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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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!

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. The Board of Supervisors has three options at their meeting on Tuesday. The option that is desired is the 30 day impact report.

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

Safari Highlands

ESCONDIDO NEEDS TO VOTE
LAFCO NEEDS TO VOTE

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

Gregory Canyon Landfill

The California Coastal Commission has withdrawn its application to intervene in the North County Gregory Canyon Landfill application

Click on the picture to go directly to the "Save Gregory Canyon" website for more information and updates!

DE ANZA COVE REVITILIZATION

COME HELP UP US AS WE FIGHT FOR PUBLIC ACCESS, OPEN SPACE, AND A NATURAL ENVIRONMENT

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.

The Ad-Hoc Committee in charge of planning meets monthly at Mission Bay High School cafeteria. Public speaking is at the end of the meeting and is sometimes restricted to one minute per person so be prepared for that possibility.

Click the picture to find out more!

Quality of Life Coalition

UPDATES FROM THE MARCH MEETING

We support the Vision Statement from the Quality of Life Coalition. After reviewing 3 alternatives presented by SANDAG staff, we have found that they are not consistent with the Vision Statement. Consequently, we oppose any ballot measure based on those alternatives. While we support some elements of these proposals, such as funding for habitat manegement plans, water quality improvements, and enhanced public transit, we are strongly opposed to other elements. In particular, we oppose continuing the failed attempts to cure congestion by adding lanes to freeways, which only provide short-term relief at the expense of better long-term solutions. Click the photo for more information.

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!

Strawberry Fields Forever

No on A wins!

A victory for the hard working people of Carlsbad! It's time to replace a council that doesn’t listen to its constituents. There has to be a candidate or two in Carlsbad with a good environmental ethic.

COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO GENERAL PLAN

THE COUNTY OUTLOOK:

Click the photo to see the 2016 General plan amendments.

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

Click the picture to go to their website!

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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