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

Letter to the Editor: Issa should heed the words of Pope Francis

By David Engel Pope Francis will address the U.S. Congress soon (“Congress returns to long list of unfinished business,” Sept. 7) to express concerns about the dangers of global warming. Francis stated in his encyclical that science has shown global warming is happening and human activities are responsible. He believes … Continue reading

September Meeting Summary – All About Community Choice Energy (CCE)

Thank you to the 28 STAY COOL members and guests who joined us for our meeting on Tuesday, September 1, 2015. Our featured speaker was Nicole Capretz, Executive Director of The Climate Action Campaign. Formed in February, 2015, The Climate Action Campaign is the leading local climate action watchdog group, … Continue reading

Community Choice Energy (CCE) – Offering Renewable Energy Choices

On Tuesday, September 1 STAY COOL will host an event on Community Choice Energy (CCE) featuring speaker Nicole Capretz, Executive Director of Climate Action Campaign, which advocates for clean energy choices. What is CCE? Community Choice Energy (CCE), provided for by AB 117 (2002), allows cities, counties, or groups of … Continue reading