Welcome to 350Marin - Climate Change Advocacy in Marin


350Marin's youth chapter, part of 350 Bay Area's BAYCA, facebook page, is a completely youth-led group, with the goal of taking action on climate change. Please contact Rose Strauss at rosey.strauss@gmail.com to join/get info or sign-up on the 350 Bay Area website HERE

Upcoming 350Marin Events

Wednesday, March 2:  6:30 - 9:00 pm  "Did the Climate Change in Paris? What's Next?             A Conversation with Mark Hertsgaard and Local Activists" (Map) First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo, 72 Kensington Rd >MORE & to rsvp
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Sunday, Feb 21: 1:30-4:00 pm 350Marin Steering Committee Meeting at the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo(Map) - Orientation at 1:00 pm for those who want to get involved at the planning level. Meeting in the Fireside Room, just to the right after you go through the front door to the Sanctuary


Paris Climate Deal: Follow the Money

Mark Hertsgaard says "Climate change has always been about money, but the Paris agreement has a chance to change where money will flow, how quickly, and in what quantities."

If civil society and political leadership can make large enough sums shift away from fossil fuels and toward climate-friendly alternatives quickly enough, Paris could be remembered with immense gratitude by any future descendants we may have. If not…  

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Highlights: Where the Paris Climate Talks are Going

01COVERCLIMATE-COMBO-jumbo-v3.jpgWorld leaders have 12 days to agree on plans to slow global warming.

The pledges that countries have signaled they will make over the next two weeks in Paris to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change.

The heads of state and leaders of government departed the Paris climate talks, leaving their diplomats and negotiators to work out the details of deals for the next 10 days. But before they took off …

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What’s really at stake at the Paris climate conference now marches are banned - Naomi Klein

By banning protest at COP21, Hollande is silencing those facing the worst impacts of climate change and its monstrous violence

Whose security gets protected by any means necessary? Whose security is casually sacrificed, despite the means to do so much better? Those are the questions at the heart of the climate crisis, and the answers are the reason climate summits so often end in acrimony and tears.

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Obama rejects Keystone as short on economic benefits, long on risk to climate

President Obama announced Friday that he was rejecting the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline project because it wouldn’t serve U.S. interests, dismissing its potential economic benefits as insignificant over time as he sought to close a long-running chapter in the political fight over global warming.  Read more

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Fossil Fuel Divestment Protects Health, Saves Lives

For those of us who live in California, all we need to do is look out the window to see that climate change is here and now.

Passage of SB 185, requiring the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers' Retirement System to divest from coal companies, is great news not only for us Californians but for the planet. The legislation will quite literally allow us to breathe a little easier.

That’s because coal-fired power plants are among the most polluting industrial facilities on the planet. Coal pollutants affect all major body organ systems and contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the United States: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases.

According to a 2010 study by the Clean Air Task Force, air pollution from these plants account for more than 13,000 premature deaths, 20,000 heart attacks, and 1.6 million lost workdays annually – costing Americans more than $100 billion each year.

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