Join us to participate in local San Francisco climate action campaigns, and to be part of campaigns organized by 350 Bay Area.
About This Group
Formed in April 2013, 350 San Francisco is an all-volunteer group composed of citizens and 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 stop climate change and bring about environmental justice.
How to Get Started
We have General Public Meetings about 4 times a year, to get together, do some climate work and have some fun. These meetings usually include:
- A potluck
- An orientation for new people (you!)
- News from the campaigns and working groups
- Preparations for upcoming events (plans, banners, songs and costumes...)
The next General Meeting will be in the spring.
We also have Working Group Meetings on specific issues.
If you'd like to contact us, please email 350SanFrancisco@gmail.com.
Check out our public group at www.facebook.com/groups/350SF/.
Our calendar at www.meetup.com/350-San-Francisco-Reverse-Climate-Change lists climate events in the city and around the bay.
For a weekly email list of climate events from our friends at Sunflower Alliance, sign up here.
Our Working Groups
We currently have four 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.
Contact: Sara Greenwald
- Stop Fracking
The Stop Fracking group works to ban fracking, acidizing, and other extreme drilling techniques in California. We educate Bay Area residents about the dangers of fracking for oil and gas by developing informational materials, tabling at local events, and arranging rallies, speakers, and film screenings. Through our involvement with Californians Against Fracking, a coalition of over 150 organizations, we work with activists across the Bay Area and the state to beat back the frack attack.
Contact: Jed Holtzman
- SF Divestment
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, and we are now working to keep public pressure on the Board, which we hope will lead to complete divestiture. Not only do we desire to live in a city unbeholden to the fossil fuel industry, but we believe that SF can be an example to other cities throughout the nation and the world. For next meeting times visit our Facebook page at FossilFreeSF. Our google group is divestsf.
Contact: Kimberly Pikul
- Clean Energy
350SF is working along with other organizations to support the launch of CleanPowerSF, a comprehensive renewable energy transformation plan for San Francisco. CleanPowerSF would see the city sell 50-100% renewable energy to customers (for roughly the same price as PG&E), while using that customer revenue 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.
Contact: Eric Brooks
We also have a Coordinating Committee that meets on the third Sunday of each month to handle routine business.
Our Google Group is a popular mode of coordination. This is an active group with frequent postings. Join our Google Group to get all the updates.
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
Click on the image above to view a slideshow from the event.