Events Week of 11/9/2015

“This Changes Everything”
 Film Screening and Panel 
Wed, November 11th
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Patagonia Soho 72 Greene St.
2nd Floor

Thursday, November 12 
at 5:30pm – 6:30pm
Harvard Club of New York,
35 West 44th Street, New York, NY 10036

Governor Cuomo is hosting a political fundraiser — and we’re going to rally outside the event, urging him to veto the Port Ambrose LNG facility!

Port Ambrose presents a public health threat, with explosive gas risking thousands of lives. It threatens our beaches, ocean ecology, and tourism & fishing industries. It would maintain our reliance on dirty fossil fuels while blocking a wind energy project proposed for the same location.

Fortunately, Cuomo has the authority to stop this dangerous proposal — and on November 12, we’re going to call on him to protect New Yorkers by doing so!

Join the Facebook Event.
Sponsoring organizations: No LNG Coalition, Food & Water Watch, NYPIRG, Catskill Mountainkeeper, Sane Energy Project, United for Action, Clean Ocean Action, Surfrider Foundation (NYC Chapter), Environmental Action, NY/NJ Baykeeper, 350Brooklyn, Green Education & Legal Fund, 350NYC, People’s Climate Movement – New York, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Citizen Action of New York, NYC Friends of Clearwater

Made in the 
Bronx: Green Buildings, Green Jobs
Saturday, Nov 14th2-5 pm
Smith Auditorium, Manhattan College,
4513 Manhattan College Parkway, Bronx
Buildings account for close to 72% of U.S. electricity use, a significant percentage of GHGs, and contribute to high asthma rates in the Bronx. We need a rapid and just shift OFF fossil fuels and ON to a 100% renewable energy economy by 2030.
Join us to learn how we can “green” our residential buildings. Our speakers will focus on the transition to renewables (solar, wind, geothermal), energy conservation, boiler conversions, and exciting initiatives in the Bronx to build a green, local workforce, and green housing for all.
Moderator: Dr. Yelda Hangun-Balkir, Director, Manhattan College Center for Urban Resilience and Environmental Sustainability (CURES)
Keynote Speaker: Ray Figueroa, President, NYC Community Garden Coalition
Lisa DiCaprio: Professor of Social Sciences, NYU
Chris Neidl: Director, Here Comes Solar, Solar One
John Reilly, Executive Director, Fordham Bedford Housing Corporation
Migdalia Taveras: Director, BEST Academy, Sustainable South Bronx
The forum is open to the general public. No RSVP required.
Co-hosts: Bronx Climate Justice North and Manhattan College CURES

Cosponsors: Bronx Climate Justice, South Bronx Unite, Riverdale-Yonkers Society for Ethical Culture, NW Bronx for Change, 350NYC

November 14th – 18th  Washington, DC
Tell Congress to Reject the TPP!
This will be a 4-day event with different actions each day. Please click on this link to get the full schedule.

If you can only go to DC on one day then aim for Monday 16th. On November 16th, we and our allies will deliver thousands of petitions to Congress calling on them to reject the TransPacific Partnership (TPP) as part of the #FallRising mobilization in Washington, DC.

TransAtlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP) resisters in the European Union delivered more than 3 million petitions on October 7th.  To reach our goal, we need you to click on the link below, sign and share the petition.  Help us grow this petition by promoting aggressively.

Get on the bus! There will not be one big bus going to DC as the target times for actions are so varied.  Instead, people should sign up online and make their own travel plans.  Also, there are plans for mini-busses to travel to one or two of the actions.  For more information please check in with, 734-474-2984.

Research and the history of trade agreements since NAFTA show that these types of trade agreements produce trade deficits, lost jobs, lower wages and environmental damage. Now that the full text of the TPP has been released, the truth about this deal is even worse than we anticipated.

New  York City Safe Energy Campaign presents:
Saturday, Nov 142-4 pm
Lower East Side Ecology CenterCome to listen, to talk. We’ll have a musician and a storyteller, and we want to hear your stories. What events have happened to you or your family, to your home, to the people in your world in these changing times? What dreams are you having? We’re all in this together. Let’s share with one another.
This event is free and open to everyone. Snacks will be provided.

The LOWER EAST SIDE ECOLOGY CENTER is in EAST RIVER PARK in the red brick two-story building known as the FIRE BOAT HOUSE.Directions:  

Subway: F or J to ESSEX/DELANCEY, stay on the downtown side of the street, walk toward the FDR DRIVE, cross the PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE at Delancey Street over the highway. You will see the FIRE BOAT HOUSE on the left just before the big ballfield.

Bus: M14A or the M22 bus to the last stop: GRAND STREET/FDR DRIVE. Walk south on the FDR service road to CHERRY STREET. Enter CORLEARS HOOK PARK, walk past the flagpole, cross the PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, and look north for the FIRE BOAT HOUSE just behind the ball field.


Saturday, November 14th
@6 – 9pm
The Sixth St Community Center
638 E 6th Street

Could Biodigesters offer solution to cooking with gas? How do digesters turn food scraps and other waste into kitchen gas? Is this tool useful for brownstoners, community gardeners, and suburbanites, or can it be scaled up to service an entire city? Could this get us off fracked gas that may have radon contamination? Could this help manage one of New York’s biggest problems during rainstorms and floods: combined sewer overflows? Would finding a sustainable use for food waste reduce the city’s landfill and rat problems? But how does Biogas compare with methane for global warming potential? And would a shift to Biogas be an excuse to build new pipelines and prolong a dependence on fossil fuels?

Speakers: **Kathy Puffer** and **Dr. Thomas Henry Culhane** from Solar Cities note how common biodigesters are in India; **Andrew Faust**, a renown permaculturist, has installed a biodigester in his home; **Janice Kelsey, Dhruva and Parijata “PJ” Dasi,** plus **Ekayani Chamberlin** for **Gita Nagari Farm** explain how they set up a system for their dairy. Moderated by kitchen designer and Sane Energy Senior Advisor, **Clare Donohue.**

The forum is free and open to the public, donations gratefully accepted.

For more info join the Facebook Event


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