Senate Hearing on AB2145 - Anti-Community Choice/Marin Clean Energy
Join us to give public comment in opposition to bill AB2145 at a hearing at the Senate Appropriations Committee the morning of August 4. The Hearing begins at 10:00am, but it is unclear when they will discuss and vote on AB 2145. They have quite an agenda for that day.
The bill has been moved forward to the Senate Appropriations Committee with attacks on Marin Clean Energy, and is one step away from going to the floor for a vote. It has been weakened with amendments, but is still harmful to Community Choice energy programs and clean energy in the state. It needs to be stopped in Committee.
Invest Marin Money Wi$ely: Divest from Climate Risk!
Join 350Marin in urging Marin County to re-invest its $1.9 billion public employee pension fund from fossil fuels to clean energy. Insist on MCERA's fiduciary duty of "superior long-term investment performance" of YOUR public funds. We are looking for environmentally minded individuals and organizations who support divesting from fossil fuels.
Download a flyer for this action and please circulate widely.
Sandra Steingraber - Fracking & Health: July 25
A large crowd gathered in Berkeley on a warm evening July 25 to listen to scientist, author and activist, Dr. Sandra Steingraber on the known and hidden dangers of fracking this Friday. The event was sponsored by 350Marin, 350 Bay Area and Californians Against Fracking.
The event was a fundraiser for the brave folks in four counties in California who have collected signatures to put FRACKING BAN measures on their county ballots in November. Representatives from those counties gave updates on these fracking battles and what can be done to help. Over $3,000 was raised to help these counties win their ballot initiatives against the millions of dollars the oil companies are spending to defeat them.
Here is a look at what is happening in Kern County in the Central Valley
People's Climate March September 21st Largest Climate March In History
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.”
Are you ready to go (or thinking of going) to NYC September 21st and interested in helping organize and/or march with a 350 Marin/Bay Area contingent in NYC? (There is a train going to NYC that the Center of Biological Diversity has reserved coach seats on at a special rate)
Wish you could go, but can't make it to NYC this September? If so, are you interested in helping organize a solidarity march or event here in the Bay Area?
Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know.
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.
Photo by Adam Welz/350.org
Logo artwork by Kathleen Lipinski.