Mission

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.

Vision

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.

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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.

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Sacramento Proud

We support local initiatives that work to reduce greenhouse gas emissions and promote low carbon lifestyles with equitable solutions for all communities.

 

 

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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.

Culture

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 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.

Volunteer

If you don't have the capacity right now to volunteer, we also accept donations with plenty of gratitude!

Principles

  • 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.

Staff

Ivan Caballero

Administrative Staff | Focus: Website, database, & IT | Email
Ivan Caballero is an ongoing advocate for social and climate justice, driven by a desire to create a fair and sustainable future for all. He believes it is our moral obligation to work towards a society that values the inherent worth and dignity of every individual and to take responsibility for the well-being of our one and only planet.

Katie McCammon

Project Director | Focus: Oversight and organization of events, actions, and teams  |
Katie McCammon has a BA from UC Davis in communication studies with an emphasis on environmental communication. She is currently working on her degree in Public Interest Communications with the University of Florida. She has previously been a volunteer lobbyist with Citizens Climate Lobby in Nevada County and worked with the Institute of Transportation Studies at UC Davis. She hopes to use communication skills to bring more unification between communities and inspire collaboration on the climate crisis.

California College Corps Fellows (2022-3 Cohort)

Thank you SVCC Fellows for your meaningful contributions in climate action while working with us!

Cindy Lee

Cindy Lee

Henry Nguyen

Jake Zaleski

Matthew Vang

Leslie Haynes

Board Members

Patricia Moore

Board President |

Patricia Moore is driven by her passion for environmental justice and commitment to positive climate action. After 10+ years as a content marketing and communications strategist, she recently earned her master’s degree in corporate & and nonprofit communication from Johns Hopkins University, where she focused her research on environmental and social impact. A lifelong resident of the greater Sacramento area, Patricia is excited and honored to serve the community as part of the 350 Sacramento Board of Directors.

Kelsey Craig

Vice President 

Kelsey Craig is a Climate Change and Environmental Justice Air Pollution Specialist, with a B.S. in Environmental Toxicology.  With a background in data analysis and scientific communication, Kelsey brings technical skills and a passion for community empowerment to improve public health and fight climate change.

Megan Elsea

Treasurer |
Megan has been a volunteer with 350Sacramento for almost 12 years. She is a lawyer by trade but likes to use her advocacy skills to persuade government bodies and businesses to make policies that take us away from fossil fuels and towards a livable future. She lives in a cohousing development and has experience with different leadership, communication, and decision-making models such as consensus and listening exchanges. Contact with friends and relatives of various species sustains her.

Brandon Martinez

Secretary 

Brandon Martinez is an environmental professional and a community organizer from Oak Park who loves to play soccer and listen to music. He admires the work that 350 Sacramento has accomplished and has been inspired to contribute to local action for global/regional/local change since 2016. Brandon is honored and excited to serve as the Secretary on such an incredible board.

Ashlyn Zentner

Member at Large 

Ashlyn Zentner is currently a substitute teacher and climate justice activist. She has a B.A. in Global Studies from California State University, Monterey Bay. She is honored to be a part of 350 Sacramento and to help work towards creating sustainable solutions to the dire threat of the climate crisis. She is eager to continue working collaboratively with the 350 team to actively fight for policies and decisions that put the people and planet as their top priorities.

Katy Webb

Member at Large

Katy Webb is a summa cum laude graduate of California State University, Sacramento, where she studied International Relations and worked with the California State Student Association to advocate for higher education issues at the state and federal levels. She was the Community Organizer for 350 Sacramento and worked on the Community Organizer training and overseeing the Air Filters project. She is excited to be a part of 350 Sacramento once again as a board member and to support the crucial advocacy efforts of the organization.

Tess Townsend

Member at Large 

Tess Townsend is a freelance marketing and public relations professional who started volunteering with 350 Sacramento in 2020. She seeks to elevate and promote the work of 350’s dedicated climate action organizers. Prior to her work in public relations, she reported for news outlets including The Sacramento Bee, Vox, and Inc. Magazine.