350 Austin Open Meeting – 3/20/2018

350 Austin Open Meeting – 3/20/2018

March 20, 2018 6:30 – 8:30 PM at Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas 78701

Come hear about all the exciting changes happening with 350 Austin! We are moving from a team-based to a campaign-based organization with our primary campaign focus being to move Austin Energy to being carbon-free ASAP.

We will be sharing how we intend to utilize a variety of strategies and tactics, including traditional as well as non-violent direct actions. There will be something to do for everyone in this campaign.

We will start with a short presentation on our laser-focused, multi-faceted campaign by our own Ellie Fogleman. Then we will settle into getting work done.

Come by 6 pm to order food and drinks. The program will begin at 6:30.

Lots of free parking on the street and in the garages across the street. Better yet, pedal over or ride the bus. Several have stops right in front of Scholz Garten.

Please go to our Facebook Event to RSVP and to invite friends.

350 Austin Book Discussion

350 Austin Book Discussion

Tuesday, February 27 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM  Cepeda Branch, Austin Public Library, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, Texas 78702

Mike Ignatowski will lead us in a discussion of “Daring Democracy: Igniting Power, Meaning, and Connection for the America We Want”, by Francis Moore Lappe.

“An optimistic book for Americans who are asking, in the wake of Trump’s victory, ‘What do we do now?'”.

Here is Moore Lappe’s website: https://www.smallplanet.org/daring-democracy

Please go to our Facebook Event to RSVP or to invite your friends.

Fossil Free Fast: Austin – 1/31/2018

Fossil Free Fast: Austin – 1/31/2018

January 31, 2018 6:00 PM at 4117 Berkman Drive, Austin, TX 78723

Who would have thought when Bill McKibben and 350.org began the fossil fuel divestment campaign in 2012 that New York City, one of the centers of the financial world, would not only pledge to divest $5 bn from the country’s largest pension fund but would also take the five most egregious fossil fuel companies to court? But that happened on January 7!

To keep the momentum going, Bernie Sanders, Bill McKibben, and many other powerful movement leaders and grassroots organizers are coming together on January 31 to discuss ways we can build on this massive victory towards a more equitable, just economy in a Fossil Free world.

On Wednesday, January 31 at 6:30 p.m., join 350 Austin at my home in Mueller (4117 Berkman Dr.) for the live-stream event and explore with us the ways we can keep the momentum going in Austin.

PLEASE RSVP so we can be ready for you!  The venue may change to accommodate more people, so watch for updates.

If you need to find a location that is closer to you, check here.

While you are here, please consider making a tax-deductible contribution to the work of 350 Austin. Gifts of any amount are helpful and appreciated. DONATE

Peace!   Bobbie

350 Austin Book Club – 1/9/2018

350 Austin Book Club – 1/9/2018

January 9, 2018 7:00 PM – 8:30 PM at Windsor Park Branch, Austin Public Library, 5833 Westminster Dr, Austin, Texas 78723

Ashley Dawson is now safely back in frigid NYC, but the conversation around his new book continues. Whether you had a chance to attend our “Meet the Author” event or heard him on KOOP Radio last week, you will want to join 350 Austin as we gather to discuss Extreme Cities and the implications it has for Austin. Professor Dawson has done an outstanding job of clarifying how justice issues (racial, economic,social) intersect with the rapidly growing danger of climate change.

Mike Ignatowski will lead the discussion. It is not necessary for you to have read the book to contribute to the conversation.

So, let’s get 2018 off to a good start by thinking about how we can work together to strengthen Austin’s resolve in fighting FOR justice and AGAINST climate change.

Please visit our Facebook Event to RSVP or invite friends.



December 28, 2017 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Yarborough Branch, Austin Public Library, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin, TX

A great opportunity for Austinites who care about climate change and the impact it is already having and will have in our not-so-distant future! Professor Ashley Dawson, author of Extreme Cities, is spending the holidays in Austin. He is Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton Environmental Institute.

Several groups are partnering to host Prof Dawson for a discussion of his new book, Extreme Cities.

Please join us and invite your friends and family to come along.

Hosts include:
350 Austin
Austin Democratic Socialists of America
Austin Jacobin Reading Group
Texas Drought Project, Jere Locke
Susan Lippmann of Wildflower UU