Full Outings Calendar
Inspiring Connections Outdoors (ICO) Parks4Kids Program
San Diego ICO is an all-volunteer program of the Sierra Club dedicated to providing outdoor experiences to low-income youth who would not otherwise have the opportunity to actively engage in nature. San Diego ICO has created a fundraising page in the Parks4Kids Program, which is sponsored by The Outdoor Foundation. It operates a bit like a GoFundMe page (but Parks4Kids does not take any of the amount donated). San Diego is seeking $7,500 to provide funding for 30 hiking and 5 camping trips during June 2016 – May 2017. Make a tax-deductible donation HERE.
Marching for Women’s and Human Rights
Hundreds of Chapter members and supporters joined with tens of thousands to march for women’s rights, our safety, our health, our families and our communities. The march was held the day after the inauguration of Donald Trump and signaled to the Trump administration that we are gravely concerned about the impacts of climate change and the implications of an Administration that promotes climate skepticism, advancement of fossil fuels, an extractive economy, racism, bigotry and sexist oppression.
Congressional Town Hall Meetings
Members of Congress are back in their districts next week (Feb. 20 – 24), and we encourage you to attend their town hall meetings.
49th Congressional District – Darrel Issa, Tuesday, February 21, 6 p.m., Jim Porter Recreation Center, 1200 Vale Terrace, Vista 92084. “Empty chair town hall.” Rep. Issa has been invited and constituents expect his presence. More here>>
52nd and 53rd Congressional Districts – Scott Peters and Susan Davis , Wednesday, February 22, 6:30 p.m., Corky McMillin Companies Event Center, Liberty Station, 2875 Dewey Rd., San Diego, 92106. A “How-to-Get-Involved” workshop with Reps. Susan Davis and Scott Peters. Crowd size will be limited to room capacity. Priority will be given to those who RSVP here.
On the heels of the awful Senate vote to approve Scott Pruitt as EPA Administrator, it’s more important than ever that we raise our voices and hold our Members of Congress accountable. More here>>
Green Energy Mobilization Rally
Tuesday, February 21, 6 PM
880 Front St, San Diego 92101
Headlines tell us that the Planet is experiencing record heat from climate changing greenhouse gases, but President Trump has said climate change is a hoax. Whom are we to believe? For those who believe Climate Change is not a hoax there is an opportunity to make your voices heard.
The San Diego Climate Mobilization Coalition, of which Sierra Club San Diego is a part, will hold a rally Tuesday, February 21 at 6 PM in front of the Federal Building. The rally will call upon the President, House and Senate to implement a nation-wide mobilization to transition the United States off of fossil fuels and create a carbon-free America. To get to this goal a massive movement involving peaceful demonstrations will be required. More here>>
Free Community Planning Groups Training February 21, 2017
WE RESIST. WE BUILD. WE RISE.
Join our contingent to march for jobs, justice and the climate
Saturday, April 29 – Location and time TBA
Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune: “On April 29th, it’s going to be much clearer to Donald Trump that he won’t drag America or the world backwards on climate without the fight of his life. Our planet is in crisis, and voices from around the nation must and will be heard.”
A coalition of environmental, social justice and human rights groups are joining together to let our voices be heard.
Join Sierra Club San Diego in marching to stop the Trump administration from unraveling the hard-won protections of our climate, health, and communities, and the rights of people of color, workers, indigenous people, immigrants, women, LGBTQIA, young people, and more. More here>>
Resist, Recruit, Train, and Sustain
From the blog of Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune – November 18, 2016
Over the past ten days, we’ve had to accept a tough reality. But although it’s definitely going to happen, a Trump administration will never seem normal, nor should it. We already know that the corrupt, cynical, and racist values that he and his inner circle bring to the White House will challenge everything we stand for.
As we move forward with a new Congress and this new administration, here are some early thoughts on how the Sierra Club will confront the reality of President-elect Trump. Read more here.
February 16, 1 PM – The February 19th trip has been CANCELED due to expected rough seas and has been RESCHEDULED to Sunday, MARCH 5th
10th ANNUAL WHALE WATCHING TRIP
February 19 March 5, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 Noon
Adult $55.00 Child (6-13yrs) $30.00
Join with fellow Sierra Club members and friends as we venture out to locate gray whales. It is the height of the gray whale migration along our coast and your opportunity to see whales from afar and up close. Past trips have seen as many as 15 whales. You will also get to see other sea life such as sea lions, harbor seals, dolphins and some seabirds. More… Purchase tickets HERE