350 Austin General Meeting – 11/21/2017

350 Austin General Meeting – 11/21/2017

November 21, 2017 6:30 PM to 8:30 PM at Scholz Garten, 1607 San Jacinto Blvd, Austin, Texas 78701

We know this is just before Thanksgiving, but you will definitely want to join us for the November meeting! Officially launched on 11/1/16, we are marking 350 Austin’s one-year anniversary in two important ways. First, former Steering Committee member Derrick Crowe will be sharing current scientific data as a way to remind us of why 350 Austin was founded.

Derrick Crowe is known in the local and national press as the “science nerd” running for the congressional seat soon to be vacated by climate-denier Lamar Smith. Derrick is a long-time student of climate change science and will be speaking to us in that capacity. Although not legally permitted to endorse Derrick Crowe, we at 350 Austin can proudly share the news that Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, has personally endorsed him. (https://medium.com/@electcrowe/bill-mckibben-endorses-derrick-crowe-for-congress-d4f48e13f913)

After being sobered by Derrick’s presentation on the status of climate change, we will shake off the blues by celebrating 350 Austin’s anniversary with live music, drink, and good food from Scholz Garten – our ever-supportive hosts! Music will be provided by Roger Flores’ band Midnight Archives (https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCVHUUq2mx7MHDSrCg8HduKg).

Our monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, usually at Scholz Garten, from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Children are welcome.

Please visit our Facebook Event to RSVP or invite friends.

350 Austin Book Club – 11/14/2017

350 Austin Book Club – 11/14/2017

November 14, 2017 at Austin Central Library, Austin Public Library, 710 W. Cesar Chavez Street, Austin, Texas 78701

PLEASE NOTE THE CHANGE IN VENUE! We will be meeting in Shared Learning Room #621 at the new downtown library.

We will be discussing Juan Gonzalez’s newest book, “Reclaiming Gotham”. The long-time co-host of Democracy Now and outstanding journalist begins with an examination of how Bill De Blasio and the leaders of other cities are part of a movement to end America’s “tale of two cities”.

Austin’s own Greg Casar got Gonzalez’s attention. We hope to explore how this book is relevant to the more equitable, just, and low-carbon economy we want to see in Austin.

We will divide the discussion across two meetings, so come prepared to talk about Chapters 1 – 5 on November 14.

PARKING: The library garage is $5 for 2 hours; $7 for more than 2 hours. Bus stops nearby. CARPOOL (minivan) from Bobbie Tsukahara home in Mueller. PM her for details.

Please go to our Facebook event to RSVP or invite friends.

350 Austin Walnut Creek Bike Ride – 10/29/2017

350 Austin Walnut Creek Bike Ride – 10/29/2017

Easy bike ride on the Southern Walnut Creek Bike trail, starting at Govalle Park. We plan an 8-10 mile round trip, depending on how people feel. Lunch together afterwards for those interested.

October 29, 2017 9:00 AM – 12:00 PM at Govalle Park, 5200 Bolm Rd, Austin, Texas 78721

Please go to our Facebook event to RSVP or invite friends.

350 Austin Hike – 10/28/2017

350 Austin Hike – 10/28/2017

First 350-Austin Urban Hike to the amazing New Austin Central Library on its opening day! We will meet at the Zilker Park parking lot behind the pool off Robert E Lee Rd., just past the Umlauf Sculpture Garden. Plenty of free parking there. Meet at the parking lot entrance. Bring money for lunch if you want to eat with the group (restaurant TBD by the group). It’s an easy hike mostly on trails along Town Lake, about 2 miles each way.

October 28, 2017 10:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Please go to our Facebook event to RSVP or invite friends.