Welcome to 350Marin - Climate Change Advocacy in Marin

If you couldn't make it to our "Inspiration from Standing Rock: Getting Active" event on Jan. 27th with Barbara Clifton Zarate, see her inspiring talk from that night on local cable channel 26 on Tues., Feb. 21st at 5:30pm, or Sun., Feb. 26th at 7pm!

Now you can see the video of our Aug. 24th event "Eating Our Future, or Feeding Our Health….the Climate Diet Connection" with Dr. Michael Klaper on your computer right HERE...

PLUS...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 rosey.strauss@gmail.com to join/get info or sign-up on the 350 Bay Area website HERE.

AND...Did you miss Bill McKibben and Bay Area Millenials speaking at our packed Oct. 21st event? You can watch it HERE. Also, see what Bill had to say about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at 23:45 into the video.

Check out the new list of Marin Resources for Taking Action on Climate HERE!

Upcoming Actions You Can Do:

NOW thru nomination period Stop the Climate Denying Cabinet Appointments MORE >>

Sat., Mar. 4th Join us at Standing with Standing Rock, a Legal Defense Benefit! MORE >>

Tues., Mar. 7th Come sit in on our next 350Marin Steering Committee Meeting! MORE >>

Ongoing: Help Fight the Dakota Access Pipeline - It's Not Over Yet More info

350 Statement on Michigan v. EPA Ruling


In response to a Supreme Court ruling on the constitutionality of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Mercury and Air Toxics Standards regulation, 350.org Policy Director Jason Kowalski issued the following statement:

“Today’s ruling throws public health and our climate under the bus for the sake of corporate profits. But the bottom line is: our society is transitioning off fossil fuels and onto renewables, and no number of expensive legal battles will change that. The fossil fuel industry can try as hard as it wants to swim against the tide, but especially facing the power of a growing divestment campaign and a booming renewables sector, it simply won’t win in its attempt to prevent progress.”

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Marin Voice: Marin pension board should invest in climate change

350Marin Steering Committee member Jody Timms of Fairfax, who is also chair of the Divest-Invest Committee had a Marin Voice editorial published in the Marin IJ on June 26. Here are some excerpts. You can read the entire piece online.

We are blessed to live in a county with a rich history of environmental stewardship; we have in Marin many, many “rebels with a cause.”

350Marin is an integral part of the ever-growing local and international climate justice movement and we are adding our voice to those calling on humanity to get deadly serious about the developed world’s fossil-fueled past and present.

We are asking the community and county of Marin to join us in urgently addressing the legacy economic system that would deny us a bold, creative and life-affirming future.

Why is MCERA unwilling to take climate risk seriously?

MCERA is interested in “doing good in the world via impact investing,” but its members are not willing to say no to the world’s major coal, oil and gas companies for whom, according to a recent article in the Wall Street Journal, obituaries are being drafted.

MCERA’s commitment to divestment would make Marin’s voice heard and influence the Bay Area air board and others beyond our shores. There is reason to be hopeful when we note the tremendous progress some regions and nations are achieving.

Let’s hope — no, let’s demand — that MCERA not leave Marin in the past and the community of Marin out tens of millions of dollars.

Future generations deserve the opportunity to carry forth Marin’s legacy of environmental stewardship.

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350Marin's First Community Meeting Was a Great Success

Andres_Soto.jpgOver 60 people attended our first Community Meeting featuring Andrés Soto from Richmond.

Andrés gave an informative talk about bomb trains in the East Bay and how we can get involved in actions around the Bay Area.

He talked about the Lac-Mégantic runaway train and derailment in Quebec in July 2013 that killed almost 50 people and turned the town into a toxic waste area, and other bomb train derailments since then.

Here in the Bay Area, the bomb trains would pass through Sacramento, the East Bay and through the Central Valley on their way to refineries in Richmond and San Luis Obispo.

There are actions coming up that you can get involved in:

June 20 - Refinery Corridor Healing Walk #3 - from Benicia to Rodeo

July 11 - March & Rally to Stop Oil Trains in Richmond - March to Kinder Morgan oil train terminal
Download flyers for this event - English  Spanish

There was lots of great energy in the room for making this world better for us and future generations. Thanks to all who were there to make it a success.

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350.org Statement on the Release of Pope Francis’ Encyclical

350.org Executive Director, May Boeve, issued the following statement on the release of Pope Francis’ encyclical on the environment:

The Pope’s moral call to action is crystal clear: it’s time to move away from fossil fuels and towards a clean energy future. By putting the climate crisis in spiritual and moral terms, Pope Francis has focused a spotlight on the ethical and economic shift we urgently need in order to prevent catastrophic climate change and tackle growing inequality. There’s no doubt this letter will add momentum to the millions of institutions, elected officials, and people across our planet calling for action on climate change. Today, it’s clearer than ever that the end of the fossil fuel era is upon us — and so too, we hope, the end of the era of rising poverty and inequality. The Pope’s call only hastens our transition to a clean energy future, adding even more momentum to the fast-growing movement to divest from fossil fuels.

The encyclical, “On Care for Our Common Home,” makes explicit the connection between climate change and oppression of the poorest and most vulnerable.


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350Marin at Fairfax EcoFest

350Marin shared a booth at the 2015 Fairfax EcoFest with Sunrise Center and Lori Grace. We had a lot of fun and great conversations about the challenges of  climate change and what we can do about it here in Marin and beyond.

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