Speaker Date Topic
Being A Zero-Waste Family Jun 02, 2020 6:30 PM
by Fredrika Syren
by Fredrika Syren

Fredrika and her family are a family of five living zero-waste, plant-based, & mindfully minimal so that both the kids and planet can enjoy a beautiful, thriving future.

The family lives on an urban homestead ten minutes from downtown in the middle of San Diego together with their kids Bella (13), Noah (9), and Liam (7), 8 chickens and one bunny. They care for a 400 square foot backyard garden, which provides many of the meals. They have slowly integrated changes like eating vegan, going plastic-free, and buying organic and saving $18,000 a year as a result of this lifestyle.

To know more, visit their website https://zerowastefamily.com (formerly known as green-mom.com)

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Canceled - Community Service Jun 07, 2020
San Dieguito County Park
San Dieguito County Park

We volunteer every first Sunday of the month from 9 to 11 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.

We meet at the upper parking lot. The entrance is free for volunteers and you can park near the ranger station.
The address is 1628 Lomas Santa Fe Drive, Del Mar, CA 92014.

Bring your hat, water, gloves (recommended), and wear closed-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

ESRAG’s Case to add Environment as area of focus Jun 09, 2020
by Karen Kendrick-Hands
by Karen Kendrick-Hands

ESRAG’s Case to add Environment as an Area Of Focus - What we told TRF’s Environmental Issues Task Force.

Karen Kendrick-Hands is co-founder of the Environmental Sustainability Rotarian Action Group (ESRAG), to synergize her passions for Rotary Service and mitigating climate change and providing a way for like-minded Rotarians to collaborate. She has served as its Chair, and is currently the Director of Communications. She was the first ever Observer Delegate sent by Rotary International to the UNFCCC climate talks, attending COP24 in Katowice, Poland December 2018. On behalf of ESRAG, Karen presented to The Rotary Foundation’s Environmental Issues Task Force in Feb. 2020 in support of the creation of an Area of Focus for the environment. Karen was blessed to have been a RYE student in 1967-68 to Australia.

Karen is active with the Wisconsin Chapter of the Citizens Climate Lobby, and is the Co-leader of its Rotary Action Team.  When active as an attorney, she specialized in pro bono public interest advocacy in support of clean air and transportation access and mobility. 

Karen has, worked as a volunteer public interest advocate for cleaner air and mobility and transportation choices, including serving on various local, state and regional advisory bodies, for over 30 years.  She has founded advocacy groups, including Transportation Riders United, assisted non-environmental community and service organizations, including the Junior League, and League of Women Voters to frame and adopt environmental positions, worked with national US groups such as the Clean Air Network, participated in an official international environmental law exchange between the US and former Soviet Union, and created community networks with unlikely partners – finding common interests where none were obvious.

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Demotion Party Jun 16, 2020
North SD County Watershed Monitoring: One Year In Jun 23, 2020
by Karen Wytmans, Paige DeCino and MaryAnn Viney
by Karen Wytmans, Paige DeCino and MaryAnn Viney
Come learn about the North San Diego County Water Monitoring Program, a citizen science group founded in April 2019. The NSDCWMP is picking up where the San Diego Coastkeeper left off to sample and monitor pollution and impaired waterways in North San Diego County. We will describe the goals of the organization, how we got started, and how we are measuring water quality of the 3 Carlsbad watersheds. 
 
This program is presented by Karen Wytmans, Paige DeCino and MaryAnn Viney.
 
Karen Wytmans holds a B.S in Chemical Engineering from UCSD and an MBA from USD. She worked for over 20 years for Hewlett-Packard Company. She left HP in 2016 to teach high school engineering at Mt. Carmel High School. She is a Core Volunteer with San Diego Coastkeeper since 2010 and is Data Management Coordinator for the North San Diego County Watershed Monitoring Program.
 
Paige DeCino is a former lab scientist and retired high school science teacher. She has been on the board of Preserve Calavera for 9 years and is a founding member of the North San Diego County Watershed Monitoring Program.
 
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