This is the time for the Bay Area to step up to demand real climate leadership from our local and state elected officials. The eyes of the world will be on San Francisco in September for the Global Climate Action Summit. World leaders, UN representatives, mayors, governors, businesses, NGOs and thousands of people will come to call for climate action.
But we must be clear about what real climate leadership looks like. The Global Climate Action Summit can be a greenwashing publicity event with shallow substance, or it can be a catalyst for serious action. The difference will be how hard we in the climate movement push.
Monday, May 14 will mark a major launching point for the mass mobilization we need in September. Please join Bill McKibben, Pennie Opal Plant, Antonia Juhasz, and Juan Flores in a panel discussion on how California can go fossil free and set the standard for real climate leadership.
- Antonia Juhasz (author, investigative journalist)
- Bill McKibben (author, co-founder of org)
- Pennie Opal Plant (Idle No More SF Bay)
- Juan Flores (Center on Race, Poverty, & the Environment)
- Gloria Ushigua (Sápara indigenous leader from Ecuadorian Amazon)
California, in spite of its positive climate goals, has toxic oil wells in our neighborhoods in LA, fracking wells next to schools in the Central Valley, and dirty tar sands oil coming into the Bay Area – disproportionately affecting low-income communities of color. This isn’t what climate leadership looks like.
Look forward to seeing you there,
350 Bay Area Steering Committee