Climate change is easily one of the most profound problems that faces our generation. We have an opportunity now to put California at the forefront of the fight against the worst impacts of climate change by passing meaningful and effective legislation. If passed, Senate Bill 100 (a bill currently under consideration in the California State Assembly) will put California on track to use 100% clean electricity by 2045.
Be apart of this historic moment for environmental justice by simply signing a petition on Library Walk during weeks 7 and 8 that UCSD CALPIRG will take to Sacramento to lobby our elected officials at the beginning of March.
Students have the power to change the world. Join the movement for a greener, healthier and more meaningful future.
SSC | Wednesday, February 21 | 5 PM – 8 PM | Sustainability Resource Center
Do you really know what goes into all the clothes that complete your OOTD (outfit of the day)? what about the true price paid in the human and environmental costs of the fashion industry?
Come out to SRC located next to Price Center Theater to watch the documentary and learn more about the impacts of the clothes we wear. FREE Rubio’s and other snacks will be provided!
ESW |Wednesday, February 21 | 7 PM – 9 PM
Come through to ESW’s final GBM of winter quarter and learn about upcoming events and opportunities as well as hear an amazing presentation from MAE professor and former ESW faculty advisor Jan Kleissl.
Dinner will be provided!
Citizen Science and OUR San Diego River
San Diego River Park Foundation | Wednesday, February 21 | 7pm |Adventure 16, 4620 Alvarado Canyon Rd, San Diego, CA 92120
The San Diego River is an oft-neglected local natural resource with opportunities for hiking, climbing, cycling, fishing, birding, kayaking, and more! Join the San Diego River Park Foundation as they report on the ecological health of the river, using data collected by citizen scientists.
San Diego River Park Foundation staff will be present to explain the River Park vision (a planned river-long park and trail system) as well as the current status of our river. This is your chance to get informed on local environmental issues; including water quality, trash, and invasive plant species. The presenter will share data on how these factors affect our San Diego River and the wider San Diego Region.
Attendees will also learn about the role of community volunteers in collecting scientific data all over the world and how you can use your smart phone to participate during your regular hikes, bike rides, and outdoor activities. By working together as nature enthusiasts, we can help gather the information that scientists, agencies, and stakeholders use to advocate and plan for the conservation of outdoor spaces!
The discussion will include photos, maps, graphics and recommendations on how YOU can get involved through the San Diego River Park Foundation or on your own, wherever you go.
USGBC | Wednesday February, 21 | 5:30pm – 8pm |797 J Street, San Diego 92101
Join the San Diego Green Building Council leadership to recap the San Diego green building movement’s accomplishments in 2017 and learn what’s in store for 2018 and beyond.
During this annual event, we will present the green project data and policy updates as well as SDGBC’s programming and organizational accomplishments. We will also provide updates from our partners in USGBC and International Living Future Institute networks.
ASEJA | Thursday, February 22 | 12 PM – 2 PM | Library Walk
Thrifty Thursday is an event series that brings the culture of thrift to students, sourced by students.
Are you low on cash? Have you had poor luck in buying or selling clothing in the “Free and For Sale” and sites like Depop? Do you want to brighten up your closet with some fun spring statement pieces without breaking the bank? Do you just really dig sustainability?
If any of those answers are yes, then you should become a STUDENT VENDOR at our THRIFTY THURSDAY event!
If you are interested, please fill out the Google form to apply to be a student vendor.
YPE San Diego | Wednesday, February 28 | 5:00 pm – 7:30 pm | Solar Turbines
Join YPE San Diego for a tour of the Solar Turbines energy storage system and turbomachinery manufacturing plant. The tour will be followed by happy hour at Societe Brewing!
CALPIRG | Friday, March 2 | 11am – 2pm | Library Walk
Come support CALPIRG’s effort to pass SB100 the clean electricity bill! Performers include Frequency Acapella, The Treble Singers, Acamazing, Curren Havens, Duly Noted, DJ Club, Tritones, Dance Sport, and the Daughters of Triton.
Cleantech San Diego | Friday, March 2 | 8AM – 10:30AM | Duane J. Roth Auditorium
Energy and water are the world’s two most critical resources, yet their vital interconnections and vulnerabilities are less often recognized. Smart, resilient cities in the San Diego region and beyond are tackling these connection points head on.
We invite you to join the conversation with a gathering of national thought leaders and distinguished guests as we discuss the issues and opportunities surrounding the nexus of energy and water management, both across the country and in the San Diego region. The event will feature a keynote speaker followed by insights from a panel of local and national industry experts.
EUEC | Monday, March 5 – Wednesday, March 7 | San Diego Convention Center
The 21st Annual Energy, Utility & Environment Conference is USA’s largest professional networking & educational event of its kind with 2,000 delegates, 400 speakers, and 200 exhibits.
Saturday, March 24 | 9am to 3pm | Water Conservation Garden
The Water Conservation Garden invites the public to its third annual Water-Wise Home Garden Tour. The tour will highlight five beautiful gardens utilizing an array of color, variety, and low water use plants, shrubs and trees. The gardens emphasize plants from semi-arid regions of the world including Australia, New Zealand, Southwestern U.S. and South Africa.
Attendees will also have an opportunity to purchase garden/home items such as bird houses, plant pots and garden jewelry, all handmade by local artisans. In addition, attendees can speak with the homeowners about each garden, as well as knowledgeable garden docents, about how they can re-design their own landscape using drought-tolerant plants.
GRID Alternatives | Wednesday, March 28 | 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM | San Diego Convention Center
JOBSEEKERS: Now’s your chance to meet face-to-face with over 15 top industry employers to start your solar career or take it the next level. In addition to engaging with hiring employers, you can also participate in on-site job readiness events. Stay tuned for a schedule of events!
EMPLOYERS: Get in front of hundreds of talented jobseekers!
Don’t miss your chance to meet, interview, and hire diverse and talented job seekers. Attendees of the Job Fair will include GRID Alternatives trainees who have direct hands-on experience installing solar, conference attendees, students of job training organizations, and residents of Southern California looking to start or advance their solar careers.
Saturday, April 7 | 11 AM – 4 PM| Bayside Park Chula Vista, California 91910
Join us for the South County’s largest Earth Day celebration!
Enjoy fun activities and a showcase of products and services to help you reduce your impact on the environment, save money and live greener and healthier. Celebrate your love for the planet and be inspired and empowered to help its natural resources. Details here.
Earth Plaza Palooza
Inter-Sustainability Council | Monday, April 30 | 4-6:30PM | PC East Ballroom
Stay tuned for more details on this event.
Greentech Media | Monday, April 30 | Hyatt Regency La Jolla at Aventine
Check back later for more upcoming events!