Green Events for November 2019 – from the Ocean Beach Green Center

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in Ocean Beach, San Diego

November Events Compiled by the Ocean Beach Green Center
4862 Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107

Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

November 7th 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:

November 14th Thursday 7 pm.  Film Night “The Biggest Little Farm”   The film chronicles the eight-year quest of John and Molly Chester as they trade city living for 200 acres of barren farmland and a dream to harvest in harmony with nature. Through dogged perseverance and embracing the opportunity provided by nature’s conflicts, the Chester’s unlock and uncover a bio-diverse design for living that exists far beyond their farm, its seasons, and our wildest imagination. Featuring breathtaking cinematography, captivating animals, and an urgent message to heed Mother Nature’s call, this 2018 documentary provides us all a vital blueprint for better living and a healthier planet. Free of charge

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting. November 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd, 30th. 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:

The Ocean Beach Green Center is looking for volunteers to work on Fundraising and Social Media Presence.  We are a nonprofit 501(c)(3) and welcome High School and College students that need to meet their Community Service needs.  Please email us at

Other Green Events in San Diego

November 5th Tuesday 3:15 pm – 5:30 pm Better Local Transit for a Better Climate Future Hosted by SanDiego350 City College Math & Social Sciences Building, Room MS 140 The transportation sector is the biggest source of greenhouse gas emissions in San Diego. Come learn about and participate in brainstorming on strategies to curb those emissions – through SANDAG’s Regional Transportation Plan and through new funding for improvements to MTS transit services. This event will be part presentation and part group discussions/brainstorming. The presentations will be given by volunteers from SanDiego350 who will also facilitate the group discussions.If you are a student or if you use transit on a frequent basis, we especially would love you to attend! More info:

November 5th Tuesday  9:30 am – 12:30 pm  Call to Action: Full City Council Meeting!  Hosted by San Diegans for Justice and Mid-City CAN (Community Advocacy Network) San Diego City Council Chambers, 202 C St., 12th Floor San Diego 92101 Please join us in support of the Women Occupy San Diego ballot measure to create independent community-led Commission on Police Practices.  Speak, cede time to someone else, or simply register your support and stand in solidarity with our coalition. Email Mary at to RSVP or if you have any questions. More info:

November 6th Wednesday 7 pm – 9 pm The Prison Industrial Complex: A Panel Discussion· Hosted by Palomar MEChA Palomar College MD 157 1140  W Mission Rd. San Marco 92069.  MEChA de Palomar College and Transitions Collective of Palomar College will be hosting a panel on the Prison Industrial Complex which will cover the topics of mass incarceration, police brutality, the prison industrial complex, the school to prison pipeline, etc. We will be inviting community members and community leaders to come and listen and ask questions about these topics and challenge their mentalities on the prison system, the justice system, and education system. Parking: FREE in Lots 1 & 2  More info:

November 6th Wednesday 6 pm – 7:30 pm Sunrise Movement San Diego Fourth Weekly “Strike Circle” 3795 Fairmont Ave.  Join us for our fourth weekly “strike circle” meeting. “Strike Circles” are for and led by young people (under ~35) to organize in our high schools, colleges, workplaces, neighborhoods, and towns. This is the fourth of a series of weekly in-person meetings to not only plan our next strike, but also learn how to ‘build to millions’, ‘moral protest’ and much more! This week we will be at the City Heights Weingart Library. If you have not attended any of the previous strike circles that is okay! You can attend this meeting and get caught up on previous meetings by reaching out to Nikayla Jefferson.  More info:

November 7th Thursday 6 pm – 8 pm Sips & Civility: Privacy and Surveillance in SD Hosted by ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties and League of Women Voters of San Diego San Diego Central Library 330 Park Blvd. San Diego 92101 Join LWVSD for a community conversation about privacy and surveillance – right here in our city! Come hear Christie Hill, Deputy Advocacy Director, ACLU of San Diego and Imperial Counties discuss types of surveillance in San Diego County (smart lights; ShotSpotter; license plate readers, etc.). Learn about risks associated with these types of tech and what our local government should do to protect our privacy.More info:

November 7th Thursday 6 pm – 8:30 pm  RENT CONTROL FORUM Hosted by San Diego Tenants Union and San Diego Tenants United 4305 University Avenue, Suite 640 San Diego 92105 You’re invited to a power event for the people ITS TIME FOR SAN DIEGO TO SUPPORT REAL HOUSING REVOLUTION ITS TIME FOR THE TENANTS TO LEAD THROUGH SELF DETERMINATION ***DINNER, CHILD CARE, AND TRANSLATION PROVIDED*** More info:

November 8th Friday 6 pm – 8 pm Women for Justice Fundraiser Hosted by San Diegans for Justice Women’s Museum of California 2730 Historic Decatur Road, Barracks 16, San Diego 92106. Please join San Diego Women for Justice for a fundraiser to support the San Diegans for Justice 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. Special guest Genevieve Jones-Wright. More info:

November 8th Friday 6:30 pm – Sierra Club Film night ” A Different American Dream”  8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego 92111, On the edge of the Badlands of North Dakota, the lives, communities, and the environment of the people of the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation have been profoundly transformed by the discovery and industrial exploitation of the largest scaled oil field in North America.  Their land is now littered with oil wells, fracking towers, and toxic waste dumps.  Sickness and disease are fracturing ancestral land and culture.  Some tribal members have profited from mineral rights, but widespread poverty threatens to destroy the social fabric of the community.  Some tribal leaders are attempting to save their land and the future of their society in a David and Goliath struggle against powerful corporations and their political supporters.  This documentary asks two universal questions: What is the true meaning of wealth and what is the meaning of home? More info:

November 9th Saturday 8 am -3 pm. White People for Racial Justice 101 Hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice – SURJ San Diego. Partnership for the Advancement of New Americans – PANA 4089 Fairmount Ave. San Diego 92105 Join us for an interactive workshop where we will discuss the basics of white supremacy, privilege, and fragility. You’ll get practical tools for unlearning your own biases, identifying everyday racism and taking action to fight for racial equality. Our approach is wholistic, so we ask that you bring your full intellectual, physical, and emotional self to the day as we work together to dismantle white supremacy. More info:

November 9th Saturday  1 pm – 6 pm Soil Shindig! Hosted by Resource Conservation District of Greater San Diego County and Wild Willow Farm 2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego 92154. Come join us for this Free Community Event for the fifth year in a row! Celebrate one of the world’s most amazing precious natural resources, SOIL! You’re invited to an afternoon of learning, discovering, creating, connecting, and experiencing the key role soils play in our daily lives. Explore two unique soil-supporting operations — an educational farm & a community garden — located in the Tijuana Estuary just 15 minutes south of downtown San Diego. Plenty of family friendly activities throughout the afternoon! Bring your left over halloween pumpkins to smash and compost! More info:

November 9th Saturday 2 pm – 4 pm Comprehensive Cannabis Hosted by Ocean Beach Library 4801 Santa Monica Ave Ocean Beach 92107.  This program will familiarize you with the therapeutic benefits of cannabis. Topics covered include: History of marijuana use in the US. Introduction to how cannabis works and how to choose the best consumption methods. How to address legal issues. – Ways to talk with your family and friends about cannabis.  More info:

November 9th 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:

November 11th Monday Reclaiming Armistice Day.  Vets For Peace has 2 events.  More info:

November 12th Tuesday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Social Equity in Climate Solutions Hosted by Climate Action Campaign and Mid-City CAN (Community Advocacy Network) City Heights Library 3795 Fairmount 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 last speaker is San Diego Council President Georgette Gómez. As the daughter of working class immigrants she learned at an early age the importance of giving back to the community and helping those less fortunate. A graduate of SDSU, she has dedicated her career and volunteer time to strengthening communities. She is committed to creating a local government that is equitable, inclusive, transparent, and accountable More info:

November 13th Wednesday 12 pm – 1:30 pm Building a More Sustainable Future | Green Lunchbag Series Hosted by SDSU Green Love/ Sustainability Commission and San Diego Green Building Council San Diego State University, Student Union Theatre 55 Campanile Drive, San Diego 92182 Did you know the building sector generates approximately 40% of global GHG emissions and constitute 36% of global energy use? Hear how innovative design is changing the way we build, getting us closer to net-zero GHG emissions, and causing a cultural change in how we interact with our built environment. Speakers are from San Diego Green Building Council & Ackerstein Sustainability FREE vegetarian and vegan pizza provided!  More info:  For other events from the San Diego Green Building Council go to:

November 14th Thursday 6:30 pm Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego, Monthly Meeting  Center for Sustainable Energy 3980 Sherman St, San Diego. This month we are excited to feature Russell Vare from NUVVE who will tell us all about Vehicle to Grid Charging. NUVVE has been running commercial vehicle-to-grid (V2G) operations since 2016. Russell will discuss the state of V2G charging as well as options for vehicle-to-load charging. Join us, for a peek into the future of EV charging and grid management.
RSVP on meetup at least 3 hours prior to the meeting, attend the meeting and you will be entered into a drawing for an overnight experience with a new Tesla!  More info:

November 14th Thursday  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm  Climate, Equality and Environmental Justice  Hosted by North County Climate Change Alliance  “There is no such thing as a single-issue struggle because we do not live single-issue lives.” ~Audre Lorde~
We are at a time when crucial decisions must be made, and difficult actions taken to avert the worse consequences of anthropogenic climate change. Join us for a thought-provoking discussion by anthropologist and environmental activist Dr. Cody Petterson. In this talk he will explore the interdependency of our economic, political, and climate crises. Dr. Petterson will also make it clear why it is impossible to achieve sustainability without equity and environmental justice. More info:

November 16th Saturday 10 am – 1 pm  Sea Shepherd x San Diego Whale Watch 1617 Quivira Rd. San Diego 92109 Come out for a fun morning on the water and show your support for Sea Shepherd by joining San Diego Whale Watch and Sea Shepherd San Diego on a unique Whale Watching excursion! Join volunteers of the San Diego Chapter and enjoy a three hour whale watch where 30% of all proceeds will be donated to Sea Shepherd. San Diego Whale Watch crew will provide you with sightings of beautiful whales & dolphins as well as an educational experience where you can learn about these animals that visit the ocean near San Diego harbor. On-Shore Volunteer and Veteran Campaign Crew members will be on board sharing what Sea Shepherd is doing to Defend, Conserve & Protect our Oceans. A table will also be set up with official Sea Shepherd merchandise to purchase during the tour.
More info:

November 17th Sunday 1:30 – 3:30  Free Film: Jews Step Forward Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace San Diego and Peace Resource Center of San Diego   Mission Valley Library 2123 Fenton Pkwy, San Diego 92108 In this powerful documentary, twenty-four diverse American Jewish voices across the demographic divide share their evolving views of Israel, telling why they are taking up the struggle of the Palestinian people. They share their thoughts on cultural identity, the proud Jewish contribution to social justice, their evolving views of Israel and the importance of Jewish values and conscience. Jews Step Forward ends on a high note of honor, justice and renewal. Q&A period will follow the documentary. More info:

November 19th Tuesday 5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Community Forum With County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher Hosted by Environmental Health Coalition City Heights Library 3795 Fairmount Ave. San Diego 92105. Do you know who the San Diego County Board of Supervisors are and what they do? Join us in City Heights on November 19, 2019 to meet County Supervisor Nathan Fletcher. This is a great opportunity for community members to ask Supervisor Fletcher about his environmental justice priorities and goals. The event will include: – Dinner- Interpretation (English, Spanish, Vietnamese) – Child care.More info:

November 21st Thursday 6:30 pm Evolution 2020 (CoCreation Team Planning) · Hosted by Local Earth
It is with great joy we invite YOU to join our Planning & CoCreation Team for Evolution 2020! Evolution is an annual gathering of global rEvolutionaries, visionaries and changemakers ready to create ReGenerative Solutions for the Planet! Evolution is the integration of a ReGenerative Solutions Summit, Transformational Festival and Epic Concert… all in ONE! Evolution is a Party for the Planet! This gathering will take place over the Fall Equinox of next year. Evolution 2020 is our launchpad for the Earth 2.0 Research Project and fundraising initiative to begin building the first official Local Earth Village! More info:

November 23rd. Saturday 10 am – 12 pm  Storm drain Stenciling Day in Ocean Beach  Robb Athletic Field  2525 Bacon Street, San Diego 92107. Join I Love A Clean San Diego and Think Blue San Diego for a storm drain pollution prevention project and litter cleanup in Ocean Beach! We will paint pollution prevention messages on storm drains in the neighborhood, and collect trash along the way to divert waste from the San Diego River watershed and preserve the natural beauty of this beloved area.   More info:

November 24th Sunday 3 pm  “Build a Bee Bungalow Workshop” 7936 Lester Ave. Suite B, Lemon Grove 91945 Hands-on workshop – monthly in the SoloBee shop OR Gather your friends and we will bring the workshop to you! Perfect for birthday parties, crafting event or just because you love the bees. Monthly workshop – Register Here:

November 29th – Dec 6th Strike with Us Back in September, 7 million people around the world walked out to demand real climate action from election officials ….. and the movement is just getting started. More info:

December 1st Sunday 2 pm – 4 pm Film “Gaza Fights For Freedom” Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace San Diego Point Loma Library 3701 Voltaire St. San Diego 92107 A riveting documentary on Gaza’s Great March of Return by Abby Martin and a heroic team of Palestinian videographers. Q&A with Abby Martin. More info:

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