350Juneau is part of the international grassroots climate movement, 350.org, that works to promote a rapid and just transition to a clean energy economy in order to prevent the worst impacts of climate change. We support environmental justice: a fair and just transition to a post-carbon economy with a more equitable distribution of wealth and resources.
We work at the local, state, and national level through education, public policy advocacy, and mobilizing people to take creative and effective action. We work on systemic change: holding our leaders accountable to climate science and social justice, challenging the political and economic systems that lead to catastrophic climate change.
Alaska is ground zero for adverse climate impacts, warming at twice the rate as the rest of the country and bears responsibility for significantly contributing to the climate catastrophe through fossil fuel extraction. From threatened fisheries to Native Alaskan villages crumbling into the ocean, we are witnessing the tragic consequences of climate change on a very personal level. Alaskans understand that this is a climate emergency which requires a response that commensurates with the urgency.
The “350” in 350JUNEAU refers to 350 parts per million of atmospheric carbon dioxide. This level is the maximum level that can take place that keeps global warming to 1.5 degrees Centigrade.
Deleterious consequences increase profoundly above this level of warming. We have reached over 410 parts per million of CO2.