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 firstname.lastname@example.org to join/get info or sign-up on the 350 Bay Area website HERE
AND . . Our amazing, Jan. 15th Community Conversation, "Millennials Speak Out" can be seen HERE
ALSO . . . If you missed our March 2nd Event on COP21-- "Did the Climate Change in Paris?" with Mark Hertsgaard, Osprey Orielle Lake, and others, it can be seen HERE
Upcoming 350Marin Actions You Can Do
Officials in Oakland, California, effectively ended proposals to open a new coal export terminal by voting to ban the transport and storage of the fossil fuel within city limits. Health and pollution concerns for neighborhoods and workers, particularly in West Oakland, were a main reason for the ban, in addition to advocacy of the ban by 350 Bay Area and others to help stop climate change.
The hard-fought stand by Oakland is being celebrated by environmental and social justice groups across the country.
On April 8, Judge Thomas Coffin of the Federal District Court in Eugene, Oregon, decided in favor of 21 young plaintiffs in their landmark constitutional climate case against the federal government. The ruling denied a motion to dismiss brought by the fossil fuel industry and the Federal government. That will send the lawsuit forward to trial on the youths' claim that the government is infringing on their life and liberty by failing to take action to curtail fossil fuel emissions.
Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben and others have called this "the most important lawsuit on the planet right now."
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…
World 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 …
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.