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People's Climate March
September 21, 2014
New York City, New York

Be a part of the action as the Center for Biological Diversity, 350.org and allies take to the streets of New York City for the largest demonstration in the history of the climate movement.

Join us Sept. 21 for the People's Climate March. World leaders are headed to the United Nations. on those days to discuss the climate crisis, and we want to send a clear message: Take climate change seriously, listen to science, and protect the future of our planet.

Take part in this massive march through New York. Our sutureis on the line, and the world will be watching.

When: Sunday, September 21; exact timing still being planned

Where: United Nations Building, New York, NY 10017

Exact details of the event are still being planned. But please sign up now, and we'll keep you updated.

RSVP now and learn about the People's Climate Train, which can get you to the march from the San Fransico Bay Area.

Learn more about Keystone XL and our Climate Law Institute.

 

 

• July 23: Forum How Fracking Affects Public Health (CA)
• July 24: Screening of Backyard and Discussion with Calvin Tillman (CA)
• July 25: Fracking Presentation: "No Fracking Way" in California (CA)

• July 26: “Why Fracking Made Me Move,” With Calvin Tillman (CA)
July 29: Rally to Save the Delta — Also, Take Action From Homee (CA)
• Sept. 15-18: Join the People's Climate Train (CA)
• September 21: People's Climate March (NY)
• Ongoing: Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources (worldwide)
• Ongoing: Host an Action to Stop Keystone (nationwide)
• Ongoing: Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking (worldwide)
• Ongoing: Gasland II: The Film (worldwide)

 

Forum: How Fracking Affects Public Health
July 23, 2014
San Francisco, California

Join us for a public forum about how the oil and gas extraction process known as fracking impacts public health — and what we can do about it.

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is a dangerous oil-and-gas extraction technique that threatens California's water, air, public health, endangered wildlife and climate. Fracking is set to expand, even though it routinely employs toxic chemicals like benzene — we need to stop it in its tracks.

Speakers will include:
*Sandra Steingraber, Renowned Author and Biologist, Science Advisor to Americans Against Fracking coalition
*Dr. Robert Gould, President, Physicians for Social Responsibility National and SF Bay Area Chapter
*Seth B.C. Shonkoff, PhD, MPH, Executive Director, Physicians, Scientists & Engineers for Healthy Energy
*Lisa Hartmayer, RN, MSN, NP, member of Alliance of Nurses for Healthy Environments

RSVP here or email Ash Lauth. If you have any questions, email or call Ash at (415)632-5335 x335.

This is a community event and is free and open to the public. Please share widely and invite your friends, family, and neighbors to learn about how fracking impacts our health.

What: How Fracking Impacts Public Health, a health forum featuring Sandra Steingraber

When: Wednesday July 23, 2014, 5:30 to 7:30 p.m.

Where:
Latino/Hispanic Meeting Room, San Francisco Public Library, 100 Larkin St., San Francisco, CA 94102

Learn more about fracking.

 

Screening of Backyard and Discussion with Calvin Tillman
July 24, 2014
San Diego, California

Join the Center and 350 San Diego for an exciting evening to hear about what’s happening with fracking in California, and around the country.

We’ll start with a screening of the anti-fracking film Backyard, a 28-minute documentary that chronicles the impact of fracking on five people’s lives in Pennsylvania, Colorado, North Dakota and Montana.  View the trailer now.

Next, we’ll have comments and discussion with Calvin Tillman, the former mayor of Dish, Texas featured in the Gasland movies.

Finally, we’ll have a brief update on actions underway in San Diego and California and discuss future actions and strategy for keeping the focus on halting this horrific practice.

Hydraulic fracturing, or "fracking," is a dangerous oil-and-gas extraction technique that threatens California's water, air, public health, endangered wildlife and climate. Fracking is set to expand, even though it routinely employs toxic chemicals like benzene — we need to stop it in its tracks.

This event is free of charge. Refreshments will be served.

RSVP here now or email Ash Lauth — space is limited. If you have any questions, email or call Ash at (415)632-5335 x335.

When: Thursday, July 24, 2014, 7 to 8 p.m.

Where: The Community Room at La Jolla Village Square, 8657 Villa La Jolla Drive, San Diego CA 92038   (in the lower level of the mall, next to the AMC Movie Theater)

Join and share the even on Facebook and learn more about fracking.

 

Fracking Presentation: "No Fracking Way" in California
July 25, 2014
Berkeley, California

The Center, 350 Bay Area and Californians Against Fracking invite you to come hear scientist, author and activist Dr. Sandra Steingraber, author of Living Downstream, speak on how to build our movement to stop fracking and protect our communities, our health and our climate.

Steingraber helped stop fracking in New York State — just what we want and need to do in California! So we’re hosting this fundraiser for three counties in California trying to ban fracking.

Be inspired by Sandra's scientific knowledge and by communities all over the United States are fighting fracking. Learn about the fracking battles happening right now in three California counties, and what you can do to stop fracking in California. Fracking is set to expand, even though it routinely employs toxic chemicals like benzene — we need to stop it in its tracks.

Learn more about fracking.

RSVP and get tickets now. (Tickets are $20, available online and at the door.)

What: Fundraiser and presentation by Dr. Sandra Steingraber

When: Friday, July 25, at 7 p.m.

Where: 2345 Channing Way, Berkeley, CA 94704

 

“Why Fracking Made Me Move,” With Calvin Tillman
July 26, 2014
Hollister, California

San Benito Rising invites you to come hear Calvin Tillman, the former mayor of Dish, Texas, featured in the Gasland movies, on how to build our movement to stop fracking and protect our communities, our health, and our climate.

As seen in Gasland, Mayor Tillman had to move his family out of Dish because a fracking operation near their home was harming their health. He will be speaking about that experience and what fracking could mean for San Benito County. 

Be inspired by Calvin's story, learn about the fracking battles happening right now in San Benito County, and find out what actions and strategies you can participate in to stop fracking.

Please join us! RSVP here or email Ash Lauth. If you have any questions, email or call Ash at (415)632-5335 x335. This event is free and open to the public.

Join and share the Facebook event.

When: Saturday, July 26, 2014, noon

Where: Sunnyslope Elementary School Auditorium, 1475 Memorial Dr., Hollister, CA

Learn more about fracking.

 

Rally to Save the Delta Also, Take Action From Home
July 29, 2014
Sacramento, California

Join the big rally in Sacramento on July 29 to stop the Bay Delta Conservation Plan (BDCP), better known as the $25 to $60 billion "Twin Tunnels" project. July 29 will also be the last day for public comments on the BDCP.     

Big agribusiness companies in Kern County are promoting the construction of two massive, thirty-five mile tunnels to divert water from the Sacramento River, dewatering the Sacramento-San Joaquin Bay Delta. If this goes through, freshwater flows through the Delta will be sharply reduced, decimating sensitive aquatic species including Chinook salmon, Central Valley Steelhead trout, Delta and Longfin smelt, and the green and white sturgeon. The BDCP will also destroy the availability of food and habitat for migratory birds and terrestrial species that depend on the Delta ecosystem to survive.

When: Tuesday, July 29, 11: 30 a.m.

Where: West steps of the State Capitol building, 1315 10th St, Sacramento California

RSVP for the rally now.

Check out our Bay Area Wild campaign.

And whether you live in California or not, you can tell the federal government that you oppose this water grab. Your voice and comments will protect the Delta ecosystem and keep California's water in the hands of the public. The letter deadline is the day of the rally, July 29.

 

Join the People's Climate Train
September 18, 2014
San Francisco Bay Area, California

The People's Climate Train is a once-in-a-lifetime experience for activists to travel together — networking, sharing knowledge and skills, organizing and building towards a landmark moment in the climate movement.

This cross-country train will leave from the San Francisco Bay Area on Sept. 15 and arrive in New York City on Sept. 18 in time for the People's Climate March — the largest demonstration in the history of the climate movement.

Buy your tickets from Emeryville to New York City using the form below. If you'd like to buy tickets leaving from other stops, please contact Valerie Love for the group discount code and further booking instructions.  

Where: 5885 Horton Street, Emeryville, CA 94608

Learn more about Keystone XL and our Climate Law Institute.

 

Host a Population and Sustainability Event With Our Endangered Species Condoms Resources
Ongoing
Worldwide

The Center’s Endangered Species Condoms are a fun, unique way to get people talking about the link between human population growth and the extinction of rare species. With more than 7 billion people on the planet and counting, this is a conversation we need to have now.

Check out our Endangered Species Condoms Toolkit page for downloadable resources and valuable information to help you start talking about population, overconsumption and the extinction crisis.

Learn more about our Population and Sustainabily program.

 

Host an Action to Stop Keystone
Ongoing
Nationwide


If we're going to defeat the destructive juggernaut that is Keystone XL, it's time to get real: It's going to take a lot more than petitions and comments. We have to make our objections public and visible.

Say “No Keystone XL” by hosting an event to spread the word about the disastrous tar-sands pipeline. This could be as simple as organizing a polar bear protest at your farmers' market, asking your school or work to hold an event against Keystone, or doing a sit-in at your local park. It's going to take each of us, speaking out in our hometowns, to make a difference.

If you sign up to help do an event, you'll automatically be emailed all the resources you need to mobilize your community — from yard signs to polar bear masks to cut out, talking points, factsheets and pledge sign-up forms.

We'll give you all the tools you need, so please sign up to host an action against Keystone XL now

Learn more about the Keystone XL pipeline.

 

Global Amphibian BioBlitz: Saving Amphibians Through Social Networking
Ongoing
Worldwide

Amphibians around the world are disappearing, and nearly a third are threatened with extinction. To better understand and conserve these animals, scientists need more information on their locations. And what better way to get the right info from around the globe than through people like you?

The Center has joined other conservation organizations to launch a Web-based social networking effort dubbed the Global Amphibian BioBlitz. The BioBlitz website allows amateur naturalists from around the world to submit their amphibian photographs, along with dates and locations. The site's lofty aim? To take a census of the world's amphibians and discover which species are still here, and where — so we can make sure they stay here. With your help.

Help save frogs, toads and salamanders — and have fun at the same time — by submitting your observations to the Global Amphibian BioBlitz now. Then learn about the Center's own Amphibian Conservation campaign and get more about the BioBlitz from UC Berkeley.

 

Gasland II: The Film
Now playing
Worldwide

Fimmaker Josh Fox galvanized the world against fracking with his film Gasland. Now, he's doing it again with the sequel Gasland II — but this time, he's targeting another level ofcontamination due to fracking: "The contamination of our democracy through the intense influence of oil and gas corporations on our political system.

"The result," says the film's website, "is every bit as shocking as the first film."

Gasland II is now being shown in various cities. Learn more about the film, watch a trailer, see where it's playing and even host a screening of our own at the Gasland II website.

Learn more about the Center's campaign against fracking.

 

Penguin banner photo by Michael Van Woert; Keystone XL protest courtesy Flickr/Josh Lopez, 350.org