Reminder: March 20 Event: It’s All About the Soil

Reminder: It's All About the Soil event next Sunday, March 20 from 11am to 3pm in Petaluma!

Slow Food Russian River is excited to present best-selling author and educator Anna Lappé and leading climate and food policy activists Diana Donlonand Michael Dimock. Join us Sunday, March 20 at Green String Farm in Petaluma for this stimulating, thought-provoking 4-hour event that explores the connection of soil, farming and climate change.

Climate change is forcing us to rethink farming methods. Globally, more than twice as much carbon is stored in our soil as in our living vegetation. Maintaining that soil and getting more carbon sequestered in the land is a key part of mitigating the crisis. The farmer is a great, untapped resource in the fight against climate change. Hear about solutions emerging from the land:  from the soil, the crops, and the farmers who are employing climate-friendly methods to restore and regenerate the soil. Learn how your informed choices about your diet and your garden have an impact. And how Sonoma County and California are leading the way.

See http://www.slowfoodrr.org/event/its-all-about-the-soil-farming-on-a-hot-planet/ for more info.


Reminder: Carbon Tax Talk at Our Next Meeting

 

Reminder:

This Thursday at our next meeting, Willard MacDonald who started the non-profit CarbonTaxMe.org and who is an active member of Citizens' Climate Lobby will give a presentation about how a carbon tax is one of the most effective tools we have for reducing carbon emissions. We will also talk about a local carbon tax for Sonoma County.

Location: Solmetric Corp, 117 Morris St, Ste 100, Sebastopol near The Barlow. Easy to find, easy to park.

Join us! Join Climate Action - DO IT FOR EVERYONE YOU LOVE! It will take ALL our political will to get the job done!


Update: More Seats & 2nd Screening Added for "Dear Governor Brown"

 

Hi folks, we filled the first 20 slots to view the screening of "Dear Governor Brown," an anti-fracking film, very quickly. Fortunately we've been able to add another 10 seats.

Also it appears there is a SECOND screening also happening locally tomorrow night - in Windsor. 

Go to this web site, enter your zip code and sign up for either screening. The site will stop accepting sign-ups once all the slots are filled. If the signup link allows you to sign up, then you are confirmed for the event.

Click Here to Find a "Dear Governor Brown" Screening Event Near You

 


March 20 Event: It’s All About the Soil – Farming on a hot planet

Slow Food Russian River is excited to present best-selling author and educator Anna Lappé and leading climate and food policy activists Diana Donlonand Michael Dimock. Join us Sunday, March 20 at Green String Farm in Petaluma for this stimulating, thought-provoking 4-hour event that explores the connection of soil, farming and climate change.

Climate change is forcing us to rethink farming methods. Globally, more than twice as much carbon is stored in our soil as in our living vegetation. Maintaining that soil and getting more carbon sequestered in the land is a key part of mitigating the crisis. The farmer is a great, untapped resource in the fight against climate change. Hear about solutions emerging from the land:  from the soil, the crops, and the farmers who are employing climate-friendly methods to restore and regenerate the soil. Learn how your informed choices about your diet and your garden have an impact. And how Sonoma County and California are leading the way.

See http://www.slowfoodrr.org/event/its-all-about-the-soil-farming-on-a-hot-planet/ for more info.


Screening: Dear Governor Brown - Thursday, March 3, 6:30pm

With California approving 300 new polluting wells every month, we simply cannot afford to wait any longer. That is exactly the point the film "Dear Governor Brown" drives home. 350 Sonoma County is hosting a screening of the game-changing film, "Dear Governor Brown" to spread the word about the dangers of oil extraction.

This is a free event. We will gather this Thursday at 6:30pm.

At 6:30, there will be a live video conference with producer Mark Ruffalo and discussion about how you can take action against extreme oil extraction in your community.

At 7:30pm we will show the film "Dear Governor Brown"

Solmetric Corp.
117 Morris St # 100
Sebastopol, CA 95472

It's very easy to find, right next to the Barlow. Plenty of parking.

To sign up:  http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/DearGovBrownScreeningAttend/118

This screening is happening all over the state on the same day. If you are not in Sonoma County, look for a screening near you:

http://act.couragecampaign.org/event/DearGovBrownScreening/search/?sp_ref=176746075.114.154043.t.0.2

 

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350 Sonoma County is hosting a screening of an incredible film that will probably change the way you think about California’s role as a global climate leader. While our 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?

Produced by actor and activist, Mark Ruffalo, and directed by acclaimed filmmaker, Jon Bowermaster, the film exposes the public-health threats of extreme oil extraction in our Golden State. Through interviews with an array of concerned Californians (from scientists to farmers to everyday citizens), it highlights the very real dangers that extreme oil drilling has on our communities.

On THURSDAY, MARCH 3RD, people from all over California will participate in a statewide day of screenings for the game-changing film, Dear Governor Brown, to spread the word about the dangers of oil extraction. At 6:30PM PST, Mark Ruffalo will host a live video session with all hosts and attendees to discuss the film and how we can work together to advance the clean energy movement.

This is a critical moment to mobilize your community and ask Gov. Brown: Is he going to protect the health and safety of Californians, or continue to cater to the oil industry?

For years, tens of thousands of activists have fought hard to demand Governor Jerry Brown ban fracking and protect the health and future of our state from the dangers of extreme oil extraction practices. Together, we’ve gathered a million petition signatures, organized one of the largest statewide climate marches in history, and led countless community actions and protests. And still, Gov. Brown refuses to budge.

With California approving 300 new fracking wells every month, we simply cannot afford to wait any longer. That is exactly the point Dear Governor Brown drives home.

By attending the screening party, you'll be taking tangible action to educate yourself and help build the movement for a clean California -- free of the toxic methods of oil drilling that are threatening our water, health, and climate.

p.s.  Watch the trailer here.

 
 

Wanted: VIDEO EDITOR!

WANTED: VIDEO EDITING VOLUNTEER! for CLIMATE SELFIES:

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.

We will present the video messages to the CalSTRS investment committee at future meetings. With your help (with videos or with social media), we will make our message go viral. You can help make that happen! Email 350sonomacounty@gmail.com for info. Thanks!

 


The REAL Zombie Apocalypse

Fossil Fuel industry: The Real Zombie Apocalypse.

 

Please go to our Facebook page:

https://www.facebook.com/350SonomaCounty

Locate that post on our page. Read it, and share or "like" it on Facebook. 

Climate Action: Do it for EVERYONE you love!

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Great Turnout for Santa Rosa Climate Vigil

We had a great turnout today for our impromptu climate vigil in downtown Santa Rosa!

Bill McKibben's 350.org asked local groups to organize some kind of action for December 12. To be honest, we were all pretty exhausted by the organizing we did for the big NorCal climate march in Oakland on November 21st. But we put out a last minute call for a climate vigil - and about fifty people showed up! What a great group of people! Enthusiastic, and committed. Fifty people showed up to bring local attention to the climate crisis and the need for action. It was so exciting! Thank you so much for being committed to climate action!

Click the Facebook photo album at the bottom to see more photos!

Go to Facebook, like and our updates. Like and share the photos. If you're in the photos, tag yourself and anyone you know! The updates and photos will then appear in the Facebook newsstreams of your friends and family. This will help boost our collective message.

Thank you for all you do!

 

 

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Protect Sonoma Clean Power from PG&E's 2016 Exit Fee Spike!

Protect

 

Dear friends -

As we follow what world leaders decide at the Paris Climate Summit this week, we can each do something to protect clean energy (i.e. Sonoma Clean Power) here in Sonoma County. We can email a letter to the CA Public Utilities Commission (PUC) urging them to oppose PG&E's 2016 exit fee spike.

The Action Network web site allows you to email the PUC:

https://actionnetwork.org/letters/help-us-oppose-pges-2016-exit-fee-spike?source=email&

This site provides more info about the issue from 350 Bay Area and a generic letter that you can modify. But you can use a version written by one of our volunteers, or write your own.
 

Our letter specifically addresses Sonoma Clean Power. You can copy the text and replace the generic letter on the above web page to convey your specific concern about the impact of this fee on Sonoma Clean Power.  

Thank you!

 


Press Release: Local Groups Join Worldwide Demand For Climate Action

 

We brought 100 Sonoma County residents to the big NorCal climate march with us this past Saturday, Nov. 21 !


​November 23, 2015          

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE     

Press Release:  Local Groups Join Worldwide Demand For Climate Action

Saturday November 21st, 2015, thousands of people came to Oakland from all over Northern California, including Silicon Valley, Sacramento and Marin to urge world leaders at the upcoming COP Climate Talks in Paris to put the world on course to meet the climate change challenge. Three local organizations 350 Sonoma County, Sonoma County Conservation Action and the Redwood Chapter of the Sierra Club organized three buses to attend the NorCal Climate Mobilization march and rally.

The three Sonoma County organizations also worked together to bring students from Sonoma State and Santa Rosa Jr. College to the march. 350 Sonoma County invited students from Sonoma State and Santa Rosa Jr. College to the march, and to participate in the “Redwood Revolution Community Climate Art Project” which produced a moving ”forest” of cardboard signs in the shape of redwood trees which were then carried in the march to deliver messages of hope and action. Students at both campuses -- often notoriously difficult to engage due to the pressures of working and going to school -- enthusiastically joined the project, which increased student participation in the Oakland march. Sonoma County Conservation Action fronted the money for the buses, and Sierra Club paid to subsidize reduced price tickets for students.

The Paris Climate talks offer the greatest opportunity in years for new international government action to address climate change. The Keystone rejection, new Obama Administration climate policies, China’s willingness to begin new climate programs, the moral force of Pope Francis, as well as increasing occurrences of climate disruption set the stage for real action in Paris. Without massive citizen action however, governments will not go nearly as far as necessary in signing serious binding commitments to curb global warming. The November 21 Climate Mobilization and similar events next weekend around the country and world will tell our leaders that significant action is needed now.

The three Sonoma County organizations will continue to work together and with other organizations in the county to help mobilize citizens for climate action.

 

Contact:         350sonomacounty[at]gmail.com

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Sonoma County contingent: We brought three buses of people to the march! Sonoma County residents created a ”forest” of cardboard signs in the shape of redwood trees which we carried in the march to deliver messages of hope and action.

Fossie the dinosaur says: LEAVE FOSSIL FUEL IN THE GROUND.

Or, we could do this:

 

 

Rally and celebration after the march:

Packed crowd at the rally!

Bus ride home!

 

CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE ENTIRE ALBUM.

 



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