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!
Youth v. Oil is currently working to advocate for California’s Senate Bill 1137. This bill was passed in 2022 and would prohibit new oil and gas wells within 3,200 feet of homes, schools, nursing homes and hospitals, but Big Oil collected enough signatures to turn SB 1137 into a referendum, putting it on the 2024 ballot for voters to decide on. Please reach out to Abby for more information on how you can get involved in this important campaign!
Join our Eco-Club Coalition
Are you a high school or college student looking to get involved with campus activism?
The Eco Club Coalition (ECC) connects students throughout San Diego by creating a space that inspires us to take action on our campuses and communities in support of environmental and social justice issues!
In the past years, we’ve helped students pass resolutions through school districts for environmental action, organized campus-wide events for Earth Day, and supported the establishment of new clubs on campuses.
We plan to meet monthly and take on a county-wide service project to give students the opportunity to make a meaningful, collaborative change in their communities. In doing so, we hope to reach out to more students at your school and have them join us in this San Diego-wide coalition of social justice minded youth; we will also be extending resources and supporting their existing projects and goals.
JOIN US by filling out the form below and share this opportunity with interested teachers & students!
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!