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Alameda County Board of Supervisors to consider an ordinance banning fracking- Thursday, September 4
- On September 4th, the Transportation and Planning Committee of the Board of Supervisors will meet to discuss fracking. With Chevron gearing up to fight us, we need to make sure our Supervisors see that the community is demanding a ban. Can you join us at the meeting on September 4th at 9:30 AM? RSVP here! or below.
- Before this meeting, we want all of the Supervisors to hear from their constituents. Can you write a short, hand-written letter to your Supervisor? Because Supervisor Haggerty has been so supportive of a ban, we're asking his constituents to write Thank-You notes. Here are three templates that you can use, and a map so that you can find your district! You can find the address of your Supervisor here.
- We are working to promote our online petition and Facebook page in preparation for the meeting on September 4th. If you haven't already, sign the petition here and like our Facebook page here.
On Sept 5th, “The Future of Energy” film will have its Bay Area premiere at Impact Hub Oakland in Oakland, California at 7:45pm, followed by Q&A with the filmmakers and a special musical appearance by Michael Franti, with an opening performance by Zakiya Harris. Doors open at 7pm. This event is hosted is hosted by Planetary Advocates, Impact Hub Oakland, and KQED and is part of Downtown Oakland’s First Fridays events. General Admissions tickets are $25 with other VIP Ticket options available for dinner and meet and greet. Tickets available at: TheFutureOfEnergy.org.
350 Bay Area is a sponsor of the premier.
The Future of Energy is a positive film about the renewable energy revolution, and a love story about the inspiring individuals and communities that are re-imagining their relationships with the planet and with each other. The film focuses on solutions to climate change and advocates for the use of 100% renewable energy. The work of 350.org, Green for All, Alliance for Climate Education, Solutions Project, and Go100%, along with that of many other organizations, is featured in the film. As Michael Brune, Executive Director of the Sierra Club, has said, “The Future of Energy is really about the clean energy revolution happening right now - By the final credits, you'll know both how and why renewable energy is the cleanest, quickest, cheapest, and safest way to supply all our energy needs." To watch the trailer, check out www.thefutureofenergy.org
The documentary highlights the work of influential climate change activists and visionary renewable energy advocates including: Jeremy Rifkin, best selling author of The Third Industrial Revolution and principle architect of the European Union’s renewable energy movement; Bill Mckibben, author and leading environmental activist on climate change; Joanna Macy, author and eco-philosopher; Danny Kennedy, author of Rooftop Revolution and co-founder of Sungevity solar company; Diane Moss, founder of Renewables 100 Policy Institute; Mark Jacobson, Director of Atmosphere and Energy program at Stanford University and co founder of the Solutions Project; and Pandora Thomas, sustainability consultant and environmental educator. It also features the Mayors of two U.S. towns that have transitioned to renewables already; The Mayor of Lancaster, California, Rex Parris, who’s transitioned to solar energy, and the Mayor of Greensburg, Kansas, Bob Dixon, who’s transitioned to wind energy.
The Film had its international debut at the Transitions Film Festival in Melbourne, Australia, it’s L.A. premiere at the historic Chinese Theaters in Hollywood, CA, and will have its NYC premiere on Sept 16th at the NY Society for Ethical Culture, in association with the People’s Climate March. Local community screenings have been organized in over fifteen cities, in the U.S. and Australia, and the film has become a mobilizing tool for the transition to local clean renewable energy. In addition, the Film will be featured in Origin Magazine’s September issue, in alignment with the Bay Area, and NYC Premieres.
Bay Area greenhouse gas emissions are more than Sweden, Portugal, Israel or Ireland. We want the Air District to develop a Regional Greenhouse Gas Emission Reduction Plan to map, advocate and act to achieve the reductions we need.
1. 350 Bay Area Climate Action Updates - All
a. Fracking - Alameda County action
b. Community Choice Energy - State and local updates
c. Refinery Resistance - Report on 9/3 CBE/NRDC/partners' BAAQMD Board action re Refinery Emissions Traccking Rule and Chevron Emission Reduction Proposal
d. Beyond the Pump
f. September 21 - Northern California People's Climate Rally - Oakland 2 PM
2. BayCAP Project Updates
a. CPUC August 11 Workshop, Successor to Net Metering - Claire, Ruby & Bob
b. GHG Emission Reduction Timeline to be based on Bay Area Smart Energy 2020 (Powers) - Jim
c. Clean Coalition Hunters Point Project liaison efforts - Janet
d. BayCAP Logo Development by Querido Galdo - Janet & Floyd
e. Fundraising - Floyd
f. Updating BayCAP PowerPoint - Janet
3. BAAQMD Climate Protection Program Update - Janet
a. What has staff proposed? July 17 Staff Presentation to BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee
b. Gap analysis - What's missing from BAAQMD Commitments? Where do we focus?
c. Organize for next BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee Meeting on Thursday, September 19 at 9:30 AM
4. 2015 Climate Solutions Conference Planning - Floyd
7. Next Meeting: Monday, September 29 at 7:00 PM Sierra Club Berkeley Office
Read more about Bay Climate Action Plan (BayCAP) campaign
Transform the Bay Area's energy and economic infrastructure to get off fossil fuels and bring healthful air and a healthy environment to all.
New people always welcome.test
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.
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The meeting will include reports on two important events in September: the Citizens' Climate March (9/20-21) and the University of California Regents' vote on divestment (9/17-18). We will also share updates on our current divestment campaigns: CalPERS and CalSTRS, UC students and alumni, faith-based organizations, and cities and counties.test
The University of California Regents meet in San Francisco September 17 and 18, and they will consider a resolution to divest the university's endowment from fossil fuel companies. Fossil Free UC has done all the ground work to bring the resolution to the Board of Regents. We need supporters to fill the observer area at the meeting. Let's show the Regents that we want bold leadership from them: stop funding the companies that are crippling the planet.
The resolution may be presented either September 17 or 18. The detailed agenda for the meeting will be posted 10 days prior, pinning down which day the vote will come. You can find that posting at http://regents.universityofcalifornia.edu/meetings/index.html.test
Fire up Air District action on a regional Climate Action Plan
In July Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) staff presented a Program update to the BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee.
We want the Air District to develop a Regional Climate Action Plan at least equal to its 2005 Ozone Strategy and to its 2012 report "Understanding Particulate Matter: Protecting Public Health in the San Francisco Bay Area."
In fact, achieving the GHG emission reduction goal is a primary path to reducing particulate matter emissions (responsible for about 1,700 premature deaths per year in the Bay Area) since they are both largely caused by combustion.
The "Regional Climate Action Strategy" laid out in the Climate Work Program appears to fall short of a true commitment to develop a plan to achieve all the emission reductions.
Show up September 18 at Climate Protection Committee meeting to press for faster, stronger action on GHGs in concert with action on particulate matter, for the sake of protecting both the climate and public health.
Save the Date - RSVP today - details to come.
Present your comments and/or support others prepared to speak. If you can't come, contact Committee members directly:
BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee Members
Supervisor - San Francisco
Councilperson - San Jose
Supervisor - Marin
Councilperson - Petaluma
Supervisor - Contra Costa
Supervisor - Alameda
Councilperson - Los Altos
Councilperson - Martinez
Supervisor - Sonoma
The. Largest. Climate. March. In. History.
Go to New York City. Represent The Bay Area.
Click Here is the California HUB for going to the PCM in NYC, or supporting events in solidarity.
RSVP here if you are going, to let others in the Bay Area know.
For all current information and to RSVP, please go to BayAreaSept21.org ...
NORTHERN CALIFORNIA PEOPLE'S CLIMATE RALLY
in solidarity with the historic NYC event called by 350.org and hundreds of local and national environmental, trade union and social justice organizations across the country.
All Out for Sunday, September 21
Oakland's Lake Merritt Park!
(amphitheater at the Lake Merritt BART end of the Lake)
This historic NYC protest will lead up to the UN Climate Summit of world leaders. Tragically, more inaction or inadequate action can be expected. We want to show the world that the climate crisis can no longer be ignored, that the planet earth is burning, that massive and unprecedented measures must be undertaken now if humanity’s future is to be assured.
The People’s Climate March is shaping up to be one of the largest climate justice mobilizations in history, with organizers of the march setting a goal of getting a half million people to demonstrate in NYC.
While people all over the country are mobilizing for New York, a multitude of activists will undoubtedly be available to join us in Oakland. Let's make the Northern California Solidarity action a great success.
Bay Area September 21 Coalition: Co-sponsors (Very initial list! Add your organization now!): 350 Bay Area; System Change Not Climate Change; United National Antiwar Coalition; Democratic Socialists East Bay;
For all current information and to RSVP, please go to BayAreaSept21.org ...
Additional information about the People’s Climate March in New York can be found at http://peoplesclimatemarch.org