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.
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.
With less than a month until the march, we want to make sure you have everything you need:
We will update you with more details as they become available, and we will tighten up logistics as we approach the march date. See you in less than one month,
Saturday, March 18th
Union Square @ 10 AM – 2 PM
Hosted by Grassroots Action NY
Facebook Event for more info
Join Grassroots Action New York, Bronx Climate Justice North and a coalition of NYC groups in an initiative started by DefundDAPL (defunddapl.org) and tell big banks like Wells Fargo, Citibank, TD, Chase, and Bank of America how we feel about their decision to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. .
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.
WHATNOWWHAT CHANGE THE CLIMATE
CHANGE THE CLIMATE
a pop-up benefit
Thursday March 9th • 7-11p
Join us for a night of performance, visual art, music and libations to support organizations doing work for land justice, the environment and climate change.
Benefiting Honor the Earth, 350NYC,
Natural Resources Defense Council and Earthjustice
100% of door and bar after costs goes to the organizations
And continuing the interactive installation Teaspoon Brigade, a nod to Pete Seeger: an action piñata-seesaw to pop the paradigm through interactive calls to action.
Brought to you by Holes in the Wall Collective
Industry City Distillery
33 35th st 6th fl. • BROOKLYN
D/N/R to 36 st
It won’t matter what side of the river you’re on once the river’s gone
Benefit Concert for the April People’s Climate March
Friday, March 3rd
7:00pm – 10:30pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, New York 11231
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.
Defund DAPL! Rally February 17, 2017
February 17, 2017
11am – 12pm
560 Lexington Avenue @ East 50th Street
New York, NY, 10022
Join us this Friday, Feb 17, in NYC for a protest timed to coincide with an action in Berlin during this global week of action against the Dakota Access Pipeline and targeting the banks funding Dakota Access Pipeline.
We rally in solidarity with Standing Rock and activists in Germany to call for the complete divestment of BayernLB and Deutsche Bank from the Dakota Access Pipeline!.
This is an international Standing Rock solidarity action to amplify a rally and march taking place in Berlin. See this Facebook event page for info on the Berlin rally and march: https://www.facebook.com/wasseristlebenberlin/photos/gm.1043152105828229/1244324658976829/?type=3&theater
February 14th VALENTINES DAY DIVESTMENT RALLY With JOSH FOX!
Press Conference, Petition delivery
12:00 noon – 2pm
1 Centre Street, NYC
Facebook Event for updates.
Tell Comptroller Stringer to Show the Planet some Love on Valentines Day! Divest NYC pension funds from the banks funding the Dakota Access Pipeline #DeFundDAPL and from the top 200 fossil fuel companies doing the most harm to our climate! #RESIST
Join Josh Fox, NYSNA, 350NYC, 350 Brooklyn, Fossil Free NYC, NYU Divest, RVSD Church Beloved Earth Community and Divest NY coalition activists for a rally, press conference and petition delivery to Comptroller Scott Stringer.
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.
Sign the Petition to NYC Comptroller
Join us on the 14th to help spread the love!
Feb 2nd: STOP CLIMATE CHAOS RALLY! & PCM ORGANIZING MEETING
Thursday, February 2nd – Stop Climate Chaos Rally
Office of Sen. Schumer’s Office – 780 3rd Ave, btw 48th+49th St.
12:00pm – 1:00pm
Facebook Event for more info
On February 2, New Yorkers will rally at Senator Schumer’s offices across the state, urging him to resist Trump’s agenda and lead the charge against Trump’s disastrous cabinet appointments and anti-environmental agenda.
As the nation’s top Democrat, Senator Chuck Schumer must stand strong against Trump’s catastrophic cabinet appointments and his climate-destroying plans. We need to send Schumer a powerful message that he must use his influence as Senate Minority Leader to protect our climate and communities by standing up to Trump.
If you live in the 5 boroughs of New York City, please join us outside Schumer’s office in Manhattan. If you live outside of New York City, next Thursday there are rallies going on at Schumer’s offices in Melville, Peekskill, Binghamton, Buffalo, Albany, Syracuse, and Rochester.
SEIU 1199 Auditorium –
310 West 43rd St. btw. 8th & 9th Ave.
You have the opportunity now to help build the NYC organizing plan for what promises to be a critically important mobilization in Washington DC on April 29th. Encourage friends to join us in a city wide organizing meeting and RSVP here! We’ll hear updates on plans for this mobilization, and we’ll get to work on building the strongest effort possible here in NYC! We’ll send you more details about this meeting, but please mark your calendars now and be sure to RSVP.
“To Change Everything We Need Everyone”
The Church of St. Paul and St. Andrew at West 86th Street and West End Avenue
Climate change is threatening our food and water supplies, economy, infrastructure, public health, and the future of NYC. The main cause of climate change is greenhouse gas emissions from fossil fuels (coal, oil and natural gas), which trap heat in the atmosphere and warm the planet. We will explore various financial strategies for how we can keep fossil fuels in the ground to prevent catastrophic climate change. Should institutions divest from fossil fuel companies? Or, should they remain invested in these companies to influence their policies as shareholder activists?
- Helen Rosenthal, City Council member, District 6; Chair of the Contracts Committee.
- Liz Krueger, NY State Senator, 28th District; Sponsor, Fossil Fuel Divestment Act.
- Reid Capalino, Director of Energy, Sustainability and Resiliency Practice, Carbon Tracker Initiative.
- Bradford Goz, Director of Business Development, Fossil Free Indexes.
- Scott Zdrazil, Director of Strategy and Corporate Engagement, Office of New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer.
- Shanna Cleveland, Senior Manager, Carbon Asset Risk Initiative, Ceres.
- Geraldine F. Watson, Vice President for Finance and Operations, Rockefeller Brothers Fund.
Doors open at 6:30 p.m. * RSVP’s are not required. * $3.00 suggested donation at the door.
ORGANIZED BY: 350NYC, the local affiliate of 350.org
COSPONSORS [in progress]:
Responsible Endowments Coalition, United for Action (UFA), Green Sanctuary Committee CCNY, UU; Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition, Sierra Club, NYC Group; New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC), West 80s Neighborhood Association, Food and Water Watch, Greater NYC for Change, Barnard Divest, the Investure Schools Coalition for Fossil Fuel Divestment, Seven Sisters Coalition for Fossil Fuel Divestment, 350Brooklyn, Stop the Algonquin Pipeline Expansion (SAPE), Social Action Committee of Park Slope UMC, CUNY Divest, Beloved Earth Community, Riverside Church; Broadway Democrats, Three Parks Democrats, Village Independent Democrats, GreenFaith, Safe Energy Rights Group (SEnRG), NYU Divest, Bronx Climate Justice North, Grassroots Environmental Education, Green Education and Legal Fund.
RELATED NEWS: THE FOSSIL FUEL DIVESTMENT ACT
The New York State Common Retirement Fund is a big investor on Wall Street. NY State Senator Liz Krueger and Assemblyman Felix Ortiz are calling on Comptroller Tom DiNapoli to divest from energy companies that rely on coal and gas. Watch this video of Senator Liz Krueger as she discusses her proposed Divestment legislation
Please sign the 350NYC petition to DiNapoli calling for divestment of New York State retirement plan from fossil fuels.
June 27th, 8pm
Brooklyn (RSVP for location)
The Brooklyn Renaissance Team is throwing a costume ball at the Xoomba Loft celebrating all life on Earth. This musical, visual, sensory extravaganza is a call to action to promote the biodiversity that makes this planet more fun than any other we know.
Expand your awareness of social & environmental hot topics while sipping on fresh green juice, relaxing in the black light algae lounge, or dancing to live music. Performances, herbal elixirs, dialogues, installations and body art: this is a celebration of each and every creature that makes up the biologically diverse family here on earth. All of this will be enjoyed at our inspiring rooftop loft with views of Manhattan and Brooklyn.
Costumes representing some aspect of the natural world are strongly encouraged. Suggestions: wildlife, exotic birds, creatures from the deep, forest critters, tree-huggers and mythical beasts. Those arriving without costume will be ushered to the algae lounge to illuminate their presence with black-light body paint.
A focus of this party is to energetically gear up for the global Climate Talks in Paris this December (COP 21) This is a year we can all come together and make a big difference. Starting November 30th 2015, global leaders will gather to set the environmental standards that will make or break the planet. On June 29th, the UN is holding meetings to prepare for December. Lets show the world we care and glorify the biodiversity we still enjoy!
Beer, Wine and Cocktails. Green juice, HERBAL ICED TEA & Smoothie station, Organic snacks
$10-20 Suggested Donation @ the door (No one turned away)
Advance donations of $12+ include one BioBall Cocktail
RSVP for location: firstname.lastname@example.org
Wednesday June 24th @ 7 – 9pm
NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Elliott Library Room #507
Daniel Schensul is a Technical Specialist in Population and Development for the United Nations Population Fund. He co-edited two books, Population Dynamics and Climate Change (2009) and The Demography of Adaptation to Climate Change (2013), and was a co-author of the Global Report of the 20-year review of the 1994 International Conference on Population and Development. A sociologist who earned his Ph.D. at Brown with a focus on urban development, Mr. Schensul has conducted research in South Africa, Indonesia, Malawi and the Maldives. He is currently working on the emerging Post-2015 Development Agenda, and his substantive areas of focus include population dynamics, climate change, urbanization and data.
Population control can be a controversial subject and we hope to have a great conversation with one of the experts in the field. In preparation, you may want to look at an article from last year by Andrew Rivkin (former climate reporter for NY Times). On the Path Past 9 Billion, Little Crosstalk Between U.N. Sessions on Population and Global Warming, Sept 20, 2014
Rising Tide NYC is calling for three days of action against fossil fuels between April 20th-22nd.
April 20th – 8 AM
Meet at Sara Roosevelt Park at Houston & Chrystie Streets, Manhattan
Commemorate the Deepwater Horizon explosion
The fifth year since the Deepwater Horizon explosion, which killed 11 people and dumped more than one hundred million gallons of crude oil into the Gulf of Mexico. Gulf South Rising is calling for action, and we are amplifying that call – we call on you to join us for an 8:00 AM procession in Manhattan in solidarity with the people of the gulf whose communities and lives have been destroyed to make the wealthy even richer. BP lies and says this is over. It’s not over. We haven’t forgotten.
April 21st — 5:00 PM
Meet at 633 3rd Avenue (at 41st street)
Call on Gov. Cuomo to BAN PORT AMBROSE LNG TERMINAL
Together with Sane Energy Project, we call for creative direct action against the Port Ambrose liquefied gas project, in solidarity with New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania communities who are fighting the Constitution Pipeline, the AIM Pipeline, oil trains, pipelines and barges along the Hudson River, and too many other destructive projects.
Port Ambrose will endanger those who have already suffered from Superstorm Sandy, enrich the already wealthy, displace a wind farm, and keep us addicted to fossil fuels. Governor Cuomo has the power to stop Port Ambrose, and we call on you to gather at his office – 633 3rd Avenue (at 41st street) at 5:00 PM – and demand that New York stops building new fossil fuel infrastructure.
On April 22nd – We look to the future
Meeting place TBA
On the release of PlaNYC (New York City’s official climate action plan), join us to demand stronger commitments to climate resilient jobs, a new way forward for our energy system, our economy and our world. We have to have a change, and justice demands that workers, low income communities and communities of color who have disproportionately suffered under the old system be at the forefront of that change.
BRING YOUR SKILLS AND IDEAS to our planning meetings. The next one is:
MONDAY, APRIL 13th at 7:00 PM at Workers United: 33 W. 14th St., New York, NY
Check our Facebook page for updates and please spread our event page (https://www.facebook.com/events/762612920524768/) and encourage your contacts to join in on planning these crucial climate actions! IT’S NOW OR NEVER. Join us!
Monday, April 20th @6pm
The Producer’s Club
10$ suggested donation
Monday, April 20th marks the 5 year anniversary of the BP Drilling Disaster. A group of NYC based Gulf Coast activists are joining in solidarity with events in the Gulf of Mexico to raise awareness about the current status of the Gulf & to commemorate the 11 men who were killed in the explosion, along with the countless citizens & marine life who are still suffering from the spill.
The evening will feature musicians from the Gulf, environmental visual art in the gallery, and several environmental theatrical pieces throughout the evening.
International Peace & Planet Conference
30 Cooper Square
New York City, NY
On the eve of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference
Organized on the basis of five themes: nuclear weapons abolition, move the money (cutting military spending to prevent wars and fund essential human needs), climate change and environmental justice, the new era of global military tensions and wars, and racial equity and the demilitarization of policing.
Through plenaries and workshops, the Conference will serve to share information and analyses, build and further integrate our movements for the longer term, and increase our impact on the NPT Review Conference.
TRUTH OR DARE: MEDIA TODAY
April 22, 2015 – 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
547 West 27th Street, Suite 200
EARTHDAY is Wed. April 22nd
There’s lots going on around the city during that week so check it out and get involved. Other events can be found here.
SAVE THE DATE: MAY 17th
350NYC HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS
February 13th-14th – Global Divestment Day
December 10th, 2014 – Climate Justice is a Human Right: Fight for a Sustainable Planet! (International Human Rights Day)
October 11th, 2014 – Global Frackdown
September 21, 2014 – People’s Climate March
September 20, 2014 – A Global Climate Treaty – Why the U.S. Must Lead Forum
March 11, 2014 – NYC Says No Keystone XL Pipeline March
September 21, 2014 – Draw the Line on Keystone XL March
February 26, 2014 – NYC Fossil Fuel Divestment Open House
“Do the Math Tour” – Divestment Campaign Launched
September 24th, 2011 – MovingPlanet NYC