California Environmental Quality Act Workshop

July 15, 2017   9:30 am – 2:30 pm

San Diego Miramar College, Hourglass Field House, 10440 Black Mountain Road, San Diego 92126

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$15 Workshop Fee

Space is limited! You must register and pay the course fee for this event.  Register HerePay Here

The cost of this class has been underwritten by Sierra Club San Diego which allows us to offer this course at a deep discount.  Courses of this nature charge $150 or more.  Don’t miss this opportunity!


Calling all activists, San Diego’s environment needs your help!

 Join us for a hands-on workshop about California’s most powerful law, the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA). Learn when and how to comment to make San Diego a better place for humans and wildlife. We’ll provide the tools to review projects, submit official comments, and create a successful legal challenge when necessary. Beginners welcome!

Learn how to better:

  • Keep our air and water clean, protect habitats, reduce sprawl, and address climate change impacts;
  • Ensure projects have fully analyzed the environmental damages they may cause;
  • Understand what mitigation means and how to improve it;
  • Protect at-risk species and strengthen the wildlife protections in place; and
  • Join a team to help you write comments for CEQA related projects in your neighborhood’s future.


   Jan Chatten-Brown.  As an environmental attorney since 1971 she was named by the Daily Journal as one of the Top 100 Women Litigators in California. She is President of the Planning and Conservation League, has taught environmental law at UCLA, and is a frequent presenter on CEQA for various education programs.

   Diane Nygard. With a BA in Sociology, MEd and over 20 years of experience in transportation and extensive knowledge of its adverse impacts on our environment and quality of life, she has been directly involved in reviewing and commenting on hundreds of San Diego CEQA projects.

   Renée Owens. An adjunct professor with a MS in Ecology and another in Environmental Science, she is Executive Director of the international Wild Zone Conservation League, President of Sage Wildlife environmental consultancy, and has provided expert written and public testimony for many environmental projects throughout California, the west coast, and Hawaii.

   Lisa Wood. With a MS in Biology she is a senior environmental planner for the City of San Diego where she has been involved in many aspects of CEQA project analysis for almost 30 years; she has also served on AEP’s award panel and a committee providing updates to CEQA Guidelines.

This workshop does not include lunch, so please bring your own.   We are providing drinks, so please bring your own container for water/coffee.

For more information call 858-569-6005