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Tickets for Steingraber Event 7/25/2014

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rsvped +2 for Fracking & Health Steingraber Event 7/25 2014-07-06 22:26:15 -0700

Fracking & Health Steingraber Speaking event 7/25

*** Friday, July 25***Save the Date***Buy your ticket now!***

350 Bay Area and Californians Against Fracking invite you to hear scientist, author and activist, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, author of Raising Elijah and Living Downstream, on the known and hidden dangers of fracking and how to build a movement to stop this extreme extraction and protect our communities, health and the climate.  

Sandra has been a tireless advocate to prevent fracking in New York state and most recently helped deliver a health professionals letter to Governor Cuomo and the state legislature detailing the overwhelming body of scientific data which supports the continuation of a MORATORIUM on fracking.

Come to be inspired by Sandra's scientific knowledge, and her stories of how communities are fighting this industry. We'll also hear an update on the local stop fracking battles shaping up in 4- California counties this fall and to find out what you can do to help!  

SPECIAL BENEFIT: This event is a special fundraiser for the brave folks in 4 counties in California who have collected signatures to put FRACKING  BAN measures on their county ballots in November. The oil industry has already shown they will be fighting these measures and we want to show the BAY AREA'S strong support for local communities standing up for local rights, clean air, water and energy and a safer climate for our children.

Tickets are $20, but we encourage donations beyond the ticket price to help the people of California fight BIG OIL money.

Co-sponsored by Center for Biological Diversity, Food & Water Watch, Ecology Center, Alliance of Nurses for a Healthy Environment, Physicians for Social Responsibility-Bay Area

July 25, 2014 at 7pm
First Congregational Church of Berkeley
2345 Channing Way
Berkeley, CA 94702
United States
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$20.00 USD · 82 rsvps

rsvped +2 for Climate Conference 5/9-11 2014-04-16 21:07:31 -0700

Climate Conference 5/9-11


It was a great event...


Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson
on the Late Show with David Letterman

 Volunteer     Flyers and Posters    Sponsoring & Endorsing Orgs    Speakers and Agenda

It was a great Conference...

Videos: Watch Now!

Overview of the Conference

Mark Jacobson Presentation

Friday Night's Session

Mark Jacobson's Presentation
How do we get to 100% clean renewable energy by 2050? Here's how! 



San Francisco’s First Climate Conference Tackled Regional Aspects Of Climate Crisis

Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson opened this weekend’s Bay Area event with his 100% renewable energy plan

San Francisco, California––This weekend over 300 activists attended the first-ever grassroots teach-in conference on emerging hot topics of the climate movement, including fracking, explosive oil “bomb” trains, and renewable energy growth, presented by over two dozen cutting-edge scientists, legal experts, writers, and leaders.

Stanford University scientist Mark Jacobson received a standing ovation for his keynote address to the Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014, a three-day Bay Area conference. Dr. Jacobson presented his 50-state plan for transforming the United States from dependence on fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy by 2050, and responded to audience questions with a distinguished panel of experts.

Saturday's program opened with a keynote by Richard Heinberg, world-renowned expert on the fossil fuel industry, and was followed by multiple panels on fracking, refining, and dirty fuel transport.   Attendees were treated to an inspiring lunch-time address by Desmond D'Sa of South Africa, recent recipient of the 2014 Goldman Environmental Prize. A panel on local clean energy and community resilience closed the day on a more optimistic note. Sunday's many interactive workshops focused on grassroots activism.

Conference sessions were full, and audience feedback and Q&A were lively all three days. 350 Bay Area Steering Committee member Rand Wrobel said, "The Conference exceeded expectations in every way. The strong support of climate and climate-aware organizations and from the community makes it clear there is a hunger to know the issues and to act on them. The climate movement is primed to explode." Notable quips from the speakers include: “"Sitting gets you nowhere - take a stand", "We have to be more creative than the state", and "Remember future generations."

Professor Jacobson's keynote was followed by a panel featuring Miya Yoshitani of Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Stephanie Wang of Clean Coalition, and Dan Jacobson of Environment California. Greg Dalton of Climate One moderated. Other conference presenters included Diane Bailey, Senior Scientist of the Natural Resources Defense Council, author Mark Hertsgaard, labor leader Dave Campbell, journalist Rob Collier, and attorney Suma Peesapati, who has filed a federal lawsuit against the Bay Area Air Quality Management District for approving explosive Bakken oil rail shipments through Richmond.  

The complete schedule of speakers can be found at: http://www.350bayarea.org/climatecon2014.

Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014 was hosted by 350 Bay Area and Sunflower Alliance. It was sponsored by the Center For Biological Diversity, Sierra Club-SF Bay Chapter, CREDO, Food & Water Watch, NRDC, the Sunrise Center, the Ecology Center, Environment CA,  Asian Pacific Environmental Network, Citizens Climate Lobby, One Pacific Coast Bank, Global Community Monitor (GCM), Clean Coalition, EarthJustice, Oakland Climate Action Coalition, AFSCME 57, Planting Justice, Mainstreet Moms, Local Clean Energy Alliance, System Change, not Climate Change, and Forecast the Facts.

Panelists discuss fracking impacts at Dirty Energy/Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014 (Photo by Floyd Smith)

About 350 Bay Area: Formed in 2012, with 6000 supporters, 350 Bay Area’s mission is to build a grassroots climate movement, working for deep reductions in carbon pollution in the San Francisco Bay Area & beyond. See http://350BayArea.org.

About Sunflower Alliance: The Sunflower Alliance is a partnership of individuals and organizations who fight for environmental justice, indigenous people’s rights, and basic health and safety in communities of the East Bay threatened by the fossil fuel industry. See www.sunflower-alliance.org.


 Original Event webpage:

This first-ever grassroots climate conference will feature activists and leading scientists addressing technical and political climate topics in the Bay Area and beyond.

Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions:
Climate Conference 2014

350 Bay Area • Sunflower Alliance • Sierra Club • Natural Resources Defense Council • Idle No More • Post Carbon Institute • Center for Biological Diversity • Global Exchange • Oil Change International • Asian Pacific Environmental Network • Clean Coalition • Communities for a Better Environment • Environment California • Food & Water Watch • Global Community Monitor • Local Clean Energy Alliance • Many More

See the Speakers and Agenda page for the current program information as we fill out the lineup for the conference. Biographies for all 30+ presenters are here.

Friday (7pm – 9:30pm): (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 (9am – 5pm): (Oakland: Laney College Forum, map) The second day of the conference 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 and coal exports)

- Clean energy solutions

Lunch is included on Saturday.

Sunday (10am – 3pm): (Oakland: Laney College, map) Workshops and trainings to strategize effective ways to stop the fossil fuel attack.

 The conference started on Friday, May 9th and runs through Saturday, May 10th and Sunday, May 11th.  Hours are:

Fri: 7pm – 9:30pm
Sat: 9am – 5pm (Lunch included)
Sun: 10am – 3pm (Lunch available for purchase on-site)

Conference Logistics

Here's some helpful information on the logistics of the events.

SAT (9 am-5 pm) / SUN (10 am-3 pm): Laney College— 900 Fallon St. Oakland, CA,  is conveniently located next to the Lake Merritt BART station, so that is a great option. 

Parking is available in the Laney parking lot on East 8th Street for $2 for the day on Saturday.  There is a flea market there on Sunday, so the lot is not available then, but meters are not in effect so on-street parking is available in competition with the flea market shoppers.  Some free parking may be available in the BART parking lot on both Saturday and Sunday.  See map below:



Here is our current information on food and drink for Saturday & Sunday (subject to change):

SATURDAY (Lunch provided)
Morning snack:

Hardboiled eggs and fresh fruit: oranges/apples/bananas
plus juice and a limited selection of pastries (first-come, first served)


2 types of gluten-free chili (turkey or vegetarian),
cornbread, salad,
with carrot cake for dessert
Both the vegetarian and meat (turkey) chili will be gluten-free. There will be both traditional and gluten-free corn bread. 
1/3 of the cookies and carrot cake made with gluten-free flour.
NOTE: All items will be clearly labeled, to prevent any confusion.

Afternoon snack:

fresh fruit:oranges/apples/bananas
cookies - 1/3 of the cookies will be made with gluten-free flour.  

SUNDAY (Food not provided)

Tea and coffee will be available 10 - 3 on Sunday.

A food truck on Sunday will offer sandwiches, fruit and some dessert for sale. 4 possible types of sandwiches could be: ham; ham and cheese; roasted eggplant/pepper; tuna. 


350 Bay Area is co-sponsoring Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions with the Sunflower Alliance,  and over a dozen other organizations.

NOTE: RSVPing only puts you on the mailing list. You can purchase tickets at the door. See the prices above.


May 10, 2015 at 9am
Friday: Unitarian Universalist Church SF; San/Sun: Laney College, Oakland
1187 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
United States
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· 142 rsvps

commented on Earth Day Action Parade 2014 Volunteers 2014-03-19 07:13:04 -0700
rand , let's talk about what I can help with

Earth Day Action Parade 2014 Volunteers

April 19th is coming up quickly! We need your help to:

  • Help manage the Event on April 19th and be part of a team of Monitors.
  • Plan (including Logistics, Volunteer Coordination)
  • Outreach (spread the word via media, flyering, presentations, contacts, etc.)

Please check boxes below (and click save) to choose what you can do to make this a great event.

Thanks for volunteering to support the Earth Day action march on April 19th! 

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Fill the buses!

Thank you for helping 350 Bay Area fill the buses to the March 15, Don't Frack California! march and Rally.

Your contribution will help us sponsor a bus for residents in the Central Valley who are currently fighting fracking in their neighborhoods, so that they can join us in Sacramento to tell Governor Brown to halt fracking in California!

signed YES on Commuter Benefits via 2014-02-13 20:12:53 -0800

YES on Commuter Benefits

Support the Air District Board's Climate Action

On Wednesday, March 19 the Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board, in partnership with the Metropilitan Transportation Commission (MTC) is poised to approve a Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program (Regulation 14 Rule 1) requiring employers to offer one of four commute benefit options to employees. GHG emissions will be reduced as fewer people drive alone to work.

The Rule will apply to businesses that employ 50 or more people in the Bay Area for 30 hours a week or more. 10,000 Bay Area employers (60%) have 50 or more employees. Transportation accounts for 38% of regional GHG emissions. 53% of transportation emissions result from commuting. 68% of commute emissions result from single occupant driving. Estimated GHG emission reductions from the Rule as proposed are 12,714 Megatons in 2015, growing to 47,957 Megatons per year by 3035. This rule is a great start.

Sign our THANK YOU note for local agency Climate Action

41 signatures

THANK YOU Bay Area Air Quality Management District Board, Metropolitan Transportation Commission, and staff from both agencies for bringing a Bay Area Commuter Benefits Program up for a vote at the Air District on March 19, 2014. This is a great step forward for the Bay Area to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, improve air quality, and reduce traffic congestion and the stress it adds to our lives.

We applaud your action and hope for a unanimous YES VOTE.

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Thanks to those who got this resolution started and supported it and to the Board members who understand the importance of these issues and are taking leadership to change the situation. Keep up the great work BayCAP team of 350 Bay Area.

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