Events


Reduce, Reuse, Redecorate!

 Muir College Council | Thursday, October 19 | 4:30 PM – 5:30 PM | Outside Middle of Mom (MOM)

Come out and help promote sustainability in John Muir College by decorating and painting new recycling bins! Your beautiful creations will be placed in each house of Tenaya and Tioga. There will also be FREE COOKIES!!!!


Green Drinks October: Environmental & Social Justice

Environmental Health Coalition | Thursday, October 19 | 5:30PM – 7:30PM | Border x Brewing

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Event: Green Drinks October and EHC’s Barrio Live Tour & Mixer
Speaker: Diane Takvorian, Executive Director at EHC
Topic: Environmental Justice and the work of EHC

3:30–5:30pm: Tour (starting at Border X) – tickets $100 (https://interland3.donorperfect.net/weblink/weblink.aspx?name=ehc&id=10)
5:30–7:30pm: Mixer – $10 suggested donation optional, all proceeds benefit EHC.

Beer and Vegetarian tacos available for purchase!


Sasq-WATCHing party

Ellie’s Garden | Friday, October 20 | 7 PM – 9 PMImage may contain: one or more people and text

It’s the 50th anniversary of the first Sasquatch sighting! Come join Ellie’s Garden as we commemorate this historic event of everyone’s favorite cryptid. We will have carving pumpkins, drawing contests, trivia contests and FOOD!! Make sure to bring your blurriest camera and a sense of fun as you join Ellie’s Garden on Friday, October 20th from 7-9 inside and on top of Middle Earth.


Scripps Beach Cleanup

Scripps | Saturday, October 21 | 9 AM | Scripps Pier

The UCSD Chancellor’s Scholars are meeting this Saturday, October 21st, at the Scripps Pier at9am for a Scripps Beach Cleanup. This is their way of saying thank you for the help they receive as scholars and also serves as a way to give back to the UCSD community! Everyone is welcome to participate. Please bring your own bucket and gloves.


Sierra Club @UCSD goes thrifting (costume edition)

Sierra Club | Saturday, October 21 | 12 PM – 3 PM | PC LoopImage may contain: text

Let’s get spooky sustainably! Come with the Sierra club to go thrifting. Put together an awesome costume for Halloween, find some sweet clothes or just hang out and get lunch.

Exact loaction tbd (there’s even a thrift shop on campus) so if you have a preference let me know if not I’ll make the decision Wednesday night. Regardless we’ll meet at pc loop at 12:00 PM

If you need/ can give rides sign up here:
https://docs.google.com/a/ucsd.edu/spreadsheets/d/1N-4jryLPIoznHxRJaMS6XH0K8F0CXpL0cisTThhLt84/edit?usp=sharing


 Free Garden Tour

The Water Conservation Garden | Saturday, October 21 | 10 AM – 11 AM

Are you interested in the Water Conservation Garden?  The free garden tour is the perfect opportunity to learn more about what makes the garden unique.  Make sure to check out their website to find out about other events.  If you can’t make the tour this time around, don’t worry; there are tours available every month!

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Autumn Fest and Plant Sale

The Water Conservation Garden | Saturday, November 4 | 10 AM – 3 PM

Formerly called the Fall Plantsravaganza, the Water Conservation garden is also hosting the Autumn Fest and Plant Sale!  The activities include live entertainment, vendors, advice from agencies and much more.

Prices:

Adults and Kids Ages 12 and over – $5

Kids Ages 3 to 11 – $3

Members and Kids Ages 2 and under – FREE


 

ESW Beach Day 

Engineers for a Sustainable World | Saturday, October 21 | 1 PM – 4 PM | La Jolla Shores

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Come out to La Jolla Shores with ESW! It’ll be a great opportunity to relax and get to know other members.

Fill out this driver sheet if you can drive/need a ride! There will also be a group leaving by bus at 1 pm.


3rd Annual Walk the Block Party

UC San Diego HDH| Saturday, October 21| 2:00PM – 5:00PM

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The annual Walk the Block Party 5K will be on 10/21/2017 at 2pm. The finish line party includes entertainment, food and games. Come have fun while fighting food insecurity. This event kicks off the Tritons Rock Hunger food drive. Non-perishable food donations will be collected. hdh.ucsd.edu/WalktheBlock/

The annual Tritons Rock Hunger food drive benefiting The San Diego Food Bank will be held from 10/21/2017 – 11/11/2017. Donations help people in need, on and off campus. Look for donation bins across campus. Online donations are also accepted, and benefit the SD Food Bank and the Triton Food Pantry. A $1 donation equals 5 meals.

Dining Dollar/Triton Cash donations are accepted at: http://hdh2.ucsd.edu/sso/HDHDonate Credit/debit card donations are accepted at: www.fooddriveonline.org/sandiegofoodbank/TritonsRockHunger2017

Tritons Rock Hunger: cmoynihan@ucsd.edu Walk the Block Party: hdhwellness@ucsd.edu


Sustainability Ambassadors & VC Matthews: Strategic Vision

CNI UCSD: Sustainability Ambassadors | Monday, October 23 | 5 PM – 6 PM | SRCNo automatic alt text available.

UC San Diego Sustainability Ambassadors present RMP VC Mathews: Strategic Vision of UC San Diego
Vice Chancellor Matthews will be presenting the strategic vision for the UCSD campus and our aims to achieve a sustainable future. This is a meeting with the Sustainability Ambassadors, Global Food Initiative Fellows, and Carbon Neutrality Initiative Fellows, but is open to anyone who is interested!

Come meet the students dedicated to bettering our campus and UCSD’s Vice Chancellor!


ESW Project Kick-off 2017

ESW | Tuesday, October 24 | 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | PC Governance Chambers (4th floor PC)

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ESW’s annual project kick off is right around the corner. Come by for some delicious nachos and an awesome inter-club competition. This is a great opportunity to meet some of your fellow peers and hang out with ESW’s project members. Bring your friends!
There will be prizes!!


Sip ‘n’ Succs Pumpkin Workshop

Soulful Succulents | October 24 | 7 PM – 8:30 PM | Lift Coffee Roasters WhittierImage may contain: flower, plant and food

Soulful Succulents is hosting another “Sip ‘n’ Succs” Pumpkin Workshop. We will be creating Succulent Pumpkins. I will provide the large real & unique pumpkins that I’ve personally shopped around for, several succulent cuttings, moss, plants and all the other goods needed to make a beautiful Succulent Pumpkin. Perfect for your Fall decor. DM so I can hold your spot thru PayPal. I promise you will make something so beautiful! $45 each. Perfect for a girls night out. Enjoy a chic Coffee Shop setting in Uptown Whittier, have a cup of coffee and enjoy a sweet treat. Space is limited. First 10 people to pay get their spot reserved.


Eat with us and Support SD350!

San Diego350| Tuesday, October 24 | 7:00PM – 9:00PM | Native Foods

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When you buy your meal at Native Foods in Point Loma on October 24th, 20% of the proceeds will go to SanDiego350. Just make sure to mention SanDiego350 when you purchase your meal and follow the restaurant’s instructions.  Join us for a tasty meal with an enthusiastic group of volunteers. This is a great opportunity to get to know other people passionate about solving the climate crisis, and to support SanDiego350!

Please RSVP here so we know you’re coming, and then also signup here (we need a minimum of 20 people to sign up to activate this event).


UC San Diego Deep Decarbonization Initiative Research Seminar Series

UC San Diego | Wednesday, October 25 | 2:30PM-4PM | The School of Global Policy and Strategy, Conference Room #3106 D2I Flyer_Davis-1

 


San Diego Innovation Showcase

San Diego Innovation Council | Thursday, October 26 | 7AM – 6PM | Hilton La Jolla Torrey Pines

The Innovation Showcase is an event that contains presentations from emerging companies and opportunities to network with other entrepreneurs and researchers.  There are currently four companies from the Regional Energy Innovation Network that will present, which are Chilldyne, Nuvve, igrenEnergi and Icarus RT.  The cost to attend is $40-$50.

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/san-diego-innovation-showcase-tickets-36705614481


An Inconvenient Sequel

John Muir College | Thursday, October 26 | 3:30 PM – 6:30 PM | PC Theater

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Team Up to Clean Up

Living Coast Discovery Center | Saturday, October 28 | 8AM – 12PM | CV Salt Works, So. SD Bay RefugeImage may contain: 11 people, people smiling, people standing, shoes, tree, child, sky, outdoor and nature

Join the Living Coast Discovery Center’s Team for clean-up, planting and restoration projects throughout Chula Vista and So. San Diego County. For more information, exact location and to sign-up, Contact Tina@thelivingcoast.org or (619) 409-5905 (Reservation Required)


Orchids in the Park, Fall Show & Sale

San Diego County Orchid Society | Saturday, October 28 |12PM – 4 PM Image may contain: flower, text and nature

Trick or Treat! The SDCOS Orchids in the Park, FREE show and sale is Halloween weekend, Oct 28 & 29. The doors are open Saturday 28th, from noon until 5pm, and Sunday 29th from 10am until 4pm. You’ll find it in the Prado at Balboa Park. Look for our signs!

Here’s the TRICK – park your little ghosts and goblins at our Kid’s Corner for some orchid fun and games. Then TREAT yourself to a browse through the gorgeous blooms and exotic species in our ORCHID DISPLAY. You can even vote for your favorite plant to win the People’s Choice Award. Sit in on an ORCHID CULTURE CLASS taught by an expert to improve your skills.

When you’re ready, check out our SALES area. Orchid shows are the very best place to find those interesting orchids you never see in the stores. Our knowledgeable vendors will help you pick the perfect plant for your particular conditions. You can check your purchases into the free PLANT HOTEL, while you continue to enjoy the park and pick them up at your convenience.


Succulent Pumpkin Workshop with “The Farmer’s Wife”

 The Original Manassero Farms | Saturday, October 28 | 2 PM – 3 PMImage may contain: text

FREE demonstration or make your own pumpkin succulent centerpiece for $15.


Energy Storage Workshop

 San Diego Green Building Council | Thursday, November 2 | 7:30 AM – 10 AM | Fleet Science CenterNo automatic alt text available.The Balboa Park Sustainability Program is proud to provide a free Energy Storage Workshop for commercial buildings in partnership with San Diego Green Building Council, Cleantech San Diego and the Center for Sustainable Energy.

This session will offer an introduction to the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), a discussion about current energy storage technologies on the market today, environmental & financial benefits from installing energy storage, and feedback from project owners that have recently completed energy storage projects.

The goal of this workshop is to arm commercial building decision makers (e.g. facility directors, CFOs, operation managers, etc.) with the knowledge they will need to decide whether or not energy storage is right for them and to navigate the process from scoping through installation.

Workshop Agenda:
7:30 – 8:00 am – Check-in and breakfast
8:00 – 8:15 am – Introduction to energy storage and SGIP
8:15 – 9:45 am – Panel discussion with project owners, energy storage solution providers, and technology experts (speakers to be announced soon)
9:45 – 10:00 am – Q&A


Climate and Energy Law Symposium

Energy Policy Initiatives Center | Friday, November 3| 8AM – 6:30PM | University of San Diego – Mother Rosalie Hill Hall – Warren Auditorium

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Within the Climate and Energy Law Symposium, leaders and scholars will discuss the changing approach to policies regarding climate and energy.  There will be three panels that explore different perspectives on the matter.  The cost to attend ranges from $20 – $250.

http://www.sandiego.edu/law/school/events/detail.php?_focus=60294


Free Succulent Saturday

Waterwise Botanicals| Saturday, November 4 | 9AM – 1PMJoin us on the First Saturday of Every Month for Free Succulent Saturday! Selections are 1 Gallon succulents of predetermined assorted varieties. Limit one per person. Bring the kids for a fish feeding at 10 (While Supplies Last).


Be the Change in a Messed up World: Talk w/ Rob Greenfield

Rob Greenfield and Trilogy Sanctuary | Saturday, November 4 at 6:30 PM – 8:30 PM | Trilogy Sanctuary

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Join us for a special talk with the “Dude Making a Difference”, Rob Greenfield! World-renowned environmentalist, creator of Food Waste Fiasco and author of Dude Making a Difference, Rob will share how we can also BE THE CHANGE, leading the way to a more sustainable and just world!


Grow with Greenfest

GreenFest SDSU |Wednesday, November 8 | 12 PM – 2 PM | Conrad Prebys Aztec Student Union

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Write or sign (pre-written) letters to bring about local sustainable change and you’ll be rewarded with a baby succulent and a can of Yerba Mate! Live music will also be going on so come by and make your voice heard.


Free Backyard Composting Workshop & Intro to Bokashi

Saturday, November 11 | 10 AM – 12 PM | Lakeside’s River Park ConservancyImage may contain: tree, outdoor, nature and water

Through composting and Bokashi fermentation, you can improve the quality of your soil, reduce waste and air pollution, while saving energy, money, and water! Learn the basics in this presentation!

Join Solana Center for this 2-hour presentation where you will learn the basics of backyard composting and an introduction to Bokashi- a way to compost ALL of your food waste.

Bokashi is a method for fermenting all organic waste, including meat, dairy and liquids. The process uses lactobacillus bacteria to predigest waste matter, which minimizes odors and decreases composting time.


Little Free Garden Day

Little Free Garden and Rob Greenfield | Sunday, November 12 | 11AM – 3PM | Ocean Beach, San Diego

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Join us for planting a handful of Little Free Gardens around Ocean Beach. You’ve all probably seen a Little Free Library, well Little Free Gardens are the same concept, except for growing food, instead of reading books.
A LFG is a garden that anyone can harvest food from. They are placed with easy access to the public such as in a front yard next to the sidewalk, or on the media between the sidewalk and street.
The idea is to provide food for free for anyone who’d like and to inspire more people to start growing their own food.


6th Annual Green Connections Conference 

Chamber of Commerce San Diego | Thursday, November 16 | 8AM – 5PM | SDG&E Energy Innovation Center

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Green Connections is an annual cleantech conference that invites leading actors from both the Nordics and California to share and exchange ideas. Green Connections 2017 will be carried out under the themes “Renewable Energy & Smart Water”. The conference will include everything from networking and speeches to panel discussions and exhibitions.


Gardening 101: Composting, Vermicomposting, and Cover Cropping

Olivewood Gardens and Learning Center | Saturday, November 18 | 9 AM – 11 PM

Free monthly workshop to give you the tools you need to start and maintain your home, school or community garden. Classes include site-based garden education and hands-on work in the garden. Come ready to get your hands dirty and learn!


South Bay Sustainability Fair 

National City Chamber of Commerce | Saturday, November 18 | 11AM – 3PM

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The National City Chamber of Commerce is excited to host the quarterly regional South Bay Sustainability Fair!

This free public event will host non-profits, government agencies, vendors, and related organizations promoting education, products, and services that support sustainability.

If you have any interest in energy efficiency, water conservation, alternative transportation, waste diversion, and healthy living then this is the fair for you!


Green Friday

County of San Diego Parks and Recreation | Friday, November 24 | 8 AM – 5 PM

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We’re heading outdoors on Friday, Nov. 24 for Green Friday – a celebration of fitness and fun in San Diego County Parks and Preserves.

We’re even waiving day-use fees so everyone can enjoy 350 miles of trails across more than 50,000 acres of land for free!


I Love A Clean San Diego 

October 12 – Trash Or Treat Cleanup

October 21 – Beautify Chula Vista Day, Lemon Grove Cleanup

October 28 – Trash, Green Waste, and E-Waste Community Drop Off


San Diego Surfrider

October 21 – Beach Cleanup

November 5 – 15th Annual Hold On To Your Butt Day


Check back later for more upcoming events!