News and Photo Brief from 350 Santa Cruz

Over 8000 Californians marched in Oakland for real climate leadership on Saturday, February 7th, 2015 with the message that fracking (hydraulic fracturing) is not safe for communities in California or wise if we are to mitigate the effects of climate change. This was the largest anti-fracking focused march in the history of the US.

(Photo: P. Seales, 350 Santa Cruz)

Members of 350 Santa Cruz attended the event, lead by energized organizer Pauline who organized for a bus to transport folks from Santa Cruz to Oakland and back in climate-friendly fashion. Thank you and well done Pauline. March organizers wanted to send a message to the governor of California, Jerry Brown, that real climate leadership is needed and that fracking should not be a part of his adminstration's energy policy for California.

A spendid photo capturing the vim of the March for Real Climate Leadership on February 7th, 2015 in Oakland. (Photo: Don't Frack California)

Summary video of the March for Real Climate Leadership on February 7th.
(Video: Hope Forpeace, 350 Santa Cruz)

A Win against Fracking for a Grassroots Campaign in San Benito

November-December, 2014. In election season 2014, members of 350 Santa Cruz went to San Benito County to help local residents with The Coalition to Protect San Benito canvass the county to have Measure J - to ban fracking in San Benito County - passed in November.

Through great grassroots effort, the Measure was passed. Thank you to all of the 350 Santa Cruz community that were involved. Thank you to the others who attended the local fundraiser at Lúpulo Craft Beer House for donating to the campaign and to Lupulo for kindly hosting the event.

350 Santa Cruz, Yes on Measure J Campaign
350 Santa Cruz members with residents from San Benito after the win in the
Yes on Measure J campaign, Nov., 2014.
(Photo: 350 Santa Cruz)

For a media report, read this L.A. Times article on the banning of fracking in San Benito County, CA.

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Announcements and Actions

February, 2015

1) Go directly to our calendar to view upcoming events!

2) Let's see the University of California divest from fossil fuels. Visit Fossil Fuel Free's website and sign their petition today. Also, please read this blog post written by the Sierra Club Ventana Chapter's intern, Rebecca Kay, on Fossil Free UC at UC Santa Cruz. Last, visit Fossil Free UC Santa Cruz's Facebook page for the latest updates.

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