October 29 - Divestment Committee meeting in Fairfax
November 1 - Memorial Service for Dede Teeler, 3:00pm in Sausalito
In Marin, New York City and Around the World - A Historic Day
September 21- Global Day of Action
Marin IJ Letter to the Editor from 350Marin Steering Committee member Jody Timms
Marin residents show they care about climate change
All of us at 350Marin would like to thank the 250-plus Marin community members who came out for the “largest climate march in Marin’s history” on Sunday at Creek Park in San Anselmo.
Our event was held in solidarity with the People’s Climate March that saw over 400,000 protesters in the streets of New York City, along with 2,646 rallies held in 162 countries worldwide.
Newspapers don’t seem too interested in covering marches and demonstrations, especially if they are peaceful. At least President Barack Obama noticed: “Our citizens keep marching, we cannot pretend we do not hear them, we have to answer the call.”
See more photos from the event.
On 23 September 2014, 26 year old poet Kathy Jetnil-Kijiner, from the Marshall Islands, addressed the Opening Ceremony of the UN Secretary-General's Climate Summit. Kathy was selected from among over 500 civil society candidates in an open, global nomination process conducted by the UN.
McKibben and 350.org win “Alternative Nobel,” The Right Livelihood Award
350.org founder Bill McKibben will be one of five recipients of this year’s Right Livelihood Awards, when they’re presented at the Swedish Parliament in early December, a Stockholm foundation announced today.
The prize, often called the “Alternative Nobel,” will be shared with human rights activists Asma Jahangir (Pakistan) and Basil Fernando / Asian Human Rights Commission (Hong Kong, China), and whistleblower Edward Snowden and Guardian editor Alan Rusbridger, who will receive a joint Honorary Award.
“This is a great honor but clearly it belongs mostly to the people who make up 350.org–it’s them, but above all the hundreds of thousands of volunteers in 191 countries, who have built the first global grassroots movement to deal with the largest crisis civilization has ever faced,” said McKibben.
Stop Fracking in California - One County at a Time
Three counties in California have 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
- 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
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
Photo by Adam Welz/350.org
Logo artwork by Kathleen Lipinski.