Join Us for the Largest Climate March in Marin's History!
September 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.”
If you can't get to NYC (or Oakland) for this historic event, help make history locally by joining 350Marin and your concerned community at Creek Park in San Anselmo on Sunday, September 21st from 1-2:30 pm for the Largest Climate March In Marin History! We'll gather at the Park, march over to the Hub (Sir Francis Drake and Center Blvds) with signs and posters encouraging UN World Leaders to move forward aggressively during the climate change summit. We'll gather afterwards at the Park for a short inspiring talk and music.
RSVP on the event page and then spread the word!
The NorCal People's Climate Rally will be happening in Oakland. 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.
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.
Watch the new documentary Disruption to understand why participating in these events is so important.
New Marin 'climate plan' declares war on greenhouse gas
A new "climate action plan" providing a "blueprint for a more sustainable future" aims to curb greenhouse gas emissions 30 percent in Marin's unincorporated areas by 2020, a goal that is among the most ambitious in the nation.
That's roughly the equivalent of removing 20,000 cars from the road or reducing gasoline consumption 11 million gallons each year, the report calculated.
This Marin IJ article prompted several letters to the editor commenting on Supervisor Katie Rice's statement that "Climate change is our single biggest challenge as a community and society." 350Marin Steering Committee member Jody Timms responded.
I couldn't agree more with Marin Supervisor Katie Rice's assertion that climate change is our single biggest challenge as a community and society. If you are not alarmed by the degree of human-caused climate changes being seen around the world, you haven't done your homework.
On the other hand, if you are not also deeply inspired by people rising up and coming forth to address climate change, you also have not done your homework. In addition to the thousands of people in all professions turning their creative efforts toward solutions, millions are also standing up in protest to the situation and calling for a change in the course of our human destiny.
On Sept. 21, in advance of world leaders coming to New York City for the United Nations Summit, over 1,000 groups will be supporting citizens who will be gathering worldwide to say "everything must change."
Concerned Marin citizens can join 350Marin and many other local groups that same day in San Anselmo to draw attention to the single biggest challenge to life on this planet.
If you are not convinced it's time to sound the alarms, it's certainly time to do your homework.
— Jody Timms, Fairfax
AB 2145 is Defeated. No Final Vote in CA Senate
Members of 350 Bay Area, including 350Marin, were strong advocates up to the last day and integral in the total defeat of this bill . We never agreed to any of the amendments, and, as such played a big role in preventing this bill from getting a Senator to sponsor it on the floor for a vote.
Press release from no2145.org
In an extraordinary legislative upset, David beat Goliath in Sacramento when Senator Darrell Steinberg brought down the gavel this morning at 3:00 a.m. to close the 2013-14 legislative session, with no vote on Assembly Bill 2145. AB 2145, the proposed law aimed at crushing locally based clean energy efforts known as Community Choice energy programs in California, is officially dead.
Read the whole press release from no2145.org
Stop Fracking in California - One County at a Time
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
- Butte - Frack Free Butte County
- Mendocino - Community Rights Organization of Mendocino County
- San Benito - Protect San Benito, San Benito Rising
- Santa Barbara - Yes on Measure P, Santa Barbara County Water Guardians, 350 Santa Barbara
Find out more at Californians Against Fracking.
Here is a look at what is happening in Kern County in the Central Valley
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.
Photo by Adam Welz/350.org
Logo artwork by Kathleen Lipinski.