Green Scene Organizations


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The 1to1 Movement

Jonathan Zaidman 858-722-8222
The 1:1 Movement works to create a cleaner greener healthier and more vibrant San Diego.
San Diego


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Agua Hedionda Lagoon Foundation

Lisa Cannon-Rodman +1.760.804.1969
 A non-profit organization whose mission it is to preserve, restore and enhance the Agua Hedionda Lagoon and its wildlife, marsh, wetlands and watershed areas.

American Institute of Architects San Diego

Bastiaan Bouma +1.619.232.0109
Is a resource for the government of San Diego, to give advice on building strategies to maximize efficiency and build environmentally sound buildings. AIA helps hold San Diego architects to a high standard of ethics and quality.
San Diego

American Society of Landscape Architects-San Diego Chapter

Tracy Morgan Hollingworth  202.898.2444
A non-profit membership organization whose mission it is to lead, to educate and to participate in the careful stewardship, wise planning and artful design of our cultural and natural environments.
San Diego

Anza-Borrego Foundation

Paige Rogowski 760-767-0446 ext. 1001
A primary aspect of Anza-Borrego Foundation’s mission is to conserve land by purchasing it from willing sellers and adding it to Anza-Borrego Desert State Park. When the Park was formed in the early 1930s, it was checkerboarded by thousands of acres of private land inholdings — one estimate is as high as 60,000 acres, which is 10% of the current Park
Borrego Springs

Association of Environmental Professionals- San Diego Chapter

Corinne Lytle Bonine 
A non-profit organization that facilitates relationships between professionals working in the environmental field.
San Diego


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Batiquitos Lagoon Foundation

Fred C. Sandquist +1.760.931.0800
A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, enhancement, and protection of Batiquitos Lagoon.

Birch Aquarium at Scripps

Harry Helling 858- 534-3474
Explore where the wonders of the ocean come alive! The mission of Birch Aquarium is to provide ocean science education, to interpret Scripps Institution of Oceanography research, and to promote ocean conservation.
La Jolla

Buena Vista Lagoon Foundation

Ron Wooton +1.760.727.3866
A non-profit organization whose mission it is to conserve and restore the Buena Vista Lagoon.


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California Solar Energy Industries Association San Diego

Kelsea Jones 
A state-wide membership network of companies that are involved in the Solar Industry in various ways.
San Diego

California Straw Building Association

David Arkin 209-785-7077
An all-volunteer non-profit organization committed to straw bale building in California. Our members are people interested in and/or dedicated to straw building -- including owner-builders, architects, engineers, and contractors

Center for Regional Sustainability, San Diego State University

Jessica Barlow +1.619.594.3807
The center advances sustainability through regional collaborations in higher education, research, stewardship, and outreach to ensure that generations of students will gain the skills and abilities that will allow the San Diego region to grow, prosper, and sustain itself in the long term.
San Diego

Center for Sustainable Energy

Michael Akavan +1.858.244.1177
A non-profit organization that helps residents, businesses, and public agencies save energy, reduce grid demand, and generate their own power through a variety of rebate, technical assistance and education programs. CSE also provides the community with information on energy issues and technologies.
San Diego

Center on Policy Initiatives

Clare Crawford +1.619.584.5744 EXT.27
A non-profit research and advocacy center dedicated to the interests of working people in the San Diego region.
San Diego

Circulate San Diego

Jim Stone 619.544.9255
A non-profit organization whose goal it is to build broad support for sustainable transportation systems and land-use policies.
San Diego

Citizens Climate Lobby

Mark Reynolds +1.619.437.7142
A grassroots lobbying group that has volunteers lobby the government for policy change relating to climate change.

City of San Diego- Environmental Services Department +1.858.694.7000
A Department within the city of San Diego to protect the environment and to provide all San Diego residents with properly disposed municipal solid waste, along with an environment free of litter and illegal dumping.
San Diego

CleanTECH San Diego

Jason Anderson 858-568-7777
A non-profit membership organization that represents over 800 clean technology companies, whose mission is to position San Diego as a world leader in the clean technology economy.
San Diego

Climate Education Partners-San Diego Region

Michael McDade +1.619.260.2281
A project funded by the National Science Foundation to developing a new model for educating high-profile decision-makers, community leaders and the general public in the San Diego region about climate science.
San Diego

Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association

Kandhy Franklin 760-765-3020
Cuyamaca Rancho State Park Interpretive Association's mission is to support Cuyamaca Rancho and Palomar Mountain State Parks. As an IRS registered 501(c)3 charitable organization, CRSPIA uses your tax deductible donations to provide these parks with interpretive and educational materials that normal funding channels may not be able to supply.


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ECOLIFE Foundation

Bill Toone +1.760.740.1346
A non-profit organization that is dedicated to resolving conflict between conservation needs and community needs, mainly through education based programs.

Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego

Joseph Gottlieb +1.760.580.6011
An organization of electric car owners, electric car enthusiasts, and ordinary people who are interested in learning more about electric vehicles
San Diego

Energy Policy Initiatives Center, University of San Diego School of Law

Scott Anders +1.619.260.4589
A non-profit academic and research center of the University of San Diego School of Law that studies energy policy issues affecting the San Diego region and California.
San Diego

Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2)

Carl Nettleton and Elizabeth Dreicer  E2 Chapter Co-Directors +1.858.353.5489
Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2) is a national community of business leaders who promote sound environmental policy that builds economic prosperity.It is a Partner of NDRC.
San Diego

Environmental Health Coalition

Diane Takvorian (619) 474-0220 ext. 112
A non-profit organization that builds grassroots campaigns to confront the unjust consequences of toxic pollution, discriminatory land use, and unsustainable energy policies.
National City

Equinox Center

Stephen Heverly Executive Director 619-501-7374
A non-profit policy and research center whose mission it is to ensure a healthy environment, vibrant communities and a strong economy for the San Diego Region, by researching and advancing innovative solutions to balance regional growth with our finite natural resources.
San Diego

The Escondido Creek Conservancy

Kevin Barnard +1.760.471.9354
 A non-profit organization dedicated to the preservation, restoration and protection of the natural open space within the Escondido Creek watershed.


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Foundation For Change

Quynh Nguyen +1.619.692.0527
A non-profit corporation dedicated to social justice values and committed to building a solid foundation for the future of the greater San Diego region. This is mainly done through campaigns – whether it be for disaster relief, census outreach, civic participation, healthcare access, or human rights.
San Diego


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The Global ARC

Paul L. Watson, Jr. +1.858.534.3691
A non-profit organization whose mission it is to shift urban-rural relations and local place-making toward globally-minded, interdependent bio-regionalism that fosters healthy, just, resilient, and culturally sensitive sustainable development worldwide.
San Diego

Global Energy Network Institute (GENI)

Peter Miesen +1.619.595.0139
GENI's mission is to conduct research and to educate world leaders and the public about the critical viability of the interconnection of electric power networks between nations and continents, with an emphasis on tapping abundant renewable energy resources, what we call 'the GENI Initiative.' Our research shows that linking renewables between all nations will mollify conflicts, grow economies and increase the quality of life and health for all. This is a strategy rooted in the highest priority of the World Game simulation developed by Dr. Buckminster Fuller three decades ago.
San Diego


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I Love A Clean San Diego

Pauline Martinson +1.619.704.2770
A private non-profit organization that through outreach, community involvement and example, leads and educates our community to actively conserve and enhance the environment.
San Diego


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Los Peñasquitos Lagoon Foundation 
A foundation dedicated to the restoration of Los Peñasquitos Lagoon, its associated uplands and the preservation of land for scenic, historic, educational, recreational, agricultural, scenic and open space opportunities.
Cardiff By The Sea


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Mission Trails Regional Park Foundation

Jay Wilson +1.619.582.4502
A non-profit organization whose mission it is to preserve and protect the natural environment of Mission Trails Regional Park and to provide and promote educational and recreational opportunities.
San Diego


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Ocean Discovery Institute

Shara Fisler +1.858.488.3849
A non-profit organization that is expressly dedicated to educating urban and diverse youth through Ocean Science.
San Diego

The Ocean Foundation

Mark Spalding (202) 887-8996
A Fund within the Ocean Foundation dedicated to strengthening individual and community efforts to protect the natural environment throughout the Baja California peninsula.
San Diego

The Office of Sustainability at the University of San Diego

Michael Catanzaro +1.619.260.7957
The office of sustainability's mission is to make the University of San Diego as sustainable as possible, in terms of such areas as building design, and the use of energy.
San Diego

Open Oceans Global

John Lormon 1.858.353.5489
A non-profit organization whose mission it is to connect the ocean community to build a GIS-based, web infrastructure designed to bring together ocean data, to recognize exemplary sources of ocean information, to visualize ocean processes, to help resolve ocean policy questions and disputes, and to better understand ocean processes.
San Diego


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PCI Global

George Guimaraes +1.858.279.9690
A non-profit organization whose mission is to prevent disease, improve community health and promote sustainable development worldwide.
San Diego

Preserve Calavera

Diane Nygaard +1.760.724.3887
Preserve Calavera is a non-profit organization. The mission of Preserve Calavera is to protect, enhance, and restore the natural resources of coastal north San Diego County.

Project Wildlife

Karen Garrson +1.858.866.0555
A non-profit organization dedicated to helping injured, orphaned, and sick wild animals in San Diego County.
San Diego


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San Diego Reuse & Repair Network

Laura Silver 619-468-9606
To promote reuse and repair as an adjunct to recycling, and as an alternative to landfilling throughout the San Diego region.  We work to support reuse- and repair-related industries and help create an infrastructure by:1) sharing information and best practices2) facilitating a network  for business and non-profit collaborations3) educating and engaging our members and the general public in ways to utilize and advocate reuse and repair
San Diego


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San Diego 350

Masada Disenhouse 619-335-1265
An all volunteer group that works to educate the San Diego community about the threat of climate change.
San Diego

The San Diego Alternative Energy Meetup Group 
A  meetup group where people come together to discuss all sorts of ways to make San Diego potentially more green.
San Diego

San Diego Association of Governments (SANDAG)

Gary L. Gallegos SANDAG Contact Page +1.619.699.1900
There are 18 cities and county government in SANDAG, the San Diego Association of Governments.This public agency serves as the forum for San Diego County regional decision-making.SANDAG builds consensus; makes strategic plans; obtains and allocates resources; plans, engineers, and builds public transportation, and provides information on a broad range of topics pertinent to the region's quality of life.
San Diego

San Diego Audubon Society

Chris Redfern +1.858.273.7800
A Regional Chapter of the National Audubon Society dedicated to protecting the local bird wildlife and their habitats.
San Diego

San Diego Beekeeping Society 
A non profit group in San Diego whose mission it is to serve as a resource to local beekeepers and promote beekeeping practices. They also educate the community about the benefits of beekeeping

San Diego Building Owners and Managers Association, Energy and Sustainability Committee

Lynn Hulbert (619) 243-1817
 A committee within BOMA SD whose mission it is to raise awareness of facility and property managers in San Diego with regard to energy management and sustainability issues, strategies and best-known methods for their properties.
San Diego

San Diego Chamber of Commerce Water and Energy Committee

Jerry Sanders (619) 544-1300
A committee of the San Diego Chamber of Commerce, that focuses on the issues of water and energy, as they relate to member businesses and relevant public policy.
San Diego

San Diego CoastKeeper

Elizabeth Taylor 619-758-7743
A non-profit organization that protects the region’s inland and coastal waters for the communities and wildlife that depend on them by blending education, community empowerment and advocacy.
San Diego

San Diego Community Gardening Network

A non-profit organization designed to educate the community about the benefits of community gardening, and to help maintain the quality of community gardens that already exist.

San Diego County Air Pollution Control District

Robert Kard (858) 586-2700
The San Diego County Air Pollution Control District strives to protect the public from the harmful effects of air pollution, achieve and maintain air quality standards, foster community involvement and develop and implement cost-effective programs meeting state and federal mandates, considering environmental and economic impacts.
San Diego

The San Diego County Community Coalition Meetup Group 
A meetup group designed for progressive thinkers in the San Diego area to meet and discuss ideas on how to make San Diego a better, more sustainable place to live.
San Diego

San Diego County Trees

Robin Rivet +1.858.244.1177
An organization within the California Center for Sustainable Energy that gives advice to, and educates the government and people of San Diego on the benefits of trees to San Diego County, and how to best plant them. They also are a resource for relevant law regarding trees, and community gardens throughout San Diego County.
San Diego

San Diego County Water Authority

Maureen Stapleton +1.858.522.6600
A government agency that works to provide safe and reliable water in the San Diego region.
San Diego

San Diego EarthWorks

Kristie McCue +1.858.272.7370
A committed network of volunteers in service for a healthy, prosperous, and sustainable future for all living things.
San Diego

San Diego Eco Green Lifestyles Group 
A meetup group designed for San Diego entrepreneurs to meet and discuss ways to make San Diego a more sustainable place to live.
San Diego

San Diego Farm Bureau

Eric Larson 760-745-3023
The San Diego County Farm Bureau is a non-profit organization supported solely by more than 5,000 dues-paying members.

San Diego Green Building Council

Ravi Baraj +1.858.357.3011
A non-profit organization that works to build a prosperous and sustainable future for our nation by ensuring that new buildings that are being constructed to be cost-efficient and energy-saving green buildings.
San Diego

San Diego Industrial Environmental Association

Jack Monger Executive Director +1.619.522.9000
The Industrial Environmental Association was formed in 1983 to promote responsible, cost-effective environmental laws and regulations, facilitate environmental compliance among member companies and provide related education activities for the community at large.

San Diego Loves Green (760) 390-8351
A website created to provide information for local green and sustainability information in San Diego.
San Diego