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.

Divest the Globe – Austin Event 10/23

Divest the Globe – Austin Event 10/23

On October 23rd, 92 of the world’s largest banks will meet in São Paolo, Brazil to discuss policies on the climate and Indigenous Peoples’ rights to Free, Prior, and Informed Consent (FPIC). These banks include Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) financiers such as Wells Fargo, Bank of America, J.P. Morgan Chase, and many more.

Mazaska Talks, an organization sprung from the Indigenous-led DAPL divestment campaign, is calling on Indigenous people and allies everywhere to join three days of mass global action that make it clear to the banks: Financing climate disaster and the abuse of Indigenous Peoples will result in a massive global divestment movement.

350 Austin has been deeply inspired and energized by the work of our friends at 350 Seattle in alliance with Mazaska Talks, and we are committed to taking action here in Austin on October 23, Mazaska Talks’ Day of Action for the Americas. Please join us as we send a message to the banks that fund fossil fuels in the only language they understand.

More details to come, but we are meeting at the UT West Mall fountain at 11:30AM. There will be an opportunity to take part in this action even if you cannot physically attend. If you plan to participate please RSVP on the Mazaska Talks website as well: https://mazaskatalks.org/

Please also share our Facebook Event with your friends.

350 Austin Book Group Tues 10/10 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

350 Austin Book Group Tues 10/10 7:00 pm – 8:45 pm

Join us for the next meeting of 350 Austin’s book club. Mike Ignatowski will be presenting a summary of George Monbiot’s “Out of the Wreckage” and lead us in what is sure to be lively discussion. George Monbiot is a well known reporter and his book offers a positive vision of the way forward for our society. We will meet in a nice quiet library room for a better discussion this time! There is no requirement to read the book ahead of time. This link gives a good summary. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/sep/09/george-monbiot-how-de-we-get-out-of-this-mess

Cepeda Branch Library, Room #1, 651 North Pleasant Valley Road, Austin, TX

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October General Meeting Tues 10/17 at 6:30 pm

October General Meeting Tues 10/17 at 6:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE THE VENUE CHANGE!! Due to construction, we had to move the meeting this month. 

Austin’s Pizza 4, 1817 S Lamar Blvd, Austin, Texas 78704

In the first part of our meeting, 350 Austin’s own Rocky Boschert will be sharing his wisdom on divesting from fossil fuels and how to think about reinvesting in a clean energy future. Rocky has devoted his career as a financial advisor to helping clients “go fossil free” with their investments. Come ready to take notes and ask questions. http://www.texasorp.com/

The second half of the meeting will kick off with the premiere of Josh Allen’s song – composed just for us – “Not With My Money You Ain’t”!

There will be a variety of breakout sessions, including art and sign-making for the upcoming day of action against banks that fund fossil fuel projects.

Our monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month, usually at Scholz Garten (although not this month), from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Children are welcome.

Please visit our Facebook Event to RSVP or invite friends.

September Monthly Meeting Tues 9/19 at 6:30 pm

September Monthly Meeting Tues 9/19 at 6:30 pm

Although we did not meet in August, we were working hard to move several projects forward, including our goal for Austin Energy to be 100% renewable. And, of course, we continue to help the victims of Harvey.

It’s now time to re-group and plan actions to fight the climate change that is super-charging the hurricanes and wildfires now devastating many parts of the planet.

It will be a jam-packed agenda with updates and actions as well as opportunities for you to share your ideas. Looking forward to seeing you there!

Our monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at Scholz Garten from 6:30 pm to 8:30 pm. Children are welcome.

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People’s Hearing for Carbon Free Austin

People’s Hearing for Carbon Free Austin

Thursday, August 10 at 6 PM – 9 PM

Austin City Hall, 301 W 2nd St, Austin, Texas 78701

Come pack the rally and council chamber to demand a carbon-free Austin by 2030! Our futures depend on it!
The Austin City Council has a chance to take a big step in the right direction by committing Austin Energy — the city’s electric utility — to be 100 PERCENT CARBON-FREE BY 2030! We are fighting for climate protection and climate justice for those most impacted by climate change. We want affordable carbon-free energy!

6:00PM – Meet before, pass out information, sign up to speak
6:30PM – Public hearing begins

Cities can fill the void caused by President Donald Trump withdrawing the U.S. from the historic Paris Climate Accord.

The current proposal isn’t nearly ambitious enough, and Austin Energy wants the Council to approve it in a rush. Austin Energy has been a leader on climate in the past, but the standard for leadership now is 100 percent renewable energy.

A couple of U.S. cities already have achieved this goal, and at least 25 have committed to do so, several well before 2030. Wind and solar energy are now cost-competitive with energy from fossil fuels, and allow the utility to lock in low prices for decades. This is Austin’s chance to lead the country on climate, and we must ensure that the City Council doesn’t rapidly approve a plan that doesn’t go far enough.

Contact: kwhite@citizen.org

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Trivia Night! Climate Change in the Lone Star State

Trivia Night! Climate Change in the Lone Star State

Join 350-Austin on July 26 for a pub quiz designed to challenge your knowledge of climate change and the key fights happening now in the Texas climate justice movement! This quiz is locally focused, with rounds on the impact of climate change in the Austin area, West Texas, and our coastal regions. Between rounds we will do a short presentation on personal divestment, your best tool to defund fossil fuel projects and act locally in the global climate movement. We’ll end the night with a special bonus round that will give you the opportunity to take action in the fight to stall and reverse climate change.

Hosted by the environmentally sustainable east side brewery Hops & Grain, come grab some beers and plug yourself into the amazing climate community we’re growing right here in Austin!

6:00-7:00pm – Social Hour
7:00pm – Quiz
8:30pm – Winners announced!

**Minimum team of 1, maximum team of 4**

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Artful Activism: Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline!

Artful Activism: Stop the Keystone XL Pipeline!

Saturday, July 22, 1:30 PM – 4:30 PM at Wildflower Church, 1314 E. Oltorf St., Austin, TX 78704

Chances are you’ve heard of the proposed carbon-rich tar sands pipeline, Keystone XL.

Nebraska is the LAST state that hasn’t authorized KXL’s current route, so they are uniquely positioned to prevent its construction.
350 Austin is supporting the efforts of Bold Nebraska to stop KXL. Bold Nebraska is a non-profit coalition of farmers, Tribal Nations, ranchers, and citizens seeking to stop KXL and promote renewables.

On August 6th, marchers are gathering in Lincoln to protest KXL, and hearings about KXL are scheduled on August 7th-11th. Ultimately, a commission of 5 elected officials in Nebraska must make this huge decision by November.

We will voice our support and spread awareness about the Bold Nebraska movement, encourage folks to use art to speak out against KXL, and ultimately help put pressure on the commission members to do the right thing and say no to the destructive pipeline.

Come join us!
** Create designs that you and your fellow activists can use in their demonstrations and over social media.
** Meet new friends and get to know local activists.
** Learn more about #NoKXL and the accompanying #SolarXL, a plan to build renewables in place of KXL.

Art supplies and light refreshments will be provided. 🙂
You don’t have to be an artist to join the conversation – we welcome all ages and abilities!
Open to the community – go to the Facebook Event page and invite your friends!