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

President Obama Vetoes Keystone XL Bill


President Obama on Tuesday vetoed a bill to approve construction of the Keystone XL oil pipeline, rejecting an effort by Republicans and some Democrats to force his administration to let the highly contested energy project move forward.

By saying no to the legislation, Mr. Obama retains the authority to make a final judgment on the pipeline on his own timeline. The White House has said the president would decide whether to allow the pipeline when all of the environmental and regulatory reviews are complete.

But the veto — his first rejection of major legislation as president — is also a demonstration of political strength directed at Republicans who now control both chambers of Congress. Mr. Obama is signaling that he will fight back against their agenda.

Read more at the New York Times

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Dare to Divest - February 14

Dare to Divest

Thirty people attended the Dare to Divest event in San Rafael on February 14. The event was held in conjunction with 350.org's Global Divestment Day to raise awareness about the need for institutions and individuals to do what is necessary to avert the climate crisis by divesting from fossil fuels.

The speakers were 350Marin's Jody Timms and Certified Financial Planner J. Patrick Costello. Jody gave an overview of the current divestment movement and Patrick provided information about green investing.

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March for Real Climate Leadership - February 7

350Marin's Bus Riders to the March

The largest rally against fracking in California history was a huge success. A bus full of people from Marin and thousands of others from across the State converged in Oakland to tell Jerry Brown to stop fracking and fully embrace renewable energy.

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Candlelight Vigil in San Rafael: President Obama, Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

No KXL Rally San RafaelEighty people converged on the Plaza in San Rafael to join with millions around the country to send a message to the President - Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline.

After the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled to uphold the proposed route for the KXL pipeline, rallies were quickly planned around the country.

Thanks to all who came out on such short notice to show your support for 350Marin and sending a message to the President.

More photos from San Rafael

Photos from around the U.S. and Canada

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Divestment Local News Coverage and Letters to the Editor

Marin IJ Letter to Editor from Jody Timms, 350Marin Steering Committee member

Marin pension plan needs to show leadership

Although I have not been a fan of the historically Reagan administration strategy of constructive engagement when it comes to fossil fuel companies, perhaps I need to give it a second chance.

This approach is generally used by shareholders to encourage companies to improve their social governance or environmental policies and it has had rather limited success in the past.

But on Wednesday, the state of Vermont used the clout of its pension investments to call out ExxonMobil, naming its business strategies "wholly inadequate" in response to the severity of the climate crisis. The state and a coalition of 47 global investors want this corporation to adopt quantitative goals for greenhouse gas emission reductions from its products and operations.

Though this action stops short of the goal of insisting fossil fuel companies leave at least 80 percent of its product in the ground and intensify their research and development into renewable energy sources, it demonstrates strong leadership that we need to see much more of in this country and throughout the world.

We at 350Marin encourage the Marin County Employee Retirement Association to not only make its engagement efforts public, but also step up and make their own bold statement about the need for fossil fuel companies to get going in a direction that will ensure financial returns and life on a habitable planet.

— Jody Timms, Fairfax

Read more coverage on the Divestment Committee page

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