Packing Up and Shipping Out

Alicia_GlasscoToday is my last day at San Diego Coastkeeper. I am packing up my desk and re-organizing my files, taking down my Coastal Cleanup Day posters and my world map with the subtropical gyres and my travel spots outlined. It’s a bittersweet departure for an exciting career move to the Port of San Diego’s Environment and Land Use Department. Embracing this great opportunity to expand my skill set surely does not make it any easier to leave this engaging organization (which, by the way, is hiring).

I am eternally grateful for every inspiring experience and interaction with my coworkers, the board, donors, sponsors and dedicated volunteers of Coastkeeper over the last three years. San Diego has a close-knit environmental community and it’s been an honor to grow as a professional within this network of knowledgeable, action-oriented individuals.  I am blessed to be able to continue my work in this field and to maintain a role in the finest city – especially now that I will be able to join the ranks of the volunteers!

One of the most important things I’ve learned here is how difficult, yet important, it is to inspire individuals to write or call their elected officials and agencies about a topic they care about. Get involved and speak your mind. And support organizations like Coastkeeper who are in the trenches every day by donating or volunteering – the ocean will thank you for it.  See you on the beach (or bay).

Twitter: @aliciaglassco

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3 Responses for Packing Up and Shipping Out

  1. Meganb says:

    San Diego’s environment got better the day Alicia Glassco came to town. You’re a unique, passionate, intelligent, FUN colleague, friend and advocate. Thank goodness you’re just down the street continuing to work for our water. The Port’s so lucky 😉 And you and Carlos have an open invitation to Beerkeeper!!

  2. Jamie says:

    We will miss you Alicia. Thanks for teaching me so much through the past few years, and I look forward to watching your magic from afar. But not too far… 🙂

  3. Susie Armstrong says:

    Alicia, I will miss you too, you were the first person I really engaged with at SDCK. Thank you for inspiring me and my company to progress towards getting rid of those nasty single use water bottles. I think of you whenever we pour filtered water from jugs in customer meetings in my building!

    I think of you for other things as well, and I’m so happy you will be at the port. Don’t be a stranger. 🙂 -Susie