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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Defenders of the California Coast Celebrated in Malibu

Defenders of the California Coast Celebrated in Malibu

ECOSD does a lot of work on coastal access so we were honored to be invited to the naming of the accessways and celebration in honor of Jamee Jordan Patterson (AG Council for the Coastal Commission) and Linda Locklin (Public Access Program Manager for the Coastal Commission.

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Seventh Annual Environmental Leadership Summit Wrap-up


Projects and Presentations by future generations working towards a sustainable planet.

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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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