When: Friday, August 24, 2018 at 02:00 PM
Where: First Unitarian Church of San Jose in San Jose, CA
Get ready for the Sept. 8 RISE march in SF by painting banners and building signs. This interactive skills-building event will also include street mural design and song practice, plus a performance by The Peace Poets, the nation’s foremost grassroots movement song group.
2:00 pm: Banner & sign making starts
5:00 pm: Remarks by 350 Silicon Valley and other local activists (during art-making)
6:00 pm: Pizza & snacks provided, music by local musicians
7:00 pm: Peace Poets perform & practice songs for the march
Sponsored by 350 Silicon Valley
When: Saturday, September 08, 2018 at 10:00 AM
Where: Embarcadero Plaza in San Francisco, CA
In city streets, town squares and capital buildings across the world, just days before the Global Climate Action Summit in San Francisco, people will rise up to demand politicians stand with their communities and deliver more than just words.
A powerful movement of Indigenous people, frontline communities, immigrants, people of color, people of faith, young people, Californians, and people from across the world are demanding real climate leadership to keep fossil fuels in the ground.
We demand a just, equitable and resilient 100% renewable energy economy that rapidly expands economic opportunity, creates family sustaining jobs, and protects vulnerable communities, workers, and future generations.
An excellent article by 350SV member David Coale:
As our electricity grid gets cleaner and cleaner with California’s Renewable Portfolio Standards (RPS) increasing the percentages of renewables to 50% by 20301 and with many communities opting for Community Choice Energy where this will happen even sooner and at a lower price, the switch to electric energy to do our bidding is getting more attention.
With a cleaner energy source coming on-line, our next easiest opportunity to address climate change is to switch to using this clean energy for as much as possible as we go about our daily lives. With the recent advances in technology, switching to electricity to meet our daily needs is now more available than ever before and cost effective as well. READ MORE: LINK
The May-June 2018 issue of SVCAN newsletter was just released!
Welcome to the May-June 2018 edition of SVCAN -- the Silicon Valley Climate Action Newsletter. This reduced edition focuses on our "good news" articles and does not include upcoming events announcements, a book review, a partner profile and links to other good news articles. Enjoy and keep up the climate fight.Special Announcement. Mark your calendars for Saturday, September 8, for theRISE FOR CLIMATE, JOBS AND JUSTICE mass march in San Francisco. Right before Governor Brown's Global Climate Action Summit, the mass mobilization on the 8th will demand what our communities and the planet really need: bold, immediate action towards a just transition away from fossil fuels and towards a just, equitable economy. Look for organizing information at CA.Riseforclimate.org and get prepared, Santa Clara County and San Mateo county residents, to hop on Caltrain or a bus and join thousands in San Francisco.STATE: All New Homes in California Starting in 2020 Required to have Solar PanelsNATIONAL: Congress Approves Renewable Funding and Anti-Pipeline Protesters Found Not GuiltyINTERNATIONAL: Kinder Morgan Halts Non-Essential Work Pipeline, Shell Oil in Court, and Costa Rica to Ban Fossil Fuels
Please checkout all the archive of all the newsletters.
See livestream video of standing room only 100+ crowd at New Year, New Energy event on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/350SiliconValley/videos/1663178440370278/
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