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Join with advocates from across California to learn, connect, strategize, and win change.
California, the birthplace of America’s car culture, can embrace a different future: one where all residents can live in wonderful places with safe, abundant options besides a car to get where they need to go.
You can be part of the change! Come to TransForm's annual California Transportation Choices Summit.
Meet activists from around the state and hear from keynote speaker, the inspiring Manuel Pastor, and other advocacy and agency leaders as they describe the latest opportunities and challenges in building powerful networks for a greener, more equitable California.
Afterwards, attend and participate in breakout sessions covering a variety of topics:
- Ways to strengthen the State’s goals for reducing greenhouse gas emissions and investing in our communities and green economy;
- Creating Accessible Communities through Transportation;
- Dramatically increasing funds for bicycle and pedestrian projects and programs;
- Honing our advocacy message
OPTIONAL: April 26 - Mobile Tours
Join us for a local tour of Sacramento's transportation system! Tour the historic Capitol Building, visit the train museum, or walk and roll through the streets.
OPTIONAL: April 28 - Advocacy Day 2015
Speak out and be heard! Come together with teams of diverse advocates from around the state, and take your message to the Capitol building. You will visit state legislators and the governor’s office.
350 Bay Area is building capacity to campaign for clean, healthy transportation. TransForm's annual California Transportation Summit is a perfect way to get informed, inspired and take action.
Be sure to Register for the Summit and Advocacy Day here.
RSVP below to connect with other Bay Area activists headed to Sacramento for the Summit.test
Update on 350 Bay Area's 1st campaign
Pending Legislation in the Cities of Berkeley
and San Francisco:
Climate Change 'Information Labels' on Gas Pumps
Roundtable discussion about a proposal to address transportation greenhouse gases through an innovative consumer information labeling program. Speakers include Jamie Brooks and Camille Glover of Beyond The Pump and Rob Shirkey, executive director of Our Horizon, Canada.test
Let's get Clean Power SF moving!
California Community Choice law lets any city or county group its electricity customers into a powerful builders and buyers cooperative for installing and purchasing clean energy and efficiency. Community Choice joins together the buying power of all those customers, as a not-for-profit community service. This gives consumers the leverage they need to get cleaner electricity at lower prices than those offered by the existing for-profit monopoly utilities like PG&E.
The two counties that already have Community Choice (Marin and Sonoma) are delivering greener energy at lower prices than PG&E.
Under a Community Choice program like CleanPowerSF, PG&E still maintains the wires and distribution of electricity and still sends the bill, while the Community Choice program is free to choose the energy sources, and so can ensure a cleaner and better deal on the energy itself.
Clean Power SF has been "in process" at City Hall for years. Tell our officials to cut the red tape.test
Climate is a health issue
Advocate for health equity in California's Global Warming Solutions Act
The good news - Senate Bill 32, an amendment to the California Global Warming Solutions Act ("AB 32") will incorporate current California policy to reduce GHG emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 into State Law. That is, make it a mandate for State agencies to achieve.
This is a huge step forward, but one more thing needs to be added to SB 32 (Pavely) to make it great news.
Health impacts and solutions need to be put on an equal level with economic impacts and technical feasibility in California's climate law. This is not currently the case, which is why we aren't getting big emission reductions in the communities most impacted by dirty industries burning fossil fuels.
350 Bay Area has submitted proposed amendments to SB 32 which will achieve this objective.
The California Senate Environmental Equity Committee will have a Hearing on Friday May 29 to consider supporting SB 32 to move it on to the next Committee. We want our health focused amendments included.
Be there to support health equity in California's climate law.test
Alameda County proposed ban on fracking
The Alameda County Planning Commission is holding a second Public Hearing on a proposed fracking ban. They just moved the date from April 6th to May 4th.
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 soontest
Please join us for our 350 East Bay meeting. Whether you're new to 350 or you're a seasoned member, we'll have lots to share & discuss. Location to be announced. Feel free to come early or stay late if you're new for a more personal introduction.test
| 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
Idle No More SF Bay and citizens from front-line refinery communities invite you to attend one of a series of four walks, one each month from April through July. The second annual Connect the Dots: Refinery Corridor Healing Walks begins with a Walk from Pittsburg to Martinez (see below).
Native America has a long history of healing walks. The Refinery Corridor Healing Walks were inspired by the Tar Sands Healing Walks in Alberta, Canada, the Longest Walks, and the Peace & Dignity Journeys. 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 and a just transition to safe & sustainable energy.
This second of four Walks goes from Shell and Tesoro refineries in Martinez to Valero refinery in Benicia.
WHEN AND WHERE
Sunday, May 17th: Martinez to Benicia
Waterfront Park at the end of Ferry Street
Water Ceremony and registration 8:00 a.m. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m., ending at 9th Street Park in Benicia.
Saturday, June 20: Benicia to Rodeo
9th Street Park, Benicia
Water Ceremony and registration 8:00 a.m. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m., ending at Lone Tree Point in Rodeo.
Sunday, July 19: Rodeo to Richmond
Lone Tree Point, Rodeo
Water Ceremony and registration 8:00 a.m. Walk begins at 9:30 a.m., ending at Keller Beach in Point Richmond.
More Information: http://www.refineryhealingwalks.com/test
|Advocacy, the Bay Area needs to lead on GHG reduction.
At the March 19 Climate Protection Committee meeting, CARB Deputy Executive Officer Edie Chang threw a big bucket of cold water over the idea of California Air Districts taking independent action to reduce emissions from stationary sources, suggesting that strong local action to reduce greenhouse gases from big Bay Area industries would hurt State programs.
This is ludicrous. All over the world city and regional action is LEADING the climate movement.
For fifty years strong local environmental action, particularly Bay Area action, has prompted strong State action in countless ways. The climate threat is no exception.
All of us, including the Air District Board, need to find the courage to act beyond our comfort zones.
Help us bring these points home at the Air District's next Climate Protection Committee meeting May 21.
BAAQMD Climate Protection Committee Members
Supervisor - San Francisco
Mayor - Los Altos
Supervisor - Contra Costa
Supervisor - Alameda
Supervisor - Marin
Councilperson - Martinez
Supervisor - Sonoma