350 Sac Past Activities
On September 24, 2011, people came to San Francisco for Moving Planet "A Day to Move Beyond Fossil Fuels", sponsored by 350.org.
Photos/videos from September 24--Moving Planet--a day of climate action worldwide, organized by 350.org.
Moving Planet: Sacramento
The No Tar Sands Caravan--Capitol to Capitol got a warm send-off from members of 350 Sac as they headed off to Washington DC on August 20, 2011. The caravan traveled from Sacramento to Washington to urge President Obama to say NO to the Tar Sands/Keystone XL pipeline (for more information go to http://www.tarsandsaction.org/). This pipeline from Alberta, Canada, to Texas would endanger clean water in some of the biggest aquifers in the US, cause pollution from inevitable oil leaks, and release an unacceptable amount of carbon into the atmosphere. President Obama alone will decide whether to grant the permit. On November 10th, 2011, President Obama delayed the decision on the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline, sending the proposed pipeline project back to the State Department for a thorough re-review, "which most analysts are saying will effectively kill the project" (Bill McKibben). On January 18, 2012 the Obama Administration denied the permit for the Keystone XL pipeline.
*For more on tar sands: see KXL Pipeline page
"Hima Students Restoring the Garden of Eden" Dr. Michelle Stevens and three of her students [Tova Fleming, Monica Dean, and Brandon Thomson] discuss their exciting work on Mesopotamian marsh restoration. These students show how we can make a big difference by actions on what appear to be insurmountable environmental problems.
University Union, Valley Suite. 3:00-4:30 p.m.
"EARTH DAY in the QUAD" Free food, music and educational materials that promote sustainability in our community. Vendors such as Sac State’s own Recycling Committee will be collecting recyclable materials [clothing, e-waste, batteries], Dining Commons will be giving away free veggie sandwiches and J DUBZ will be spinning Reggae music! Come relax, play frisbee, do yoga in the grass, and network with local businesses.
Library Quad. 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
FREE CONCERT "Open Mic Poetry Event with Poet/Activist JARED PAUL" Jared Paul [Strange Famous Records] will be hosting and performing at this Open Mic Poetry Event.
University Union, Ballroom. 3:00-6:00 p.m.
"Whale Wars" Matt Kimura from the Animal Planet Series "Whale Wars" details his and the crew’s experiences on the "Sea Shepherd" as they went head-to-head with Japanese whale poachers in the Pacific Ocean.
University Union, Hinde Auditorium. 11:00 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
"10 Not-So-Simple Things You CAN'T Do to Save the Earth" Dr. Virginia Matzek lectures on misconceptions about what makes an environmentalist.
University Union, Orchard Suite. 12:00-12:45 p.m.
"Dirty Coal: The Toxic Addiction" Documentary Screening by [REAP] Renewable Energy Accountability Project. The film sponsored by REAP (Renewable Energy Accountability Project) calls on world leaders to focus on the dangers of coal burning power plants. The film features important interviews with actress and activist Daryl Hannah; author and energy policy expert S. David Freeman; and co-founder of the United Farm Workers Union Dolores Huerta.
University Union, Orchard Suite. 1:00-4:30 p.m.
EARTH DAY! Do something nice for the Earth!
"Biodiversity in the Mesopotamian Marshes and Northern Gulf" by visiting Iraqi scientist Dr. Nadir Salman from the Marine Science Center of Basrah, Iraq.
Location TBA. 3:00-5:00 p.m.
Earth Week is Sponsored by: The Environmental Studies Department. Recycling Committee. Associated Students Inc. Environmental Students Organization. ASI Green Team. Dining Commons."
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