350 Discussion Group Meeting 4/30/2019

350 Discussion Group Meeting 4/30/2019

April 30, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Cepeda Branch, Austin Public Library, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, Texas

Join us for a lively, stimulating, and often deep discussion with some really interesting people! Although we’ve been discussing articles the last few months, this month we will change back to discussing a book – because Bill McKibben’s latest book just came out: “Falter: Has the Human Game Began to Play Itself Out?” (For those who don’t know, Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org. If you want to get a copy, you have just over a week left to read it. If you’re not up to reading it, you can check out various review online, including the one in the NY Times Review of Books:

Of course, you can come without doing any of this reading just to enjoy the discussion. I will summarize the main arguments in the book for everyone.

Everyone attending will be loved!

Hope to see you there,

Mike Ignatowski

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

Clean Energy Now Rally 4/27/2019

Clean Energy Now Rally 4/27/2019

April 27, 2019 from 11:00 am to 12:30 pm at the Texas State Capitol

IMPORTANT UPDATE: Time has changed to 11:00 am to 12:30 pm.

Saturday 4/27 is a big day for Austin! Head to the Clean Energy Rally for some great music and info on the Permian Highway Pipeline, then spend the remainder of the afternoon at Earth Day Austin. 350 Austin will have a presence at both events.

We are calling for a massive gathering to show our Gas & Oil Legislators it is TIME FOR A CHANGE! The people will lead the leaders……. to a CLEAN ENERGY Future!

LIVE MUSIC with Bill Oliver & the Otter Space Band, Bob Slaughter & Laughing Waters, Lucas Miller and Purly Gates.
SPEAKERS: Legislators + Climate, Energy & Environmental Consultants: Peter Beck (St. Ed’s/Environmental Policy) David Cortez (Sierra Club), Dee Dee Belmares (Oil & Gas Pollution – Mom’s Clean Air Force) and Info tables by Sierra Club, Public Citizen, Clean Water Action, Students for Sustainability,
Save Barton Creek Assoc. and Clean Energy Now Texas.

If you’re on Facebook, follow this link for more information about the event.

Earth Day ATX Festival 4/27/2019

Earth Day ATX Festival 4/27/2019

Due to that horrendous storm, the festival was rescheduled. It is Saturday 4/27/2019 from 12:00 pm to 6:00 pm at Huston-Tillotson University.

350 Austin will have a booth at Earth Day Austin. If you want to help out, PM us.

The theme for this year’s Earth Day ATX festival is “Honoring Our Home.” This festival is an opportunity for you to explore the many local organizations and community leaders working to make Austin a beautiful and healthy place to live. You are all invited to engage in an extraordinary array of fun, immersive and educational activities.

If you’re on Facebook, follow this link for more information about the event

350 Austin April Open Meeting

350 Austin April Open Meeting

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

Lots happening, so arrive early!

Our open meeting this week is bursting with music, fun, and information. The climate crisis is serious business, but that doesn’t mean we can’t “whistle while we work”!  Singer, songwriter, and pipeline warrior Purly Gates will be joining us to talk about the Permian Highway Pipelinethat is threatening our beloved Hill Country.  She will also perform for us.  You don’t want to miss that.

Our intern from Switzerland, Adrian Stolz, will be leading us in a bit of fun with his climate change version of Bingo.  Fill your card and win a t-shirt!!  Sadly, we will also be saying farewell to Adrian this week.  

We will be welcoming the newest kids on the block, Sunrise Movement.  Our own Morgan Young, a UT senior, will be sharing what the recently formed Austin group is up to.  

There will be an update on our campaign to close the Fayette coal plant, the latest on the Electric Utility Commission, and important announcements about ways you can get involved.

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


Close Fayette Banner Drop

Close Fayette Banner Drop

April 12, 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.

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.

1st Thursday Happy Hour

1st Thursday Happy Hour

April 4, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm at Takoba, 1411 E 7th St,
Austin, Texas 78702

We meet monthly for a family-friendly, laid back opportunity to gather with 350 Austin friends – old and new!

Barzón at Takoba (https://www.facebook.com/Takoba/) is the bar, but it serves food. Children are welcome there until 10 p.m. The restaurant (Takoba) is closed until mid-April :-(.

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

350 Reading Discussion Group

350 Reading Discussion Group

March 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Cepeda Branch, Austin Public Library, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin, Texas 78702

Join us for a lively, stimulating, and often deep discussion with some really interesting people! This month the discussion will kick off with some thoughts on what we can learn from 350.org about effective social change.

https://www.fastcompany.com/40506882/what-we-can-learn-from-350-org-about-effective-social-change

As usual, we will meet on the 4th Tuesday of the month, from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on March 26th at the Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Everyone attending will be loved! If you’re on Facebook, click on this link to RSVP and invite friends.

Hope to see you there,
Mike Ignatowski