A Wake Up Call

In response to President Trump’s decision to pull out of the landmark Paris Climate Accords, STAY COOL Advisory Council Chair Bob Leiter submitted a shorten version of the following opinion editorial on June 4, 2017 to the San Diego Union-Tribune: When President Trump announced on Thursday that the United States … Continue reading

STAY COOL Shows Support for Assembly Joint Resolution 9, The March for Science

STAY COOL is sending this letter in support of California’s State Assembly and the March for Science Assembly Joint Resolution today: April 13, 2017 To: The Honorable Cristina Garcia Chair, Natural Resources Committee California State Assembly Re: Support for Assembly Joint Resolution 9, The March for Science  Dear Assembly Member Cristina … Continue reading

Voting for our Grandkids

Thanks to the antiquated Electoral College the popular vote did not match the voting result in the recent presidential election (Nor did the 2000 election for that matter).  This results in the US going in the wrong direction on fighting climate change at a time when aggressive action is needed. But we have a more effective … Continue reading

Meeting Recap: The Lesser Known Consequences of Ocean Deoxygenation and Ocean Acidification

Thank you to the 35 attendees who joined us on March 1 to hear from Dr. Lisa Levin. As a deep sea biologist, she spoke to us about her research on how climate change is affecting the ocean. The ocean covers 70% of the earth’s surface with an average depth … Continue reading

County Supervisors’ Vote Wednesday Could Encourage More Renewable Energy

By Tyson Siegele, SanDiego350 Note: this article was first published on February 11, 2017 in East County Magazine.  This coming Wednesday, February 15th, the San Diego County Board of Supervisors will vote on implementation for some or all of the San Diego County Comprehensive Renewable Energy Plan (CREP). Many of … Continue reading

December 8 STAY COOL Event Summary – Honoring Dr. Somerville and Addressing Uncle Pete

At our meeting on December 8, we honored and welcomed Dr. Richard Somerville for his early and ongoing efforts to explain climate science clearly to the public, presenting him with a Grandkids’ Climate Defender award. We were honored to have Dr. Somerville share his insights on recent global climate developments at … Continue reading

2016 in Review – a Message from STAY COOL’s Administrative Director

The year was a productive and inspiring one for me and for STAY COOL. In 2016 we exceeded 200 active elder members, with more than 120 of those attending one of the 6 events we hosted, or joining us on our educational hike, or participating in a march or tree-planting … Continue reading

In response to the Nov. 1 “Another reason to say no way to SANDAG’s Measure A” by the U-T Editorial Board

By David Engel, STAY COOL for Grandkids and Michael Beck, Endangered Habitats League It’s high stakes election time and your mailbox is stuffed with conflicting ballot arguments. How should you vote on Measure A? The Union-Tribune has taken a “no way on A” position, largely based on a theory that … Continue reading

STAY COOL for Grandkids Lends Its Support to Measure A

STAY COOL for Grandkids has announced its support for Measure A, the proposed half cent sales tax that will fund major investments in public transportation, open space and other quality of life improvements in the San Diego region. We are happy to join with several other organizations in lending our … Continue reading

Join us on October 6: SANDAG’s Sales Tax Ballot Measure A Does it Do Enough to Keep San Diego Moving Forward?

STAY COOL for Grandkids has teamed up with partners Engage Encinitas and North County Climate Change Alliance to offer a moderated forum on the SANDAG Half Cent Sales Tax Initiative (Measure A on this November’s ballot). Please join us on Thursday, October 6, 2016, 5:30 – 7:30 pm at the … Continue reading