We are the San Francisco expression of 350 Bay Area Campaigns as well as climate action campaigns local to San Francisco.
Our Upcoming Meetings and Events
We have a General Public Meeting on the third Sunday of every month. During these meetings we have an orientation for new people (you!), give reports on all of the campaigns and working groups, and connect new people with these campaigns and working groups. Throughout each month we have Working Group Meetings. All scheduled meetings are below.
Formed in April 2013, 350 San Francisco meets once a month as a full group to welcome newcomers and to network among existing working groups. In between that time the working groups meet on their own for specific campaigns. We're an all volunteer group composed of citizens and activists committed to deep Green House Gas emission reductions in San Francisco, the Bay Area & beyond.
We currently have four working groups that meet regularly. To get involved, see below for a list of all 350 SF meetings or 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 presenting our case before the Retirement System Board, it voted to take the first steps in the divestment process. 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 that has already passed the Board of Supervisors twice, but remains blocked by political pressure from PG&E. CleanPowerSF would see the city sell 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
If you'd like to contact us, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Google Group is the main mode of coordination. You should join this if you want to be involved in the inner workings of 350SF. You will receive a lot of emails. Join our Google Group to get all the updates »
350 SF Draws the Line against Toxic Climate Impacts - Heron's Head Park, Bayview, Sept 21st.
Click on the image above to view a slideshow from the event.
On Saturday, September 21st, 350 San Francisco participated in 350.org's national call to action to Draw the Line against the Keystone XL Pipeline and Climate Change. We partnered with new friends in the Bayview, 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, to call attention to the impact climate change will have on these neighborhoods if the Keystone XL Pipeline is allowed to go through and if we continue to allow our economy to be based on dirty, toxic fuels.
Because vast tracts of San Francisco's Bayview Hunters Point and Treasure Island are at sea level on the San Francisco Bay and are also situated on or next to toxic and radioactively contaminated sites, as climate change progresses, these neighborhoods will be at high danger of a perfect storm of disastrous interactions between sea rise, earth quake liquefaction, tsunami vulnerability, and the toxic and radioactive contamination.
The event was held at Heron's Head Park, a recently restored peninsula ecosystem that features a vibrant wetland. The site is owned by the Port of San Francisco in the middle of an industrial center, the old Navy Shipyard and the decommissioned PG&E power plant. We chose this site because it is at sea level, will be inundated if warming continues unabated and at the same time is a symbol of hope for the direction we can choose to go as a society.
Photo by Steve Nadel
Action Parade Brings Politics Back to Earth Day - April 19th.
Environmentalists paraded down Market Street on April 19, with floats, banners and signs proclaiming "Save Our Climate" "Implement CleanPowerSF" "Ban Fracking in California" and other slogans to bring a political edge to San Francisco's Earth Day festivities. The parade was not part of the Earth Day San Francisco Festival at UN Plaza, where the march ended, but Earth Day SF organizers lent their stage for a rally featuring author and activist Bill McKibben.
McKibben has been writing about climate change since the 1980s. Since then, he comments on his website, "both the scale and the pace of the peril has increased substantially—we now seem to be nearing tipping points past which truly cataclysmic damage would be inevitable. The only good news is that we are now also beginning to see some political drive for real change."
The parade was organized by 350 San Francisco and 350 Bay Area. 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.