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.

Special Event


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Fossil Free California Campaign Launch in Sacramento

Global Divestment Day

Join us Friday, February 13th 12:00 in Sacramento to launch our Fossil Free California Campaign. Tell CalPERS and CalSTRS to divest their $20 billion investment funds from fossil fuels.


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

Canvas to Keep Oakland Coal-Free 5/23, 24, 25

Saturday, May 23, 2015 at 12:00 PM · 5 rsvps
Private home in Oakland in Oakland, CA

Please join us as we collect petitions to keep coal out of the old Oakland Army Base. We will go out at 12noon on Saturday, May 23, Sunday, May 24, & Monday, May 25th.

Phil Tagami, the developer of the base, is in talks with four counties in Utah to sign contracts which would allow them to export 5-6 million tons of coal/year through Oakland. They have a deadline of the end of June to sign, so the heat is on! Currently no coal is going through Oakland. It is much easier to keep coal out than to try to get it removed if it gets in. So join us to keep Oakland coal-free!

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Forum on Keeping Coal Out of Oakland 5/26

Tuesday, May 26, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 8 rsvps

Phil Tagami, developer of the old Oakland Army Base, is in talks to sign contracts with four counties in Utah to export 5-6 million tons of coal through Oakland/year. This would have devastating effects on already disproportionately impacted West Oakland, and would be devastating for climate. Please pack the house at this informational forum to show Tagami that Oakland won't take coal!

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Protest at Chevron Annual Stockholders Meeting 5/27

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 07:00 AM · 7 rsvps
Chevron World Headquarters in San Ramon, CA

Environmental and human rights community protest outside Chevron Annual Shareholder Meeting in support of shareholder resolutions on accountability, environmental and human rights issues. Support communities in Ecuador, Nigeria, Richmond and around the word negatively affected by Chevron's actions. TrueCostofChevron network. Please join us!

Facebook event page: here

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Air District Stationary Source Cmte 5/27

Wednesday, May 27, 2015 at 09:30 AM · 13 rsvps
Air District Headquarters in San Francisco, CA

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1. Ask the Stationary Source Committee, chaired by Contra Costa County Supervisor John Gioia, to require that the Refinery Rules include GHG emission reductions and enforceable emission caps.

2. Ask the Stationary Source Committee to endorse a 100% clean energy proposal for the Wood Smoke rule. The Air District is contemplating $1-2 million in subsidies to help people change out dirty equipment. No subsidies should be given to any wood burning or natural gas devices.

3. Ask the Stationary Source Committee to direct staff to amend the Permit Rules this year to remove the GHG exclusion, cap, and begin reducing climate destroying pollution from Bay Area industry.

Please add to the chorus of voices demanding that our regional Air District, take bold action on climate. Hiding behind state climate law is no excuse to not take local & regional action. In fact local & regional action is leading the way!

We need big turnout for this one. Support those speaking during public comments or make you own. Organizers will provide with talking points.

 

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350 EB Stop Fracking meeting 5/29

Friday, May 29, 2015 at 06:30 PM · 1 rsvp
Sierra Club East Bay Office in Berkeley, CA

Planning for Paris 2015 6/3

Wednesday, June 03, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 20 rsvps

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 Time is running out for global climate action. Join us to plan and network among Climate Justice groups for actions leading up to the Paris COP21* UN climate talks. This is the kick-off planning meeting aimed to coordinate various actions leading up to the scheduled Paris UN COP21 climate meeting (Nov 30 – Dec 11) and promote a collective ownership of proposed mass actions.  We are activists from various 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 on the same date.  Please invite other groups as you see fit.

*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.

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350 East Bay On-Ramp Meeting 6/6

Saturday, June 06, 2015 at 10:30 AM · 7 rsvps
350.org Office in Oakland, CA

We'll have a lively discussion about 350 East Bay's campaigns, & we'll highlight upcoming events that you can get involved in. Join us if you're new & want to find out how to get involved or if you're not new & want to get involved in a new campaign or find out about upcoming events!

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CalSTRS divestment rally, 6/12

Friday, June 12, 2015 at 08:15 AM · 24 rsvps
CalSTRS headquarters in West Sacramento, CA

CalSTRS_children_200x131.jpgOn Friday, June 12, the Investment Committee of the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) meets in West Sacramento. We will rally at CalSTRS headquarters to urge that the committee begin the process of divestment from fossil fuels.

It’s time for CalSTRS to fulfill its stated “Investment Policy for Mitigating Environmental, Social, and Governance Risks." That policy calls for the fund, before investing in a company, to examine how that company "is dealing with the impact of climate change, including whether the government [of the company] is taking steps to reduce its impact, exacerbating the problem, or oblivious to the risk."

Clearly, companies that traffic in oil, coal, and gas are exacerbating the problem of climate change, and they are oblivious to the risk. Therefore, CalSTRS should not invest in such companies. For the sake of our teachers and for the sake of our children, we urge the Investment Committee and the board to purge its investments of fossil fuels. It is safer for the CalSTRS portfolio—it is safer for the Earth—to divest.

Join us!

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Refinery Corridor Healing Walk #3 6/20

Saturday, June 20, 2015 at 08:00 AM · 3 rsvps
Ninth Street Park in Benicia, CA

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    * Clean Air, Water & Soil
    * Safe Jobs, Roads, Railroads & Waterways
    * A Vibrantly Healthy Future for All Children
    * A Just Transition to Safe & Sustainable Energy

Join Idle No More SF Bay and the Bay Area Refinery Corridor Coalition for the third of four healing walks along the refinery corridor in the Northeast San Francisco Bay. Our commitment is: four walks, four months, four years, walking in prayer for safe jobs, clean air, water and soil, and the future of life on Mother Earth's belly.

The walks are led by a sacred Native American staff, Native Americans and others in prayer, followed by those in contemplation and conversation.

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 by calling (510) 619-8279 English - Español e Ingles: (510) 269-7135

The walk will begin at 9th Street Park in Benicia, and end at Lone Tree Park in Rodeo. We will be walking over the Carquinez Bridge and onward to the Conoco Phillips 66 Refinery.

Please check the website for important details: http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/june-20.html

Facebook event page for Healing Walk #3: here

Facebook page for all of the Healing Walks: here

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Alameda County Fracking Ban Public Hearing 9/8

Tuesday, September 08, 2015 at 12:00 PM · 38 rsvps

BanFrackingYesWeCan200SQ.jpg 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 soon

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