About This Group
350 San Francisco is an all-volunteer group formed in April 2013. We are activists committed to deep reductions in Greenhouse Gas emission in San Francisco, the Bay Area and beyond. We work with 350 Bay Area and other groups to address the climate crisis and bring about environmental justice.
We have general meetings about 4 times a year, to get together, do some climate work and have some fun. These meetings usually include:
- An orientation for new people (you!)
- News from the campaigns and working groups
- Preparations for upcoming events (plans, banners, songs and costumes...)
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We also have Working Group Meetings on specific issues.
- Volunteer at www.350bayarea.org/350sf_volunteer
- email 350SanFrancisco@gmail.com
- Facebook www.facebook.com/groups/350SF/
- Calendar www.meetup.com/350-San-Francisco-Reverse-Climate-Change/events (our events and others around the bay)
- email group - Join the list to get all the updates.
- Our friends at Sunflower Alliance publish a weekly email of events.
350SF Working Groups
We currently have three working groups that meet regularly. To get involved, contact the working group leads.
The goal of the 350SF Outreach Group is to educate people about climate change and encourage their involvement in the climate movement. Our efforts include spreading the word about and distributing fliers at climate events in SF and community outreach through special programs. Media and community relations, graphics and social networking skills are especially helpful.
We are part of a national movement that urges governments to withdraw their investments from fossil fuel corporations. In April 2013, we helped convince the SF Board of Supervisors to pass a unanimous resolution urging the city to purge its pension fund of investments in these corporations. After we presented our case before the Retirement System Board, they voted to take the first steps in the divestment process. More recently they took the second of the three steps in their process. They have divested from direct investments in coal companies. We want to live in a city unbeholden to the fossil fuel industry, and we believe that SF can be an example to other cities throughout the nation and the world.
- Clean Energy
350SF is working along with other organizations to support CleanPowerSF, a comprehensive renewable energy transformation plan for San Francisco. CleanPowerSF will see the city sell renewable energy to customers (for roughly the same price as PG&E). The customer revenue will be available to finance a robust build-out of renewable energy right here in the city. With sufficient investment, up to half our energy load could be local, distributed, and renewable within 10 years.
We also have a Coordinating Committee that meets on the third Sunday of each month to handle the routine business and core functions of the group.
Some Past Events
Remembering the Victims of Climate Change
Brown and Green: South Asian Americans for Climate Justice partnered with 350 SF in a march and candle-lighting ceremony to remember the thousands killed by the summer's extreme heat events due to climate change. Photographs and memorial songs highlighted the human cost of climate change, especially to the most economically vulnerable people. Supporters included Northern California Climate Mobilization, Citizens Climate Lobby, Sunflower Alliance, Flood the System, and Interfaith Power and Light.
350 SF Banners the Town for the Peoples Climate March
See a video of our march on Stonestown
Photo by Steve Nadel
Action Parade Brings Politics Back to Earth Day
Participants and supporters included AFSCME (American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees), Amazon Watch, California Green Party, the Center for Biological Diversity, Citizens' Climate Lobby, Climate Parents, Cool the Earth, CREDO Action, the Ecology Center of Berkeley, Food and Water Watch, Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice, Los EcoAmigos, the San Francisco Bicycle Coalition, and the Unitarian Universalist Society of San Francisco.
350 SF Draws the Line against Toxic Climate Impacts - Heron's Head Park, Bayview
In partnership with Green Action for Health and Environmental Justice and Huntersview Mothers and Fathers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice, as well as Treasure Island Health Network and the SF Green Party and Our City