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December Events at the Ocean Beach Green Center
Dear friends of the Ocean Beach Green Center,
We will not be having any activities this month because we are moving December 2nd. We will be busy setting up our new center. We will be moving across the street to Jim Bell's property. We are super excited about our new location. We will be back on track in January. Thanks for all your support.
We will be celebrating Jim's birthday on December 1st. at his house and our new location, 4862 Voltaire St. Ocean Beach. Party will be after the OB Holiday Parade. Party starts 8:30 p.m. Great band, Rhythm and the Method. Come celebrate a great man's birthday and supporting his legacy.
December Events NOT at the Ocean Beach Green Center
Every Saturday at 10:00 a.m. Dec 1st, 8th, 15th, 22nd, and 29th. Climate Mobilization Coalition Meeting Ocean Beach People's Cooperative Community Room, 4765 Voltaire Street. Come help plan for the upcoming Climate Action events. More info https://www.facebook.com/SDClimateMobilization/ Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org
December 3rd Monday 6:50 p.m. Community Action Night Greenpeace San Diego 3320 Kemper St, Ste 206, San Diego, California 92110 Local volunteers come to better the San Diego community! Help us fight for climate justice and a clean and safe environment! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/499091370593878/
December 4th Tuesday 5:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Energy Efficiency and Solar for Homeowners Center for Sustainable Energy 4760 Clairemont Mesa Blvd SDG&E Energy Innovation Center San Diego, 92117 Join experts from the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE) will explain the fundamentals of energy efficiency and solar technologies. Learn how to identify the major energy consumers around your house and how to prioritize upgrades to maximize your energy and cost savings. You will also learn how to calculate your energy use and properly size a solar system for your home, as well as how to find and research solar contractors. The benefits of solar water heating technology and how it can be used to save energy and money on your water heating bills will also be discussed. More info: http://energycenter.org/civicrm/event/info?reset=1&ccse-menu=none&id=2835
December 5th Wednesday 6:30 p.m. Clean Elections Campaign Meeting First Unitarian Universalist Church, Hillcrest More info: John Hartley: 619-299-8870 or visit sdcleanelections.org
December 5th Wednesday 6 :00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Nature/Book Talk " Kumeyaay Ethnobotany Ocean Beach Library, 4801 Santa Monica Ave. 92107 In his new book, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany, anthropologist Michael Wilken-Robertson explores the ancient and ongoing story of Native Baja Californians and the plants they use to make food, medicine and traditional arts. Through lively narratives, in-depth descriptions of 47 native plants and their uses, and hundreds of vivid photographs, Kumeyaay Ethnobotany explores the remarkable interdependence between native peoples and native plants of the Californias. This book connects the archaeological and historical record with living cultures and native plant specialists who share their ever-relevant wisdom for future generations. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/542528996191703/
December 8th Saturday 1:00 p.m. - 3:00 p.m. San Diego Fixit Clinic Second Chance Beer Company, 15378 Ave of Science #222 San Diego 92128. We have been all too accustomed to the throw away lifestyle. If something doesn't work, throw it out and buy a new one. Because of this behavior our landfills are filling at a rapid rate and electronic waste has become the one of the largest pollution generators. So why not learn how to fix it?! Bring your broken, non-functioning things: electronics, appliances, computers, toys, bicycles, clothes, etc. for assessment, disassembly, and possible repair. We’ll provide workspace, specialty tools, and guidance. More info: http://zerowastesandiego.org/events/
December 8th Saturday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Community Action Day: Garden of WeEden Hosted by Ecotopia Ranch and Local Earth. Ecotopia Ranch, 10622 West Lilac Road, Valley Center, 92082. Come join us to take care of the land! Feel free to swing by at anytime and bring your garden gloves, pruners, and water bottles. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/192930024950773/
December 9th Sunday 11:00 a/m/ - 2:00 p.m. The San Diego Really Really Free Market Teralta Park, 40th St. and Orange Ave. City Heights, A Really Really Free Market (RRFM) is a community gathering where participants give away usable items, skills, food, entertainment, games and many others things that a community can come together and share. Bring something or pick up something. More info: https://www.facebook.com/sdrrfm/
December 12th Wednesday 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. Lunch and Learn with the SD Green Building Council BNIM, 797 J St. San Diego, 92101 Learn about the innovations and inspirations that were gained from Greenbuild18. These presentations will bring home the key takeaways from our time in Chicago, we are excited to have more members of the San Diego Green Building community engaged in these ideas! Cost: $15 to $25 Lunch will be provided More info: http://www.usgbc-sd.org/
December 14th Friday 6:30pm Sierra Club film night " Reinventing Power: America’s Renewable Energy Boom" Clairemont Mesa Blvd #101, San Diego, CA 92111 This film, the Sierra Club’s newest documentary, takes the viewer across the country to hear directly from the people making our clean energy future achievable. These individuals are working to rebuild what’s broken, re-think what’s possible, and revitalize communities. Critically, the film underscores the notion that jobs, economic growth, and innovation don’t have to be sacrificed for a clean environment. Reinventing Power focuses on people in eight states whose lives were changed by the renewable energy industry while exploring various aspects of clean energy from innovation to installation. More info: Jean Costa (619) 463-0721 email@example.com
December 14th Friday 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m. Vigil to End Gun Violence, Hosted by San Diegans for Gun Violence Prevention. St Paul's Episcopal Cathedral, 2728 6th Ave. San Diego 92103 Please join us for our annual nationwide vigil to end gun violence in conjunction with Newtown Action Alliance, a coalition of gun violence prevention organizations across the country. Help us to honor and remember all victims of gun violence across the country this year. More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/359472054786487/
December 16th Sunday 2:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. Free Film: 1948: Creation & Catastrophe Point Loma/Hervey Library 3701 Voltaire St. 92107. Jewish Voice for Peace - San Diego Chapter (http://jvpsandiego.org) and The American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee, San Diego Chapter (http://adcsandiego.org) present a documentary film about the Israeli-Palestinian conflict produced by locals Andy Trimlett and Ahlam Muhtaseb. Through riveting and moving personal recollections of both Palestinians and Israelis, 1948: Creation and Catastrophe reveals the shocking events of the most pivotal year in the most controversial conflict in the world. It tells the story of the establishment of Israel and seen through the eyes of the people who lived it. https://www.facebook.com/events/348296399259665/
December 16th Sunday 12:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Village Buy and Barter Day Hosted by People over Profits SD
1764 National Ave. San Diego 92113 Do you know many corporations use prisoner labor to produce their products? This is modern day slavery! Do you want an alternative to participating in the prison industrial complex? We believe in creating the world we wish to live in. In times of celebration, we’d rather get gifts for each other through the barter system, instead of lining the pockets of corporations! The barter system is a universal method of exchange used before money was ever invented. We invite you to exchange your services and goods for other’s services and goods! You are welcome to bring anything you’ve made or any service you can provide and engage with fellow community members in a bartering exchange. You are also welcome to use cash to barter to participate, if you’d like to. Do you want to give a gift of meaning and significance to a loved one as well as engage in building the community? Come join at The People’s Lot as we participate in the loving act of the barter! More info: https://www.facebook.com/events/328942947691742/
We rushed to get this out because of Jim Bell's party Dec 1st and because we are quite busy with our big move. Our apologies to anyone we may have missed with listing their events. Please email us if we did, and we can add it to our website. The calendar is short as many groups don't plan events during the holidays. To end on a positive note check out the Tariq khamisa Foundation for an inspiring story of love and forgiveness. In these difficult times it is important to remember there are many wonderful people, doing many wonderful things to try and make it a better world. Have a giving and inspiring holiday and see you in January.
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