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    Green California 2019 Advocacy Day

    When: Tuesday, August 27, 2019 at 09:00 AM
    Where: Suite #320 Third Floor Conference Room in Sacramento, CA

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    The 2019 Green California Advocacy Day will be held on Tuesday, August 27th from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm in Sacramento, followed by a celebratory awards reception from 5:30 – 7:30 pm. This is the environmental community’s annual opportunity to come together and deliver a clear and compelling message about our priorities to legislators and their staff.

    Deadline to register is by Friday, August 9th at 6:00pm.

    Please plan for a FULL day of meetings. Our first meetings will be at 10:00 am; the last will begin at 4:30 pm. We will be fielding teams to meet with dozens of legislative offices on August 27th. Our air, land, and water need your voice!

    REGISTER

  • Global Climate Strike Sept 20-27

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    This September, millions of us will walk out of our workplaces and homes to join young climate strikers on the streets and demand an end to the age of fossil fuels.

    Our house is on fire — let’s act like it. We demand climate justice for everyone.

    Pledge To Join

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  • It's A Climate Emergency

    Silicon Valley Pledge of Resistance

    Fires, floods, drought, despoiling the oceans, the climate emergency is here. Our Silicon Valley response to the climate crisis is to take the fight directly to those who continue to push the “fossil fuel forever” agenda.

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    Civil Rights leader John Lewis reminds us that “we must find a way to get in the way” through direct action. Sign our new pledge of resistance and let’s show banks like Wells Fargo why they must stop funding the climate disaster.

    Sign pledge of resistance

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  • SEPTEMBER 20 GLOBAL CLIMATE WALKOUT

    It's time to step up and tell young people: we will fight for transformative climate action with everything we've got. 

    On September 20, 2019, workers, youth, retirees, and community members across the globe will be coming out to demand solutions that match the scale of the crisis.

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  • Sign Petition Asking City of Mountain View to Divest from Chevron ($7.9M) and Exxon ($5.9M)

    Sign the Petition

    This past year, the City of Mountain View's Environmental Sustainability Task Force 2 engaged residents, staff, environmental experts and stakeholders in a mighty 9-month effort to "[help] the City meet its climate goals," producing a 318-page report of recommendations. Unbelievably, over the same period, the City doubled down on investments in Chevron—from $5.5M in June 2017 to $7.9M in June 2018 (see tables below).

    We are asking the City of Mountain View to divest its investments in Chevron ($7.9M, up from $5.5M in June 2017) and Exxon ($5.9M).

    In addition, we ask that:

    • a screen for fossil fuel companies be added to Section 6.3 Prohibited Investments of the City Council B-2 Investment Policy,
    • public money should hasten, not delay, the transition to clean energy,
    • we support local governments that employ a triple bottom-line to uphold the public trust.

    If you agree, please add you name to the petition and share this email or this link to the petition with your neighbors, friends, family and on Facebook and Twitter.

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  • RISE for Climate, Jobs, and Justice

    image5.jpgOn September 8, 2018, thousands of people converged in San Francisco for the ‘Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice’ march, just days before the Global Climate Action Summit, demanding a phase-out of fossil fuel extraction and a just transition to a 100% renewable energy economy. Event organizers emphasized community-led solutions, starting in places most impacted by pollution and climate change. The march brought together people from across California, the U.S., and around the world, including those facing health impacts associated with oil & gas production, those recovering from the devastation of the state’s worsening wildfires, those working to resist the expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, and those advocating for and building solutions to the climate crisis within their communities. In San Francisco, people took to the streets in the largest climate march the West Coast has ever seen that also included the largest ever street mural. Concurrently, people around the world will join more than 830 events in 91 countries under the “Rise for Climate” banner. In the U.S., over 300 events are planned in all 50 states and Puerto Rico. Photo by Brooke Anderson | Survival Media Agency.

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  • Arts Build+ with David Solnit and The Peace Poets

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    We’re in a climate emergency, and 350 Silicon Valley is ramping up its actions. On August 24 at the UU church in San Jose, our event organizers Ralph King and Kathy Pimentel were joined by David Solnit, 350.org’s North American Arts Organizer, The Peace Poets from Brooklyn, and more than 40 arts builders from 350 Silicon Valley, partner groups and faith and other community volunteers. We created silk screen posters and a huge banner, saw how street murals are made, and learned songs for the September 8 Rise for Climate, Jobs and Justice March in San Francisco.

    Come join us at 10AM in San Francisco at Embarcadero Plaza on September 8 for the biggest climate march in Northern California history. Caltrain is the best way from San Jose and the Peninsula.

    Photos by Chris Cassell and Jack Owicki, ProBonoPhoto.org

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    David showing finished silk screened posters

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    Peace Poets teaching songs for the march

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    Kathy learning basics of silk screening

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    Hang 'em out to dry

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    Adding tempura colors to the posters

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    Making the main march banner

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    Learning the way street murals are made

     

     

     

     

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  • What Can You Do About Climate Change?

    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 

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  • New Year, New Energy: Let’s Talk About Climate

    See livestream video of standing room only 100+ crowd at New Year, New Energy event on Facebook:  https://www.facebook.com/350SiliconValley/videos/1663178440370278/

    Please share widely!

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