May Open Meeting – 5/21/2019

May Open Meeting – 5/21/2019

May 21, 2019 @ 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave, Austin, Texas 78756

We are very fortunate to have a special guest speaker at our May open meeting. UT’s Professor Jules Elkins will be presenting research on the health impacts of coal. Dr. Elkins’s research and teaching is in environmental health and healthy indoor environments. She is particularly interested in low-dose chemical exposures, especially during the period from preconception to early childhood.

The FCP is a prime example of the intersectionality of the climate crisis. It reflects the racial, economic, and social injustices of the fossil fuel industry that are well established. This plant is causing great harm to the most vulnerable and those least responsible for the existential threat of climate change.

For more info about Dr. Elkins, check out her UT page: https://liberalarts.utexas.edu/geography/faculty/jre737

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350 Austin April Open Meeting

350 Austin April Open Meeting

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

Lots happening, so arrive early!

Our open meeting this week is bursting with music, fun, and information. The climate crisis is serious business, but that doesn’t mean we can’t “whistle while we work”!  Singer, songwriter, and pipeline warrior Purly Gates will be joining us to talk about the Permian Highway Pipelinethat is threatening our beloved Hill Country.  She will also perform for us.  You don’t want to miss that.

Our intern from Switzerland, Adrian Stolz, will be leading us in a bit of fun with his climate change version of Bingo.  Fill your card and win a t-shirt!!  Sadly, we will also be saying farewell to Adrian this week.  

We will be welcoming the newest kids on the block, Sunrise Movement.  Our own Morgan Young, a UT senior, will be sharing what the recently formed Austin group is up to.  

There will be an update on our campaign to close the Fayette coal plant, the latest on the Electric Utility Commission, and important announcements about ways you can get involved.

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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.

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February Open Meeting

February Open Meeting

February 19, 2019 @ 6:50 pm – 8:30 pm at First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin, 4700 Grover Ave, Austin, TX 78756

A trio of terrific 350 Austin team leaders will be sharing with us the status of our projects and how you can pitch in to help.

Danny Fetonte will be updating us on the “Close Fayette Coal Plant” bumper sticker campaign and how it ties in with our overall goal to #ShutItDown. Bring a bit of cash and learn how you can crank up the volume by selling some stickers.

Kristin Herrington-Albrecht will share with us the many ways the Public Awareness team is getting the word out about why we need to #ShutItDown. You will want to join this energetic gang!

The #GreenNewDeal got the green light from 350 Austin’s board of directors so Kelly Williamson will be getting us all up to speed on actions.

It’s going to be a packed, information-rich evening! Note the earlier arrival time!!

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350 Austin Monthly Meeting

350 Austin Monthly Meeting

January 15, 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.

Come learn about the Extinction Rebellion from Austin’s own Aly Tharp. And roll up your sleeves for our working groups.

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350 Austin Monthly Meeting – December 2018

350 Austin Monthly Meeting – December 2018

Tuesday, December 18, 2018
7:00 – 8:30 pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church of Austin
4700 Grover Ave, Austin, Texas 78756

Despite the IPCC’s dire report that we have twelve years to cut greenhouse gas emissions by 50%, we know that this consensus-generated report almost certainly underestimates how rapidly changes must occur. And since the release of the IPCC report in October, reports from other institutions support 350 Austin’s position that time is running out fast.

At this month’s meeting, 350 Austin co-founders Gil Starkey and Bobbie Tsukahara will present a status update on the climate crisis and the role that non-violent direct action (NVDA) needs to play in our campaigns beginning in 2019. As a member of the Board of Directors, Gil will also be updating us on the Board’s directive in responding to the climate crisis.

We will still find time to enjoy one another’s company, however, as we share holiday treats during the latter portion of our meeting.

Plan to arrive early as we have a lot of ground to cover and want to be sure we have time for merry munching!

Please bring holiday finger-foods to share, keeping in mind that we still do not have access to the church kitchen.

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