You have most likely read and heard about the foreboding forecast regarding sea level rise and climate change. While it may seem like our planet is doomed, Emerald Keepers is filled with hope because of people like you.
Hope + Action = Positive Results and Solutions
We need your help in advocating for a strong Climate Action Plan for Coronado. One of the easiest ways for Coronado to cut its greenhouse gas emissions it to join a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) for clean energy. There are two CCAs in San Diego County: San Diego Community Power (SDCP) and Clean Energy Alliance (CEA).
Here are some facts about CCAs:
- San Diego CCAs are contractually committed to deliver a minimum of 50% renewable energy vs SDG&E’s 31% renewable energy.
- SDCP committed to 100% clean energy by 2035 whereas SDG&E follows the SB-100 mandate of 60% renewable energy by 2030.
- SDCP has already signed 4 contracts to build over 390 MW of new clean energy and 220 MW of battery storage. Construction is scheduled for Fall 2022 with new clean energy delivered by Summer 2023.
- The new energy sources contracted by SDCP are located in San Diego, Imperial and Riverside Counties along with a wind project in New Mexico. More local power projects are in the works.
Given that CCAs are price competitive with SDG&E, offer residents a choice in their energy provider, deliver cleaner energy that reduces emissions, and provide local decision making control, Coronado City Council should vote to join a CCA. Please add your voice in support!
PLEASE CONSIDER PARTICIPATING IN THE EVENTS BELOW:
PLANT A TREE IN CORONADO!
Celebrate Arbor Day with the City of Coronado Street Tree Committee and Emerald Keepers. Bring gloves and wear closed-toe shoes for planting. Meet at Spreckels Park at 8:30am.
EMERALD KEEPERS GENERAL MEETING
Join us for our General Meeting at the Coronado Public Library Winn Room. Our guest speaker is Tara Davies, Teen Librarian, CHS Emerald Keepers Club Garden and Compost Adviser, and Master Composter. 7:00pm.
EARTH DAY RALLY
Join Emerald Keepers’ Earth Day Rally along Orange Avenue between Third and Sixth Streets. Bring your homemade signs to celebrate Earth Day and Coronado. The more colorful, your sign, the better. Reuse your sign by placing it your window at home, work, or classroom to inspire others. Orange Avenue 3rd – 6th Streets. 7:00am – 8:15am.
ALL DAY CLEAN-UP
Celebrate Earth Day by picking up trash in your neighborhood, parks, and beaches. Find one of the 10 Golden Tickets throughout Coronado (Cays, Strand Housing, Town). Tickets are redeemable for prizes at the Coronado Public Library.
April 23 (1- 5pm) & 24 (10 – 3pm)
Emerald Keepers Flower Show Booth Learn how to make Earth Day every day in Coronado. Spreckels Park.
Native Plant Walk Identify and learn about native plants at Grand Caribe Park with Emerald Keeper, Mary Berube. Bring water and wear your sunscreen 9:00am to – 10am.
OPPORTUNITIES TO HELP EMERALD KEEPERS
If you would like to help behind the scenes as a volunteer to judge the Poster Competition, serve as a block captain for the Earth Day Rally, or help staff Emerald Keepers’ booth at the Flower Show, please contact Amy Steward at 619-972-5509, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.