350 Austin July Open Meeting – 7/16/2019

350 Austin July Open Meeting – 7/16/2019

July 16, 2019 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm at
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave, Austin Texas 78756

350 Austin’s monthly open meeting is a great way to meet others who share your concern for the climate emergency threatening all of life. There will be updates on our core campaigns to Keep It In The Ground and to Divest from Fossil Fuels. There will also be plenty of opportunities for you to participate.

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Climate Emergency – NO. MORE. GAS! – 7/15/2019

Climate Emergency – NO. MORE. GAS! – 7/15/2019

July 15, 2019 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm at 721 Barton Springs Rd, Austin, TX 78704

There is a rumor afoot that Austin Energy is seriously considering a new gas plant, possibly at the Decker site. Calling all “Shirts” to show up for the Electric Utility Commission meeting and demand that AE go on the record confirming or denying that rumor.

EUC commissioner (and former 350 Austin divestment team lead), Stefan Wray is intending to push City Council to declare a Climate Emergency. Whether this item makes the EUC agenda, we can help build support for this effort.

You must be there on time to sign up to speak at citizens communication. If you have a Close Fayette or 350 Austin shirt, please wear it. Yes, making a 6 pm meeting in Austin traffic is a pain, but it is much less of a drag if you take the bus!

The agenda, when ready, will be posted here: http://austintexas.gov/cityclerk/boards_commissions/meetings/27_1.htm

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June Open Meeting – 6/18/2019

June Open Meeting – 6/18/2019

June 18, 2019 @ 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave, Austin, Texas 78756

The more we learn, the more we realize how urgent the work that lies before us. Join us as team lead Danny Fetonte lays out the philosophy and critical details of our strategic approach to Closing Fayette Coal Plant asap. Board member Bobby Levinski will update us on behind-the-scenes meetings that are moving us forward.

Following the short presentations, we will be breaking up into working groups: Divestment team; petition training; planning the Global Climate Strike happening 9/20/19; volunteer “fair”; and more!

PLEASE BRING SNACKS and/or BEVERAGES to share!!

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350 Austin Reading Group – 5/28/2019

350 Austin Reading Group – 5/28/2019

May 28, 2019 @ 7:00 pm – 8:15 pm at Cepeda Branch Library
651 N Pleasant Valley Rd
Austin, TX 78702

Join us for a lively, stimulating, and often deep discussion with some really interesting people!

Sometimes I wonder if we should rename this group “The Guardian article discussion group”. The British daily newspaper The Guardian has become the world’s premier source of influential articles on climate change. Even American journalists such as Bill Moyers are getting their voice heard through The Guardian. At this month’s 350 reading group meeting, we will discuss two of the many articles on climate change that were published by The Guardian in just the past week.
Of course, you can come without doing any of this reading just to enjoy the discussion. I will summarize the main arguments in the articles for everyone – but the articles aren’t that long and are well worth the read.

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/24/climate-crisis-global-strike
(a call for a global climate strike on Sept 20th)

https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2019/may/22/climate-crisis-ed-murrow-bill-moyers

As usual, we will meet on the final Tuesday of the month, from 7:00pm to
8:30pm on May 28th at the Cepeda Branch Library, 651 N Pleasant
Valley Rd, Austin.

Everyone attending will be loved!

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Hope to see you there,
Mike Ignatowski