350 Austin Monthly Meeting

350 Austin Monthly Meeting

March 19, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756

Our monthly meetings are open to all! Join us as we take action locally in the global climate movement.

At the March meeting we will hear from a high school student who helped organize and participated in the #schoolstrike as well as status reports on Austin Energy, our campaign to #closeFayetteCoal, and details on how you can get involved in the urgent work on the #ClimateCrisis. See you there.

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

Happy Hour & Welcome Party

Happy Hour & Welcome Party

March 7, 2019 @ 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at Cenote’s East Austin Patio Cafe,
6214 Cameron Rd, Austin, TX 78723-1119

Come to 350 Austin’s 1st Thursday Happy Hour! We have a special reason to gather as we celebrate the arrival of our volunteer intern who is coming all the way from Europe to work with us this spring!!

Our Happy Hour is always a family-friendly event! Cenote’s East Austin Patio Cafe in Windsor Park has great eats and lots of beverage choices. If weather permits, we will be hanging outside. http://cenoteaustin.com/home/

If you’re on Facebook, follow 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

350-Austin Reading Discussion Group

350-Austin Reading Discussion Group

February 26, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at Cepeda Branch Library,
651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin TX

Join us for a lively, stimulating, and often deep discussion with some really interesting people! This month we talk more about a the Green New Deal. Please read at least the first of the following articles and come prepared for an interesting discussion on the many aspects of this new initiative.

Bill McKibben (creator of 350.org) responds to Dianne Feinstein’s encounter with young people confronting her about her decision not to support the Green New Deal. Lots of great food for discussion here:
https://www.newyorker.com/news/daily-comment/the-hard-lessons-of-dianne-feinsteins-encounter-with-the-young-green-new-deal-activists-video

Here’s a short little article about some very surprising polling on the support for the Green New Deal. You really need to check out the polling data on Republican attitudes – and be prepared for an amazing surprise!
https://www.newsweek.com/green-new-deal-poll-conservative-republicans-climate-change-denial-alexandria-1264117

Finally, does the Green New Deal open the door for moderate Republicans to propose their own climate solutions?
http://time.com/5529135/green-new-deal-republicans-carbon-tax/

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

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

Hope to see you there,
Mike Ignatowski

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&

February Open Meeting

February Open Meeting

February 19, 2019 @ 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756

A trio of terrific 350 Austin team leaders will be sharing with us the status of our projects and how you can pitch in to help.

Danny Fetonte will be updating us on the “Close Fayette Coal Plant” bumper sticker campaign and how it ties in with our overall goal to #ShutItDown. Bring a bit of cash and learn how you can crank up the volume by selling some stickers.

Kristin Herrington-Albrecht will share with us the many ways the Public Awareness team is getting the word out about why we need to #ShutItDown. You will want to join this energetic gang!

The #GreenNewDeal got the green light from 350 Austin’s board of directors so Kelly Williamson will be getting us all up to speed on actions.

It’s going to be a packed, information-rich evening! Note the earlier arrival time!!

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

350 Austin February Happy Hour

350 Austin February Happy Hour

February 7, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Austin Beer Garden Brewing (ABGB), 1305 W Oltorf St, Austin, TX 78704

Calling all friends of 350 Austin, new and old! Join us for food, drinks, and conversation at our monthly First Thursday happy hour. Come meet others who are taking action locally in the global climate movement. Bring a friend!

We are headed to Austin Beer Garden Brewing (ABGB) on Oltorf for February’s happy hour. Along with their in-house brews, ABGB offers a full dinner menu. ABGB is an all-ages venue – everyone is welcome!

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

350 Reading Discussion Meeting

350 Reading Discussion Meeting

January 29, 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 we talk about a the Green New Deal. Please read the following article and come prepared for an interesting discussion on the many aspects of this new initiative.

The article is written by Richard Heinberg. He is Senior Fellow of the Post Carbon Institute and is regarded as one of the world’s foremost advocates for a shift away from our current reliance on fossil fuels. He has authored 13 books and scores of essays and articles that have appeared in such journals as Nature, Reuters, Wall Street Journal, The American Prospect, etc.

As usual, we will meet on the last Tuesday of the month (which happens to be the 5th Tuesday this month), from 7:00pm to 8:30pm on Jan 29th at the Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N Pleasant Valley Rd, Austin.

Go to our Facebook Event to RSVP and invite friends.

Hope to see you there,
Mike Ignatowski

350 Austin Monthly Meeting

350 Austin Monthly Meeting

January 15, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:30 pm at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756

Our monthly meetings are open to all! Join us as we take action locally in the global climate movement.

Come learn about the Extinction Rebellion from Austin’s own Aly Tharp. And roll up your sleeves for our working groups.

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

350 Austin January Happy Hour

350 Austin January Happy Hour

January 3, 2019 @ 6:30 pm – 9:00 pm at Little Woodrow’s on Burnet
5425 Burnet Rd Austin, TX 78756

Calling all friends of 350 Austin, new and old! Join us for food, drinks, and conversation at our monthly First Thursday happy hour. Come meet others who are taking action locally in the global climate movement. Bring a friend!

We are headed to the Burnet / Allandale neighborhood for our first happy hour of 2019. Come celebrate the new year with us!

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

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