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Notes from Climate Leaders in the Bay Area.
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Interview: Senator Bob Wieckowski

Breaking News: We interviewed Bay Area Senator Bob Wieckowski from the front lines of the UN climate meeting (COP24) in Poland this week. Sen. Wieckowski represents the 10th Senate District -covering southern Alameda County and Northeast Santa Clara County- in the...

Interviews

Executive Director Interview: Laura

Executive Director Interview: Laura

350 Bay Area is made up of a dynamic team of specialists in their filed. One of these awesome activists is Laura, 350 Bay Area's Executive Director; read about her work and passions below.   What inspired/inspires you to work for action on climate?       When I was...

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Activist Interview: Claire

350 Bay Area is made up of a dynamic team of volunteers who not only help do the work, but lead the initiatives as well. One of these awesome activists is Claire; read about her work and passions below.   What inspired/inspires you to work for action on climate?    ...

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Activist Interview: Carolyn

Activist Interview: Carolyn

350 Bay Area is made up of a dynamic team of volunteers who not only help do the work, but lead the initiatives as well. One of these awesome activists is Carolyn (center of photo); read about her work with youth and passions below.   What inspired/inspires you to...

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Activist Interview: Jack

Activist Interview: Jack

350 Bay Area is made up of a dynamic team of volunteers who not only help do the work, but lead the initiatives as well. One of these awesome activists is Jack; read about his work and passions below.   What inspired/inspires you to work for action on climate?      ...

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Newsworthy

Really Tackling Climate Change

Really Tackling Climate Change

A very informative piece by David Roberts was published by on Vox last week detailing what genuine, ambitious action on addressing and slowing climate would look like. It's pretty intimidating to get such a detailed breakdown of what would truly be needed to keep...

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Bill McKibben & Real Climate Leadership Panel

Bill McKibben & Real Climate Leadership Panel

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,...

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Temperatures Still Going UP

Today NASA released its report for March, 2018 global temperatures.  The average for the first three months of 2018 is 0.82°C above the 1950 – 1981 average.  This means the planet is still on target to hit the UN maximum goal of 1.5°C  around  2032. Below is the...

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Legal Updates

Berkeley Declares Climate Emergency

Berkeley Declares Climate Emergency

Berkeley declares climate emergency!   At its meeting June 12, the Berkeley City Council passed a resolution declaring a climate emergency and as part of that resolution they also called for a Bay Area regional town hall, focusing on the 40 Bay Area mayors who have...

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San Francisco Defends Clean Power Plan

San Francisco Defends Clean Power Plan

On Wednesday a panel of officials from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency held a "listening session" on its effort to repeal the Clean Power Plan - an Obama administration policy aimed at combating global warming that was first proposed in June 2014 by the EPA...

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Fighting Climate Change Without the Federal Government

Fighting Climate Change Without the Federal Government

Last week, 350 founder and journalist Bill McKibben wrote an article in The Guardian pushing a new strategy for fighting climate change without the involvement of the federal government. He outlines a three point plan: (1) persuade towns, cities, counties, and states...

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Recent Events

Drive Electric! EV fairs

National Drive Electric Week is September 8-16 Talk to EV drivers. Learn how you can buy, rent, or lease to own an emission-free vehicle. Feel what it's like to drive one. Check out where you can plug it in. Calculate what you can save. Incentives and rebates Low-cost...

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