Spaceship Earth is the true, stranger-than-fiction adventure of eight visionaries who in 1991 spent two years quarantined inside a self-engineered replica of Earth’s ecosystem called Biosphere 2. The experiment was a worldwide phenomenon, chronicling daily existence in the face of life-threatening ecological disaster and a growing criticism that it was nothing more than a cult. The story is publicized as both a cautionary tale and a hopeful lesson of how a small group of dreamers can potentially reimagine a new world.
The film is available for 72 hours after renting and there are some interesting talks and discussions available this weekend, with more to come in the next week. If there is interest, we will follow up soon with a 350NYC discussion on Zoom.
The proceeds are shared equally with NEON, an independent film producer and distributor, and 350NYC. This is a way to enjoy and support independent films and our organization during this difficult time.
Please use this special link to access the movie for the discounted price of $3.99.
Come learn about 9 specific bills in Congress that will shape the future.
1. Lead Congressional Sponsors and Legislative Directors.
2. Lead Organizations backing Climate Bills (below).
3. The Climate Crisis Policy Digest.
4. Sabin Center for Climate Change Law model law initiative.
FEDERAL CLIMATE BILLS:
For Discussion Only, April 2020
Detailed Summary of All Bills (here).
1. Agriculture Resilience Act
2. The Climate Stewardship Act
3. The Food & Agribusiness Merger Moratorium Act
4. American Innovation & Manufacturing Act
5. The Break Free from Plastics Pollution Act
6. The Climate Leadership and Environmental Action for Our Nation’s Future Act
Earth Day Live is a 72-hour live stream and online mobilization that aims to engage people across the country and the world in collective action to protect our climate and communities. Each day has a theme, and the live stream will include speakers, performances, and training sessions to keep you engaged, informed, and inspired.
Wednesday, April 22, is a day to demonstrate our collective power and unity through community building and storytelling. Originally a day of mass mobilization, we are leaning into healing and togetherness to provide comfort and inspiration during this time of unknown and are centering the voices of frontline, Indigenous, and POC leaders.
Thursday, April 23, we will target financial institutions across the country. Led by the Stop the Money Pipeline Coalition, this day of action will bring urgent public attention to the fact that banks, insurance companies, and asset managers are complicit in funding, insuring, and investing in the climate crisis.
Friday, April 24, we will focus on political change with a nationwide voter registration day. We need leaders who will address this existential threat, and for this to happen, we need people to show up at the polls this year. We will be holding a digital, relational voter registration challenge to see which region of the country can register the most voters, and call on elected officials to support our demands.As the 24th is the first day of Ramadan, organizers will be working with the Muslim community to make sure events are accessible for those who are observing and use it as an opportunity to educate people on the holiday.
Earth Day Live includes more than 350 partners, including 198 methods, who are working to amplify and mobilize around the strikes. While the strikes remain youth-led, we’re a part of a broader network that is truly collaborative, intergenerational, and intersectional.
The pandemic may have forced us to focus on the digital, as opposed to direct-action, parts of our mission; But nothing will stop us from taking action together to stop the climate crisis and building a more just, safe and equitable world for all.
As a possible economic crisis looms, the Trump administration is already pushing massive federal bailouts. In particular, they are floating a bailout of debt-laden oil and gas corporations, which were already in trouble financially even before coronavirus.
We need a Green New Deal, which would solve an economic crisis with a massive jobs program. A Green New Deal includes paid sick days, proper health care and assistance to oil, gas and coal industry workers as fossil fuels are phased out.
Join us at 11am at Zuccoti park (Broadway between Liberty and Cedar streets near Wall Street in lower manhattan) for a protest and a march on Wall Street and the Fed.
Note: COVID is a very serious concern, so this protest could be cancelled. (follow this event for any updates)
Tonight’s meeting was cancelled du to COVID19 concerns.
The Earth Week mobilization event happening this week has a location update. Due to health concerns over the coronavirus we are switching the Wednesday 3/11 Build for Earth Day in-person meeting (6-8 pm) to an online meeting. The content and speakers remain the same – and while we will miss everyone’s direct energy, we know that our vital activist community will make this a fruitful evening. Here is a link to the zoom meeting:https://zoom.us/j/327277535
(You don’t need to make an account with zoom, simply click the link to join. Be sure to leave extra time for the app software to download by clicking the link a few minutes before the start of the call. Clicking the link will automatically download the software.)
New York’s plastic bag ban will go into effect on March 1, 2020. After that, you will no longer be able to carry out groceries or take out in single-use plastic bags. Retailers will impose a 5 cent fee on paper grocery bags.
Please come testify in person, or if not possible then by SKYPE or submit comments in writing for the record. Or just come to show support for the bills. More details on the bills here. Facebook Event here.
Int. 1720 Sponsor: Constantinides – A Local Law to amend the Administrative Code in relation to the establishment of agency-wide climate emission plan.
Int. 270 Sponsor Richards-A Local Law to amend the administrative code of the city of New York, in relation to carbon accounting.
We all know JPMorgan Chase is the leading bank funding the fossil fuel industry—lending more than $196 billion since 2015 to projects that will make much of the world uninhabitable. On the morning of February 25, Chase’s biggest investors —Vanguard, Fidelity, BlackRock, State Street, the Capital Group, etc.— will gather at JP Morgan Chase’s headquarters for the annual Investors’ Day meeting.
Governor Cuomo is headlining a fundraiser in Williamsburg on Thursday night, so we’ll be there to picket him & demand that he stop the North Brooklyn fracked gas pipeline currently under construction.
Real climate leaders don’t approve fracked gas pipelines!
RALLY with us on Thursday, January 23rd at 9:30 AM at City Hall Steps and urge the City to prioritize our most vulnerable communities and invest in our collective future by providing significant funding for renewable energy generation and transmission.
NOTICE: New Meeting Location! Meet at St Bart’s Church at 325 Park Ave at 10am, making the 5-minute walk over to 601 Lexington Ave around 10:30am to formally begin the protest. The Facebook event has been updated with an explanation.
The refinery site will be auctioned off at a law office in NYC on Friday 1/17. We will join up with our comrades in New York to make it clear Philly isn’t fighting this battle alone. People up & down the eastern seaboard demand an end to fossil fuels, and it’s time to power down the largest oil refinery on the east coast. Our communities & future generations will NOT be sold to the highest bidder
In the face of official denial and repression, extraordinary citizens fight for clean water. Can they succeed?
EAST COAST PREMIERE
Screening followed by Q&A with filmmaker Leana Hosea, NRDC, Joan Matthews, Senior Attorney & Director of Urban Water, Healthy People & Thriving Communities Program, Yvette Jordan, Founding member, of NEW Caucus, and moderated by Rachel Watanabe-Batton, founder of production company Contradiction and Struggle
Free admission for 350NYC Members with code 350NYCFilmPass
In a matter of days, 40,000 retail store professionals will converge on the Javits Center for the world’s largest retail conference. Many companies at this conference are guilty of fueling the climate crisis but one stands out: Stop & Shop.
Governor Cuomo is holding a high-priced fundraiser, and we’ll be there demanding a Green New Deal for New York.
We’ll be urging him to support Public Power — because democratically-controlled power is key for making the transition to affordable, 100 percent renewable energy. It’s better for consumers, workers and the environment
350NYC Local Issues Working Group
Wednesday, January 8 @7 – 9pm
Seafarers & International House
123 East 15th St
The Local Issues group is cancelling this month’s regular meeting so that we can join the Sierra Club Sustainability series which meets at the same time.
The guest speaker will be Ariel Hayes, SC National Political Director and their top strategist.
The meeting is at Seafarers & International House at 123 East 15th St
On December 6th, we strike again. Join youth in NYC and all around to strike for climate in preparation for the United Nations COP 25 in Madrid, Spain where world leaders will be meeting to discuss climate solutions.
Rally: Senator Kaplan, Oppose the Williams Pipeline
Bill McKibben and Marie Toussaint in a French-American conversation, moderated by Shanny Peer Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben was among the first journalists to sound the alarm about the perils of climate change over 30 years ago, and he has continued to be a leading voice in raising awareness about climate disruption and a leader in launching an international climate movement as founder of 350.org. Marie Toussaint is a jurist and French member of the European Parliament in the Green Party and a founder of Notre affaire à tous , which has sued the French state for its inaction in the fight against global warming, and the affair mobilized 2 million people to sign an associated petition.
They will reflect together on the roles policymakers, activists, journalists, and artists need to play alongside scientists in mobilizing people to care and amplifying the call to action.
Co-sponsored by Columbia Maison Française, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, SIPA, European Institute, Alliance Program and the Earth Institute.
LOCATION: Joseph D. Jamail Lecture Hall, Columbia Journalism School
Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive ahead of time to secure a spot.
On Friday, September 20, millions of people around the globe joined together across the US and around the world to strike from school and work to demand climate justice for all and an end to the age of fossil fuels.
We will converge on the Consumer Goods Forum to hold a Vigil for the Amazon and demand member companies to immediately cut all ties to deforestation.
4pmEST: Join to hold signs as attendees enter the forum
6pmEST: Join for the Vigil as attendees leave the forum (main event)
September 26 @10 – 11am
“A Talk with Bill McKibben”
@The New York Botanical Garden
Bill McKibben’s groundbreaking 1989 classic, The End of Nature, first brought the idea of global warming to public consciousness. But now the stakes are even higher-as climate change shrinks the spaces where civilization can exist, and technologies such as artificial intelligence and robotics threaten the nature of human experience. McKibben has responded with Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?, a powerful and sobering look at these converging trends, the ideological passions that prevent us from controlling them, and some possible ways out of the trap. Audience Q&A and book signing to follow.
BlackRock and it’s CEO Larry Fink are funding and fueling the climate crisis. Please join NY and national organizations as we release a report from Majority Action on BlackRock and other asset managers’ failure to act to stop climate change. We will be joined by experts and people impacted by the climate crisis for a press conference releasing the report.
Wednesday, Sept 18 @7 – 8:30pm
The Big Green Picture – Local Strategies for a Livable Planet
Come join 350Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza for the first of the monthly series of Climate Wednesdays: Solutions for a Cooler Brooklyn! #ClimateWednesdays
The climate crisis may be the biggest challenge New Yorkers have ever faced. Our city and state are setting the pace with new laws aimed at reducing greenhouse gas emissions from buildings, cars, and industry. But the fossil fuel industry keeps rolling out new pipelines. And some communities bear a much heavier burden than others. What’s been achieved, and where do we go from here?
WHO: Youth climate strikers, New Yorkers of all ages; co-sponsored by Fridays For Future – NYC; 350.org; ArtBuilt / Mobile Studio in the Park; Artist Gan Golan (TimeSeed); Peoples Climate Movement – NY, and more!
September’s Monthly Meeting will feature special guest speaker, NYC Council Environmental Attorney Samara Swanston.
Samara Swanston has been engaged in environmental law for over 25 years, and is the Legislative Attorney for the Environmental Committee of the City Council that passed outstanding, landmark legislation this year. She litigated the largest environmental lawsuit in state history, and has drafted additional important environmental conservation and environmental justice law.
This will be a rare opportunity to meet Ms. Swanston, get a better understanding of the inner workings of the City Council, learn how we can monitor the implementation of the recent Climate Mobilization Act, and much more.
Climate Strike NYC Art Build!
Sept 7, 8, 14, 15
Thomas Greene Park, Brooklyn, NY 11217
The next two weekends are filled with Art Builds for the Sept 20 Climate Strike! Starting this Saturday we are taking over Thomas Greene park in Brooklyn to make giant banners, parachutes, signs and other great art for the Climate Strike. We’ll have snacks and awesome DJs spinning tunes. Can you join us? It’s critical we have 200 people cycle through each Art Build. All builds run from 10 am to 6pm. #ClimateStrike#StrikeWithUs
RSVP Climate Strike NYC Art Build in Brooklyn! (Sept 7)
RSVP Climate Strike NYC Art Build in Brooklyn! (Sept 8)
RSVP Climate Strike NYC Art Build in Brooklyn! (Sept 14)
RSVP Climate Strike NYC Art Build in Brooklyn! (Sept 15)
Last week more than 1000 people came out on short notice to join Greta Thunberg at the United Nations to strike. Greta is returning this Friday to the UN and we are using this strike to build art and build buzz for Sept 20. Will you join us at 11 am at Ralph Buche Park outside the United Nations? This is a great opportunity to build coalition and generate a lot of attention in the lead up to Sept 20. #ClimateStrike#StrikeWithUs
Be sure to arrive by 6:30 pm when doors open… come to the 490 Riverside Drive entrance to Riverside Church. There will be 20 organizations tabling with lots of literature and info about all the climate actions coming up throughout the month in NYC. Please bring friends, family, colleagues.
Tell Democratic Candidates and CNN: Bolder Climate Action Now!
Join us in telling the leading Democratic Party presidential candidates that it’s time for them all to commit to the boldest and fastest climate actions now.
CNN is holding a Sept. 4 Town Hall on Climate Policy and we will be there to greet the ten candidates with our signs and chants demanding strong climate policies of all of them. And we will use this opportunity to tell the world about the global youth strike for climate on Sept. 20.
Begins Aug 1st
2071 – The World We’ll Leave Our Grandchildren A Ripple Effect Artists Production
The play is in Rapley’s voice and was first performed by him in 2014 at the Royal Court Theatre, London. The piece is partially a memoir of Rapley’s life and career and partially an explanation of climate change and of the controversies surrounding it. The title, 2071, is the year in which Rapley’s oldest grandchild will be 67 years old, which was Rapley’s age when he first performed it in 2014.
We intend to have a 2-3 week run in an Off-Broadway Venue in which after each production, we will host talk-back sessions in partnership with 350NYC in which audiences will learn more about how they can take action to prevent climate change. In addition, 10% of our box office proceeds
will benefit 350NYC.org.
Governor Cuomo is holding a fundraiser on Long Island — and we’ll be there, urging him to stop the Williams pipeline.
We’ll be peacefully picketing outside the event, asking Cuomo to lead a rapid transition off fossil fuels to 100 percent renewable energy.
On May 15, the Department of Environmental Conservation denied Williams a permit to construct a dangerous fracked gas pipeline under New York harbor — but the company resubmitted its application, so we need to keep the heat on Cuomo to stop the project once and for all.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Eric Weltman at Food & Water Watch: 347-778-2743; email@example.com
Climate Speaks 2019
June 14 @7pm
Youth voices are galvanizing our world and changing it for the better. Young people are stepping up to confront inaction on climate change, gun violence, racial injustice, and a host of other urgent social problems. At Climate Speaks 2019, high school students from across NYC, all of them on a major stage for the first time, will perform a thrilling spoken word concert on the climate crisis. How does climate affect what these talented and engaged youth think and feel about their own futures and dreams? The concert culminates months of learning together and artistically collaborating in a program created by the Climate Museum in partnership with the NYC Department of Educations Office of Sustainability and with special thanks to Urban Word NYC. Throughout the history of social progress, young people have had a central role in moving the world forward. Come hear these transformative voices.
BlackRock is the world’s biggest investor, and the #1 owner of fossil fuels on the planet. Behind almost every climate fight on earth today – from the tar sands to the Arctic, the Amazon to Indonesia, global coal expansion to pipelines and gas plants – you will usually find BlackRock. To save our future that has to change.
Time is up. Friday’s for Future NYC,Youth Strike for Climate, Brightest, and allies will be gathering for NYC’s 3rd climate strike on May 24t
Meet at 2pm at Columbus Circle and we’re marching to Times Square. #FridaysForFuture #FFF
Wednesday, 5/22 @ 7-9pm – 350NYC Monthly Meeting,
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St. NYC
Speaker: Dr. Genevieve Guenther
Founder and Director of EndClimateSilence.org, Genevieve Guenther is Doctor of Renaissance literature and Affiliate Faculty at the New School.EndClimateSilence is a volunteer organization dedicated to helping the media link stories about climate change impacts to climate change itself. Mobilizing through digital activism, EndClimateSilence is motivated by the awareness that Climate Change possesses a grave danger to humanity and that an immediate transition from fossil fuels to safe energy is necessary in order to preserve a planet that supports civilization. EndClimateSilence.org recognizes that climate change has begun to hurt people, and it is the media’s job to report on that fact. @DoctorVive @EndClimtSilence #EndClimateSilence
Thursday, May 16
Rally to Stop the Williams Pipeline on Cuomo’s Decision Day!
Noon – 1pm
City Hall Steps
MAY 16th is the big day on the Williams Pipeline fight! This is the deadline for Governor Cuomo to make a decision whether to allow, deny, or delay on the project.
JOIN US, activists and electeds, at 12PM on City Hall Steps to urge Cuomo to deny the project.
Climate Change Public Hearing
Friday, May 17 @11 AM
The NYS Assembly has scheduled a hearing in NYC on Climate Change!
ASSEMBLY STANDING COMMITTEE ON ENVIRONMENTAL CONSERVATION NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
New York City Assembly Hearing Room
250 Broadway, Room 1923, 19th Floor
Send a message that we need bold climate legislation that moves New York off fossil fuels.
On May 17, the Assembly is holding a public hearing on climate change, and we’ll be there calling for legislation that bans new fossil fuel infrastructure and transitions to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030.
Send a message to state lawmakers: Move New York off fossil fuels by 2030!
Join us in Albany to lobby our legislators in support of a real Green New Deal that would ban fossil fuel projects and transition to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030 (Assembly Bill 3565 and Senate Bill 5266).
There will be a bus from Manhattan making a pick-up stop in White Plains.
For more information, or to RSVP, contact Eric Weltman at Food & Water Watch: firstname.lastname@example.org; 347-778-2743.
Monday, April 29
Beyond Plastics 6pm Pace University, Bianco Room, First Floor
1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038 (next to the Brooklyn Bridge in Manhattan) Facebook Event for more info
NYS has just agreed to ban plastic bags, with an option for local governments to enact a fee on paper bags. Find out the next step.
Virtually all plastic is made from fossil fuels, but in the fight against climate change the role of plastic waste is often overlooked. Oil and gas companies are ramping up fossil fuel production to profit off plastic as our climate veers closer to devastation.To reduce fossil fuel emissions we need to take action and eliminate single-use plastic. Come learn about the latest issues around plastic pollution and climate change and what you can do to help build a grassroots movement against single-use plastic in NYC.
Tuesday, April 30
Public Hearing: The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act 10:00 AM Van Buren Hearing Room A, Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor, Albany, NY 12247 Facebook Event
To hear from experts and stakeholders on the issue of divesting the NYS Common Retirement Fund from fossil fuels as outlined in S.2126 /A.1536Senate Standing Committee on Finance Chair: Senator Liz Krueger Contact: Justin Flagg (212) 490-9535
ORAL TESTIMONY BY INVITATION ONLYThe State Senate will hold a hearing on divesting the state pension fund from fossil fuels on April 30. The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, S.2126/A.1536, would require the State Comptroller to divest the New York State Common Retirement Fund from all holdings in the 200 largest publicly traded fossil fuel companies,and coal reserves (the CU 200). Divestment from coal companies would be completed within one year; divestment from all other fossil fuel companies would be completed within five years.Very important to also RSVP here to get up-to-date information from organizers: https://actionnetwork.org/events/fossil-fuel-divestment-act-hearing/We need to pack this legislative hearing to show state legislators that New Yorkers want divestment now. Our pension fund should be invested in renewables, not dirty fossil fuel companies driving climate catastrophes like Superstorm Sandy.
Sunrise Movement Town Hall What is the Green New Deal? Wednesday May 1 @6:30 PM Pivotal, 2nd Floor
636 6th Ave (on 19th st btwn 5th and 6th aves)
New York, NY 10011
Host Contact: Sam Peinado, Chelsea Sunrise Team email@example.com Facebook Event
This event will be a multimedia evening on the climate crisis, its potential solutions and the national political momentum building around the Green New Deal. The conversation will bring together representatives from activism, politics, business and the arts to unpack how climate change will affect New York City, what local activists have been doing to address it and why environmental issues will be front and center in the 2020 presidential campaign.
Speakers and media include author and activist Bill McKibben (via video Skype) artist Justin Brice Guariglia, Todd Fernandez of 350NYC, Jeffrey Hollander of Seventh Generation and Sustain, and others.
March for Science New York City Saturday, May 4th 12pm @Foley Square Events All Day from 11AM – 6PM
More info HERE
It’s time to march again. Over the last two years, our grassroots people-powered movement has organized nearly 1,000 events and mobilized millions for science and justice. We can’t stop now! Our leaders continue to delay climate action. Science continues to be sidelined at our federal agencies. Healthcare and education continue to be neglected. We need to keep making our voices heard.
Wednesday, May 24
350NYC General Meeting 7 – 9pm New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St (near CPW)
Our guest speaker this month will be Pamela Koch. EdD,RD – Executive Director, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, on Food/Agriculture policy for a Green New Deal.
Pamela Koch, EdD, RD Executive Director, Laurie M. Tisch Center for Food, Education & Policy, Research Associate Professor. Program in Nutrition, Department of Health & Behavior Studies, Teachers College Columbia University
Friday, April 26
Pace University NYC: Green New Deal Town Hall
6:30pm Pace University, Lecture Hall North•1 Pace Plaza, New York, NY 10038 Sponsored by SUNRISE NYC RSVP HERE Facebook Event
What is the Green New Deal? Who stands to benefit from it? What’s at stake? Why is it crucial to the future of our country and our planet?
Join the Pace Sustainability Initiative at this Town Hall to hear various leaders in our community share about the Green New Deal: how it is the biggest opportunity of our lifetime to invest in the American people, what that looks like for us as New Yorkers, and why we can’t wait any longer to take action.
Friday, April 26 “Green New Deal” Town Hall 32BJ – 25 W 18th St 6:30 pm – Doors open @6pm with 32BJ SEIU, Indivisible groups, Sunrise and others. Facebook Event for more info RSVP HERE
Please RSVP via ticket link! The event is sold out, but there is a wait list and more tickets will be released next week.
Join 32BJ SEIU, 350 BK, Indivisible Nation BK, One Queens Indivisible and Sunrise NYC for an inspiring and informative Green New Deal Town Hall! We’ll be hearing from policy experts, elected officials, and advocates about what a Green New Deal could look like and connecting to climate justice in a whole new way. There will be story telling, action tips, exciting speakers and more!
Saturday, April 27
Earth Week Expo #GreenExpoSEQ NYS Sen James Sanders, Jr.
10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
PS 52 @178-37 146th Terrace, Jamaica, NY 11434
Climate Justice and Policy panel (12:30 PM to 1:20 PM) Eventbrite: https://nys_earthdayexpo.eventbrite.com
Who know’s how to measure the sun? Whos wants free compost or a rain barrel? Whos interested in starting thier own community garden?
Let’s enjoy a Family Fun Day at the Earth Day Expo celebrating this important time of the year. Join us in the festivities of free food, free giveaways and free environmental wokshops.
Keynote Speaker: Josh Fox, American Film Director, Playwright and Environmental Activist
Panel Discussions: (register for ticket to look at description of panels)
Climate, Justice & Policy; Environmental Justice & Health; and Environmental Career Opportunities
****Free: Compost Giveaway, Rain Barrel Giveaway (call to rsvp, 718-523-3069)****
Presenting Workshops: (register for ticket to look at description of workshops)
Senator Sanders recently introduced a Green New Deal for New York (S.2878-B/SANDERS Same as A.5334-A/Ortiz), legislation which establishes a taskforce to plan how to make our state greenhouse gas emissions neutral by 2030 by transitioning from a fossil fuel-based economy to one based entirely on clean renewable energy. The goal is to prevent the catastrophic consequences of climate change, promote economic growth and job creation, and provide a just transition to benefit of all New Yorkers.
Join Councilmember Costa Constantinides and the Climate Works for All Coalition and allies for a campaign meeting to talk about the landmark #DirtyBuildingslegislation and how we must solidify support in the City Council to ensure it passes by Earth Day.
Buildings in New York City account for nearly 70% of the City’s climate pollution. Much of that is due to gross energy inefficiencies, especially in large buildings. NYC can drastically cut it’s climate and air pollution by retrofitting buildings to be more energy efficient. In the process, we can create thousands of good jobs, improve comfortability, and lower utility bills. Intro 1253 can achieve these goals.
There’s no more time for delay. Let’s seize this huge opportunity and pass Intro 1253, NOW! Come learn how you can play a role in getting this landmark legislation passed.
350NYC GENERAL MEETING
Wed. March 27th.
Mingle: 6:30 and new people introductions.
Meeting starts at 7pm
MEDIA: Climate Emergency Media Standards & April 30 Event
350NYC WEBSITE: New Action List & More
CITY: Dirty Buildings Bill – ACTION & OPPOSITION!
STATE: CCPA, 100×50. Divestment. GND Res.
FEDERAL: GND Policy Process Proposal
PIPELINES: Stop Williams Brooklyn Bridge Action April 18
STUDENTS: New Columbia & NYC Student Groups
GUESTS: Melville House: The CLIMATE REPORT
ACTIONS & EVENTS: Lots!
JOIN THE ACTION! NOW IS THE TIME!
Hear about exciting updates on all our campaigns.
Next steps in important actions for the New Year.
NEW MEMBERS: If you’re new to 350NYC please join us at 6:30pm for a brief orientation to the group, learn about our working groups and some of the campaigns we are currently involved with.
Koch Lies, the Planet Dies
Sunday, March 24th
1pm – 2pm
Koch Plaza, Metropolitan Museum of Art,
1000 Fifth Ave. near 82nd Facebook Event for more info
Join Rise and Resist, 350NYC and Food & Water Watch in calling for urgent action to end our climate emergency and demanding the rejection of climate denial and delay.
We are rallying at Koch Plaza to call out the chief funder of climate denial, the lie that is responsible for our climate emergency. More than two decades ago, David Koch began pouring a fortune into lies about climate change and lining the pockets of climate-denying politicians. Climate-denial paralyzed government response and two decades later we are on the cusp of disaster.
350nyc and friends will be meeting at 1:30 outside of the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W 64th St. We will have some signs or bring your own. Once we have assembled, we’ll march down to Columbus Circle and join the strike at 2pm.
“We, the youth of America, are striking because decades of inaction has left us with just 11 years to change the trajectory of the worst effects of climate change, according to the Oct 2018 UN IPCC Report. We are striking because our world leaders have yet to acknowledge, prioritize, or properly address our climate crisis. We are striking because marginalized communities across our nation —especially communities of color, disabled communities, and low- income communities— are already disproportionately impacted by climate change. We are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change and its countless detrimental effects on the American people. We are striking for the Green New Deal, for a fair and just transition to a 100% renewable economy, and for ending the creation of additional fossil fuel infrastructure. Additionally, we believe the climate crisis should be declared a national emergency because we are running out of time.”
NYC says No the Williams Pipeline! Friday, March 15, 2019
11 AM – 12 PM City Hall Park, Manhattan NYC
Broadway at Chambers St, NY, NY 10007 Facebook Event
Press Conference at City Hall – This will be with elected officials who have signed on to the letter and we need to pack the steps to show Governor Cuomo on the last day of the comment period that NYC says no to Williams!
March 15 is the deadline to send in written comments! Here are some sample prompts from Stop the Williams Pipeline and an easy way to submit them Submit HERE. Also you can submit comments through 350.org’s page HERE.
Saturday, January 26 NYC: Rebellion Day One 12 – 4pm Southeast corner of Central Park @59th St & 5th Ave Facebook Event for more info
Over the last 3 months, Extinction Rebellion has established groups in over 35 countries, and 25 US cities, while also gaining the endorsements of leaders like Noam Chomsky, Bill McKibben, and hundreds of climate scientists. For more info: https://xrebellion.org/xr-us/day1
Spotlighting the cities, states, businesses and citizens taking action, Paris to Pittsburgh explores the very real social and economic impacts of climate change-fueled disasters, from America’s heartland to the nation’s coastlines. The film features voices from local leaders as well as everyday Americans presenting the stories behind climate-related recovery and resiliency, as well as tireless innovative efforts to reduce carbon emissions, including boomtowns formerly reliant on coal such as Pittsburgh.
New York Society for Ethical Culture 2 W 64th St, NY, NY
#youthvgovis coming to New York City! The evening of January 31st they will host a roundtable discussion with leaders from the climate movement to talk about how best to address the emergency climate situation.
Stay tuned to find out more about the roundtable participants. Facebook Event
Partners include the New York Society for Ethical Culture and 350 NYC.
Doors open at 6 p.m.
Learn more at OurChildrensTrust.org
Deep Dive: 2019 State Bills & Plans. Confused about state climate legislation? Come learn the details! Featuring Scott Edwards, Food & Water Watch. The Policy Team, NY Renews. And details on Governor Cuomo’s new proposals! Time to unite together to make NY a climate leader!
NEW MEMBERS: If you’re new to 350NYC please join us at 6:30pm for a brief orientation to the group, learn about our working groups and some of the campaigns we are currently involved with.
GreenNewDeal4NYC Lobby Day
Tuesday, December 11 @9am – 2:30pm
NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign
9 Murray St, New York, NY 10007 (next to City Hall)
Lobby councilmembers to pass Intro 1253, the historic, first-of-its-kind legislation that cuts NYC climate pollution at the scale of the crisis and create thousands of good jobs.
9:30 – 10:30am til as long as you can stay (but not longer than about 3pm): You’ll get a briefing from experts on the bill who will provide you with training and materials on how to lobby. We will split up to hit meetings and/or track down Councilmembers as they head into a full Council meeting, which is scheduled to start at 1:30pm.
Facebook event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/190884378531813/
Mon Dec. 3rd @7– 8:30pm.
Solving Our Climate Crisis: A National Town Hall
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U.S. Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.) will host a national town hall aimed at addressing the global threat of climate change and exploring solutions that can protect the planet from devastation and create tens of millions of good-paying jobs.
Sanders will be joined by 350.org founder and author Bill McKibben; actress, activist and Our Revolution board member Shailene Woodley; CNN host and author Van Jones; Congresswoman-Elect Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez(D-NY); and others.
Tuesday, December 4
City Hall Rally and Hearing for a Green New Deal – The Buildings Bill
@ 9a.m. & 10a.m.
The breakthrough “Dirty Buildings” bill is making its way through the NY City Council. It will require landlords of the big buildings spewing 70%+ of the carbon in our city to retrofit and dramatically decrease their carbon emissions– 80% by 2050. This is the first bill of its kind globally and is opening a whole new line of attack in slowing down climate change. WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE SURE IT PASSES THE CITY COUNCIL. Here’s what you can do to support this bill that will reduce carbon, reduce heating and cooling costs and protect our health:
Join the Tuesday, Dec. 4, 9 am rally followed by a public hearing on the “Dirty Buildings” bill, both at City Hall. The hearing will go on most of the day so please come whenever and for as long (or briefly) as you can. Bring signs and banners to show support.
Tues. Dec 4th at 6:30 PM – 8 PM
Manhattan Climate Justice Forum
131 W 33rd St, 2nd floor, btwn 6th & 7th Ave
Hosted by NY Renews FB Event for more info
350NYC Monthly Meeting
Wednesday, Oct 24th @7- 9pm
“A Green New Deal” Presentation and Discussion with Mark Dunlea and Denise Patel
Mark Dunleais a long-time member of 350NYC and the founder of the Green Education and Legal Fund. He is running for the position of NYS Comptroller on the Green Party line and the focus of his platform is divestment. He will talk about The Green New Deal and how we can push forward at New York State towards 100% Renewables. More about Mark here. Denise Patelis a NYC-based human rights and climate justice activist focused on the public health impacts of climate change. She is on the Steering Committee of Peoples Climate Movement-New York and serves on the Board of Directors of GreenFaith. Denise has been a leader in the fossil fuel divestment movement working with DivestInvest and 350.org.After the discussion Todd Fernandez, Climate Action Mondays coordinator, will update us on Climate Action Mondays and planned actions in advance of the Midterms. Facebook Event
New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St. NYC
So much happening this month! Jump start your fall climate activism at our meeting on August 22.
ELECTIONS! We’ll discuss upcoming actions in advance of the NYS Primaries on Sept 13th and how we’ll hold Cuomo and all our incumbents feet to the fire! Come and share information about what you’re doing to advance a progressive agenda & get people to vote, or find out how you can plug into the action. #VoteClimate
MOBILIZATION! We’re gearing up for the mega march on September 6th#RiseNY for Climate, Jobs & Justice. Plan to join 350NYC & help us mobilize for the big event
To achieve this vision, every Monday night we mobilize this demand at CLIMATE ACTION MONDAYS, featuring live entertainment from NYC’s finest!
Our ground strategy is for NYC activists to engage their hometown Congressional District. And you too can “Adopt-A-District” and make climate history with us
Activists who know the struggle embrace the OFF Act solution, with over 400 diverse groups endorsing, 44 Sponsors, and dozens of 2018 Candidates pledged! If we unite to fight, together we can pass The OFF Act by 2021, and change our fate. Welcome to the climate showdown! Let’s outlaw Big Oil!
Rally & Petition Delivery: Cuomo, Be a Climate Leader!
Join us in delivering thousands of petitions to Governor Cuomo, urging him to be a true climate leader. We’ll be rallying outside Cuomo’s Manhattan office, calling on him to stop fossil fuel infrastructure and shift New York to 100 percent renewable energy.
We have a crucial window of opportunity to influence Cuomo in advance of the elections, and we must take advantage of it. 633 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017
We’re organizing small teams for District office visits to New York State Senators here in New York. Come out and join the planning in person at Calligaris, 144 W 18th St NYC. 7:30 – 9:30.
If you can’t make it to the meeting but want to help, fill out this form and we’ll get back to you with details.
And we will have music & Potluck – so come & join the fun!
#VoteClimate #ClimatetheVote. #ClimateMondays
Friday, August 10th @ 7 – 8:30 PM
Road to Change NYC Town Hall
Join the students from Parkland on their national tour stop in NYC. The aim is to get people educated, registered, and motivated to vote! We’ll talk about how we need to rally our generation around saving lives this November and stand up to the NRA. Bring a friend and get registered to vote on site with March for Our Lives. New York Society for Ethical Culture• 2 W 64th St, New York, NY 10023RSVP here
Wednesday, August 8th @ 10:30a.m. – 1pm
Sunrise NYC Rally: Tell Cuomo No Fossil Fuel Money!
We have demanded that Governor Cuomo reject dirty fossil fuel money on SIX separate occasions at fundraisers, speeches, and even his Manhattan office but he has refused to listen. Today, we are bringing this fight to his office to show him that his constituents want him to stand up for the lives and wellbeing of New Yorkers, not corporate profits. #NoFossilFuelMoneyPledgeGov. Cuomo’s Office, 633 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017 RSVP on Facebook
With elections on the horizon, it’s time for a showdown with Big Oil & Congress, and it starts now in NYC. Announcing the launch of a CLIMATE WAR ROOM every Monday night, with a GRAND OPENING on June 4th. Please click on this Eventbrite link to RSVP
Climate Action Mondays: Broadway Sings For Climate Activists & Launch of 2018 Election Hub, June 4 – Experience immersive climate activism with amazing entertainment. Featuring stars from Spring Awakening, Sunday in the Park, and Hamilton. Enjoy NYC’s best and take quick powerful action on this planetary emergency.
Save-the-Planet Activism. Amazing Performances. Together, we’ll unite the movement behind a national solution, sound the emergency, and call the political question: Are you For Big Oil? or For The Planet?
We finally have litmus tests to box-in the politicians:
A Bill in the U.S. Congress to implement the Paris Agreement, by mandating 100% renewables nationwide by 2035, called The OFF FOSSIL FUELS ACT.
On July 21st, 2018 come rally for statewide, national, and global climate justice! Students across NYC and the country are calling on policymakers to cut ties with the fossil fuel industry and invest in a sustainable future. The time for environmental action is now! RSVP on Eventbrite
There is no life without the ocean. But humans are treating the ocean like a garbage area for plastics and toxins, the ocean is warming due to our continued burning of fossil fuels, and we are endangering many of the species that provide us food by over-fishing. Off-shore drilling is a big risk for all of this.
Several of the sister events include water-based activities (e.g. paddling from Atlantic City, NJ to Washington DC) There are a couple of local organizations sponsoring, or through your own initiative, to clean up trash from beaches and rivers. In the NYC area the Sea Shepard will be doing a beach clean-up in Brooklyn, and you can sign up via their website.
You can also show your support by wearing blue and boycotting plastics on Saturday, June 9.
Wednesday, June 13
Hearing: NYC Lawsuit AgainstFive Largest Fossil Fuel Companies for Climate Change Damages @11:00 am
Let’s pack the room! New York City filed a federal lawsuit against the five largest investor-owned fossil fuel producers (BP, Chevron, ConocoPhillips, ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell) seeking costs the City had incurred and would continue to incur to protect itself and its residents from the impacts of climate change.
“We’re bringing the fight against climate change straight to the fossil fuel companies that knew about its effects and intentionally misled the public to protect their profits,” de Blasio said in a statement. “As climate change continues to worsen, it’s up to the fossil fuel companies whose greed put us in this position to shoulder the cost of making New York safer and more resilient.”
For more info Sign up here Facebook EventBXE is planning a three day sharing/training, art-build and action from June 23-25, beginning the morning of Saturday, June 23rd. Sign up hereOur communities and our planet are in desperate need of a halt to the permitting and building of all new fossil fuel pipelines and other infrastructure. Communities in the way of proposed new pipelines, compressor stations, storage and export facilities face toxic industrialization, eminent domain abuse, air, land and water pollution, and threats to health and safety. And our disrupted climate can only heal when jobs-creating renewable energy and energy efficiency have displaced fossil fuels, and people power has displaced corporate power. Continue Reading
Wed, May 30th
Film Screening – Wasted: The Story of Food Waste
@7:00 – 9:00pm New York Society for Ethical Culture
WASTED! THE STORY OF FOOD WASTE aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, audiences will see how the world’s most influential chefs make the most of every kind of food, transforming what most people consider scraps into incredible dishes that create a more secure food system.
WASTED! exposes the criminality of food waste and how it’s directly contributing to climate change and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to solve one of the greatest problems of the 21st Century.
This event is brought to you by the 350NYC Climate Education group. As always, the event is free and we will “pass the hat” to help offset costs incurred.
Snacks available. Doors open at 6:30pm. Program starts at 7pm sharp.
The New York State Pension fund, the 3rd largest in the USA, has more than $6 billion invested in fossil fuel companies including Exxon.
Climate change is the biggest threat facing humanity! It’s time for State Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to follow Scott Stringer’s lead and take real climate action by divesting the state pension fund from oil, gas and coal companies.
Join us tomorrow for a Fossil Free rally at the comptroller’s New York City offices to demand DiNapoli Divests Now!!
Governor Cuomo is the keynote speaker at a New York League of Conservation Voters fundraiser — and we’ll be picketing outside, calling on him to stop all new oil & gas projects and move New York to 100 percent renewable energy.
Monday, May 7th @ 11a.m #ShutDownChase in New York City.
Grand Central Station, E 41st St, NY 10168
JPMorgan Chase is one of the most destructive businesses on the planet. Since Trump took office Chase has quadrupled its investments in tar sands oil and increased its financing of coal by over 2,000%. Join us for #ShutDownChase https://www.facebook.com/events/163085581022892/
Monday, May 7th @ 6:30 – 8:45pm
Film Screening: Burned
NYC Grassroots Alliance will be screening the movie Burned about the bio-mass industry at Ethical Culture. Deforestation plays a major role in climate change and this industry has managed to convince the companies in Europe that buy the biomass from the US that it’s carbon neutral. https://burnedthemovie.com/the-film/
Call on our state legislators to move New York off fossil fuels!On May 8, join us in Albany to advocate for a bill to ban fracking infrastructure and shift New York to 100 percent renewable energy by 2030. We’ll have a training session on the bus and a briefing will be held 9:30 am in Albany. After that we’ll be at the Capitol for a rally/ press conference followed by lobby visits until 3:30 pmFacebook
Bus Pick-Up Location: Outside the Tick Tock Diner, 481 8th Avenue, (42nd St) NY
Bus Pick-Up Time:7:00 a.m. Bus Return Time: around 7:30 p.m.
March on the State Capitol to tell Governor Cuomo we don’t want more talk, we demand 3 bold actions to fight climate change, create good jobs, and ensure justice for all:
Stop all fracking infrastructure projects
Move to 100% renewable energy
Make corporate polluters pay
“REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE AT THE NEXUS” Platform Address with Adrian Hyde
PLATFORM ADDRESS 11am-12:30pm
FILM SCREENING/DISCUSSION 1:30 3:30pm Ceremonial Hall In challenging times and along life’s path, resilience is the trait that helps one endure and thrive. How can you fortify your resilience?
Guest speaker Adrian Hyde owns and manages Dunwald Farm, a certified organic vegetable farm in Hopewell, NJ. He is also an ASE Certified Master Mechanic and a Rutgers Master Gardener. Adrian is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with a graduate school degree from Harvard University. His passion for organic agriculture stems from the fact that it lies at the intersection of multiple areas of great importance: ecological stewardship, health, animal welfare and community.
WASTED: The Story of Food Waste (www.wastedfilm.com)
40% of the food in America is WASTED. A new documentary by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED: The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, WASTED!exposes the criminality of food waste and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to make the most of every kind of food. Adrian Hyde will participate in the post-film discussion.
Dr. Pekar’s research has taken him on expeditions around the world, including Antarctica, to understand climate changes 16 to 45 million years ago and what that means for humanity’s future. He will also discuss what we can do as citizens to create a more sustainable world. Dr. Pekar is Professor of Earth and Environmental Science at Queens College.
For more info contact Peggy Kurtz at (718) 268-5011, ext. 151, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Co-sponsored by State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., the Interfaith Community Action Committee of Queens/Nassau, 350NYC.org, UJA Federation of NY, Hazon, Sierra Club, Let’s Talk Democracy, & Forest Hills Jewish Center.
On Friday April 20, come to a performance of jazz/blues vocalist Melanie Charles with an opening harpist. Proceeds from the door go to 350NYC.
Melanie is a Brooklyn-born, Haitian-American musician with a creative fluidity spanning jazz, soul, experimental. Charles ultimately decided to dedicate herself to jazz after coming to terms with the entrenched racism of the classical music world.Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/melaniecharlesisdflower
LSZ is a vocalist & harpist based between Sydney and Brooklyn. Her music moves between soulful pop & experimental r&b. She is a dynamic exploratory artist, her distinctive productions and evocative live shows have reached audiences worldwide.
Food & drinks:
Feel free to come earlier to try their selection of vegan tacos and creative cocktails. Happy hour from 6pm offering $4 beers, $4 champagne, and $4 tacos.
Menu : https://www.blackflamingonyc.com/menu-1/
Presentations by NYC Retrofit Accelerator and NY Renews
Save Energy, Save Money, and Improve Resident Comfort in Your Building
About 70% of NYC’s greenhouse gas emissions come from heating, cooling, lighting and powering our buildings. NYC Retrofit Accelerator offers free, personalized advisory services that streamline the process of making energy efficiency improvements is a free City program that helps retrofit buildings to use less energy.Invite your coop and condo leaders and property managers to come learn more about this free program. https://retrofitaccelerator.cityofnewyork.us/
Groundbreaking Climate Legislation Proposed for NY State
With Federal action blocked, NY State can lead by example. The Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) would legally require NY State government to reach 100% renewable energy by 2050, with strong labor standards and investment in communities impacted by climate change and inequality in mind. Learn how you can help get it passed into law. http://www.nyrenews.org/
Increasing temperatures: From 1900 to 2013, mean annual temperatures in NYC rose 3.4 degrees F.A further 4-5 degrees F increase is expected by 2050.By 2080, we’ll have 6 heat waves per year. Sea level rise: NYC sea levels have risen a foot since 1900.By 2050, one to two feet more is expected.Sea levels could rise as much as six feet by 2100.
Dangerous storms: Precipitation will increase and become more erratic leading to more frequent and more intense storms, as well as more droughts and floods.
Many indirect impacts – on agriculture, public health, the economy – in the US and around the world – will affect us.Some scientists claim that scenarios from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are too conservative. An article in New York Magazine illustrates other scenarios.
What can we do?
We must try to slow down and reverse climate change – while making ourselves and our communities more resilient to its impacts.The Paris Agreement, aimed at limiting global warming to under 2 degrees C (3.6 F), was a step in the right direction, even though its measures wouldn’t have been sufficient.With the US federal government captured by fossil fuel corporate interests, and in full denial of reality, US cities and states are acting independently.NYC and the US Conference of Mayors have agreed to commit to the Paris goals.There is no time for complacency. Individual green lifestyle choices are necessary, but not enough.NYC plans are quite good, but also not sufficient.We can help NYC implement and strengthen its plans by plugging our neighbors into current programs to conserve energy and add renewable power in buildings. Expanding local efforts prepares for the next steps: organizing to massively upgrade City, State and National responses.
NYC’s Plans for Sustainability and Climate Change Response
Switch your personal electric use to wind and solar energy
350NYC makes this very easy. Electricity can be generated by a fossil fuel burning power plant, a nuclear power plant, hydropower, or a utility scale wind or solar facility.Only 2% of the electricity used by most NYC residents comes from renewable power: the other 98% is from other sources – fossil fuels and nuclear power.
If you rent or own an apartment, and pay your own utility bill, you can switch to a wind or solar energy provider.They will contact Con Ed, modify your account, and purchase the power you use each month from renewable sources. You will have personally divested from fossil fuels. Choosing among many suppliers of green electricity is confusing.350NYC reviewed over 30 suppliers and decided to recommend and partner with Clean ChoiceEnergy. If you sign up with them, 350NYC will receive a $150 sign-on bonus. Visit our website to get started.
Energy Efficiency for your Building
About 70% of NYC’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy used to heat, power, and cool buildings.Since over 90% of the buildings that exist today in NYC will still be here in 2050, nearly all existing buildings must be retrofitted to become more energy efficient.
Transform your building. Explain to management what’s in it for them. One of the most impactful things you can do is to encourage your building’s management to act.Tell your building’s coop or condo board, or the property manager, that NYC’s free program, the Retrofit Accelerator, will help them assess what energy conservation measures (ECMs) make sense for them.
ECMs will help owners and managers save money by reducing utility bills and operating costs, reducing labor and maintenance, and increasing occupant comfort. Even if they are not concerned about lessening climate impacts, they’ll recognize that green practices are increasingly standard and have marketing benefits.Many ECMs will save enough from energy bills to pay for themselves in less than five years: LED lighting and sensors, sub-metering, ventilation, fuel switching, domestic hot water, HVAC controls, and distribution systems.
Most of these upgrades are voluntary, and many building managers do only what is required to comply with City laws.Managers will be more willing to consider them if they know that help is available – and that residents are asking.
NYC Retrofit Accelerator: Staff at the City’s free advisory service streamlines the process of making energy efficiency improvements in buildings. They will work with management to assess the building’s unique needs, make connections with qualified contractors, find cash incentives and financing, train building staff, and provide support even after project completion. Connect with them at 212-656-9202 and.Contact 350NYC for a volunteer to assist you.
Handbook for Multifamily Buildings: Of NYC’s one million buildings, nearly 100,000 are multifamily properties.A handbook specifically for them introduces the basics of energy efficiency, incentive programs, financing, relevant local laws, and technical training programs.
Ready to Respond: Strategies for Multifamily Building Resilience: 50 building resilience experts and staff from FEMA compiled a manual detailing 19 practical strategies for building owners to make their properties more resilient against the effects of extreme weather events.
Solar Panels for your Roof?
First, fix the areas where your building is wasting energy.Only install solar power after that. Otherwise, much of the additional electricity added by the solar project will be wasted!
If you own a house, you can buy or lease solar yourself.If you live in a coop or condo apartment building, the building’s board and management must agree to consider and then install a solar project. For large, tall buildings, the solar yield from relatively limited rooftop surface area will not cover as much of the building’s common area electricity needs as in six story buildings with more roof space compared to building volume.
Community Solar: Solarize NYC brings together groups of potential solar customers, using group purchasing power to reduce prices 10-20% from individual pricing. A community can include a neighborhood, a group of buildings, or an association such as a labor union or property management firm. Solarize NYC will assist in choosing a solar installation company that offers competitive, transparent pricing.
The Community Shared Solarmodel allows building owners and renters in multifamily buildings without adequate solar access the opportunity to subscribe to portions of a large solar array located on- or off-site and managed by a third party. Each individual subscriber’s share of production will appear as a credit on their utility bill, offsetting their monthly electricity charges. If the solar array generates more electricity than subscribers use, the excess generation credits will be distributed to individual subscribers.
To cope with climate change, we must transition to 100% renewable energy ASAP
The Solutions Project and scientists at Stanford University have come up with plans for all 50 US states and 138 countries to transition to 100% renewable energy. The Climate Mobilization is an organization that calls for a government-coordinated emergency effort to move from fossil fuels to renewable energy ASAP, modeled after the US mobilization at the outset of World War II. 350.org founder Bill McKibben calls for politicians to commit to converting to 100% renewable energy while working to keep remaining fossil fuels in the ground.
Changing New York State’s Climate and Energy Policy
The Solutions Project’s NY State plan outlines how by 2030 electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, and industry energy infrastructure could be run entirely from wind, water, and sunlight, provided by: 10% onshore wind (4,020 5-megawatt / MW turbines), 40% offshore wind (12,700 5-MW turbines), 10% concentrated solar (387 100-MW plants), 10% solar-PV plants (828 50-MW plants), 6% residential rooftop PV (5 million 5-kW systems), 12% commercial rooftop PV (500,000 100-kW systems), with smaller numbers of geothermal, wave and hydroelectric systems.
New York State can switch to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030.
New York needs to commit to this goal, and can make it by investing in energy conservation, energy reduction, wind, solar and geothermal (e.g., heat pumps) not oil, gas, coal, fossil fuel infrastructure, or nuclear power. We must immediately halt investments in fossil fuels and related infrastructure. Legislation to require this has been introduced in the NY State Assembly and Senate. NYSERDA is working on a study on how fast NYS can move to 100% clean energy.GELF’s A Local Climate Action Agenda explains what local governments can do.
NY State needs to strengthen its plans to develop offshore wind power by making a firm commitment to purchase 5,000 MW of wind power by 2025, and 10,000 MW by 2030. Unfortunately, Governor Cuomo is still giving more money ($7.6 billion over 12 years) to bail out old upstate nuclear power plants than to renewable energy.
NY State Climate and Community Protection Act
While the NY State Energy Plan sets positive goals for 2030, they are only aspirational. NYS government agencies and officials are not legally required to put them into practice. The Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) is needed to fix this. The CCPA was drafted by climate law experts at the Sabin Center for Environmental Law at Columbia University, and is backed by NY Renews, a coalition of 140+ labor, community and environmental groups.
The CCPA would legally require NY State government to enforce its climate commitments, set new labor standards, provide worker protections for those in the renewable energy industries, and fund community resilience and green jobs training projects.
Urge Your NY State Senator and Senatorial Candidateto support the CCPA
Ask them both to cosponsor the Climate and Community Protection Act (S7971A).
Senator Peralta is a member of the IDC.This year he has signed up as a cosponsor of S7971A.Thank him for his support – ask him to advocate strongly for passage of the bill in the Senate this year, and ask his IDC colleagues to do the same. Contact him at 718-205-3881 and email@example.com.
350NYC will be at the Rally in Washington Square Park from 9 AM to noon & on the march. Look for our flags & come & join us.
Why: Science is the basis for our work combatting climate change. Scientific work provides the real facts. Science continues to face increasing threats at the federal, state, and local levels. But science will not be silenced! This year, let’s come together to send a message: we will hold policy makers responsible for enacting equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all communities. We march for many reasons, but unite to defend science — because science belongs to us all.
Who: Everyone, 350 supporters, friends, family, adults and children.
Meet us at Washington Square Park from 9 AM to noon to rally with scientists and friends before our march down Broadway to Liberty Street.
There will be speakers, live music, and tents for science outreach and political advocacy groups – that’s where you will find 350NYC. Look for the 350 banners!
Details: 9am – Noon: Teach-In, Information sessions, Speeches and Music Noon – 1pm: Parade Downtown
Join New York City singer/recording artist CAMECO for a night of live soul, pop, and R+B at one of New York’s most iconic and historic performing spaces – The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, in the heart of “Alphabet City” in the East Village.
Direct Action Training Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall
Come to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to tell Governor Cuomo to walk the talk on climate and move off fossil fuels now. We’ll have a rare opportunity to tell Cuomo – in person – that we need bold leadership on climate change. That means saying no to fossil fuels and embracing a rapid, just transition to 100% renewable energy.
The goal of the teach-in is to provide an overview of the importance of energy efficiency in meeting our climate and clean energy goals, creating green jobs and healthier homes. Guest speakers will include energy efficiency advocates and experts from leading environmental non-profits, community based organizations, and the energy efficiency industry.
More info: Facebook Event
Monday, March 26 Stop the Williams Pipeline in Brooklyn!
Community Forum 7 PM – 9 PM New York Aquarium Surf Ave at W 8th St, Brooklyn, New York 11224 For More info: Facebook Event
Williams Co. is proposing to build a 23-mile long pipeline that will carry fracked gas under New York harbor. The pipeline would run along the coast of Staten Island then cross the harbor south of Brooklyn to join existing pipelines four miles off the Rockaways.
Our guest speaker will be Kim Fraczec of Sane Energy Project who will give us the scoop on the big upcoming March in Albany on April 23rd, “Cuomo Walk the Talk on Climate” (info below), and about the Direct Action training camp for the 4/23 event.
Guest Speaker Charlote Binns – “What is Community Choice Aggregation & how does the policy affect you?”
If you can never make meetings on Wednesday evening but want to get actively involved in one of our campaigns please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’ll follow up. We’re excited about moving forward with you in 2018 to help ensure that NYC and NY State follow through on their promises to stand up to Trump and make progress towards a clean energy future.
NEW MEMBERS: If you’re new to 350NYC please join us at 6:30pm for a brief orientation to the group, learn about our working groups and some of the campaigns we are currently involved with.
Lobby Day for State Divestment Bill
March 12th Albany
9am to 3:30pm
Contact email@example.com for more info
Peoples Climate Movement 2018 Kick-off Event City-Wide Organizing Meeting
Come to the city-wide organizing meeting to learn how you can get more involved in climate campaigns. Hear from activists that are leading the charge:
*NY Renews (state-wide coalition, 100% renewable energy, polluters penalty)
*Climate Works for All (city-wide coalition, mandatory large building energy efficiency)
*Infrastructure (city, state & national, opposing fossil fuel pipelines and nuclear plants, advancing wind and other renewable energies)
*Divestment (city & state, divest and re-invest in a just transition to a renewable energy economy)
*Federal Legislation (national backing for a clean energy revolution and continuing our international commitment to reducing greenhouse gases)
*Puerto Rico Recovery (rebuilding PR with a renewable energy economy and a just transition) RSVPFacebook Event for more info
“Taking Root – The Vision of Wangari Maathai”
Friday, February 23rd Starts @6:30 pm. Doors open at 6pm Rutgers Presbyterian Church 236 West 73rd Street west of Bway, 5th Floor Facebook Event
Admission is free. Donations welcome.
Dr. Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, a grassroots environmental organization advocating for human rights, good governance and peaceful democratic change through environmental stewardship. The Green Belt taught women in Kenya to plant trees and rally against deforestation and spurred a tree-planting initiative across Africa. Dr. Maathai organized and helped to bring down Kenya’s 24-year dictatorship. Dr. Maathai was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004.
Call on DiNapoli to Divest NYS!
Wednesday, January 31, 7:30 – 9am
@ Hilton on 1st Ave and 44th St
We’ll gather outside the Investor Summit on Climate Risk to call on DiNapoli to divest NYS common pension funds from fossil fuels.
The 2018 Investor Summit on Climate Risk (co-hosted by Ceres and the UN Foundation) will convene 450 investor, business and capital market leaders to highlight climate-related investment risks and opportunities. Both NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYS Comptroller DiNapoli will be featured speakers at the event. Join DivestNY to send a strong message to DiNapoli that NYS must follow the lead of NYC and divest NY from fossil fuels.
On January 31st, the day after the President’s first State of the Union, 350.ORG and a group of partners will hold Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance, a live event with movement leaders like Reverend Yearwood, Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement, Jessica Lorena Rangel of Eyes of a Dreamer, Adrianae Voss-Andreae from 350 PDX, Bill McKibben and many more. These speakers will lay out their plans to resist ongoing political attacks on our climate agreements, organize electorally, and secure the lasting change we need through local action.
350NYC is delighted to partner with the Environmental Science Program at Fordham & other co-sponsors below, to bring this exciting program to a wide audience. Join us and meet others in your community who are organizing to build local power and take climate action.
Working together, we will end the use of fossil fuels and transition our world to 100% renewable energy for all. Find out what you can do in your city or town to build the Fossil Free future we need — and connect with other activists equally passionate about this work.
NOTE: This is a free event open to the public and Fordham requires that ALL participants who do not have Uni ID must be on the RSVP list. So, if you intend to bring friends please register each name. Also, we need to show photo i.d.
To learn more, check out this great new article by Jamie Henn
This Thursday, Governor Cuomo is holding a fundraiser in Manhattan – and we’ll be outside, urging him to get New York off fossil fuels. We’ll be calling on him to walk the talk on climate change by stopping fossil fuel infrastructure and leading a transition to 100 percent renewable energy.
We will be joined by housing affordability activists who will be calling on Cuomo to support housing policies that prioritize and deliver real affordability for the most economically vulnerable households.
New York faces an onslaught of pipelines, power plants, and other projects that transport and burn fracked oil and gas, including the Williams pipeline, the Pilgrim pipelines, the CPV power plant, the Albany micro-grid and much more. Governor Cuomo must be a true climate leader by halting these dangerous projects, making polluters pay for the damage they’re doing to our health and our climate, and moving New York to 100 percent renewable energy.
Facebook Event for more information. Or to RSVP, please contact Laura Shindell at Food & Water Watch: firstname.lastname@example.org
Forum on Climate Change, 100% Renewable Energy by 2030
Wednesday, December 13 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM
At the Federation Of Italian American Organizations Of Brooklyn
8711 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214 (Take the D to the 18th Ave Station)
Join us for a forum on what New York can and must do to move off fossil fuels and on to 100% renewable energy. Assemblyman Bill Colton, the Green Education Legal Fund, Food & Water Watch, 350NYC and others are sponsoring this important forum. Colton is the lead sponsor of the bill to have NYS move to 100% clean energy by 2030 (A5105 / S5908)
NOTE- – 350NYC Sustainable Solutions & Climate Education Working group is cancelled this month so we can attend this.
Trump wants to cut our U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget by more than 30 percent—but our Senators can stop this agenda dead as they prepare to vote on a spending bill the first week in December. We need to raise our voices and demand Senator Chuck Schumer do whatever is necessary to stop Republicans from making ANY cuts to the EPA’s budget! Join us Dec. 1 for a petition delivery rally at Senator Schumer’s office in Manhattan to show him New Yorkers are counting on him to stand up for the EPA!
Did you know that the EPA was born out of mass social movements in the 60s, alongside many fights for justice, like civil rights? It is a product of hard fought grassroots efforts to safeguard our land, water, air and communities. Now in 2017, we need to ensure environmental protections aren’t eroded through a Senate budget vote this December.
Join us to stand up for our environmental protections!
NYC Climate Change Hearing
Wednesday, November 29th, 9:30 a.m.
New York City Public Advocate Tish James is hosting a hearing on climate change, where divestment will be in the spotlight. RSVP today so that our elected officials get a clear message – New York City voters are not going to let them bankroll the fossil fuel industry with our money. #ClimateChangeNYC #DivestNY
NEW Location! Borough of Manhattan Community College,
Richard Harris Terrace (199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007)
Walk the Talk Convergence Kick-off : Launch Week of Action
Monday, November 13th @ 12-1pm
Location: Gov. Cuomo’s office. 633 Third Ave.,(@41st St) NY 10017
In the next six months, November – April, local groups will organize synchronized actions with parallel messaging at the front-lines of their own energy battles throughout New York State as we move closer to a convergence Albany in April of 2018.
Join us in NYC to kick off this state-wide week of action
Please join us for this free film screening of Al Gore’s latest movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”. The film will be followed by a discussion.
In the movie, Vice President Al Gore travels around the world, continuing to address climate change. The film gives us a behind the scenes look at the work of creative minds within the movement and highlights the potential humans have to overcome the threats of climate change.
Join us and find out how you can engage in the climate movement here in NYC and become part of the solution. We welcome student groups so please invite young people who are looking for ways to take action to preserve the planet for their future. If you plan to bring a large group please email us at 350NYC@gmail.com
Doors open at 6:30pm for networking and refreshments. Movie starts at 7pm sharp.
As always, we offer this film screening free of charge and will ‘pass-the-hat’ for donations towards expenses. RSVP HERE
Can you help us light up the NY skyline with messages of resistance and climate action? We are organizing a Light Brigade to send a message to the NYC Comptroller Stringer to divest from destructive fossil fuel companies. More than $3 billion of public money is invested in the likes of Exxon, Chevron, BP and Enbridge.
As we approach the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and watch with horror the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, now, more than ever, we need New York City to be a climate leader. But NYC can’t do that if it continues to invest in climate destroyers.We need 30 people to come out and hold brightly lit signs produced by the NYC Light Brigade. It’ll be a fun, creative way of sending a serious message to NYC pension fund trustees which are meeting the next day on Sept 20. And you’ll be helping to create dramatic and lasting images that’ll be used often in the lead up to a big march at the end of October. It’s time to #DivestNY!
PLEASE RSVP by emailing us at email@example.com and include your phone number. Feel free to recruit friends!
PLEASE NOTE: MEET ON THE BEACH
Save the EPA Rally & Petition Delivery
Thursday, September 14 at 12 PM – 1 PM
Office of Senator Schumer
780 3rd Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10017
In September, Congress is scheduled to vote on the budget — and the Environmental Protection Agency is on the chopping block.
Join us on September 14 in calling on Senator Schumer to oppose any and all cuts to the EPA budget.
Donald Trump and the Congressional Majority are proposing massive cuts to the EPA budget, which would undermine its ability to protect our water, air and climate.
As the nation’s most powerful Democrat, we need Schumer to draw a line in the sand and use his authority to block any EPA budget cuts.
On September 14, we’re delivering thousands of petitions to Schumer — come join us!
For more information, contact Eric Weltman at firstname.lastname@example.org; 347-778-2743.
New York State is creating a “Master Plan for Offshore Wind”. They are coming to New York City to share information and get our input on the plan at three events and we want to show up in large numbers at all of them:
We are looking forward to welcoming them, learning all the great things they are up to add renewable generation to our grid and asking questions about how this will affect our lives, and the lives of those around us.
Kick-off Session at Far Rockaway
The first session at Rockaway will include a Press Conference and Rally at 5:15pm, before the info session begins. We will have windmills and banners, and great speakers, so please join us for this important opening event.
All these locations suffered greatly during Superstorm Sandy and we want to get the word out to people in the about these events. So please attend this session – RSVP at the Facebook links above, and share info with your friends.
Please share this video and promote the work of the #WinWindNY coalition.
Shut Down Goldman Sachs’ Pipeline Conference!
Thursday, August 10 @ 8:30- 11:00 AM
Goldman Sachs Investment Bank
200 West Street, Manhattan
350NYC is co-sponsoring this event to tell Goldman, Trump and Cuomo: No More Oil & Gas Pipelines. Please join us to send a strong message- #DefundPipelines.
Wall Street’s giant bank, Goldman Sachs, holds an annual finance conference for the worst of the worst: the corporations financing projects such as Dakota Access, Pilgrim, and KeystoneXL that seek to rip through indigenous communities; destroy our water and air quality; and fuel the climate crisis.
These corporations network with big investors and work to secure financing for their projects at this elite, private confab. This year, let’s give them a loud and clear wake-up call. We’ll be at 200 West Street, Goldman Sach’s lower Manhattan headquarters at 8:30am to 11am. Nearest subway is World Trade Center.
>> Tell Goldman Sachs to stop financing oil, gas, coal, and pipelines
>> Protest Goldman Sachs’ control over our federal government through their many top level people like Steve Bannon, Steve Mnuchin and Gary Cohn in the Trump Administration
>> Urge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject any new fracking infrastructure projects such as the Pilgrim Pipelines
Campaign Meeting Featuring Judith Enck, former top EPA official
Thursday, July 27 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street, Manhattan
Donald Trump has launched an assault on the Environmental Protection Agency, threatening our health, communities, and environment.
Trump and Congressional Republicans are proposing to slash the EPA budget. On the chopping block are programs to clean up hazardous waste, prevent climate change, and promote Environmental Justice. The agency’s ability to enforce the Clean Water, the Clean Air Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act would be severely undermined.
Join us at this Food & Water Watch meeting on July 27 to hear from Judith Enck, the EPA’s former top official for New York. We’ll explore how EPA cuts would impact New York communities. And we’ll discuss how to get involved in the Campaign to Save the EPA.
Hey New York! Offshore Wind is HERE and it’s NEAR to beginning stages of development! We know that we need to demand this project is developed with CLIMATE, JOBS and JUSTICE at every stage… so our plan is to make a SHORT promo film for social media to go VIRAL!
YOUR ROLE: Come for the day OR come just for the shoot time with our amazing film crew! And when the crew cues us, we shout “CLIMATE, JOBS, JUSTICE!” That’s it!
Saturday, July 22 from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Catch the 2:30pm Ferry from Wall Street Pier 11 at Gouverneur Lane at South Street and the F.D.R. Drive in Manhattan, NY for an hour long boat ride to Beach 108 in the Rockaways.
The Sane Energy Project team and others from the NY #WinWind coalition will meet you there.
Plan to join us for this important movie, discussion and social event.
This documentary deals with the history of coal mining in the U.S. and the labor and environmental issues that surround this industry. Don Blankenship the owner of Massey Energy who was jailed for conspiracy to violate federal mine safety and health standards, just got out and is now appealing to the White House to reduce penalties for these very violations. His behavior was responsible for the deaths of 29 miners in Big Branch mine in 2009.
Andrew Tilson, who is founder of the Workers Unite Film Festival, represent the film for the screening. He will speak about the ways Labor and Environmental organizations can build better relationships to rein in bad corporate actors and work together to ensure a just transition for workers in a post-carbon economy.
NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer is headlining a climate change event at Columbia University next Wednesday July 12 at 6pm. The event is aptly titled Sea Level Rise: Causes, Impacts and Options for Solutions. We want to take this opportunity to challenge Stringer to be the climate action champion we need him to be by supporting fossil fuel divestment at the NYC pension funds. The pension funds invest more than $4 billion in dirty oil, gas and pipeline companies that are wrecking our climate and threatening New York with another Superstorm Sandy.
Will you come out to leaflet the event, bring in a divestment hand sign and ask a divestment question from the floor? We need to make divestment front and center for the Comptroller and this is a great opportunity to do so.
It’s great to talk about rising sea levels and climate change, but New Yorkers need real action – and that starts with divesting the NYC pension funds from the companies driving climate chaos.
If you want to go into the event, please reserve a seat through the CU website. It’s FREE:
On Thursday, June 29, New Yorkers are standing together to urge Energy Independence for New York State by freeing it from Big Oil and Gas! Events at locations across the State. Burning fossil fuels is a leading contributor to climate change and the oil and gas industry has known this for decades. Yet, instead of acting, they began a campaign to manufacture doubt and undermine action. New York cannot break its addiction to fossil fuels by permitting new infrastructure that will lock us into decades of fossil fuel use and leave our land and water vulnerable to spills and accidents.
We call on Governor Cuomo to declare energy independence and urge him to use the State’s powers to say NO to fossil fuel infrastructure! Governor Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation must deny permits, Water Quality Certifications, or other regulatory approvals for transmission pipelines, power generating plants, compressor stations, and all fossil fuel infrastructure projects.
New York can lead on energy by 1) accelerating investment in renewable energy like off-shore wind and community solar and in energy efficiency measures; and 2) holding corporate polluters responsible for their actions in the courts.
If you haven’t yet seen the new Josh Fox documentary called “AWAKE: A Dream From Standing Rock”, June 5 will be an opportunity to see it and to hear from one or two people who were there when the film was being made.
Josh Fox has also produced “Gasland” and “Gasland 2” and “How to Let Go of the World and Love All of the Things Climate Can’t Change”. AWAKE was screened on Earth Day at the Tribeca Film Festival. We are in the process of confirming guest speakers.
Please RSVP via this MeetUp to help us know how many people to expect so we can best arrange the space.
Trump is announcing his decision on pulling the U.S. out of the global Paris climate agreement at 3pm today. Make no mistake: this will almost certainly be a devastating blow to our collective future. We’re not going to take this lying down. Now, more than ever, we need New York’s elected leaders to stand up and take bold action.
That’s why we will rally against Trump’s announcement today (Thursday, June 1st) at 6pm – and call on our local leaders to take action.
Join us at 6:00pm today to say: NYC Stands Up Against Trump’s Paris Exit.
We will first rally at Foley Square/Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan, and then march to City Hall. We will protest Trump’s outrageous action and call on Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and Comptroller Stringer to take the bold action we need to fight the climate emergency. This is a crisis and they should act like it.
In this dark moment, let’s take our outrage and channel it into positive change here in New York, where we know we can move Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, Comptroller Stringer and our other elected officials to action.
Join us at 6:00pm today to say: NYC Stands Up Against the Trump Paris Exit. Rally at Foley Square/Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan, and then march to City Hall.
Please feel free to bring a sign and get ready to raise your voice! Together, we can fight back to save our collective future by making NYC take the bold action we need.
Join us for an evening of inspiring theatre and discussion with two Honduran activists honoring the life of Berta Cáceres. Afro-indigenous autonomous feminist, poet and writer Melissa Cardoza and Karla Lara, a feminist who voices resistance through song and writing, will perform stories from Melissa’s newly released book *13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance*. Both were amongst the closest friends to Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous leader and organizer of COPINH who was assassinated for her work in defense of the Lenca people and against patriarchy, capitalism, and racism. This book and this tour are dedicated to Berta. A post-performance dialogue will examine parallels between current struggles in Honduras and the U.S.
Melissa Cardoza, an afro-indigenous fearless journalist, poet, writer and feminist organizer from Honduras, poetically relates some of the most compelling moments she has witnessed amidst the brutal repression and unyielding hope and struggle that have characterized post-coup Honduras today. She will be touring along with her fellow member of the Honduran Red de Defensoras or network of women rights defenders, beloved Honduran jazz/folk protest singer Karla Lara, who appears in one of the book’s stories and has been an icon and sharp voice in the resistance.
Karla Lara songs: http://ecologicalcommonwealth.org/materials/karla-lara-2/
Hosted by The Church of the Village
Sponsored by: 350NYC, Grassroots Global Justice (GGJA), Witness for Peace, MADRE. Global Kids, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, UPROSE, Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), Urgent Action Fund – Latin America (UAF-LA), 350BK, Bronx Climate Justice North.
Buy the book “13 Colors of Honduran Resistance: (in Spanish and English) “13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance by Melissa Cardoza is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about the many contours of Honduran feminists fighting for self-determination and dignity. These stories of bravery, of struggle and pain, and ultimately of a resilience rooted in a love for freedom will grip your heart. Cardoza is brilliant in storytelling, and ensures that, in memory of our sister Berta Cáceres, feminisms are three dimensional and span multiple experiences—trans, Black, elderly, and more. The lessons contained in these stories offer important reflections for all revolutionaries.” – Alicia Garza, co-creator of the Black Lives Matter Network
The business model of the fossil fuel industry is in no way compatible with a safe climate. Join us and many other divestment organizers this week to advocate for the #DivestNY movement and demand that our institutions show their leadership and acknowledge the damage fossil fuels cause.
It’s time to divest from the industry that’s wreaking havoc on our communities.
There’s a big battle brewing in New York, home to half a dozen of the largest pension funds in the country. We love NY, but we don’t love that one of our most progressive states is still investing billions in the likes of Exxon, and the companies funding the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines.
Linked here is a day-by-day toolkit on actions you can take to ensure NY breaks ties with an industry that is holding us back from a clean and socially just future. Outlined below are a few of those actions:
Let’s translate the energy of the People’s Climate March and the Trump resistance into political impact in NYC: join a mass people’s interview of NYC Mayor de Blasio, Public Advocate James and Comptroller Stringer.Come learn about the issues, and then hear our city’s leaders’ views, question them on the big issues, including divestment from fossil fuels – and then hold them accountable as we urge them to take the bold policy action we need!With Trump taking us backwards in the fight against climate change and inequality, it’s now even more vital that NYC step up. New York produces massive climate pollution and is also riven by inequality. We can fight both of these moral crisis at the same time by urging our top elected leaders to take action, in person. Please join hundreds of your fellow New Yorkers at this important forum to stop climate change, create good jobs, and ensure justice for all.This event is co-organized by the People’s Climate March – NY, 350.org, 350NYC, ALIGN-NY, #DivestNY, Faith in New York, Food & Water Watch, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Communities for Change (NYCC), New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Sane Energy Project, Transform Don’t Trash NYC, WeACT for Environmental Justice and the Working Families Party (event co-sponsor list in formation).
Monday, May 8th Westminster Presbyterian Church 85 Chestnut Street, Albany NY 10am-3pm
Join us in Albany to support The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, A3712 Ortiz / S4596 Krueger which will require New York to divest the $170 billion state pension fund from fossil fuels. Currently, the pension fund invests more than $10 billion in fossil fuel companies, and more than $400 million in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Burning fossil fuels causes climate destruction like Superstorm Sandy that devastated New York and caused over $65 billion in damages.
10:00 – 11:00 Registration and Divestment Briefing – 85 Chestnut Street
11:30 – 12:30 Legislative Meetings – Legislative Office Building
12:30 – 1:00 Gathering – Capitol
1:00 – 3:00 Legislative Meetings – Legislative Office Building
2:00 – 3:30 Sign out and Debrief – Legislative Office Building
Legislative meetings will be scheduled in groups and led by someone experienced in lobbying. If you schedule your own meetings, please let us know who you will be meeting with.
For more info: DivestNY.org: Mark Dunlea, Dunleamark@aol.com or Ruth Foster: email@example.comOrganized by the #Divest NY Coalition. Additional sponsors: (list in formation) 350NYC, Elected Officials to Protect New York, Green Education and Legal Fund, and Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline. This event is part of the Global Divestment Mobilization
Saturday 4/29 – D.C.
PEOPLE’S MARCH FOR JOBS, JUSTICE, & CLIMATE
Recently Donald Trump gutted the Clean Power Plan and rolled back crucial environmental protections. These protections were hard-won, and were set up to both combat climate change and protect the most at-risk among us: low-income communities, communities of color and our nation’s children.Trump’s executive order is nothing less than a tragedy. Today, we’re doubling down on our efforts to make sure Trump and his cronies like Scott Pruitt know: our resistance is here to stay. Trump’s 100th day in office will be marked by a powerful show of our people-powered resistance in our march for climate, jobs and justice.On April 29 we will come together in DC to physically surround the White House and drown out the administration’s climate denial. We will raise our collective voices and call for real action and an end to the climate crisis. Click here to invite your friends on Facebook to join you.
Here are the latest details from the PCM organizers for the day:
11:00am: We will gather in front of the Capitol Building in contingents that spell out the values we share: justice, truth, democracy, faith and more. No matter what community you’re marching with, or where you’re coming from, there will be a spot for you. At 12:30pm, we’ll begin marching up Pennsylvania avenue.
1:30pm: We will surround the White House on all sides, and take powerful collective action to honor the lives at stake and make a loud sound demanding climate justice and good jobs that will drown out all of the climate-denying nonsense that has been coming out of the White House and Congress.
2:00pm: there will be a moment of silence as a coordinated joint action throughout the march. Information about the joint action will go out over text.
To get that message, please Text CLIMATE to 21333 in advance.
3:00pm: We will reconvene at the Washington Monument grounds to connect and share the stories that brought us to DC. We’ll hear from the front line of the climate crisis and share solutions rooted in our own communities. There’ll be music and beautiful art from around the country that powerfully shows our local demands and visions. We’ll even assemble all our individual signs into one collective message of resistance.
Trump’s game plan has been to relentlessly attack our communities and shock us into hopelessness. It hasn’t worked because our people-powered movement is stronger than he is — together, the resistance stopped his attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act and stymied his despicable Muslim ban. Now, we are going to do the same thing to his attacks on our climate, our air, and our water.But for this march to be a real show of our collective power — to send the message that our resistance is here to stay and will fight tooth and nail for our communities — we need to be there en masse, raising our voices with our friends, family, neighbors, and loved ones.Click here to invite your friends and family on Facebook to march with us on April 29th.
Thursday, April 20
at 12 PM – 1 PM
350NYC will join Friends of the Earth U.S. on Thursday, April 20 to deliver petitions to TIAA’s headquarters in New York City as part of a national week of action targeting TIAA.
Meeting location: St. Agnes Catholic Church, 143 E 43rd Street (between Lex. & 3rd ave.)
The main action will be at TIAA’s office at 730 3rd Ave.
Help us deliver our petition to TIAA asking them to stop funding deforestation and grabbing land. Over 85,000 people from the general public and 5,000 TIAA clients signed our petition. Now it is time for us to take our campaign to the next stage and deliver our demands to TIAA!
TIAA, one of the largest pension fund management companies in the U.S. that manages the retirement money of professors, unions, nonprofits, museums and other cultural institutions, prides itself on upholding socially responsible values. Unfortunately, across the world from the U.S. to Brazil, Guatemala, Indonesia, and Uganda, TIAA is linked to land deals that are anything but transparent. It is involved in agricultural enterprises that force farmers off land, cause deforestation and exacerbate climate change and contribute to human rights violations. Currently,TIAA has over $100 million invested in the world’s most harmful palm oil companies and $8 billion invested in farmland that was acquired without permission from local communities. We’re demanding TIAA come clean about its investments in land and implement a deforestation and land grab-free investment policy.
Groups in our coalition include: Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos, Grain, National Family Farm Coalition, Family Farm Defenders, Wisconsin Farmer’s Union, Organic Consumers Association, Fair World Project, Rural Coalition, Presbyterian Hunger Program-PC(USA), Friends of the Earth U.S., ActionAid USA, MaryKnoll, Grassroots International, Faculty/Staff Divestment Network, 350NYC, Union of Concerned Scientists, Fian International, Fian Sweden, Other Worlds, Sum of Us, Food and Water Watch, Responsible Endowment Coalition
Sustainable – Movie and Discussion
Wednesday, April 12
6:30PM – 9 PM
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2, West 64th Street, New York, NY10023
“America is facing a food crisis driven by profitability and a lack of consumer education. While the window to transforming our heartland continues to shrink, passionate individuals have emerged who provide hope that the health of our nation might still remain within our grasp.” (Mark Wechsler)
Join us for this new full-length movie that explores these issues and stay for the discussion about how New Yorkers can make a difference.
“Sustainable” the movie 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.
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.
Donald Trump’s assault on our environment threatens the health of New Yorkers. Trump proposes slashing the Environmental Protection Agency budget by 31%, eliminating thousands of jobs, undermining enforcement of laws that safeguard our water and air, and closing programs that protect our most vulnerable.
New York communities would be hard-hit by these cuts. The cleanups of the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek in Brooklyn could be disrupted. Programs to combat global warming would be eliminated, risking further climate catastrophes like Superstorm Sandy.
Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer must lead the charge to stop Trump’s dangerous cuts. As the nation’s most powerful Democrat, he must draw a line in the sand and refuse to support a budget that cuts EPA’s funding.
Sponsoring organizations (list in formation): New York Communities for Change, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York State Nurses Association, Working Families Party, Food & Water Watch, 350 Brooklyn, 350 New York, Sane Energy Project, Brooklyn Movement Center, United Thru Action, Gray Panthers, Green Education & Legal Fund, Sadhana: Coalition of Hindu Progressives, Peace Action of New York State, The Fifth Avenue Committee, Eco-Logic, New York Indivisible, Bronx Climate Justice North, MoveOn, People’s Climate Movement – NY, Community Free Democrats, Environmental Stewardship Committee of The New York Society for Ethical Culture, South Asian Fund For Education, Scholarship & Training (SAFEST), Grassroots Action NY
For more information, contact Eric Weltman: 347-778-2743; firstname.lastname@example.org
Pick one of these or find another one that works for you then follow along with our divestment campaign before #DivestmentDay to get ready to close your old bank account with us. Check out grassrootsactionny.com/divest for all of our divestment resources.
Then, on March 18, we will rally in Union Square then head to the banks to close our accounts together! We will be leading groups of people to various banks to close their accounts together and want to make sure we prepare correctly so, if you haven’t already, please fill out the form in the “tickets” link to let us know which bank you will be divesting from.
The ethical imperative of New York City to tackle climate change, surely the greatest moral crisis of the century—including the city’s plans to reduce carbon emissions and make the city more resilient to the effects of climate change.
Join 350NYC, Annie Keating, Gabriel Mayers, the Radionics band & other musicians for a night of music and activism (petitions to sign, buses to sign up for), to benefit 350NYC. This inspiring evening at the magical Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook Brooklyn will raise money for buses to the climate march in D.C. on April 29th, featuring some of Brooklyn’s finest songwriters, bands and 350.org speakers. Find out what you can do to confront the Trump administration’s climate change denial and join the fight for CLIMATE JUSTICE. Together April 29th in Washington DC, march for jobs, justice and the climate. Get active in NYC sooner than this at this benefit concert in Brooklyn! **NOTE: CAPACITY FOR THIS EVENT IS LIMITED so all TICKETS must be purchased IN ADVANCE of the show. Tickets will go on sale February 10th. Visit https://www.jalopy.biz/ for more information and to purchase.
Join 350NYC, Fossil Free NYC, NYU Divest and Divest NY coalition activists for a rally and press conference to call on the Comptroller to Divest NYC pension funds from fossil fuels!
We commend NYCERS and TRS (the two largest NYC pension funds) for recently completing divestment from thermal coal and are glad to see that studies are finally underway to analyze both the carbon footprint and the carbon risk and of all five NYC pension funds. We very much hope that it will lead to immediate divestment from the top two hundred fossil fuel companies doing the most harm to our planet. But there’s no guarantee, so we need to keep the public pressure on! Climate change waits for no one!
We’ll be delivering our petition during the rally so we’re doing one last big push to get as many signatures as possible before the 14th.Please sign and share. Tell Comptroller Scott Stringer to be a leader and stop funding climate change.