”It’s not that global warming is like a world war. It is a world war. And we are losing…We’re under attack from climate change—and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII”
—Bill McKibben, New Republic article
Celebrate & support local climate activism
Aug 29: Cold Beer for a Hot Planet
Join us with a hearty CHEERS! to what we can absolutely do right now to defend our future and our beer against the effects of climate change.
Get your tickets today, then raise your glass on August 29 to our local actions to build a global climate movement. FOR ONLY $25 you get two 16oz beers or soft drinks (or a flight of 4 beers), live music, pretzel necklaces galore, snacks, games and fun activities and, most importantly, you'll help support 350 Sacramento's local climate activism.
Monday, August 29, from 5:30–7:30pm @New Helvetia, 1730 Broadway, Sac. It’s bike friendly and near light rail. Buy your tickets now!
STOP the TPP!!
The TPP would be an absolute disaster for the climate. The more we learn about it the scarier it is. Get involved: contact your representatives, sign petitions, take to the streets. Don’t miss the free Rock Against the TPP concert in San Francisco on Sept 9.
Transition Steets: the individual role in the global transition to 100% renewable
While we work to accelerate the transition to 100% renewable energy in Sacramento city and county, individuals can do their part too. Transition Streets offers an easy and sociable way to make changes in your own household. The guidebook takes you step by step through an evaluation of your usage of energy, food, waste, water, etc., and provides suggestions for saving energy and money. The meetings provide a friendly place to discuss and share your transition with others, and help build community and resiliency. It's win-win all around.
The next Transition Streets meeting will be held on September 22from 7–8:30pm at Belle Cooledge Library. There will be a report on the 100% energy system on Denmark’s island of Samso by Charlotte Glode, discussion of a new 350 Sacramento/SMUD partnership, and planning for Transition Streets gatherings through April 2017. Come to this event, make friends, and learn what you can do in your own home to help transition to a renewable future. Contact Richard Lentz for more info.
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.
Book Recommendation: Our Renewable Future
Our Renewable Future: Laying the Path for One Hundred Percent Clean Energy, by Richard Heinberg and David Fridley, explores the challenges and opportunities presented by the shift to renewable energy.
August 24: Sacramento Co. Climate Action Plan Stakeholder Meeting.
1:30–3:30pm @827 7th St, Room 103. Todd Taylor
August 29: Cold Beer for a Hot Planet. Have fun and celebrate while helping local climate action. 5:30–7:30@New Helvetia. $25. JoAnn
September 8: 350 Sac Planning/Steering Committee meeting. All are welcome. 6pm @909 12th St. Laurie
September 9: Rock Against the TPP concert and rally featuring Jello Biafra, La Santa Cecilia, and more. 5–11pm @Regency Ballroom, 1290 Sutter St, San Francisco. RSVP for free tickets.
September 11: Preservation Sacramento Home Tour and Street Fair. 350 Sacramento will have a table from 10–4pm@42nd & T. Come by and visit. Staffers needed. Laurie
September 13: Model Sac workgroup. 6 pm @20th & T. All are welcome to help accelerate the transition to 100% renewable Sacramento. Laurie
September 22: Transition Streets. See article for agenda. 7–8:30 pm @Belle Cooledge Library. Richard
The Climate Report radio
Tune in to The Climate Report every Wednesday at noon. KUBU 96.5 FM or go to accesssacramento.org.
Host: Dale Steele.