Local Group Updates June 2023

350Marin is recognized for its important work: On March 3, Archie Williams High School in San Anselmo honored 350Marin with an award for being one of the county’s non-profits making a valuable contribution to the community.

350 Sonoma received press for compelling community action: On April 22,the Press Democrat covered 350 Sonoma’s 5th annual Climate Action Night. The event was bustling with 300 attendees, empowering them to advocate for strong climate policies and generating much enthusiasm for climate action in Sonoma County.

Napa Climate NOW! regularly publishes articles about climate science, community resources, climate progress and opportunities to take action.

350 Contra Costa put on a conference entitled Contra Costa County and the Inflation Reduction Act which was a live meeting at Diablo Valley Community College. The audience was elected leaders and city/county staff, labor workforce, and environmental justice, advocacy and community groups.

350 East Bay is working in coalition to keep coal out of Oakland. There is an important court case scheduled to start July 10 where Oakland will defend its 2018 decision to terminate the coal developers’ lease, while developers will attempt to reinstate their lease and win a multi-million dollar damage claim against Oakland.      350 East Bay is organizing to make sure the City Council knows that we support them   in opposing any coal shipments from Oakland.

350 Silicon Valley is providing community electrification workshops in San Mateo, Pacifica, and Belmont with more to come in Foster City and beyond. They’ve also organized public comment on Redwood City’s Climate Action Plan update along with comments on the housing element and bike lanes.

350 San Francisco is tracking bond funding: On May 3, the SF Budget and Appropriations Committee agreed to add $140M to the $200M Affordable Housing Bond that will be going on the March 2024 ballot. The team is working to ensure that the $140M will be used to electrify and rehab existing affordable housing. New construction is already required to be all-electric. If used for existing homes, the added money would provide badly needed upgrades, insure cleaner indoor air, help to lower asthma rates, and reduce the planet-heating emissions caused by burning natural gas.

Thanks for being part of 350 Bay Area!