Events and Meetings
We’re taking a vacation–well, we wish we were. 🙂
Truth is that between all our other Sunflower campaigns and preparing for this year’s elections, we’re taking a break on Chevron Watch meetings. If you have any questions, please contact earl.koteen at gmail.com.
Chevron is the largest corporate emitter of greenhouse gases in the world! Let us help them reduce their carbon footprint and eliminate their release of toxins.
The Chevron Watch campaign has two targets:
- Chevron Refinery in Richmond
- Chevron International HQ in San Ramon
In Richmond, our focus is on:
- air monitoring, warning systems
- new, reliable pipes
- alliances w/ groups in Richmond
- One Bay Area Plan that dramatically reduces dependence on fossil fuels
In San Ramon, we attend the annual Chevron Shareholders Meetings.
- In 2015, they came back and on May 25th, we gave them the protest that they’d more than earned. More information at The True Cost of Chevron and on the Facebook event page.
- In 2014, Chevron moved its shareholders’ meeting from San Ramon to Texas. Looks like our demonstration in 2013 had an impact!
- In 2014, we joined Amazon Watch and others in a demonstration in San Francisco in solidarity with the Texas demonstration.
Building A People-Powered Economy for Richmond
To achieve our environmental justice goals, we must focus on political and economic inequity. This program, mainly led by Movement Generation, was about the economic transformations needed for sustainability.
Our Power Richmond
Chevron Watch represented 350BA in planning and activating Our Power Richmond, August 7-9, the Our Power Day of Action, August 9
The Our Power Campaign National Convening kicked off with more than 450 frontline community members from across the country joining together in Richmond, CA to “build the bigger we” for a just transition toward local, living economies. Co-hosted by the Richmond Environmental Justice Coalition (REJC) and the national Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), we’d like to give our thanks to the many dedicated community members who gave so many hours to the success of our convening on August 6-9.
We kicked off the week with a public vigil commemorating the 2012 Chevron refinery explosion that sent 15,000 Contra Costa county residents to the hospital. We spent three beautiful days together to educate, inspire and strategize with one another, including a powerful plenary on the history of the environmental justice movement, some of which we captured on film. We ended three days later with a vibrant day of action and art on the Richmond Greenway.
Don’t miss the beautiful “storify” created by Ellen Choy at Movement Generation, that tells the story of the Richmond convening using social media, photographs, videos, and press articles.
We are also very fortunate that highly talented photographers contributed their time and energy to photo-documenting the convening and day of action.
Summer Heat Richmond
California town takes on Chevron over refinery pollution – Rachel Maddow Show
210 Arrested at Chevron Refinery Protest – NBC Bay Area
Chevron Pollutes, Here’s What the People Did Back – Yes Magazine
More news coverage here.
Bike the Math
Bike ride to Chevron’s San Ramon headquarters, May 29th 2013
Photo: Paul Chinn, SF Chronicle
Chevron touts big oil profits [= past] while cyclists generate people power [= future] – Daily Kos
Chevron touts strong year, skeptics question company’s environmental record – San Jose Mercury News
Chevron Pollutes, Here’s What the People Did Back – Common Dreams