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

March 9 STAY COOL Meeting Summary – Dr. Bekkar on Climate Change and Public Health

Thank you to the 28 people who attended our STAY COOL meeting on March 9 featuring Dr. Bruce Bekkar. Here is a summary of his presentation on climate change and the implications on public health. Global temperature has been increasing significantly, leading to an amplified hydrological cycle, or what some … Continue reading

Grandparents can take action against climate change

Article by STAY COOL member Dennis Griffin.   As Grandparents we need to wage war on the devastating effects of climate change. We can support organizations that reflect our values. However this can prove to be a long and laborious task. (And as grandparents we know we may not have a lot … Continue reading

My, How Life Has Changed – Reflections on Growing up in San Diego

By STAY COOL member Sue Randerson I grew up in San Diego when it was a much smaller town than it is today. Cows grazed on grass-covered hills beside old highway 101, where University City is now. You could walk the beaches and find lots of seashells, and abalone and … Continue reading

Message Points for San Diego CAP Public Comments

On Tuesday, December 15 the San Diego City Council will vote to adopt the city’s Climate Action Plan. Review the plan here. Citizens, and especially STAY COOL members, are encouraged to show public support for this measurable, enforceable plan. Please consider attending the meeting on Dec. 15 to voice your … Continue reading

November 4, 2015 STAY COOL Meeting Summary – Speaker Len Hering

Thank you to the 24 attendees who joined our member meeting on November 4th. We heard from Rear Admiral Len Hering, USN (retired), Executive Director of the Center for Sustainable Energy, about effects of global warming on national security and energy planning. Our speaker’s opening slide showed that, like many … Continue reading