February 20, 2019

San Diego Green New Deal

We Need A San Diego Green New Deal

This year’s Climate Action Plan Report Card revealed sobering news: Our region is not on track to meet climate targets that represent the minimum action needed to secure a safe and livable future. Furthermore, recent climate science reports, including the landmark United Nations IPCC Report, Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees Celsius, say we need to go beyond what local and state laws commit us to — we need a plan to reach net-zero emissions. 

From this news, we concluded that we must think bigger and bolder. We must come together to determine a path to a San Diego region that is sustainable, equitable, and prosperous.

Similar to the national Green New Deal Resolution, this initiative would model how to create catalytic change here in our own backyard through investments in infrastructure and industry to fight the climate crisis, center front-line communities, and build a just society with an economy works for all.

In June, July, and August of this year, we convened a wide cross section of activists, community leaders, thought leaders, organizations, and representatives from elected offices to help shape the vision for the San Diego Green New Deal and chart the path forward with strategies and a work plan. 

Our work plan identified three committees: 

  • Building Awareness and Support
  • Transforming Political Power
  • Implementing Policy Change

To join a committee and get involved with a specific working group, please contact maleeka@climateactioncampaign.org to get involved. 

To read the results of the San Diego Green New Deal Community Planning Process, click here.


What’s next? Join us for the next San Diego Green New Deal event:

How do we meaningfully address equity in the San Diego Green New Deal?

Join Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber, Vista Councilmember Corinna Contreras, Eddie Price from GRID Alternatives, Rosa Olascoaga from Mid-City CAN, and Jacqueline Reynoso from Mothers Out Front as we discuss how we can ensure that equity is at the heart of a Green New Deal for the San Diego region.

Celebrated San Diego-based artist Maxx Moses will do a live art installation.

Light dinner & Spanish translation services provided. Other languages and childcare upon request. 

When: Tuesday, October 29th from 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm 

Where: Malcolm X Library- 5148 Market St., San Diego, CA 92114

All are welcome!

To RSVP to the SD GND Equity Session, please fill out the form below:

 

San Diego Green New Deal Press Coverage

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