Welcome to 350Marin - Climate Change Advocacy in Marin

This is out old website, no longer maintained!

Please visit our new website at 350marin.org!

If you couldn't make it to our "Inspiration from Standing Rock: Getting Active" event on Jan. 27th with Barbara Clifton Zarate, you can see her inspiring talk that night now by clicking HERE.

Now you can see the video of our Aug. 24th event "Eating Our Future, or Feeding Our Health….the Climate Diet Connection" with Dr. Michael Klaper on your computer right HERE...

PLUS...350Marin's youth chapter, part of 350 Bay Area's BAYCA, facebook page, is a completely youth-led group, with the goal of taking action on climate change. Please contact Rose Strauss at rosey.strauss@gmail.com to join/get info or sign-up on the 350 Bay Area website HERE.

AND...Did you miss Bill McKibben and Bay Area Millenials speaking at our packed Oct. 21st event? You can watch it HERE. Also, see what Bill had to say about the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL) at 23:45 into the video.

Check out the new list of Marin Resources for Taking Action on Climate HERE!

Upcoming Actions You Can Do:

Apr. 3 - May 15th: Tell your city and the County of Marin to use 100% Clean Energy! MORE >>

Ongoing: Make it Costly for Banks that Invest in Fossil Fuel Pipelines!! MORE >>

March for Real Climate Leadership - February 7

350Marin's Bus Riders to the March

The largest rally against fracking in California history was a huge success. A bus full of people from Marin and thousands of others from across the State converged in Oakland to tell Jerry Brown to stop fracking and fully embrace renewable energy.

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Candlelight Vigil in San Rafael: President Obama, Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline

No KXL Rally San RafaelEighty people converged on the Plaza in San Rafael to join with millions around the country to send a message to the President - Reject the Keystone XL Pipeline.

After the Nebraska Supreme Court ruled to uphold the proposed route for the KXL pipeline, rallies were quickly planned around the country.

Thanks to all who came out on such short notice to show your support for 350Marin and sending a message to the President.

More photos from San Rafael

Photos from around the U.S. and Canada

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Divestment Local News Coverage and Letters to the Editor

Marin IJ Letter to Editor from Jody Timms, 350Marin Steering Committee member

Marin pension plan needs to show leadership

Although I have not been a fan of the historically Reagan administration strategy of constructive engagement when it comes to fossil fuel companies, perhaps I need to give it a second chance.

This approach is generally used by shareholders to encourage companies to improve their social governance or environmental policies and it has had rather limited success in the past.

But on Wednesday, the state of Vermont used the clout of its pension investments to call out ExxonMobil, naming its business strategies "wholly inadequate" in response to the severity of the climate crisis. The state and a coalition of 47 global investors want this corporation to adopt quantitative goals for greenhouse gas emission reductions from its products and operations.

Though this action stops short of the goal of insisting fossil fuel companies leave at least 80 percent of its product in the ground and intensify their research and development into renewable energy sources, it demonstrates strong leadership that we need to see much more of in this country and throughout the world.

We at 350Marin encourage the Marin County Employee Retirement Association to not only make its engagement efforts public, but also step up and make their own bold statement about the need for fossil fuel companies to get going in a direction that will ensure financial returns and life on a habitable planet.

— Jody Timms, Fairfax

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Black & Blue Friday = Success!

Thanks to all who attended our Black & Blue Friday event at Sweetwater Music Hall. A standing room only crowd enjoyed a great afternoon of inspiring music, poetry and sharing.

Black & Blue Friday

Read the article about the event by the Marin Independent Journal

Black Friday may have retailers seeing green, as in dollars, but 350Marin's Black & Blue Friday, a multimedia event at Sweetwater Music Hall in Mill Valley, was all about keeping the planet green by coming together to combat climate change.

On the biggest shopping day of the year, which 350.org founder Bill McKibben calls "an orgy of getting," a couple hundred people turned out on the day after Thanksgiving for an afternoon of speakers, films, poetry and music. Performers stood on a stage lined with posters with such slogans as "Spend time, not money," "Planet over profit" and "Our future is not for sale."

Photos by Sierra Salin, see more on the Facebook event page. More photos here, also.

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