Newsletter: October 14, 2021 – Your voice was heard!

City Acknowledges Our Push for 2030 Plan

Yesterday your voice was heard! City Council acknowledged the lack of ambition in the original CAAP 2045 planning. Now, council members and staff will work with community on a 2030 emissions reduction scenario! Well done. Also, a big shoutout to Oscar and the 350 Sac CAP team and everyone who submitted letters via the County CAP Portal, receiving over 800 letters!

Here's a rollup of other happenings:

  • Update on Legislation Signed by Gov. Newsom
  • Climate Coffee - Second Sundays: Sunday, October 10, from 10:00-11:30 AM or noon.  William Land Park. Contact Rupert for details. Everyone welcome!
  • Citizen Lobbying How-To - Learn how Legislation in our State Works - Training October 23.
  • COP26 Countdown: March for Stolen Lives demanding political and financial leaders to stand up and fight for social and climate justice. Stay tuned or add events at our COP26 website.
  • 350.org Skill Up Trainings - for Oct-Dec.
  • Fight Back Fridays @ Robert Matsui Courthouse More

Volunteer Help Needed

To help prepare our region and make it resilient to a changing climate, we must grow. If you can support in these areas, let us know! Please follow the link below and e-mail Ilonka: ilonka.zlatar@350sacramento.org to learn more.

  • Treasurer
  • Bookkeeper
  • Administrative Assistant
  • Volunteer Coordinator

Click here for more details.


City and County Plan Updates

City: At yesterday's Sacramento City Council update on the City's Climate Action & Adaption Plan (CAAP) , Council directed staff to prepare a workshop in early 2022 on transportation. The Mayor made it clear that his office and other Council members would engage with the city staff and community in crafting the workshop. In addition, Council recognized the importance of assessing more ambitious scenarios in the CAP including a scenario with a 2030 target date, and asked staff to prepare those. Thanks to those that called in to the meeting, wrote letters, and submitted written comments

County: We said before that Sacramento County’s draft Climate Action Plan is disappointing and our volunteers and memberws hammered home that point, amassing over 800 statements for the county to review.

Thanks for doing your part!


Gov. Newsom Signs Several 350 Sac Supported Bills

To follow on last week's update of our supported bills:

  • SIGNED! AB 1346 (Berman) requires CARB to require zero-emission small engines, such as lawn and garden equipment. CARB has already begun that effort, constituting a part of the electrification 350 Sacramento has pushed for in many settings;
  • SIGNED! SB 372 (Leyva) is a practical proposal to finance medium- and heavy-duty electric trucks. It creates a program within the State Treasurer’s Office to consolidate and improve various programs as well.
  • SIGNED! SB 596 (Becker) would require CARB, by December 31, 2022, to develop a comprehensive strategy for California’s cement and concrete sector to reduce the carbon intensity of concrete used in the state by at least 40% from 2019 levels by 2030 and to achieve carbon neutrality as soon as possible, but no later than 2045. The bill would require the state board, in developing the strategy, among other things, to identify modifications to existing measures and evaluate new measure, including a low-carbon product standard for concrete or cement, to achieve those objectives.
  • VETOED AB 416 (Kalra), which creates a deforestation-free procurement standard for State purchases. The bill applies not just to wood, but other products (such as palm oil) that could contribute to deforestation
  • More info >>

Citizen Lobbying How-To

Heading into 2022, partner groups are gearing up to get meaningful climate legislation passed in our State and are one of the co-hosts for a Legislative training session on Zoom for anyone who is interested to learn about how our State Legislative Process works!

WHAT:   Interactive Legislative Training Session

WHEN:  Saturday, October 23, 2021 – 12:30 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WHERE: Zoom – register here or at bit.ly/3DayRRQ

The program:

  1. Overview of California legislative process – presentation and questions
  2. Effective Citizen Lobbying – presentation and questions
  3. Breakout sessions – practice getting ready for meeting your legislator

COP26 Countdown: March for Stolen Lives

Ahead of the COP26, join together to put the pressure on for bolder action. RSVP here.
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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 11:00 a.m. - 1:00 pm. PT / 2:00 - 4:00 p.m. ET:

  • Saturday, Oct 16th - Climate Justice: Principles of Justice, Equity, Diversity & Inclusion, intersections between climate and social justice movements, how to identify and address white supremacy culture and inequity in our groups and work.
  • Saturday, Oct 30th - Strategic Messaging: Why storytelling and messaging are essential to our work, how to create a just and equitable narrative that supports campaign strategies using non-extractive storytelling, and best practices for communicating our message.
  • 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.

More Climate Happenings

Tune in every Wednesday at 12 noon!! Listen 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.

Climate Coffee discussion meeting, Sunday, October 10, from 10:00 am until 11:30 or noon. We will be meeting at William Land Park. The directions & map will be available October 3. The meeting will be in an outdoor shaded location under the trees, with six feet separation distance, and please be fully vaccinated. Bring a chair or cushion for seating. Contact Rupert for more details.

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