Youth 4 Climate
Our mission is to empower youth to become climate leaders working together for an equitable, sustainable, and resilient future.
featured programs and events
Join Youth v. Oil
Join Youth v. Oil—a campaign student-led working to end oil drilling in California, and justly transition to clean energy!.
Meetings are every Monday from 6-7 PM. Fill out the interest form below. Contact Abby (firstname.lastname@example.org) with any questions!
Join the Youth v. Oil Media Team, led by Ryan! Meetings are every Tuesday from 8-9 PM. Contact Ryan (email@example.com) to get involved!
Join the Youth v. Oil Legislative Team, led by Sienna! Meetings are every Monday from 7:30-8:30 PM. Contact Sienna (firstname.lastname@example.org) to get involved!
Join our Eco-Club Coalition
Are you involved with an eco club at your high school or college, or interested in starting one? Join Youth4Climate’s Eco Club Coalition to connect and collaborate with a network of clubs across San Diego!
We are empowering, collaborative, and safe space for eco & social justice clubs in San Diego to come together and support one another with projects, campaigns, initiatives, and ideas — from starting clubs to carrying out current plans and future goals.
Meetings are monthly, TBD. Contact the ECC’s lead, Sydney (email@example.com) with any questions and fill out the interest form below to join!
Looking for your own resources for developing an Eco Club? Check out our online DIY Eco Club Handbook.
Fall 2023 Global Youth Climate Strikes
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Since 2021, SanDiego350’s Youth4Climate has empowered thousands of youth throughout San Diego to mobilize for climate justice as part of the September Global Day of Climate Action. In 2023, we supported 17 school strikes. School strikes help students inspire more of their peers to act for the climate because they’re close-to-home. They also build student organizers’ skills and sense of agency as they step into leadership roles.
Urge the SDCCD Board to Support Phasing Out Oil Extraction in California
Students from Miramar, Mesa, and City College have worked together to get their respective colleges to pass the End Oil Extraction resolution first championed by Youth v. Oil, a campaign dedicated to halting oil drilling. We are now asking the San Diego Community College District to pass a resolution calling upon CA Governor Newsom to:
- Stop issuing new oil drilling permits and begin phasing out existing oil wells.
- Create 3,200 ft safety zones between oil extraction sites and our homes, schools, and workplaces.
- Develop and launch a concrete plan to end oil drilling in California.
NEW Y4C Program in City Heights:
Youth Making Green
Gain volunteering experience through Youth Making Green based in City Heights!
Y4C House Party
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On July 29 (2023) SanDiego350 had a house party in Carmel Valley to celebrate youth climate leaders and raise funds to support our Youth4Climate program. The house party featurde inspiring youth speakers, food, music and other activities.
We exceeded our fundraising goal of $5,000 to support Youth4Climate’s internships, staffing, and programs!!
Thank you to our wonderful hosts: Mary Yang, Nan Renner, David & Peg Engel, Cynthia Harris and Futures Unbound Foundation.
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Our resolution urging the Board of Education to ELECTRIFIY THE SAN DIEGO UNIFIED SCHOOL DISTRICT passed unanimously on April 25th! We had six students speakers and many advocates at both the rally beforehand and the meeting. Check out our news coverage and petition!