350 Sacramento: Local Action for a Global Movement
Want to get involved? Now is the time.
There have never been so many opportunities to make a difference. Find a project that excites you and join in. It takes all of us to build a strong climate/justice movement.
Strengthening our spirits
This is a crucial time in history. Climate change is upon us, our democracy is in grave danger, and the federal government is hell-bent on undoing all the environmental and social progress we’ve made over the last century. That’s the context for all our work.
At 350 Sacramento we are committed and passionate, but also recognize we’re in this for the long run so have to find ways to maintain this marathon. We try to make our activities social and fun, take care of ourselves and one another, laugh a lot, focus on gratitude, and take breaks when necessary. 350.org has compiled some wise lessons that can help us maintain our spirits. Another inspiring read: We Were Made for These Times, by Clarissa Pinkola Estes.
CLIMATE HAPPENINGS—a full calendar
February 12: Repair Cafe. Repairing provides the benefits of education, environmental stewardship, and self reliance. Repairing things with others can be fun. 221 G St, Ste 1337, Davis. Davis Makerspace
February 13: Sacramento NoDAPL Rally--tell CalPERS to divest from DAPL. 8:30am-noon, 400 P Street, Sacramento.
February 15 (DATE CHANGE!): 350 Sacramento General Meeting. Learn about what 350 Sacramento is doing, meet others, and share your ideas. 6:00 pm @909 12th St, Sierra Club Conference Room. All welcome. Laurie
February 16: Green Drinks. Conversation & cheer with other greenies. 5:30 pm @Kupros, 1217 21st St, Sacramento. Ilonka
February 21: Fundraising (Resource) Committee: Join us to help grow 350 Sacramento. Contact JoAnn
February 23: NAFTA Town Hall. Advocating for changes in NAFTA that uplift workers and protect our air and water. 5–7 pm @Sacramento Central Labor Council, 2840 El Centro Rd, Suite 111, Sacramento. Hosted by the CA Trade Justice Coalition
March 8: Transition Streets. All about food—community gardens and other local sources. Guest speaker: Robin Kristufek. 7:00-8:30 pm @Colonial Heights Library, Stockton Blvd & 21st Ave. Richard
March 19: Climate Change and Hope in Sacramento: Housing in a Changing World. First of 4 programs on local climate solutions. Join the Sacramento Public Library and 350 Sacramento to see how Sacramento can respond to create a positive future. 1 pm @Central Library. Laurie
March 25: Ode to Earth II. Performing arts, wine, and great company. Details to come. Ilonka
April 23: Earth Day. 11–5 @Southside Park.
April 29: People’s Climate March. Local action TBD. email@example.com
May 6 or 13? Town Hall for Climate Change. Watch this space for details. Help plan—see Feb 7. Laurie
Wednesdays at noon, The Climate Report with host Dale Steele on KUBU 96.5 FM or accesssacramento.org.
Town Hall planning starts on Feb 7… join us!
On Tuesday, February 7, we will begin planning the 2017 Town Hall, tentatively scheduled for May 6 or 13. The focus will be on making Sacramento a leader in the race to carbon zero. Alex Steffen, author of Carbon Zero: Imagining Cities that Can Save the Planet, will be the keynote. If you would like to help put thi event together, come to the planning meeting on February 7, 6:30 pm, at 3651 E. Curtis Dr. Laurie
Yes, your phone calls do make a difference. We have a whole cabinet of planet-destroying men to defeat, health care to save, pipelines to stop… Just keep phoning!
• Capitol Switchboard: 202-224-3121
• Kamala Harris 202-224-3553
• Dianne Feinstein 202-224-3841 or SF office 415-393-0707
An end-of-year appeal
We live in extraordinary times. Just as the planet is approaching the red zone of 2° warming where dangerous climate change could be locked in for millennia, the US has elected a President who vows to bring back the Keystone pipeline, pull out of the Paris Climate Agreement, overturn the Clean Air Plan, and drill baby drill. What can you and I do? …
…read the rest of the letter and find out why you should donate to 350 Sacramento
Report on November 15 Demonstration in Support of Standing Rock
15 NOV 2016: Dakota Access Pipeline, Sacto. event:
From The Sacramento Bee: Hundreds protest in downtown Sacramento against Dakota oil pipeline, Bill Lindelof and Jessica Hice.
From Fox 40 News: Hundreds Protest Dakota Access Pipeline in Downtown Sacramento, Ali Wolf.
The best medicine for depression and anxiety is to become part of the solution. There is much to do and you’ll feel better working with people who care. Find your niche and get busy.
Thank you to all who have already stepped up to support 350 Sacramento and allied organizations, as well as those who have taken to the streets in protest. It will take all of us to get through this dark time.
350.org: The Fight Ahead: a strategy session with leaders across movements—With Trump as president-elect, there is no denying the fact that our job fighting for justice of all kinds is harder now. To continue toward justice, we must hold onto hope…and our movements must join together like never before.
Joint Statement from California Legislative Leaders—thank you to the CA Legislature for these words.
Naomi Klein’s Sydney Peace Prize Lecture—poor video, excellent message.
Sunday, October 30, 2016: Years of Living Dangerously Season 2 Premiere.
Second season of Years of Living Dangerously premiers on National Geographic Channel on Oct. 30.
See also TV, Video & Animated Shorts page.
How do we UN-RIG the economy…and reduce our carbon at the same time?
maximum wage 3x the minimum • universal basic income • carbon tax • 20-hour work week • abolish interest • free college tuition • stop corporate welfare • create green jobs • subsidize local organic farms and walkable cities • cut military budget • worker-owned cooperative businesses • local currencies • time exchange groups • fix-it clinics • green energy projects
We are planning a series of speakers, panels, films, and workshops in 2017 to explore ideas on how to bring about income equality as we transition to a just and green economy. If you are interested in helping with this series of educational events, please contact JoAnn or Robin.
See also Green & Just Economies workgroup page.
Report from LA: Sacramento activists join the proud global movement to Break Free
Nine local activists representing 350 Sacramento attended the Break Free from Fossil Fuels action in LA. The event focused on the blatant oil drilling occurring throughout the area. The action made quite an impact, especially the incredibly powerful art present at the rally.
There were massive puppets of Bernie Sanders, Jerry Brown, and others alongside beautiful banners and posters. The large oil trains poster made by our own Brian Shobe, carried by Brandon Martinez, was a great hit at the rally and even attracted the attention of Bill McKibben himself!
While this was a smaller turnout than last year's March Against Fracking in Oakland, overall, it was another successful action in the midst of the serious impacts of climate change. We are proud, as always, to stand with the activists of LA and other communities across California.
Town Hall Workgroups…
The Town Hall on Climate Change: Creating Our Future (November 14, 2015) culminated in 5 workgroups. The creative ideas that came from these groups were stunning. This is the beginning of an ongoing effort to create an equitable, sustainable, resilient, and livable Sacramento!
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350 Sacramento is a local grassroots organization working to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and engage Sacramento area residents and groups in building a global climate movement.
What is 350?
350ppm is considered the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. In 2013 we reached 400 ppm and continue to climb; we are currently around 408 ppm. We need to stop greenhouse gas emissions and get below 350 as quickly as possible.
The Climate Report every Wednesday @noon on KUBU 96.5 FM or listen online.
Old shows are archived. Dale
February 12 (Sun.): Repair Cafe. Repairing provides the benefits of education, environmental stewardship, and self reliance. Repairing things with others can be fun. 221 G St, Ste 1337, Davis. Davis Makerspace
February 13 (Mon.): Sacramento NoDAPL Rally--tell CalPERS to divest from DAPL. 8:30am-noon; 8:30am, gather at Crocker Park 3rd and O Street, Sacramento.
See also DAPL pipeline page and Fossil Fuel Divestment page.
February 15 (Wed.) (NOTE DATE CHANGE!): 350 Sacramento General Meeting. Learn about what 350 Sacramento is doing, meet others, and share your ideas. 6:00 pm @909 12th St, Sierra Club Conference Room. All are welcome. Laurie
February 21 (Tues.): Fundraising (Resource) Committee: Join us to help grow 350 Sacramento. Contact JoAnn for details.
February 23 (Thurs.): NAFTA Town Hall. Advocating for changes in NAFTA that uplift workers and protect our air and water. 5–7 pm @Sacramento Central Labor Council, 2840 El Centro Rd, Suite 111, Sacramento. Hosted by the CA Trade Justice Coalition
March 8 (Wed.): Transition Streets. All about food—community gardens and other local sources. Guest speaker: Robin Kristufek. 7:00-8:30 pm @Colonial Heights Library, Stockton Blvd & 21st Ave. Richard See also Model Sac workgroup page.
March 19 (Sun.): Climate Change and Hope in Sacramento: Housing in a Changing World. First of 4 programs on local climate solutions. Join the Sacramento Public Library and 350 Sacramento to see how Sacramento can respond to create a positive future. 1 pm @Central Library. Laurie
March 25 (Sat.): Ode to Earth II. Save the date. Ilonka
April 23 (Sun.): Earth Day. 11–5 @Southside Park.
May 6 or 13? (Sat.) Town Hall for Climate Change. Watch this space as we determine the details. Want to help plan? See Feb 7. Laurie
Looking for a home
350 Sacramento is moving to the next level! We’re looking for an inexpensive office space as part of our strategic plan to scale up and become even more effective in our work to combat climate change. If you know of such a space, please let us know.
What do you bring to the fight against climate change?
Your skills, passions, and experiences can help solve the climate crisis. Join us! Plug in to one of 350 Sacramento’s current projects, help plan an event, make phone calls, join the fundraising committee, share your expertise, donate money, or ????. Wish list: office space, volunteer coordinator, database experience, you! Contact us.
Volunteer wish list
Looking for someone who enjoys scrapbooking to create a 350 Sacramento album. Also looking for database wonks and fundraising committee members. We need your skills, interests, talents, and experience to help solve the climate crisis.
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through FaceBook, Twitter, and our website. Also, listen to The Climate Report radio show, every Wednesday at noon on KUBU 96.5 FM or online.
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