Events


These events are endorsed, sponsored, or hosted by 350 Bay Area, or they are marked as "Of Interest".  For more information on each event, click on the header of the event. To submit an event, send an email to info@350bayarea.org - Include details and a contact person.

FEATURED EVENTS:

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NO COAL In Oakland RALLY 
Saturday, June 25th, Oakland

NO COAL In Oakland CITY COUNCIL VOTE RALLY 
Monday, June 27th, Oakland

Join the "NO COAL IN OAKLAND" COALITION for these large rallies at City Hall.

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Join The Climate Mobilization, 350 Bay Area, and More for an Afternoon of Climate Movement Building


Events: Map and List (in chronological order): Click Here for a Calendar View.

Rally & Council Vote to Keep Oakland Coal-Free 6/27

Monday, June 27, 2016 at 04:00 PM · 25 rsvps
Oakland City Hall in Oakland, CA

The Oakland City Council’s long-awaited vote on coal may finally be coming at a special meeting set by the Council for Monday, June 27.

The Oakland City Council has called the special session to “conclude and present information from the public hearing on the health and safety impacts of coal in Oakland and options for action, including whether to adopt a prohibition on the storage, loading, import and export of coal in Oakland.”

Please join No Coal in Oakland to be present in large numbers to demand that the City Council pass a ban on coal that night.  We expect the Council to place no other items on the agenda.  This is the night that we demand our elected leaders say “No” to developer Phil Tagami.  They need to understand that the people of Oakland will not stand for anything less than a ban on coal.

Join No Coal for a rally in Frank Ogawa/Oscar Grant Plaza before the meeting.  The special meeting will begin at 5 p.m.

SAVE THE DATE!  DEMAND A BAN ON JUNE 27!

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CPUC Rate Design Forum, 6/28

Tuesday, June 28, 2016 at 06:00 PM

Come to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Rate Design Forum and tell them our tax dollars should not subsidize natural gas, and that the rate structure should incentivize solar and energy efficiency.  The "Forum" is not really a forum; it's a presentation of the CPUC's new rates. However, it is still an opportunity to address the CPUC on key issues regarding the residential rate structure, and the CPUC's recent failure to make reforms to an energy incentive program funded by ratepayer dollars. 

 The new residential rate structure, adopted in 2015, and which will take effect in 2017, compresses the rate "tiers" from four to two, meaning that rates go up less steeply for customers using more energy. The "flatter" rate tiers undermine the incentive for customers to pursue energy efficiency or distributed generation, such as solar, that would reduce their energy consumption. However the transition to "time of use" rates, through which customers pay more for energy in summer afternoons and less at times of the day when electricity demand is lower, will help better align customer costs with the financial and environmental costs of supplying energy. This article from GreenTech Media provides good background on the rate structure changes adopted last year.

At their meeting last Thursday, CPUC enacted a package of weak "reforms" to an energy incentive program that is paid for by California ratepayers, called the "Self Generation Incentive Program" (SGIP). By statue, SGIP is intended to incentivize distributed generation technologies that reduce load on the electric grid, and the CPUC has applied a greenhouse gas emissions test to screen eligible technologies. However, a disproportionate share of SGIP's incentive dollars have gone to one maker of dirty natural gas fuel cells, which meet the weak emissions threshold set by CPUC. Subsidizing fossil fuels is at odds with California's ambitious climate goals, and should not continue.

Possible Questions to Ask

1. I understand Self-Generation Incentive Program provides subsidies for decentralized electricity generation and storage projects that help reduce greenhouse gases.  If that's the goal, why are most of the subsidies going to a company that produces natural gas fuel cells?  Doesn't that mean taxpayer money is going to use of a fossil fuel, instead of clean energy?

2. Didn't the CPUC staff recommend getting rid of the incentives for natural gas technologies?  Why didn't the CPUC go along?

3. How will the new two-tiered rate structure and the minimum bill affect adoption of energy efficiency and distributed generation?

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100% Clean Renewable Energy Campaign Mtg 6/29

Wednesday, June 29, 2016 at 07:00 PM
Conference call

Join us for a regular meeting of the 100% Clean Renewable Energy campaign. All are welcome. We'll discuss policy matters at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on distributed energy resources, and updates on community choice energy programs. The meeting will be conducted through conference call.

Call number:

641) 715-3580, code:  487-727

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Alameda County Against Fracking Mtg 7/6

Wednesday, July 06, 2016 at 06:00 PM · 2 rsvps
Food & Water Watch in Oakland, CA

We need to be ready, and have a plan of our own, to counter the dollars of the oil industry and their might. Join us at our next campaign meeting to arm ourselves for the final showdown. At this meeting, we'll make plans for the Alameda County Board of Supervisors meeting where they'll vote for a ban on fracking in Alameda County.

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350 East Bay July Mtg 7/16

Saturday, July 16, 2016 at 10:30 AM · 9 rsvps
Greenpeace Warehouse in Oakland, CA

Please join us at our July meeting. We'll be planning to win a fracking ban in Alameda County, we'll be organizing our contingent in the Healing Walk, & much more! Whether you're new or you're already involved, there are tons of ways to get in on the action! :)

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Refinery Corridor Healing Walk 7/17

Sunday, July 17, 2016 at 08:00 AM · 9 rsvps
Lone Tree Park in Rodeo, CA

Please join us for the final Healing Walk this year from Rodeo to Richmond! We will have a 350 Bay Area contingent!

There is a long history in Native America of these types of healing walks.  The Refinery Corridor Healing Walks were inspired by the Tar Sands Healing Walks in Alberta, Canada, the Longest Walks, and the Peace & Dignity Journeys. This is the third year of the Healing Walks. Please join Idle No More SF Bay at the 3rd Healing Walk this year.

Walk #4 in July

We will begin at Lone Tree Park in Rodeo

8:00 a.m. Water Ceremony & Registration
9:30 a.m. Walk Begins
There are several places along the walk where folks can join the walk - please see the details of the route below.

The walk will end at Keller Beach in Richmond

Please feel free to join us for the prayers for the water at 8:00 a.m. Feel free to bring a small bottle of water from your area to join the waters in the Rodeo.

Registration for the walk will begin at 8:00 a.m.  Walkers will be asked to agree to the Nonviolent Principles.  For details on what to bring/not bring, please go to "What To Expect" in the tabs above.

This walk is approximately 13 miles from beginning to end.  There will be vehicles available for people who wish to take breaks during the walk. Medics will also be available. Water will be provided - Please bring your own refillable water bottle.

Everyone will be taken back to their vehicles at the end of the walk.  If you are coming to the walk with friends and have two vehicles, please consider leaving one vehicle at the end.  

350 Bay Area will organize carpools to get folks up to Benicia & back. Please RSVP to let us know you'd like to go.

For more information: here

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Alameda Cnty Bd of Supervisors Mtg to Ban Fracking 7/19

Tuesday, July 19, 2016 at 09:30 AM · 11 rsvps

Across California, the dominos of fracking are toppling over. Butte County just banned fracking by a landslide 71% vote. Let’s make Alameda County next, and set the golden standard for the Bay Area and beyond.

The fracking ban has finally made it to the Board of Supervisors. Our ordinance even got to skip a final sub-committee called Transportation & Planning – a move that shows that we’ve built an incredible amount of power and propelled our campaign to the top of our elected officials’ priorities. And our campaign is splashing across headlines; check out this coverage in the East Bay Times if you missed it.
But we can’t let our guard slip until we’ve won. Over the past few months, we’ve seen the oil industry delay us and threaten to gut the ban entirely, forcing us to pour extra time and precious energy into fighting for our clean water. Now the industry is gearing up to deceive, inveigle, and obfuscate however they can, to stop our Supervisors from doing the right thing.
So we must show up en masse to speak during the public comment period & to pack the house & show them what the community stands for.
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