Moving Planet Event:


About The Event

Alright folks, this is the BIG ONE!

As you all know, Moving Planet is a global day of action scheduled for September 24th 2011, and it's on track to be one of the most massive mobilizations of people power (and pedal power!) our nation and world has ever seen. There will be events all around the world, but of course the event in the Bay Area has the potential to be HUGE.

On the morning of September 24th, in cities and towns around the Bay Area, groups of people will be gathering for Moving Planet. Some of these gatherings may do a small action or movement together, like a bike ride or a rally at the city hall. Other groups may simply be gathering for a creative group photo or cheer. But either way, near or far, big group or small, before noontime, everyone will be traveling to SF by public transit (i.e. ferries, trains, and buses), ev's, carpools, horses, bikes, and foot for our Mega-Massive Moving Planet Mobilization.

Everyone will MEET at Justin Herman Plaza* at NOON.

We will then PARADE down Market Street at 12:30pm, headed towards Civic Center Plaza**.

We encourage groups from around the Bay Area to build community through art, creativity and movement. Bonus points to those that organize pre-Moving Planet banner, flag, or bike decorating parties to give the day more fun and flare. Finally, we will end the procession (but not the movement!) at Civic Center Plaza, for an afternoon of:

  • Speakers (such as Bill McKibben co-founder of, Mike Brune Executive Director of the Sierra Club, Carl Anthony of Earth House/Breakthrough Communities, and more!);
  • Tabling and outreach opportunities for our Partners;
  • Workshops, art projects, science experiments, and other fun activities;
  • Music, dancing, food and drinks;
  • An aerial group photo;
  • and so much more!

Our local FOCUS will be moving forward with a sustainable communities plan to create clean and healthy communities into the future. Local leaders are deciding how to spend $220 BILLION to maintain green space and biodiversity, clean our air, and create sustainable jobs though improving our transportation systems and available housing. Your voice is needed to make sure these dollars prioritize:

  • Accessible, reliable, and clean public transit, NOT expanded highways and urban sprawl;
  • Bike-friendly, walkable communities and affordable, inclusive housing; and
  • Protection of parks, natural spaces, and agricultural lands.
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Thanks for helping make sure BAMP runs smoothly!

Justin Herman Plaza is located at the foot of Market Street at the Embarcadero, just behind the Hyatt Regency Hotel. It is just across the street from the Ferry Building. You can take BART or Muni to the Embarcadero Station. 

** Civic Center Plaza is easily accissible via foot, bike, public transportation. If taking BART, Muni, or Golden Gate Transit get off at Civic Center/UN Plaza Station. (Also see map at top right)


Do you live in one of these cities below? Check out the morning meet-up event pages and RSVP to let the organizers know that you're attending! (click on the city name to go to the event page)


Fairfax (tentative)


Redwood City+South Bay


San Francisco

San Pablo

San Rafael


Walnut Creek

Are you hosting a morning Moving Planet event that we forgot to add to our list? Let us know asap!




Please email if you:

- Can Outreach before the event (see calendar here)

- Are a doctor or nurse & can be a First Aid volunteer

- Have experience doing Zero Waste

- Are a Photographer or Videographer

- Are an aritst / creative person who can donate some time, materials or other resources! (We need to make a lot of posters, bike decorations, etc.!) 

1 MORE Important Event to attend BEFORE MOVING PLANET:
    • When: Fri. 9/23 @ time 3pm - ... 
    • Where: TBD - office - 405 14th St. Suite 1120 Oakland CA
    • Why: To finish up any last minute coordinating items and visuals making - poster making, bike decorating, etc. - ashley and I will be glittering our helmets.. you're welcome to join in the on the fun!
    • Bring: Your phone, computer, any art supplies, extra posters, fliers, etc.
    • I'll have coffee & snacks! But feel free to bring things to share!
------Here's a couple ways to get INVOLVED: ----

1) SIGN UP right on this page (see the box on the right!)

2) LIKE our Facebook Page to stay updated:

Click to ATTEND our Facebook Event:

3) FOLLOW us on Twitter to stay in the know:  

  • @350SF_BayArea
  • #MovingPlanet
  • #BayArea
  • #BAMP!
  • retweet: 9/24 is the day for the Bay to move beyond fossil fuels! Join, N.O.W. and Sierra Club for #MovingPlanet! RSVP:


5) COME TO THE LAST MINUTE PARTY - make some posters, recruit your friends & hang out with the organizers - from 3pm-whenever on Friday, 9/23, @ 405 14th St. Oakland CA


Rachel & the Bay Area Moving Planet Team


Download Fliers

Black and White

Quarter Pager

Spanish / Espanol: PDF | DOC


Watch & Share the MOVING PLANET VIDEO:


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Partners & Allies List


100,000 Poets for Change

350 Berkeley


Bay Localize

Biosafety Food Alliance

California Clean Money Campaign

California Common Cause

California Interfaith Power and Light

California Student Sustainability Coalition

Center For Biological Diversity

Center for Ecoliteracy

Chabot Space and Science Center

Climate Change

Climate Ride


Community Environmental Council

Cool The Earth

Corporate Accountability International

Dancers without Borders


Earth Team Environmental Network

East Bay Bicycle Coalition

The Ecology Center


Everybody Solar

Food Not Bombs

Golden Gate Electric Vehicle Association

Green Festival

Green For All

Green Sangha

Greenbelt Alliance

Greenpeace USA


Hunters Point Family Peacekeepers

International Rivers

Label GMOs Campaign

Live Local Marin

Living Earth Structures

Living Seed Company

Los EcoAmigos

My Perfect

N.O.W. San Francisco 

Numi Tea

One World One Voice

Pirate Cat/ Mutiny Radio Collective

Planet Drum Foundation

Public Advocates

Richmond Spokes

Ride 350

Roots to Fruits

Ruby's List

San Francisco Department of the Environment


San Francisco Department of Status Women (Emily Murase)

San Francisco Family Art Program

Sierra Club

Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter


Solar Mosaic

Speak Out Now

Specialty Studios

Sunday Streets

Sustainable Living Roadshow

Sustainable Marin

Sustainable San Anselmo

Sustainable San Rafael - Henry, the Barefoot Eco-runner

Temple of Isis

The Bikery

Tour de Fat

Transition Albany

Transition Berkeley

The Transportation Authority of Marin

Turn the White House Green

Unitarian Universalist Legislative Ministry, CA

Urban Habitat

Urban Peace Movement

US Uncut

Volunteers for Outdoor California (V-O-Cal)

Vote Solar

Wigg Party


West Oakland Environmental Indicators Project (WOEIP)

Women Rock

And a BIG THANK YOU to the San Francisco Recreation and Parks Department!

277 SFRPD Logo


Remember to BYOF (bring your own food) or enjoy from our delicious & local Food Trucks!

Let's Be Frank - Local Grass-Fed Beef Hotdogs

Twirl & Dip  - All Natural Soft Serve Ice Cream

TomKat - Asian Street Food

Sunny Vibrations - Solar Powered Vegan Food

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Civic Center Plaza
San Francisco Bay Area, California
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12pm - 6pm

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