Green Calendar for June 2019

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in Ocean Beach, San Diego

June Events From the Ocean Beach Green Center

Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

June 4th Tuesday 1 pm Our Children’s Trust hearing. Our Children’s Trust lawsuit will be livestreamed from the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals’ YouTube channel. We will be hosting a community viewing at the Ocean Beach Green Center, 4862 Voltaire St. Ocean Beach 92107 For more information please email us at  For more information on this historic lawsuit go to and

June 13th Thursday 7 pm  Film Night ” The Soloist” This 2009 British-American drama film is based on the true story of Nathaniel Ayers, a musician who developed schizophrenia and became homeless. The screenplay by Susannah Grant is based on the book, The Soloist by Steve Lopez, a Los Angeles Times columnist who discovers Ayers and writes about him in the newspaper.  Starring Jamie Foxx and Robert Downey Jr.  People are welcome to stay afterwards and discuss our concerns about our own growing homeless population and solutions.

Events not at the Ocean Beach Green Center

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting. June 8th, 15th, 22nd, 29th Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. More info

June 4th Tuesday 6 pm -7:30 pm City of San Diego Community Choice Workshop Logan Heights Library, 567 S. 28th Street, San Diego, 92113. Support 100% renewable energy! The City of San Diego is hosting a Community Choice Energy stakeholder meeting to provide information on the status of the CCE program and to solicit input from stakeholders on what is important to include in a CCA program. This is an important opportunity to provide input to city staff and to promote a progressive Community Choice program in San Diego.  More info contact San Diego 350

June 4th Tuesday 6 pm – 8 pm  ReWild Mission Bay at the Mission Bay Park Committee· Hosted by ReWild Mission Bay and San Diego Audubon Society  Santa Clara Point Recreation Center, 1008 San Clara Place, San Diego 92109 The Wildest option for ReWild Mission Bay will result in cleaner water, more habitat for native plants and animals, restore public access to our public shoreline, and will increase our bay’s climate resiliency – but it’s also the most cost-effective ReWild option for the city. Now we need to make sure our neighbors know. That’s why we need you for this critical meeting. Can you join us?  ReWild Mission Bay will make a full presentation to the Mission Bay Park Committee about the ReWild plan and the benefits it will bring our bay and park.  More info:

June 5th Wednesday  2:30 pm – 4:30 pm  SD Green Building Council presents California ZNE and Carbon Planning  Chula Vista Public Library (Civic Center Branch) 365 F St, Chula Vista 91910 Part of the San Diego Regional Energy Partnership Education Series It is a “wild west” time as our buildings and society transition from reducing energy to eliminating our carbon footprint. What does this mean? Where is thought leadership heading? What are best practices? How can it be cost-effective and even profitable at small and large scales? This inspiring seminar brings together leaders from the CA Building Decarbonization Coalition and Rocky Mountain Institute along with local experts.   More info:

June 5th Wednesday 6 pm- 8 pm Clean Elections Campaign Meeting   First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4190 Front St, San Diego, CA 92103,   More info: 619-299-8870 or visit

June 5th Wednesday 6:30 pm – 9 pm  Exploring Climate Action Goals· Hosted by La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club La Mesa Community Center, 4975 Memoria Dr. La Mesa 91942 Join us at our June 5 meeting to hear more about the region’s transportation future and what it means in our fight to reduce greenhouse gas emissions. Our all-star panel includes:  Hasan Ikhrata, new director of Sandag, SD City council (and MTS) president Georgette Gomez, County Board of Supervisor, Nathan Fletcher, and Sophie Wolfram, a longtime advocate of mass transit over more freeway construction, who is director of programs for Climate Action Campaign and recently appointed to San Diego’s important Mobility Board. Also joining the panel: Moderator Colin Parent, CEO of Circulate San Diego and a member of the La Mesa City Council, and our long-time member Jack Shu, president of the Cleveland National Forest Foundation and a staunch advocate of public transit initiatives. More info:

June 6th Thursday 6 pm – 9 pm The Disneyland of War (aka the Miramar Airshow) Peace Resource Center of San Diego 3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego, California 92105 Hosted by Peace Resource Center of San Diego Join us in this intensely moving short film by Chris Smiley, as he examines the annual Miramar AirShow through the eyes of the children at the Show. The military impact on our economy is usually depicted in glowing terms by economists focused on financial impact for the region. However, the negative impacts – police brutality, indifference to homelessness, polarization and community investment in enrolling children in militaristic activities in schools – are not studied. A Project with the San Diego Chapter of Veterans For Peace, the film is followed by a panel discussion of the film’s subject matter – propaganda designed to create the next gen of soldiers.  More info:

June 7th Friday 7 pm – 9 pm Professor Marjorie Cohn presents “Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism: Stories of Personal Transformation” All Souls’ Co-sponsored by: American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee-San Diego Chapter, Jewish Voice for Peace, National Lawyers Guild-San Diego Chapter and Activist San Diego Episcopal Church1475 Catalina Boulevard San Diego, Ca 92107. A powerful collection of personal narratives in which 40 Jews of diverse backgrounds tell a wide range of stories about the roads they have traveled from a Zionist world view to activism in solidarity with Palestinians and Israelis striving to build an inclusive society founded on justice, equality, and peace. Marjorie Cohn is professor emerita at Thomas Jefferson School of Law, former President of the National Lawyers Guild and a member of Jewish Voices for Peace. Her most recent book is “Drones and Targeted Killing: Legal, Moral,and Geopolitical Issues,” which contains a chapter about the Israeli Supreme Court’s targeted killing case. She writes frequent articles critical of Israel’s policies and is a contributor to “Reclaiming Judaism from Zionism.”  More info:

June 7th Friday 10 am – 1 pm Susan Davis, Step Up or Step Aside for the Green New Deal Hosted by San Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition  and San Diego 350  2700 Adams Ave. San Diego 92116 All are invited to join us to gather in front of Congresswoman Susan Davis’s office to protest the fact that she has not agreed to co-sponsor the Green New Deal. We are sounding the alarm about the Climate Emergency and saying to Susan, “Step Up or Step Aside.”  More info: and

June 8th Saturday 10 am to 2 pm  21st Annual CMPP Conference Lincoln High School 4777 Imperial Ave. San Diego, CA 92113 The Chicano Mexicano Prison Project, a project of Union del Barrio. The CMPP was founded in 1993 and is dedicated to exposing the true nature of prisons and their role in this colonial, White Power System. Educating our community as to the true nature of prisons and who they truly benefit! Raising the consciousness of Raza Prisoners on their conditions and the struggle they must be a part of for their own liberation. This year’s conference will focus on the increasing rate of policing and incarcerating raza in our community.
More info:

June 11th  Tuesday 6:30 pm  – 8:30 pm Advocacy Training – Engaging with Diverse Communities and the California Environmental Quality Act (Part II) Environmental Health Coalition Offices, 2727 Hoover Ave, Suite 202, National City, 91950. This Advocacy training will focus on issues and processes that engage diverse communities in the environmental and environmental justice fields, and the advocacy process through the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and will be led by Ana Castro Reynoso (Policy Advocate with the Environmental Health Coalition), and Michelle Everitt (San Diego Audubon Conservation Committee member and environmental consultant). More info:

June 13th  Thursday  5 pm – 7:30 pm Uniting for Transportation Justice | Networking Night Mid-City CAN (Community Advocacy Network)4305 University Ave. Suite 550 San Diego 92105 Climate change is one of the greatest challenges of our lifetime and improving our transportation systems is critical to saving our environment. Join us for this conversation to make transportation healthier, safer, and more just for our community and planet.
Panelists:  Hasan Ikhrata – SANDAG – San Diego Association of Governments, Sophie Wolfram – Climate Action Campaign, Vianney Ruvalcaba – City Heights Community Development Corporation More info:

June 13th Thursday  5:30 pm  &:30 pm Our Oceans and the Climate Crisis Hosted by North County Climate Change Alliance  Vista Library, 700 Eucalypus Ave. Vista 92084. To celebrate World Oceans Day in June plan on attending this informative presentation by Dr. Lynne Talley, a Distinguished Professor of Physical Oceanography at Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD. Her research focuses on the general circulation of the ocean, the ocean’s role in climate, and the role of various oceanic and atmospheric conditions that affect ocean currents and property distributions. She has spent many months on research ships collecting oceanographic data and is continuously active in international steering groups and oversight committees for collection and use of oceanographic data. More info:

June 14th Friday 6:30 pm  Sierra Club film night: Movie: A Darker Shade of Green – REDD Alert and the Future of Forests (2012) 28 minutes
Carbon trading is the focus of this film.  REDD, or “reduced emissions from deforestation and forest degradation,” is one of the most controversial issues in the climate change debate.  The basic concept is simple: governments, companies or forest owners in the South should be rewarded for keeping their forests instead of cutting them down.  The devil, as always, is in the details.  REDD is a false solution, because it does not reduce greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels.
Movie: The Story of a Forest (2018) 37 minutes In 2004, a group of activists in South Florida stumbled upon a plan from biotech industry giants, supported by the governor’s administration, to clear a vast swath of land in the Northeast Everglades to accommodate the Scripps Biotech Research Institute.  The activists launched a 10-year campaign to stop development, during which civil disobedience arrests, lawsuits, scandal, corruption, tree sits, and blockades resulted in both victories and losses.  Their goal: to protect biodiversity in the Briger Forest and the Florida wetlands. More info  Jean Costa

June 15th Saturday 2 pm – 3 pm Beginning Vegetable Gardening Workshops Ocean Beach Library 4801 Santa Monica Ave. San Diego 92107  The Master Gardener Association of San Diego County will be teaching Beginning Vegetable Gardening (BVG) Workshops at the Ocean Beach Library beginning on April 6th. Today’s topic is Soils. Learn about what soil needs to thrive and the science of this essential ingredient in gardening.  More info:

June 15th Saturday 9 am – 6 pm  Youth Climate Action Summit The Youth Climate Action Summit is a one-day event taking place in Hillcrest that will better equip high school students to become climate leaders at their school and in their community. Youth will gain leadership and teamwork skills, knowledge, and support to effectively influence policy and inspire their peers to take meaningful action on climate change and climate justice. More info:  sd350/org/youth-summit

June 15th Saturday Farming 101: Intro to Small Scale Farming Summer 2019 Wild Willow Farm, 2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego 92154. Farming 101 is a 7-week course that introduces students to small-scale regenerative farming covering the fundamentals of farming. We are currently enrolling students for this session! Wild Willow Farm will cover the fundamentals of farming. We literally start from the ground up and no experience is needed! Our program is fully scalable where what you learn can be applied to container gardening, community gardens, or applied to a small scale working farm. More info:

June 18th Tuesday  6 pm – 8:30 pm Next Actions to Oppose Poverty Apartheid in San Diego hosted by San Diego Housing Emergency Alliance Grassroots Oasis, 3130 Moore St. San Diego 92110. Organizing meeting of the San Diego Housing Emergency Alliance (SD HEMA) to prep next actions to oppose enforcement of the Mayor’s new Poverty Apartheid/Vehicle Habitation Ordinance. Please join us in solidarity with our homeless sisters and brothers! NOTE: This will be the last event at The Grassroots Oasis, which is closing after 4 years. An appropriate finish. As a fundraiser for SD HEMA, we will also have an Opportunity Drawing (Raffle) for exquisite ceramics and other art donated by GO Founder and SD HEMA member, Martha Sullivan. Don’t miss this!!!!  More info:

June 20th 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:

June 20th  Thursday 9 am – 11 am  Public Hearing: Oppose Pelagic Longlines off California Hosted by Oceana Southern California  DoubleTree by Hilton San Diego – Mission Valley, 7450 Hazard Center Drive, San Diego 92108.  Earlier this year, Oceana celebrated a major victory to eliminate an incredibly destructive fishing gear- drift gillnets AKA “walls of death.” Now, the Pacific Fishery Management Council is considering allowing a fishing practice to take its place that is equally destructive – Pelagic longlines. These lines hook sea birds, sea turtles, sharks, and even marine mammals. In fact, over 40 percent of what is hooked is discarded making this gear very wasteful. JOIN US on June 20th to speak up at a public hearing for pelagic longlines in San Diego. We need YOU to speak up for the sea by making public comment.
Please share this event page and invite friends to show up who can speak for 1-6 minutes to the Council about our desire to keep this destructive gear out of the ocean.  More info:

June 21st Friday 5:30 pm – 8 pm Building Community, Building Power Pillars of the Community, 6443 Imperial Ave, San Diego 92114 Join the Community Budget Alliance to celebrate all of our work and advocacy during this last budget cycle and join forces to uplift the fight for a more equitable San Diego. This year we took on very important actions to ensure and improve the quality of lives of our communities, but this fight isn’t over. From tenants’ rights, environmental justice, access to parks and recreational spaces, to workers’ rights we must continue to stand up for justice and hold the San Diego City Council and Mayor accountable to respond and take proactive action on our communities’ needs. Join the CBA to celebrate, build and continue this very important work. Together we are stronger!More info:

June 21st Friday 7 pm – 11 pm  Surfrider’s Annul Art Gala & Auction Marina Village Conference Center, 1936 Quivira Way, San Diego, CA 92109. Silent Auction | Dinner & Drinks | Entertainment. Our Annual Art Gala & Auction brings together our beloved community of coastal defenders, supporters and members. This annual event raises funds for our critical programs and policy work that address clean water, beach access, coastal preservation, ocean protection, and plastic pollution. More info:

June 22nd.  Saturday 5 pm Remembering the Past, Honoring the Resistance – The Struggle for Palestine Continues! The Commemoration is presented by ADC San Diego, Islamic Center of San Diego, Jewish Voice for Peace-SD, KARAMA, Majdal Center, Middle Eastern Rights Assoiation, Network of Arab-American Professionals-SD and Palestinian Youth Movement-SD. Balboa Park Recital Hall.  2019 is the 71st anniversary of Al Nakba, the catastrophe of 1948 when 90% of the population of Palestine lost their homes and land. It is also the 52nd anniversary of Al Naksa, the set back, when Israel took control of the rest of historic Palestine. But Palestinian resistance has continued over all these years, from the 1968 Battle of Karameh in Jordan to the on-going Great March of Return in Gaza. This year’s commemoration begins with a buffet dinner at 5:00 pm, followed by the program at 6:00 PM. The program includes a presentation of Palestinian folkloric dance by the Zaytouna Dance Troupe, the screening of “This is My Land… This is My Home” (produced by Raed Kabaha and Nazim Shureidi), and a keynote address by Abeer Kayed Pelon.  Tickets $15 – $25  More info:

New events are always happening….please check for updates to the event list

Also visit our “get involved” tab for various group’s websites. Check their events page for their
habitat restoration work parties, beach clean-ups, committee meetings, workshops, field trips etc

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

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