Newsletter: January 12, 2022- Our teams are focused

Dear Members

We hope you are doing well in the new year! Thanks for your involvement, donations and for elevating your voice to show you care about climate impacts on people, on clean air, water and the unstable environment the new generations will inherit. We are seeing ever increasing interest in climate action and local support because of your engagement in 350 Sacramento's efforts, so Thank You!

Our newsletters will continue to distill the latest information around local policy discussions, team meetings and events. We invite your participation in any and all of them! Just remember to take care of yourself and don't burn out : )

Check out the latest blog post, written by Lily and Robert in collaboration with Cat, about the generational burdens and effects of climate change. We love to hear your stories and questions, so let us know if you like to write or create content and stay tuned for our next volunteer orientations.

Sac County CAP - Progress!

We're enjoying several preliminary but notable County Climate Action Plan (CAP) victories.  None assure an acceptable CAP, but they do avoid the deplorable September "final" draft CAP being presented to the Supervisors for approval, and provide opportunities for further advocacy.  All reflect our formal comments, those of our partners, and our direct advocacy with County Supervisors.  In summary:

  • The County is redrafting the CAP to address comments on the previous "final" draft.  Publication in February will be followed by 30-day public review.
  • The draft will then be subject to a March Board of Supervisor's workshop to receive public comment.  No vote will be taken at that time.
  • The County has established a Sustainability Officer position in the office of the County Executive, responsible for (among other things) overseeing CAP implementation.
  • The Sustainability Officer will convene a "Climate Emergency Task Force" as called for in the County's 2021 Climate Emergency Declaration.  The relationship between the CAP and the Task Force is unclear.

We'll provide detail, analysis, and concerns regarding these new developments next week in a blog on 350's website. You can also stay up to date on the CAP by subscribing to the County's email/text updates

CAP Teaming Meeting January 12th

The Climate Report

Dale's show continues to rock on KUBU 96.5 FM downtown Sac, streaming online (click player link above or at http://accesssacramento.org or download free iOS/Android smartphone app. New content or assistance welcome. For more information click here.

Will you electrify this year?

If so, we would like to point you to some ways to get started. We are compiling a list of resources, a few of which you can check out on our Electrification page

Sacrramento County District Attorney Candidate Forum - January 22, 2022

This is a non-partisan candidate forum organized by the following organizations: Sacramento ACT, ACLU Foundation of Northern California, CAIR Sacramento Valley/Central California, Justice 2 Jobs Sacramento, Live Free, NorCal Resist, Public Health Advocates, Sac Change Coalition, and Social Justice Politicorps.
Webinar Registrationv

Sac City Council workshop on climate/transportation is scheduled for January 25th at 2 PM

This workshop is happening January 25 beginning at 2 PM and we will need lots of support to push for the city to prioritize active transportation and mass transit and fund it adequately! More details forthcoming.

Investing in Sustainable Mobility Wed. January 26th

This webinar will explore a more comprehensive approach to mobility that provides a range of sustainable transportation options for individuals, commuters, and freight. Additional speakers will be announced. 10 AM - 11:30 AM Wed. Jan. 26

Do you want to learn what 350 Sac is doing on the Legislative front?

The next meeting is Wed. January 26 at 5:30 PM is the next Legislative team meeting. The team will decide the focus of the year's efforts and is a perfect time to get acquainted with policy discussions and how things are getting done (or not) in the Legislature. Check later this month for the zoom link on our calendar for this and other events.

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