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Common Ground: Film Screening & Panel Discussion

Surfrider San Diego’s  Climate Change program committee was honored to co-host a film screening and panel discussion of Common Ground at the Dove Library in Carlsbad on the evening of June 6th. The enlightening new documentary..."profiles a hopeful and uplifting movement of white, black, and indigenous farmers who are using alternative ‘regenerative’ models of agriculture that could balance the climate, save our health, and stabilize America’s economy – before it’s too late.”



If you missed the screening and discussion, don't worry! You'll find additional opportunities to watch the feature-length film HERE and can explore actionable solutions on the Common Ground Take Action webpage that includes information on topics such as eating clean with regenerative food and tips for starting a biodiverse and regenerative garden.

Surfrider Foundation's Ocean Friendly Gardens webpage includes more helpful resources for nature-based home gardening solutions, including how to create native landscapes, capture rainwater, and build healthy soil to help protect the ocean from urban runoff. The free California Watershed Approach to Landscape Design handbook developed in collaboration with Surfrider Foundation is also available for download. 


We extend our appreciation to everyone who contributed to making the Common Ground film screening a success, including the enthusiastic in-person audience that posed thought-provoking questions.

The panel discussion was moderated by Joe Houde, Chair of the North County Climate Change Alliance, and included the following esteemed panelists:

From left to right: Joe Houde, Lynne Takahashi Marian, Jonathan Zaidman, Greg Rubin, and Adam McCurdy.

The  organizations listed below co-hosted the screening. Visit their websites and sign up for their mailing lists for information about programming and upcoming events:

A special thanks to singer/songwriter Niels Lund, along with Richie Strell on harmonica and Carlos Velasco on guitar, for their inspiring introductory set. 

2024-06-06-common-ground-_img9374-e_53778488251_oCarlos Velasco (guitar), Niels Lund, (guitar and vocals) and Richie Strell (harmonica) play an inspiring set of originals and covers as the audience arrives.


2024-06-06-common-ground-_img9369_53778812859_oKristen Duncan (Climate Change Committee co-lead) and Joana Guerra (Chapter Manager) welcome guests. 


2024-06-06-common-ground-_img9398_53778488196_oJanis Jones (Rise Above Plastics co-lead and North County Climate Change Alliance Board Member) and Marian Sedio (North County Climate Change Alliance Board Secretary) at the sign-in table.