Iniciativa Environmental Champions

Our Environmental Champions initiative supports non-profit organizations whose programs promote environmental education, community engagement, and stewardship in underserved communities in San Diego and southern Orange County.

Learn more about the Environmental Champions RFP and apply

We’re honored to showcase the work of some of our most recent champions:

GRID Alternatives

GRID Alternatives works to overcome the solar divide by proving no-cost rooftop solar to low-income homeowners, while training at-risk youth to become the next generation of solar installers and electricians. So far, GRID has provided rooftop solar to almost 1,000 households. Together, GRID and SDG&E are ensuring that the future of solar is bright.

 

Ocean Discovery Institute

 Ocean Discovery Institute empowers young people from urban and diverse backgrounds through science-based exploration of the ocean and nature, preparing them to be tomorrow’s scientific and environmental leaders. We support the institute’s environmental education programs that inspire kids to dream big and pursue careers in ocean conservation, marine biology, and other STEM fields. This partnership is expanding our region’s knowledge bank and creating the next generation of conservation professionals.
 

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 Circulate San Diego

 From safe routes to school to bike-friendly roads, land use and urban growth decisions are made better by the work of Circulate San Diego. Through our partnership, we’ve hosted community forums discussing the future of transportation in our region—including essential topics like electric vehicle charging and self-driving cars. This partnership ensures that our communities are in-the-know, and able to advocate for the transportation options that are best for our future.

Learn more about the application process and our funding guidelines.