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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We can find lots for you to do to help make San Diego’s natural environment a place of wonder!

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Post election thoughts...


Protecting the planet, under uncertain leadership, gives us much to do!
2017 will be a busy year for ALL environmental organizations.

At the Environmental Center, our premise is solid: All living things depend on a sustainable natural environment. All the money in the world will be for naught if the planet is incapable of sustaining life.

GETTING OUR PRESIDENT TO UNDERSTAND THIS IS A TALL ORDER, BUT OUR EVERYDAY ACTIONS MAKE A DIFFERENCE. OUR EFFORTS HAVE ALREADY MADE A DIFFERENCE, SO JUST IMAGINE COLLECTIVELY WHAT WE CAN DO!!





What's Happening in San Diego?

Read about the current issues here!

MEASURES A & B

San Diegan Voters Reject Sprawl Development and SANDAG’s Failed Transportation Vision

While MEASURES A & B were defeated, the drive to develop outside of our General Plan’s designated areas is relentless (remember those with infrastructure close by).
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DE ANZA COVE REVITILIZATION

We're waiting for further updates from the City.

Let's hope they listened to all the comments about their proposals for the Special Study Area at De Anza Cove. The public spoke loud and clear - they want meaningful habitat restoration. Public access where it is feasible is a must and guaranteed by the Coastal Act.
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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

The whales have won!

No more breeding. No more shows. No more capturing whales. But now, it's time to go full circle and build them sea-pens so that they can live out their lives in an as-near-a-natural-environment as we can give them.
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COASTAL COMMISSION

STAY UP TO DATE WITH NEWS ABOUT SAN DIEGO SPECIFIC ISSUES

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Multiple Species Conservation Plan (MSCP)

MSCP success dependent on funding

SANDAG wants to tie the funding to freeway expansion. Pave paradise to save paradise?
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Climate Action Campaign

Passes unanimously by SD City Council!

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

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.

Quality of Life Coalition

MEASURE A DEFEATED - TIME TO GO BACK TO THE DRAWING BOARD

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.
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Hoskings Ranch

The Project has been approved!

Each home is situated on 40 acres with 85% of the property preserved as open space or agricultural uses. Click the picture to read the article in the Union Tribune!

SAVE OUR SPECIES

~COMING SOON~

Development pressures are continually threatening important species throughout San Diego. It’s time to set aside proper habitat before it’s too late. Stay tuned to see our developing campaign to save The Western Burrowing Owl, The Quino Checkerspot Butterfly, The Hermes Copper Butterfly, and The Golden Eagle.

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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