"Soil Solutions to Climate Change" is just one of the many panels in the Soil Not Oil Conference in Richmond, CA on Aug. 5 & 6. Another amazing plenary curated and facilitated by Diana Donlon from the Center for Food Safety for the 2nd Soil Not Oil International Conference, Soil Solutions to Climate Change, that includes:
Professor David Montgomery, author of Dirt: The Erosion of Civilizations
Journalist Kristin Ohlson, author of The Soil Will Save Us
And Rebecca Burgess, Executive Director of Fibershed. — with Monica Donley, Antonio Roman-Alcala, Georgia Reid and 32 others.
The panel: "Climate Organizing in the Bay Area" features Terry Harrison, who has been a leader in the Sonoma County agricultural community, in organic farming, slow food and the Community Alliance of Family Farmers, and a member of our Soil Not Oil group, and Anna Cummings Jacopetti, leader of our Soil Not Oil group in 350 Sonoma, who will be giving a presentation alongside our partners: Kathy Dervin of the Legislative Committee of 350 East Bay and 350 Bay Area ! Conference organized by Soil Not Oil Coalition.
STAND WITH SEN. ELIZABETH WARREN AGAINST THE TPP!
The Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will hurt millions of Americans by eviscerating regulations that protect consumers, workers, the environment and our financial system. This is an awesome video by Sen. Elizabeth Warren. In it she clearly explains why we CANNOT let the TPP pass. Click the photo and watch the video! Share the video!
Make your voice heard! For everyone you love!
Exxon doesn't want you to read this: So come on down to the book reading this Thursday, July 14! Doors open at 6:30pm, presentation and Q&A from 7 to 8:30pm.
138 N Main St
You're invited! Join Food & Water Watch Executive Director Wenonah Hauter for wine, cheese, and learning as she tours through Sebastopol to present her new book:
Frackopoly: The Battle for the Future of Energy and the Environment
It is a "roadmap for the changes that we need to make to create a sustainable energy future. The market alone is not going to get us where we need to go. We are going to have to keep increasing the size and political power of the incredible grassroots movement that has risen up from communities all across the country to demand that we ban fracking and keep fossil fuels in the ground."
Reserve your spot while seats are left:
For more info, see:
"Fighting climate change isn’t just an obligation; it’s an opportunity to create the future we want." -- Michael Brune, executive director, Sierra Club
Read about Project Sunroof, an exciting collaboration between Sierra Club and Google!
News of a BIG win from our partner 350 Bay Area: "YAHOO — WOO HOO! On June 27, the Oakland City Council voted unanimously (7-0 w/1 not present) to BAN coal exports from our city. Thank you city council members for your leadership and vision. Thanks for the hard work: No Coal in Oakland, the Sierra Club, West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project, organized labor, the faith community, community organizations, health groups and hundreds of volunteers who worked so hard for this outcome. We really are > Fossil Fuels!" — 350 Bay Area
Check out the article in the New York Times! (Thanks to Kamran Nayeri for bringing this to our attention!)
Alternate link at Kamran's blog Our Place in the World: A Journal of Ecosocialism if the one above doesn't work:
Today we united for a silent demonstration at the CalSTRS headquarters in Sacramento. During the public comments section of the CalSTRS investment committee meeting, we lined the walls of the meeting room. We held red posterboard apples to represent the California schoolteachers whose pensions CalSTRS manages. Each apple has a different message to urge CalSTRS to divest from ALL fossil fuels to help end financial investments in fossil fuel industries that are speeding us towards calamity.
Divestment helped end brutal racial segregation in South Africa. CalSTRS acting to divest from South African investments was influential in turning the world against the South African economy to apply financial pressure to end devastating racial policies. If CalSTRS divests, as it is one of the largest pension funds in the world, it will influence other financial institutions WORLDWIDE to divest from fossil fuels which spell doom for our world and speed the transition to renewable energy.
Thank you to everyone who made this protest happen, and those who were with us in spirit!
Save the date! Also NOTE DATE CHANGE!
Wednesday, June 8th in Sacramento, 12noon – 1 pm:
Silent Demonstration to
Divest CalSTRS from all fossil fuels
100 Waterfront Place
Fossil Free California is organizing a silent demonstration on Wednesday, June 8th from 12 noon – 1 p.m., at the CalSTRS offices.
Support educators who want their pensions to stop contributing to global warming.
Divesting from fossil fuels is morally the right thing to do; financially, it’s the smart thing to do.
For more info about the event AND one of the fastest growing divestment movements in history, urgently working to address climate change:
Event info - http://www.fossilfreeca.org/2391-2/
supports this action.
Join us. Email firstname.lastname@example.org to join in!
Film: "Dear Governor Brown"
And video of Mark Ruffalo sharing the heartwarming tale of how fracking
was banned in New York!
And how we can take action!
While Governor Jerry Brown is an outspoken advocate for reducing emissions that contribute to climate change, he is simultaneously a big promoter of California's oil and gas industry.
The film Dear Governor Brown
asks the critical question,
can you really support both
at the same time?
Fundraiser to help send activists to L.A. for 350.org's March to Break Free from Fossil Fuels in May, and for 350 Sonoma County, for climate action!
General donation $12, Student/Low-Income $5. We are a 501(c)3 non-profit.
Hope to see you there!
Thursday, May 5, 2016 at 7:00 PM
6000 Sebastopol Ave
"Climate Selfie" Video Project! Teachers & Students tell CalSTRS it’s time to Divest from ALL fossil fuels!
photo credit: (c)Mark Meyer/Greenpeace
Our divestment team plans to make a video of teachers and their students' concerns about climate change to send an URGENT and compelling message to CalSTRS (California State Teachers Retirement System).
We are asking California teachers and their students to video record themselves giving a message to CalSTRS to stop investing its BILLIONS in fossil fuels and protect our students' futures. If CalSTRS, a giant pension fund in the U.S., divests completely from fossil fuels, other financial institutions across the country and across the world will do the same. If CalSTRS divests, it will accelerate the transition AWAY from fossil fuels and towards renewable energy!
With your help making and collecting videos and/or with posting these messages on social media, YOU CAN MAKE THAT HAPPEN!
Everyone knows at least one teacher and/or student. If you are a student or a teacher or a community college instructor in California, if you KNOW any teachers or students who care about our future, please visit the Fossil Free California web site for instructions:
Or download flyer.