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:
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 write-ups and pics from our mobilizations, working backwards ...
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.
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,
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.
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!
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
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:
Forward on Climate 2/17/2013 ~ 5000 in San Francisco
Stop Keystone XL Pipeline Banner over I 880 November 18, 2012
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...
... and finished up at the Berkeley Pier, highlighting the fact that climate change fuels extreme weather and rising sea level.
In San Francisco, a bunch of us gathered at Crissy Field
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!
10/10/10 Global Work Party
A day to celebrate climate solutions. Big turn out in Berkeley!