The Green Activist’s Calendar for March 2019

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in Ocean Beach, San Diego

March Events From the Ocean Beach Green Center

Ocean Beach Green Center, 4862 Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107

Dear friends of the Ocean Beach Green Center,

We are almost ready to reopen at our new location at  4862 Voltaire Street, which is right across the street from our old location. We are working on setting up our library this Saturday, March 2nd at 1:00  pm if anyone would like to help.  We will post our opening date sometime this month on our website:  Thanks for your patience and support.

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting March 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events.  More info   Contact:

March 8th Friday  6:30 pm Sierra Club film Night. “The Garden” 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego, CA 92111.
This film tells the story of a huge community garden in one of the country’s most blighted neighborhoods, South Central Los Angeles. Created as a form of healing after the L.A. riots of 1992 by mostly immigrant farmers from Latin America, this urban farm was destroyed, and the land sold to a wealthy developer by the L.A. City Council in a closed-door session. The farmers organized and fought back, to no avail. The Garden raises challenging questions for Americans about liberty, equality, and justice for the poorest and most vulnerable among us.
More info:  Jean Costa (619) 463-0721

March 9th Saturday.  10 am Possible action at the Federal Building with the Climate Mobilization Coalition.  Check link for updates.

March 9th Saturday   1 pm – 3 pm   San Diego Fixit Clinic Second Chance Beer Company, 15378 Ave of Science #222 San Diego 92128.  We have been all too accustomed to the throw away lifestyle. If something doesn’t work, throw it out and buy a new one. Because of this behavior our landfills are filling at a rapid rate and electronic waste has become the one of the largest pollution generators. So why not learn how to fix it?! Bring your broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, clothes, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance.  More info:

March 9th Saturday  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Hashtag to Headlines: the Gaza Great March of Return hosted by  Jewish Voice for Peace and others. First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front St. San Diego 92103.  An event featuring Ahmed Abu Artema, Palestinian writer, refugee, and peace activist from Rafah, Gaza, who will talk about his experience of being part of the Great March of Return, the future of nonviolent actions in Palestine, and his vision for a just and lasting peace. Moderated by Pedro Rios, American Friends Service Committee. Welcome and context by Jehad Abusalim, American Friends Service Committee.   More info:

March 10th Sunday 10:00 am – 1:00 pm  March for Black Women San Diego Hosted by March For Black Women SD and Black Lives Matter: San Diego.  Euclid & Logan, San Diego 92114.  *ATTENTION: Comrades/Co-conspirators/Allies/Non-Black POCS/MEN/Non-Binary folks.  San Diego, we are back at it again for our 2nd Annual March For Black Women. Black women (this is includes ALL black women, femmes, trans, queer, etc.) continuously show up for our community. It is time you all do the same! We demand respect and a seat at the table. ALL AGES ARE WELCOME!  More info:

March 10th Sunday 11am – 2 pm  The San Diego Really Really Free Market. Teralta Park, 40th St. and Orange Ave. City Heights.   A Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is a community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. Bring something or pick up something.  For more info email:

March 12th Tuesday 4 pm – 5:30 pm  Debate: Is it Time for America to Embrace Socialism? Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Theater on Campus of the University of San Diego,  3998 Alcala Park, San Diego 92110.  From the 2016 presidential campaign of Bernie Sanders, to the 2018 congressional campaign of Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, the idea of “democratic socialism” appears to have captured a large segment of the American imagination. But what exactly is democratic socialism? Would a socialist America be a more socially just America? Is socialism a viable form of economic organization for a complex and dynamic society? Join USD’s Center for Ethics, Economics, and Public Policy for a debate featuring Vivek Chibber, professor of sociology at New York University, and Michael Munger professor of political science at Duke University. Free.  More info:

March 13th Wednesday 5;30 pm -7:30 pm  Speak Up:  Learn Bicycle and Pedestrian Advocacy Skills hosted by BikeSD, Mission Hills/Hillcrest Public Library, Community Room, 215 W. Washington St. San Diego 92103.  Anyone interested in learning how to speak during comments at City Council and working in tandem with the BikeSD Advocacy Team please join us for our monthly advocacy trainings.  Our Advocacy Team influence decision making, resource allocation, and implementation of bicycle friendly projects and policies.  Make change happen.  More info:

March 14th Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Nobody Cares Until Things Stop Working: Climate Change & Insects Hosted by North County Climate Change Alliance. Vista Library,  700 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista 92084.  Please join us for this very informative talk by entomologist Dr. Michael Wall from the San Diego Natural History Museum. One study has estimated that the annual value of ecological services provided by insects in the United States to be at least $57 billion. That puts insects at about #54 on the Fortune 500, just above Disney, which generates around $55 billion annually on a global basis. This microscopic workforce is essential to healthy ecosystems, yet our understanding of climate change impact on insects is in its infancy. Dr. Michael Wall is Curator of Entomology at the San Diego Natural History Museum. He also currently serves as Vice President of Science and Conservation. Dr. Wall is passionate about collections-based research and regional exploration. His talk will cover some of the Museum’s regional climate change research and then delve into current research finding from around the globe regarding climate change and insects. More info:

March 16th Saturday 10 am – 4 pm Got Green? Grow…Eat…Live... Hosted by PlantDiego and Veg-Appeal. San Diego Botanic Garden 230 Quail Gardens Dr. Encinitas, 92024.  Gather ideas on how to live a more sustainable lifestyle with organic gardening tips, plant-based cooking demos, vegan food vendors, live entertainment and a Green Marketplace! Interested in learning more about how to live a plant-based lifestyle? Have you ever wondered how to reduce your carbon footprint, but don’t know where to start? Need tips on planting, growing and harvesting vegetables in your own yard, garden or patio?  More info:

March 20th Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8 pm The Most Dangerous Time, The Most Hopeful Time — A Treaty, an Arms Race, and a Nobel Peace Prize by Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice, Peace and Justice Theatre, University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park San Diego, CA 92107.  North Korea still hasn’t denuclearized, and nuclear arms control treaties are being shredded at a furious pace. Join us for a conversation with Rick Wayman, Deputy Director of the Nuclear Age Peace Foundation, who will discuss these dangers along with two important reasons for hope: the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons and the Nobel Peace Prize. More info:

March 21st Thursday 6 pm – 8 pm Solar for Homeowners 3980 Sherman St. Suite #170 San Diego, 92110.
Tailored to homeowners interested in going solar, this free workshop outlines the fundamentals of solar electricity and solar water heating. Learn how to reduce or eliminate your electric and gas bill with clean power and find reliable solar contractors in your area. 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 will help you feel confident when evaluating solar technology for your home .  More info:

March 24th Sunday 3:00 p.m. Hands-on workshop to build your own SoloBee Bungalow Shelter Event is a hands-on workshop where you make your own SoloBee Bungalow, the shelter that many non-stinging, native bees use to lay their eggs. You will craft a beautiful handmade gift for a friend, child or for yourself, while also learning about these gentle, non-stinging, super-pollinators that make our natural environment thrive while providing us with nuts, fruits and vegetables. No prior carpentry experience needed, everyone is invited. Register here and we will reply with address and ask which type of wood you want to use, salvaged or natural redwood.  More info:

March 25th Monday 6:30 pm – 8 pm An Empowered Community Working to Change Police Relations AB 953 – What does it do? What does it mean to you? Bayview Baptist Church, 6130 Benson Ave. San Diego, 92114.  Speakers: Lt. Jeffrey Jordon (Chief’s Office/Special Projects), Rev. Ben McBride (PICO California Co-Director and RIPA Board Member) More info:

March 26th Tuesday 2019 San Diego Climate Summit Hosted by Climate Science Alliance. Scripps Seaside Forum, La Jolla 8610 Kennel Way, San Diego 92101. The 2019 San Diego Climate Summit will feature local researchers and climate leaders sharing key insights from California’s 4th Climate Change Assessment and The San Diego Regional Report. The Summit will also include:
– Highlights of climate adaptation strategies being pursued by local entities
– A deep dive into sea level rise and coastal vulnerabilities in San Diego County with scientific demonstrations
– A climate messaging session for San Diego regional educators
– An evening reception to meet and mingle with climate leaders
More info:

March 27th Wednesday 11:30 am – 1:30 pm Smart Transportation for Sustainability by League of Women Voters, San Diego Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Drive, San Diego, CA 92101.  State government requires San Diego to cut its carbon emissions per person by 19 percent of 2005 levels by 2035. Reaching that goal will require people to drive fewer miles and instead use public transit. But our public transit system must be entirely re-imagined to accommodate the routes and riders this change would bring. Come hear region experts in transportation and climate share their vision for San Diego.  $35. More info:

March 30th Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm The Peoples Lot Village Buy and Barter Day 1764 National Ave. San Diego 92113.
Hosted by People over Profits. Engage in the experience of bartering while building community. Bring anything you’d like to exchange; who knows what you’ll find! (Cash works too BUT we encourage the barter system more) More info:

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