Events


Summer Social 

SDGBC | June 20 | 5:30 PM – 8:00 PM | 797 J St. 92101

Join the San Diego Green Building Council for our annual Summer Social event. Every June we celebrate Summer Solstice and shifts in the universe with a fun and informal gathering of sustainability leaders in San Diego. This year we will also celebrate the transition of executive leadership in our organization. Come and raise a glass to wish Paulina farewell and welcome our new Executive Director!

We will serve delicious tacos, local beverages, and summer desserts! You will also enjoy live music by UnKannie

Register Here Online registration ends June 19 at 5pm.


SSN June Year End Potluck

SSN | Thursday, June 21 |11:30 AM – 1 PM | Sustainability Resource Center, PC

We hope you will join us on, Thursday, June 21st to celebrate the 2017-18 year with a year-end potluck party! Please bring your favorite dish to share with 12-15 people. SSN will provide the beverages, cups, cloth napkins, reusable plates, and utensils.


San Diego Green Drinks June 2018: Climate Change Policy

Thursday, June 21 | 6 PM – 8 PM | Waypoint Public (North Park) 3794 30th Street, San Diego, California 92104

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Do you believe Congress will create an effective policy to fight climate change? Do you believe Democrats and Republicans will work together on this? Do you believe Congresspersons listen and respond to ordinary voters?

Climate change policy is caught in the middle of today’s tumultuous politics. Fortunately, there are people fighting for nonpartisan climate change mitigation.

Citizens Climate Lobby believes in participatory democracy. They work to establish and maintain relationships with our Members of Congress, to raise public awareness through media and outreach events, and to build bridges with other groups concerned with climate change. CCL currently has 95,000 volunteers and over 400 chapters across the United States. We are nonpartisan and nonprofit.

Carl Yaeckel will be talking about the latest in climate change science, current impacts of climate change, and the possible approaches to eliminating greenhouse gas emissions: regulation, cap-and-trade, and taxing carbon fuels.

Speaker:

Carl Yaeckel graduated from Harvard Law School in 1979. He has worked as a prosecutor, a public defender, and a civil trial attorney. Since retiring in 2014 he has been a volunteer with Citizens Climate Lobby. Mr. Yaeckel is a Congressional Liaison and a Group Leader for CCL. He resides in Ocean Beach, California.

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San Diego Green Drinks is a fun, monthly meetup for environmentalists.

Parking can be tight in this area; we suggest taking public transit, rideshare, or carpooling to the event. If you’re driving, allow additional time to park.


Bikes, the Climate Action Plan, and Vision Zero

Friday, June 22 | 3:15 PM – 4:30 PM | San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101

Bikes, The Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero: A Regional Bike Summit Panel

Attend this powerful panel on how the Climate Action Plan and Vision Zero are making San Diego streets safer for bicyclists! We hope you will join us as we explore this topic and hear from our experienced panelists.

Attending this panel discussion is free of charge. You can RSVP through this event page to help us anticipate attendance. If you are interested in attending a day of or the full 3 days of the conference, tickets are available here.


EDCO Recycling Tour

Saturday, June 23 | 11 AM – 1 PM | 1021 W Mission Ave, Escondido, CA 

Join the Rise Above Plastics program for an exciting tour of one of the newest EDCO recycling facilities!

Seaside Sustainability Workshop

ILACSD | Saturday, June 23 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Carlsbad City Library 1775 Dove Ln, Carlsbad, California 92008

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Join ILACSD as we team up with the City of Carlsbad – Official to bring you a workshop focused on sustainable living! On Saturday, June 23, 2018, we will be hosting the Seaside Sustainability Workshop from 10:00 AM – 12:00 PM at the Dove Library located at 1775 Dove Lane, Carlsbad, CA92011. The event is completely FREE and open to the public.

Come by and learn how to set yourself up for success in sustainability! Visit educational booths, participate in one of the hands-on activities, and bring in gently used items you were planning to donate and participate in the Swap ‘n’ Shop! Swap ‘n’ Shop participants can exchange or donate those items giving them a second life and keeping them out of the landfill. Make sure to stick around for our raffle where you have the opportunity to win sustainable prizes that will help with your eco-friendly journey!


Surfrider Foundation Power & Pints

Tuesday, June 26 |6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | Duck Foot Brewing Company

Join Surfrider Foundation San Diego and Sullivan Solar Power to learn about solar and battery technology while enjoying craft beer at Duck Foot Brewing Company on Tuesday, June 26 from 6:30 PM to 7:30 PM.

Surfrider Foundation San Diego County Chapter is now partnering with local firm Sullivan Solar Power and for each Surfrider member who goes solar with Sullivan Solar Power, $500 will be donated back to Surfrider San Diego.

Sullivan Solar Power will provide a complimentary beer with RSVP.

To RSVP visit www.sdsolarexperience.org. For questions contact Taylor.Markwith@sullivansolarpower.com.


Full Moon Pier Walks

Birch Aquarium | June 27 | 7:00 – 8:30 PM

A warm night lit by a full moon is the perfect time to explore one of La Jolla’s most prominent landmarks.

During this program, you will discover the 100-year history of pier-based data collection at Scripps while walking along the Scripps Pier on an exclusive moonlit tour. Collect plankton, learn about bioluminescent organisms, and explore current research while engaging in hands-on activities.


Morning After Mess Cleanup

Thursday, July 5 | 9 AM – 12 PM | 1258 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109

Every year thousands of people flock to our beautiful beaches for the summer holidays, and every year tons of trash is left behind. Join I Love A Clean San Diego and the Surfrider Foundation San Diego for our annual Morning After Mess Cleanup. Last year, 140 volunteers collected 572 lbs of debris in three hours.This is a great opportunity for students and families to learn about the effects of marine debris and litter left behind!

The litter cleanup will begin on Thursday, July 5, 2018, from 9:00 AM to 12:00 PM. Volunteers will meet at East Fiesta Island located at 1258 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109. We will have cleanup supplies, snacks, and water. We also provide community service hours and Letters of Appreciation for volunteers.

We encourage volunteers to bring their own reusable items such as water bottles, work gloves, and buckets to promote zero waste practices and help us in our mission to have a zero waste, litter free, and environmentally engaged San Diego region!

All volunteers are required to fill out a waiver form to participate and anyone under the age of 18 needs a waiver signed by their parent or guardian.

Register here: https://goo.gl/forms/zIvlbrgw33xBIDCj2


Circulate’s July Membership Event

Thursday, July 12 | 5:30 PM – 7:30 PM | IDEA1 Apartments 899 Park Boulevard, San Diego, California 92101Image may contain: sky and outdoor

Join Circulate San Diego for our next Membership mixer, hosted at the IDEA1 Apartments, on their beautiful terrace with a view of the vibrant East Village.

We’ll have a fun evening with our diverse and engaged membership for networking, drinks, music, and celebrations. Mingle with Circulate staff members, local decisionmakers, and professionals in the land use and transportation space.

The event will feature remarks from Imperial Beach Mayor Serge Dedina. Mayor Dedina has made crosswalks, bicycling, and smart urbanism hallmarks of his leadership.


Community Farm Day

Saturday, July 14 | 9 AM – 5 PM | Wild Willow Farm & Education Center 2550 Sunset Avenue, San Diego, California 92154

Come join us for a day of fun on the farm! Learn about who we are and why we do what we do, enjoy Mel’s famous brick oven pizzas, and learn more about regenerative sustainable farming in our classes and discussions.

FREE PROGRAMMING INCLUDES:
-9AM: History and Purpose of Wild Willow Farm with Mel
-10:30AM: Spirit of Organics with farm instructor Paul
-1:30PM: Farm Tour

Lunch and Music
($10 suggested donation)
-11AM-1PM: Live Music by the Coral Bells
-11:30AM-12:30PM: Mel’s Famous Brick Oven Pizza
made with farm fresh ingredients and sourdough crust

CLASSES (purchase tickets on this page):

(1) Bed Building, $5-$10
1:30PM-2:30PM
Farm manager, Cathryn Henning, will walk you through the steps of building healthy soil and properly preparing your beds for seed and plants for a successful growing season.

(2) All About C.O.F. (Complete Organic Fertilizer), $10
2:30PM-3:30PM
Learn how to utilize local resources to feed the soil microbiomes and build healthy crops by adding this organic nutrition to your soil. Includes a 1lb. bag of C.O.F.


Kids STOP Plastic Pollution Day!

Surfrider Foundation | Sunday, July 15 | 1 PM – 4 PM | Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen 6985 El Camino Real, Carlsbad, California 92009

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July 15th is Ocean Family Science Day. Come on out to Tin Leaf Fresh Kitchen with us to find out what is happening to the ocean!

From 1pm-4pm, our RAP & STOP committees will be hosting fun activities for kids of all ages. Bring the whole family!


Green Business Education Series Workshops

San Diego Green Building Council | Wednesday,  July 18 |11:30 AM – 1:00 PM | 901 National City Blvd, National City, California 91950

 

Free workshop for business managers, owners, building operators, employees, and any go-getters interested in saving money by identifying opportunities to lower operating costs!

The series of workshops will take place on the third Wednesdays of every month until the end of the year.

Registration is required and lunch will be provided.

Limited seats available, register today!


Team Up to Clean Up

Saturday, July 21 | 8 AM – 12 PM | Marina View Park

Join the Living Coast Discovery Center’s team for clean-up, planting and restoration projects throughout Chula Vista and So. San Diego County.

Time: 8:00 AM,
Location: Marina View Park, CV
(All ages event)

We will be removing debris and trash from the J Street Marina area. Please check-in at the staging area located at Marina View Park.
Look for the blue canopy.

For more information, exact location and to sign-up, call (619) 409-5905 or email Tina@thelivingcoast.org


Farm to Bay 2018

Saturday, August 4 | 4 PM – 7:30 PM | Living Coast Discovery Center

Join us for the 9th annual Farm to Bay, a unique fundraising event that brings together some of the region’s finest restaurants, breweries and wineries in support of wildlife, education, and sustainability programs at the Living Coast Discovery Center.

Tickets on sale here.


Community Choice Forum

Friday, September 7 | 8 AM – 4 PMImage may contain: 7 people, people smiling, people standing and text

Mark your calendars for the 3rd Annual Community Choice Forum this September 7, 2018, 8am-4pm.

Our region is making history with unprecedented commitments to reaching 100% clean energy. Six cities in San Diego have committed to 100% clean energy by 2035, and all six have identified Community Choice in the Climate Action Plans as a tried-and-true pathway to succeed. Solana Beach has paved the way for the region, launching Community Choice this June!

Statewide, nearly five million families in California are expected to benefit from Community Choice by the end of this year — including LA and Ventura County. It’s time for San Diego families to enjoy the freedom of choice, energy democracy, local economic development, revenue that stays in the community, and moving from a for-profit to a not-for-profit business model to keep runaway energy rates and San Diego’s rising cost-of-living affordable to all.

Stay tuned for details!


Rise for Climate Action San Diego

Saturday, September 8 | 10 AM – 3 PM | San Diego, California

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Join SanDiego350 and partners for the next big climate mobilization on Saturday, September 8, 2018.

Thousands of San Diegans will stand with climate advocates worldwide for this global day of action ahead of the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco. We will call for a #FossilFree world and a just and rapid transition to 100% clean energy. Details of the event (including time and location) are coming soon!

RSVP or Donate to support the march.


2018 Momentum Awards

Wednesday, October 24 | 5:30 PM – 8:30 PM | San Diego Natural History Museum 1788 El Prado, San Diego, California 92101

Celebrate mobility, great neighborhoods, connected communities, and sustainable development, while recognizing the achievements of visionary civic leaders and businesses.

Circulate San Diego’s Momentum Awards recognize the people and projects in the San Diego region that are improving our quality of life by advancing forward-thinking multi-modal transportation choices, better connectivity, and vibrant, healthy communities.

SPONSORSHIPS ARE AVAILABLE:

Sponsorships are available for firms and individuals that want to support our work and secure visibility at the event. View our sponsorship form here, and contact Circulate San Diego at: (619) 567-6856 or cparent@circulatesd.org.


This page is updated regularly. Check back soon for more upcoming events or view our events calendar!