350 Sacramento is a local grassroots organization committed to equitable solutions that accelerate the transition to a sustainable future, with atmospheric carbon dioxide levels below 350 ppm.
We believe in a world with a safe climate, where nature is respected and protected, and our social, political, and economic systems work for all people and the planet.
Knowledge is Power
You already know the need for climate solutions is urgent. We're here with resources on what you need to know about climate change and how to get involved in saving the future of this planet - right here in Sacramento.
We support local initiatives that work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote low carbon lifestyles with equitable solutions for all communities.
League for Climate Justice
Together we can help build a super-charged global climate movement at the local level by engaging with our local Sacramento area community members and organizations.
What is 350 PPM?
350 is the number that leading scientists say is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in our atmosphere. Scientists measure carbon dioxide in “parts per million” (ppm), so 350 ppm is the number humanity needs to get below as soon as possible to avoid runaway climate change.
We reached 400 ppm in 2013. Only three years later in 2016, scientists said we may never return to levels below 400 ppm. While the situation is more urgent than ever, together we can create solutions to reduce the impacts of climate change for current and future generations.
Along with awareness and action, 350 Sacramento values openness, honesty, respect, and fun.
We speak when we need to speak, and listen when others need to be heard. There's always something new to learn and and an old lesson to remember.
And no lie, climate activism can be rough, but that's why we like to play and have fun with the work we do. We can look at climate change as an opportunity to improve the planet we depend on, and support each other in our shared mission.
If you don't have the capacity right now to volunteer, we also accept donations with plenty of gratitude!
- Bold and Science-based. Our role is not to be climate experts, but to be advocates guided by the scientific consensus to accelerate the pace of change in order to keep our climate safe; we build the political and social power needed to create possibilities for a better future.
- All-of-the-above strategy. There is no silver bullet and we must embrace every solution that gets us closer to a just and sustainable future. In our pursuit for a better future, we are intentional in how we approach our work and will not be funded by industries that are destructive to our world. We prioritize climate solutions that enhance the lives of the most vulnerable populations while reducing greenhouse gases as quickly as possible.
- Equity and Anti-Oppression. Climate solutions must center the needs of frontline communities. We show up and support the struggles of others and advocate for holistic and intersectional solutions to climate and societal problems. We support policies that consider impacts to vulnerable communities, and mitigate potential impacts through financial safeguards and good jobs.
- Systems Change. We know that the current system was built to benefit a few polluters at the top, leaving the rest of us with bad choices. We focus on changing systems so that people have better choices.
- We do what we can. Personal lifestyle changes are necessary but not sufficient to solve the climate crisis alone. While we may encourage and educate each other on personal choices, it is not the focus of our work. We never shame people for making the choices that best fit them, and recognize we all have different roles and capacities.
- Self Care. We know this fight is a marathon and we encourage each other to take breaks and care for ourselves and one another.
- Distributed Leadership. No one person is responsible for everything, we carry responsibility together. Anybody who wants to take leadership or develop an idea that aligns with our values is welcomed and supported.
- We are a community. We take time to celebrate, learn, mourn, and have fun together with our members and with other organizations. We come from all walks of life, backgrounds, and experiences to unite for our shared purpose.
Program Director | Focus: Youth Program |
B.S. in Environmental Studies, background in restoration ecology. I got involved with 350 Sacramento as I was concluding my degree at Sac State in 2019 and have been involved ever since; first as a volunteer, then as a Board member for 6 months, and now as staff since June 2020! Outside of community organizing and environmental/climate justice work I enjoy rock climbing and biking.
Development & Administrative Director | Focus: Fundraising |
Roula holds a certificate in Fundraising and Development from UC Davis. She is passionate about climate change because she believes knowledge is power! Climate change caused by human activities is the most significant driver of observed climate change. We all must do our part in making our region the leader in climate action for future generations! Please join us in this fight and help us make an even greater impact together!
Community Organizer | Focus: Implementing projects with community partners |
Katy has B.A. in International Relations, with experience working on higher education policy and political campaigns. She was hired as staff at 350 right before graduating from Sacramento State in 2022 and is excited to work alongside the Sacramento community to create an equitable and sustainable world. Outside of her role, she enjoys finding new coffee shops and traveling around California!
Communications & Volunteer Coordinator | Focus: Supporting volunteer teams and events |
Joyti is a User Experience/User Interface Design student with a background in event planning and marketing and a B.S. in Business Administration. She recently joined 350 and is excited to be part of the local climate advocacy movement. In her free time, she enjoys running, traveling, and spending time outdoors.
Vice President |
Edward Abbey once said “sentiment without action is the ruin of the soul.” I discovered 350 Sacramento from a link off the 350.org website and have been involved ever since. My involvement with 350 Sacramento has not only provided me a meaningful way of taking action against climate change, it allowed me to get to know some amazing people.
Kristi Henricksen Perry
Member at Large |
I became a volunteer with 350 Sacramento in January 2017. I had been concerned about the air quality in the Sacramento region for many years, so I decided to get involved. I don’t have a background in environmental science, so the learning curve has been a steep one for me. As I continue to learn and work alongside the other dedicated volunteers, I’ve found there’s a place for each of us to do whatever we can to reduce greenhouse gas emissions in Sacramento.
Member at Large |
Ella is a high school student who is deeply passionate about people. Ella has experience in youth education as a youth educator for a local farm, a student backpacking guide, and the founder of an after-school program for marginalized youth. She has also organized an international youth leadership conference that featured an environmental workshop. Her recent engagement with 350 Sacramento has allowed her to take action for the betterment of the planet and people while also creating a space for her to learn and grow as a leader.
Member at Large |
Craig is a technologist and entrepreneur, with 20+ years experience in leading-edge technology and product development. An engineer by training, Craig has served in various Marketing leadership roles in the Construction Technology industry since coming to California and has set his sights on using his experience to make positive energy-use and sustainability changes in the built environment.