Community Forum: Fast Track to Carbon Zero

On April 13, 350 Sacramento will host a Community Forum: Fast Track to Carbon Zero, to inspire attendees to expand their ideas of what is possible in the transition to carbon zero.

Climate change is the biggest challenge of our lifetime!! We need to speed up the transition from fossil fuels to a sustainable future to achieve carbon zero within the time frame scientists tell us is required to stay below 1.5 degrees Celsius. With a federal government actively hostile to the climate, the real action is now at the local level. Cities are where innovation and creativity can make a huge difference, transforming urban landscapes into low-carbon, highly desirable communities. Sacramento, the capital of California, can be a leader in this exciting and ambitious effort. Come to this Community Forum and learn how we can get the carbon out and create a thriving Sacramento region. Register today!!


What: Community Forum: Fast Track to Carbon Zero
When: Saturday, April 13, 9:00am–4:00pm
Where: Sacramento City College Performing Arts Center (3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento)
Who: General public, students, professionals, decisionmakers—all are welcome
Cost: Recommended: $5 – $15 sliding scale; includes lunch. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Community Forum Agenda
Sponsor /Endorser Flyer


Panel: Big Ideas – The Here and Now
Katie Valenzuela, Capitol Director, California State Assembly
Jennifer Gress, Policy Director – Mayor’s Office, City of Sacramento
Shelley Jiang, Climate Change Analyst, Sacramento Metropolitan Air Quality Management District
Glenda Marsh, 350 Sacramento Transportation Team

Panel: Thinking Bigger – Transforming Our Region
Lewis Fulton, Director, Sustainable Transportation Energy Pathways Program, UC Davis
Matthew Piner, Adjunct Professor of Architecture, Consumnes River College & Owner, Pinerworks
Gabby Trejo, Executive Director, Sacramento Area Congregations Acting together (Sacramento ACT)

Afternoon Breakout Sessions:
Transportation Sacramento County – Community Vi$ion
Sacramento Climate Emergency Declaration
Green New Deal
Youth Climate Action
Communicating about Climate Change
Change Banks; Change Investments; Change the World: Moving the Money Out of Fossil Fuels


Please register today to help us plan. Cost is a sliding scale ($5–$15) based on what you can afford (donations welcome!). Lunch is included. Scholarships are available; no one will be turned away for lack of funds.


Sacramento City College
Performing Arts Center
3835 Freeport Blvd
Sacramento, CA 95822
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Sacramento City College is easily accessible by light rail, bus, and bike. If possible, explore these options before driving. There will be valet bike parking, courtesy of the Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates. The Sacramento City College light rail stop (Blue Line) is a 10-minute walk to the Performing Arts Center. Bus line 62 runs between the Pocket to Downtown Sacramento once an hour on Saturdays, with a stop at Sac City College.

If you are driving, the closest lots to the Performing Arts Center are West Lot and the PAS parking garage, accessible from Freeport Blvd & 12th Ave and Sutterville Road. Parking is $2/day and permits are dispensed at permit machines in the lots and garage. There is a handicapped only lot accessible off Freeport Blvd. A parking map is attached.


To reduce our waste, please bring a reusable water bottle if you have one. We also encourage you to bring your own coffee mug, cutlery, and plate. There will be reusable dishware and single-use dishware and utensils available for lunch. Oak Park Soil is providing compost bins for the event, and the food scraps will later be composted at volunteer host sites in Sacramento.