• Volunteer Opportunity: Reaching out to our supporters – 2021 Phone Bank

    Written by Huck R. Hi, Everyone! This July, 350 Sacramento will be phone banking to reach out to our broad base of supporters. This is an extremely important part of our organization. It keeps our Sacramento community engaged, gives us more insight into the communities we serve so we can do better, and provides funding […]

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  • Rancho Cordova is writing a CAP, but we’re alarmed.

    Ranch Cordova is drafting a City climate action plan (CAP). CAPs allow future development to proceed without GHG-mitigation beyond that specified in the CAP, so can lead to environmental impacts, especially if the CAP’s measures are ineffective (learn more about CAPs). Draft CAPs are subject to State environmental review requirements – potential impacts must be […]

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  • Thunderous applause: City Council adopts New Building Electrification Ordinance

      Yesterday the Sacramento City Council adopted the New Building Electrification Ordinance! The Mayor and  Councilmembers Valenzuela, Guerra, Harris, Schenirer, Vang, and Jennings voted to adopt the ordinance. This means: Building permit applications filed on or after January 1, 2023, for newly constructed buildings that are three stories or less to be all-electric buildings. Building permit […]

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  • Sacramento County Residents – This is Why We Need You!

    Written by Oscar B. Sacramento County’s draft Climate Action Plan pays only lip service to the County’s strong Climate Emergency Declaration, ignores its direction, and fails to provide other credible measures.  The County won’t begin working on the Declaration’s 2030 carbon neutrality goal for at least three years! For specifics see this comparison of the CED and […]

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  • What’s a CAP?

    Written by Oscar B. Climate Action Plans (CAPs) are legally enforceable plans detailing how a jurisdiction will meet California’s climate goals. Currently, Sacramento County, Sacramento City, West Sacramento, and Rancho Cordova are developing or updating CAPS. Additionally, Citrus Heights, Elk Grove, and Galt have adopted CAPs in the past which should be updated regularly. Local […]

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  • Yes to electrifying new buildings

    ACTION ALERT: Let City Council know you want new buildings to be all-electric!

    Written by Kate W. **Update: The ordinance was adopted by City Council!** Show your support for the city’s ordinance to the phased-in mandate for all-electric new building construction, the opposition is fierce! On Tuesday 6/1, the Sacramento City Council will vote to adopt the new building electrification ordinance, one of the ‘Year One’ actions outlined […]

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  • Sac Co CAP – the Latest Ploy

    At a recent CAP stakeholders meeting, Sac County staff advised us they propose to submit the CAP for adoption as an “EIR-Addendum,” meaning the CAP would circumvent normal CEQA review for technical and legal adequacy. EIR addenda are used for minor changes to projects which were previously analyzed under CEQA, when the changes don’t affect […]

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  • 350 Sacramento helps maintain Morrison Creek

    Written by Waverly H. III Saturday, April 24, 2021, was a great day for 350 Sacramento, working in partnership with the City of Sacramento. That morning, volunteers assembled at Morrison Creek on Franklin to pick up the garbage that was scattered across the levee. I was surprised by the turn-out; mothers and fathers came with […]

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  • Legislative Team Update: Advocating for 14 bills in 2021

    350 Sacramento’s Legislative Team enters the summer legislative season at the Capitol supporting a range of bills connected to climate change. We sifted among the dozens of candidates and took on 14 bills on which to advocate. For each of those, someone has volunteered to take charge of tracking, letter writing and testifying in support […]

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  • Beyond Global Recycling Day

    Written by Sanju A. (and posted very late by Cat, but hey! It’s Earth month!) Global Recycling Day was on March 18th this year. Feeling inspired, I interviewed Kate Wilkins, an environmental scientist working on waste and recycling policy in California. I wanted to know more about common misconceptions about recycling, where our recycling products […]

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