current actions we recommend

Hello Gov. Newsom- new oil and gas permits, seriously?

I’d like to share with you my personal story of confusion and anger.  — I heard  Governor Newsom on national news clearly define the catastrophic fires as a real time climate emergency. How does this square with the fact that Newsom is simultaneously greenlighting the expansion of the fossil fuel industry that is feeding the climate crisis and contributing to larger and faster fires. The folks at Greenpeace had the same response, Join in on tweeting, emailing, and calling, Gov. Newsom’s office now!  Thank you for taking action.  Christine for 350 Sonoma

Join me in tweeting at Governor Newsom demanding that he stop permitting the climate crisis and fueling these wildfires with more oil and gas permits!

Don’t have Twitter? Sign the petition to Governor Newsom. 

Keep Climate a Tier 1 Issue

Thanks to those that have signed our“Keep Climate a Tier 1 Issue” petition!  Please share withfriends so that we can double our impact when sending thispetition to local city and county officials.

Keep Climate a Tier 1 Issue

Add your voice andJoin us in signing a petition to send to our local electedofficials asking them to keep Climate as a Tier 1 Issue.  They are dealingwith multiple crises, triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and by theeconomic and political dysfunction of federal leadership. The list ofpressing issues is indeed daunting, but relegating the climate crisisto a second tier concern is ill advised. Climate change is anoverarching issue that needs to be at the center of every problem weaddress. Several of the jurisdictions in Sonoma County have wiselydeclared climate change an emergency, an existential threat thatwarrants immediate direct action. We must find ways to quicklydecarbonize our energy system, regenerate our soils, and engage ourcommunity in new green jobs. In the process, we must examine socialinequities and how we can best support every member of our communityto survive and thrive in this perilous time. Perhaps most important,we must examine the way we make decisions and the protocols that slowprogress unnecessarily.

Power the Polls!

America is facing a recordshortage of poll workers.

As coronavirus continues to impact Americans across the country, weare also seeing a staggering decrease in poll workers — which couldmean closed polling places and long delays for elections in 2020.You can help make sure we have a safe, fair, efficientelection for all voters, and potentially get paid to doit

To read more or to fill out a simple application to work during theelection go here

Sadly the California Single Use Plastic Ban legislation SB54/AB 1080 did not pass this year.

So weneed  a new strategy to push back on the plastics industry who lobbyhard to defeat these bills.   Brainstorm with us at our Sept16th meeting on new strategies to end plasticspollution.  

If you haven’t yet,watch The Story of Plastic for an in-depth understanding of theintersection of plastic, the fossil fuel industry, chemical companies,social justice and our environment.  Gohere for how to watch, a preview and so muchmore on plastic.  https://www.storyofplastic.org/

If we’re serious about taking on systemic racism, it’s time for a Constitutional Amendment to end this racist legacy of slavery.

If we’re serious abouttaking on systemic racism, it’s time for aConstitutional Amendment to end this racist legacy ofslavery.

Watch13th and/orsign Sen Jeff Merkley’s proposal to amend the 13th (no more inmateslaves)  There’s a straight line from convict leasing under the 13thAmendment in the 19th century to today’s mass incarceration. Eversince slavery was outlawed, the criminal justice system hasdisproportionately incarcerated Black Americans — and forced them towork for other peoples’ profits.

Sign the petition and demand Congress and the states pass aConstitutional amendment to ban slave labor in America.  https://www.jeffmerkley.com/petition/thirteenth-amendment/e/

13th Documentarysummary:  Filmmaker Ava DuVernay explores the history of racialinequality in the United States, focusing on the fact that thenation’s prisons are disproportionately filled withAfrican-Americans.

The documentary is available onNetflix https://www.netflix.com/title/80091741

 or youtube  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=krfcq5pF8u8

Keep Climate a Tier 1 Issue

Add your voice andJoin us in signing a petition to send to our local electedofficials asking them to keep Climate as a Tier 1 Issue.  They are dealingwith multiple crises, triggered by the Covid-19 pandemic and by theeconomic and political dysfunction of federal leadership. The list ofpressing issues is indeed daunting, but relegating the climate crisisto a second tier concern is ill advised. Climate change is anoverarching issue that needs to be at the center of every problem weaddress. Several of the jurisdictions in Sonoma County have wiselydeclared climate change an emergency, an existential threat thatwarrants immediate direct action. We must find ways to quicklydecarbonize our energy system, regenerate our soils, and engage ourcommunity in new green jobs. In the process, we must examine socialinequities and how we can best support every member of our communityto survive and thrive in this perilous time. Perhaps most important,we must examine the way we make decisions and the protocols that slowprogress unnecessarily.

Ban Single Use Plastic

THE BILLS BANNING SINGLE USEPLASTICS (AB 1080 AND SB54) ARE TOP PRIORITY CLIMATE BILLS!  Takeaction before the Legislative Session ends on Aug 31. 

SB 54 and AB 1080 are companionbills requiring manufacturers and retailers in California to reducesingle-use plastic packaging and products by 75 percent by 2030. After2030, all single-use plastics sold in the state would need to becompostable or recyclable.

 WHY

  • Banningsingle use plastics is a critical step to a zero-emissions, zero-wasteeconomy. 
  • Plasticsare made from fossil fuel–from cheap by-products offracking.
  • China nolonger accepts cheap plastics for recycling. Plastic recycling is nolonger an option.
  • Helpvulnerable communities near plastic production facilities, highwaysused for shipping, and incinerators or landfills. 
  • Addressthe plastic boom caused by COVID-19
  • Providefinancial relief for local governments that spend millions on litterclean up every year
  • Createthousands of green jobs in California

HOW TO TAKE ACTION

Click here for information on how toemail your Senator orAssemblymember.This link also provides sample scripts to urge them to pass the SingleUse Plastics bills into law. The offices have been overwhelmed withphone calls lately and have asked for constituents to emailinstead.

Click here for the social media toolkit!

Power the Polls!

America is facing a record shortage of poll workers.

As coronavirus continues to impact Americans across the country, weare also seeing a staggering decrease in poll workers — which couldmean closed polling places and long delays for elections in 2020.You can help make sure we have a safe, fair, efficientelection for all voters, and potentially get paid to doit

To read more or to fill out a simple application to work during theelection go here

The Story of Plastic

Watch The Story of Plasticfor an in depth understanding of the intersection ofplastic, the fossil fuel industry, chemical companies, social justiceand our environment.  Go herefor how to watch, a preview and so much more on plastic.