. More info http://www.chulavistaca.gov/Home/Components/Calendar/Event/7942/2854?curm=4&cury=2017

April, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. 7:00 p.m.   Greenpeace San Diego’s Campaign Action Night 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:  https://www.facebook.com/events/160741614680772/

April 11th Wednesday 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m.  San Diego Green Building Council presents Lunch & Learn: Latest Advancements in Solar and Energy Storage BNIM 797 J St. San Diego CA, 92101 Join Sullivan Solar Power’s nationally-certified energy practitioners and San Diego Padres’ Facilities Services Director for an electrifying conversation on solar energy and battery integration for residential and commercial applications. Presenters will discuss the fundamentals of solar energy, recent and upcoming policy changes, advancements in energy storage and current incentives. This lunch and learn will also highlight the largest solar power system in Major League Baseball at Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. The system utilizes 716 high-efficiency, 470-watt Sunpower solar modules, and will produce over 12 million kilowatt hours over the next 25 years. It is the highest profile solar project on a San Diego facility since the city’s commitment to 100 percent renewable energy by 2035.  More info:  http://www.usgbc-sd.org/event-2847480

April 12th Thursday  630 to 800  Climate Action Campaign’s annual NightCAP Awards Celebration! Fair at 44, 4350 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego 92105 Every year, we honor the individuals, public institutions, and businesses that are 100% committed to a 100% clean energy future. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/events/1787045548264454/

April 12th Thursday  6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.  SURJ (Showing up for Racial Justice) Film Night:  The Color of Fear, College – Rolando Library 6600 Montezuma Rd. San Diego 92115 We will be showing the powerful movie “The Color of Fear” at this month’s SURJ meeting. Please invite friends and family to this important movie about confronting issues about race and white supremacy. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0484384/?ref_=nv_sr_4. All are welcome, particularly first-timers. https://www.facebook.com/events/1777623225634662/

April 13th     Friday     6:30 p.m.   Sierra Club film night  ” Shore Stories (2018): 30 Minutes 8304 Clairemont  Mesa Boulevard #101, 92111.  As the current administration announces plans to open nearly all U.S. waters to dirty and dangerous offshore drilling, threatening coastal communities that rely on clean and healthy oceans, people across the country are voicing their opposition, loud and clear. Short Stories is a series of six films that highlight the grassroots resistance taking place across the U.S., as well as stories from past oil and gas exploration – including the BP Deepwater Horizon disaster.  The Trump Administration’s plans to expand offshore drilling in the Atlantic, Pacific, and Arctic oceans, as well as the Gulf of Mexico, are a clear example of politics over people. After the films we will discuss this latest attack on our planet and how we can get involved in our people’s attempt to stop it.  We have invited folks from local environmental organizations to help lead the discussion.  Join us to stand together to protect our coasts and learn how we can keep up the fight to say NO to offshore drilling More info:  Jean Costa 619-463-0721  jcosta@sierraclubsandiego.org

April 14th Saturday    10:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. March for Science  Waterfront Park, 1600 Pacific Hwy, San Diego 92101 March For Science – San Diego is for anyone who is excited by science. We are more than just scientists and engineers – we are hobbyists, students, teachers, enthusiasts, and people like you. We are organizing a family-friendly, non-partisan, educational event to raise awareness of the contributions of science to society, and the importance of supportive public policy. We will be standing for our community, health, economy and our region’s future, while demonstrating San Diego’s leadership in science among nearly 500 Marches For Science across America and around the world. More info:  https://www.facebook.com/SDMarchforScience/

April 15th Sunday  8:30 a.m. to noon  The Walk Against Hate & Diversity Expo Ingram Plaza/NTC Park at Liberty Station
The WALK Against Hate & Diversity Expo began in 2010 at ADL Philadelphia, and has grown to include Las Vegas, and now San Diego, as a way to bring the community together to promote diversity. Hundreds of students, educators, parents, business leaders and community members will walk with one another to celebrate the values of respect and inclusivity that have become the backbone of America’s Finest City, San Diego. The Diversity Expo will feature local San Diego organizations highlighting the diverse tapestry of San Diego, sharing their work in the community with attendees. Additionally, we will be awarding over 50 local schools with their banners designating them as “No Place for Hate”.  More info:    https://www.adl.org/sdwalk

April 16th Monday 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. Interfaith Worker Justice of San Diego presents Lunch & Learn with Imam Taha Hassane,  3900 Cleveland Ave. San Diego 92103, Imam Taha Hassane currently serves as the imam of the Islamic Center of San Diego. Imam Taha will address some misconceptions about Islam and how everyone can combat islamophobia.  More info:

Thurs. April 19, 7:00 p. m. Book  Premier Ocean Beach Where Land and Water Meet, By Kathy Blavatt, Ocean Beach Historical Society, Water’s Edge Faith Community, 1984 Sunset Cliffs Blvd., Ocean Beach. The author will talk about how water defines Ocean Beach by its unique location where the Pacific Ocean meets the mouth of the San Diego River, alongside Mission Bay (False Bay), which connected to marsh tidal areas. She will talk about the history and fabric of our unique ocean community, made up of an assortment of characters, and spirited generations of individuals, who have left their loving mark through their homes, gardens, businesses, stories, achievements, and community activities. All of this with beautiful rarely seen photos! The Green Store, now called the Ocean Beach Green center has a page! More info:  https://obhistory.wordpress.com/

April 19th Thursday 5:00 p.m.  Volunteer Training for being a Zero Waste volunteer at EarthFair 2018 San Diego Central Library 330 Park (2nd floor Teen Space) San Diego 92101 This will be our tenth year for the San Diego Earth Fair to set a goal to become a Zero Waste Event. We would like you to be a part of it!  More info: http://zerowastesandiego.org/event/zero-wasting-earth-fair-2018/

April 19th Thursday 3:30 PM  through  5:00 PM    The State of Environmental Justice:  A conversation with Mustafa Sanitago Ali Jacobs Center 404 Euclid Ave.  Chollas Room,  2nd Floor San Diego 92114 Join the Environmental Health Coalition for a conversation with Mustafa Santiago Ali on the state of environmental justice and the importance of local organizing and policy advocacy to build power for lasting change. Ali is Senior Vice President of the Hip Hop Caucus, a national organization linking culture and policy to make our movements bigger, more diverse and more powerful. Ali joined the Hip Hop Caucus after working 24 years at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, where he most recently served as Senior Advisor for Environmental Justice and Community Revitalization. The conversation will immediately precede Environmental Health Coalition’s Annual Awards Celebration, United to Vote, where  Ali will recieve the Environmental Justice Champion Award. https://www.facebook.com/events/819782888206093 for ticket info.  Phone: 619-474-0220  ext. 124 Email: zarais@environmentalhealth.org More info:  http://energycenter.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&ccse-menu=none&id=2798

April 21st Saturday Vote! Human Banner Ocean Beach. Join us in the creation of a 100 foot high human Vote banner on the sands of Ocean Beach.  Last year we successfully created 2 human banners, RESIST and IMPEACH,  Receive updates before, during and after the event by texting obvote to 345345 More info:. https://www.facebook.com/events/1469297076514979/

April 21st Saturday 1:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Reunion of Science and Religion. Earth Day Weekend Celebration with International Environmental Leaders First  UU church of San Diego 4190 Front St. San Diego 92103   Dialogue with a process theologian , Dr. John B. Cobb Jr. and a climate scientist, Dr. Ramanathan.  Sharing of Stories, Call to Action, Dinner and Dancing  More info:  http://www. churchforourcommonhome.com/

April 22nd   Sunday   10:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.  EarthFair 2018    Balboa Park   Join San Diego EarthWorks in their 29th Annual Environmental Fair! The world’s largest free annual environmental fair and Earth Day Celebration produced by volunteers!  More info  www.earthdayweb.org

April 26th Thursday 6:00 PM  –  8:30 PM Solar for Homeowners  9325 Sky Park Court Suite 100 Discovery Room San Diego 92123 Tailored to homeowners interested in going solar, this free workshop will outline the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating for residential customers. Learn how to reduce or eliminate your electric and gas bill with clean power and find credible solar contractors in your area. more info:  http://energycenter. org/civicrm/event/info?reset= 1&ccse-menu=pv-homeowner&id= 2791

April 28th Saturday 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.  Surfrider’s Surf n’ Social Series.  The Harp, 4935 Newport Ave. Ocean Beach 92107 Join Surfrider for our April surf n’ social series! We’ll be down in Ocean Beach at the Harp from 3-7pm, enjoying live bluegrass music, running an awesome raffle and fundraising for the Surfrider Foundation San Diego Chapter! The venue is family friendly until 7pm and will be serving food and drink.  More info:  https://sandiego. surfrider.org/events/

Save the Date!  Upcoming Events…..

May 1st Is May Day. Several events planned.




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