October Monthly Open Meeting – 10/15/2019

October 15, 2019 @ 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church
4700 Grover Ave, Austin TX

Please join us for 350 Austin’s monthly Open Meeting, this coming Tuesday evening. It’ll be at the usual place and time:

What to bring: A water bottle, and all your good energy and ideas!

In addition to our break-out groups, where all the fun action planning takes place, we’re excited about our guest speaker: Matt Weldon is a member of the City of Austin’s Electric Utility Commission (EUC), and he’ll be sharing ideas for scaling back the Fayette coal plant’s operations. The City is working through its plans to shutter its part of Fayette, and Matt will share his proposals to decrease Fayette’s operations now, so that we also reduce carbon output in the meantime, while those City wheels turn.

Finally, don’t forget our request for your monthly financial support — see a copy of our previous emails below. (And a big thank you to all of you who are already contributing!)

Click here to go directly to our donation form — don’t forget to hit “Yes, count me in!” to make it a monthly investment — thank you for making a difference!

Thanks, and we hope to see you on Tuesday.

350 Austin August Open Meeting – 8/20/2019

350 Austin August Open Meeting – 8/20/2019

August 20, 2019 @ 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave, Austin Texas 78756

It’s time to roll out the red carpet for 350 Austin’s new leadership team! Welcome our new Executive Director, R Brent Lÿles and give a big hand to our new President Kristin Herrington-Albrecht and VP Liliana Mendoza.

Founders Gilbert Starkey and Bobbie Tsukahara are stepping away from leadership to make way for lots of new energy.

Let’s show the new leaders that we are going to support them with our hands and hearts!!

We will also be hearing from Sunrise Movement ATX and the Climate Strike. And, as always, there are working groups to help you dive in!

350 Austin July Open Meeting – 7/16/2019

350 Austin July Open Meeting – 7/16/2019

July 16, 2019 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm at
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave, Austin Texas 78756

350 Austin’s monthly open meeting is a great way to meet others who share your concern for the climate emergency threatening all of life. There will be updates on our core campaigns to Keep It In The Ground and to Divest from Fossil Fuels. There will also be plenty of opportunities for you to participate.

If you are on Facebook, follow this link to RSVP and invite friends.

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!!

If you are on Facebook, use this link to RSVP and invite friends.

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

If you’re on Facebook, follow this link to RSVP and invite friends,