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!
——-WEAR GREEN & BRING SIGNS!——-
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!

Agenda
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.
AND AUSTIN SHOULD LEAD THE WAY!

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.
NOW IS THE TIME FOR BOLD ACTION. BE A PART OF THIS!

Contact: kwhite@citizen.org

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#CarbonFreeBy2030

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!

July Monthly Meeting Tuesday 7/18 at 6:30 pm: Putting Carbon Where It Belongs

July Monthly Meeting Tuesday 7/18 at 6:30 pm: Putting Carbon Where It Belongs

Join us for our July meeting which will feature a talk by Chris Searles of BioIntegrity.net:

Putting Carbon Where It Belongs: The Power of Globally Strategic, Biogenic Decarbonization or, How to Win on Climate Change Now

Climate change and species loss are spiraling out of control today. What’s the biggest, most actionable solution?

Protecting Earth’s most biodiverse ecosystems radically reduces global greenhouse gas pollution, protects enormous stored carbon reserves, minimizes extreme weather events, slows global warming, and much more. Earth’s oldest living systems are our greatest climate solution assets.

“BioIntegrity” was founded by Chris Searles in 2015 to promote the world’s most global environmental solutions. This talk will explain the connection between biodiversity and the climate, how protecting the web of life is our most complete climate solution, and where to go to be a part of the solution.

45 Minute Talk. 15 Minute Q&A. Visit biointegrity.net for more information and our Facebook Event page to invite your friends.

Our monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at Scholz Garten. Children are welcome. We gather at 6:30 to eat and visit. The meeting will be called to order promptly at 7 p.m. and adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

June Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, 6/20 at 6:30 PM

June Monthly Meeting, Tuesday, 6/20 at 6:30 PM

Everybody has ideas. Come share yours!

350 Austin recently marked its Six Months birthday, so now it’s time to chart our course for the next 6-12 months.

Join the conversation about where we should be focusing this summer, this fall and beyond. It’s time we leap forward to the clean energy economy that works for all of us!

Our monthly meetings are held the third Tuesday of each month at Scholz Garten. Children are welcome. We gather at 6:30 to eat and visit. The meeting will be called to order promptly at 7 p.m. and adjourned at 8:30 p.m.

Visit our event page for more info and to invite your friends.

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