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California's historic Climate Legislation SB 350 and SB 32 are in jeopardy. Make a few targeted calls in key Assembly districts and help get the bills through the Assembly!
SB 32 & 350, which would extend California's groundbreaking climate programs to 2030, and dramatically increase clean energy and efficiency while cutting petroleum use, have just one hurdle to clear before becoming law: a vote by the Assembly. The oil industry is spending millions of dollars to scare voters and mislead lawmakers, and we need your help to stop them.
The bills could be voted on as soon as early next week. Can you take an hour or two this week to call fellow progressives whose Assembly members are on the fence? Were asking them to call their assembly members and urge them to do what is right for public health, jobs, and the climate by voting yes on SB 32 and SB 350.
We'll give you a script and all the information you need to make calls from home. Contact Lisa(firstname.lastname@example.org) if you are interested, and please share this opportunity with your friends. Together, we can get California's landmark climate bills to the finish line.test
350 Bay Area is proud to co-sponsor the 2015 Soil Not Oil Campaign's International Conference to advocate for the sustainable and regenerative management of soils while reducing dependency on fossil fuels.
The Soil Not Oil Campaign will promote respect for soils worldwide, highlight the ways that shifting agricultural practices is key to combating climate change and call for integrated action on sustainable agriculture and clean energy to ensure a safe and healthy planet for generations to come.
The 2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference is a cross-sector, inter-ethnic and multilevel gathering that will feature dozens of scientists, elected officials, policy makers, attorneys, farmers, environmentalists, journalists, researchers, community members and agtivists.
The 2015 Soil Not Oil Conference examines the crisis on food security while highlighting the implications of oil based agro-chemicals and fossil fuels in soil depletion and climate change. The first edition of this conference will focus on educating, through national and international experiences, about the multiple problems and possible practical solutions that surround the profound consequences resulting from synthetic enhanced agriculture in industrialized nations.
1. 9am Women Open (Under 40)
2. 9:10am Men Open (Under 40)
3. 9:20am Women Masters (Over 40)
4. 9:30am Men Masters (Over 40)
5. 9:40am (All Walkers)
The Alameda County Planning Commission is holding a second Public Hearing on a proposed fracking ban. They postponed the date once again. The hearing was moved from March 2nd to April 6th, then to May 4th, & now it is scheduled for September 8th. Word is, opposition to the proposed ban is mounting. We need high turnout.
E&B Natural Resources, the only active well operator in Alameda County, has objected to any limitation on its operations despite declaring it has no plans to practice fracking on its current wells in the County. Under the proposal, E&B would not be allowed to drill new wells, though it would continue to possess a valid permit allowing the company to extract oil from its existing wells. Also coming out against the proposed changes were the California Cattlemen’s Association and Californians for Energy Independence.It is important for the public to be there every step of the way.
Please join us to speak during public comment or to support those who are speaking.
See this excellent Sierra Club update on Alameda County fracking ban action to date
AGENDA available soontest
We are working with colleges, universities, public pension funds, cities, counties, and faith-based organizations. We ask that they immediately freeze any new investment in fossil-fuel companies and divest completely within five years.
We're hosting a climate celebration this month, since SB 185 passed the Assembly on September 2 and only awaits Governor Brown's signature to become law. We're also hoping the other climate bills we have been working on, SB 32 and SB 350, will pass before the 9th and we can celebrate them too.
There are no solid predictions in this process, as you can see by consulting Janet Cox's excellent summary of likely next steps on these bills (posted at Divestment CA on 8/26/15). But it makes sense to move our meeting to Sept. 9th, following the Assembly votes.
To mark this occasion, Robert and I would like to invite everyone to join us at our home in North Berkeley to gather and take stock of what we've accomplished in the past few months—not only with our SB 185 work, but also with our ongoing Fossil Free CA campaigns for CalSTRS and CalPERS divestment. Newcomers to the divestment movement are also very welcome to join us.
We'll begin a little early this time—6:30, and we'll provide some Cheese Board pizza. Please RSVP here—and if you'd like, bring a salad or dessert or drink.test
Planning for Paris 2015
Join the Northern California Climate Mobilization
Join us to plan for a mass march and rally leading up to the Paris COP21* UN climate talks.
Thursday, September 10, 2015
7 pm – 9 pm
at the Berkeley Unitarian Church
(Berkeley Fellowship of Unitarian Universalists)
Connie Barbour Room, 1606 Bonita in Berkeley
(at Cedar and Bonita, between MLK, Jr and Shattuck)
Please join us for our next planning meeting aimed to coordinate a mass march and rally in Oakland from the Lake Merritt Amphitheater to Oakland City Hall on November 21st as a lead up to the Paris UN COP21 climate meeting (Nov 30 – Dec 11). We are a network that has grown and expanded from the groups who organized the Northern California People's Climate Rally in Oakland on September 21, 2014, in solidarity with the People's Climate March in New York. Our point of unity are on the reverse side. We need activists to join our committees: outreach, media/messaging, and logistics. And please reach out to your networks and invite other groups to this meeting to help build for climate action.
Contact us at email@example.com and visit our website: www.norcalclimatemob.net
*COP21 is the 21st "Conference of the Parties" held by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and universal agreement on climate, from all the nations of the world.
Challenging climate catastrophe
the Northern California Climate Mobilization demands
A global agreement to implement
dramatic and rapid reduction in
global warming pollution
Keep fossil fuels in the ground!
100% clean, safe, renewable energy!
End all fracking, tar sands mining and pipelines, offshore drilling, arctic drilling.
Stop expansion of the extractive economy. Wind, solar, geothermal power now.
No coal exports or crude-by-rail bomb trains in Northern California.
These conditions are necessary to create:
- A world united to repair the ravages of climate change
Industrial countries and polluting corporations of the global north need to pay their ecological debt to society and to the global south by providing funding for developing countries and vulnerable communities worldwide to adapt to the impacts of climate change and convert to sustainable economies.
- A world with an economy that works for people and the planet
Billions of dollars for energy efficiency and conservation. We need a just transition to a sustainable, demilitarized economy based on renewable energy, clean transportation, and jobs for all at union wages. Convert water-wasting, polluting factory farms to sustainable organic agriculture. End corporate personhood; end "money equals free speech"; end billionaire purchase of elections.
- A demilitarized world with peace and social justice for everyone; where Black Lives Matter; where good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities belong to all
End all forms of oppression and discrimination. No to environmental racism and pollution of indigenous, low income, and frontline nations and communities. Respect all indigenous lands. No militarized police. No wars. No nuclear weapons or power. A true ecological approach must integrate questions of justice to protect biodiversity, honor all life on earth and lift all people out of poverty.test
Update as of August 30: This item is still on the committee's calendar for Sept 14, but may be delayed. Please stay tuned.
This is the hearing we have been waiting for!
San Francisco City Hall--September 14, 2015--1:30 PM--Land Use & Transportation Committee
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors Land Use and Transportation Committee will consider the ordinance to require information labels about climate change on gas pumps introduced by John Avalos last October (!). (sample "hose talker" label at left) If the committee--Malia Cohen (chair), Scott Weiner, and Jane Kim--approve the ordinance, it will go to the full Board for final approval. We are pushing for a unanimous vote in the committee, so the ordinance will be on the consent calendar at the full board meeting.
This is a great opportunity for San Francisco to take national leadership in moving beyond fossil fuels. This is a simple, practically cost-free measure, that can serve to sway public opinion against fossil fuels. To be selling a product that is destabilizing our climate without even a word of caution is unacceptable. Please come to the hearing to make sure San Francisco does the right thing and takes the lead on this crucial issue.test
While the Air District has approved permit after permit for refinery expansion projects in the Bay Area Refinery Corridor, the community has been fighting for greenhouse gas reductions and improved local air quality. Finally the Air District is taking action on some new refinery rules that have the potential to take a step in the right direction, but we need to be there every step of the way to make sure the rules don't get watered down. Come to the open house to offer comments on the proposed rules.
There are two additional Open Houses:
Thursday, September 17 6:00PM – 8:00PM Robert Semple Elementary School 2015 East Third Street Benicia, CA 94510
Monday, September 28 6:00PM – 8:00PM Lincoln Elementary School 29 Sixth Street Richmond, CA 94801test
350 Bay Area is joining the Bicycle Music Festival folks for a September extravaganza in Oakland. This year’s Bay Area festival is in partnership with Love Our Lake Day, an independent street closure organized by WOBO. At the 2014 Love Our Lake Day, there were two Pedal Powered Stages, one organized by Rock The Bike at Home Away From Home and the other by Justin Ancheta at the Amphitheater. BMF is familiar and really into Lake Merritt as a venue. BMF's most recent events at Lake Merritt Amphitheater have included 2 Climate Rallies, an anti-GMO rally, and an environmental global water day. So it’s fitting that this year’s BMF is going to be a Climate Concert — a concert punctuated by intelligent and inspiring speeches.
Confirmed speakers include Mark Hertsgaard, Margaret Gordon, Doria Robinson, and Andrés Soto with Spoken Word artist Dominique Christina as MC!
At those rallies we helped Pedal Power, there was some music, but mostly speaking. At BMF it’s going to be mostly music with some speaking. At 5PM we’ll still go on our famed LiveOnBike performance parade to the Omni Commons Night Venue (4799 Shattuck in Oakland). Below: the Night Venue of the 2013 BMF: a street closure in the Mission.
For more details go to the Bike Music Festival website.
TO VOLUNTEER PLEASE EMAIL Jack Lucero Fleck: firstname.lastname@example.org
This is our big chance to convince the City Council NOT to allow coal exports through Oakland! Join us to tell city leaders why letting coal come through our city would be a disaster for the local economy, public health and safety, and climate.test