Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice – Climate Solutions Tour – 9/8/2018

Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice – Climate Solutions Tour – 9/8/2018

UPDATE: Due to an 80% chance of thunderstorms on Saturday, Environment Texas has decided to postpone the Climate Solutions Tour until next weekend (9/15). Stay tuned for new details.

On Sep. 8, as part of the Rise for Climate Global Day of Action, join us for a “Climate Solutions Tour” of east Austin. We’ll visit the La Loma Community Solar Farm to learn how solar energy can help replace dirty coal energy, Eden East Farm to talk about how sustainable agriculture can help fight climate change, and check out an Electric Vehicle Showcase at Austin Community College’s Eastview Campus. Then, we’ll head to the Friends and Allies brewery to check out some of their sustainability measures and wrap up the day with a cold drink. Bike or carpool if you can!

10 – 1030 AM  – La Loma Community Solar Farm, 942 Lott Ave, Austin TX 78721

11 – 1130 AM – Eden East Farms, 755 Springdale Rd, Austin, TX 78702

12 – 1230 PM – ACC Eastview Campus, 3401 Webberville Rd, Austin, TX 78702

1 – 2 PM   Friends And Allies Brewery, 979 Springdale Rd #124, Austin, TX 78702

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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

EUC Meeting 6/18/2018

EUC Meeting 6/18/2018

Monday, June 18 at 6 PM – 8 PM at 721 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704-1145

Austin Energy (AE) will be reporting to the Electric Utility Commission on the status of the 16 studies mandated by City Council last August. We want AE to begin working on the studies ASAP and communicate to the EUC and the public on their specific plans for becoming Fossil Free Fast. To view the mandated studies, go here and scroll to pages 3-4. http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=282674

Citizen Communications (3 minutes max) occur at the beginning of the meeting. If you want to speak but need help crafting your message, Direct Message Bobbie Tsukahara, Dana Wen, Ellie Fogleman, Gilbert Starkey or other 350 Austin activists.

If you have a 350 Austin shirt, please wear it. If you don’t have one, come a few minutes early to pick one up. $15 for those who can afford it. This is NOT a protest or rally.

Please follow this link to the Facebook Event to RSVP or invite friends.

Fossil Free Fast: Austin – 1/31/2018

Fossil Free Fast: Austin – 1/31/2018

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.

If you need to find a location that is closer to you, check here.

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

Peace!   Bobbie

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.