350 Sacramento: A Local Response to a Global Emergency
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Hack for Sac
Join Code for Sacramento and Greenwise Joint Venture for “Hack for Sac,” an event affiliated with the National Day of Civic Hacking organized by the White House to bring together citizens, software developers, and entrepreneurs to collaboratively create, build, and invent new solutions to solve challenges relevant to our neighborhoods and our cities.
Build a solution that encourages local residents and visitors to purchase food grown in the Sacramento region. For example, approaches might deliver a smartphone app for buying food from local farmers and ranchers, or perhaps an online game for eating at restaurants using locally sourced ingredients. All deliciously creative ideas are welcome!
Hack for Sac
6:30 p.m., Friday, May 31 to 8 p.m., Saturday, June 1
Hacker Lab, 1715 I Street, Sacramento (Map)
View the schedule and register at http://hackforsac.eventbrite.com
Breakfast and lunch provided on June 1.
Note: Participants can take breaks, go home to sleep, and participate for as long as you able! Come and go as you please.
The team who creates the best solution to encourage people to purchase food grown in the Sacramento area will receive recognition from Greenwise Joint Venture, the Sacramento Convention & Visitors Bureau and the Office of Mayor Kevin Johnson.
We need non-technically savvy people from around the community--especially those with a passion for the Sacramento area--to provide insight into our region’s most pressing challenges. Arrive with friends or alone--we can match individuals to teams.
Fossil Free: Divest From Fossil Fuels
A campaign to divest from fossil fuels and protect our future-- gofossilfree.org
Students and alumni can get involved with the divestment campaign at your college or university. Local campaigns:
In Rolling Stone: The Case for Fossil-Fuel Divestment: On the road with the new generation of college activists fighting for the environment, by Bill McKibben, 22 Feb 2013. In Climate Progress: McKibben Must-Read: The Case For Fossil-Fuel Divestment, Joe Romm, 26 Feb 2013.
350 Sacramento is an organization that supports local initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and works to engage Sacramento area citizens and local community groups in helping to build a global climate movement.
What is 350?
350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure carbon dioxide in “parts per million” (ppm), so 350 ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change. We are currently at about 390 ppm and climbing.