350 Pittsburgh was founded in Spring 2015 by a number of local environmental activists who wanted to build on the momentum of the Sept 2014 People’s Climate March and form a Pittsburgh group dedicated to climate issues. All are welcome, please join our efforts.
We envision a future where policies and actions at the local, state, federal and international levels will have ensured a stable climate that provides an opportunity for all people to achieve health, prosperity and fulfillment.
By public education and collaborative civic activism we will:
- Promote understanding of the devastating impact of climate change on the urban and rural communities in our region and elsewhere.
- Demand that the region’s decision makers take all possible steps to help diminish climate disruption by ending our reliance on fossil fuels and investing in good jobs in a renewable energy economy.
- Encourage people in our city and region to become actively involved in the urgent struggle to reverse catastrophic climate change.
350Pittsburgh gratefully accepts and solicits donations consistent with its mission. Gifts of money as well as goods and services that support our activities are welcomed. As our primary mission focuses on mitigation of the climate crisis it is not consistent with our values to receive support from organizations whose primary activity directly exacerbates the climate crisis. This includes companies extracting fossil fuels, developing the infrastructure for extraction, and organizations who have not initiated or completed a plan to divest their investment portfolio of fossil fuel interests.
- 350 Pittsburgh is affiliated with the international 350.org group.
- 350.org is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice.
- 350 Pittsburgh is an affiliated project of the Pittsburgh Thomas Merton Center.
- The Thomas Merton Center works to build a consciousness of values and to raise the moral questions involved in the issues of war, poverty, racism, classism, economic justice, human rights, and environmental justice. TMC engages people of diverse philosophies and faiths who find common ground in the nonviolent struggle to bring about a more peaceful and just world.
The number 350 means climate safety: we must reduce the CO2 in the atmosphere from >400 parts per million to below 350. more on the significance of 350
To contact 350 Pittsburgh please email us at [email protected]