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.

Stop the Attack on Clean Energy at the CPUC 7/3

Friday, July 03, 2015 at 10:00 AM · 10 rsvps

Update: The CPUC will meet again to consider residential rate proposals on Friday, July 3rd, and members of the public can give comment. (Please note that while you can continue to submit comments through email, those who offered comments at the June 25th meeting will not be able to speak at the July 3rd meeting.)

The California Public Utilities Commission(CPUC) is considering a proposal to adopt a residential rate structure backed by utilities that would undermine solar and energy efficiency. The proposal would allow utilities to implement a fixed charge of up to $10 per month, reducing the incentive to save energy or install solar.

Commissioner Peter Florio has made an alternative proposal that would maintain the general form of the existing tiered rate structure and implement a minimum bill, instead of a fixed charge, to allow utilities to recover costs associated with maintaining the grid, without penalizing conservation. 

What You Can Do

Submit written comments to the CPUC-with the Sierra Club action alert or through email(mention Rulemaking 12-06-013) to public.advisor@cpuc.ca.gov.

Talking Points:

The proposal to add a $10 fixed charge and collapse tiers would have the impact of discouraging rooftop solar and energy efficiency measures.

The proposal is regressive and hurts low energy users and families that have invested in climate solutions like energy efficiency.

On the Sierra Club blog, Alison Seel gives an informative run-down of Florio's proposal.

Attend the Meeting on Fri, 7/3

Speak up in favor of Florio's alternate proposal if you can. You can sign up here in advance to speak at the meeting, or sign up the day of.

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Support SB350 at the Assembly Utilities & Commerce Committee 7/6!

Monday, July 06, 2015 at 03:00 PM
State Capitol, Room 437 in Sacramento, CA

SB350, a key piece of the Governor's climate agenda, has an important hearing before the Assembly Utilities & Commerce Committee on July 6th. SB350 sets three targets for 2030 that will cut greenhouse gas emissions: sourcing 50% of the state's electricity from renewables by that date, significantly increasing building energy efficiency, and reducing petroleum use by 50%. You can support the bill by attending the hearing in Sacramento, and/or calling committee members before the hearing!

Before the hearing, it's important that the Committee members hear from us in support of SB350.  See below for talking points on SB350, and the names and Sacramento office contact info of Democratic Committee members. (Image courtesy California State Senate)

Talking Points

  • The goals in SB 350 are achievable.  
  • California can and should do even more.
  • Executing the targets in SB350 (or even higher ones) will bring more jobs and economic development to California than continuing to rely on fossil fuels.
  • Implementing the measures in SB 350 can produce a number of health co-benefits for California’s population from cleaner air, more energy efficiency for low-income households, and cleaner energy sources.

Democratic Committee Members

(Phone calls to all members, including those in Southern CA, even if you don't live in their district, but are particularly impactful for Bay Area legislators, highlighted here.)

Assemblymember Susan Bonilla (Concord, Pittsburg) (916 319-2014)

Assemblymember Bill Quirk (Hayward, Union City) (916 319-2020)

Assemblymember Phil Ting (San Francisco) ((916 319-2019)

Assemblymember Anthony Rendon, Chair (North of Long Beach Area) (916 319-2063)

Assemblymember Autumn Burke (Inglewood) (916 319-2062)

Assemblymember Susan Eggman (Stockton) (916 319-2013)

Assemblymember Cristina Garcia (Cerritos, Downey) (916 319-2058)

Assemblymember Roger Hernandez (Covina, Baldwin Park) (916 319-2048)

Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (Los Angeles) (916 319-2053)

Assemblymember Das Williams (Santa Barbara, Ventura) (916 319-2037)

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Divestment Meeting 7/8

Wednesday, July 08, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 8 rsvps

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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.

To be buzzed in, follow the prompts on the box.

Please join us for updates. discussion, and networking. We will meet again at the 350.org office, 1729 Telegraph Ave., Oakland (near 19th St. BART). Please RSVP if you are planning to come, so we can know how many people to expect. Newcomers are welcome!

Our agenda this time will include updates about all our campaigns, but will focus on next steps for passing SB 185, the coal divestment bill.

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Planning for Paris 2015 7/9

Thursday, July 09, 2015 at 07:00 PM · 20 rsvps
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Join the Northern Cal. Climate Action Coalition

 Join us to plan and network among Climate Justice groups for actions leading up to the Paris COP21* UN climate talks.

 Thursday, July 9, 2015

7 pm – 9 pm

 at California Nurses Association,
2000 Franklin St., Oakland

at 20th St, 1 block from 19th St BART

Please join us for this second planning meeting aimed to coordinate various actions leading up to and through 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.  Since the first meeting a number of us have drafted points of unity for our coalition--please see reverse side.  And 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.

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Draft points of unity:

Challenging climate catastrophe

the Northern California Climate Action Coalition 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.

Wind, solar, geothermal power now.

No coal exports or bomb trains in Northern California.

These are pre-conditions 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 conservation and a just transition to a sustainable economy based on renewable energy, clean transportation, and jobs for all at union wages. Convert 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. No wars. No nuclear weapons. No more Fukushimas. A true ecological approach must integrate questions of justice to honor the earth and lift all people out of poverty.

 

 

 

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Stop Oil Trains Actions in the Bay Area 7/11

Saturday, July 11, 2015 at 11:00 AM · 13 rsvps
Atchison Village Park in Richmond, CA

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Stop Oil Trains March & Rally,July 11th, 11am, Richmond

This is a regional Bay Area Event. We are organizing a 350 Bay Area contingent at the march. Please meet us at the 350 Bay Area banner in Atchison Park where the march is assembling. 

This year, from July 6-12, 2015, citizens have organized more than 100 events across the US and Canada to demand an immediate ban on oil trains. On July 6, 2013 in Lac Megantic, Quebec, an oil train exploded killing 47 people. Two years later big oil is pushing harder than ever to move more and more oil trains through North America, while oil trains keep exploding, and carbon emissions keep rising. On Saturday, July 11th please join us in the 350 Bay Area contingent at the Stop Oil Trains March & Rally in Richmond. Meet at the 350 Bay Area banner in Atchison Village Park where the march is assembling.

11am Gather at Atchison Village Park, Richmond, 94801 (W Bissell Ave & Curry St) To join the 350 Bay Area contingent, meet at the 350 Bay Area banner.

~ 11:15am March begins

12:30pm Rally at Washington Park, Richmond, 94801 (S Garrard Blvd & W Cutting Blvd)

Along the way, the march will stop at a few neighborhoods/community spots in the oil train blast zone to highlight community voices and community solutions. The Richmond  march will culminate with a mass family-friendly rally at Washington Park, that will include:

  • Speakers from Richmond and other East Bay refinery towns
  • Art, music, dance
  • Stations highlighting community solutions

More info to join 350 Bay Area contingent: Carla West carlacwest@gmail.com

More info about all of the Stop Oil Trains Actions going on July 3-11: stopoiltrains.org Facebook event page: here

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Refinery Corridor Healing Walk #4 7/19

Sunday, July 19, 2015 at 08:00 AM · 6 rsvps
Lone Tree Point in Rodeo, CA

Walk Led by Native American Elders in Prayer Conversation for: 
    * 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 fourth 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 Lone Tree Park in Rodeo, and end at Keller Beach in Point Richmond.

Please check the website for important details: http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/july-19.html

Facebook page for all of the Healing Walks: here

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Our Power 8/22

Saturday, August 22, 2015 at 12:00 PM · 6 rsvps
TBD in Richmond, CA

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.

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2015 Soil Not Oil International Conference 9/4-5

Friday, September 04, 2015 at 09:00 AM
Location TBA in Richmond, CA

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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.

More information

 

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Sustainable Race Mile 9/6

Sunday, September 06, 2015 at 09:00 AM · 1 rsvp
Golden Gate Park
The Sustainable Race is a climate awareness mile race in Golden Gate Park.  This year the race will specifically endorse 350 Bay Area's Beyond the Pump campaign.  All registered runners will receive a t-shirt as shown below (front and back) as well as breakfast after the race.
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With the San Francisco Board of Supervisors nearing a vote on an ordinance to require climate labels on gas pumps (see here), this is an opportunity to give the Board an extra push for this important step to move away from fossil fuels.
 
$29 registration online
This campaign is supported by Sierra Club, 350 Bay Area and Think Beyond The Pump.
The race starts on John F. Kennedy Dr. in Golden Gate Park in front of de Young Museum. Runners and walkers head east .5 miles, turn at Nancy Pelosi Dr. and return back to the start. This is a fast flat course in a healthy green environment with the iconic Conservatory of Flowers adding some exotic San Francisco zip.
See website for registration and details.
 
for more information, please contact:  
Jack Collins
EV News Report / Sustainable Race Mile
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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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