Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson
on the Late Show with David Letterman
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 (7 - 9:30 pm): (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 (9 am - 5pm): (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 (10 am- 3 pm): (Oakland: Laney College) Workshops and trainings to strategize effective ways to stop the fossil fuel attack.
Special: Early Bird Ticket Pricing:
General Student Full Conference (Fri-Sat-Sun) $40 $30 Friday Only (Visions of a Clean Energy Future) $20 $15 Sat-Sun Only (Conference Sessions) $30 $23
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:Fri: 7pm-9:30Sat: 9am-5pm (Lunch included)Sun: 10am-3pm (Lunch available for purchase on-site)
Sponsors and Endorsers
WHENMay 09, 2014 at 7pm· 97 rsvpsWHEREFriday: Unitarian Universalist Church SF; San/Sun: Laney College, Oakland
1187 Franklin St
San Francisco, CA 94109
Google map and directions
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I was happy to hear one of the San Francisco speakers, member of the Board of Supervisors, John Avalos, not only support the demand to say no to the Keystone XL pipeline, but also call for San Francisco to divest from oil, coal, and gas company stocks.
I was also impressed by a comment from Washington DC where Rev. Lennox Yearwood, Jr. declared, "This is as important as when Dr. King marched in 1963,” he said, except more so. “It’s not just about equality. It’s about existence.”
—Jack Lucero Fleck
The Bay Area emits 100 million tons of greenhouse gasses (GHGs) per year. Scientists tell us that to avoid catastrophic warming we must cut GHG emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050 (down to 17.6 million tons in the Bay Area). California aims to reduce GHGs to 1990 levels by 2020. It's a start, but not nearly enough. The Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) has the power to regulate over 50% of all the GHG emissions in the Bay Area. The Air District needs to lead the way to bring those emissions down to safe, sustainable levels. If the progressive, environmentally aware Bay Area can't lead the way, who can?
The Bay Area Air Quality Management District’s Mission is “to protect and improve public health, air quality and the global climate.”
We petition the Air District to use its authority to:
- Declare that catastrophic climate disruption is an escalating emergency
- Act on its mission by adopting aggressive programs by July 2014 to reduce Bay Area greenhouse gas emissions to 80% below 1990 levels by 2050*.
*This is the level that the National Research Council determined as a worldwide goal in order to keep global warming from exceeding 2 degrees Celsius.
Put global warming warning labels on gas pumps! The warning can include a link to the local Climate Action website. This is an awareness-raising action. Cigarettes have warning labels, why not gas pumps? Ask Bay Area City Councils to pass a City Ordinance to put warning labels on Bay Area gas pumps. For example:
To the Bay Area Local Governments:
We urge our city council to require warning labels on gas pumps to:
- Warn consumers that burning gasoline is causing global warming,
- Inform people that our city has a Climate Action Plan to reduce CO2 in general and gasoline use in particular.