[1THING] Blog: Archive for September, 2017

[ Public Lands Day sees #OurWild at a dangerous crossroads ]

In 2017, National Public Lands Day (Sept. 30) comes as many bedrock notions about public lands have been shaken to the core–or even forgotten entirely by some of the country’s leaders.

[ This trade dispute could upend America’s booming solar industry. Here’s what it means for you. ]

Thinking of getting solar panels for your roof? New tariffs, if imposed, could put a quick end to your project – and worry anyone concerned with climate change.


[ Court rejects Nevada county’s meritless road claim after nearly two decades of litigation ]

Jennifer Dickson

Earlier this week a federal district court issued a final decision in a nearly two-decades-old legal case over a right-of-way claim by Elko County, Nevada to a road that traverses a sensitive river canyon near the bo


[ Heard the News? It’s Time to Join ILACSD to Celebrate with Sunset Views and Tasty Brews! ]

Things are busy as ever at the I Love a Clean San Diego offices over in Liberty Station! While our tremendous Community Programs department winds down the final bits of our successful Coastal Cleanup Day, the ILACSD team is ramping up our efforts as we prepare for our biggest fundraiser of the year, our annual fall social – Brews by the Bay!

On Thursday, October 12th, dedicated folks from all corners of San Diego will gather together for an evening to celebrate an incredible year of community building, volunteer action, and fun. Thanks to the hard work of over 33,000 San Diegans of all ages, we have removed over 310,000 pounds of harmful litter from our environment in 2017 so far, with more cleanup events scheduled through the end of the year. Now that’s something to celebrate!

In addition to celebrating our great accomplishments through the year, ILACSD will be honoring some of our neighborhood heroes for their tireless work to make San Diego a safe and healthy place for future generations. Our Brews by the Bay Honorees are:

Corporate Employee Engagement
Patagonia (Small Business Honoree)
SDG&E (Large Business Honoree)
Volunteer of the Year
Jonathan Applebaum
Leader of Tomorrow
Katrina Berge
Zero Waste Innovation Award
City of Chula Vista

This evening soiree will take place on the bay view lawn of The Catamaran Resort and Spa in Mission Bay. Guests will enjoy delightful cuisine, a spectacular silent auction and raffle, networking with the top environmental advocates in our community, and hosted beverages from our generous partners at the Baja Brewing Company and Barefoot Wines. As this event is all outdoors, we recommend wearing comfortable shoes and bringing a light sweater for when the weather cools down.

Make sure to keep an eye on the auction bid sheets! With an impressive lineup of prizes including a family 4-pack of tickets to Disneyland, dining at the hottest spots in North Park, signed sports memorabilia, brewery tours, and even a 7-night Hawaiian vacation, the bidding is sure to be competitive!

ILACSD is thrilled to welcome Peter Hall as our special entertainer for the evening, who will treat attendees with his wonderful live musical talents. And of course, what San Diego evening would be complete without a signature craft beer or two? Be sure to stop by our Oktoberfest-style Bites and Brews station, presented by Karl Strauss. For a small donation, guests will enjoy a special beer tasting experience, with tasty sausage and pretzel bites too! A fun photo booth will be onsite as well so you and your friends can make memories that will last a lifetime. This event is not to be missed!

Tickets are going quickly and can be found online here. Advanced tickets are only $45 now through October 8th! A limited number of tickets will be available online and at the door and will cost $50 each. Pick up yours today and join ILACSD as we celebrate this awesome year!

We’d like to thank all of our sponsors for helping make Brews by the Bay possible!

Cox Communications
Senator Toni Atkin’s Office
San Diego County Airport Authority
Harrison & Associates
Morgan Stanley

Can’t make it to Brews by the Bay? Consider making a gift to ILACSD and help sustain environmental action in your community. You can make a difference all year long when you become one of our monthly supporters, for as little as $10 a month.

[ DOI ignores stakeholders input with changes to sage grouse plans ]

Alex Thompson

During a call on Monday, the Interior Department said they intend to move forward with changing the sage grouse conservation plans, putting the Trump administration’s fossil fuel focused agenda ahead of the interests of western stakeholders, including states, communities and western govern


[ Jarbridge South Canyon Road order ]

Sep 25, 2017

Judge’s order for Case No. 3:99-cv-00547-MMD-WGC (South Canyon Road) b


[ MEMO: Arctic National Wildlife Refuge 2017 Timeline ]

Tim Woody

November 8, 2016: Donald Trump wins presidential election. Sen.

[ A breakthrough for mobile air quality data – and 3 deceptively tough challenges that paved the way ]

With these groundbreaking insights, we can scale up mobile sensing technology to track and map pollutants in cities everywhere.


[ How a tech startup and nimble non-profit exposed toxic releases during the Houston flood ]

As federal and state agencies failed to monitor air pollution after Hurricane Harvey, we measured and mapped a leaking carcinogen in real time.


[ Interior Department celebrates sage grouse anniversary with changes to plans ]

To celebrate the two-year anniversary of the sage grouse conservation plans – the largest landscape-level conservation effort ever undertaken that involved years of collaboration and hard work by 11 western states and their governors, multiple federal agencies and stakeholders throughout t