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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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Special Environmental Justice Action

Climate Flag Launch Party

Our Power Day of Action
Saturday Aug. 9th

Plug into the Our Power Day of Action this Saturday, August 9th! We begin at the site of crude-by-rail shipments to Richmond, the Kinder Morgan Rail Yard Entrance. We'll then march to the Richmond Greenway for an energizing rally and a lively festival spotlighting community-led solutions. We'll end the day with a solar-powered concert, Unplug the Earth.

Click here for more Information and to RSVP 

 

 

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The BIG Event of the YEAR

Climate Flag Launch Party

Northern California People's Climate Rally
Sunday Sept. 21st, Oakland

The People's Climate March in NYC will be the Largest. Climate. Rally. Yet.

In solidarity with that event, the regional event: the NorCal People's Climate Rally is happening in Oakland. We are also spreading Climate Posters and will be bannering that day.

Click here for more Information and to RSVP 

 


Some Past Events

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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

WATCH - Webcast of 11/6 Board meeting

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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!"

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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:

http://baaqmd.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=1baf36a9-5290-1031-92de-7c92654424e8

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 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,

Vote tally http://www.350bayarea.org/baaqmd_keystone_xl_resolution_vote_tally_8_7_13


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.

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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

Bay Climate Action Plan (BayCAP) – Plenty happening to move the Bay Area Air District to reduce emissions 80% by 2050. Check out our Slide Show

No Tar Sands – Fighting the Keystone XL pipeline - read our Tar Sands Mining and Keystone Pipeline Fact Sheet

Chevron Watch - Involved with the Richmond Community and Bike The Math Rally at the Chevron shareholders meeting

Dump The Pump – Cigarettes have warning labels, why not gas pumps?

New: Stop Fracking – Fight fracking in California

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Announcements

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:

Watch:  http://youtu.be/SA4e7y-4Pak

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!

 

More details on the Divestment page

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commented 2013-02-11 20:53:56 -0800 · Flag
we’re almost to 3000 RSVPs! Whoo-hoo! still need more volunteers, and to GET there as well.
commented 2012-12-21 19:16:06 -0800 · Flag
South Bay/ Peninsula group met on 12/12 in Palo Alto. Here is a shorteed version of Lisa Altieri’s meeting notes.

Notes from 12/12 meeting: We opened the meeting with introductions and learned that we had people attending from Redwood City to San Jose, with all different backgrounds and levels of experience with 350.org. … We discussed possible initial projects and actions and decided to form the following 5 initial working groups:

1) Divestment: Work with the 350.org Divestment project. For more information go to the 350.org project page http://gofossilfree.org/. Project Leader Shirley Eglington

2) Keystone XL: 350.org project to Stop the Keystone Pipeline
Project Leader Pierre Delforge

3) Carbon Tax/Carbon Subsidies: 350.org has a project page for ending fossil fuel subsidies http://endfossilfuelsubsidies.org/
Project Leader Bruce Jones, & Jane Melia

4) Outreach and Membership Coordination: The goal of the outreach project is to hold events to raise awareness and bring in new membership to get involved in the other projects.
Project Leader Lisa Altieri

5) Tech Team (Website, communications tools, etc.) – Project Leader TBD for now contact Lisa Altieri Another project discussed but not included at this time was Local Action projects (lobbying for bike lanes, organize locally for green energy, holding an energy efficiency or Low Carbon Diet class, etc). ,,, We also discussed group structure and decided we would start off with a very project focused structure with a Coordinating Committee which would include Project Leaders… Everyone at the meeting signed up for one of the above projects…. We are looking for more people to join the tech team, if you can help with this (even if you are on another project), please let me know! Next Steps: All project groups and the Coordinating Committee to meet in January and begin to develop and plan project efforts and gear up for a group launch meeting tentatively scheduled for the end of January/beginning of February. There is a national day of action on the Keystone XL on 2/17, the Keystone project group is planning a day of action rally here locally for those not able to travel to DC

- New Google Group: “PeninsulaSouthBay350org”
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