The Green Calendar for Ocean Beach and San Diego -September 2019

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in Ocean Beach, San Diego

These events were put together by folks at the Ocean Beach Green Center – ( 4862 Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107

Events in Ocean Beach or Point Loma

September 7th Saturday  9 am to 11 am  Point Loma Native Plant Garden Work Party Hosted by San Diego River Park Foundation 4444 Greene St, Ocean Beach, 92107, corner with Mendocino Blvd. Get your daily dose of nature time by gardening at the Point Loma Native Plant Garden!  You can explore this hidden gem of a local park, learn about native plants, and enjoy the company of like-minded individuals!  Activities Include: Weeding, Watering, Pruning, Trail Maintenance, Guided plant walk included. All ages welcome. All tools provided. No experience necessary. More info:

September 7th Saturday 9 am – 11 am – Beach Cleanup: Ocean Beach Pier Hosted by Surfrider Foundation Ocean Beach Veteran’s Plaza, 1900 Ocean Front St, San Diego, CA 92107. Join Surfrider Foundation for a beach and street cleanup at Ocean Beach Pier. Meet at Ocean Beach Veterans’ Plaza, just south of the lifeguard station where Abbot St. meets Newport Ave. If there is another event on the grass, we’ll be on the beach nearby. Just look for the blue Surfrider tent! More info:

September 19th Thursday 7 pm  Film Night. “Time to Choose” In this 2016 documentary from Charles Ferguson (Inside Job, No End in Sight) he addresses the worldwide climate change challenges and solutions.  He leaves audiences understanding not only what is wrong, but what can be done to fix this global threat. “Time to Choose” is a sobering polemic about global warming that balances familiar predictions of planetary doom with a survey of innovations that hold out some hope for the future. New York Times. Come watch this film and get yourself ready for the Climate Walkout Sept 20th. at the Ocean Beach Green Center – 4862 Voltaire Street,

September 21, Saturday  9 am – 12 pm 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup – San Diego Coastkeeper and Surfrider San Diego Chapter team together with local organizations to host various cleanups throughout San Diego. Driving Directions Varies, depending on location. Beach Cleanup Information Meet in the dirt parking lot. Look for the blue Coastkeeper pop-up tent. That’s where you’ll start your morning by signing in and borrowing cleanup supplies. We will have supplies on hand, but by bringing your own reusable gloves. More info:

September 21st Saturday 2 pm – 3 pm Beginning Vegetable Gardening Workshops Hosted by Ocean Beach Library and Master Gardener Association of San  .  Ocean Beach Library 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Ocean Beach 92107 Harvest, Storage, and Seed Saving Best practices for harvesting and preservation. Learning the basic concepts of Seed Saving!  More info:

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting. September 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th. Ocean Beach Green Center 4862 Voltaire St.   Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. More info

Second & Fourth Sunday  5:00 pm – Amnesty International Meeting. September 8th, 22nd Coastal Sage Gardening, 3685 Voltaire Street, 92106. Amnesty International (AI) is a world-wide human rights movement which is independent of any government, political faction, or religious creed. AI works for the release of prisoners of conscience: people who have never used nor advocate violence, but are imprisoned solely for their beliefs, ethnicity, religion, sexual orientation or gender. AI also works for fair trials and an end to torture and executions.  Visitors and new members are always welcome at the meeting. For more info:

September 26th Thursday 7 pm Jim  Bell’s Legacy meetings.  If you are interested in keeping Jim Bell’s legacy alive please come to our monthly meetings.  We will be brainstorming and working on projects to carry on his vision of making our region water, energy and food self-sufficient.  More info:; at the Ocean Beach Green Center – 4862 Voltaire Street,

The Ocean Beach Green Center is looking for volunteers to work on Fundraising and Social Media Presence.  We are a nonprofit 501 c3 and welcome High School and College students that need to meet their Community Service needs.  Please email us at

Events Outside Ocean Beach and Point Loma

September 7th Saturday 10 am – 8 pm  Border Angels Caravan of Love Sherman Heights Community Center,2258 Island Avenue San Diego 92102. Join our Caravan to Tijuana, occurring on the 2nd & 4th Saturdays, to help deliver necessities & moral support to migrants in need. More info:

September 7th 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:

September  7th Saturday 7 pm  – 12 am  Raza Visions: Fundraiser & Cumbia Party 2004 Park Blvd, San Diego 92101 Centro Cultural de la Raza presents Raza Visions, another round in their series of fundraisers featuring live music, food, drinks and live screenprinting. With the 50th anniversary of Centro Cultural de la Raza approaching in 2021, Raza Visions is a fundraiser to help the Centro establish new collaborations with artists and to develop new approaches to public engagement and historic preservation More info:

September 8th Sunday 6:30 pm – 9 pm  Film & Discussion “GAZA FIGHTS FOR FREEDOM” Joyce Beers Community Center is in Hillcrest, in the Hillcrest HUB shopping center. 3900 Vermont Ave. San Diego 92103 (next to Aladdin’s Restaurant, near Trader Joes.) Screening of the debut documentary feature film by Abby Martin and Mike Prysner of The Empire Files. “…an excellent movie that is difficult to watch, and disturbing at times, precisely because it presents a true, realistic view of life in Gaza. The movie shows how a small, courageous nation — locked up in the world’s largest concentration camp, facing inexcusable, unjustifiable and unforgivable violence — refuses to give up on its hopes and dreams and continues to fight for life.” ~ Miko Peled, human rights activist born in Jerusalem author of “The General’s Son. Journey of an Israeli in Palestine”.  More info:

September 9th Monday  6:30 pm  – 8:30 pm Tijuana River, Can we clean it up? · Hosted by Earth Summit and Citizens Oversight Projects . Santa Fe Room of Balboa Park Club Douglas Liden, Environmental Engineer at US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) will provide a background of Tijuana’s water and wastewater infrastructure. He will describe EPA’s ongoing effort to reduce transboundary pollution as well as the federal response to the large sewage spills which regularly occur. We may invite others who are involved in this important regional issue to share the meeting time. Donations accepted. Seating limited, so please RSVP and arrive early.  More info:

September 10th Tuesday 5:30 pm – 8 pm Green Building Council Living Future Collaborative Water Roundtable SPACES – Makers Quarter 845 15th St(2nd Floor) San Diego, 92101 This roundtable will feature leaders in the green building and water reuse movement as they discuss ways we can move forward toward Net Zero Water. Key Highlights: > Review of ILFI’s new Net Zero Water requirements in LBC v4> Water terminology and definitions> California regulations and policies> Examples of Water treatment systems and solutions.  More info:

September 10th Tuesday 5 pm to 6:30 pm San Diego Unified School Board to vote on resolution in support of Climate Walkouts -Eugene Brucker Education Center Auditorium, 4100 Normal Street, San Diego Join San Diego  350 at the upcoming San Diego Unified School Board Meeting where the Board will vote on a resolution to support the September 20th climate walkouts, and will give guidance to all SDUSD schools to support students’ leadership and civic engagement. We want as many students and allies to pack the room and show strong support for the climate walkouts!!! More info:

September 12th Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Circulate San Diego Membership mixer Civita Recreation Center, 2684 Community Lane, San Diego 92108. Civita is a walkable master-planned community in the heart of Mission Valley. We will be joined for remarks from San Diego City Councilmember Scott Sherman, who has led on housing supply and accessory dwelling unit policy. The event will also feature the release of our latest report on the impact of?Facilitating Access to Coordinated Transportation (FACT),?a nonprofit agency designated by SANDAG to coordinate public, nonprofit, private and other transportation services in San Diego County.  More info:

September 12th Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm OUR CHANGING CLIMATE SERIES A BOLD NEW TRANSPORTATION VISION IN 5 BIG MOVES Hosted by The North County Climate Change Alliance   Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave, Vista, CA 92084.:   “SANDAG is developing a bold new vision for San Diego Forward: The 2021 Regional Plan with the goal of transforming the way people and goods move throughout the San Diego region. The 5 Big Moves are the key strategies that will outline a path forward that builds upon existing infrastructure, enhances connectivity, increases safety and sustainability, and improves quality of life .More info:

September 13  Friday 6:30 pm – Movie: The Sonic Sea (2016) Hosted by the Sierra Club – San Diego Chapter 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd., Suite 101, San Diego, CA 92111. This Emmy Award winner depicts the devastating impacts of industrial and military ocean noise on marine life. The film explores the critical role of sound in the sea, and the sudden dramatic changes that human activity is inflicting on the ocean’s acoustic habitat. These changes threaten the ability of marine mammals and other inhabitants of the sea to function and ultimately, to survive. More info:

September 14th to September 21st Peace Week San Diego 2019* – Gatherings, Collaborations and Celebrations Join the Peace Resourse Center for a week of events promoting peace and justice including:
Mini-Retreat: Tools For Recognizing and Lowering My Violence Quotient.
A Panel Discussion: The Mental (un)Wellness To Prison Pipeline.
NoMAS I-5 Overpass Rally & Bannering Miramar Air Show: Just Don’t Go.    A Veterans For Peace Educational Campaign.
Youth-led Climate Walk-Out. All over San Diego!!
A PRC Peace & FUN(d)Raising Concert featuring Willie Lang
plus more.  For more details:

September 14th Saturday 1 pm – 3 pm Nick Cannon speaks at the People’s Alliance for Justice 7997 Paradise Valley Rd, San Diego 92139. A catered lunch, power networking opportunities, a tour of The People’s Alliance for Justice headquarters, community based vendors and you will learn about the work of the People’s Alliance for Justice what it has and will do moving forward, The event will also highlight and honor leaders in the region that have worked tirelessly to advance the cause of social justice.More info:

September 14th Saturday 6 pm – 8 pm “Pedals for the People” Art Exhibit and Bike Advocacy Fundraiser  Art on 30th, 4434 30th St. San Diego 92116 Join the San Diego County Bicycle Coalition for their event to promote street safety, riding skills, and road accessibility in San Diego. Bicycles keep us healthy and help preserve our planet. They connect us with our surroundings and heighten our senses in a unique way. Cycling is freeing, relaxing, scenic, adventurous—and fun.  More info:

September 14th 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:

September 14th Saturday 9 am – 3:30 pm Workshop: The Resilient California Native Garden Hosted by California Native Plant Society – San Diego Chapter Full-day gardening workshop with 5 presentations from experts in the field on establishing and maintaining a California native garden. In Hillcrest, San Diego. Start or improve your California native plant landscaping skills this September!  More info:

September 19th Thursday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Adapting to the Climate Crisis Hosted by Climate Action Campaign and Mid-City CAN (Community Advocacy Network) City Heights Center4305 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.

September 19th Thursday 7 pm – 10 pm   Celebrate our Conservation Wins! hosted by San Diego Audubon Bay City Brewing 3760 Hancock St. Twenty newly trained environmental advocates, a growing, resilient and diverse ReWild Coalition, dedicated volunteers that help ensure successful nesting for the endangered California Least Tern – San Diego Audubon’s Conservation program has plenty to celebrate, and we want you to join! A portion of the proceeds will go back to funding our conservation work, and it will be a great way to catch up on our current projects.  More info:

September  20th Friday  12 am – 11:30 pm Global Climate Walkout – San Diego Millions of youth across 150 countries have been leading #FridaysforFuture school strikes to demand a sustainable, livable future for their generation. Now, youth are calling on the rest of us to stand with them in a worldwide climate strike.

On Friday, September 20, students will walk out of their schools and adults will walk out of their workplaces to join in demanding bold climate action, and kicking off a global week of climate action. A massive show of resistance is needed to move our political leaders to treat the climate crisis with the seriousness it deserves.

Mark your calendar. Pledge to join us at one of multiple walkout locations at universities, schools and businesses in San Diego, at various times through the day. Spread the word. On September 20 we will wake up San Diego and shake up the world.
“Adults keep saying we owe it to the young people, to give them hope, but I don’t want your hope. I don’t want you to be hopeful. I want you to panic. I want you to feel the fear I feel every day. I want you to act as if the house is on fire, because it is.” – Greta Thunberg More info:

September 21, Saturday  9 am – 12 pm 35th Annual California Coastal Cleanup – San Diego Coastkeeper and Surfrider San Diego Chapter team together with local organizations to host various cleanups throughout San Diego. Driving Directions Varies, depending on location. Beach Cleanup Information Meet in the dirt parking lot. Look for the blue Coastkeeper pop-up tent. That’s where you’ll start your morning by signing in and borrowing cleanup supplies. We will have supplies on hand, but by bringing your own reusable gloves. More info:

September 27 Friday 9 am – 12 pm Tijuana River Action Month: National Public Lands Day Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center 301 Caspian Way, Imperial Beach, CA 91932 National Public Lands Day will be celebrated with a community-based habitat restoration project at the Tijuana Estuary Visitor Center! All ages welcome. Tijuana River Action Month (TRAM) is a series of education and stewardship events held during September and October to benefit the Tijuana River Watershed. The goals are to mobilize community volunteers and groups to become stewards of the Tijuana River Watershed, and to recognize key efforts and investments by public and private agencies, businesses, non-profits and community groups to protect and restore the Tijuana River.  More info:

City of Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina  is the co-founder and Executive Director of WILDCOAST. He received the Surf Industry’s Environmental Award, San Diego Zoological Society’s Conservation Medal as well as the California Coastal Commission’s “Coastal Hero” Award in recognition of his conservation achievements. He was named a UCSD John Muir Fellow in 2013 and was honored as a 2016 Peter Benchley “Hero of the Sea.” More info:


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