Events

 


Osler Parking Structure Grand Opening

Friday, October 19 | 2 PM – 4 PM| Skaggs School of Pharmacy San Diego, California

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CHANCELLOR PRADEEP K. KHOSLA
INVITES YOU TO CELEBRATE THE OPENING OF
OSLER PARKING STRUCTURE
Join us between 2pm – 4pm at the North Plaza and Visitor Center to enjoy complimentary afternoon treats, entertainment, giveaways, and a raffle!

At 3pm there will be a brief program marking the official opening of the structure and new visitor center and announcing the winner of the Grand Prize for the raffle, which includes your choice of:

One month of free parking
Two months free ECO pass
$100 gift certificate for Lyft, Campus Bike & Skate, ChargePoint, or Zipcar

*Five runners up will receive Spin Bikeshare annual memberships

Learn about all of the amenities Osler has to offer, including:

Secure Bike Parking
EV Charging Stations
Parking assistance
Satellite permit sales and customer information


USB Solar Charger Workshop

Saturday, October 20| 12 PM – 4:30 PM | Envision Maker Studio (SME 303, 305, 306)Image may contain: text

Join ESW for our first technical workshop of the year! You will have the chance to build and take home your very own solar-powered USB charger. Walk away with hands-on experience in CAD, laser cutting, soldering, shop tools, and more! RSVP by Friday Week 2 (10/12) to attend the workshop.

Cost: $5 for ESW members, $10 for non-members

Note: Per Envision policy, you must be a registered engineering or visual arts student to attend.

Due to space constraints, we are limited to only 27 spots – RSVP now to reserve your spot! https://goo.gl/forms/J22iB11STgOGKXVq2


Plastic Free Pop-Up Market

Sunday, October 21, 2018 |12 PM – 5 PM | Patagonia 2185 San Elijo Ave, Cardiff-by-the-Sea, California 92007Image may contain: 3 people, people smiling, text


Green Homes Tour 

Sunday, October 21

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The Residential Committee is still looking for a few projects to feature on the 2018 Green Homes Tour on Sunday, October 21st. Are you involved with (or know of) a green home project that deserves the spotlight? This is great opportunity to share it with the larger San Diego community!
Event sponsorship opportunities are also available for organizations wanting to reach San Diego’s eco-conscious consumers!


Why is Environmentalism so White?

Monday, October 22, 2018 | 11:30 AM – 1 PM | Sustainability Resource Center

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“Why is Environmentalism so White?” is a workshop on whiteness in the environmental movement. Speaker, Leslie Quintanilla, is a professor of Environmental Racism in the Ethnic Studies department, and she is actively involved in environmental justice efforts. In this presentation, Leslie will discuss how American environmentalism has a history of exclusion of people of color and how colonialism informs our contemporary understanding of environmental movements. We will provide some contemporary examples of environmental racism (as well as define what environmental racism is), and discuss tools to move forward to address this disparity on campus and worldwide.

Free food from Lemongrass will be provided!


ISC Fall Quarter GBM #2

ISC | Monday, October 22 | 4 pm – 5 pm | Green Table Room

Interested in getting involved in sustainability? Come to our second GBM of the quarter to find out what events are coming up with sustainability orgs on campus! It will be held on Monday, October 22nd from 4pm to 5pm in the Green Table Room. We look forward to seeing all of you there!

Grow Meeting #2

GROW | Monday, October 22 | 1 PM – 2 PM | Snake Path Room at UCSD

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First, thanks for all who attended last week meeting, it was bountiful. We will be having our second grow meeting on 10/22 from 1 to 2 pm at the Snake Path Room. If you don’t know the Snake Path Room, just head to the Sun God Lounge upstairs, and it is on the left of Red Shoe Room. Hope to see you soon.

IFER Discussion: Climate change, SR15, & Prof. Rivera-Collazo on coastal adaptations

Tuesday, October 23rd | 4 pm – 6 pm | SIO Hubbs Hall 4500

We will discuss the IPCC’s most recent climate report, SR15: “Global Warming of 1.5*C”. Perhaps you have already seen it as it has been making the rounds in the last two weeks and grabbing headlines around the world. Following that, we are also excited to hear from Professor Isabel Rivera-Collazo about her work on coastal adaptations and climate change in Puerto Rico.

If you would like to join in this discussion, we recommend that you read this article, published by the New York Times, and review this IPCC policy brief associated with SR15. And of course, bring your own creative ideas for mitigation and adaptation in our rapidly changing world!
If you have any questions, please feel free to contact Erica Ferrer at emferrer@ucsd.edu.

2018 Momentum Awards

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

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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.


Ocean Lovers Club GBM #1

Wednesday, October 24 | 6:30 PM – 7:30 PM | SSC room 400

Come celebrate our second GBM of the quarter with good friends and ocean-loving information!!

8th Annual Sustainable Food Expo 

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A Deep Dive into On-Site Water Reuse

October 25 | 10:30am – 4pm | Chula Vista Public Library

Registration (includes Lunch): $30 members, $40 non-members, $50 walk-ins

*Local Government & Water Agency Employees may attend for free, contact bridget@usgbc-sd.org

What: This workshop will take a look at the components of the Living Building Challenge, with a deep focus on the requirements of the Water Petal. Participants will develop an understanding of why water is such a critical issue in the built environment and the positive impact professionals can have through conservation, reuse, and on-site capture and treatment. View full event flyer here.


2018 Net Impact Conference

October 25 – 27 | Pheonix Convention Center

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Come join the 2018 Net Impact Conference in Phoenix, Arizona this October 25-27! Make new connections and learn from changemakers in fields like corporate sustainability, social entrepreneurship, impact investing.

This year the theme is “Outside the Lines.” Explore bold new trends and practices that will challenge conventional wisdom and enable you to make a greater impact on the world. Follow this link to learn more https://bit.ly/2OkXUZY

At NI18 we will:

  • Network with top professionals from impact investing, design and tech, social entrepreneurship, and more!
  • Connect with like-minded students from universities around the world.
  • Accelerate learning about potential career paths.
  • Enhance our knowledge of cutting-edge trends and forward-looking innovations.
    And of course, explore and have fun in beautiful Phoenix!

ESW x EWB Hike & Beach Day

Saturday, October 27 |10 AM – 3 PM |Ho Chi Minh Trail 9883 La Jolla Farms Rd, La Jolla, California 92037Image may contain: text, nature and outdoor

DATE: SATURDAY 10/27
TIME: 10:00 AM
PLACE: MEET AT PETERSON LOOP AT 10 AM

Come through to Engineers for a Sustainable World and Engineers Without Border’s first joint social event! We’ll be hiking down Ho Chi Minh Trail and hanging out at the beach after! Come have a chill day at the beach, meet the officers of the orgs, and make new friends!


Howl-o-Ween

UCSD EBE | Saturday, October 27, 2018 | 7:30 AM – 2 PM |CA Wolf Center, Julian, CA

AWOOOOOH!!!!

Come celebrate Spook-tober with EBE club as we go see real life WEREWOLVES (maybe) at the CA Wolf Center on October 27th. Afterwards we will be going to Julian to get some of the best apple pie and hot cocoa that money can buy.

TICKETS: $25 to cover for CA Wolf Center tour and gas money. REDUCED TICKET PRICES FOR VOLUNTEER DRIVERS.

***WE ARE LIMITED BY TRANSPORTATION, FIRST COME FIRST SERVE, SO IF YOU HAVE A CAR AND ARE WILLING TO DRIVE, PLEASE LET US KNOW VIA FB OR EMAIL AND YOUR TICKET PRICE WILL BE REDUCED!!!***

RSVP DEADLINE: Because we have to register ahead of time for the tour, we ask that you RSVP before Sunday the 21st. To RSVP with us, send a message to kvhernan@ucsd.edu, or DM any of the administrators on this event and our official page (@UCSD.EBEClub). Have money ready to send via Venmo. Alternatively, you can RSVP yourself at
https://www.californiawolfcenter.org/visit/public-tours/
for “Wolf Recovery Today”, the 10am slot on October 27th. If you are going to buy direct via the site but don’t have a ride, let us know before you buy so we can make sure we have a seat for you in our caravan!

We hope to see you there!!


Trial of the Century

Sunday, October 28 | 4pm – 5pm | US Federal Courthouse Childrens_Trust_FlyerWeb.png

On Sunday, October 28 @4-5:30pm, SanDiego350 will sponsor a rally at the Federal Building downtown in support of the youth plaintiffs in Juliana v. US, a federal lawsuit to secure the legal right to a stable climate and healthy environment. The case begins the following day, in Eugene, Oregon. We are hoping the rally will be planned, staged, and attended by young people.
Planning is taking place on Sunday afternoons at 3:00. Let us know if you are interested in helping plan. To register for the actual event click here.
We’re reaching out to climate action-oriented organizations, teachers, school groups, youth groups,faith groups, parents, and individuals to encourage young people to attend the rally, and get involved in events before and after. We have suggestions for involvement, and among the resources available are Toolkits for Organizing, Classroom Activities, and Art Projects.
Also, SanDiego350 is now scheduling presentations at HS/college classrooms, beginning the day after the Rally!
Please contact us (bwellhouse@gmail.com or olga@sandiego350.org) for information, and to get involved.

Juliana v. United States

SSC | Monday, October 29 | 9 AM – 5 PM |Sun God Lawn

Come out to Sun God Lawn to show your support by signing our banner, learn about sustainability orgs on campus, and get FREE food (sambusas, chocolate, and popcorn)!

In a groundbreaking move, 21 youths are suing the US government over their inaction on climate change, claiming that the US has caused harm to their rights to life, liberty and property. The case goes to trial October 29th.

The Student Sustainability Collective is collaborating with San Diego 350.orgto show support for and raise awareness about this landmark court case.

For more information about the case, you can visit https://www.youthvgov.org/.


UCSD Deep Decarbonization Initiative (D2I) 2018-2019 Research Seminar Series, “Getting to zero: what will it take to decarbonize electricity?”

Wednesday, October 31 | 2:304pm | The School of Global Policy and Strategy Conference Room #3106

Please RSVP to D2Iseminars@ucsd.edu

Dr. Jesse Jenkins

Getting to zero: what will it take to decarbonize electricity?

Electricity is the linchpin in global efforts to confront climate change. Avoiding the worst effects of climate change requires the electricity sector to simultaneously transition to near-zero CO2 emissions by mid-century and expand to electrify (and consequently decarbonize) a greater share of economic activities. That makes finding both feasible and affordable paths to zero carbon electricity doubly important: fail to decarbonize electricity and we fail to mitigate climate change; fail to decarbonize affordably, and clean electricity will become a costly substitute for oil, gas, and coal used in transportation, heating and industry. Despite agreement on the need for “deep decarbonization” of the electric power sector, there remains considerable uncertainty and debate about the relative importance of various low-carbon electricity resources in near-zero-emissions power systems. Do recent cost declines for wind, solar, and batteries put us on a glide path to zero carbon? With new nuclear and carbon capture and storage projects struggling to compete—or even complete!—should we abandon these reliable low-carbon resources, or redouble efforts to overcome challenges to their adoption? What role does energy storage or demand flexibility play in all of this? In this seminar, Jesse D. Jenkins will present recent research systematically evaluating the role of various low-carbon resources under increasingly stringent CO2 limits and considering a wide range of uncertainty in technology costs, renewable resource quality, and demand patterns. This evaluation finds that cost-effective deep decarbonization relies on at least one “firm” low-carbon resource capable of generating energy on demand in any season and sustaining output for long durations. These firm resources augment the distinct roles played by “fuel-saving” variable renewables and “fast burst” resources like energy storage and demand response to complete an affordable low-carbon energy system.

Jesse Jenkins is a postdoctoral Environmental Fellow at the Harvard Kennedy School and the Harvard University Center for the Environment, where he researchers electricity market design, regulation, and policy. He completed a PhD in Engineering Systems (’18) and MS in Technology and Policy (’14) at MIT’s Institute for Data Systems and Society. Jesse harness optimization methods and empirical data to improve regulation, policy, and practice in the energy sector. He currently focuses on the rapidly evolving electricity sector, including the transition to zero-carbon power systems and the proliferation of distributed energy resources.


UCSD: Voices of TransAndean Indigenous Resistance

Thursday, November 1 | 12:30 pm – 1:00 pm | Sustainability Resource Center Image may contain: 1 person, text

Calling all UCSD undergraduates, graduates, faculty, and staff working for environmental justice, insurgent science, and indigenous resistance!

Join us for a special visit & dialogue from:

Members of indigenous communities from Chile and Argentina who are actively fighting for WATER and CULTURAL SURVIVAL to prevent ecological catastrophe by LITHIUM MINING in the Andean Highlands.

With a desperate demand for alternate “green” energy and efficient batteries to supplement this energy, lithium mining has become a lucrative venture and a basis for environmental injustice. The purpose of this series is to bring forth the voices of overlooked indigenous communities across hemispheres to tell their struggle to maintain their way of life and their fight against lithium mining companies and their respective governments.


Students for Zero Waste Conference

November 2-3 | Philadelphia

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BYO Everything (mugs, utensils, etc.) to help us make this a Zero Waste Event!


Women in Green – Networking Happy Hour

SDGBC | November 8, 5:30 – 7:30pm  | The Rose, 2219 30th Street, San Diego

This Fall Networking Happy Hour will provide a unique opportunity to ask your fellow Women in Green sisters one question you have about leadership, advancing in your career, work-life balance, having an impact in your community, or finding your unique voice.

*Registration will include one drink and appetizers.


Looking Beyond Fossil Fuels in The Trump Era

Friday, November 9, 2018

Please join us Friday, November 9, 2018 for the Tenth Annual Lesley K. McAllister Climate & Energy Law Symposium, with the theme “Looking Beyond Fossil Fuels in The Trump Era.” The symposium is co-hosted by the Energy Policy Initiatives Center(EPIC) and the San Diego Journal of Climate & Energy Law.

We are pleased to announce that Congressman Scott Peters and Mary Nichols, Chair of the California Air Resources Board, will be joining us as our Keynote Panelists.

For more information on this year’s event, including the full list of speakers, please see the Symposium website.

Register online before October 17, 2018 to receive early bird rates.


LEED Green Associate (GA) Training

November 10th 2018 | 1:00PM to 5:00 PM | The New School of Architecture & Design – Cliff May Room

Registration: https://leadinggreen.com/SanDiego

Want to get involved in sustainability? Opportunities are plentiful and LEED is at the forefront!

LEED (Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design) is simply a sustainability scorecard for green buildings. Buildings can become LEED Certified as can people! The LEED Green Associate is the only professional designation to show employers and clients you have certified knowledge in the field.

To date, this course and its materials have proven to be instrumental in helping over 8000 students pass their respective exam at a 100% pass rate. This course is offered at a quarter of the price and time as the competition and is geared at allowing students to graduate with letters after their name!

This course meets the exam’s eligibility requirements and the USGBC charges a $100 (reduced for students) fee for the actual exam which can be taken at any time at your nearest Prometric center. Save money by reserving your spot today and make a positive difference in your career!

Early-Bird Cost$300 ($200 for full time students)

To register for the class please visit: https://leadinggreen.com/SanDiego

Please contact the instructor Lorne directly with any questions at info@leadinggreen.com


Perspectives Lecture: Archives of the Geologic Collections

Monday, November 12, 2018 | 7 PM – 8 PM | Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Scripps Geological Collections are an important cornerstone of Scripps Oceanography’s invaluable scientific collections. Join collections manager Alex Hangsterfer and curator Richard Norris as they reveal the treasure trove of samples housed at Scripps and showcased in Oddities: Hidden Heroes of the Scripps Collections. Hear some of the fascinating stories behind how these samples were collected and learn about the incredible variety of investigations that they enable – from plate tectonics to earthquakes to archeology.


7th Annual Green Connections Conference 

November 15 | 8am – 5pm | SDG&E Energy Innovation Center


Zero Waste Symposium 2019

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 | 8:30 AM – 5 PM | San Diego County Operations Center 5500 Overland Ave, San Diego, California 92123Image may contain: text


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Check back soon for more upcoming events or view our events calendar!