Newsletter: November 11, 2021 – News and Updates

News and Updates

Hello! Thanks to our community we have a lot to share today, including from other organizations involved in climate and the environment.

  • #GivingTuesday
  • Highlights from Transportation Talk with Sacramento's Transportation Planning Manager, Jennifer Donlon Wyant re: Sacramento’s Transportation Priorities Plan. Recording available below.
  • Sacramento Valley Regional Adaptation - Get your network involved
  • Events at our COP26 website. See video about the COP here and actions https://350.org/COP26/
  • 350.org Skill Up Trainings, Oct-Dec.
  • Action to Stop SoCalGas

#GivingTuesday

Giving can be in all forms, whether it’s recruiting more volunteers to engage with 350 Sacramento, a donation, or the power of their voice in your local community. #GivingTuesday is about unleashing the power of radical generosity – no amount is too small.

350 Sacramento needs our support! Donate early here

Our most recent accomplishment to share with your network:

How will you be giving back this year? Share your thoughts with us on social media with hashtag #GivingTuesday and inspire others to give together, even when we’re apart.
Be inspired and be a part of the global generosity movement, and celebrate all acts of giving!

Transporation Priorities

Sacramento's Transportation Planning Manager, Jennifer Donlon Wyant presented the City of Sacramento Transportation Priorities Plan on Monday night. To give you an idea of the monumental task of planning, there are about 700 planned projects, but our current City budget falls far short of the goal to realize all of them requiring roughly 5 billion dollars and several decades to complete. The Sacramento Priorities Plan attempts to remedy this planning problem by allocating funds appropriately. To determine which aspects of the plan to prioritize, the team leverages data by surveying a broad range of Sacramento area residents. for more on this, check out the recording, and feel free to share!

We appreciate Jennifer and our co-hosts: Environmental Council of Sacramento (ECOS), Sacramento Area Bicycle Advocates (SABA), SacMoves, and additional thanks to Sacramento Metro Advocates for Rail and Transit (SMART)! for fielding so many important questions and we plan to deepen our understanding of building a better transportation system.

Upcoming Events

CAP Team Meeting

CAP Goes to Supervisors- The County Planning Commission split on what to do with the CAP, so it goes to Supervisors without a recommendation.  No date is set for Supervisor review.  Twenty-nine people commented by phone, 25 of whom urged the Commission to remand the CAP to staff.  350 will consider options, including legal, to prevent this bogus CAP from being adopted, or if adopted from going into effect.

Interested in EVs?

For the EV Owners and the EV Curious.
* All six student winners of SMUD's EV video contest will join us to share their 2-minute videos.
* Beta testers of Tesla's new self-driving software will describe their experiences.
* PG&E will follow up with what's new in the world of EVs and the grid.

PG&E will sponsor the meeting's food and drink.

Date: Wednesday, November 10
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Location: California Auto Museum, 2200 Front St., Sacramento
To provide a safe space for all, the EV meeting will require volunteers and attendees to wear masks and practice safe distancing. Masks will be available.

Regional Adaptation Event

California Community Economic Development Association (CCEDA) is inviting our network to participate as a Cooperating Organization for the Sacramento Valley Regional Climate Adaptation Seminar on Friday, November 19th, 2021 at 1PM PST.  CCEDA's Sacramento Valley Regional Seminar is hosted virtually sponsored by Pacific Premier Bank.  Cooperating organizations can benefit by having their logo on the flyer and marketing materials. Register

Confirmed Speakers:

  • Jonathan Parfrey, Climate Resolve
  • Luis Sanchez, Community Resource Project
  • Raef Porter, Sacramento Municipal Air Quality Management District

Skill Up with 350

We invite members of all 350 affiliates and their network to participate in a series of five online trainings geared to prepare members to organize and campaign with resiliency and power. The trainings are free, and last 2 hours. Slides and other resources are provided to support local trainings. Participate in any or all.

Get all the details in this flyer and register now to receive the zoom links.

All trainings are Saturdays 11:00am - 1:00 PM PT / 2:00-4:00 PM ET:

  • Saturday, Nov 20th - Organizing and Movement Building: Why build a movement? How to recruit, engage, and onboard new volunteers, develop volunteer leadership, and build community.
  • Saturday, Dec 4th - Strategic Campaigning: How to choose a campaign, map out decision makers, allies and opponents, plan campaign goals, timeline, and roles, and select effective tactics using a justice and equity lens.
  • Saturday, Dec 18th - Policy Advocacy: How to advocate, how legislative bodies work, and how to influence elected officials--with examples from local affiliates to demonstrate common tactics and best practices.

Climate Report

Tune in today/Wednesday at 12 noon to the Climate Report with host Dale Steele on KUBU 96.5 FM or accesssacramento.org or get the new KUBU app (Google | Android) to listen in anywhere. Also, here are several options to tune into COP26.

Volunteer or Join the Board

New or long time members, are you looking to do more, raise awareness locally and engage your network? If you are dedicated to the cause, we need all hands on deck!

Volunteer opportunities here and board member application here. E-mail info@350sacramento.org for inquiries.

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