Strategic Planning Retreat – 2/1/2020

Strategic Planning Retreat – 2/1/2020

Regarding the 2020 Retreat February 1st, the location and times have been determined! Please note the updates:

  • What:  350 Austin Strategic Planning Retreat
  • When:  Saturday, February 1st from 9am-3pm
  • Where: First UU Church Classrooms, 4700 Grover (map)
  • Bonus: Food and drinks provided!

If you plan on attending the retreat, please RSVP to our Eventbrite. Help us determine the best strategies for addressing climate change locally in 2020 by attending this retreat!

The purpose of this retreat is for motivated 350 Austin members to work with Eileen Flanagan and 350 Austin leaders to determine the best organizational strategies for 350 Austin going forward. Given the increasing urgency of the climate crisis, having direct and clear strategies is vital to making significant progress and change.

January Open Meeting – 1/21/2020

January Open Meeting – 1/21/2020

Happy 2020! Please join us for 350 Austin’s First Open Meeting of 2020 this coming Tuesday evening. Held at the usual place and time:

  • What:  350 Austin January Open Meeting
  • When:  Tuesday, January 21st from 6:50 to 8:30 p.m.  
  • Where: First UU Church, 4700 Grover (map) (Bus stop ID #974 – 49th & Grover)

We will be going over important announcements regarding our 2020 Retreat and 350 Austin leadership changes. The Divestment Campaign and Close Fayette Coal Campaign will be updating us on their progress and goals for 2020, as well as holding Q&A sessions. Announcements and updates will be followed by campaign break out sessions with more details on each campaign.

December Open Meeting/Holiday Party – 12/17/2019

December Open Meeting/Holiday Party – 12/17/2019

December 17, 2019 @ 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm at First Unitarian Universalist Church, 4700 Grover, Austin, TX

Please join us for 350 Austin’s December Holiday Party and Open Meeting, this coming Tuesday evening. Held at the usual place and time:

  • What:  350 Austin December Open Meeting/Holiday Party
  • When:  Tuesday, December 17th from 6:50 to 8:30 p.m.  
  • Where: First UU Church, 4700 Grover (map) (Bus stop ID #974 – 49th & Grover)

We will be hearing updates from our Divestment Campaign, Close Fayette Coal Campaign, and Social Media Team, as well as plans for 350 Austin campaigns going into 2020. In addition, we will be announcing our special guest speaker for our 2020 Retreat.

Announcements and updates will be followed by campaign break out sessions with more details on each campaign. We will end by reflecting on 350’s accomplishments, our shared climate responsibility, and how together we can bring about positive change in 2020.

Please bring your holiday cheer and snacks to share to help us celebrate the 2019 accomplishments of 350 Austin!

 

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October Monthly Open Meeting – 10/15/2019

October 15, 2019 @ 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church
4700 Grover Ave, Austin TX

Please join us for 350 Austin’s monthly Open Meeting, this coming Tuesday evening. It’ll be at the usual place and time:

What to bring: A water bottle, and all your good energy and ideas!

In addition to our break-out groups, where all the fun action planning takes place, we’re excited about our guest speaker: Matt Weldon is a member of the City of Austin’s Electric Utility Commission (EUC), and he’ll be sharing ideas for scaling back the Fayette coal plant’s operations. The City is working through its plans to shutter its part of Fayette, and Matt will share his proposals to decrease Fayette’s operations now, so that we also reduce carbon output in the meantime, while those City wheels turn.

Finally, don’t forget our request for your monthly financial support — see a copy of our previous emails below. (And a big thank you to all of you who are already contributing!)

Click here to go directly to our donation form — don’t forget to hit “Yes, count me in!” to make it a monthly investment — thank you for making a difference!

Thanks, and we hope to see you on Tuesday.

Global Strike III: Austin – 9/20/2019

Global Strike III: Austin – 9/20/2019

September 20, 2019 @ 10:00 am
Texas State Capitol south steps, 1100 Congress Ave, Austin TX 78701

Wherever you are on 9/20, you can Climate Strike with us! Join us at the Capitol or use #TexasStrikeIII to submit your pics from your own spot! Pick a park, a city office, even a transit stop or intersection to strike with your friends.

Walk out from your school, home, or place of work on 9/20 at 9 AM! Attend an action around the city, then meet up at 12 PM at the Texas Capitol Building for a program of speakers and a networking opportunity to meet more like-minded people and organizations!

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

JSC Calling Shirts – 8/28/2019

JSC Calling Shirts – 8/28/2019

August 28, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:30 pm
Office of Sustainability, Room 400A
1000 E 11th Street, Austin, TX

The Joint Sustainability Committee is a crucial part of Austin’s response to the #ClimateEmergency. They need to know that 350 Austin is present and paying attention.

VENUE CHANGE!!
Office of Sustainability, Room 400A
1000 E 11th Street

Zach Baumer (Sustainability Office) has a key role in crafting Austin’s climate plan. His presentation in July: http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=324758

Agenda and supporting documents for August meeting: http://www.austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/140_1.htm

We have made a big impact at the EUC. Let’s add the JSC. This moment is critical for Austin!

Citizens Communication: 3 min max; 6 p.m.

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

350 Austin August Open Meeting – 8/20/2019

350 Austin August Open Meeting – 8/20/2019

August 20, 2019 @ 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave, Austin Texas 78756

It’s time to roll out the red carpet for 350 Austin’s new leadership team! Welcome our new Executive Director, R Brent Lÿles and give a big hand to our new President Kristin Herrington-Albrecht and VP Liliana Mendoza.

Founders Gilbert Starkey and Bobbie Tsukahara are stepping away from leadership to make way for lots of new energy.

Let’s show the new leaders that we are going to support them with our hands and hearts!!

We will also be hearing from Sunrise Movement ATX and the Climate Strike. And, as always, there are working groups to help you dive in!

Calling All Shirts EUC – 8/12/2019

Calling All Shirts EUC – 8/12/2019

August 12, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm
721 Barton Springs Rd,
Austin, TX 78704-1145

The Electric Utility Commission (EUC) advises City Council on the management of Austin Energy (AE). Arrive shortly before 6 pm to sign up for Citizens Communication.

350 Austin can be a key player in pushing AE to be Fossil Free Faster by participating in the resource generation planning that is getting underway right now.

Agenda: http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=324877
Aug. 2017 Council Resolution requiring studies (see p. 3-4): http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=324876
Fayette Operational Data (revised): http://www.austintexas.gov/edims/document.cfm?id=324940

Whenever possible, please keep your Citizen Communication *brief and to the point*. Although you have a 3 minute limit, you do not have to speak for the three minutes.

Some suggested topics: Status of studies due 9/30? What plans does AE have for accelerating timelines to get us to Fossil Free Faster? Transparency regarding coal ash.

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