More Action → Less Hot Air
We are building a grassroots climate movement, working for deep reductions in carbon pollution in the San Francisco Bay Area & beyond. We have six campaigns and five local groups. Find out what you need to know on our Campaigns, Events and Petition pages (and don't forget to take a look at our FAQs too!).
... and that's just the start to Climate Action that makes a difference.
With your help, we have significantly changed the climate conversation in the Bay Area. Will you help us create even a larger movement for climate protection and climate justice in 2014? Please support your 350 Bay Area Climate movement with a monthly pledge of continuing support, or a one-time donation. Your donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated, as is your continued activism to save the planet.
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Some Past Events
Our latest major event was the May 9–11 Climate Conference: Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions. Over 30 scientists, experts and leaders. The Friday night special event featured Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson in SF with his 100% renewables by 2050 plan. Over 300 people concerned about the climate attended. We had a full Conference schedule Saturday in the East Bay, and workshops and training Sunday.
Unanimous Vote - BAAQMD Board approves Resolution to achieve cuts to Bay Area climate pollutants from 100 to 17 million tons per year by 2050. 11/6/13
Mighty mighty 350 Bay Area folks after the vote - Dr. Robert Gould, Rand Wrobel, Ken Jones, Floyd Smith, Patrick Kennedy, Jed Holtzman, Caitlin Chew, Taylor Hawke, Janet Stromberg, Judy Williams, Larry Danos and Bill Pinkham
Idle No More Prayer, Teach-In & Round Dance 8/24/13
This event was sponsored by Idle No More Solidarity SF Bay Affinity Group. A prayer, teach-in and round dance at Washington Park in Richmond in solidarity with First Nations' and other Indigenous peoples' actions on this day to protest tar sands oil and fossil fuel. Snake dance to Chevron?
"A round dance is a dance of peace and friendship. Easy to do, it's a continuous side-step. Join us with the spirit of the round dance and love for Mother Earth and all of her children. We rise with peace & good hearts!"
Photo: SaveSacred Sites' post on Facebook Event
Air District Board votes to oppose Keystone XL Pipeline 8/7/2013
Comment of the day Los Altos City Councilmember Jan Pepper calling on the Air District to RESTRICT REFINING OF TAR SANDS at BAY AREA REFINERIES. Wow!
Watch impressive comments from 350 Bay Area members and eye-opening Board Members' statements before they voted. Webcast of the meeting is posted! Click to Agenda Item 11:
Citizen climate heroes speaking at the Board meeting: Robert Gould, Taylor Hawk, Jed Holtzman, David McFarlane, Joanne Orengo, Bill Pinkham, Aaron Reaven, and Floyd Smith,
Summer Heat Richmond Chevron Refinery Protest August 3, 2013 Nearly 3000 Demonstrators, Over 200 Peaceably Arrested
Summer Heat Richmond brought incredible energy and spirit to the gates of Chevron. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to elevate coalition work in the Bay to new sectors and by connecting issues. And to all the participants from 3 months to 90 years.
Photo: Eric Slomanson
See Media Coverage, Photos and Videos on the 350 Bay Area Mobilizations Page.
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350 Bay Area's Campaigns
Divestment – Pull money out of the fossil fuel industry in the Bay Area
Dump The Pump – Cigarettes have warning labels, why not gas pumps?
New: Stop Fracking – Fight fracking in California
Local 350 Groups
Good News: CalPERS Identifies Climate Change as Risk Factor!
On Monday, September 16, the Board of Directors of the $260 billion California Public Employee Retirement System (CalPERS), the largest public pension fund in the United States, voted to include references to climate change in its newly adopted list of investment beliefs. Members of the 350 Bay Area divestment campaign helped to make this happen, in coalition with 350 Sacramento, SEIU 1000, and other 350.org chapters.
By adopting this language, CalPERS formally acknowledges climate change as a financial risk factor, building the framework for that reality to be incorporated into risk analysis and financial management of the pension fund.
This is an important step. But there is much more to do. We need you and your ideas and energy as we continue outreach, communications, letter writing, petitioning, and other actions for total divestment. Join us!
Gas Pump Information Labels Comes to TED Talks!
Robert Shirkey, Executive Director at OurHorizon.org in Toronto Canada just recently did a TED talk on Canada's gas pump campaign. It is a very informative and well spoken speech about the merits of implementing a consumer-oriented label at the point of purchase:
Let's make sure we beat our Canadian friends by having the first City ordinance for Gas Pump labels! (A little friendly competition to motivate our awesome team of volunteers) Join our efforts, visit our Dump the Pump page!