350 Sacramento is…
…an organization that supports local initiatives to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and works to engage with Sacramento area citizens and local community groups to help build a global climate movement.
Our goals are
We are a local, grassroots group of concerned individuals who came together at the end of 2010. We are not affiliated with, but are inspired by, 350.org. We welcome others to join us in finding creative, engaging ways to address climate change.
_Why do we care?
The Earth is getting hotter, as most reputable climate scientists agree. This is already affecting our global climate, with changes expected to accelerate in future years. In California we will see hotter, drier summers; decreased snowpack and, therefore, less available water in the summer; more forest fires due to the longer fire season; changes in plant and animal communities; and general disruption of ecosystems in unpredictable ways.
The magnitude of the climate change problem calls on all of us to meaningfully contribute to solutions. Please join us as we explore what we in Sacramento can do to address climate change and make a better future for ourselves, our children, and their children.
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 reached 400 ppm in 2013.