In general the goal of the new Transportation Campaign is to achieve the State's goal of 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 (per SB32 passed this year), with a focus on the transportation sector of the economy and on the Bay Area.
Meeting: Sat. January 28, 2017, 10 AM - 12:30 PM
South Berkeley library/Tarea Hall Pittman branch
1901 Russell Street, at Martin Luther King, Jr. Way (one block from Ashby BART station)
We have not worked out a detailed agenda, but we are considering presentations on three key areas, all of which are needed to achieve the 40% reduction goal:
- Cleaner Vehicles--achieving both the now-threatened EPA goal of 54.5 mpg for all new cars by 2025, and State efforts to support electric vehicles. Cleaner trucks are also part of this.
- Reducing vehicle miles traveled by supporting public transit, walking, and biking, also known as Active Transportation. This is closely tied to plans to build virtually all new housing in the Bay Area in transit oriented Priority Development Area.
- Climate Initiatives--parking policies, carpool encouragement, new technology, clean vehicle rebates, and more.
The Active Transportation efforts and the Climate Initiatives efforts are under the jurisdiction of the Bay Area Metropolitan Transportation Commission (MTC), although the Bay Area Air Quality Management District (BAAQMD) is also playing an important supporting role (MTC and BAAQMD are located together at 375 Beale Street in San Francisco. Cleaner vehicle regulations are under the control of the California Air Resources Board (CARB).
We will try to accommodate people who want to phone in to the meeting (seeking tech support!)
Details on the agenda to follow.
Please RSVP if you plan to attend.WHENJanuary 28, 2017 at 10am· 23 rsvpsWHERESouth Berkeley Library/Tarea Hall Pittman branch
1901 Russell St
Berkeley, CA 94705
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"Stand Up For Science" Protest at the AGU Conference
350BA was covered in the "Stand Up For Science" Protest at the AGU Conference 12/13/2016 in San Francisco in an interview and pictures...
This clip includes a few seconds of 350BA Steering Committee member, Richard Gray. Unfortunately, also significant time on a climate denier at the AGU conference. Wow - false equivalency! Please send a message to Vic Lee (@vicleeabc7 #) and the station: Doubt? Controversy? Not according to science (like lead in drinking water).
KPIX CBS: Our sign shown and excellent coverage of the protest.
Articles (with 350BA in pictures):
Washington Post: Researchers reckon with the ‘Trumpocene’ at the world’s largest Earth science meeting .
350BA sign in the top pic of the Stand for Science Rally. A great article.
Yale Climate Connections: Pics
350 Bay Area's youth chapter is a completely youth-led group, taking action on climate change. This group meets on a regular basis to discuss how, as youth, we can use our voice to create effective change. The youth chapter comes up with integrative solutions to climate change to bring back to their homes, schools, and communities, as well as actions to implement Bay Area wide.
350 Bay Area's BAYCA, facebook page here, is a completely youth-led group, with the goal of taking action on climate change.
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BREAKING! We are running this ad this week for the People's Climate Rally on MSNBC in Oakland and San Francisco!
The is the first TV ad buy in the US by an all-volunteer climate group! See you at the Rally!