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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 >>


Highlights: Where the Paris Climate Talks are Going

01COVERCLIMATE-COMBO-jumbo-v3.jpgWorld leaders have 12 days to agree on plans to slow global warming.

The pledges that countries have signaled they will make over the next two weeks in Paris to cut emissions will inevitably fall short of what is needed to solve the problem of climate change.

The heads of state and leaders of government departed the Paris climate talks, leaving their diplomats and negotiators to work out the details of deals for the next 10 days. But before they took off …

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What’s really at stake at the Paris climate conference now marches are banned - Naomi Klein

By banning protest at COP21, Hollande is silencing those facing the worst impacts of climate change and its monstrous violence

Whose security gets protected by any means necessary? Whose security is casually sacrificed, despite the means to do so much better? Those are the questions at the heart of the climate crisis, and the answers are the reason climate summits so often end in acrimony and tears.

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Obama rejects Keystone as short on economic benefits, long on risk to climate

President Obama announced Friday that he was rejecting the controversial Keystone XL oil pipeline project because it wouldn’t serve U.S. interests, dismissing its potential economic benefits as insignificant over time as he sought to close a long-running chapter in the political fight over global warming.  Read more

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Fossil Fuel Divestment Protects Health, Saves Lives

For those of us who live in California, all we need to do is look out the window to see that climate change is here and now.

Passage of SB 185, requiring the California Public Employees' Retirement System and the California State Teachers' Retirement System to divest from coal companies, is great news not only for us Californians but for the planet. The legislation will quite literally allow us to breathe a little easier.

That’s because coal-fired power plants are among the most polluting industrial facilities on the planet. Coal pollutants affect all major body organ systems and contribute to four of the five leading causes of mortality in the United States: heart disease, cancer, stroke, and chronic lower respiratory diseases.

According to a 2010 study by the Clean Air Task Force, air pollution from these plants account for more than 13,000 premature deaths, 20,000 heart attacks, and 1.6 million lost workdays annually – costing Americans more than $100 billion each year.

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Historic SB 350 Passes California Legislature

Thanks to all who made phone calls and sent emails to help get historic SB 350 to the Governor's desk.

State Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de Leon, D-Los Angeles, center, answers a question concerning a pair of environmental measures before the Legislature, during a news conference,Tuesday, Aug. 25, 2015, in Sacramento. Rich Pedroncelli APAfter Gov. Jerry Brown and legislative leaders suffered major setbacks on climate bills earlier this week, lawmakers on Friday sent a less sweeping greenhouse gas reduction measure to the governor.

“Taking carbon out of the modern economy requires heroic efforts and tireless struggle,” Brown said in a statement. “We have the technological means and now we have the legal mandate to reduce carbon pollution.”

In votes whose broad margins belied the intense struggle that came before, lawmakers approved what remained of Senate Bill 350 after the bill was stripped of a proposal to require a 50 percent reduction in petroleum use in motor vehicles by 2030. The Senate approved the measure 26-12 and Assembly members advanced the narrowed measure on a 51-26 vote, with Republicans David Hadley and Catharine Baker voting aye.

If signed by Brown, as expected, the bill will require California to increase to 50 percent from one-third the proportion of electricity the state derives from renewable sources and would seek to double energy efficiency in natural gas and electricity use.

“A future built on fossil fuels is quite simply a future built on shifting sands,” said Senate President Pro Tem Kevin de León, D-Los Angeles. “So that’s why I ask my colleagues to reach. To reach. Let’s reach for the stars.”

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