Calendar for February 2020 from the OB Green Center

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in Ocean Beach, San Diego

February Events From the Ocean Beach Green Center

Ocean Beach Green Center, 4862 Voltaire Street, Ocean Beach 92107 (619) 613-5616

Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center

February 13th Thursday 7 pmFilm Night. “Inhabit: A Permaculture Perspective”
Inhabit is a 2015 documentary introducing permaculture: a design method that offers an ecological lens for solving issues related to agriculture, economics, governance, and on. The film presents a vast array of projects, concepts, and people, and it translates the diversity of permaculture into something that can be understood by an equally diverse audience. For those familiar, it will be a call to action and a glimpse into what’s possible – what kind of projects and solutions are already underway. For those unfamiliar, it will be an introduction to a new way of being and a new way of relating to the Earth. For everyone, it will be a reminder that humans are capable of being planetary healing forces.

Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting. February 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd. 29th. 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 c3 and welcome High School and College students that need to meet their Community Service needs.  Please email us at

Events not at the Ocean Beach Green Center

February 3rd. Monday  6:30 pm – 8:30 pm Congressional District 53 Candidate Forum on the Climate Crisis Hosted by SanDiego350  Climate Action Campaign, DSA San Diego, , SDSU College Dems, and Sunrise Movement San Diego, Environmental Health Coalition, NAACP San Diego Branch Sierra Club, San Diego United Nations Association.   Vista La Mesa Christian Church, 4210 Massachusetts Ave. La Mesa 91941  Come hear candidates for the 53rd Congressional district talk about how they plan to address climate change and climate injustice. The nonpartisan, educational forumwill feature a wide range of questions regarding climate change and environmental justice. Note: you must reserve your seat via Eventbrite. Confirmed candidates are: Jose Caballero, Janessa Goldbeck, Georgette Gomez, Sara Jacobs, Joaquín Vázquez Don’t forget to register to vote! Last day for the primary is Feb 18, 2020 –  More info:

February 4th Tuesday 6:30 pm – 8 pm The Mayoral Candidate Forum on Homelessness and Housing  Hosted by Voices Advocates, Think Dignity and Voices of Our City Choir.    Fraternal Order of Eagles 3848 Centre St. San Diego 92103 The Voices of Dignity presents the 2020 Mayoral Candidate Forum on Homelessness and Housing Moderated by Scott Lewis CEO and Editor in Chief of The Voice of San Diego. Special thanks to Funders Together to End Homelessness who provided funding for this event.

February 5th Wednesday   6:30 pm – 9 pm  Saving our coastal communities – and the world – from climate change
hosted by La Mesa-Foothills Democratic Club 8450 Roach Dr. La Mesa 91942  San Diego is in the crosshairs for flooding, extreme heat waves, fires and other damage wrought by climate change. We have invited an array of local climate action advocates to educate our members:
– Nicole Capretz, Founder and Director of the Climate Action Campaign
– Donna Frye, Former San Diego City Council Person and pioneering environmentalist
– Jennifer Campbell, San Diego City Council Person and head of the Council’s Environment Committee
– Rafael Castellanos, past chair and current board member of the Port of San Diego and candidate for the coast-hugging Supervisory District 1
– Tommy Hough, Founder of Democrats for Environment Action and Campaign Director of ReWild Mission Bay,
– and Moderator Brian Elliott, former chair of the Sierra Club’s Political Action Committee

February 5th Wednesday 9 am -3:30 pm 3rd Annual State of Biodiversity Symposium San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado San Diego 92101 Join us at the 3rd annual State of Biodiversity Symposium to rally around the latest science, emerging threats, and management success stories in the world of conservation. The Symposium is timed to be after the State of the Union, State, and City addresses to shine a light on conservation and biodiversity, a topic that is discussed all too infrequently in these public addresses. The symposium will feature a keynote presentation by Todd Keeler-Wolf entitled California-Style Biodiversity: Why We Wonder, Worry, and Hope. It will be followed by four concurrent panel sessions: San Diego Canyon Conservation, Habitat Conversation Plans (HCPs) for Conservation and Discovery, Biodiversity and Human Health, and Implications of Black-Market Biodiversity. Within these sessions, we will cover topics including but not limited to ecological disruptions in canyons, new species discovery, the importance of corridors and connectivity in the context of HCPs, the benefits of outdoor experiences on children’s mental health and recovery, illegal trade and smuggling of plants and animals, and violence against conservation advocates. The State of Biodiversity Symposium is open to anyone and everyone in hopes of bringing together conservationists, land managers, scientists, and the interested public to facilitate necessary interdisciplinary conversations about our region’s ecological condition in the wake of climate change and a variety of other human impacts.  More info:

February 6th to February 8th San Diego Regional Bike Summit II – Shifting San Diego Meeting Venues: Balboa Park – Museum of Photographic Arts, San Diego History Museum, San Diego Museum of Art and Panama 66.   Our objectives of the Summit are to bring together advocates, local and national leaders for bicycling, elected officials and more to share examples of successful projects, best practices and strategies to improve bicycling everywhere.  $75

February 7th Friday  5:30 pm – 8 pm People’s Budget: Budget 101Hosted by Community Budget Alliance
Mid-City CAN 4305 University Ave # 640 San Diego 92105 The Community Budget Alliance is a coalition of organizations fighting for a more equitable San Diego-Tijuana region. Join us for a community forum on San Diego’s City budget and how we can: *Fight for more parks in our neighborhoods*Fight for workers’ rights & good jobs*Fight for environmental justice*Redefine public safety *Protect tenants*Fight for community led boards & commissions We have the expertise and power as communities to choose where, how and why things get built, and for whom. Understanding what the budget is and how it is created helps you push for what your neighborhood needs.
*****Food, childcare and translation will be provided!****** RSVP here:

February 8th Saturday 1 pm – 3 pm   San Diego Fixit Clinic Second Chance Beer North Park 4045 30th St. Ste A San Diego 92104   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 disassemble and troubleshoot your item. Whether we fix it or not, you’ll learn more about how it was manufactured and how it worked. This is a family-friendly event: children are heartily invited!

February 8th Saturday 3 pm – 5 pm San Diego Solar Experience Kickoff Event· Hosted by Sullivan Solar Power and 5 others.  AleSmith Brewing Company 9990 AleSmith Ct. San Diego 92126  Join us as San Diego enters a new decade of clean energy! From changing financial incentives for solar and storage, to new promising programs like Community Choice Energy and the growing importance of battery backup power during frequent blackouts, there is a lot for consumers to prepare for in 2020.  At 11:00 a.m., there will be five educational solar+storage seminars across the county to help residents change the way they power their lives through the adoption of solar+storage solutions. The solar+storage seminars will cover: 26% tax credit details, How to choose a trusted solar provider, Solar and storage integration , Financing options, How solar works To learn more and RSVP, visit

February 8th Saturday  2 pm – 3 pm Good Neighbor Gardens Hosted by Ocean Beach Library 4801 Santa Monica Ave. Ocean Beach 92107  In Celebration of Black History Month, we are proud to host Good Neighbor Gardens (GNG) in a presentation about community development through urban farming in San Diego. GNG is an African-American run business lead by Mia Vaughnes and her partner, Walt Sandford. In the last 6 years Good Neighbor Gardens has grown its urban sharecrop to include over 150 edible home gardens throughout San Diego County! Come learn more about this fantastic organization and participate in a seed-starting workshop to contribute to the share crop! and thank you #1bigfarm #1gardenatatime #goodneighborgardens

February  9th Sunday  4:30 pm – 8 pm Border Encuentro   Hosted by Via International and 3 others Bread & Salt 1955 Julian Ave. San Diego 92113   Join Via International and Alliance San Diego as we welcome friends from across the country for a celebration of the borderlands. Also included is a sneak-preview screening of Too Long Here, a documentary short containing never-before-seen footage of First Lady Pat Nixon’s 1971 inauguration of International Friendship Park on the border between San Diego and Tijuana. After this exciting debut, we’ll enjoy a fiesta featuring local food vendors, looping documentaries, great art – and most importantly, like-minded people seeking to make a positive impact on the world.

February 9th Sunday 2 pm – 4 pm Descent of Gandhi’s India· Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace San Diego and Islamic Center of San Diego – ICSD.   All Souls’ Episcopal Church 1475 Catalina Blvd, San Diego 92107. A discussion with Ajit Sahi & Raqib Naik “We will have to repent in this generation not merely for the hateful words and actions of the bad people but the appalling silence of the good people.” – Martin Luther King

Ajit Sahi -is a veteran Indian journalist and civil liberties-human rights activist. In his 30-year career as a journalist, Sahi has extensively investigated and reported on fabrication of cases against innocent Indian citizens, across the country. Raqib Hameed Naik – is a Kashmir based Journalist working as an International Correspondent with the US-based The Globe Post. He primarily focuses on conflict and human rights. Over the years, he has extensively reported on human rights abuses by the Indian state in Kashmir including enforced disappearances and lethal use of nonlethal weapons.

February 9th Sunday 12 am – 2 pm Food, Soil and Global Warming Climate Chat· Hosted by SanDiego350 Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of San Dieguito, 1036 Solana Dr. Solana Beach 92075   The SD350 Food and Soil Committee will talk about how the food we eat, the food we waste and how we grow our food contribute to or reduce global warming. Come join us for a discussion on how each of us can lower our carbon footprint through smart choices in our food and how we care for the soil in agriculture and in our yards.

February 11th Tuesday 9 am – 5 pm  Zero Waste Symposium 2020 San Diego County Operations Center,5500 Overland Ave. San Diego 92123 We invite you to participate in the 7th Annual Zero Waste Symposium: the Price of Convenience facilitated by Zero Waste San Diego. This year’s focus will be the dramatic economic, environmental and social impacts associated with consumer convenience and throw- away dynamic that permeates American culture, with leading industry experts highlighting the importance and challenges to reversing these trends, as well as opportunities for job creation, entrepreneurship, stabilized local economies and improved air, water and soil. $35 – $65 More info: and

February 13th Thursday 5:30 pm – 8:30 pm State of Green Building: 15 Year Celebration Hosted by San Diego Green Building Council  797 J St. San Diego 92101 Join us for a night of green building updates, food, drinks and prizes! We’re celebrating SDGBC’s 15 years of sustainable building achievements. RSVP here:

February 13th Thursday  5:30 pm – 7:30 pm Climate Change Impacts on Human Health by North County Climate Change Alliance Vista Library 700 Eucalyptus Ave. Vista 92084.  Dr. Bruce Bekkar’s local environmental efforts began in 1991, when he helped found the first local chapter of the Surfrider Foundation in San Diego. Since 2005, he has focused on the threats posed by climate change- specifically, risks to human health and our oceans. He left his medical practice in 2013 to work full-time on these issues, and currently serves on the Board of San Diego’s Climate Action Campaign and the Executive Committees of the North San Diego Chapter of Climate Reality and TAG Indivisible. Recently, he was Vice-Chair of Del Mar’s Sea Level Rise Advisory Committee, the spokesperson for Surfrider’s S.T.O.P. climate change initiative, and he has traveled to the State Capitol with the American Lung Association to lobby with the Doctors for Climate Health. As a 2015 graduate of Al Gore’s Climate Reality Leadership Corps program, he co-leads their Health Issues community and mentors at U.S. trainings. Bruce speaks frequently to community groups, university students, local city councils, and anyone who wants to learn what they can do about our climate crisis.

February 13th Thursday 7 pm – 8:30 pm Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego, monthly meeting  Featured Presentation:
Cheryl Goodman, Head of Corporate Communications for Sony Electronics North America, will present Sony’s innovative new electric vehicle concept, the Vision-S. Ms. Goodman oversees executive and financial communications, corporate social responsibility programs and employee communications. Prior to her work at Sony, she served for 10 years at Qualcomm before taking the reins at Athena where she was recognized as one of San Diego’s top CEOs. … And Electric Vehicle Questions Answered: Are you new to electric vehicles? Interested in learning more about becoming an electric vehicle owner? Get your EV questions answered by long time members between 6:30 PM and 7:00 PM before the presentation starts.

Electric Vehicle Assn. Presentation: Cheryl Goodman – Sony’s Vision-S

Thursday, Feb 13, 2020, 7:00 PM

Center for Sustainable Energy
3980 Sherman Street, Suite 170 San Diego, ca

29 EV enthusiasts Attending

Featured Presentation: Cheryl Goodman, Head of Corporate Communications for Sony Electronics North America, will present Sony’s innovative new electric vehicle concept, the Vision-S. Ms. Goodman oversees executive and financial communications, corporate social responsibility programs and employee communications. Prior to her work at Sony, she serve…

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February 14th Friday  6:30 pm Sierra Club Film night ” Harvest of Empire: The Untold Story of Latinos in America” 8304 Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego CA 92111    A powerful documentary that exposes the direct connection between the long history of U.S. intervention in Latin America and the immigration crisis we face today. From the territorial expansionist policies that decimated the young economies of Mexico, Puerto Rico, and Cuba, to the covert operations that imposed oppressive military regimes in the Dominican Republic, Guatemala, Nicaragua and El Salvador, Harvest of Empire provides an unflinching look at the origins of the growing Latino presence in the United States. Adapted from the landmark book written by journalist Juan Gonzalez, the film tells the story of an epic human saga that is largely unknown to the great majority of citizens in the U.S. but must become  part of our national conversation about immigration.

February 15th Saturday  9 am – 4 pm White People for Racial Justice 101  Hosted by Showing Up for Racial Justice – SURJ San  City Heights.   Join us for an interactive workshop where we will discuss the basics of white supremacy, privilege, and fragility. This is a chance for white folks to gain practical tools for unlearning your own biases, identifying everyday racism and taking action to fight for racial equality. Pre-registration is required for this all-day workshop – visit the ticket link below for more details. Questions? Send a Facebook message or email .

February 15th Saturday 1pm – 4 pm Treat M.I.; Don’t Mistreat M.I. Peace Resource Center 3850 Westgate Pl, San Diego 92105
This initiative by PRC Board Member Cheryl Canson provides a monthly support group for people with family and friends incarcerated due to mental illness. The initiative also works on improving mental health treatment and reducing the mental health crisis-prison-pipeline. Everyone is welcome! More info:

February 15th Saturday 9 am – 12 pm  Permaculture Workshop Wild Willow Farm 2550 Sunset Avenue San Diego 92154
Join us for “Introduction to Permaculture”, a workshop on this holistic design and management tool for sustainable living and regenerative agriculture. Environmental and sustainability educator Colin H. Richard holds a Certificate in Permaculture Design and will give an overview of permacultures ethics, principles and practices in practice locally and globally at this three-hour event. This workshop you will learn: How permaculture is described and what its ethics, principles, and practices are Get a high-level view of how permaculture is practiced domestically and around the world Explore and discuss strategies of how permaculture can be used at home and in your community Please email if you have any questions about the course. $35;

February 16th Sunday 5 pm – 10 pm Spin Doctors, Mike Keneally and Back To The Garden, Tim Flannery   Hosted by Rock for the Environment and 13 others  California Center for the Arts, Escondido 340 N Escondido Blvd. Escondido 92025.   Benefit concert to support yes on A and No on B sponsored by Sierrans against Sprawl. More info on the these important ballot issues and to get a yard sign go to

February 16th Sunday 2 pm – 4 pm Israel Beyond Apartheid Hosted by Jewish Voice for Peace San Diego  Sierra Mesa-Kearny Mesa Library 9005 Aero Dr. San Diego 92123  Susan Abulhawa presents a talk, “Israel Beyond Apartheid,” at the sixth Israel Lobby & American Policy Conference at the National Press Club in Washington, DC on March 22, 2019. She will examine the nature of Israel’s presence in the world, beginning with its claim to be the “only democracy in the Middle East” vs its reality as an apartheid nation. What are the roles Israel has assumed beyond colonizing Palestine in terms of Israel’s relationships to other nations, to the natural world, and to history? In November 2018, Israeli authorities barred her entry at Tel Aviv’s Ben-Gurion Airport and prevented her from participating in panel discussions at a literature festival in Ramallah and Jerusalem. She was detained for 32 hours, many of them spent in an Israeli jail cell, as she appealed the decision. An Israeli court upheld her deportation.

Susan Abulhawa is a Palestinian American writer and political activist. She is the author of a novel, Mornings in Jenin, and the founder of a non-governmental organization, Playgrounds for Palestine. She lives in Yardley, Pennsylvania. Q&A discussion will follow the video. Cosponsored by: Palestinian Youth Movement, San Diego and American Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, San Diego Free and open to the public

February 19th Wednesday 6 pm – 8 pm Peace Promotion Momentum Team Mid-City Community Action Network, University & Fairmont, 5th floor. The Peace Promotion Momentum Team is a project of the community, dedicated to increasing alternatives to prison for youth in City Heights and around the county. Currently, PPMT is engaged in promoting restorative practices in SDUSD and restorative justice in the county justice system.  More info:

February 22nd. Saturday  1 pm – 2:30 pm Close the Camps! A Discussion with Immigration Activists  Hosted by Coalition to Close the Concentration Camps – San Diego   Come engage in a discussion about our ongoing struggle for immigration justice and the movement to close the concentration camps in the United States. Hear from activists on the ground, people advocating for legislative change, and impacted individuals. Learn what you can do to help CLOSE THE CONCENTRATION CAMPS! Stick around after the panel for light refreshments and networking.

February 23rd Sunday 6 pm – 9 pm   Sister Helen Prejean   First Church of the Nazarene 3901 Lomaland Drive San Diego 92106.  Run For Cover Bookstore and The Tim Spann Memorial Fund welcome, Sister Prejean, world renowned death penalty abolitionist and author of “Dead Man Walking” and “River of Fire” who will be speaking and signing her books.  Sister Helen Prejean, CSJ, a member of the Congregation of St. Joseph, is known worldwide for starting a dialogue on the death penalty. She wrote the bestselling “Dead Man Walking” and set out, through storytelling, to bring citizens close to the hard realities of the death penalty system in the United States. Free

February 26th Wednesday  8 am – 12:30 pm Green Building Council presents Carbon Counting.   This program is hosted & funded by the SDG&E Energy Innovation Center. 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd San Diego 92117 This presentation will detail the management process of reducing your carbon impact in the most cost-effective way. The presentation will explain the starting point for a carbon footprint assessment to highlight the activities that create the most emissions. Seminar Highlights: Answer the question: what is carbon counting? How can building owners and consultants become more mindful of carbon? What are the 2019 and beyond carbon factors? What GHG should we be most concerned with?

February 29th Saturday 6 pm – 9 pm Fundraiser!! for Direct Action Everywhere – San Diego EVE Encinitas 575 South Coast Highway 101 Encinitas 92024   Live music Raffle prizes Silent Auction Exclusive merchandise Tons of yummy vegan food!! Direct Action Everywhere San Diego, which challenges systems that normalize violence against animals, is hosting a fundraising dinner to raise money for exciting new actions in 2020!


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