Official 350 Austin Kick Off

Official 350 Austin Kick Off

Jim Hightower and Bill McKibben are pitching in for the official launch of 350 Austin!

Bill McKibben

We’ve been up and running for a few weeks, but we wanted to wait until after the holiday craziness before hosting our official kick off.  Come watch Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, address Austin in a video he has made especially for us.

And Austin’s own Jim Hightower will be there in person to rouse us with that Texas humor that Jim does best.  With the global threat of climate change and a federal government determined to pour fossil industry fuel on the fire, we need all the humor we can get.

Jim Hightower

You don’t want to miss this, so RSVP now because seating is limited!

350 Austin Holiday Event Success

350 Austin Holiday Event Success

350 Austin Holiday eventOn December 14, 2016, dozens of volunteers of the newly formed 350 Austin came together at Scholz Garten.  Our first official event was a big success.

Keep it in the ground cake

 

We divided up into working groups for 8-minute “flash meetings” to define action steps.  Then we dove into the delicious “Keep It In The Ground cake” prepared by Martha Carleton.

 

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Bobbie Tsukahara, co-founder of 350 Austin

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Gil Starkey, co-founder of 350 Austin

 

 

Why 350?

Why 350?

What’s the best way to introduce the world to 350? With over 4000 languages spoken around the world, it’s probably not with a bunch of words. We did our best to boil down the science of global warming and vision of the 350 Campaign in 90 seconds–and with no words.