Welcome to 350Marin - Climate Change Advocacy in Marin

Upcoming Events

Stop Fracking Committee Meeting

The next Stop Fracking Committee meeting will be Thursday, August 28, 2014 at 6:15 PM at the First Presbyterian Church of San Anselmo in San Anselmo, CA.

ClimateRally_Sep21_sm.jpgSeptember 21- Global Day of Action

In September, heads of state are going to New York City for a historic summit on climate change. You may have already read Bill McKibben’s invitation to the People’s Climate March in NYC: This is an invitation to “anyone who’d like to prove to themselves, and to their children, that they give a damn about the biggest crisis our civilization has ever faced.”

Oakland Rally: The Main NorCal Event

While the People's Climate March is happening in NYC, The NorCal People's Climate Rally will be happening in Oakland.

Join us in Oakland (and other locations) for a Rally and spread the word about postering/bannering around the Bay Area.

The Rally will be held from noon to 5:00pm at the Lake Merritt Amphitheater. It will be a family-friendly event, on the shore of Oakland's Lake Merritt, just a few short blocks from the Lake Merritt BART station. 

Sponsoring and endorsing organizations will be part of a "Climate Fair", with tables for literature and discussion.  

Come one, come all!

As our friend Bill points out: “This is dead-serious business, a signal moment in the gathering fight of human beings to do something about global warming before it's too late to do anything but watch.”
This is the time to take a weekend to bend the course of history.

NO2145-Logo-JPG1.jpgCall Senators Now to Stop AB 2145

We still need your help to kill AB 2145, this bill that is an attempt to make Community Choice programs unsuccessful and our Investor Owned Utilities more profitable.

The bill has been voted out of the Appropriations Committee and is going to be voted on by the full Senate. It must be voted on by August 29, but amendments may be made at the last minute. PG&E is already reneging on one amendment that they agreed to about allowing grandfathering of counties that pass ordinances by January 1st to show they are working on a CCA.

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Marin IJ Article About Invest Wisely Committee Action in Marin on August 13

Marin oil stock protest: 'What good is a pension fund on a dead planet?'

Global warming activists peppered Marin pension trustees with urgent pleas to dump more than $35 million in fossil fuel investments Wednesday, saying the fate of the planet is at stake.

Nearly a score of citizens affiliated with Marin 350, a climate change education group, spoke for more than an hour, warning of a "carbon bubble" catastrophe unless reliance on oil and related fuels ends.

Pension trustees made no comment on the matter, which was not on the agenda but aired at open time, and several were non-committal when asked later what they intended to do.

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Read the presentations made to the MCERA Committee by 350Marin members

Stop Fracking in California - One County at a TimeDon't Frack California

Four counties in California who have collected signatures to put FRACKING BAN measures on their county ballots in November. The fractivists in these counties need help to win their ballot initiatives against the millions of dollars the oil companies are spending to defeat them.

Here are the counties with ballot initiatives and the groups that could use your support

Find out more at Californians Against Fracking.

Here is a look at what is happening in Kern County in the Central Valley

Unfrack CAPoll: Most Californians Want Offshore Fracking Ban

65 Percent Back End to Dumping of Fracking Chemicals Into Ocean

As the California Coastal Commission meets in San Diego this week, a new poll finds that 55 percent of Californians back a ban on offshore fracking and 65 percent want oil companies prevented from dumping fracking chemicals into the ocean.

The poll also found almost half of state voters are less likely to visit beaches because of chemical discharge and offshore fracking, which has been used in hundreds of oil wells off the Southern California coast. The poll was commissioned by the Center for Biological Diversity and conducted by Public Policy Polling.

Among other notable poll results:

  • 70 percent of Democrats and 59 percent of Independents support a ban on offshore fracking
  • 56 percent of Californians oppose increased use of fracking in the state
  • 66 percent are concerned about offshore fracking’s effects on endangered marine wildlife like blue whales
  • Almost half of Californians believe that fracking harms the state’s reputation as a leader in addressing climate change

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End Climate Silence
Photo by Adam Welz/350.org

Logo artwork by Kathleen Lipinski.