Environmental Center of San Diego

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A community working together to protect and enhance the natural environment throughout San Diego through Education, Advocacy and Direct Action

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We Have the Power to Impact Our Future, and We’re Doing Something About It

Our goal is to promote healthy natural systems in San Diego by inspiring a deeper understanding and appreciation of positive environmental change and advocacy while working to improve the quality of life and economic vitality of our community.


ECO San Diego’s education programs are focused on K-12 children. We help them connect, understand, appreciate, and love our local species.


ECO San Diego is a strong supporter of all the wonderful organizations in our region doing important work to make our community a better, healthy, more just place.

Environmental Leadership Summit

Environmental, community, labor, housing, justice, climate leaders meet to address local challenges, forge solutions, and commit to collaboration.


The most frequent question asked by volunteers is “what can I do?”

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The opportunity to directly experience our beautiful natural resources is an important part of being a San Diegan and a present or future steward of those resources. That is why the Environmental Center of San Diego is committed to supporting appropriate public environmental programs.

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How to Prevent Local Habitat Destruction 

How to Prevent Local Habitat Destruction 

San Diego is not only beautiful, it’s one of the most biologically-rich places in the continental United States. Sadly, the persistent threat of climate change and human development threatens our...

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How to Protect Local Habitat 

How to Protect Local Habitat 

Habitat fragmentation, natural disasters, and human development continue to degrade local habitat in San Diego. While these problems can feel overwhelming, there are many actions we can take to...

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Learn Through an Internship

Learn Through an Internship

The Environmental Center in Action - Learning Through an Internship! An internship with the Environmental Center of San Diego (ECOSD) gives students the opportunity to dive into policy issues that...

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The human condition is being tested as never before

We hope you’re safe and taking the recommendations by the CDC seriously. For the time being we will be working behind the scenes on our Princess Street Coastal Trail, our annual Environmental Leadership Summit, Saving San Diego’s Special Species, and ReWild Mission Bay, among other projects. We intend to keep on doing what we do because the environment is vitally important for future generations.

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Sign up for the ECONews email list to get alerts and news from environmental organizations. This is an announcement-only list, not a discussion list. We will limit it to a maximum of one message per week, except in cases of urgent requests from local organizations. To request an alert or provide a news item, send an email to ecosandiego6@gmail.com


For in the end, we will conserve only what we love. We will love only what we understand. We will understand only what we are taught.
- Baba Dioum

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