Close Fayette Banner Drop

Close Fayette Banner Drop

April 5, 2019 @ 4:00 pm – 6:00 pm at 11th Street Bridge over I35
11th & I35, Austin, TX

Let Austin drivers know that 350 Austin wants to see the Fayette Coal Plant shut down. We are taking advantage of the slow crawl on I 35 by dropping a banner on the 11th Street bridge during rush hour.

Wear your green shirt or 350 Austin shirt! Here is how you can help:
(1) Help hold the banner;
(2) Talk to passersby;
(3) Get signatures on our petition to City Council;
(4) Sell bumper and computer stickers;
(5) Give a friendly wave to all the drivers;
(6) Hold up signs and posters;
(7) Any other non-violent action you can think of.   If you’re on Facebook, click on this link to RSVP and invite friends.

Electric Utility Commission meeting

Electric Utility Commission meeting

April 8, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm at 721 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, TX 78704-1145

The EUC advises city council on management of Austin Energy and the city’s generation of electricity.

Tonight’s agenda: http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=317340

Wear your 350 Austin or Close Fayette shirt!! Arrive just before 6 pm if you want to speak during citizens communication. 3 minutes maximum.

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

Pelosi, Back the Green New Deal!

Pelosi, Back the Green New Deal!

March 4, 2019 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm at Hyatt Regency Austin,
208 Barton Springs Road Zilker Ballroom, Austin, Texas 78704

Nancy Pelosi, Speaker of the House, will be in Austin for a fundraiser for the Travis County Democratic Party. She recently spoke derisively of the Green New Deal (GND), saying, “The green dream, or whatever they call it, nobody knows what it is, they’re for it right?”

350 Austin, the Austin Democratic Socialists Eco-Socialist committee (ecosoc@austindsa.org), the Texas Drought Project and other groups want Pelosi to know that we support the #GreenNewDeal and the Sunrise Movement.

Bring signs, banners and noisemakers. Let’s respectfully ask her to join us. It is time for a #GreenNewDeal!!

For a good understanding of the GND, read this excellent recent article by Naomi Klein. https://theintercept.com/2019/02/13/green-new-deal-proposal/

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

TX Green New Deal

TX Green New Deal

February 26, 2019 @ 8:30 am – 5:00 pm at Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin, Texas 78701


The Sunrise Movement has asked us all to take action by talking with our representatives who have not supported the Green New Deal (GND). 350 Austin’s Kelly Williamson is organizing us and will be at the Capitol all day to assist you. Come and go as you are able. Please RSVP at this link: https://actionnetwork.org/events/texas-green-new-deal-activism-day-tx-capitol?source=direct_link&

Texas Rally for the #TrialoftheCentury!

Texas Rally for the #TrialoftheCentury!

Sunday, October 28, 2018, 1:00 – 3:00 pm at the Texas State Capitol, 1100 Congress Ave. Austin, TX

The Students for Sustainability organization at St. Edward’s University is excited to be hosting Austin’s Rally for the #TrialOfTheCentury.

On October 29, 2018, 21 youth will confront the federal government at the #TrialoftheCentury in open court.

They are the #youthvgov plaintiffs in Juliana v. United States, and they allege that the U.S. government has knowingly violated their constitutional rights for over 50 years by contributing to climate change. They’re asking for a science-based National Climate Recovery Plan. This plan would end the reign of fossil fuels and require the United States government to do its part to stop dangerous climate change for young people and all future generations.

These brave youth need your help.

Join us from the rally at the Texas Capital to be a part of the #TrialoftheCentury and support these young climate warriors. Our freedom depends on a climate system that will sustain human life. Let’s show the government that it has a duty to prepare and implement a Climate Recovery Plan to protect our basic and most fundamental rights!

To help us plan and organize these rallies, sign up at https://actionnetwork.org/forms/organize-a-rally-in-your-community

For more information or to find the rally in a different state, visit www.youthvgov.org/october29

To get email updates from Our Children’s Trust, sign up here: www.youthvgov.org/join

Go to our Facebook Event to RSVP or invite friends!

350 Austin Special Meeting – NEW LOCATION!

350 Austin Special Meeting – NEW LOCATION!

*** Please note the new location for this event – Yarborough Branch Library ***

350 Austin Special Meeting – “The IPCC Report: Taking Action in Austin” THIS MEETING IS REPLACING THE READING GROUP FOR THIS MONTH ONLY.

Tuesday, October 23, 2018, 7:00 – 8:30 pm at Yarborough Branch, Austin Public Library, 2200 Hancock Drive, Austin, Texas 78756

You are no doubt aware that the UN Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) released a report last week on the necessity of urgent, systemic action on climate change that has finally gotten the attention of the mainstream media. The normally cautious and conservative body of scientists produced a report that left no doubt that if we do not cut greenhouse gas emissions fast – a target of 12 years – we won’t be able to keep global warming below 1.5 degrees Celsius. It is now clear that 2 degrees of warming will bring about devastating conditions for all of life.

Although it omitted key tipping points that indicate we likely have less than 12 years to act decisively, the IPCC report has nevertheless created a moment in which decision-makers may actually respond to the climate crisis.

At 350 Austin, we want to capitalize on this moment to make significant progress on our campaigns: push Austin Energy to be Fossil Free Faster; push the LCRA to shut down the Fayette Coal Plant; and encourage local institutions to divest from fossil fuels and invest in an equitable, low-carbon economy.

We are thus calling a special meeting to share ideas and visions on how to blow open the tiny window of opportunity the IPCC report has provided.

The 350 Austin Reading Group leader, Mike Ignatowski, has graciously agreed to share the time and space normally devoted to the reading group for our special meeting. The short article by George Monbiot that Mike had selected for the group provides a perfect springboard for our discussion. Is it time for Non-violent Direct Action (NVDA)?

If you can, read George Monbiot’s short article.

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