June Open Meeting – 6/18/2019

June Open Meeting – 6/18/2019

June 18, 2019 @ 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave, Austin, Texas 78756

The more we learn, the more we realize how urgent the work that lies before us. Join us as team lead Danny Fetonte lays out the philosophy and critical details of our strategic approach to Closing Fayette Coal Plant asap. Board member Bobby Levinski will update us on behind-the-scenes meetings that are moving us forward.

Following the short presentations, we will be breaking up into working groups: Divestment team; petition training; planning the Global Climate Strike happening 9/20/19; volunteer “fair”; and more!

PLEASE BRING SNACKS and/or BEVERAGES to share!!

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350 Austin Reading Group – 5/28/2019

350 Austin Reading Group – 5/28/2019

May 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm at Cepeda Branch Library
651 N Pleasant Valley Rd
Austin, TX 78702

Join us for a lively, stimulating, and often deep discussion with some really interesting people!

Sometimes I wonder if we should rename this group “The Guardian article discussion group”. The British daily newspaper The Guardian has become the world’s premier source of influential articles on climate change. Even American journalists such as Bill Moyers are getting their voice heard through The Guardian. At this month’s 350 reading group meeting, we will discuss two of the many articles on climate change that were published by The Guardian in just the past week.
Of course, you can come without doing any of this reading just to enjoy the discussion. I will summarize the main arguments in the articles for everyone – but the articles aren’t that long and are well worth the read.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/24/climate-crisis-global-strike
(a call for a global climate strike on Sept 20th)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/22/climate-crisis-ed-murrow-bill-moyers

As usual, we will meet on the final Tuesday of the month, from 7:00pm to
8:30pm on May 28th at the Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N Pleasant
Valley Rd, Austin.

Everyone attending will be loved!

If you’re on Facebook use this link to RSVP and invite friends!

Hope to see you there,
Mike Ignatowski


Urgent City Council Resolutions – 5/9/2019

Urgent City Council Resolutions – 5/9/2019

May 9, 2019 @ 9:00 am – 4:00 pm

Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin Texas 78701

A GREEN NEW DEAL for Austin and ELECTRIFICATION of transportation!! Items #19 & #20 (sponsored by CMs Leslie Pool and Alison Alter) are on the Council Agenda. We need lots of people there to support these resolutions.

Press conference is at 9 a.m. Items #19 and #20 are expected to be discussed in the earlier part of the day.

Link to text: http://www.austintexas.gov/department/city-council/2019/20190509-reg.htm#019

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May Open Meeting – 5/21/2019

May Open Meeting – 5/21/2019

May 21, 2019 @ 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave, Austin, Texas 78756

Dr. Jules Elkinsa professor at the University of Texas in the Department of Geography and the Environment, will be presenting a talk on the toxins associated with energy production and their impact on the neurological development of children. Her presentation is part of our campaign to close the Fayette Coal Plant (FCP) and move us away from fossil fuels as quickly as possible.

Second, if you have been collecting signatures on our petition to Austin City Council, please bring those to the meeting and give them to Danny Fetonte or Bobbie Tsukahara.  

Third, in addition to our usual collection to support 350 Austin’s work, we will be taking a special donation for Earth Day Austin.  They sustained heavy financial losses when last month’s terrible storm forced them to re-schedule.  We will provide a special basket for cash and check donations.  

  • Donations to 350 Austin can be made by cash, credit card, check payable to “350 Austin”, or by using this link.  
  • Special gifts to Earth Day by cash or checks payable to “Earth Day Austin”.  

Fourth, please invite your friends, especially those in the pediatric medical professions or who live in the communities most impacted by the Fayette coal plant.  

Fifth and finallyFOOD! There will be a cake to honor all of our terrific volunteers and to make our guests feel welcome.  Please feel free to bring finger foods and beverages to share.  

We look forward to seeing you and your friends!  

For more info about Dr. Elkins, check out her UT page: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/geography/faculty/jre737

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