Thursday, May 4, 2017

[SDCPJ] Fwd: North County Climate Change Alliance Bulletin for May 2017





North County Climate Change Alliance Bulletin for May 2017

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Urgent Action Items                                                                                                                
Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus: Please contact Duncan Hunter (https://hunter.house.gov/) and encourage him to join the House of Representatives' Bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus. Want more information, or not sure what to say? Visit the Citizen's Climate Lobby: https://citizensclimatelobby.org/join-climate-solutions-caucus/#/28/

Political Action: Contact your state and local lawmakers (www.usa.gov/elected-officials) and let them know how you feel about any anti-environment bills being proposed. Track them here: https://www.govtrack.us/congress/bills/subjects/environmental_protection/6038.
Live in Vista? Do you want an effective way to lower your city's greenhouse gas emissions? Support Community Choice Energy! Call your city officials and ask them to look into how Community Choice Energy can benefit the city and the environment. Contact Tony Winney (Assistant to the City Manger) 760 643-5208 or twinney@cityofvista.com. To learn more about Community Choice Energy: Contact Erika Morgan at erika.morgan@sandiegoenergydistrict.org.

Upcoming Events________________________________________

Fallbrook Democratic Club: Thursday, May 4th from 6:30 to 8:00PM at the Hilltop Center (331 E Elder St., Fallbrook, CA 92028) Eve Simmons, a decades-long environmental advocate and member of the Citizen's Climate Lobby will speak on issues relating to the environment and climate change. Follow Eve on Twitter @ Eve_Simmons, and on her blog https://thegreenflash.org/
Beach Nuclear Waste Facility – Public Meeting: Thursday, May 4th 6:00PM – 9:00PM at the Oceanside City Council Chambers (300 North Coast Hwy., Oceanside, CA 92054) Where will the nuclear waste from San Onofre be stored? Should 3.6 million pounds of nuclear waste be stored only 100 feet from the ocean, and only inches above the high-tide salt water mark? In the event of a radioactive leak what would happen to the California coast? This is your chance to speak up! For more info: http://copswiki.org/Common/StopNukeDump.

San Pasqual Band of Mission Indians: Saturday, May 6th starting at 9:00AM at the San Pasqual Ball fields (27315 N. Lake Wohlford Rd., Valley Center, CA 92082) Park Day and Movie Night! This family friendly event is an opportunity to come together to learn more about environmental issues and environmental protection of the reservation. Participants who volunteer in beatification and cleanup efforts at the park will be provided lunch. There will also be informational booths (NCCCA will have one), activities and in the evening food available to purchase. At 7:30 Disney's movie WALL_E will be shown. For more info contact Melissa Morales at 760 708-9354

WEATHER ON STEROIDS: THE ART OF CLIMATE CHANGE SCIENCE: Sunday, May 7 at 4:30-7:30PM at the La Jolla Historical Society Wisteria Cottage Gallery (780 Prospect St., La Jolla, CA 92037). Attend this special event benefiting the Citizen's Climate Lobby San Diego North. Mingle with the artists and scientists featured in the exhibit and enjoy wine and light appetizers. The proceeds will support CCLSDN members going to Washington D.C. to lobby for a Carbon Fee and Dividend plan. Tickets are $40 and pre-event purchase is required at: http://soireeforccl2.brownpapertickets.com. (If you are unable to attend but would like to donate please use the same link.)

Escondido Climate Action Alliance: Tuesday, May 9th at 12:00PM at the home of Charlie Jungk (call 760 214-6618 for directions) Do you live in Escondido? Then join other concerned residents and members of environmental and civic groups for lunch and brainstorming! Current areas of focus are: improving the Climate Action Plan, exploring Community Choice Energy, encouraging the city council to endorse Carbon Fee and Dividend and promoting environmental and climate change literacy.

Our Changing Climate Series: Thursday, May 11th from 5:30PM to 7:30PM at the Vista County Library (700 Eucalyptus Ave., Vista, CA 92084). Peder Norby, former SD County Planning Commissioner and recently serving as the Chairman of the Technical Advisory Committee will speak about the connection between transportation and greenhouse gases and how we can reduce emissions generated by the transportation sector. There will be time for questions from the audience. To learn more contact Bobby Kingins from the North County Climate Change Alliance at 760-583-5096 

UCSD Talk: Thursday, May 11th from 5:00PM to 5:50PM in the first floor conference room at the Muir Biology Building on the UCSD campus. Dr. Tom English, a former EPA official, electrical engineer, environmental advocate and former advisor to the White House will speak about the issue of high level nuclear waste at San Onofre. For more info please call 760 918-9963

Temecula Sierra Club: Thursday, May 11th at 6:00PM at the Temecula Library (30600 Pauba Rd., Temecula, CA 92592) The Sierra Club will host a talk by environmental activist and green blogger (https://thegreenflash.org/) Eve Simmons entitled, "The Holy Grail of Climate Solutions… Pricing Carbon!" For more info email elksimmon@gmail.com

Citizen's Climate Lobby – San Diego North County Inland Chapter: Saturday May 13th at 9:30AM in the Fallbrook/Rainbow area (RSVP to get address) Learn how to advocate Climate Action to the US Congress. Guest speaker (via teleconference) will be Dr. Natasha DeJarnett from the American Public Health Association. Her specialty areas include climate change and environmental exposures. Contact cmorshedi@gmail.com. To register for the National Conference please visit https://citizensclimatelobby.org/

North County Climate Change Alliance Monthly Meeting: Saturday, May 20th at 1:00PM at the Harding Community Center (3096 Harding Street, Carlsbad, CA 92008). Networking opportunity for groups and individuals concerned about climate change. Contact: Bobby Kingins at 760 583-5096 for more info.

Climate Action Commission: Wednesday May 17th at 5:30PM at the Solana Beach City Hall 635 Hwy 101, Solana Beach, CA 92075 The commission's purpose is to assist in developing a Climate Action Plan for the city of Solana Beach. Contact: Dan King at 858 720-2477 

Carlsbad Sustainability Coalition: Monday, May 22nd at 5:00PM Discussion led by Gary Nessim on looking toward the future of Carlsbad circa 2040! What will it be like? Will it be truly sustainable, livable, walk-able etc.? What will it take to get there? For more info and location contact Phil Rogul at 760 804-1870.

Our Revolution North County San Diego: Saturday, May 27th from 10:00AM to 12:00PM at 2251 Catalina Ave., Vista, CA 92084 Learn about federal, state and local government organization and how to most effectively influence decision makers at each level. This information will enable you to advocate more effectively for important causes including crucial climate change issues. Michael Byron, a local college professor who earned Ph.D. in Political Science from UC Irvine will conduct this informative workshop. For more info: 

Eco Rotary Club Solana Beach: meets every Tuesday at 6:00PM at the Leport School Solana Beach (in the library) 1010 Solana Drive, Solana Beach, CA 92075. Each meeting features speakers on a variety of topics relating to the environment and climate change. For more information visit www.sbecorotary.org or contact Niel Lund at nlund@latrinesforlife.org.

Volunteer Opportunities___________________________________

Escondido: Members of the Escondido Chamber of Citizens and other individuals are seeking Escondido residents to join them in their efforts to improve the city's Climate Action Plan. Here is an excellent link to the Climate Action Campaign's report on the Climate Action Plans of different cities in San Diego County. https://www.climateactioncampaign.org/climate-action-plan-report-card/. Contact: Patricia Borchmann at 760 580-7046

STAY COOLwww.staycool4grandkids.org               
SanDiego350: sandiego350.org

North County Climate Change Alliance: https://www.facebook.com/northcountyclimate/?ref=aymt_homepage_panel              www.ncccalliance.org

To Learn More______________________________________________
San Diego Climate Action Network: www.sdclimatenetwork.org
 
Online: Skeptical Science: www.skepticalscience.com
Real Climate: www.realclimate.org

New Book: How can cities, businesses and citizens save the planet? Read Climate of Hope by Michael Bloomberg and Carl Pope to find out! Available now. Visit https://www.climateofhope.com/.

Documentary: THE AGE OF CONSEQUENCES "explores how climate change impacts resource scarcity, migration and conflict through the lens of US national security and global scarcity." Available on Amazon. For more info: http://theageofconsequences.com/.

One way you can Act Now on Climate Change______________________

Be a Conscientious Consumer: Greenhouse gas emissions from animal agriculture contributes to the climate crisis. Reducing consumption of meat, especially beef and lamb will have a positive impact on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. https://skepticalscience.com/animal-agriculture-meat-global-warming.htm.


About the North County Climate Change Alliance

The North County Climate Change Alliance is a nonprofit and nonpartisan organization that is made up of an eclectic group of North County residents. Our objective is to educate, inspire, unite and  empower all individuals to act now on Climate Change. NCCCA, other environmental organizations and interested individuals meet monthly to network, collaborate and exchange information. Collectively the focus is on ensuring a healthy planet where this and future generations will thrive, not just struggle to survive. NCCCA is seeking new members as well as environmental nonprofits and concerned indivduals to participate in the monthly Alliance meetings. Contact Bobby Kingins at bobby1redwing@gmail.com. If you have  suggestions or submission requests for the ACT NOW Bulletin please contact Marian Sedio at marian_sedio@yahoo.com  www.ncccalliance.org 

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