A look back at 2018 as we move into 2019

Last year was both challenging and exciting for STAY COOL. In early 2018 we partnered with San Diego Audubon Society (SDAS), which now serves as our fiscal sponsor. We thank SDAS for their ongoing support and partnership as we head into 2019. You may also recall that STAY COOL transitioned … Continue reading

Summary of “San Diego’s Climate Action Leadership: Leading the Way for Our Nation!”

Climate Education Partners (CEP) recently hosted an event, San Diego’s Climate Action Leadership: Leading the Way for Our Nation!, to highlight the ways in which our region is undertaking some of the most ambitious and innovative efforts nationwide to both reduce polluting emissions and become more resilient to the impacts … Continue reading

Reducing Emissions with Electric Buses

Reducing transportation-related GHG emissions may be our hardest problem in holding global warming to 2°C.  Worldwide, at any given time, there are millions of cars, buses, trucks, trains and planes releasing CO2 into the atmosphere. A transition to electric vehicles is badly needed. One avenue of hope is the growing … Continue reading

Setting a High Bar for Climate Protection in SANDAG’s Regional Plan Update

In March, STAY COOL for Grandkids, along with several other regional and statewide advocacy groups, testified before the California Air Resources Board (CARB) in support of ambitious 2035 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets for the San Diego region (click here to read our letter). While the Board ultimately approved lower … Continue reading

Our many approaches to Climate Action

By Dennis Griffin   As a group STAY COOL for Grandkids has and continues to address all actions to combat Climate Change.   The mission of STAY COOL is to speak for those too young to have a voice regarding climate policies: our children and grandchildren.  STAY COOL harnesses the power of elders … Continue reading

STAY COOL Members Walk through Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary

By Laura Schumacher On April 28, I joined a group of STAY COOL members for a guided walk through the Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary, a 785-acre preserve near Lakeside owned and maintained by San Diego Audubon. Its mission is to preserve in as complete and natural a state as possible a … Continue reading

STAY COOL on “Save Our Countryside” Initiative

The Safeguard Our San Diego (SOS) Countryside Initiative prevents large-scale developments from going forward in rural, back-country locations without first getting voter approval. The STAY COOL for Grandkids (SC4G) Advisory Committee unanimously endorses this and encourages our members to learn more about it, consider signing the petition to ensure it … Continue reading

Our March member meeting: Tracking regional progress

Members who attended our general meeting on March 29 were introduced by Mikaela Bolling to a great online resource – The San Diego Regional Quality of Life Dashboard. The Dashboard measures trends throughout the region to track a central theme: Is our quality of life improving? Mikaela is Project Manager … Continue reading

STAY COOL Promotes Ambitious GHG Reduction Targets for San Diego Region

Members of the STAY COOL Advisory Council recently traveled to Riverside to testify at the final public hearing of the California Air Resources Board (CARB), where the Board decided on 2035 Greenhouse Gas (GHG) reduction targets for each of the 18 metropolitan areas in California. STAY COOL was one of … Continue reading