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/

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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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