350 Bay Area’s youth campaign is taking action on climate change. This group meets on a regular basis to discuss how they can use their voices to create effective change. The youth come up with solutions to climate change to bring back to their homes, schools, and communities, as well as actions to implement Bay Area wide.
Currently, our youth coordinator is helping youth in schools learn how to stop the effort of Phil Tagami, a developer friend of Governor Brown’s, to build an export coal terminal in Oakland. See this page for more information. This terminal would have a tremendous effect on the community the youth live in and near through coal pollution but also contributes globally to continuing dependence on a fossil fuel that moves all of us much faster to climate chaos. They recently voted to change their name to Youth vs. Apocalypse as their work is broadening in scope. Many spoke at the last year’s EPA listening session protest at SF City Hall. They have recently stood up with youth everywhere for Green New Deal, at Speaker Pelosi’s SF office. The facebook page here, is where you can see more about what they are doing. Protests such as the Zombie one recently are ones they are very active in; more to come. HERE is a story about one of our youth in these protests
This program is growing rapidly because youth are stepping up everywhere.