The Green Activist Calendar for May 2019 – From the OB Green Center

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in Ocean Beach, San Diego

May 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,

May 11th Saturday 2 pm – 7 pm Please come celebrate are Grand Opening at our New location 4862 Voltaire Street in OB at Jim Bell’s place (Right across from our old location).  Celebrating 30 years of Environmental, Peace & Social Justice Activism,  we will have live music, yummy refreshments, raffle prizes and so much more.

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting May 4th,  11th, 18th, 25th. Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. More info   Check back on FB for upcoming action with the Extinction Rebellion on May 24th.

May 1st. Wednesday  3:30 pm – 8 pm May Day: Workers United March! San Diego & Imperial Counties Labor Council 701 B St. #110 San Diego 92101 ATTN: All workers across San Diego County! May 1st is truly a day for workers and by workers. Come out & show the power of Working People Standing Together! More info:

May 1st  Wednesday 5 pm San Diego May Day March Hosted by Unión del Barrio The march will begin at 5 pm at the Sempra Energy Building on 488 8th Avenue, San Diego, CA (Downtown SD) and will be ending at Chicano Park, CA. Please wear Red in solidarity with all workers.  More info:

May 1st Wednesday 5 pm – 7 pm  May 1st International Workers Day hosted by People over Profits Sempra Energy Building  on 488 8th  Ave. San Diego 92101 MAY 1st is International Workers Day and PEOPLE OVER PROFITS-SD will be standing in solidarity with all workers. Please join us as we re-direct our Wednesday meeting to down town San Diego for a MAY DAY Workers Day March

May 1st Wednesday 6 pm- 8 pm Clean Elections Campaign Meeting   First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103,   More info: visit

May 4th Saturday 7:30 am – 11 am Walk for Animals NTC Park at Liberty Station 2455 Cushing Road San Diego, CA 92106 Help Create a More Humane San Diego for companion animals and wildlife in need! Whether it’s providing an animal with a temporary home to heal, helping a family adopt a new pet or rescuing animals from emergency situations, your participation in the Walk for Animals helps make lifesaving work possible. More info:

May 4th Saturday 1 pm – 3 pm  Mission Bay Wetlands: C3 Advocacy Event. Mission Bay High School Library, 2475 Grand Ave, San Diego CA 92109 Citizens Coordinate for Century (C3) is leading an advocacy effort around planning the future of Mission Bay Park, specific to the ReWild Mission Bay project. This event will continue the conversation on what is missing in the ReWild plans for Mission Bay Park, and how these plans can better serve our communities and our wildlife. Visit for more details.  Join this design and planning meeting to share your voice!  More info:

May 4th  Saturday 10 am to 12 pm Using Rainwater & Greywater· Hosted by Water Conservation Garden 12122 Cuyamaca College Dr W, El Cajon, California 92019. Brook Sarson of CatchingH2O/H2OME helps you maximize water conservation in your garden using simple, integrated rainwater and greywater techniques. Class made possible by Integrated Regional Water Management. FREE to all who attend, registration is required More info:

May 4th Saturday 10 am – 1 pm Rally for Science Hosted by San Diego For Science Waterfront Park 1600 Pacific Hwy. San Diego 92101. Our primary goal is to encourage face-to-face conversations between scientists and the public. Building trust is a prerequisite for our second goal: Public policy that both supports and is supported by science. More info:

May 5th Sunday 10 am – 12 pm Family Farm Day Series Hosted by Wild Willow Farm & Education Center. 2250 Sunset Avenue, San Diego 92154. There is no better way to connect as a family than to be out in nature and doing projects together. Jac Kellner will have engaging activities that ignite creativity and nurture relationships with each other and nature. Ages kindergarten and up, but best for k-5th. Bring a picnic to enjoy on the farm afterward!  More info:

May 8th Wednesday 3 PM – 8 PM No Housing, No Choice! Speak-Out, Singalong, Lights· Hosted by San Diego Housing Emergency Alliance. Newport Ave. & Abbott St. Ocean Beach 92107 Hear the true stories of people forced to use their vehicles for shelter. WE ARE NOT CRIMINALS. Rather, we are people with disabilities and seniors on fixed income, and low income families — all victims of San Diego’s skyrocketing rents. We don’t need a new Vehicle Habitation Ordinance. Instead, we need to create permanent, low-income housing opportunities. Please Join Us! 5 pm Speak-Out, 6 pm Singalong, 7 pm Light Brigade and Drum Circle. PARKING IS TIGHT: Please Meet at Robb Field, 2525 Bacon Street, between 3-4:30 pm to Shuttle to the Event. Return Shuttle from 6:30-8:15 pm  More info:

May 8th Wednesday  03:00 PM Budget Advocacy and Public Speaking 101 hosted by Circulate San Diego and Childhood Obesity Initiative Access, Inc. 2612 Daniel Avenue, San Diego 92111. Learn about the City of San Diego’s budget process, discuss Vision Zero and other priorities, and learn how to have your voice heard! This meeting is tailored to support community members and organizations that want more funding for street safety in the budget and will feature presentations from community residents and our partners on the budget process, how to speak at a budget hearing, examples of local efforts, and more!  More info:

Wednesday, May 8, 2019 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Advocacy Training – Regional Conservation Planning and the California Environmental Quality Act (Part 1) 4010 Morena Blvd, Suite 100, San Diego CA 92117. This Advocacy training will focus on regional land use planning and the structure of the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and will be led by Bob Leiter (member of Stay Cool for Grandkids and former City of Chula Vista Director of Planning and Building and SANDAG Director of Land Use and Transportation Planning), and Michelle Everitt (San Diego Audubon Conservation Committee member and environmental consultant).  More info:  Andrew Meyer

MAY 9TH Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Madagascar: Africa’s Ghost Island by North County Climate Change Alliance Vista Library 700 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista 92084. Bill Toone from ECOLIFE Conservation will share with us a story that encompasses 4 years of work on the Masoala Peninsula in northeastern Madagascar. The story starts with a 100+ mile bio-transect through undisturbed rainforest and carries through living in a tiny village where tragedy and a four-year-old boy forever changed how Bill would implement conservation programs. ECOLIFE Conservation and win-win conservation programs that address core issues was the product of this epiphany. More info:

May 10th Friday 6:30 pm  Sierra Club film night:  How Hot is it Going to Get?  8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego, CA 92111 This film is a new feature-length global warming documentary that asks a simple question and reveals both the Fahrenheit answer to the question and how young voters can change the answer.  The film lays bare the chief hurdles in getting global warming recognized as fact and achieving real policy change in the U.S. to ensure a livable Earth for current and future generations.  Included are interviews with Millennial-generation voters, political experts and climate scientists who give lucid analysis of the clear and present challenge to prevent a Soylent Green-like future on Earth.  More info  Jean Costa

May 11th Saturday 9 am – 5:30 pm  Equity in Action: Advancing Change Together hosted by ACLU San Diego & Imperial Counties. Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice University of San Diego, 5998 Alcala Park, San Diego 92110. Join us for a day filled with inspiring plenaries and workshops that will deepen your knowledge of social justice issues affecting our communities, sharpen your leadership and advocacy skills, and connect you with other determined activists to advance change together. Keynote Speaker:  CeCe McDonald, LGBTQ+Advocate and Hate Crime Survivor. More info:

May 11th  Saturday 10 am – 3 pm  Day at the Farm open house at Farm Animal Refuge. 33233 Shockey Truck Trail, Campo 91906  More info:

May 11th Saturday 1 pm – 4 pm Nurturing the Activist’s Spirit hosted by SanDiego 350. Palomar Unitarian Universalist Fellowhip, 1600 Buena Vista Dr. Vista 92081. The work of social activism, including ecological devastation, is overwhelming. Join other activists in a workshop that will cultivate a sense of active hope and renewal to sustain this work. The workshop is based on The Work that Reconnects by Joanna Macy.

May 11th 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:

May 15th Wednesday 8:30 pm – 10:30 pm Film screening GAZA (2019) hosted by Students for Justice in Palestine – UC San Diego Price Center Theater, Gilman Dr. San Diego 92037. GAZA brings us into a unique place beyond the reach of television news reports to reveal a world rich with eloquent and resilient characters, offering us a cinematic and enriching portrait of a people attempting to lead meaningful lives against the rubble of perennial conflict. Official Selection at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival. More info:

May 15, 2019 at 5:30 pm – 8 pm SD Living Building Challenge Collaborative (SD-LBCC) Relaunch Miller Hull 4980 N Harbor Dr Suite 100 San Diego, CA 92106. Looking for inspiration and what’s on the cutting edge of sustainability? Join us on May 15th for a re-launch of our San Diego Living Building Challenge Collaborative (SD-LBCC)! We’ll be presenting our collaborative plan and calendar for 2019; along with a sign-up to join our community of volunteers. We’ll also host a panel discussion with collaborative leadership and San Diego community members that attended the Living Future ’19 unConference, including a discussion about key takeaways and inspiration from the conference. Register at:

May 16th  Thursday  29th Annual SANDAG Bike to Work Day.  Register for Bike to Work Day and join thousands of commuters as we GO by BIKE on the morning of May 16. When you register for Bike to Work Day, you can pick up a free t-shirt* at one of 100 pit stops throughout San Diego County from 6 to 9 a.m.  More info:

May 16th 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:

May 18th Saturday  10 am – 12 pm Hands Across the Sand Moonlight Beach Encinitas, Our efforts, as citizens and communities, have snowballed into a powerful resistance to the Federal plan to drill for oil off our coast. Stand with us on May 18th at Moonlight Beach for a celebration of our beaches and our campaign’s success, and to send a strong message to the Department of Interior that we demand an end to the attack on our coast.  More info:

MAY 21st Tuesday 6 pm – 7 pm Saving Heirloom Seeds· Hosted by Ocean Beach Library and Mongol Tribe
Ocean Beach Library 4801 Santa Monica Ave, San Diego, California 92107. The Ocean Beach Seed Library presents our first workshop on Seed Saving! Join us as Nathan Lou, Executive Director of the Mongol Tribe, guides us through the history of heirloom seeds and their conservation. Heirloom seeds are a rich cultural heritage that our ancestors have bestowed upon us. Learning to cultivate and preserve these seeds is an empowering opportunity to connect with our health and wellness. You will learn what heirloom seeds are, why they are important, where to find them and which ones are easy to save. More info:

May 22nd. Wednesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 p.m. San Diego 350 Movie night: Paris to Pittsburgh, First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front St. San Diego 92103. From coastal cities to America’s heartland, the new movie “Paris to Pittsburgh” celebrates how Americans are demanding and developing real solutions in the face of climate change. As the weather grows more deadly and destructive, they aren’t waiting on Washington to act.  More info:

May 24th Friday 8 am – 10 pm Global Climate Strike For Future Where: Earth

Check back for local events or sign up to create your own

May 25th Saturday 9 am– 7:30 pm Earth Summit Hosted by Citizens Oversight Projects.  Balboa Park Club Ballroom, 2144 Pan American Road West, San Diego 92101. This year’s topic is Green New Deal: Pros, Cons, and What is Missing.  The challenge of Earth Summit is to bring together minds to develop a comprehension of the issues before us and the context within which they exist. Then we create a set of criteria to inform our support of leaders and legislation with a nonpartisan basis. The result of each Earth Summit should be a set of statements to the public regarding the support or opposition to each issue and how each might be advanced. More info:

MAY 29th Wednesday  6:30 pm – 8:45 pm Food and Soil and Global Warming Climate Chat First Unitarian Universalist Church of San Diego, 4190 Front St. San Diego 92103. The SD350 Food and Soil Committee will talk about how the food we eat, the food we waste and how we grow our food contribute to or reduce global warming. They will address the problems with our food system and how each of us can lower our carbon footprint.  More info:

May 30th Thursday 7 pm – 8:30 pm Peace Cafe Premiere! Peace Resource Center 3850 Westgate Pl, BLDG 100, San Diego 92105, The Peace Resource Center kicks off its new meet-up of Peace Café…a monthly gathering to talk peaceful alternatives to current problems, aggressions, conflict and violent systems. Our Kick-off Premiere looks at “Engaging Civility in these Trying Times” Light refreshments served – plant-based of course! Look for Peace Café on Meet-up!! Contact :

Please check out Jewish Voice for Peace in San Diego for upcoming events and for their support of the Chabad of Poway and the Escondido Mosque. Their work is part of a broader struggle and commitment to end racism, anti-Jewish, anti-Muslim, and anti-Arab bigotry, and all forms of oppression. More info:


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