SW Austin Rise Up – 9/8/2018

SW Austin Rise Up – 9/8/2018

On September 8, thousands of events will be held in cities and towns around the world to bring awareness to climate change, help promote green living, learn about local vendors who can help make a difference and call on our local leaders to commit to building a fossil free world that works for all of us.

We have invited city officials and local candidates to discuss their position on environmental topics. There will be local providers of good and services to help you make better decisions for yourself and the environment.

Join us at the Rusty Mule, 9201 Hwy 290 East, Austin, TX 78736, from 3:00 PM to 8:00 PM for an inspiring and informational afternoon. The Rusty Mule a family friendly outdoor venue situated on 3 acres of heavily treed open land. There is a playscape and plenty of room for kiddos to run about (but not pets, sorry), food trucks and a full service bar. There will be live music and representatives from social and environmental groups to learn more about all the possibilities to move the needle in the right direction.

For full details on the Austin events and to RSVP, click and enter your zip code.

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

For full details on the Austin events and to RSVP, click and enter your zip code.

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.