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 Coordinator |
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.
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.
Mandy is an aspiring environmental filmmaker with a background in finance and marketing. She became passionate about sustainability after getting more involved in the textile industry, and learning the social and environmental disasters that have expanded from our fast fashion lifestyle and culture. Her experience leading the sales department and fundraising for for-profit businesses will be beneficial in her new Treasurer role.
Kristi Hendricksen Perry
Waverly Hampton III
Member at Large |
I am an entrepreneur and electrical engineering student with experience in pre-hospital care. My interests include renewable energy, clean technology, and eco-friendly products. I am passionate about reducing the impact we humans have on the planet and think that with the proper policies we can live in harmony with nature.
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 |
My B.A. is in microbiology, and I am a science and nature lover. So saving our precious Earth from climate change is why I get up in the morning. The success our organization has had or contributed to the mitigation of greenhouse gas emissions is what keeps me going. People can really make a difference if they get together in large numbers and work cooperatively.
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.