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Join 350 Bay area activists in planning and networking among Climate Justice groups for actions leading up to the Paris COP21* UN climate talks. This third planning meeting is aimed to coordinate a mass march and rally in the East Bay on November 21st as a lead up to the Paris UN COP21 climate meeting (Nov 30 – Dec 11).
We are a part of 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.
Based on discussions at our first two meetings we have drafted points of unity for our coalition--please see below.
Please reach out to your networks and invite other groups to this meeting to help build for climate action.
*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.
Points of Unity:
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 honor the earth and lift all people out of povertytest
JAB! PUNCH! JAB-JAB-UPPERCUT! KNOCK OUT!
Ever wished you could give the oil industry your best left hook? Now you can. 350 Bay Area joins Alameda County Against Fracking for some clean, extreme boxing street theater, and help knock fracking out of our county.
At Knock Out Oil!, giant bunches of grapes and person-sized suns will duke it out in the boxing ring against oil barrels and fracking rigs. The event is part of a the Clean Not Extreme statewide day of action across California. Communities from Eureka to San Diego are gathering to tell Gov. Brown and the oil industry that enough is enough – it’s time to take action against fracking and toward a 100% renewable future.
We're facing a crucial moment in the movement to turn away from extreme extraction and toward clean energy. Every time we’ve confronted Governor Jerry Brown about halting fracking over the past few years, he’s insisted that we wait until the release of an independent scientific report. Well, on July 9, the report came out, and, not surprisingly, it rang scores of alarm bells about the dangers extreme energy poses to our air, water, geological security, and public health.
It’s now clear that lives are at risk if we don’t stop these dangerous practices immediately. So we’re coming together in Oakland to demand clean, not extreme energy, right now, in our own county and across California.
Summer of Our Power brings together frontline communities and allies to commemorate the Richmond Chevron refinery explosion in 2012 and to showcase strategies that advance an ecologically resilient and economically just transition out of a destructive fossil fuel economy into new economic solutions based on healthy work that serves our communities, heals the planet, and preserves our cultures.
California is a leader in tackling climate change, and in early September the state legislature could take it to the next level by passing the climate package: SB 350, 32, 185, & 189. Come learn about the climate package, what you can do to help it pass, and learn basic skills to talk to your state legislators more effectively!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.
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
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.
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 our yet-to-be-announced Night Venue. Below: the Night Venue of the 2013 BMF: a street closure in the Mission.