Green Calendar for July 2019 by the Ocean Beach Green Center

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in Ocean Beach, San Diego

July Events From the Ocean Beach Green Center

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

 Ocean Beach Green Center Event

July 13th Thursday 7 pm  Film Night ” From Paris to Pittsburg ” This 2018 documentary about climate change is directed by National Geographic filmmaker Sidney Beaumont and documentarian Michael Bonfiglio. The title of the documentary refers to the phrase used by President Trump on June 1, 2017 in his withdrawal speech delivered in the White House Rose Garden in which he announced that he was pulling the United States out of the Paris Agreement.

Trump said, “I was elected to represent the citizens of Pittsburgh, not Paris.” In response, , Bill Peduto, Mayor of Pittsburgh, wrote: “As the Mayor of Pittsburgh, I can assure you that we will follow the guidelines of the Paris Agreement for our people, our economy and future.” Free of charge

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting. July 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th Ocean Beach People’s Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street.  Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. More info

July 4th Thursday 10 am – 12:40 pm Protest Sea World July 4th Holiday Protest No independence Hosted by Ellen Ericksen.  Sea World Dr. San Diego 92109. Sorry to say that WE STILL NEED TO PROTEST Sea World. Nothing has changed for the animals. In fact July 4th is a horrible holiday for all the animals at the park because they will be exploding fireworks this night! Please feel free to make a sign. More info for this  event and protests against the rodeo and horse racing in San Diego go to

July 5th Friday 6:30 pm Sierra Club presents “Grassroots Success Story – Canyonlands” Joyce Beers Center, 3900 Vermont St, San Diego 92103, San Diego Canyon Lands  promotes, protects and restores the natural habitats in San Diego County’s canyons and creeks. The presenter, Eric Bowlby, is SDCL’s Executive Director for ongoing community involvement in stewardship and advocacy, and collaboration with other organizations. These programs include building Friends Groups for San Diego’s canyons and creeks, planning and implementing Canyon Enhancement Planning to improve habitats and access in open spaces, and environmental education events. More info:

July 6th Saturday 10 am to 11 am Green Living Tour – Solana Center for Environmental Innovation 137 N El Camino Real Encinitas, CA 92024 Visit us at our home base in Encinitas as we walk you through some easy steps to address issues around water, waste, soil health and more with practical solutions you can incorporate into your life and home starting now! More info:

July 8th Monday 6 pm – 8 pm Kumeyaay Ethnobotany with Michael Wilken Robertson Hosted by San Diego Horticultural Society Congregation Beth Israel 9001 Towne Centre Drive San Diego 92122. Join us to hear anthropologist Michael Wilken-Robertson discuss the interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias  through in-depth descriptions of native plants and their uses, lively narratives, and vivid photographs.. More info:

July 10th Wednesday 7 pm- 8 pm Light up the Cathedral – An Interfaith Pride Celebration St Paul’s Episcopal Cathedral 2728 6th Ave San Diego 92103 Join interfaith leaders, elected officials, and San Diego’s LGBTQ community at this official San Diego Pride 2019 event. To celebrate Pride Week, we will honor our LGBTQ interfaith community and witness the Cathedral’s annual ceremonial rainbow lighting. More info:

July 11th Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm  What to Know About Plug-In Vehicles Hosted by North County Climate Change Alliance Vista Library 700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista 92084 Electric vehicles cost less to maintain, are zero emission, quiet, and fun to drive! Join us at this free educational event to learn about EVs and Plug-In Hybrids. You’ll have a chance to see several EVs on display, talk to EV owners and will also learn about: More info:

July 12th Friday 11:30 am – 1 pm  San Diego 350’s Friday Green New Deal Rallies at Rep. Peters! Rep. Peters’ Office. 4350 Executive Drive San Diego, 92121 We’ve asked Rep. Scott Peters to show us he’s a climate leader by taking three simple steps: 1) cosponsor the Green New Deal; 2) sign the No Fossil Fuel Money pledge; 3) host a town hall meeting on climate change. Although Representatives Levin, Vargas and Davis have cosponsored the Green New Deal, Rep. Peters has yet to take action. So, as part of the Raise the Alarm Campaign, SanDiego350 is leading rallies outside his office every single Friday, until he does. More info:

July 12th Friday 7 pm Lights for Liberty: San Diego Hosted by Lights for Liberty and San Diego Protests Larsen Field, San Ysidro neighborhood 4000 Camino De La Plaza, San Diego We will be gathering at Larsen Field in San Ysidro at 7pm. We will be rallying at the park, and then marching to the PedWest Pedestrian Border Crossing. Once we arrive to the Border, we will ask folks to light their candles for the vigil. A light projection action will also be led by the Backbone Campaign at this time; the same light messages will be displayed by Backbone Solidarity Brigades around the nation. More info:

July 12th Friday 6:30 Close the Concentration Camps San Diego-Tijuana Border Bridge Camino de la Plaza Join us as part of the national day of action to close the concentration camps. This is the kick-off of a national campaign to close the migrant and refugee camps in the United States. This event called for by: the Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps – San Diego (CCCC-SD), Bridges of Love Across the Border, Democratic Socialists of America – San Diego Chapter (DSA), People Over Profit, Party for Socialism and Liberation – San Diego , San Diego Tenants Union. More info:

July 12th Friday 6:30 pm Sierra Club film night  “From Paris to Pittsburg” Narrated by Rachel Brosnahan, this documentary shines a light on the many forgotten communities and people affected by climate change, as well as, solutions for how we can fight back, become more resilient, and reduce our carbon footprint.  The examples described in this film are inspiring and give us hope for the future. More info:

July 13th Saturday 10 am – 3 pm Gay Pride Parade More info:

July 13th 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: Water Wise Gardening:  Effective ways to utilize your water resources. Of particular relevance in our desert environment..  More info:

July 13th 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:

July 13th Saturday 7 pm – 10 pm Surfrider film night “The Human Element” JuneShine (North Park)3052 El Cajon Blvd. San Diego 92104. In an arresting new documentary from the producers of Racing Extinction, The Cove and Chasing Ice, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday Americans on the front lines of climate change.  With rare compassion and heart, The Human Element inspires us to reevaluate our relationship with the natural world.  More info:

Mid July Actions to Oppose Poverty Apartheid in San Diego hosted by San Diego Housing Emergency Alliance A press conference and rally is being planned for at the Mission Bay Visitor Center area in support of those being affected by the  Mayor’s new Poverty Apartheid/Vehicle Habitation Ordinance. Please join us in solidarity with our homeless sisters and brothers!  Check  our website and for updates to the event.

July 17th Wednesday 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:

July 18th Thursday 5 pm – 7 pm Join Circulate San Diego for our next Membership mixer hosted at Affirmed Housing’s Ten Fifty B Street Terrace, 1050 B Street, San Diego 92101. Fifty B is one of the tallest 100% affordable buildings in the western United States. The event will feature remarks from Assemblymember Todd Gloria. Todd has made affordable housing, transit, and “sexy streets” priorities for his career in public service. We’ll have a fun evening with our diverse and engaged membership for networking, free drinks, music, and celebrations. Mingle with Circulate staff members, local decision makers, and professionals in the land use and transportation space. RSVP for the Event  More info:

July 20th Saturday 9 am – 1 pm  Hands-On Laundry Greywater Workshop · Hosted by H2Ome and The San Diego Sustainable Living Institute Clairmont 92117.  This integrated workshop is a unique opportunity for homeowners and skilled professionals including landscapers, plumbers, contractors and builders to learn how to create simple, affordable, effective water conservation strategies. We will be installing a laundry greywater system in a thriving food forest!
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July 21st Sunday  12 pm – 9 pm San Diego Reggae Vegan Fest  NTC Park (Liberty Station) 2455 Cushing Rd. San Diego 92106 Headliner – Join Third World, celebrating 45 years as one of reggae’s most iconic legendary bands plus other bands in the most amazingly awesome music, food, health, environment, and animal-loving festival ever, including mind-blowing speakers, health professionals, authors, activists, athletes, chefs and a beer & wine garden! Every ticket you buy for any of our events feeds vegan meals to hungry kids around the world!  More info:

July 21st  Sunday 10 am – 12 pm Family Farm Day Wild Willow 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.  More info:

July 25th Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm How Do We Pay for the Green New Deal?  Hosted by Climate Action Campaign and Mid-City CAN 4305 University Ave San Diego 92105. Join us for monthly events featuring climate experts and community leaders as we explore what it will take to achieve a just transition to net-zero emissions across our region by 2045.  Our first speaker is Dr. Ramanthan, a Distinguished Professor of Atmospheric and Climate Sciences at the Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego. His most recent research finds that phasing out fossil fuels could save 3.6 million lives per year.  More info:

July 25th Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm SD Living Future Collaborative Energy Roundtable hosted by San Diego Green Building Council DPR Construction, 5010 Shoreham Pl, San Diego 92122. This roundtable will feature local energy and carbon leaders as they discuss ways we can move forward toward net zero carbon.  More info:

July 28th Sunday 3 pm – 4:30 pm Build a Bungalow with SoloBee 7936 Lester Ave. Lemon Grove 91945 Hands-on workshop to build you own SoloBee Native Bee Shelter. You will learn about the 700 species of native bees in San Diego and how to attract them to your garden. Each person will build a bungalow to take home and hang in the garden. Refreshments, wine, treats included. No prior experience. Everyone welcome. Register at  More info:

July 31st Wednesday 11:30 AM – 1:30 PM City Council’s New Women in Power, hosted by League of Women Voters Tom Ham’s Lighthouse, 2150 Harbor Island Dr. San Diego 92101 In a first for San Diego, five of our nine City Council members are women. Come hear San Diego’s NEW women City Council members discuss their terms so far and their plans for the future.  More info:

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

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