Please mark your calendars for these important events and actions:
Book Group: Meet on Saturday, February 22 from 10am–12 pm at Shine Cafe (1400 E St) to discuss "Zero Waste Home: The Ultimate Guide to Simplifying Your Life by Reducing Your Waste" by Bea Johnson. All are welcome.
Town Hall: On Saturday, May 17, we'll convene the 1st Annual Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change. This will be an opportunity for individuals, organizations, and agencies to highlight what they are doing locally to address climate change and talk about what needs to be done. There will be speakers, elected officials, a crowd-sourced wiki Action Plan with concrete measurable steps, a people-powered PA system, and a chance to share your own ideas. We are still in the planning stages and welcome your involvement. Contact Laurie for more information.
Fracking: Did you know that each and every fracking well uses millions of gallons of water, and that the water becomes so toxic it has to be permanently removed from the water cycle? On Saturday, March 15, from 12–5 pm, thousands of people from all over the state are coming to Sacramento to tell Governor Brown that it's time to stop fracking in California. Join us at noon at the Capitol Lawn to save our water and our climate.
Keystone XL Pipeline: The release of the State Department's Final Environmental Impact Statement at the end of last month started a crucial 3-month period for comments. Please tell Secretary Kerry that Keystone XL is NOT in our national interest! For more information and to sign on to a public comment go to http://act.credoaction.com/sign/kxl_fseis/?akid=9959.1520932.1lVOJK&nosig=1&rd=1&t=8. Here is a short and funny video called "Keystone XL Has a Job for You!"
Oil Trains: More oil was spilled from trains in 2013 than the last 40 years combined. Here, in 3.5 minutes, is the story: http://daily.sightline.org/2014/02/10/video-how-oil-trains-put-the-northwest-at-risk/. These are the trains that are going through Sacramento. We will have more information about actions to stop the oil trains soon.