San Diego Green Calendar for October 2019 – from the Ocean Beach Green Center

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in Ocean Beach, San Diego

Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

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

October 10th Thursday 7 pm.  Film Night “The Human Element” People are finally waking up to the climate crisis as our young people take to the streets.  We are showing  yet another intense film about the crisis but with hope at the end.  In this 2019 documentary from the producers of Racing Extinction, The Cove and Chasing Ice, environmental photographer James Balog captures the lives of everyday American on the front lines of climate change.

During his four-decade career as a photographer and explorer, James Balog has focused his lens on the complex relationship between humans and nature. Human activity has now surpassed all other forces shaping our world. Balog’s work has challenged us to contemplate our place in, and responsibility to, the natural world. Balog argues that humans are part of the whole system of nature and not apart from it. Knowing this, he finds great hope that the fifth element, the human element, can bring the whole system back into balance. Free of charge

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting. October 5th, 12th, 19th, 26th Ocean Beach Green Center 4862 Voltaire St.   Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. More info
Climate Mobilization Coalition’s own Nancy Casady is running for Congress against Scott Peter who refuses to support the Green New Deal.  Here is the Union Tribune link:

October 24th 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:

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

Other Events in Ocean Beach and Point Loma

October 6th  Sunday at 9 am – 1:30 pm 28th Annual Paddle For Clean Water Hosted by Surfrider Foundation Ocean Beach Pier  1950 Abbott St San Diego 92107. Join us in this 28 year tradition to raise awareness about our ongoing battle for clean water & a healthy coastline This event features a pre-paddle beach yoga session, live music on the sand, inspiring & educating words from environmental leaders, free breakfast for the paddlers, AND a high stakes prize drawing. More info:

October 13th and 27th  5 pm – Amnesty International Meeting Coastal Sage Gardening, 3685 Voltaire Street San Diego 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:

October 19th Saturday 2 pm Seed Library Saturday Canning & Preserving Hosted by Ocean Beach Library
Have you always wondered what to do with all that zucchini from your garden? Or how to make it last until next year’s harvest? Join Kelly Pepo, local amateur canner and librarian extraordinaire, to learn about basic tips and tricks about preserving and canning fruits and vegetables. Discover the equipment you can and can’t live without, how to get started and helpful resources to put you on the road to being a seasoned, successful canner. Limited samples will be on hand to enjoy. More info:

October 27th Sunday 8:30 am – 11:30 am Out of Darkness Walk Hosted by San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention Liberty Station NTC Park (Preble Field) 2600 Cushing Road San Diego 92106. Join our team at the Out of Darkness Walk to remember those who have died by suicide. Those who attempt suicide without a gun have a good chance of surviving but those who reach for a gun rarely have a second chance. Join us at the Out of Darkness suicide prevention walk. 60% of gun deaths are suicides. While firearms are used in less than six percent of suicide attempts, over half of suicide deaths are with firearms.  More info:

October 27th Sunday 1:30 pm – 3 pm Jewish Voice for Peace presents the film” Gideon Levy The Zionist Tango” Point Loma/Hervey Library, 3701 Voltaire St. San Diego 92107 This film was recorded in 2018  on the eve of the AIPAC summit in Washington DC.
Gideon Levy: The Zionist Tango: Step Left, Step Right (53 min. video), recorded in 2018, on the eve of the Levy writes opinion pieces and a weekly column for the newspaper Haaretz that often focus on the Israeli occupation of the Palestinian territories while telling his readers the truth about what goes on in the Occupied Territories. He is widely considered the “dean” of Israeli journalism—as well as “the most hated man in Israel.”

Levy has won prizes for his articles on human rights in the Israeli-occupied territories. As Levy has written, “Treating the Palestinians as victims and the crimes perpetrated against them as crimes is considered treasonous.” Levy also says that across the mainstream Israeli political spectrum, there is no challenge to the occupation of Palestinian land. (Real News Network) His published books include Twilight Zones and The Punishment of Gaza.  Introduction, Questions and Answers will be led by Gary Fields, USCD ProfessorMore info:

San Diego Events

October 3rd Thursday Sunrise 101 – 3 week training webinar Sunrise Movement San Diego We ask that all Sunrisers take Sunrise 101. This orients you about what our mission is, and where we are going with our Movement. You’ll learn about how we got here in the fight for Climate Crisis Action and how to make change. Be prepared for 1 1/2 to 2 hrs. per session.  More info:

October 4th Friday 8 am – 5:30 pm 4th Annual Community Choice Energy Forum Hosted by Climate Action Campaign and City of San Diego San Diego Central Library 330 Park Blvd. San Diego 91201 Join us for the 4th Annual Community Choice Energy Forum. This year’s Forum will bring key decision makers, advocates and stakeholders together to discuss San Diego’s energy future.  For tickets and more info:

October 5th Saturday 2 pm – 4 pm Howie Hawkins Meet & Greet in San Diego Joyce Beers Community Center, 3900 Vermont St. San Diego 92103. Meet the ORIGINAL Green New Dealer, Howie Hawkins and find out more about his 2020 run for President. Howie will talk about his plan for an Ecosocialist Green New Deal and his vision for real peace and prosperity for all. More info:

October 5th 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:

October 6th Sunday 1 pm – 4:30 pm Picnic at La Jolla Shores · Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace San Diego and American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee – ADC San Diego Potluck. Bring your meal and beverage to share, games, blankets, and beach towels/chairs. Please No Glass containers and No Alcohol. Please join Jewish Voice for Peace and The American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, San Diego chapters for this picnic gathering. We welcome all kindred spirits.  More info:

October 7th Monday 6:30 pm – 9 pm  Earth Summit #3:  5G – Is it worth the risk? Earth Summit at Balboa Park   Pan American Rd W · San Diego, CA What’s all the talk about 5G these days? Is it coming to San Diego? When? Is 5G already here? What can we do about 5G? With all that’s going on these days, why should we want to Stop 5G? Earth Summit, in cooperation with Stop 5G San Diego, is pleased to provide us with an introductory program on 5G Cellular by distinguished professionals. More info:

October 7th Monday  6 pm – 7:30 pm Intro to Vision Zero Workshop  Hosted by Circulate San Diego Chula Vista Library – Civic Center Branch 365 F St Chula Vista 91910 Want safer streets for walking and bicycling? What is Vision Zero? What can Chula Vista do?
Learn about best practices for making streets safe and share your thoughts on where improvements are needed! More info:

October 7th Monday 6 pm – 8 pm San Diegans for Justice Kick Off Fundraiser Cafe X: By Any Beans Necessary
7220 El Cajon Blvd., San Diego 92115. Please join us with special guest Councilmember Monica Montgomery to support San Diegans for Justice in our campaign to pass a ballot measure to create an independent, community-led Commission on Police Practices to increase police accountability and build community trust in the City of San Diego. More info:

October 10th Thursday  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm What Studying Past Ice Core Records Tells Us About Our Future Hosted by The North County Climate Change Alliance   Vista Library, 700 Eucalyptus Ave, Vista 92084. Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to hear from a climate science researcher from Scripps Institution of Oceanography! His team studies historic temperatures at ice core sites on the West Antarctic Ice Sheet and Greenland. Dr. Severinghaus’s current research interests center on using trapped bubbles of gases contained in ice cores to track changes in ancient climate. More info:

October 11th Friday 6:30 pm – Sierra Club Film night “Inequality for All”  8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego 92111,
Recipient of a special award at its premier at the 2013 Sundance Film Festival, this documentary explores the effects of income inequality, not only on the U.S. economy, but also on American democracy itself.  Robert Reich, author, professor at U.C. Berkley, and former official in three administrations, including U.S. Secretary of Labor, narrates this film and discusses, in clear and accessible language, the issues related to the ever-widening wealth gap.  Professor Reich has studied, spoken about, and written about the topic of inequality for nearly thirty years.  At the heart of this problem is a simple question: What constitutes a good society, and what role does the widening income gap play in the deterioration of the Nation’s economic health? More info:

October 12th 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:

October 12th Saturday 9 am – 3 pm California Native Plant Society San Diego Balboa Park Casa del Prado Room 101 San Diego 92101 This event is held during the perfect planting season for those starting or supplementing a California native garden. There will be California native plants of just about every description from grasses to trees and shrubs, perennials to annuals, and even some succulents and ferns. California native plants are optimal for saving water; attracting native birds, bees and butterflies; and preserving San Diego’s natural heritage. Proceeds support CNPS-SD, a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to the preservation and appreciation of native CA flora and the crucial habitat it provides for wildlife & people! More info:

October 13th Sunday 12 pm – 4 pm March to Close the Concentration Camps! 585 Harbor Ln. San Diego 92101 Close the Concentration Camps – San Diego is a coalition of people, many of whom are parents and grassroots activists who are dedicated to human rights and the fundamental principle that all human beings have a right to life with dignity. More info:

October 15th Tuesday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Increasing Suburban Density to Fight Climate Change 4305  University Ave. San Diego 92105 Climate Action Campaign in partnership with Mid-City CAN presents their 4th speaker, Encinitas Mayor Catherine Blakespear, of the  Green New Deal Speaker Series. More info:

October 15th 6 pm – 8 pm Basics of Backyard Composting and Vermicomposting  hosted by Solana Center North Clairemont Recreation Center 4421 Bannock Ave San Diego 92117 Want to learn how you can improve the quality of your soil, reduce waste and air pollution while saving energy, money, and water? Learn how to compost! In our 2 hour presentation, you will learn the basics of backyard composting and vermicomposting (composting with worms).  Using trial-tested advice and interactive demonstrations, our expert educators will teach you all you need to know to get started with a bin that fits your needs and lifestyle. We invite you to join us to learn more about composting and how it can benefit your garden, home, and community.    More info:

October 18th Friday 8 am – 7 pm San Diego Green Building Conference & Expo 2019 Courtyard by Marriott San Diego Airport/Liberty Station 2592 Laning Road San Diego 92106. Growing to over 250 attendees and 30 expert speakers, SDGBCE19 is the sustainability industry’s premier conference in San Diego and a must for all industry professionals, leaders and organizations in sustainability. For tickets and more info:

October 19th and 20th 10 am – 4 pm San Diego Green Homes Tour presented by San Diego’s Green Building Council Each year, the San Diego Green Homes Tour brings together hundreds of members of the local community to celebrate best practices in green building and design while showcasing the innovative work of some of the industry’s top professionals. On the self-guided tour, attendees may visit as many of the homes as they like, meet with industry professionals and homeowners, and learn more about the latest green home design, construction and upgrade options.  More info:

October 24th Thursday 5:30pm – 8:30pm  Circulates San Diego’s Momentum Awards. San Diego Natural History Museum, 1788 El Prado, San Diego 92101 Celebrate mobility, great neighborhoods, connected communities, and sustainable development, while recognizing the achievements of visionary civic leaders and businesses.  For tickets and more info:

October 26th Saturday 11 am – 6:30 pm Politifest Housing and Transportation Summit 2019 University of San Diego 5998 Alcala Park San Diego 92110. No greater challenge faces the San Diego region – and California in general – than the cost of living here. Rents are soaring and the concept of buying a home is unfathomable to many residents. But the economy is booming, jobs are being created and babies are being born, both of which drive up the demand for homes. This affects everything. The economy, quality of life, health care, education and the environment. If people can’t afford to live in our cities, it will cripple local economies for decades. Housing is intricately connected to transportation and San Diego leaders have touched off a major, if not historic debate about the future of transit and highways in the region.  More info:

October 26th Saturday 9 am – 2 pm Ride the Tide Join San Diego Sustainable Living Institute, CatchingH2O, and San Diego Coastkeeper for a behind-the-scenes tour featuring some amazing local work in sustainable living. We’ll hop on our bikes and cruise through the neighborhoods of Talmadge, Kensington, Normal Heights, North Park, stopping along the way at a handful of homes that are using locally harvested water to reduce their need for imported water, grow thriving gardens, build an ethic of place from the ground up.  More info:

October 27th Sunday 10 am – 3 pm CicloSDias – Adams Avenue Corridor! · Hosted by San Diego County Bicycle Coalition Please join us for San Diego’s fourth CicloSDias, A FREE open streets celebrations. Enjoy car-free streets for 2.5 miles and 15,000 people who are expected to attend this city-wide community celebration. No registration is require. It’s open to anyone who wants to bike, walk, stroll or skate along some of San Diego’s most significant and historic neighborhoods. People of all ages and abilities are welcome, pets too! (on leashes of course!) Activities will include special promotions and festivities from local businesses and family oriented entertainment.
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New events are always happening….please check for updates to the event list

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ZZ October 3, 2019 at 1:49 pm

Residents of San Diego with Monarch butterfly gardens are encouraged to do this survey:


Frank Gormlie October 3, 2019 at 3:39 pm

ZZ – you didn’t see my request that people who comment install their links before making their comment? Otherwise, it screws up the comments in the sidebar.


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