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.

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Special Event

Climate Flag Launch Party

Sunday March 30th, 2 - 4 pm  Berkeley Marina

Come celebrate the Launch of the Climate Flag. Her voyage? To go local & global.

Specially video of Bill McKibben with his thoughts about the Climate Flag, good wishes written by Dr. Mark Jacobson and a lovely musical offering from Anza Fiering.

Music, Food and Fun at the Beautiful Berkeley Marina

Click here for more Information and to RSVP 

 

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Major Conference 

Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions 

Friday May 9th -  San Francisco
Sat-Sun May 10-11th - Oakland

Join us for the first-ever grassroots-to-experts Bay Area climate conference. Get up close and interact with over two dozen expert scientists and activists on: 

  • Fracking • Refineries and Crude transport  • Renewable Energy

Major speaking event Friday night with Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson with his science-base plan to get to 100% renewable energy by 2050. Act now, ticket prices go up after Friday.

Click here for more Information, RSVP (for mailing list) and to buy Tickets

 


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

Walmart vs. the World: 11/28

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 09:30 AM · 11 rsvps
Richmond Walmart Store in Richmond, CA

10808440_1557492841135597_832249025_a.jpgThis Black Friday join the Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project to condemn Walmart as one of the planet's worst climate criminals, destroying land & life from Richmond to Bangladesh. We'll stand side-by-side with Walmart workers organizing for $15/hour, full-time work, and the respect they deserve. There will be political theatre, hands-on art, DJs, & food!

Walmart’s war on workers is a war on planet Earth. Walmart has tried to salvage their tarnished reputation through greenwashing. But no amount of rooftop solar or  energy efficient refrigerators can conceal the fact that Walmart is one of the planet’s worst climate criminals. Walmart’s business model - worker exploitation, intensive resource extraction, globalized production and distribution, rampant consumerism, ruthless supplier competition, and subversion of our democracy - is at war with life on Earth.

In 2012, Walmart generated $16 billion in profit. The Walton family is worth $145 billion. These unprecedented profits have been extracted from the uncompensated labor of its workers at every stage of its global chain of production, as well as from the natural world. It is this extreme concentration of wealth wielded like a chainsaw against the natural world which is at the root of the ecological crisis:

  1. Walmart exploits workers worldwide. Walmart’s chain of production is a chain of exploitation - Thousands of subcontracted workers in Bangladesh risk and lose their lives stitching “lowest price” garments, which are moved across the country by subcontracted port truck drivers, dubbed “sweatshops on wheels,” and sold by Walmart retail associates making poverty wages.
  2. Walmart has a massive ecological footprint. Walmart’s endless rows of plastic products and electronics demand ever intensifying oil and mineral extraction. Their stores are a major source of greenhouse gas emissions. And Walmart’s globalized supply chain model makes it the largest importer of containerized ocean cargo in the U.S., one of the leading sources of pollution.  
  3. Walmart destroys local, living economies. Walmart actively drives out of business smaller, public transit-friendly, and environmentally-sustainable neighborhood retail districts, public markets, and “mom and pop” stores to make way for its highly-polluting, land-intensive, auto-oriented stores. Its impoverishment of workers and communities then guarantees customers too poor to shop anywhere else.
  4. Walmart undermines our democracy. Walmart’s PAC funnels millions of dollars to climate deniers and other lawmakers on the wrong side of climate policy - backing the Keystone XL pipeline, supporting subsidies for big oil, blocking the EPA’s ability to regulate CO2 emissions, and protecting the fracking industry from regulation. Walmart’s funds to ALEC support mass incarceration when Walmart is committing the real crime of creating poverty and pollution.

Check out the Facebook event page & invite your friends: Walmart vs. the World Facebook event page

For the full call to action: Walmart vs. the World call to action

Sponsor the action: Walmart vs. the World organizational sponsorship form

Download the flyer: Walmart vs. the World flyer

Download leaflets: Walmart vs. the World leaflets

To find another Black Friday Walmart protest near you: blackfridayprotests.org

Read the report published by the Institute for Local Self-Reliance: Walmart's Assault on the Climate: The Truth Behind One of the Biggest Climate Polluters and Slickest Greenwashers in America

 

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Black & Blue Friday 11/28

Friday, November 28, 2014 at 01:00 PM · 30 rsvps
Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, CA

 Black & Blue Friday

a rockin' production for the planet

music | speakers | poets | art

 

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Wendy Johnson

Lucia Lilikoi

Lyla June

Robert Steiner

Jon Symes

Love Rockit

Ancient Baby (Chris Peck)

also featuring

a special message from 350.org founder Bill McKibben and special guest performances

 

 Donations welcome

Download a Flyer to share or post

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BAAQMD Climate Committee Meeting 12/1

Monday, December 01, 2014 at 09:30 AM · 11 rsvps
BAYCAPLogo_TransparentBGcropped150x136.png Advocate for a cap on Bay Area refinery GHG emissions and faster, stronger action to reduce GHGs, particulate matter and toxics, for the sake of protecting both the climate and public health.  

California Air Resources Board (CARB) staff have told advocates that CARB's AB 32 regulations allow actual refinery GHG emissions to increase. This is unacceptable.

Ending reliance on combustion for heat and power is the primary path to achieving reductions in GHGs, toxics and particulate matter (responsible for about 1,700 premature deaths per year in the Bay Area).

The Air District's Climate Action Work Program needs to clarify that the first step in reducing Bay Area GHGs is a hard cap on emissions. The next step is to enact regulations that require clean technologies to replace combustion technologies.

Show up December 1at Climate Protection Committee meeting to press for faster, stronger action on GHGs in concert with action on particulate matter and toxics, for the sake of protecting both the climate and public health.

Present your comments and/or support others prepared to speak. If you can't come, contact Committee members directly:

BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee Members

Chair

John Avalos
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Supervisor - San Francisco

Vice Chair

Ash Kalra
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Councilperson - San Jose

Members

Susan Adams
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Supervisor - Marin

Teresa Barrett
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Councilperson - Petaluma

John Gioia
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Supervisor - Contra Costa

Scott Haggerty
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Supervisor - Alameda

Jan Pepper
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Councilperson - Los Altos

Mark Ross
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Councilperson - Martinez

Shirlee Zane
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Supervisor - Sonoma

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All Eyes on Peru 12/1

Monday, December 01, 2014 at 11:00 AM · 3 rsvps
UN Plaza in San Francisco, CA

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Monday, Dec. 1st
UN Plaza, Market & Hyde Streets
San Francisco

Prayer & Teach-in: 11AM to 12PM
March: 12PM 

From December 1st to 12th, it's time to let the global climate policy makers who will be meeting in Lima, Peru, know that we demand a safe future for ourselves and those yet to come.

From event flyer (download):
• We want a world-wide reduction in carbon emissions.
• We want to stop the carbon-trading scheme known as REDD+.
• We want to hold fossil fuel corporations financially & legally accountable for their harms, and to fund the account for Climate Destruction and Refugees.

From the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change website: The 20th session of the Conference of the Parties and the 10th session of the Conference of the Parties serving as the Meeting of the Parties to the Kyoto Protocol will be held from 1 to 12 December. COP 20/CMP 10 will be hosted by the Government of Peru, in Lima, Peru. 

We must make sure the policy makers understand that we know they are meeting to determine whether or not climate chaos will continue unabated. Click here to visit the Facebook event page for more description and details.

Peru itself has been a focus of violent confrontations between indigenous people and their environmental allies, and corrupt local governments ready to violate human rights to reap enormous profits. From the a New York Times blog:

"Global Witness research (…) shows that on average, two such ‘environmental and land’ defenders are being killed each week around the world, a rate that has been increasing in recent years. (…) As global demand for natural resources intensifies, more and more ordinary people are having to defend their rights to land and the environment from corporate or state abuse."

From Peru Prepares to Host Climate Talks as its Indigenous Forest Defenders Die, by Andrew Revkin

Download event flyer.

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BayCAP Meeting 12/15

Monday, December 15, 2014 at 07:00 PM · 1 rsvp
BAYCAPLogo_TransparentBGcropped150x136.png  Advocate at for a cap on Bay Area GHG emissions, and faster, stronger action to reduce GHGs. Focus: Regional Boards.

Ending reliance on combustion for heat and power is how we reduce GHGs, toxics and particulate matter (responsible for about 1,700 premature deaths per year in the Bay Area).

The Air District's Climate Action Work Program needs to clarify that the first step in reducing Bay Area GHGs is to cap local emissions. The next step is to adopt regulations requiring clean technologies to replace combustion technologies.

Now that we have the Air District's attention, the BayCAP campaign will begin advocacy to get the Metropolitan Transportation Commission to also commit to deep reductions in carbon pollution.

New people always welcome.

Agenda

1. Proposals for Air District fast track GHG emission reduction measures

Cap refinery and other major source emissions
Replace dirty combustion with clean energy

2. Transportation Initiatives

Mini workshop on transportation

Metropolitan Transportation Commissions 2050 Climate Resolution

3. 2015 Climate Conference

4. BayCAP Website & fundraising

RSVP for conference call dial-in number and access code.

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Science, Religion & the Climate Crisis 12/19

Friday, December 19, 2014 at 07:00 PM

Panel discussion with climate scientists Katherine Hayhoe, Ron Amundson, and Richard Norgard: an examination of climate change and the role faith communities are playing.

More information here.

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350 SF General Meeting, 3rd Sundays

Sunday, January 18, 2015 at 04:00 PM · 23 rsvps
Unitarian Universalist Church in San Francisco, CA

climate-rally.jpgCome learn about current issues and how you can help, and hear updates from our various working groups.  We look forward to seeing you!

(The "WHEN" below is just for the web wizard - we meet on the third Sunday of each month.)

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