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.
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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
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.
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
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On October 23rd, 92 of the world’s largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous Peoples’ rights to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and many more.
Mazaska Talks, an organization sprung from the Indigenous-led DAPL divestment campaign, is calling on Indigenous people and allies everywhere to join three days of mass global action that make it clear to the banks: Financing climate disaster and the abuse of Indigenous Peoples will result in a massive global divestment movement.
350 Austin has been deeply inspired and energized by the work …of our friends at 350 Seattle in alliance with Mazaska Talks, and we are committed to taking action here in Austin on October 23, Mazaska Talks’ Day of Action for the Americas. Please join us as we send a message to the banks that fund fossil fuels in the only language they understand.
More details to come, but we are meeting at the UT West Mall fountain at 11:30AM. There will be an opportunity to take part in this action even if you cannot physically attend. If you plan to participate please RSVP on the Mazaska Talks website as well: https://mazaskatalks.org/
Please also share our Facebook Event with your friends.
Thursday, August 10 at 6 PM – 9 PM
Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin, Texas 78701
Come pack the rally and council chamber to demand a carbon-free Austin by 2030! Our futures depend on it!
——-WEAR GREEN & BRING SIGNS!——-
The Austin City Council has a chance to take a big step in the right direction by committing Austin Energy — the city’s electric utility — to be 100 PERCENT CARBON-FREE BY 2030! We are fighting for climate protection and climate justice for those most impacted by climate change. We want affordable carbon-free energy!
6:00PM – Meet before, pass out information, sign up to speak
6:30PM – Public hearing begins
Cities can fill the void caused by President Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the historic Paris Climate Accord.
AND AUSTIN SHOULD LEAD THE WAY!
The current proposal isn’t nearly ambitious enough, and Austin Energy wants the Council to approve it in a rush. Austin Energy has been a leader on climate in the past, but the standard for leadership now is 100 percent renewable energy.
A couple of U.S. cities already have achieved this goal, and at least 25 have committed to do so, several well before 2030. Wind and solar energy are now cost-competitive with energy from fossil fuels, and allow the utility to lock in low prices for decades. This is Austin’s chance to lead the country on climate, and we must ensure that the City Council doesn’t rapidly approve a plan that doesn’t go far enough.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR BOLD ACTION. BE A PART OF THIS!
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Join 350-Austin on July 26 for a pub quiz designed to challenge your knowledge of climate change and the key fights happening now in the Texas climate justice movement! This quiz is locally focused, with rounds on the impact of climate change in the Austin area, West Texas, and our coastal regions. Between rounds we will do a short presentation on personal divestment, your best tool to defund fossil fuel projects and act locally in the global climate movement. We’ll end the night with a special bonus round that will give you the opportunity to take action in the fight to stall and reverse climate change.
Hosted by the environmentally sustainable east side brewery Hops & Grain, come grab some beers and plug yourself into the amazing climate community we’re growing right here in Austin!
6:00-7:00pm – Social Hour
7:00pm – Quiz
8:30pm – Winners announced!
**Minimum team of 1, maximum team of 4**
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