Green Calendar for August 2019

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in Ocean Beach, San Diego

From the Ocean Beach Green Center

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

Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

August 6th Tuesday  6-8 pm Support Independent Businesses meeting at Ocean Beach Green Center, 4862 Voltaire St.  Share your ideas on how we can support our local independent businesses. More info:

August 8th Thursday 7 pm  Film Night “Independent America: The Two Lane Search for Mom & Pop” This 2005 documentary follows Hanson Hosein (former NBC journalist) and his wife, Heather Hughes (NBC News) as they hit the road and travel 13 thousand miles through 32 states in search of Independent America.

They do it all while abiding by two simple rules of the road: 1) No Interstates: They can only travel on secondary highways and country roads 2) They can only do business with Mom & Pop. No McDonalds, No Best Westerns. No Wal-Marts. The documentary feature uncovers the growing discontent with big box, corporate America. The filmmakers capture pockets of resistance across the country, which adds up to a nationwide opposition. Free of charge

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting. August 3rd, 10th, 17th, 24th, 31st Ocean Beach Green Center 4862 Voltaire St.   Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. More info

Events not at the Ocean Beach Green Center

August 8th. Thursday 5:30 pm- 7:30 pm Wildfires: What You Need to Know! hosted by North County Climate  Change Alliance Vista Library 700 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista 92084. According to the National Interagency Fire Center’s (NIFC) outlook report despite cooler and wetter temperatures this past spring, the potential for large fires is forecast to reach above-normal levels again this year. Join us for a talk and Q&A session by Deputy Fire Chief Ned Vander Pol to learn important information so you can be prepared to protect yourself and your family. Topics covered include: • The impact of fuel, weather and topography on the growth and spread of wildfires. • Actions residents can take to decrease their risk associated with wildfires. • Resources available to improve everyone’s situational awareness relating to wildfires and other disasters. This is part of our Changing Climate Series. More info:

August 9th Friday 7:30 pm – 8:45 pm Light Brigade – Racing Kill$ Horses · Hosted by Ellen Ericksen 5 Freeway Del Mar Heights Over Pass We will light up the sky with our message. The overpass is a half mile from the track. We need 17 people to help hold the lights Where to meet — shopping center just West of the overpass, on North side of Del Mar Hts Rd. Also a CVS and a Von’s. Park at Jack in the Box and we walk down to the overpass.  More info:

August 9th Friday 6:30 pm Sierra Club film night  Movie: 3 discussions about the new 5 G technology (2018) 2 hours 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego, CA 92111, The Sierra Club opposes 5 G technology.  Here’s why: We’ve heard about all the benefits of 5 G, but what are its human costs?  This film gives us a comprehensive look into the very real negative consequences of this unproven technology, yet to be tested for human safety.

Concerned scientists (such as Dr. Martin Pall, Professor Emeritus, Washington State University), engineers, and dedicated investigators of this technology will tell you what the news media won’t, that all glitter is not gold. .  More info:

August 10th Saturday  2 pm Beginning Vegetable Gardening Workshops by Ocean Beach Library and Master Gardener Association of San Diego County Ocean Beach Library 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Ocean Beach 92107. 5th in the series : Pest Management Eco-friendly and effective pest management methods. Join us in this movement of sustainable urban agriculture at the OB Library! More info:

August 10th 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:

August 10th Saturday 10 am – 1 pm County League Day· Hosted by League of Women Voters of San Diego Carmel Valley Library, 3919 Townsgate Dr. San Diego 92130 Join LWV San Diego and North County San Diego to learn more about us and our work and also meet a renowned local author. Hear from the presidents of each League about the state of our organizations and our plans for 2019-2020. Then help us welcome author Michael Gaulden who will speak about his memoir which chronicles his growing up homeless for ten years in San Diego’s inner city. He will share his experiences and his perception of the current homelessness crisis. He is a former qualitative and quantitative researcher for UCLA’s Black Male Institute, and he is currently the Career Exploration Coordinator and Internship Coordinator for the Monarch School Project.  More info:

August 11th Sunday 11 am – 2 pm San Diego Green New Deal Planning Process (3rd and last session) 4305 University Ave. San Diego 92105. This coalition work is hosted and sponsored by Climate Action Campaign. The work we do here will help refine a plan that local organizations can promote here in San Diego at the 18 cities and county level. Please note, you’ll be workshopping with other area advocates, so be prepared to participate. Please RSVP here: More info:

August 13th Tuesday 11:45 AM – 1:30 PM Community Symposium with Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur
Hosted by Think Dignity and San Diego Housing Emergency Alliance Point Loma/Hervey Library, 3701 Voltaire St. San Diego  92107 Please join us for a candid community conversation with Leilani Farha, UN Special Rapporteur on the Right to Adequate Housing. This conversation will be centered on the issue of homelessness in San Diego and we would like to hear from our community on what people are experiencing first-hand. More info:

August 15th 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:

August 17th Saturday 11 am – 3 pm The Official Animal Rights March | San Diego 2019 Hosted by San Diego Vegan Activists Ruocco Park  585  Harbor Lane, San Diego 92101 The Official Animal Rights March is an annual animal rights march founded by UK organization Surge. The march began in London in 2016 with 2,500 attendees and by 2018 TOARM succeeded in a global attendance of 28,000 people marching in 25 cities across the world, demanding an end to all animal oppression. In 2019 The Official Animal Rights March is taking place once again, with the mission to spread the message of animal liberation across the globe. More info:

August 17th Saturday 10 am – 7 pm Animal Rights Vegan Fair | San Diego · Hosted by San Diego Vegan Activists Ruocco Park 585 Harbor Lane, San Diego 92101 In addition to San Diego’s second annual Official Animal Rights March, we will have an all-vegan fair! San Diego Food Market’s weekly Saturday markets are going ALL VEGAN for this special event. There will be live music, lawn games, and more! Come early to this family-friendly event and fuel up before the march or stay after to refuel and hangout with an amazing community of people!   Animal Rights March 11am-3pm Live Music 3-7pm. More info:

August 18th Sunday 4 pm – 9 pm Summer in the City – A Downtown Music Festival & Celebration Hosted by Voices of Our City Choir Quartyard 1301 Market St. San Diego 92101″Summer in the City” is a unique summertime music festival and celebration in support of Voices of Our City Choir and the work it does with San Diego’s homeless/unsheltered residents. The festival will feature a variety of popular San Diego bands and entertainers including: the Martin Luther King, Jr. Community Choir, the Rob Thorsen Quartet plus Charlie Arbelaez, Miki Vale plus Queen Kandi Cole, the San Diego Resistance Revival Chorus, Francesca Valle, MC Flow, Steph Johnson plus special guests, and the Voices of Our City Choir.

From pop to gospel, hip-hop to jazz, there’s something for everyone. The highlight of the event will be the Voices of our City Choir and their amazing band performing a repertoire of funk, soul, jazz, and pop. Food and drinks will be available for purchase on site and the whole family is welcome. More info and ticket prices:

August 19th Monday 10 am – 2 pm Regional Energy Partnership (SDREP) Education Series: LEED FOR CITIES & COMMUNITIES Chula Vista City Hall 276 4th Ave Building C, Room #B112 Chula Vista 91910. Learn about the new, expanded certification program for making cities and communities more equitable, sustainable and resilient, with local and regional examples. To RSVP and more info:

August 20th Tuesday 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm  California Native Plant Society presents Sage Against the Machine – A Night of California Native Plant Songs and Stories. Balboa Park-Casa del Prado Room 101 Native plant horticulturists and musicians Evan Meyer, Antonio Sanchez, and Nicole Calhoun share their unique collection of original songs and stories that explore native plant conservation and horticultural themes in a sometimes funny, sometimes heartbreaking, but always entertaining fashion. A unique native plant presentation not to be missed! More info:

August 22nd. Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Transit, Biking, and Walking · Hosted by Climate Action Campaign City Heights Center,4305 University Ave. San Diego  92105, Second of a San Diego Green New Deal speaker series featuring SANDAG Executive Director Hasan Ikhrata.  Under his leadership, SANDAG has put forward a bold vision that finally offers the opportunity for a world-class system that will make our region climate-safe and climate-ready. Join us for a moderated conversation with Hasan about the future of transportation in the San Diego region! More info:

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