Why an Environmental Center?



THE ENVIRONMENTAL CENTER OF SAN DIEGO VALUES AND UNDERSTANDS THE INTERACTIONS BETWEEN AND WITHIN NATURAL SYSTEMS AND HUMAN HEALTH. WE ENVISION A COMMUNITY WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT AND ENHANCE THE NATURAL ENVIRONMENT THROUGHOUT SAN DIEGO THROUGH EDUCATION, ADVOCACY AND DIRECT ACTION.

To promote healthy natural systems in San Diego by inspiring a deeper understanding and appreciation of positive environmental change and advocacy while working to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of our community.

Increasingly, Mother Nature needs representation. Someone has to stand up for the environment when no one else will. While various organizations address environmental concerns many issues are left to chance. It is important to protect the environment on an individual, organizational and governmental level. No one organization connects all the environmental groups and environmentally minded individuals grappling with the ever-present pressure on San Diego’s natural environment. It is our goal to protect and enhance the natural environment of San Diego through education, activism and direct action. We can be part of the solution. The key to solving some of our big environmental issues of the day like climate change and loss of biodiversity is through education and stimulation of positive action right here at home in the community of San Diego.

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Get involved by volunteering

MEET AND GET TO KNOW OUR BOARD OF DIRECTORS


VIEW A LIST OF ORGANIZATIONS WE KNOW AND TRUST


What's Happening in 2016?

Read about the current issues here!

VOTE FOR THE ENVIRONMENT!!!

THE POLLS ARE THIS NOVEMBER!

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COASTAL COMMISSION

Score one for the environment - Burrowing owls save Banning Ranch!

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SD COUNTY GENERAL PLAN

THE COUNTY OUTLOOK:

General Plan Amendments 2016: There is going to be a huge attempt to circumvent the County’s General Plan. Take a look at what’s in store by clicking the picture.

Sea World

It's time for Sea World to come full circle and allow the whales to live out the rest of their lives in sea pens. It's the humane thing to do!

Now, we just need to find them the right sized pens so they can live in a more “normal” habitat? Click the photo to learn more.

Multiple Species Conservation Plan (MSCP)

MSCP success dependent on funding

SANDAG wants to tie the funding to freeway expansion. Pave paradise to save paradise? Click the picture for more information!

NEW COALITION ALERT!

Wildlife and Habitat Conservation Coalition

Dedicated to the sustained conservation of native animal and plant species in the Southwest Bioregion. 16 organizations joined together to start communications with wildlife agencies about preserving nature throughout San Diego.

Climate Action Campaign

Passes unanimously by SD City Council!

Click the picture for updates and information from the Climate Action Campaign Website.

Lilac Hills Ranch

The egregious Lilac Hills development will now go to the voters in November. DEFEAT MEASURE B: B IS BAD!!!

Please sign on if you agree! Click the picture for more information.

Quality of Life Coalition

"NO WAY MEASURE A"

Click the photo to read about measure A and additional information on the issue.

Safari Highlands

ESCONDIDO & LAFCO NEED TO VOTE

Click the picture to view a letter from the County of San Diego regarding the issue and some additional background information.

OTAY RANCH 13

QUINO CHECKERSPOT BUTTERFLY HABITAT

The County's Resource Management Plan is still being developed. Click the picture for more information.

Hoskings Ranch

Check-in with the Julian Action Committee

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DE ANZA COVE REVITILIZATION

Environmental Center teams with CoastKeeper to test DeAnza Cove waters

The City has big plans for De Anza Cove - Mission Bay. They want to replace a trailer park (which was ruled illegal) with an RV park. They Want to maximize revenues by turning the land over to private corporations who will build another concrete, asphalt and chain link fenced tourist trap. Click the picture to find out more!

DO YOU WANT TO LEARN HOW TO CLEAN WITH NATURE IN MIND?


You can learn how to make your very own cleaning products and pest controls using Earth friendly items that you have right at home!

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Take a look at our booth at this year's 2016 Earth Fair at Balboa Park

People were asked to share their "Note to Mother Nature"


The Environmental Center of San Diego teamed up with Mission Bay High School students in collaboration with Hubbs-Seaworld to release white sea bass into the ocean

Click here to view the article from SD News!


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