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

Introducing STAY COOL’s Newest Advisory Board Member: Dennis Griffin

Dennis Griffin is a grandfather who is concerned about climate change and protecting future generations. He is active with several local climate change action organizations. Dennis spent years as a proactive manager in the facilities management field, where he oversaw complex facilities relocation, upgrades, and build-outs. Dennis holds degrees from … Continue reading

June 12 STAY COOL Event: Climate Change Education and NGSS

Thank you to the 21 people who joined us for our last STAY COOL meeting on Sunday, June 12 when we heard from Crystal Howe, who is the CREEC (California Regional Environmental Education Community) coordinator for San Diego and Imperial Counties. Crystal has been a science educator in San Diego … Continue reading

STAY COOL in Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary

On Saturday, June 4 STAY COOL members and their families met for a wonderful guided hike and wildlife observation morning at San Diego Audubon’s Silverwood Wildlife Sanctuary. Located near Lakeside off Wildcat Canyon Road, the 785-acre open space sanctuary is owned and maintained by San Diego Audubon. They have done a … Continue reading

Join STAY COOL to support Ms. Smarty-Plants™ at EarthFair

Come out to the annual EarthFair at Balboa Park this Sunday, April 17 to catch the debut presentation by The Water Conservation Garden’s Ms. Smarty-Plants™ titled “Ms. Smarty-Plants™ Helps Cool the Climate.” Perfect for children and families, the entertaining presentation will occur at 11:30 am on the Sun Stage, located … Continue reading

STAY COOL Update / Elders Can Help Bring Climate Change Education to Our Schools

STAY COOL has been reaching out to elders on climate change action for more than three years now, so we thought it would be a good time to summarize our mission and also share an update about our exciting new program focus on youth engagement. STAY COOL’s mission is to … Continue reading