350 Austin Monthly Meeting – 8/21/2018

350 Austin Monthly Meeting – 8/21/2018

To get Austin to be “Fossil Free Faster”, it’s going to take more than just pressuring Austin Energy (AE). While we are not shifting that focus, we are expanding it to include the LCRA* – AE’s “partner in crime” at the Fayette coal plant. When it comes to the Fayette Power Plant (FPP), it’s about more than just CO2 and its impact on climate change and the health of the nearby community – as bad as those effects are.

There’s a water grab going on. And if you want to get Texans riled up, just go after their water.

Al Braden, Austin’s own photographer extraordinaire and long-time activist on climate change, will be leading us in what is bound to be a very motivating discussion on how to get organized to take on the LCRA* in our goal of shutting down the Fayette Power Plant altogether.

And don’t forget that we have candidates’ forums to plan, so come prepared to roll up your sleeves as we get to work on that pressing project. Solar Austin is partnering with 350 Austin, so we can make new friends while we identify when and where the forums will be held. And draft the questions we want our mayoral and city council candidates to answer.

Here are all the details for 350 Austin’s August Open Meeting:

  • Tuesday, 8/21 from 7 to 8:30 pm.
  • First UU Church at 4700 Grover Ave, 78756.
  • Food always makes work more fun, so feel free to bring Finger Foods to share! (No access to the kitchen!)
  • Parking. We’ve been told we can ignore the “Reserved for Massage School” signs.
  • Bus. Stop ID #974 (49th & Grover).
  • Facebook event to invite your friends!

 

 

Austin 350 Reading Group Discussion – 7/24/2018

Austin 350 Reading Group Discussion – 7/24/2018

Tuesday July 24, 2018 from 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin

Join us for a lively, stimulating, and often deep discussion with some really interesting people! This month we will be discussing the article:

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s climate plan is the only one that matches scientific consensus on the environment

https://qz.com/1316082/alexandria-ocasio-cortezs-green-new-deal-could-make-the-us-a-climate-change-leader/

Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez pulled off an upset win in a NY Democratic primary against an established incumbent, and will now likely be elected to congress this November. Her “Green New Deal” plan will be similar in scale to the mobilization efforts seen in World War II or the Marshall Plan. Let’s start the discussion with this and see where it leads.

As usual, we will meet from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on July 24th at the Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Hope to see you there,
Mike Ignatowski

Please go to our Facebook Event to RSVP and invite friends

Electric Utility Commission (EUC) Meeting 7/16/2018

Monday, 7/16 (6 to 8 p.m.)Electric Utility Commission (EUC) meeting at 721 Barton Springs. Citizens Communication at the start of the meeting. Wear your 350 Austin shirt. The EUC is taking note of our presence. Immediately after Citizens’ Communication, those on the Campaign Strategy Circle will meet in another room and return to the EUC meeting for Item #11. EUC 07.16.18 Agenda & documents

350 Austin Monthly Meeting 7/17/2018

350 Austin Monthly Meeting 7/17/2018

Tuesday, 7/17 (7 to 8:30 p.m.) – 350 Austin July Open Meeting at First Unitarian Universalist Church on Grover. NOTE THE TIME CORRECTION! We are in the process of sharpening our focus on the Fayette coal plant and steps we might take in getting it shut down much sooner than Austin Energy’s (AE) is currently planning. Al Braden will be sharing his broad and deep understanding on Fayette. We will also be updating you on information that AE has effectively been withholding regarding how much Fayette is being used.

See you soon!

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

350-Austin Reading Group (formerly the 350 Book Group) – 6/26/2018

350-Austin Reading Group (formerly the 350 Book Group) – 6/26/2018

Tuesday, June 26 at 7 PM – 8:30 PM at Cepeda Branch, Austin Public Library, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, Texas 78702

Join us for a lively and stimulating discussion with some really interesting people! This month we will be discussing the article:

“Which works better: climate fear, or climate hope? Well, it’s complicated.”

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2018/jan/04/climate-fear-or-hope-change-debate

Hope to see you there!
Mike Ignatowski

Follow this link to our Facebook Event to RSVP and invite friends.