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

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&