Year-End Thoughts from STAY COOL Administrator

Dear STAY COOL Community, It’s that time of the year when I like to look back on our accomplishments and goals, and personally share gratitude for everything we have achieved. While it was a challenging year to be in climate action, I am still grateful I’ve been a part of … Continue reading

An Important Message from our Chair, Bob Leiter

Dear STAY COOL Supporter, I am pleased to inform you about an exciting change in store for STAY COOL for Grandkids! On November 13, 2017 the San Diego Audubon Society (SDAS) Board of Directors voted to take over the fiscal sponsorship activities of STAY COOL as of January 1, 2018. … Continue reading

Summary of our August 5 Climate Walk at Cabrillo

Thank you to the 30 attendees who joined us on Saturday August 5, 2017 at the Cabrillo National Monument for our special Ranger-led Climate Walk hosted by ecologist Alexandria “Alex” Warneke. Alex is also the Science Outreach Coordinator for the Cabrillo National Monument and is an active leader with the … Continue reading

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