Mobilizations

2014 Events

Earth Day Action Parade April 19th, 2014  In San Francisco. 500 Marched to bring politics back into Earth Day,with an address by Bill McKibben.

Dirty Energy / Clean Solutions: Climate Conference 2014 was held May 9-11th, 2014 in San Francisco and Oakland.   This first-ever grassroots climate conference will feature activists and leading scientists addressing technical and political climate topics in the Bay Area and beyond. Video's of sessions now available.

2013 Accomplishments

350 Bay Area launched in December 2012, with Bill McKibben’s national Do The Math Tour local events. We started with the bold conviction that by creating more opportunities for people to become active on climate issues, the Bay Area could become a real force for change - and it’s working!

Here are a few of the many ambitious and creative accomplishments that you are part of as a member of our diverse, all-volunteer regional network:

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  • We organized Bay Area Forward on Climate last February – 5,000 protesters made it the largest climate demonstration ever in the Bay Area.
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  • We organized dozens of actions to raise visibility in the media, local government, colleges, organizations and diverse communities to block the Keystone XL Pipeline, divest from fossil fuels investments, and work for healthier environments in communities most severely impacted by the oil industry.
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  • We organized a strategic coalition to bring about unanimous approval of the BayCAP resolution by the Bay Area Air Quality Management District committing to an 80% reduction in GHG emissions by 2050 (compared to 1990). Critical work will be needed to make this resolution a reality.
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  • Working with a diverse new coalition we coordinated the Summer Heat Richmond Rally and March. 3000 people marched to Chevron’s gate; 208 people were arrested in peaceful civil disobedience. 
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  • We launched a regional 350 Stop Fracking Committee that’s working with Californians Against Fracking to inform, train and activate thousands of people to ban fracking in California.

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  • We supported communities forming local 350 teams – 350 San Francisco, 350 Marin, 350 Sonoma, and joined forces with 350 Silicon Valley. A new 350 East Bay group will launch in early 2014. 

With your help, we have significantly changed the climate conversation in the Bay Area. Will you help us create even a larger movement for climate protection and climate justice in 2014?  Please support your 350 Bay Area Climate movement with a monthly pledge of continuing support, or a one-time donation.  Your donation, large or small, is greatly appreciated, as is your continued activism to save the planet.


 

Here are some more write-ups and pics from our mobilizations, working backwards ...

San Francisco - Draw The Line Sept 21, 2013

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Air District Board votes to oppose Keystone XL Pipeline 8/7/2013

Comment of the day Los Altos City Councilmember Jan Pepper calling on the Air District to RESTRICT REFINING OF TAR SANDS at BAY AREA REFINERIES. Wow!

Watch fascinating comments by the public and Board Members before the vote. Webcast of the meeting is posted. Click to Agenda Item 11.

http://baaqmd.granicus.com/MediaPlayer.php?publish_id=1baf36a9-5290-1031-92de-7c92654424e8

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 Citizen climate heroes speaking at the Board meeting: Robert Gould, Taylor Hawk, Jed Holtzman, David McFarlane, Joanne Orengo, Bill Pinkham, Aaron Reaven, and Floyd Smith,

Vote tally http://www.350bayarea.org/baaqmd_keystone_xl_resolution_vote_tally_8_7_13


 

Summer Heat Richmond

Chevron Refinery Protest August 3, 2013 Nearly 3000 Demonstrators, Over 200 Peaceably Arrested

Summer Heat Richmond brought incredible energy and spirit to the gates of Chevron. Thanks to everyone who worked so hard to elevate coalition work in the Bay to new sectors and by connecting issues. And to all the participants from 3 months to 90 years.

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Photo: Eric Slomanson | slomophotos.com

Click here for all the extensive info, media coverage, photos & videos.

 


 

Sharing at the Facebook Shareholder's Meeting 6/11/13 WTF Zuck!

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A peaceful demonstration and civil disobedience action with about 60 activists happened Tuesday June 11, 2013 at the main entrance of the Westin Millbrae, before the start of, and during Facebook's first annual shareholder meeting.

Protesters were there to draw attention to Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg's Political Action Committee, FWD.us., and its financial support for TV ads promoting the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline and drilling in the Arctic National Wildlife Refuge.

The result was the arrest of five individuals who sat in the Westin hotel driveway entrance, blocking autos from entering. Four women and one man, all associated with the Keystone Action Council and 350 Bay Area.org, were physically removed and taken to a local jail by the San Mateo County Sheriff’s Department.  The demonstration and possible civil disobedience was widely publicized in advance and may have contributed to the pervasive police presence on and around the grounds of the Westin.


 

Bike the Math Rocks Chevron! May 30, 2013

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photo: Paul Chinn, SF Chronicle

Biking the Math of climate change to Chevron was a great success!

There couldn't be a better symbolism of last week's shareholder meeting at Chevron's San Ramon headquarters than the headlines in the business section of the San Jose Mercury News and the San Francisco Chronicle: a bunch of inspired cyclists biking the math of climate change and a renewable message to the oil giant's front gate, subverting the article about Chevron CEO John Watson bragging to shareholders about record oil profits.

Read the whole story about this 350 Bay Area supported action, plus lots of pics:

Chevron touts big oil profits [= past] while cyclists generate people power [= future]


Forward on Climate 2/17/2013 ~ 5000 in San Francisco

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Stop Keystone XL Pipeline Banner over I 880 November 18, 2012

Sunday, November 18, 2012 we met at the University Avenue Pedestrian Bridge over Hwy 880 in Berkeley, CA.  In solidarity with the 350.org Stop Keystone XL Pipeline action in Washington DC Sunday, we hung banners.  We got a good number of honks and waves, letting those concerned know that they were not alone.
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Connect The Dots May 6, 2012 Climate Impacts Day

In partnership with Transition Berkeley, we rode our bikes over Highway 880, were greeted with hundreds of cars honking support...

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... and finished up at the Berkeley Pier, highlighting the fact that climate change fuels extreme weather and rising sea level.

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In San Francisco, a bunch of us gathered at Crissy Field

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Moving Planet September 24, 2011

A worldwide mobilization day to move beyond fossil fuels, with over 2000 events in more than 175 countries. Thousands of us marched in San Francisco!

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10/10/10 Global Work Party

 A day to celebrate climate solutions. Big turn out in Berkeley!

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