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Let's put the political in Earth Day! Join us in a march for Climate Justice and the Earth on April 19. Starting from Justin Herman Plaza and ending at the UN Plaza, a rally with speakers will follow at 1pm. Bring your non-carbon polluting form of transportation—bike, electric vehicle, or your feet!
|We are honored to host global climate leader, noted environmental author and founder of 350.org, Bill McKibben, who will speak at the Rally, along with:
The EARTH DAY ACTION PARADE will be in sections with corresponding messages:
- Our Future: Children's Brigade and faith groups
- Environmental Justice: Impacted Communities & workers, Health impacts of Fossil Fuels
- Problems/Dangers: Keystone XL, Fracking, Big Oil refinery expansions, Extreme Weather,
- Solutions: Solar, Wind, Mass Transit, Bicycles, Electric Vehicles (EV's), Resilient Communities…(Note: Electric vehicles meet at 11 AM at Mission and Steuart Streets to line up)
Which message do you want to send? Let's get creative! Get unique. Small floats are encouraged.
- 10:00 Monitor Training (volunteers sought)
- 11:00 Attendee Arrival @ Justin Herman Plaza
- 11:15 Opening of Parade
- 11:30 Start of Parade/Bicycle Arrival Time
- 12:00 Last of Parade marchers Start
- 12:15 Bicyclists Start
- 1:00 Rally Start @ UN Plaza
- 1:30 Rally End
- 3:00- 3:30 Speakers' Dome "Climate Time"
Check out the Earth Day San Francisco Festival for all sorts of eco-friendly interactive activities, products, music and more!
Get active, let people and organizations know (see the docs below), endorse (orgs and individuals) and volunteer. You can list your demands for Earth Day (what you see needs to happen). For more information contact John Anderson (see below).
Support CBE, APEN, NRDC, Sierra Club, the Sunflower Alliance and groups in the fenceline communities lobbying for a halt to refinery project permits and commenting on the draft Refinery Emissions Tracking rule.
The agenda for this meeting should be posted by 6:00 pm Friday April 18 at http://www.baaqmd.gov/The-Air-District/Board-of-Directors/Agendas-and-Minutes.aspx.test
The Air District Board has adopted staff's 10-point Climate Action Work Plan, with BayCAP's one suggested change: that GHGs definitely be included in permitting. Staff's version had this as an area to investigate.
The Work Plan also specifies that BAAQMD's Advisory Council will include a Bay Area Energy Futures Plan. This is very positive, and BayCAP will work to influence it.
The Work Plan includes the development of a long-term Bay Area Climate Strategy. We are updating the BayCAP presentation, and will soon be trained on it, then present to partner groups about how they can influence the Strategy as it's developed.
Note from Floyd: Please watch the Mark Jacobson and Jim Williams presentation (2/13/2014 webcast - 3 hours!) to BAAQMD’s Advisory Committee, with incisive questions by the Committee. The whole package is the most fair and balanced presentation I know of, of both strengths and weaknesses of Jacobson’s plan - except for not discussing how it gets paid for, and how NIMBY concerns are handled (not unrelated questions).test
Let’s march together in memory of our loved ones who have passed or are suffering from cancer, and dedicate ourselves to work for healthy, resilient communities & environmental justice.
PEOPLE’S EARTH DAY 2014
Environmental Justice Walk Against Cancer and Pollution
Meet at 10:30 am in front of Martin Luther King Jr. Park, in the 5700 block of 3rd Street/Carroll in Bayview Hunters Point, San Francisco. The event starts at 11 am.
Please join Greenaction, the Huntersview Mothers and Fathers Committee, residents, cancer survivors and grassroots groups from Bayview Hunters Point and other low-income and communities of color impacted by pollution as we come together for the People’s Earth Day Environmental Justice Walk Against Cancer and Pollution.
Everyone who cares about health, pollution, and environmental justice is welcome to join this event which will be held in the heart of Bayview Hunters Point, the San Francisco neighborhood that has borne much of the burden of polluting industrial operations and unsafe levels of toxic contamination.
The community can celebrate the big victory that closed the dirty PG&E Hunters Point power plant in 2006, but many pollution problems remain, including sites contaminated with cancer-causing chemicals and the threat posed by rising sea levels to neighborhoods due to the toxic sites on the waterfront.
We invite everyone to join, including residents, cancer survivors, community and grassroots groups, faith groups, youth, and elders. If your organization is willing to help out and participate, please send us an endorsement. Donations are welcome (make checks payable to Greenaction or donate online at www.greenaction.org to help pay for the event.
Sponsored by Greenaction for Health and Environmental Justice and the Huntersview Mothers and Fathers Committee for Health and Environmental Justice –
for information, to endorse and/or volunteer:
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 within five years.
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This meeting will be a workshop, led by Judy Pope, to practice brief divestment presentations. Each person will play the role of a speaker at a public meeting, and we will videotape and help one another improve our presentation skills.
The meeting will also include very brief updates on our current divestment campaigns: CalPERS and CalSTRS, UC students and alumni, and city and county governments.test
Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson
This first ever grassroots Climate Conference will feature activists and leading scientists addressing technical and political climate topics in the Bay Area and beyond. Early Bird tickets are now available. Get them before the price goes up April 25th!
Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions:
Climate Conference 2014
See the Speakers and Agenda page for the current program information as we fill out the lineup for the conference.
Friday: (San Francisco: Unitarian Universalist Church) The conference opens Friday evening, May 9th, with a keynote address by Professor Mark Jacobson of Stanford University on his science-based plan to get to 100% renewable energy by 2050. A panel of Bay Area activists will respond to Jacobson's plan from legislative, regulatory and environmental justice perspectives.
Saturday: (Oakland: Laney College) The second day of the conferences features panels tackling urgent issues in the climate movement, including:
- Fracking and other extreme well stimulation in California
- Fossil fuel infrastructure expansions (crude by rail, coal exports)
- Clean energy solutions
Lunch is included on Saturday.
Sunday: (Oakland: Laney College) Workshops and trainings to strategize effective ways to stop the fossil fuel attack.
Special: Early Bird Ticket Pricing:
Get your tickets as soon as possible before prices go up. Early purchase helps us size and produce the conference. Same Day Tickets are premium priced.
350 Bay Area is co-sponsoring Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions with the Sunflower Alliance, Sierra Club-SF Bay Chapter, and Center for Biological Diversity. Other sponsors are welcome.
The Conference starts on Friday, May 9th and runs through Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th. Hours are: