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Unanimous vote of the City Council
NO COAL In Oakland CITY COUNCIL VOTE
Success for the "NO COAL IN OAKLAND" COALITION!!
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Please come to our joint Divestment Bay Area–Fossil Free California meeting on Wednesday, September 28th, from 7-9 pm. The meeting will be held at Robert and Deborah Silvey's home in North Berkeley, a three-block walk from the North Berkeley BART Station. Newcomers to the divestment movement are very welcome to join us. Please RSVP, so we'll know how many people to expect.
Here’s the agenda overview:
CalSTRS is moving in the right direction — add your voice to the call for more urgent action.
- Hear our plans for capitalizing on the momentum toward divestment that we see the Board taking.
- See how your voice matters — as a teacher or simply a concerned California citizen.
- Create messages during our meeting, using materials and equipment we’ll provide — postcards, letters, emails, photos, video.
If you're unable to attend in person but want to join us by phone, please let me know. We'll provide a call-in number for you in our reminder just before the meeting.
Hope you can join us on September 28th!
Don't miss 359Marin's next Community Conversation "Invest in Your Future, Divest from the Past! What You Can Do to Move Us Beyond Fossil Fuels" at 6:30pm on September 30th at College of Marin in the Academic Center Building, Room AC255. One of the most crucial battles in the war to stop climate change is being fought in the world of finance. After all, how we invest and spend money not only reflects what we value as individuals and a society, but it's a direct manifestation of our plans for the future, (or lack thereof). Climate-aware investors and institutions are starting in earnest to pull investments out of the doomed fossil-fuel industry and re-direct funds to build a climate-friendly future that works.
And yet, the fossil fuel industry's influence and the resistance of the status quo to change is enormous. Too often, activists are running into a brick wall of opposition from traditional investment boards and advisors. On September 30th, you'll hear how the fight is going at all levels, and hear about ways you can help tip the balance. Brett Fleishman, 350.org's Global Financial Analyst, will provide a worldwide perspective on how the divestment movement initiated by 350.org is faring today. Local financial advisors will discuss ways we each can move our own funds out of fossil fuels to support a renewable energy future. Morissa Zuckerman from the Fossil Fuel Divestment Student Network and student activists from Stanford and San Francisco State will describe what it's like to demand change from stodgy institutions, and refuse to take no for an answer. It promises to be a fascinating evening!
The Academic Center building is on the southwest corner of the intersection of College Ave. and Sir Francis Drake Blvd, and Room AC255 is in the wing furthest from College Ave. Refreshments will be served as people gather at 6:30PM and the program will begin at 7PM.
We hope you can make it, and please share this event with others. Click HERE or on the image to download and share the event flyer below:
Please join 350 East Bay for a fun day at Sunday Streets Berkeley. You can help us at the 350 East Bay table or just come to have fun!
What is Sunday Streets?
Sunday Streets (also called “Open Streets”) closes streets to automobile traffic for a day so that people may usethe space for other physical and social activities. The streets becomeparks as people replace car traffic. People walk, bike, skate and danceand play. Everyone from businesses and community organizations tomusicians and artists use the space creatively, engaging the public andproviding spontaneity and discovery.
It sounds simple, yet it really is very different and exciting.
People get out and connectwith their community and urban environment in a transformative way. This temporary publicspace inspires creativity and change for the better, on that day - andbeyond. As of early 2013, there are more than 70 Sunday Streets events in NorthAmerica.
Check out StreetFilms.org for more about Open Streets around the world.
The first Sunday Streets in Berkeley was on October 14, 2012. More than 42,000 people cameto Shattuck Ave to stroll, skate, cycle, dance, play in the street.
Peoplecame from all over the BayArea to experience Berkeley anew. Local Berkeley businesses reported a30-50% increase in sales on the day ofthe event. The first-ever SundayStreets Berkeley was by all measures agreat success.
Sunday Streets Berkeley has very much been inspired by Sunday Streets San Francisco’s successful 5 year run. We are so thankful for their leadership, encouragement and sharing of resources and wisdom in producing Sunday Streets Berkeley.
Sunday Streets Berkeley takes place on Shattuck Ave for 17 blocks from Rose Street to Haste Street. It is a celebration of local businesses and organizations. Storefronts will be unobstructed, and business owners will be encouraged to promote commerce and visibility by setting out seating on the street, hosting activities, and otherwise inviting interest and community.
Open Streets Worldwide
San Francisco, Bogota, Portland, St. Louis, Dallas, Los Angeles, New York, Mexico City, Vancouver, Minneapolis and more have had many successful years of Open Streets. The public’s love for these events isoverwhelming.
Promoting Economic Development, Public Health, Car-Free Transportation, and More
Open Streets are increasingly common in cities seeking new and fun ways to achieve economic, environmental, social, and public health goals. These goals are shared across business, civic and community groups.
Open Streets offer new economic opportunities for commercial districts. In a recent study of an Open Streets event in St. Louis, 73% of attendees spent money at a restaurant or store along the route, 68% became aware of a store or restaurant that was new to them, and 94% responded “Yes - Positively” to the question: “Does Open Streets change your feelings about the city?”
Livable Berkeley promotes sustainable land use and transportation policies to reduce our impact on the environment and make our city more walkable, and more cyclist and public transit-oriented, with vibrant public spaces and commercial districts.