Another Day, Another Victory!!!
We love to report good news! Yesterday (Oct. 5), the San Luis Obispo Planning Commission voted to reject Phillip 66’s proposed oil train facility that would have brought several explosive oil trains a week through Sacramento. 350 Sacramento has been working for 3 years to stop these oil trains. Many thanks to all who signed petitions, wrote letters, spoke at hearings, marched and rallied. And a special thanks to the SCUSD Board of Education who cared enough about their students and staff to sent a letter in opposition to these dangerous trains.
Coming on the heels of the Benicia City Council’s rejection of the Valero project last week, it feels like a turning point. All over the country brave people are standing up to stop fossil fuel infrastructure and build up renewable alternatives. Let’s take a moment to relish this important victory in the struggle for a livable future.
“I’m often asked whether I believe in global warming. I now just reply with the question: Do you believe in gravity?”
—Neil deGrasse Tyson
- SacCirque, a collective of Sacramento performing artists
- Kohaku Japanese Dance and Taiko will delight us with an ancestor dance and earth ritual
- Songwriter/artist Mary Sand will play original works inspired by nature
- Kelly Doyle will perform her Ode to Ocean poem
- Verbatim Dance—revering all the creatures in Gaia's realm
- Jahon Amirebrahimi will share his original music inspired by the time he spent living in the forest
- …with Daniel Humbarger, comedian, Master of Ceremonies!
Tuesday, October 11, 7–9 pm @CLARA, 2420 N St. $10. Get tickets online or at the door. Proceeds to benefit 350 Sacramento and SacCirque.
Transit Dreamin’; special guest Henry Li
What do we want from transit in Sacramento County and City?
Come share your personal or organization’s needs, visions, aspirations, and must-haves. Discussion about strategies for bringing these priorities forward. Special guest: Henry Li, RT General Manager. Wednesday, Oct 12, 6:30–8:30 pm @Mutual Housing at Lemon Hill, 6000 Lemon Hill Ave (accessible by bus; if driving, please park on street). Sponsored by 350 Sacramento & Sacramento Mutual Housing.
How the Military/Corporations Are Seeking to Benefit from Climate Change
On Sunday, Oct 23, Nick Buxton, co-editor of The Secure and Dispossessed, will discuss how the military and corporations seek to benefit from climate change. He will present alternatives to cooperatively adapt and build a just response to the climate crisis from Africa, Southeast Asia, and elsewhere. 3–5 pm @909 12th St. Sponsored by Sacramento Peace Action; 916-448-7157.