Join us for this new full-length movie that explores issues of food justice, agriculture and sustainability and stay for the discussion to find out what New Yorkers are doing to address these concerns on a policy and advocacy level.

Wednesday, April 12th @ 6:30pm

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St., NY


“Sustainable” provides a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations. (Produced by Hourglass films.)

The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.

Sustainable travels the country seeking leadership and wisdom from some of the most forward thinking farmers like Bill Niman, Klaas Martens and John Kempf – heroes who challenge the ethical decisions behind industrial agriculture. It is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us.

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Doors open 6:30pm
Movie starts promptly at 7pm. – 8:35
Discussion: 8:35 – 9pm  

Snacks will be served.  Please help us to promote: share with your friends on Facebook.

This movie is offered as a free event and we will ‘pass the hat’ to help cover expenses.

Sponsored by 350NYC Climate Education and Sustainable Solutions group. Email


Wednesday, February 22 2017

An Evening with Vice President Al Gore

7:30 – 9:00pm
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center

One E 65th Street (and 5th Ave)

New York, NY

Ten years after the release of the Oscar-winning documentary “An Inconvenient Truth”, the community of nations put the historic Paris Agreement in to force, committing to work together to solve the global climate crisis.

Now, on the heels of the US presidential election, the way forward on climate action is uncertain.

Joining us to discuss the issue is climate advocate and former Vice President Al Gore, who is confronting the climate crisis with ever more determination. During his inspiring presentation, he will pose key questions about our ability to ensure a sustainable future, then, using the latest data offer solutions that are good for the planet and good for our economy.

As the climate conversation heats up on the national and world stage, you won’t want to miss this illuminating event.

*SPECIAL EVENT: Al Gore appearance at 7:30 p.m.  

Tickets: $25 Students. $45 Regular Admission.



Wednesday, January 11, 2017 · 6:30 PM

New York Society for Ethical Culture

before the flood

Join 350NYC for a screening of “Before the Flood” and a discussion after.

This film by Leonardo DiCaprio takes a look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.

For this movie we have the Ceremonial Hall (4th Floor) – it’s a large room so feel free to share this Meetup widely and invite friends. The movie is free but your contribution of $3-$5 will be appreciated to help us cover the room rental fees.

We all know about climate change but often feel powerless to make a difference. We will discuss how we can have an impact and contribute to the solutions, both personally and politically. Join us!

Movie will start promptly at 7pm. Come early to sign in, network, snack etc.
Organized by 350NYC Climate Education and Sustainable Solutions working group.



Saturday October 15th, 2016 @ 1:30-3:30 pm

SoHo Patagonia, 2nd Floor.   72 Greene St. NYC

Facing the Surge

Facing the Surge documents the tangible costs of sea level rise for the people of Norfolk, VA. Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in the country and to thousands of hard-working Americans struggling to adapt to the rising tides and an uncertain future. The town has registered 16 inches of sea level rise since 1930.  But Facing the Surge is not a film about loss and inaction. It tells the stories of citizens from across the United States as they step forward to raise awareness and push their government to solve climate change.

facing the surge.jpgThe lead filmmaker Diogo Castro Freire will be traveling from Maine to Florida this fall to screen the film in coastal communities along the way.


This movie screening is made possible thanks to the support and collaboration of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL).  We are delighted to have Rob Werner, a member of CCL and 350NYC to lead a discussion about the movie, with a focus on the implications for NYC.  With the impact of Hurricane Matthew still fresh in our minds, this is a timely discussion on sea level rise and what we can do about it.  Rob attended the June 2016 CCL Conference in Washington, DC, where “Facing the Surge” premiered, and he lobbied Members of Congress as part of the CCL delegation.

Citizens’ Climate Lobby exists to create the political will for a steadily-rising carbon fee and dividend that returns all revenue to household.


Saturday Sept. 17th 2016  @  1:30-3:30 PM

SoHo Patagonia, 2nd Floor.   72 Greene St. NYC

Extreme Realities

Extreme Realities:  Severe Weather, Climate Change, and Our National Security (60 minutes, 2014)

extreme RealitiesThe movie explores the rising threat of extreme weather and the effects climate change is already having on the geopolitical landscape around the world, the documentary focuses on recent political conflicts and severe weather events in Afghanistan, Pakistan, Russia, India, the Middle East, the United States, and the Arctic.

Narrated by Matt Damon, it also features World Bank President Jim Yong Kim, former EPA Administrator, Carol Browner, journalist, Thomas Friedman and others.

An EcoCinema event Organized by 350NYC Climate  Education Group | In association with EEF


Monday, May 2, 2016

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St, NY 10023

Hosted by 350NYC & NYC Grassroots Alliance

Disobedience: Film & discussion



Saturday April 16, 2016 @ 1:30-3:30 PM

SoHo Patagonia, 2nd Floor (72 Greene St. NYC)

cowspiracyCowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret

This movie is highly critical of the climate movement and we’ll talk about what we should or could do differently in our movement to address these issues.

Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret is a groundbreaking feature-length environmental documentary following intrepid filmmaker Kip Andersen as he uncovers the most destructive industry facing the planet today – and investigates why the world’s leading environmental organizations are too afraid to talk about it.

Animal agriculture is the leading cause of deforestation, water consumption and pollution, is responsible for more greenhouse gases than the transportation industry, and is a primary driver of rainforest destruction, species extinction, habitat loss, topsoil erosion, ocean “dead zones,” and virtually every other environmental ill. Yet it goes on, almost entirely unchallenged.

As Andersen approaches leaders in the environmental movement, he increasingly uncovers what appears to be an intentional refusal to discuss the issue of animal agriculture, while industry whistleblowers and watchdogs warn him of the risks to his freedom and even his life if he dares to persist.

As eye-opening as Blackfish and as inspiring as An Inconvenient Truth, this shocking yet humorous documentary reveals the absolutely devastating environmental impact large-scale factory farming has on our planet, and offers a path to global sustainability for a growing population.

We are thrilled to welcome Timothy Pakron a.k.a. Mississippi Vegan to discuss vegan lifestyle and the climate impacts of the consumption of animal products. Tim describes himself as a NYC Artist | Chef | Forager | and makes his living combining his artistic and culinary skills with a major social media presence. Find out more at his web site and come on down to Patagonia to hear him in person on Saturday.


Saturday March 19, 2016 – 1:30-3:30 PM

SoHo Patagonia, 2nd Floor,  72 Greene St. NYC


chasing ice.“In the spring of 2005, acclaimed environmental photographer James Balog headed to the Arctic on a tricky assignment for National Geographic: to capture images to help tell the story of the Earth’s changing climate. Even with a scientific upbringing, Balog had been a skeptic about climate change. But that first trip north opened his eyes to the biggest story in human history and sparked a challenge within him that would put his career and his very well-being at risk….

With a band of young adventurers in tow, Balog began deploying revolutionary time-lapse cameras across the brutal Arctic to capture a multi-year record of the world’s changing glaciers. His hauntingly beautiful videos compress years into seconds and capture ancient mountains of ice in motion as they disappear at a breathtaking rate. Chasing Ice depicts a photographer trying to deliver evidence and hope to our carbon-powered planet.”

Discussion after the screening with Dr. Debra Tillinger, climate scientist from the American Museum of Natural History.


February 20, 2016 @ 1:30 – 3:30pm

PATAGONIA, 2nd Floor, 72 Spring Street, NYC

Merchants of Doubtmerchants pic

“Merchants of Doubt” takes audiences on a satirically comedic, yet illuminating ride into the heart of conjuring American spin.  The movie lifts the curtain on a secretive group of highly charismatic, silver-tongued pundits-for-hire who present themselves in the media as scientific authorities – yet have the contrary aim of spreading maximum confusion about well-studied public threats ranging from toxic chemicals to pharmaceuticals to climate change.”  (Inspired by the acclaimed book by Naomi Oreskes and Erik Conway. Filmmaker Robert Kenner).

After the screening, we will examine how these corporate tactics have played out in the case of Exxon Mobil with Lauren Kurtz. And we’ll discuss actions we can take in NYC to challenge Exxon and “Big Oil” climate deniers. #ExxonKnew.

Lauren Kurtz is the Executive Director of the Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF). At CSLDF, Lauren works to protect climate scientists from legal attack by politically and ideologically motivated parties.  Previously, Lauren was a litigation associate at Dechert LLP and held legal and policy positions at the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.  Lauren has a J.D. and a master’s in Environmental Policy from the University of  Pennsylvania.


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