In the past decade, climate change has had a severe impact on San Diego, bringing with it prolonged heat waves and natural disasters that are devastating the native plant and animal population. This paired with an increase in air pollution and rising sea levels are threatening the city’s existence going forward. The Environmental Sustainability project takes a multi-faceted approach to combating these issues by focusing on long term, sustainable initiatives to protect the delicate ecosystems that are being threatened.
Volunteers on this project can expect to work with sustainable community partners to plant trees and other plant species to mitigate the erosion of the shoreline, maintain the coastal ecosystems through beach cleanups, promoting the viable use of green spaces, assist with nature conservation efforts such as the removal of invasive species, and environmental education within the community via outreach programming, which in turn will help to make the city a healthier, safer and environmentally sustainable place for those who reside there.
If you like getting your hands dirty, working in nature and are passionate about environmental sustainability efforts then this is the project for you!
Why volunteer in San Diego?
As the birthplace of California, San Diego boasts a fusion of cultures, rich history, delicious food, unique neighborhoods, sweeping coastal views, surf beaches and year-round sunshine. Sadly, this city is beginning to feel the effects of global warming with rising sea levels, an increase in wildfires, storms and heatwaves and reduced populations of native plant and animal species. Volunteering on our Environmental Sustainability program helps combat these issues by conserving biodiversity and the shoreline, while enabling you to soak up San Diego’s sights like a local.