Speaker Date Topic
Field Trip Jul 24, 2018
EDCO - Recycling Facility in Escondido
EDCO - Recycling Facility in Escondido

Mr. Elmer Heap, EDCO Division Manager San Diego North County, will be our guide for a tour of this recycling facility. He is responsible for operations, facilities, customer services, sales, fleet maintenance, and relationships with Cities, School Districts, and Universities/Colleges in North County.

The tour will start at 2:30pm, the recycling facility is in Escondido, 1021 W Mission Ave.

Contact us to organize carpooling and meeting place! (760)456-9246 or info@sbeco.org

FAST FACTS about EDCO new recycling facility

1 - Newest, state of the art recycling facility in the United States designed to increase processing efficiency and produce enhanced material quality.

2 - Initial phases opening in the four phase Master Facility Plan for Escondido Resource Recovery 1) Commingled Recycling 2) Admin Offices 3) Mixed Waste Processing 4) Anaerobic Digester

7 - Number of High Speed, Optic Scan sort systems in the new facility

30 - Full time, fully benefited team members assisting the mechanized sort

336 - Feet of clear span inside the new building

70,000 - Square foot new building supporting existing structures

100,000 - Pounds of commingled recycling to be processed per hour

520,000,000,000 - pounds of material the facility can potentially be diverted from landfills

Forever - On the Road to Zero Waste

Andrea Antony Jul 31, 2018
Community-based Social Marketing (CBSM) and Sustainability

Andrea Antony currently serves a the CivicSpark Water Fellow placed at the Long Beach Water Department, where she works on the landscape redesign program. She will present about CBSM as an emerging method of connecting directly with the public, which has proven especially useful in the sustainability field. Notably, this method of marketing has been successful in the energy sector in helping people get past their barriers and actually change their behavior to be more energy efficient. Building off of this work, the water sector is exploring this framework to encourage residents to conserve this resource, and adopt water efficient behaviors. This presentation will explore what CBSM is, what tactics are included with the framework, and how to apply these to different situations in the sustainability field, especially in water. 

Andrea received her Bachelor’s Degree in Natural Science from Loyola Marymount University where she served as President of the Environmentally Conscious and Organized Students. After receiving her degree, she worked on water quality and stormwater projects at Southern California Coastal Water Research Project. Andrea recently completed her Master’s Degree in Public Policy and Administration at California State University Long Beach, where her studies revolved around public works, natural resources, and watershed management. Her future plans are to work in local government as a policy analyst focused on water use rights, water quality, and water conservation.

Hannah Evans Aug 07, 2018
The environmental and social implications of rapid population growth

Hannah is a Population, Health, and Environment Specialist at Population Connection. She has always been passionate about social justice and sustainability. Her interest in population stems from her experience working and volunteering throughout Central America, where she was able to see first-hand the importance of integrated, community-based, and comprehensive development strategies. Her mission at Population Connection is to bring complex conceptual issues down to Earth for others concerned about protecting the environment and improving well-being. She has a BA in Environmental Policy and Political Science and a Master’s in Political Ecology from San Diego State University. Her thesis research focused on sustainability labeling and ethical consumption in the US and Nicaragua. As an adjunct professor at SDSU, Hannah has taught classes on gender, science, and technology. She loves working for Population Connection because it brings together her passions for advancing sustainability, global development, feminism, population stabilization, and social justice.

http://www.populationconnection.org/

Community Service Aug 12, 2018
San Dieguito County Park

We volunteer every second Sunday of the month from 8 to 10 am at San Dieguito County Park. We will be removing invasive species and/or planting native species, anything the park needs to keep on being a enjoyable natural space.

The address is 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar, CA 92024. We meet at the upper gate. It is free to park inside for volunteers.

Bring your hat, water, gloves (recommended), and wear close-toe shoes.

Kids are allowed under adults supervision. Feel free to bring a friend too.

http://www.sdparks.org/content/sdparks/en/park-pages/SanDieguito.html

Field Trip Aug 14, 2018
KPBS Station Tour

From 3pm to 4pm we will tour the KPBS station, Tom Karlo will be our guide.

Tom Karlo is general manager of KPBS, the public media stations serving San Diego and Imperial Counties. Karlo began his career at KPBS in 1973 as a part time assistant while studying television and film at San Diego State University. He has held numerous positions including assistant cameraman, director, producer, associate general manager of operations and production, and associate general manager of business, finance and operations. He won three local Emmys prior to his transition into management. Karlo was named general manager in 2009. KPBS has won 419 awards under Tom’s leadership. 

Outside of KPBS, Tom has spent many of his fall weekends for the last 41 years as a cameraman for NFL Films. The 2017 season was Tom’s last working for NFL Films. He has filmed 15 Super Bowls and received a National Emmy for Sports Cinematography for HBO’s Inside the NFL.

Tom and his wife Julie have been married for 44 years and live in La Mesa, CA.  They have three grown children and four grandchildren.

Jennifer DiCenzo Aug 21, 2018
Red Tail Environmental
Red Tail Environmental

Jennifer is the Paleontological Field Director of Red Tail Environmental.

Red Tail is bridging the gap between Native American traditional cultural values and scientific archaeological studies. Our team of SOI qualified archaeologists and Native American monitors provide quality services to our primes by utilizing a variety of technical tools to reduce field, lab, and reporting costs, while increasing the accuracy and reliability of resource documentation. Red Tail has the ability to facilitate direct consultation and communication between local Native American tribes, project proponents, and lead agencies. Red Tail is the only Native American owned and operated cultural resources firm in California.

Red Tail has participated in over 2000 Native American monitoring and cultural resource projects for a wide variety of clients and agencies. Red Tail also coordinates with Tribal Nations to maintain best management practices that ensure tribal values are upheld while completing all projects in a timely fashion.

http://redtailenvironmental.com/

On the Town Aug 28, 2018
Similan Thai Restaurant

Similan Thai Restaurant, 141 Lomas Santa Fe Dr, S.B.

A little background about our dining selection: Similan Island lies off the South Western coast of Thailand . It's a fertile land of unsurpassed beauty.
SIMILAN Thai is inspired by the nature of this island and aims to capture the essence of freshness for an unforgettable dining experience. 
The menu seeks to capture the authentic flavors of the Thai cuisine, while exploring new possibilities, through the use of ingredients and techniques not usually synonymous with the food of Thailand.

District Gov Mel Sep 04, 2018
Mel's view of the relevance of Rotary in today's world
Mel's view of the relevance of Rotary in today's world

Mel was born and raised in Central California. He received his BS in Nursing at California State University, Dominguez Hills. Growing up in Delano, his first job was at the Perelli-Minetti Winery. Mel served our country as a Hospital Corpsman in the United States Navy stationed at San Diego Naval Hospital, Balboa. Mel joined the staff of Sharp Memorial Hospital in 1981 working on the Cardiac Care Unit. In the last few years he transitioned to the Information Technology department to work on the electronic medical record keeping system.

Mel was recognized as a Partner of Health and Pillar of Philanthropy by the Sharp HeathCare Foundation. A multiple Major Donor to The Rotary Foundation and Bequest Society member, Mel is dedicated to making the world a better place. He also actively supports Project Mexico and Mana De San Diego and is a member of the American Legion.

Mel is Past President of the El Cajon Breakfast and San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Clubs. In addition to serving at the club level, he has served the District in many capacities including Assistant Governor, Foundation Mentor, Rotaract Chair, Community Service Chair, Foundation Gala Chair and District Conference Chair.

Mel’s wife, Hey Jude, is a member of San Diego Downtown Breakfast Rotary Club.

Mel’s first trip to Africa was to participate in an NID in Eritrea. That was the beginning of several trips to East Africa for Mel and Hey-Jude. They have attended District Conferences in Mexico and East Africa.

Community Service Sep 09, 2018
San Dieguito County Park

We volunteer every second Sunday of the month from 8 to 10 am at San Dieguito County Park. We will be removing invasive species and/or planting native species, anything the park needs to keep on being a enjoyable natural space.

The address is 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar, CA 92024. We meet at the upper gate. It is free to park inside for volunteers.

Bring your hat, water, gloves (recommended), and wear close-toe shoes.

Kids are allowed under adults supervision. Feel free to bring a friend too.

http://www.sdparks.org/content/sdparks/en/park-pages/SanDieguito.html

On the Town Sep 11, 2018
Restaurant GOODONYA

Let's meet in this casualrestaurant for dinner with organic real food. 100% Non GMO / 99% Organic and as local as possible.

1051 S Coast Hwy 101, Encinitas, CA 92024

http://goodonyaorganic.com

Monica Medina Sep 18, 2018
KPBS
KPBS

Monica, Director, Community Development & Engagement at KPBS, will talk about KPBS, her observations after being there 23 years and counting, and plans for the future.  She will also address how she got into this business, and was put on a path of public media all the way.  From a TV station in Seattle to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting in Washington DC, to KPBS—the best station in the nation!

She will be accompanied by her colleague Joset Grenon.

Clement Brown Oct 02, 2018
Del Mar Climate Action Plan

Clem Brown will speak about the CAP Update, the new sustainability projects put forth by the City's Sustainability Advisory Board (SAB), and the status/progress of current measures.

Field Trip Oct 04, 2018
Ocean Discovery Institutes new headquarters in City Heights

We will tour the new headquarters in City Heights and we will see first hand how they are teaching science to the children growing up in City Heights, one of the most diverse communities in San Diego.

www.oceandiscoveryinstitute.org

Shubha Mohunta Nov 06, 2018
Sustainability, real estate and architecture

At Verdani Partners, Shubha serves as Sustainability Director for Colony NorthStar Inc., the 5th largest global real estate investment manager with ~$58 Billion of assets. Before that, she was leading Verdani’s Technical Services team. Her background in Architecture and Master’s degree in Sustainability from Carnegie Mellon University, in addition to a decade of diverse experience, allows her to understand sustainability concepts from the designers’, consultants’, and owner’s perspective.

During her time at Adrian Smith Gordon Gill’s’ engineering firm in Chicago, she used energy modeling tools to improve building performance of several international sky-scrapers including Kingdom Tower (upcoming tallest building in the world). She was also the creator of the ‘Encompass tool’, an online calculator for the city of Chicago, that helps building owners and managers quickly evaluate major retrofit opportunities. Shubha then worked as an Energy Engineer at Goby, where she performed energy audits and provided LEED consultation for more than 10 million sq. ft. of commercial space. She has also been involved in several speaking engagements at local and international conferences and universities.

Looking forward, Shubha aims to expand Verdani’s business internationally to countries like India.