On September 8, 2018, indigenous people, frontline communities, immigrants, people of color, people of faith, young people, Californians, and people from all across the globe will rise together in San Francisco, California, for climate, jobs, and justice, demanding real climate leadership to keep fossil fuels in the ground.

The event titled “Rising for Climate, Jobs, and Justice” and organized by Rise for Climate Action is expected to be one of the largest climate rallies ever held on the west coast. The Rise for Climate Action website offers videos, art, and a way to add organizations to the list of partners. It’s not too late to add more! Updates will be added frequently as the September events draws closer.

The march and rally are part of the lead-up to the Governor Brown’s Global Climate Action Summit to be held September 12 through 14, 2018, in San Francisco, California. UC Davis has been selected as an official affiliate event host for four sessions as part of the Global Climate Action Summit. See below for more information and links.

Organizers hope that all marchers will RSVP at www.ca.riseforclimate.org to help them plan for restrooms and water stations. 350 Sacramento is hosting an art build on August 25 at the 350 Sac office, 909 12th Street, to create materials for the march.

Sign up for a chartered bus to the event from Sacramento and Davis!

Visit the Rise for Climate Action website and select the menu symbol in the upper left of the screen to explore logistics and details for the day’s events in San Francisco. For those who might be out of town or who want to spread the word to family and friends in other locations, the site connects visitors to an impressive map of events planned around the world.

People power was exemplified with colorful banners at the first big climate march held in SF on 2-17-1013.

The march   

Marchers will begin lining up at 10:00 AM at Embarcadero Plaza at the foot of Market Street, hopefully in thematic groups such as faith groups, non-profits, and labor union members. Banners and signs are encouraged, but be sure to avoid sticks and poles that could be considered weapons. The flat 1.7 mile-route follows Market Street to Civic Center Plaza near San Francisco City Hall, taking a leisurely one and a half to two hours. The march begins at 11:00 AM.

Water bottle filling kiosks and accessible bathrooms will be provided at both ends of the march. The projected temperature for September 8 is 67 degrees with the average for that day being 70 degrees. Sunscreen, a hat, and a sweater or light jacket are recommended.

The resource fair

A resource fair will include a profusion of informational tables where marchers can make important connections as well as enjoy and participate in the art and music opportunities. Food trucks and local restaurants will be eager to serve the marchers. Marchers may choose to carry snacks with them just in case.

Volunteer groups worked all around Davis for Global Work Party Day on 10-9-2010 and celebrated at our first Cool Davis Festival on 10-10-10!

Transportation

At the California Rise website chose the menu icon in the upper left corner. Select “Getting Here” for public transportation resources and the Charter Bus option. Select “Sacramento” and “350 Sacramento and Allies.” This bus will also stop in Davis! Read the next paragraph for details. This is perhaps the easiest and least expensive way to travel to SF!

Davis charter bus to Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice on September 8 in San Francisco! A charter bus will pick up Davis marchers at the Park and Ride parking lot behind Ikeda’s Fruit Stand on Mace Boulevard at approximately 8:30 AM (exact time may change). Passengers will be delivered to the march starting point at the Embarcadero and Market Street. The same charter bus will return to Davis leaving at approximately 4:00 PM from the Resource Fair site in San Francisco. The bus even contains a bathroom.

To reserve your seat, sign up for the 350 Sacramento and Allies bus and pay now to secure your place. The minimum fee is $5, but the actual cost for the bus is $15 per person. (A grant from 350.org covers a large part of the cost, but not the last $600.) Please consider paying $10 (or more) for a total of $15 plus the processing fee if you are able. The entire fee is considered a tax-deductible donation to 350 Sacramento, a worthy group and our traveling companions!

Sign up right away as the 49 seats will go very quickly! A second bus may be added, but those seats will probably be $30 as there may not be a grant from 350.org to lower the cost.

Davis marchers preparing signs for the Oakland Climate March in 2-7-15.

You may also visit the “Get on the bus” Facebook page for possible updates and a link to the reservation page.

Please also RSVP at https://ca.riseforclimate.org to help event planners provide sufficient facilities such as bathrooms and water.

Spread the word about the Rising for Climate, Jobs, and Justice march and rally!

Contact Lynne at lnittler@sbcglobal.net for more information or with questions.

Can’t make it to SF that day?

Can’t make it to SF? The Sacramento Climate Coalition is organizing an action from 10 am–1 pm at McClatchy Park (Oak Park). This event will include bicycle-powered sound by Clan Dyken, speakers, and booths. It is being held in cooperation with the Oak Park Farmer’s Market with locally sourced and organic food.

UC Davis to host Global Climate Summit affiliate sessions

One of the world’s highest-ranked universities for sustainability programs and innovation, UC Davis is home to two renowned centers for applied transportation and energy research and multidisciplinary graduate education: the Institute for Transportation Studies and the Energy and Efficiency Institute. UC Davis also houses the Policy Institute for Energy, Environment, and the Economy, which engages lawmakers and stakeholders in policy formulation.

UC Davis will host four official affiliate sessions on Tuesday, September 11 and Wednesday, September 12 to bring together GCAS attendees around key topics related to climate, energy, transportation, and public policy: topics that would benefit from increased collaboration and in which UC Davis has demonstrated leadership and expertise. UC Davis will also host an evening reception on Tuesday, September 11 open to all session attendees. All events will be conveniently located in downtown San Francisco near the primary GCAS venues.

To register for one or more “UC Davis at GCAS” sessions, click here.

350.org leads the way

350.org has always taken the amount of CO2 in our atmosphere seriously. The name of the organization refers to the amount of CO2 that is considered a safe level of CO2 for life on earth. We passed 400 parts per million in 2014 and now are hovering at 407 and above, way beyond the safe level: 350.

Since its first mobilization in 2009, 350.org has mobilized people to end the era of fossil fuels and usher in a time of renewable energy. From scorching heat to out-of-control fires to heavy rains and landslides to rising sea levels, it’s clear climate change is impacting lives across the globe. It’s time for action now.

The mobilization actions call for a just, equitable and resilient 100% renewable energy economy. 350.org believes it is still possible to quickly expand economic opportunity, create sustainable jobs, and protect vulnerable communities, workers, and future generations.

The problem and the solution

It is time to end the era of fossil fuels and save the climate for the sake of all life on earth. Dr. Kimberly Nicholas explains the problem simply.

  1. We’re warming.
  2. It’s us.
  3. We’re sure.
  4. It’s bad.
  5. We can fix it.
Oakland Climate March 2-17-15

For more information on any point above, the 350.org. website offers explanations. The obvious solution is to leave the oil in the ground and conserve and develop renewable energy sources instead!. The website also lists some of the actions 350.org has accomplished with its online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public actions. These include opposing new coal, oil and gas projects such as KXL Pipeline and Standing Rock, leading divestment campaigns, and supporting 100% clean energy solutions in 188 countries.