350 Sac Past Activities
Dec 25--The Climate Report, 5pm, KUBU 96.5 FM or podcast through accesssacramento.org at that time. Guest: Lynne Nittler.
Dec 18--The Climate Report, 5pm, KUBU 96.5 FM or podcast through accesssacramento.org at that time.
Dec 11--The Climate Report, 5pm, KUBU 96.5 FM or podcast through accesssacramento.org at that time.
Dec 9--350 Sacramento meeting, 7-9 pm.
Dec 4--The Climate Report, 5pm, KUBU 96.5 FM or podcast through accesssacramento.org at that time.
Nov 24--deadline to respond to the EIR with letters, Phillips 66 Santa Maria Refinery Rail Spur. See Yolano Climate Action. See also Blog and Oil Trains page.
Please see below for a downloadable template regarding a comment letter which you can use to send in comments on the proposed refinery expansion in Santa Maria--note that this is separate from the Benicia proposal, but would also result in a large increase in oil being transported through Sacramento and California by rail.
Please note that the deadline for comments is Monday, November 24 at 4:30 pm. You can pick and choose from the attached materials and, of course, reword it to fit your own style and preferences.
Please take a few minutes over the weekend to compose a comment--the email and details are in the attached template.
Thanks to Lynne Nittler of Yolano Climate Action for preparing the materials!
The Climate Report: Nov 20--The Climate Report, KUBU on 96.5 FM. 350 Sacramento's new radio show will air every Thursday at 5 pm. Nov 20, show producer Stephen Saffold will interview Laurie Litman about 350 Sacramento.
Mapping Power Structures and Climate Policy in Sacramento area: Who is making the key decisions and how can we influence the process?
Erik De Kok, Former City of Sacramento Climate Planner
Wednesday, November 19, 7 pm
Southside Park Co-Housing
Enter between 412 & 440 T street, Sacramento
Meeting Room is at center of Cooperative.
Who is making the key decisions on climate policy and how can we influence the process? Eric DeKok, climate planner, will help us understand climate policy in Sacramento on Wednesday, Nov 19 at 7 pm at the Southside Park Cohousing Common Room, 400 block of T St. Join us at this workshop to learn how Sacramento works and how we can be most effective. Contact Chris Brown, firstname.lastname@example.org; 916-391-1436.
Nov 13--The Climate Report, KUBU on 96.5 FM, will go live at 5pm! 350 Sacramento's new radio show will air every Thursday at 5 pm. Nov 13, show producer Stephen Saffold will interview Erik De Kok, climate planner (Erik will present a workshop on Nov 19--see below). Next week, Nov 20, will be an interview with Laurie Litman about 350 Sacramento.
Climate Action Plan: Unveiled!! Our Action Plan from the Town Hall on Climate Change is ready to be put into action. Look through the document below and pick an item (or several) that you are interested in. 350 Sacramento can help you find others to work with or steer you to organizations already working on the issue. See also the Climate Action Plan page.
The Climate Report: Tune in to the new 350 Sacramento weekly radio show every Thursday at 5 pm on KUBU 96.5. Right now the show broadcasts at http://www.accesssacramento.org. Starting in mid-November, it will go live through Access Sacramento's new low-power station. This Thursday we will rebroadcast Climate One Radio's interview with George Marshall, author of Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains are Wired to Ignore Climate Change. We are very excited about this new opportunity for media outreach. Many thanks to Steve Saffold, show producer! If you are interested in joining the production team, please email us at email@example.com.
Dec 1-20--Lima Climate Change Conference, Lima, Peru; convened by the United Nations.
Dec 14--Art Build for the March for Real Climate Leadership (March occurs on Feb. 7, 2015). 11am-2pm. Greenpeace Warehouse, 955 7th St., Oakland, CA--a 7 minute walk from the West Oakland BART.
Dec 11--SFSU Fossil Free Demonstration, 2:30-3:00pm. Stephen Hills Conference Center, San Francisco State University, 1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA.
Dec 10--RE: Solar: Community Reception at Civic Center Galleria, 5:30-7:00pm. Hosted by the City of West Sacramento and GRID Alternatives. Civic Center Galleria, 1110 West Capitol Avenue. Reception takes place at 5:30pm followed by a presentation at 6pm. Application assistance will be available after the presentation. For questions or to RSVP contact GRID Alternatives at 530-217-6116 or at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Dec 10--Global Divestment Day Web Workshop 1: Planning for Action, 5:30pm PT (Global Divestment Day, Feb 13 & 14)
Dec 6--Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby, Special Regional Holiday Meeting, 10am-1pm. Cafe Bernardo at R15. (corner of 15th and R Streets in midtown Sacramento). "Instead of our regular meeting at Total Wine and More, we will get together with other chapters in our region to listen to the National Conference Call, do some local and regional CCL business, and have lunch together with holiday desserts."
Dec 3--Ride & Drive Electric Vehicles at ARC, 11am-2pm. American River College, Student Center, 4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento. If you are interested in learning about alternative vehicle options, American River College is hosting a ride and drive event for you to get behind the wheel and learn about all the misconceptions about EV's and NGV's.
Dec 3--Having Faith in Divestment Web Workshop, 5:30 pm PT. The panel will include two members of the faith divestment movement: Rev. Fletcher Harper and Jay Carmona. GoFossilFree.org/ 350.org. To register: http://act.350.org/signup/webinars_faith
Nov 15--Fire and Water: How a Warming World is Changing CA Weather 2-4 pm. Gold River.
Sacramento State Aquatic Center, 1901 Hazel Avenue, Gold River, CA 95670. Off Hazel Avenue, turn east on Nimbus Flat Road Gold Country Blvd. on west). Free parking on right. Go to Sacramento CCL website for details
Nov 5--Fire and Water: How a Warming World is Changing CA Weather 7-9 pm. Rancho Murieta
Oct 13-16--Climate Action Forum at San Francisco State University. Oct 16th, 2:00pm Bill McKibben will speak at the Forum, followed by Student Activist Organizing Sessions.
Oct 15--Care For Creation Conference. 5:30-7:30 pm, Congregation Beth Shalom, 4746 El Camino Ave., Carmichael. Sponsored by Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento. Speakers: Jon Fish, Rob Beggs, Christine Bailey, Rabbi Nancy Wechsler-Azen. See also Faith Community page.
Oct 13-- Yasunidos' resistance to oil drilling in Amazon, a talk by Yasunidos, a broad youth coalition, on the struggle to protect Ecuador's Yasuni National Park in the Amazon from oil drilling. Two event times: 11am-1:30pm: California State University, Sacramento: University Union, Redwood Room, 6000 J Street, Sacramento; 6-9pm: Sol Collective, Arts and Cultural Center, 2574 21st St., Sacramento.
Cool Davis Festival 2014
8am-1pm on Saturday October 11th 2014 in Central Park, Davis
Oct 11--SACOG's Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy Public Workshops, 10am-1pm and 4-8pm at the MARRS Building Midtown. http://www.sacog.org/mtpscs/
Oct 11--3rd Annual Global Frackdown, 12-3pm, Oakland, CA.
Oct 10--Joyful Living Without Electricity or Owning a Car, 7pm, Peace Action, 909 12th St., Sacramento. A presentation by Kyle Isacksen of Be The Change Project (Reno).
Oct 9--Carbon Fee and Dividend luncheon sponsored by REMI,
11:00-1:00 pm. Learn about the economic modeling study of the CCL climate solution. Register in advance online with REMI,
Oct 9--SACOG's Metropolitan Transportation Plan/Sustainable Communities Strategy Public Workshop, 11 a.m.–7 p.m. at American River College. http://www.sacog.org/mtpscs/
Oct 6--Becoming California: Environmental Change on America's Western Edge, Sacramento premiere of the California Environmental Legacy Project's two-hour documentary on KVIE (Channel 6), 10pm. Narrated by Jane Fonda, original music by Pat Metheny.
• DAVIS: People's Climate Action Day in Davis will be from 11:30 - 2:30 in Central Park at the Farmer's Market Pavilion. http://www.cooldavis.org/2014/09/12/peoples-climate-action-day-in-central-park/#more-4138 (See also below right)
• OAKLAND: The main Northern California Event is the Oakland Rally from 2–5 pm at the Lake
Merritt Amphitheater (close to the Lake Merritt BART station.) http://bayareasept21-350bayarea.nationbuilder.com/
"This is it. This Sunday is our chance, the Climate Movement's best shot to mobilize thousands in the Bay Area . . . This Rally is so important, 350 Bay Area has made a historic step of buying TV time. See our ad airing on MSNBC this week in Oakland and San Francisco. This is the first time in the US that an all-volunteer group has used TV to advocate strictly for the Climate."-350 Bay Area. (See also below)
• NEW YORK--several people from Sacramento are going to the mother march in NYC. If you are one of them, contact Martha Turner, email@example.com, to possibly get together in NY. http://peoplesclimate.org/march/
21 SEPT 2014: People's Climate March:
From The Huffington Post: Hundreds Of Thousands Turn Out For People's Climate March In New York City, Nick Visser.
21 SEPT 2014:
From Climate Progress: More Than 310,000 People Descend On New York To March For Climate Action, Ari Phillips.
21 SEPT 2014:
From The Sacramento Bee: Ed Begley Jr.: People's Climate March will speak loudly to world leaders, Ed Begley Jr., environmentalist, actor and producer.
19 SEPT 2014:
From Huffington Post: Making the Great Climate March Last More Than Just One Day, Mark Reynolds, executive director, Citizens Climate Lobby.
8 SEPT 2014:
From Climate Progress: Everything You Need To Know To Attend The Biggest Climate March In History, Ari Phillips.
The People's Climate Train is traveling from the Bay Area to New York City, picking up people for the march all along the way. It's a 4-day party/organizing ride. The Climate Train will come through Sacramento at 11:09 am (scheduled time) on Sept 15, and a second one on Sept 16. Come out to the Amtrak station to cheer them on their way--bring signs. http://peoplesclimatetrain.weebly.com/
Oil Trains—Increasing numbers of dangerous oil trains will go through Sacramento unless we can stop them. Currently, efforts are focused on the Valero Crude-by-Rail Proposal which would send two 50-car oil trains through Sacramento each day in each direction. The fatally flawed Draft Environmental Impact Report (DEIR) needs your comments by September 15. We will be submitting a letter from 350 Sacramento and urge all organizations and individuals to write their own--we are all in danger from these trains. Only points that are brought up in the comment letters can be addressed later in lawsuits.
Thank you to everyone who came out to hear George Marshall last night. He gave us lots of food for thought on why people avoid thinking about climate change and how we can better communicate that topic. Read his excellent book, Don't Even Think About It: Why Our Brains Are Wired to Avoid Climate Change.
on Sept. 12--
We know climate change is real, it's happening, and it's already changing our world. So why aren't we responding with the urgency we would a fire or other immediate danger? Why are our brains wired to ignore climate change?
George Marshall will speak on this conundrum on Friday night, Sept 12, at 7 pm. Using engaging stories and his own research, he will talk about those qualities that make us human and how we can rethink and re-imagine climate change to build a sustainable civilization. His presentation will be fascinating and relevant to anyone who wants to learn how the human brain works and what motivates us to action. This talk is an antidote to hopelessness and despair over climate change, the ultimate challenge to us as human beings.
Date: Friday, Sept 12
Time: 7 pm
Location: Goethe Hall, next to St. John's Lutheran Church on L St between 17th & 18th
Cost: No charge; donation requested
Sponsors: 350 Sacramento, Lutheran Office of Public Policy–CA, Therapists for Social Responsibility, Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby, Physicians for Social Responsibility/Sacramento, Earth Advocates of Spiritual Life Center, California Interfaith Power & Light
Books: Avid Reader will be selling Don't Even Think About It for $27; George Marshall is happy to sign your books
Information: firstname.lastname@example.org or 916-284-1627
Please help us by sharing this information with your network: send to your contact lists, post on Facebook, Tweet, and come out to hear George Marshall with your friends and family.
See also 350 Sac Book Club page.
Sept 9--350 Sac Planning Meeting
Disruption Movie Screening on Sunday, Sept. 7 -- 6:30 PM at the California State Grange Conference Room, 3830 U Street, just east of Stockton Blvd., Sacramento. Hosted by 350 Sacramento and SVS Grange No. 850—a member org of ECOS. We'll get together to watch the new movie "Disruption" --an inspiring hour-long documentary about climate change—the science, the politics, and the movement--and have a discussion about what we can all do to fight climate change. Join us! Movie starts streaming at 7:00 pm so be sure to be on time. See the trailer and RSVP at http://act.350.org/event/disruption_attend/8395.
Oil Train Response: Valero Crude-By-Rail Project cont.
Oct 4--Citizens Climate Lobby Sacramento Chapter monthly meeting and national conference call.
Oct 3--25th Annual Envisioning California Conference, "Moving On: Transforming Transportation in California", Sacramento Public Library, Tsakopoulos Galleria. Sponsored by the Center for California Studies, CSUS.
Sept 23--UN Climate Summit 2014: Catalyzing Action, hosted by U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-Moon
SUNDAY, SEPT 21!
Oil Train Response: Valero Crude-By-Rail Project
Town Hall Update—The final draft of the Town Hall Climate Action Plan is out for comments and commitments to those who participated in the Town Hall in May. Please send your comments/edits/ideas by August 22. The next step is to finalize the document and start implementing the action items. There will be lots to do, something for everyone.
[The Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change was held on May 17, 2014]
August 27--Presentation - Fire and Water: How the California drought is related to global warming and the bipartisan solution proposed by Citizens Climate Lobby.
August 26--Designing Healthy Communities: Creating a Sustainable & Livable Sacramento Region, speaker: Richard J. Jackson, MD.
August 25--Brown Bag Seminar: Climate, Drought, and Change. Presentation by Michael Anderson, State Climatologist, Dept. of Water Resources. Sacramento.
August 24-28--Climate Hike, Glacier National Park, Montana.
August 24--Intro to Citizens' Climate Lobby and how the Interfaith Community can help, Sacramento
August 21--Public Workshop on Valero Crude-By-Rail DEIR Letters, Davis, CA.
August 19-20--2014 California Adaptation Forum. The Local Government Commission & State of California organized the 1st Climate Adaptation Forum in the state capital.
August 13--Oil Train public meeting, Rail Ad Hoc Committee, SACOG (Sacramento Area Council of Governments), Sacramento.
August 14--OFA (Organizing for Action) Press Conference and Rally, Oakland, CA.
August 14--Planning Commission hearing, Benicia, re: Valero Crude-By-Rail Project, Benicia.
August 7--Sacramento Community Forum on the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) Trade Agreement. SEIU Local 1000 Office.
Town Hall on TV! -- July 13-29
The Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change, held on May 17, was videotaped by Access Sacramento, edited, and here is the schedule for viewing. Watch it on Comcast/Surewest Channel 17 and AT&T U-Verse Channel 99. If you don't have those channels, it can also be viewed online at www.accesssacramento.org.
The Internet stream is not video on demand so you can only watch it at the times listed below.
Sunday, July 13th @ 5:00pm
Monday, July 14th @ 9:00am
Tuesday, July 15th @ 1:00am
Saturday, July 19th @ 10:30pm
Sunday, July 20th @ 2:30pm
Monday, July 21st @ 6:30am
Sunday, July 27th @ 10:00pm
Monday, July 28th @ 2:00pm
Tuesday, July 29th @ 6:00am
Feel free to share this schedule with your friends! Or, better still, have a Town Hall watching party. A great big thank you to Richard Langley, Gary Martin, JoAnn Fuller, and the great crew from Access Sacramento that did all the work.
Town Hall Update
We're almost finished with the task of refining and finalizing the Action Plan. Then the fun begins: we'll start implementing the actions.
Volunteers needed for Solar Cooking Festival--With the Solar Cooking Festival fast approaching on July 19 (10–3 at William Land Park), we need volunteers. There is a variety of volunteer tasks available, and shifts are two hours. Help educate the Sacramento community about solar cooking. Contact Svetlana at email@example.com .
*Cooking with the power of the sun, The Sacramento Bee, 7/16/2014, Rachel Reddick
July 17--Action Plan meeting re: Town Hall, 7pm.
July 30--CCL Sacramento Letter to Member of Congress Campaign, "Build political will for climate action. Join us at the Coffee Garden outdoor patio or write your letter from home - visit our website for letter template, target date, & more info"
July 29-31--public hearings by EPA regarding Clean Power Plan (historic limits on carbon pollution by power plants). For social media action, see Sierra Club.
July 25--The Soil Will Save Us, Author Kristin Ohlson will read/sign her new book, THE SOIL WILL SAVE US: How Scientists, Farmers, and Foodies are Healing the Soil to Save the Planet. Join her on a local Urban Soil-Cycle Walking Tour. At the Sun & Soil Juice Company, Sacramento.
July 25--Building the Movement Against Fracking, Dr. Sandra Steingraber, First Congregational Church of Berkeley.
July 21--Public Hearing #3: Speak Out Against Fracking--re: the revised regulations on fracking in Sacramento, California Natural Resources Agency Auditorium, Sacto. [Note public comment period regarding EIR ends July 28.] Stop Fracking California State, FB page.
July 19--Solar Cooking Festival sponsored by Solar Cookers International. Land Park. *Cooking with the power of the sun, The Sacramento Bee, 7/16/14, R Reddick.
July 18--Responding to Drought: New Solutions for Sustainable Cities, hosted by Sacramento Tree Foundation and the Governor's Office of Planning and Research. West Sacramento Community Center. 3 Presenters, including Andy Lipkis, Tree People founder (LA).
July 17--Sacramento Sustainability Forum 2.0/ Smart Fuel, 5:00-8:30pm, Clunie Community Center, McKinley Park.
July 10--Climate Change Adaptation meeting at Little Hoover Commission, Sacto.
July 12--Citizens Climate Lobby Sacramento Chapter monthly meeting and national conference call
Oil train protests on July 8 & 9
On Wednesday, July 9, 350 Sacramento organized a protest in commemoration of the tragedy in Lac-Megantic, Quebec, when an oil train derailed and exploded, killing 47 people and destroying a large part of the downtown. These oil trains are coming through Sacramento. In a few years, if we don't stop them, there are expected to be six to eight 100-car trains coming through town each day! In addition to the extreme danger in case of explosion or spill, these fossil fuels are exacerbating climate change. We say, “keep it in the ground!"
The program was held in front of the Federal Railroad Administration building, and included short presentations by Laurie Litman, 350 Sac; Lynne Nittler, Yolano Climate Action; and Assemblyman Roger Dickinson, who has a bill to improve oil train transparency and safety. There was an excellent media presence and we know about coverage of the event in the Sac Bee, Merced Sun-Star, Capital Public Radio, Fox News 40, KTXL, KTVU, KCRW, KGET, KION, KOVR, KXJZ-FM, and KMAX. A SF Chronicle reporter tweeted the event. Wow! [See links to all media coverage on Oil Trains page] 350 Sac signed on to the letter below [pdf] from NRDC to the California Energy Commission with suggestions on what California can do to improve rail safety. These suggestions go beyond what the state is currently considering.
The Draft EIR on expanding the Valero Rail Terminal in Benicia is now available and the public review period was extended to September 15. It's very important to get public comments on record to help stop these trains; please consider writing one. We may organize a workshop about how to respond to the DEIR--let us know if you would be interested. For more information go to http://yolanoclimateaction.
Local Events--Sacto & Davis:
July 8--Oil Train Protest, 4-7 pm, Davis Amtrak Station.
July 8--Crude-by-rail EIR Response Workshop, 7-9 pm, The Blanchard Room at the Davis Branch Library.
July 9--Oil Train Protest, 12 noon-1pm, Federal Railroad Administration building at 8th & I St.
July 9--Oil Train Protest, 4-7 pm, Davis Amtrak Station.
July 6-13--Oil by Rail Week of Action "This July 6th - 13th, rise with Lac-Megantic, Quebec, to send the message: Keep the Oil Off the Rails and In the Ground! Coming from residents in Lac-Megantic, this call to action is echoed by grassroots activists across North America along with ForestEthics, 350.org, Oil Change International and the Sierra Club."
Oil trains through Davis (the same train came through Sacramento first). When these trains explode they can have 900 foot fireballs--that's greater than three football fields. Photos by Richard McAdam.
June 26--350 Sacramento planning meeting, 7pm.
June 9--Town Hall Public Action Plan meeting, 7-9pm, hosted by 350 Sacramento. See also Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change website.
June 26--Sac CCL Letter to Member of Congress Campaign
June 28--Fracktivist training, Environment California.
June 19--Joint Oversight Hearing on Crude Oil by Rail at State Capitol Building
June 21--Sacramento Solar Energy Day of Action (Climate Change--Action Event), Sacto.
June 23--All day, Flood Congress with Calls, Citizens Climate Lobby event.
June 23--Sacramento Hearing on AB2145 (Climate Change--Action Event), State Capitol.
Wednesday, June 18--Sacramento Sustainability Forum 2.0: Shared Vision. Sacramento Sustainability Forum is back and will hold its first event on Wednesday from 6–9 pm at Clunie Center. This month's sustainability topic focuses on a Shared Vision for creating a sustainable Sacramento. 350 Sacramento will have a table at the event.
June 17--Lake Tahoe and the World Water Crisis, with Dr. Charles Goldman
June 18--San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS) Info Session regarding fossil fuel divestment.
June 18--Public Workshop Responding to Draft Environmental Impact Report regarding Crude-by-Rail Trains through Davis, 7-9pm, Fellowship Hall of Davis Community Church, 421 D Street, Davis.
June 11--Day of Dialogue: XII--Our Theme For This Night: "Climate", an interfaith climate conversation sponsored by The Interfaith Council of Greater Sacramento. 6pm; Hosted by: Center for Spiritual Awareness, 1275 Starboard Drive, West Sacramento. See also Faith Community page.
Sacramento's 1st Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change, Saturday, May 17
The Town Hall on Climate Change, held on May 17, was a successful, high-energy event that will "up the game" on addressing climate change in our community. We recently held the first meeting to refine and prioritize the many action items that came out of the Town Hall, with a second meeting to be held on July 1. The final Action Plan will help guide our local action on climate change and be presented to decision-makers in the region. Get involved with this exciting project by signing on to help implement those actions that most interest you. Details coming soon.
Town Hall website: http://sactownhallmeeting.wordpress.com
REGISTER NOW for the Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change!
This is your chance to take part in a historic gathering to share ideas and search for concrete actions to the climate crisis. This is an unparalleled opportunity to be part of the solution.
Register and pay at the door ($10-20 sliding scale donation; 18 and under free; no one turned away for lack of funds). Registration is necessary so we can send you information prior to the event.
Date: Saturday, May 17
Time: Doors open at 8:30 am; after-party from 4–5:30 pm
Location: The Met, a LEED-certified building; 810 V St
• Mark Hertsgaard, author of HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth will be the keynote
• Erik de Kok will bring it home to Sacramento
• Kat Maudru, radio personality, will MC
• Public comments
• Elected officials
• Working groups to develop feasible, effective actions
• Valet bike parking
• People-powered PA system
• Food & refreshments
• More than 2 dozen endorsing organizations
• After-party with live band Evil Olive & The Martinis
More Details: http://sactownhallmeeting.wordpress.com
*ON CPR'S INSIGHT: Climate Change Town Hall discussed on Capital Public Radio's Insight, May 15 program, with Beth Ruyak: "Joining us to talk more about the town hall meeting is Erik de Kok, principal planner for the Sacramento Climate Action Plan and Mark Hertsgaard, author of "HOT: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth. Both will be at the town hall meeting Saturday."
Tuesday, May 13--Book Group: Read and come discuss Mark Hertsgaard's book, HOT: Living Through the Next 50 Years on Earth, "which describes how his young daughter and the rest of Generation Hot can cope with the massive climate impacts that are now inevitable. Packed with eyewitness reporting on existing solutions for 'avoiding the unmanageable and managing the unavoidable,' HOT shows how we all must think--and act--differently now in the fight against climate change." Tuesday, May 13 at 6:30, meet at the back patio of Weatherstone's, 21st St between H & I. (See also Books page.)
May is Bike Month: Sign up at http://www.mayisbikemonth.com/, choose your own goal for the month, and ride! Join our 350 Sacramento team; we'll schedule a few group rides just for fun. May Is Bike Month provides motivation to leave your car at home.
May 17-20--Climate Ride from San Francisco to Sacramento. 350 Sac team will have a team on the ride--join us! Lots of fun, good company, raise money for climate change organizations. Climate Ride will arrive in Sacramento on Tuesday, May 20.
May 19--Appropriations Committee Hearing on SB1132, 10am, John L. Burton Hearing Room (4203), State Capitol.
May 21--Letter to Member of Congress Campaign kickoff, Citizens Climate Lobby Sacramento Chapter, 6-8 pm.
May 21--350 Sacramento planning meeting, 7pm.
June 7--Citizens Climate Lobby Sacramento Chapter monthly meeting and national conference call, 9:45-11:30 am
May 1-31--May is Bike Month; join the 350 Sacramento team and bike your heart out. We have a good time and rack up carbon-free miles for fun and errands.
May 3--Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby monthly meeting and national conference call, 9:45-11:30 am
May 8--Bike Fest celebration of May is Bike Month, 11am-1pm.
May 9-11--350 Bay Area Climate Conference: Dirty Energy/ Clean Solutions. Featuring Stanford Professor Mark Jacobson and the Solutions Project.
May 10-- 4th Annual Gardens Gone Native. Sponsored by the Sacramento Valley Chapter of the California Native Plant Society. See also Garden Network page.
Earth Day Events
April 5--Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby monthly meeting and national conference call, 9:45-11:30 am; CCL Workshop - Become a Citizen Climate Lobbyist, 1:00-3:30 pm; please rsvp. Total Wine and More, 2121 Arden Way
April 5--Earth Fest at the Zoo, 9am-4pm.
April 8-9--Green California Summit, Sacramento Convention Center. Great way to hear about green technology. Event is free, but RSVP is required.
April 9--350 Sac planning meeting, 7pm.
April 10--"What does Faith have to do with Floods, Farms, Fins, and Feathers?", presentation by Larry Rasmussen, author of Earth-Honoring Faith.
April 13--Years of Living Dangerously, first of new eight-part documentary television series on the climate crisis on Showtime, produced by James Cameron. The first episode is being streamed for free on YouTube.
April 17--Sac State Earth Day, 10-3, Library Quad. Also: Sac State Sustainability's Facebook page.
April 19--Sacramento's 45th Annual Earth Day sponsored by ECOS, 11am-4pm, Southside Park.
April 19--San Francisco Earth Day Action Parade and Rally, 11:30-1:30pm.
April 23--American River College Earth Day
April 25--Sacramento Wild and Scenic Film Festival on Tour at the Crest Theater.
April 27--Reject and Protect March in Washington DC regarding Keystone XL pipeline.
March 7--Final Public Comment Period ENDS for Keystone XL Pipeline.
March 8--Faith in Action: A Climate Change Forum, 1:00-3:30 pm, Hagan Community Center, 2197 Chase Drive, Rancho Cordova, CA. Hosted by Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby.
March 12--350 Sac planning meeting, 7pm.
March 15--Don't Frack California Rally at the Capitol, Sacramento, noon. Sponsored by Californians Against Fracking and 350.org . See also Fracking page.
March 30--2nd Annual Interfaith Climate Crisis Conference: Putting our Faith into Action, 1:30-5:30pm. Organized by Yolo Interfaith Alliance for Climate Justice. United Methodist Church of Davis, Davis, CA. Keynote speaker: Adrienne Alvord, Union of Concerned Scientists.
March 1--The Great March for Climate Action. LA to DC, ClimateMarch.org . Facebook event page for Great March for Climate Action - Kickoff and Rally by So Cal Climate Action 350, Wilmington Waterfront Park, Wilmington, CA (Los Angeles Harbor).
350 Sac Book Group on Feb. 22
Saturday, February 22--350 Sac Book Discussion, Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying your Life by Reducing your Waste, Bea Johnson. 10am-12pm, at Shine (1400 E Street, Sacramento). All are welcome. See also Books page.
CITIZENS CLIMATE LOBBY NORTHERN CALIFORNIA REGIONAL CONFERENCE. February 8–9 in Berkeley. For more information: CCL Sacramento website; CCL Sacramento facebook page. There will be carpooling from Sacramento.
Stop the Keystone Pipeline: Vigils on Monday, Feb 3
As you've probably heard, the State Department released its final report on the Keystone XL Pipeline on Friday evening, saying the environmental impact would be acceptable. The fact that they chose Superbowl Sunday weekend to release the report won't work to stop protest. On Monday, Feb 3, people all over the country will take part in vigils to protest the Keystone Pipeline. In Sacramento, Credo has organized a vigil at 5:45 pm that will start at the Moss Building at 650 Capitol Mall and march to the Federal Building at 501 I Street. We hope you will join this action.
When you're in a hole, first thing to do is stop digging. We're in a hole with climate change and we need to stop putting carbon into the atmosphere. Even though this Environmental Impact Statement was written by a contractor handpicked by the oil industry, they still had to admit that "the total direct and indirect emissions associated with the proposed Project would contribute to cumulative global GHG emissions. It will release enough carbon that former climate scientist James Hansen called it "game over for the climate."
It's President Obama's sole decision. The State Department's report kicks off a 90-day National Interest Determination, at which time other agencies can weigh in and Secretary of State Kerry, who will make a recommendation to the president, can step up and show real climate leadership. Our job is to put pressure on the President to make the right decision.
Let President Obama know that the Keystone Pipeline is not in our national interest. Besides driving climate change, the pipeline would pump a river of corrosive toxic tar sands oil from Canada right through the American heartland, endangering water supplies, threatening farms and homes, and creating a grand total of a few dozen permanent jobs--while most of the oil will be exported.
See you Monday at 5:45 pm at 650 Capitol Mall. Bring candles and signs if you can.
In Davis: DAVIS LATER THAN MOST CONTINUATION of XL Keystone Pipeline Vigil, Songs & Conversation, 7:30 pm. Davis Farmers Market, C St. @ 4th, Davis, CA. This event will be after the vigil at the Moss Federal Building in Sacramento (5:30-6:30 pm).
Also: Sign Credo's petition to urge President Obama to reject Keystone XL.
February 1--Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby monthly meeting and national conference call, 9:45-11:30 am
Temporary Venue: McClatchy Public Library 2112 22nd Street, Sacramento (between U and V)
February 3--Nationwide Vigils to Protest Keystone XL. In Sacramento, Credo has organized a vigil at 5:45 pm that will start at the Moss Building at 650 Capitol Mall and march to the Federal Building at 501 I Street. In Davis: DAVIS LATER THAN MOST CONTINUATION of XL Keystone Pipeline Vigil, Songs & Conversation, 7:30 pm. Davis Farmers Market, C St. @ 4th, Davis, CA. This event will be after the vigil at the Moss Federal Building in Sacramento (5:30-6:30 pm). See also KXL Pipeline page.
February 8-9--Citizens Climate Lobby North Regional Conference, Ed Roberts Campus (adjacent to Ashby BART). See Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby.
February 19--350 Sacramento monthly planning meeting, 7pm. Call/email for location.
February 22--350 Sac Book Discussion, Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying your Life by Reducing your Waste, Bea Johnson. 10am-12pm, at Shine (1400 E Street, Sacramento). See also Books page.
March 1--Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby monthly meeting and national conference call, 9:45-11:30 am
Public discussion on Jan 27: oil by rail through Davis
OIL TRAINS THROUGH SACRAMENTO/DAVIS. Local residents participated in the public discussion of crude-by-rail trains rolling through Davis at the city’s Natural Resources Commission meeting on January 27th. See also Oil Trains issue page.
California Divestment Forum on Jan. 22
January 22, 2014--The California Divestment Forum, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA. 9am-5pm. Presented by David Brower Center and 350.org .
See also Fossil Fuel Divestment page.
FRACKING. Tuesday, January 14, is the last day to submit comments on Governor Brown's plan to open California to a massive expansion of fracking, which will devastate our state's water resources and accelerate climate change. We need a ban on fracking. You can send your comments to the governor at http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14839.
Come out on Tuesday at 11 am at the Divison of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, 801 K. St in Sacramento to join the Californians Against Fracking Coalition in delivering tens of thousands of comments, denouncing the regulations and calling on the governor to ban fracking.
[Also: Wednesday, January 22--State of the State California. Anti-fracking campaign at the Capitol, 8-10am. Facebook page for the event.
See also Fracking page.]
January 9-12, 2014--Wild & Scenic Film Festival 2014, Nevada City.
January 11--Sacramento Citizens Climate Lobby monthly meeting and national conference call, 9:45-11:30 am. New Venue: Total Wine & More business room, Howe and Arden, Sacramento.
January 14--last day to submit comments on Governor Brown's plan to open California to a massive expansion of fracking. You can send your comments to the governor at http://action.foe.org/p/dia/action3/common/public/?action_KEY=14839.
January 14--11 am, Divison of Oil, Gas and Geothermal Resources, 801 K. St in Sacramento to join the Californians Against Fracking Coalition in delivering tens of thousands of comments, denouncing the regulations and calling on the governor to ban fracking.
January 15--350 Sacramento monthly planning meeting, 7pm.
January 22--State of the State California. Anti-fracking campaign at the Capitol, 8-10am. Facebook page for the event. See also Fracking page.
January 22--The California Divestment Forum, David Brower Center, 2150 Allston Way, Berkeley, CA. 9am-5pm. Presented by David Brower Center and 350.org . See also Fossil Fuel Divestment page.
January 23--Planning Meeting for May 17 Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change.
January 27--Davis Natural Resources Commission (NRC) Meeting, 6:30pm, City Hall, Davis. See also Oil Trains page for more information.