Events & Action

APRIL 29TH – 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.

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.

With less than a month until the march, we want to make sure you have everything you need:

  • Bus tickets: Our buses are officially *sold out*. Thank you for your enthusiasm and early commitment. We have a waiting list if you know of friends who might be interested in still joining you. There are also additional buses being organized by PCMNY and other groups. Please refer your friends and colleagues to those resources.
  • Store: Order your Peoples Climate Movement shirt now to get it before the march.
  • Map: You can see all of the sister marches, buses, and local groups in one place.
  • FAQs: Have questions? We have answers. Take a spin through and let us know if you have questions that aren’t answered here.
  • Donate: To help make sure this march can be as big and beautiful as it needs to be, you can donate to the national organizers, or to the local organizing team.

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

#DivestmentDay

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. .

Banks that you can switch to that don’t invest in fossil fuels.

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


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CHANGE THE CLIMATE
a pop-up benefit
Thursday March 9th • 7-11p
Admission $1-100

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

With special performances from shadow puppet artist Andrew Benincasa, Jennifer Kreisberg of Ulali and Rude Mechanical Orchestra! 

DJ sets throughout the night from DJ Scribe and DJ Chela.

Food by Insatiable Vegan and Natasha Corbie
Video teaser from NACL’s The Weather Project

Environmental Art show curated by Catherine Grau

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

http://www.holesinthewallcollective.org/what-now-what/
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 

Benefit Concert for the April People’s Climate March

7:00pm – 10:30pm

Jalopy Theatre and School of Music

315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Join 350NYC, Annie Keating, Gabriel Mayersthe 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.

Facebook Event 

Defund DAPL! Rally February 17, 2017

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 February 17, 2017 

11am – 12pm

BayernLB Bank

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!

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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!

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.

Thursday, February 2nd 
City-Wide Organizing Meeting for 4/29 March for Climate, Jobs & Justice
6:30-8:30pm
SEIU 1199 Auditorium –
310 West 43rd St. btw. 8th & 9th Ave.
Join the People’s Climate Movement for a City-wide mobilization meeting for the April 29th People’s Climate March on Washington D.C. This is an open public meeting and we invite everyone who can help spread the word in your community, union, school, faith groups or other organizations to join us. RSVP here!

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 29thEncourage 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.

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“To Change Everything We Need Everyone”


January 21, 2017

ARE YOU STAYING IN NYC FOR THE WOMEN’S MARCH?

January 21, 2017 – Join the Women for Climate Justice contingent of the march and send a message to Trump and the incoming administration that climate is a critical issue.

Meetup time for the Women for Climate Justice Contingent is now 12pm. Join us as we walk to Trump Tower to deliver a powerful message to Trump and the incoming Congress.

Sign up here to join this contingent and get last minute updates.

https://actionnetwork.org/events/women-for-climate-justice-nyc-womens-march    

Please encourage your friends to join us!

The Women for Climate Justice contingent will assemble at 12pm in Ralph Bunche Park at 43rd St / 1st Ave

We will walk up 1st Avenue to feed into the main march at 12:30pm. Please spread the word to women who plan to march in NYC and share our NYC facebook event page. https://www.facebook.com/events/232845483836232/

350NYC will also be at the Rise Up 2017 Fair

In partnership with the NYC Women’s March, on Saturday, January 21st, Lady Parts Justice League presents Rise Up 2017. Rise Up 2017 is an all day community activist fair that will provide a space, for non-profits and grassroots organizations to share information about their work and connect with people who are looking for opportunities to volunteer and become the change. This free, public event will take place at One UN hotel located at One United Nations Plaza, 44th St. (bet. First & Second Avenues), just footsteps away from the starting point of the March. Rise Up 2017 will begin at 10:00am and conclude at 5:30pm.

 January 9, 2017

Stop Climate Deniers in the Trump Cabinet

Monday, January 9, 2017 at 12:30 PM – 2 PM

780 3rd Ave, New York, NY 10017-2003, United States

On January 9th, people in all 50 states will send a message to every US Senator: reject Donald Trump’s reckless climate denying cabinet nominees.

In NYC we will rally at:

Offices of NY Senators Schumer & Gillibrand

780 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017

The Day Against Denial will fight back against some of Trump’s most dangerous cabinet picks:

– Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State

– Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator

– Ex-Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy

– Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior

The climate is changing, and anyone who denies it shouldn’t be in the White House cabinet. It’s up to the Senate to stop these nominations — and up to us to show up in person to tell our Senators to fight Trump’s Climate Denial Cabinet.

That starts with rallies with all of our friends and neighbors, calling out our Senators to do the right thing and reject the nominations, and having direct conversation with the Senator’s staff to pass along the message that we, as constituents and voters, do not accept Trump’s dangerous nominations. Senator Schumer in particular has a pivotal roll to play in this resistance movement as the leader of the Senate Democrats. We need him to assert strong leadership to fight Trump’s Climate Denial Cabinet.

Rally at:

Offices of NY Senators Schumer & Gillibrand

780 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017

Sign up on the Action Network site –

http://tinyurl.com/NYC-StopClimateDeniers

More details of the action, messaging etc. will be posted here after New Year.

#STOPtheDenierCabinet

Contact: 350NYC@gmail.com

December 15, 2016

New Yorkers rally at NYC pension meeting calling for full fossil fuel divestment

As global commitments surpass $5 trillion, New Yorkers call out pensions for lagging, urge full divestment from fossil fuels and reinvestment in communities

#DivestNY

New York, NY — Despite below freezing temperatures, over 50 New Yorkers rallied outside the quarterly New York City pension funds meeting, urging decision-makers to fully divest from fossil fuels and reinvest in a sustainable economy that works for all New Yorkers. This comes just three days after reports revealed that the global fossil fuel divestment movement has doubled in the last year.

Representing $180 billion, New York City’s pension funds have yet to take necessary bold action on par with what the climate crisis requires, explained the organizers of the action.

“As the hottest year in recorded history comes to a close, New York has a unique responsibility to step into its leadership to fully divest and take meaningful action on climate,” said Beta Coronel, 350.org Reinvestment Coordinator. “New York has often been a beacon of progressive action, but its current ties to fossil fuel companies like Exxon stand in the way of it being a true leader on climate. In the face of an anti-climate Trump administration, it’s more critical than ever that New York pick up on the regression we anticipate at the federal level.”

Participating groups represented a broad spectrum of New York society, including pensioners, union members, teachers, students, faith leaders, business representatives, and more. Organizers rallied outside of Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office ahead of the meeting. Following the rally, security allowed around half of the group to bear witness to the proceedings. Despite the meeting being open to the public, they turned nearly half the group away from entering due to capacity issues.

“With the recent elections, the need for local governments to provide leadership on climate change is more imperative than ever,” said Mark Dunlea of 350NYC. “We appreciate the leadership of the Mayor and the pension trustees in requiring a study on the climate impact of the pension fund investments.”

Despite climate change posing an immediate existential threat for New York, the pensions still invest heavily in fossil fuel companies.Recent reports have revealed, at business as usual, New York City is at risk for Sandy-like flooding at least every 20 years. Superstorm Sandy was the second-costliest storm in US history just behind Hurricane Katrina. With over $65 billion in damages, communities across New York are bearing the financial and emotional brunt of Sandy over four years later.

“My faith tells me that we are called to care for every part of creation that we have a moral duty to be good stewards, to protect the poor and vulnerable, and to speak truth to power. The situation is urgent and we cannot be silent!,” said Lawrence Jennings, GreenFaith Fellow and Restoration Nation Campaign Associate and speaker at the rally.

Organizers shined a spotlight on the hypocrisy of New York investing in companies like ExxonMobil. Investigative reports revealed Exxon knew about climate change as far back as the 1970s, yet the company’s executives chose to embark on a decades-long campaign of deception. Exxon is now the world’s biggest fracker, a practice New York State banned after a decade of organizing around health and climate impacts. New York Attorney General Eric Schneiderman is currently investigating Exxon for potential fraud. Despite this, ExxonMobil is the second largest investment of the New York City Employee Retirement System at a staggering $251 million.

New York’s investments in the likes of Exxon are also financially dangerous. A February 2016 report revealed that the Teacher’s Retirement System of the City of New York lost approximately $135 millionfrom its holdings in fossil fuel companies in one year alone.

“Divesting New York’s pensions from fossil fuels is more important than ever. Union members, like myself, are not only worried about risking the pensions we’ve worked our whole lives to build, but also about the communities we live and work in that are at risk with increasing climate impacts and weather related catastrophes,” said Lalita Singh, member of New York City’s largest municipal employee union, DC37, and a School Aid in the Rockaways. “Scott Stringer and the Board of Trustees must choose a side: to continue funding climate change through investments in companies like Exxon, or to take action on climate, divest and reinvest to save our future and beloved communities.”

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Contact: Lindsay Meiman, lindsay@350.org, (347) 460-9082

For more information on the campaign to #DivestNY, visit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/18vm1A6EKWKrDV9EjZhGGpQH050GNDrD8WGR7MS6Y5Gc/edit


“PUTTING A PRICE ON CARBON”

Monday, December 5th @ 6:30 pm

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St. NYC

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“Putting a Price on Carbon”

The event is free and open to the public.

Get Tickets Here

Join us for this educational forum on a wide range of issues related to putting a price on carbon.

  • What are the scientific, economic and ethical arguments in favor of a carbon tax?
  • What are the practical and political barriers to implementation?
  • How should climate activists in NYC organize around these challenges?

SPEAKERS:

Dr. James Hansen, Director, Climate Science Awareness and Solutions Program at Columbia University Earth Institute

Charles Komanoff, Director, Carbon Tax Center

Cecil Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director and Director of Policy, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Robert Werner, Citizens’ Climate Lobby

Mark Dunlea, 350NYC / Green Education and Legal Fund

Organized by 350NYC.  Hosted by NYC Grassroots Alliance.  

For updates join the Facebook event


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CLIMATE JUSTICE AND PUBLIC PENSION FUND INVESTMENTS

On Saturday, October 15th, DC37’s Climate Justice Committee in collaboration with 350NYC will present “Climate Justice and Pension Fund Investments: Divesting Public Pension Funds from Fossil Fuels”, a forum for union members, staff, and leaders.

The event is free and will be held from 9am til 1pm @ DC37, 125 Barclay Street, Room 1.

RSVP here: http://tinyurl.com/PensionsForum

Speakers will include Senator Liz Krueger, Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Tom Sanzillo, Financial Director, IEEF and former NY State Deputy Comptroller, and Jon Adler, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Pensions & Investments and Chief Pension Investment Advisor. DC37 Climate Justice Committee Chair Jeremy Sanders will moderate. See below for full list of presentations.

If you belong to a union in nyc, or have family members or friends that do, please invite them and share the attached event flyer. If you are not in a union, but would still like to learn more about what’s being done to confront the carbon risk facing our public pension funds as well as other initiatives being taken in NYC to mitigate the impacts of the climate change, we would love to have you join us.

As a world leader, New York has a special role to play in helping to achieve the global goal agreed upon in the Paris Climate Accord. Instead of continuing to fund climate change, it’s time to take a hard look at how our investments can help to ensure a just transition and a clean energy future for all.

Please help us spread the word by sharing the Facebook Event 

Event Program:

The Paris Climate Accord & The Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment
Senator Liz Krueger, NY Senate District 28
Helen Rosenthal, NYC Council Member, District 6

The Climate Emergency: Impacts on NYC
Judy Sheridan Gonzalez, RN, President of New York State Nurses Union

Climate Jobs and Environmental Justice
Jon Forster, DC37 Climate Justice Committee
Ana Orozco, UPROSE, Climate Justice Policy and Programs Coordinator

Divestment Successes and Local Leadership
Robert Muelhankamp, Labor Network for Sustainability

NYC Pension Funds Update
Jon Adler, Director of the Mayor’s Office of Pensions & Investments
and Chief Pension Investment Advisor

Fiduciary Responsibility, Risk Assessments and Climate Change
Tom Sanzillo, Institute for Energy Economics & Financial Analysis, Director of Finance,

Investment Alternatives
Ray Santander, DC37 Research and Negotiations

NYC Environmental Initiatives
Samara Swanston, Legislative Council, Environmental Committee, City Council of NYC
Daisy Chung, ALIGN, Campaign director,(Invited)

Closing Remarks:
Mark Dunlea, 350NYC
Judy Sheridan Gonzalez, RN, President of New York State Nurses Union

BILL MCKIBBEN EVENTS NEXT WEEK

JOIN US FOR CLIMATE WEEK SEPTEMBER 19 AT CITY WINERY!
PATHWAY TO PARIS AND UNDP PRESENT:
MAINTAINING THE MOMENTUM: A CALL TO ACTION ON CLIMATE 
Monday, September 19th @8:00pm (Doors 6pm)  

City Winery
155 Varick Street
(between Spring and Vandam Streets)

Featuring: Bill Mckibben, David Johansen with Mercury Rev, Martha Wainwright, Nicole Atkins, Techung, Xylouris White, Lucy Wainwright Roche, Suzzy Roche, Rebecca Foon & Jesse Paris Smith (Pathway to Paris) & more!

Tickets and More Info


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Tuesday, Sept 20th @ 6:30pm
#TNRLive: Mobilizing to Defeat Climate Change
SVA’s Silas Theater
333 W 23rd St

By: New Republic
Doors open at 6:30pm; Panel at 7pm; Reception at 8:15pm

Tickets: FREE entrance; $20 VIP (including priority seating, invitation to an exclusive reception, and a 6-month subscription to the New Republic).
Here’s the link to RSVP/purchase tickets.

Writer and organizer Bill McKibben, Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr., nationally-known environmental campaigner and President of the Hip Hop Caucus and Elizabeth Yeampierre, respected environmental justice attorney and Executive Director of UPROSE will explore the latest strategies to combat climate change in conversation with New Republic Editor Eric Bates.
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Panelists: Eric Bates, Bill McKibben, Reverend Lennox Yearwood Jr.

New piece by Bill published by The New Republic



Tuesday, September 27 @5:30pm

Fellows Lecture: In the Hottest Year, the Hottest Fight
with Bill McKibbenThis free event is open to all educators (with priority given to Academy Fellows)
Hosted by The New-York Historical Society
Reception to follow with beer, wine, and artisanal cheese sandwiches

Request a seat here

The Academy for Teachers honors and supports exceptional teachers in New York. We organize Master Classes and other events that bring teachers together with prominent experts in all subject areas. Those who have taken part include Stephen Sondheim, Gloria Steinem, Billy Collins, David McCullough, Alan Alda, Ta-Nehisi Coates, Nobel laureates, Pulitzer Prize-winners, leading academics, and others.

Get on the Bus!

On the eve of the Democratic National Convention, thousands will march for action to prevent climate catastrophe. Sign up here to receive updates and transportation/housing info. Endorsing Orgs

Please fill out this google form if you want to join the 350NYC and 350BK contingent.

Here are the details:
WhatThe March for a Clean Energy Revolution
WhenSunday, July 24th, 2016 at noon
Where: Philadelphia City Hall, 1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19102
Transportation information can be found here.

Together, we will march to call for:

  • A ban on fracking and other unconventional extreme fossil fuel extraction methods,
  • A halt to the rapid and reckless expansion of fossil fuel infrastructure, A ban on the export of liquefied natural gas (LNG), a halt to the approval of export facilities, and a continuation of the ban on crude oil exports,
  • A stop to other dirty energy sources including incineration, nuclear power, and biomass,
  • Environmental justice for all to end the disproportionate impacts on low-income communities and communities of color,
  • Swift action to invest in solar, wind and other clean energy power sources and energy efficiency measures across the United States so that we can transition quickly to a 100% renewable energy economy,
  • A just transition for workers who are employed by the fossil fuel industry, and policies to ensure that the new renewable energy economy provides living wage jobs and benefits communities across the country.

Renewables and efficiency are the clean energy solutions we need to combat climate change and create millions of new jobs that will strengthen our economy. With the eyes of the world on Philadelphia, now is the time for us to come together as a united national movement.

Join us on the 24th!


 WED JUNE 29TH – JOIN 350NYC AND THE #WINWINNY CAMPAIGN

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Rally: 4:45pm, Bryant Park fountain

Followed by:  Bureau of Ocean Energy Management Public Meeting: 5-8pm, 109 W 39th St., Empire A Room

Earlier this month the federal Bureau of Ocean Energy Management proposed a much-anticipated lease sale of 81,000 acres of ocean off Long Beach for offshore wind development. The area is large enough to support a 700-800 MW offshore wind project which, if developed, would be the first utility-scale offshore wind project in North America! This is a huge step forward for offshore wind in New York, and is a real testament to the momentum we’re building.

On June 29th, BOEM is having a stakeholder meeting here in NYC to go over the environmental assessment that was released along with the lease notice, as well as to solicit comments from New York stakeholders.  This is a critical opportunity to show both federal and state officials that we support them moving forward with offshore wind in NY, and to make sure wind advocates capture the day!

So we’re rallying in Bryant Park at 4:45pm, and then marching over to the stakeholder meeting to voice our support for moving full steam ahead with OSW.

RSVP at the #WinWinNY Facebook event page

https://www.facebook.com/events/833776060087280/

Join us!

Wednesday June 29th, 2016

Rally: 4:45pm, Bryant Park fountain

BOEM Public Meeting: 5-8pm, 109 W 39th St., Empire A Room

Please invite your friends!  We’ll have placards and props so we look forward to seeing you there!

FROM THE BOEM WEB PAGE

In addition to the EA meetings, BOEM will host an auction seminar in New York City to describe the auction format, explain the auction rules and demonstrate the auction process through meaningful examples. It will be followed by a public meeting on BOEM’s planning and leasing efforts regarding New York offshore wind energy activities. The public seminar and public meeting will be held at the following location:

Wednesday, June 29, 2016
TKP New York Conference Center, Empire A Room
109 W 39th St.
New York, NY 10018

Auction Seminar:12:30 – 3:30 p.m.

Public Meeting:5:00 – 8:00 p.m. (with an overview presentation at 5:30 p.m.)

Auxiliary aids and services will be provided upon request. Please email your request to me as soon as possible via the address below (please request by June 22 for the June 29 auction seminar and public meeting). For more information about offshore wind planning efforts for New York go to http://www.boem.gov/New-York/.

Tracey B. Moriarty
BOEM Office of Public Affairs (Renewable Energy)
703.787.1571


Monday, May 23rd
Tell Senator Schumer to Stop the AIM Pipleine

12:00 noon
Office of New York Senator Charles E Schumer
780 3rd Ave Ste2301 NYC

Senator Schumer can influence the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission and the rest of the Senate to reject this pipeline at the federal level. We will gather to tell Schumer we need him to:

1. Publicly request a full stop to all construction
2. Join Governor Cuomo in calling for an independent health and safety evaluation
3. Lead a charge among fellow Senators in states along the pipeline route to put an end to this project once and for all.

For more info join the Facebook Event
#StopSpectra #ResistAIM


Tuesday, May 31st
Clean Energy Standard Public Hearing
6:00pm 

90 Church St., New York, NY, 4th Floor
Rally+march nearby at 5:00pm, location TB

On May 31st New Yorkers from across the city are going to be descending on the Clean Energy Standard hearing in lower Manhattan to help spark a renewable energy revolution in the Empire State. We need you there with us–for our climate, our economy, and the city we love. This is the big one. Read more

Website for Clean Energy Standard public hearing preparation: background, documents, slides to help people write testimony, on-line comment writing. Please share:

About the Clean Energy Standard


Wednesday, June 1st
NY RENEWS
LOBBY DAY
and RALLY
Albany, NY

To RSVP: Text NY to 97779


 Past Events

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“Cowspiracy: The Sustainability Secret” (90min)
Saturday, April 16th @ 1:30pm – 3:30pm
at PATAGONIA Soho store,  72 Greene Street, NY
Presented by 350NYC Climate Education Working Group

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

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

Watch the Trailer

350NYC Climate Education Working Group meeting before the screening at 12 noon. Join us!


ResistAIM Say NO, Say YES FEST! 
Saturday, April 16th
10 AM – 10 PM

Paramount Hudson Valley
1008 Brown St, Peekskill, New York 10566
Facebook Event for more info
Get Tickets Here 

A day of activation and resistance!
  • 10-2pm Family Educational Festival
  • 11am: ECO-Circus Variety Show
  • 3 pm: Josh Fox film and panel
  • 7:30 pm: Hudson Valley Musical artists and surprise guests!

Friday, April 22nd – Earth Day…
Call on Mayor de Blasio to Announce Bolder Climate Action!
3:00 pm – City Hall

Each year on Earth Day people come together in gatherings large and small to re-commit to the world-wide efforts to keep our planet healthy. This year, here in New York City, we must expand, deepen, and strengthen our movement to stem the global crisis and move toward climate

On April 22nd, Mayor de Blasio is supposed to announce the updates to OneNYC, the city’s plan for dealing with climate, environmental and economic equity issues. We would love to be wrong about this, but most likely those plans will not go far enough or move quickly enough. On this same day, more than 130 nations will send their representatives to the UN to sign the Paris Climate Agreement. But this agreement is not nearly enough to stop the global climate crisis! The signing at the UN will be important, but we know that it is barely a first step.

On April 22nd, the People’s Climate Movement NY and allies will hold a press conference on the steps of City Hall. We’ll call on the Mayor to make priority commitments to offshore wind, mandatory retrofitting of large buildings, moving all NYC owned buildings to 100% renewable energy and other specific action. There will also be a more theatrical expression of what the future holds if immediate action is not taken on climate change.

Join us at City Hall on Friday, April 22nd.

  • Plan to arrive by 2:45 in order to be in place by 3 pm.
  • Bring signs and banner with the name of your organization. Remember: no wooden or metal sticks!
  • Bring props that highlight renewable energy sources, and/or that dramatize the potential  consequences of unchecked climate change…like life-jackets for when the waters rise!
Send a Message to City Hall!
Let the Mayor’s office know that you join our demand for 100% renewable energy in NYC by 2030…the time for bold, creative leadership is now! Send an email to his office by clicking here.

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ACTION AT THE UN
Earlier that same day, April 22nd, our friends from The Climate Mobilization will be near the UN telling the real story. Here’s what they say about their action: “To demonstrate the catastrophic consequences of a failure to act swiftly enough, we will hold a die-in, accompanied by Grassroots Harmony singing dirges. Then we’ll hear from some awesome speakers on the need to mobilize in the face of the climate emergency, including TCM Director Margaret Klein Salamon, TCM Deputy Director Ezra Silk and the Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi.”
Die-In at the UN: Set-up 9 am, Die-in 9:30 am, Speeches 10 am
RSVP: theclimatemobilization.org/4_22_un_action

JUST TRANSITION – ENERGY SECTOR
Saturday, April 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Goddard Riverside Community Center
595 Columbus Avenue at 88th Street                              

Tim Juson, NIRS – Moderator
Speakers:
Estela Vasquez – 1199SEIU
Sean Sweeney – Murphy Institute, Labor
Susan Shapiro – Lawyer, Closure of Indian Point
Benjamin Arena – IBEW, Local 3

All Welcome – Doors open at 12:30 – Light Refreshment                                  Free with collection taken up to cover costs.

Co-Sponsors to Date: 350NYC, Food & Water Watch; Green Party-Local; Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition (IPSEC); Nuclear Information Resource Service (NIRS); Peace Action of Staten Island; Physicians for Social Responsibility (PSR); Sierra Club NYC Group

Sponsored by Shut Down Indian Point Now   www.sdipn.net


Josh Fox’s “How to Let Go of the World (and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change)”
Discussion with Benjamin Barber
Saturday April 23rd @7pm
IFC Cinema
323 Sixth Avenue at West Third Street .

Premiere Screening of How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change

Hosted by CivWorld, 350NYC and 350Brooklyn

Join Josh Fox, Director of the Academy Award Nominated Film Gasland, and Dr. Benjamin Barber, President and Founder of the Global Parliament of Mayors Project and the Interdependence Movement, for a premiere screening of How to Let Go of the World and Love All The Things Climate Can’t Change immediately followed by a lively and pertinent discussion.

In this compelling new film, Josh Fox continues in his deeply personal style, investigating climate change – the greatest threat our world has ever known. Traveling to 12 countries on 6 continents, the film acknowledges that it may be too late to stop some of the worst consequences and asks, what is it that climate change can’t destroy? What is so deep within us that no calamity can take it away?

Click here to watch the trailer.
Tickets available beginning next week @http://www.ifccenter.com

For more information about the Global Parliament of Mayors Project and Interdependence Movement click here.


Parallel Processes: Artists and Activists in Dialogue
Sunday, April 24 @2pm
BHQFU, 33 34th Street, 6th Floor,
Industry City, Brooklyn

The Foundation University Gallery (FUG) Fellows, are proud to present a panel discussion between Pat Almonrode (350NYC), Natalie Jeremijenko, Andrew Kruczkiewicz, and Mary Mattingly, four notable New York artists, activists, and scientists. This discussion will highlight how similar tools, skills and ideas from the fields of ecology and environmental studies are being used by a range of creative minds expand the way we approach environmental problems in the 21st century.
1pm – Brunch reception and private viewing of the exhibition, Calm Before/After the Storm at the Bruce High Quality Foundation University Gallery.
2pm – The panel discussion will begin at 2.

You can find the facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1069987509735724/


 
“All Hands on Deck: A Fundraiser for Clearwater”
Benefit Concert
Friday, April 29

Doors open 6:30pm – Performance starts at 7:00pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St

NYC Friends of Clearwater and the New York Society for Ethical Culture (NYSEC) will partner in a very special evening featuring an amazing line-up of performers sharing their talents in a benefit concert to help keep both the Sloop Clearwater, and Pete Seeger’s legacy afloat.

With Kim & Reggie Harris, The Chapin Sisters, Bethany & Rufus, The Peace Poets, Judy Gorman, The Ebony Hillbillies, and Bev Grant, this is one you won’t want to miss! We’re also planning to include a silent auction, and some special surprises!

Tickets start at $20.00, and can be purchased here:  http://buytickets.at/nycfriendsofclearwater/48803

Or you can send a check postmarked by April 15th payable to NYC Friends of Clearwater, P.O. Box 20381, Park West Station, New York. For further information, please call 212-316-1654.



CALL TO ACTION – ALBANY, May 14

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To reserve a round-trip seat on a NYC-Albany bus on May 14, go to the 350NYC Eventbrite page

Many will participate in direct action, others will rally in support. Whatever action you choose and are able to take, you are needed.

Watch and share the 350.org Break Free 2016 video.

Learn more about Albany Break Free, and sign up to take action and receive email updates about logistics.

Deepen your understanding of the dangers and implications of fossil fuel bomb trains by watching this New York Times video.

Understand the framework for direct action in Albany by reading Jeremy Brecher’s “A new wave of climate insurgents defines itself as law enforcers”

Read about the climate necessity defense and using the “public trust” to frame Break Free from Fossil Fuels actions.

Break Free Albany action schedule:

Saturday, May 7th: 350NYC is offering a non-violent civil disobedience training session to prepare those planning to engage in civil disobedience in Albany on May 14th.  The training will be from 9a.m.-12:30 p.m., at NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 W. 64th St. @ Central Park West. You can register for this training when you buy your bus ticket by going to this Eventbrite pageand answering several questions.

Wednesday, May 11th -Friday, May 13th:  The Break Free Albany training camp takes place in Albany-building action and organizing skills to take back to your community.  Learn more about it at Albany Break Free.

Saturday, May 14th: Mass Action to Stop the Bomb Trains, Pipelines and Barges!   It’s going to be a full day, 7a.m.– 9p.m. We’ll send full details of the day to everyone closer to the time.

To reserve you round-trip seat on a NYC-Albany bus on May 14, go to the 350NYC Eventbrite page.  Right now we just hav a bus from Manhattan but we’re also aiming to have one going from Brooklyn. Sign up now!


SAVE THE DATE:
Join us on July 24 in Philadelphia for a

March for a Clean Energy Revolution!
To learn more http://www.cleanenergymarch.org/

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 April 5 – “Walk for a New Spring”

Peace Walk for “Shared Security”, Potluck and Vigil

Potluck and Presentation: 6:30pm (NYSEC – Ceremonial Hall)

Peace Walk: 9:00am (NJ foot of the GW bridge)
Vigil: 4:00pm (Ralph Bunche Park)

The Monks of the New England Peace Pagoda initiated their 15th annual “Walk for a New Spring”, a 56-day peace walk from Leverett, MA to Washington, DC. This year they are carrying the Quaker paper “Shared Security, Re-Imagining US Foreign Policy”, and sharing it with communities along their way. (brochure, walk schedule and Shared Security doc posted)

Join 350NYC, the New York Society for Ethical Culture, and the Buddhist Council of New York for an interfaith potluck dinner to welcome the walkers to NYC when they arrive on April 5th. Sister Clare Carter and Timothy Bullock will give a presentation on “Shared Security: To End War, Poverty, Racism, and Address the Climate Crisis!” followed by a discussion with Kato Shonin, Towbee Shonin and the other walkers. Hear about their experiences so far, some of the history of their annual peace walks, and their visions for the future. Dinner will begin at 6:30pm. Hope you can join us and bring some food to share or just come and share:)

On the morning of April 5th, we are invited to join the Walk into the city over the GW bridge from NJ beginning at 9am or on the NY side at 9:40am. This will be a beautiful way to honor them and a powerful opportunity to help bring peace to our city. The walkers will also be holding a vigil at 4pm at the UN’s Ralph Bunche Park which people are welcome to join. Also, there is an open invitation for anyone to join the walkers on their continued journey from NYC to DC, leaving on the morning of April 8th.

Please sign the Shared Security Petition:
https://www.change.org/p/shared-security-re-imagining-us-foreign-policy

Endorsers of the 2016 “Walk for a New Spring”:
American Friends Service Committee, Peace Action, Global Network against Weapons and Nuclear Power in Space, Mass Peace Action, Merrimack Valley People for Peace, NorthShore Coalition for Peace and Justice, The House of Peace, Salem Peace Committee, United for Justice and Peace, Veterans for Peace, Arise for Social Justice, Traprock Center for Peace and Justice.

“Shared Security, Re-imagining the US Foreign Policy”, https://sharedsecurity.files.wordpress.com/2013/05/shared-security_v8-for-distribution.pdf (Global Security, Economics, and the Environment on pages 16,17 and 18).

Facebook event for updates: https://www.facebook.com/events/226676777682777/

For more info contact Lyna Hinkel @350.orgnyc@gmail.com

The Fight for Energy Democracy
Tuesday, March 29
@7 – 9pm
Brooklyn Commons
388 Atlantic Ave, Brooklyn, New York 11217

Hosted by Brooklyn for Peace – WITH Sean Sweeney, Murphy Institute Professor and Trade Unions for Energy Democracy, and Kim Fraczek, Montrose 9 Resister and Sane Energy Project.

Fracking has been banned in New York State. There is a glut of oil and gas on the market. The price of fossil fuels has collapsed. Yet Big Energy is building more pipelines, compressor stations, storage facilities, and waste sites than ever before.

With the active connivance of government, the oil and gas corporations are leveling forests, seizing farmland, and threatening our water supply, binding us to an energy system that will ultimately kill us.

Come learn how workers, farmers, and ordinary people are fighting back to protect their families and the planet — and how you can help build the growing resistance.
Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/1047598768640473/


Don’t Fuel the Refugee Crisis 
Thursday, March 31
All Saints’ Church
at 7th Avenue & 7th Street in Park Slope, two blocks from the F and G trains.
sponsored by 350 Brooklyn

What are the connections between climate and conflict? How is climate change exacerbating existing tensions in the Middle East, Latin America, South Asia and elsewhere? What are the connections between our domestic energy policy at home and the refugee crisis that is currently unfolding on the nightly news? Please join us to hear presentations from three incredible speakers followed by action-oriented discussion.

Speakers:
Neil Bhatiya is a Fellow at The Century Foundation and the Climate and Diplomacy Fellow at the Center for Climate and Security. He is the author of A Post-Paris Agenda for Climate Security at the UN.

Nina Macapinlac is the Coordinator of Alumni Organizing for the Responsible Endowments Coalition.

Sophie Robinson is a producer of The Age of Consequences, a documentary that’s been described as “The Hurt Locker” meets “An Inconvenient Truth,” http://theageofconsequences.com/

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/815328291905579/


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Promote Offshore Wind @ LIPA Meeting
Monday, March 21st @11am
333 Earle Ovington Bld. 4th Floor, Uniondale, NY

There will be a bus from NYC at 9:30. To get your tickets

(From Sierra Club) Right off the coast of Long Island lies one of the biggest untapped renewable energy resources in the country: offshore wind. The wind off our shores could power millions of homes and create thousands of jobs, making New York into an undisputed leader in the transition to clean energy. But it’s only gonna happen if the Governor hears from us!

LIPA wants to bring more power to the South Fork, and they’re trying to decide whether to supply it with dirty new gas peaker plants, or with affordable, job-creating offshore wind energy. It’s up to us to make sure the Governor and LIPA choose renewables over fossil fuels, for the sake of the climate and the economy. The March 21st LIPA board meeting will be the last chance to weigh in before a decision is made, and they’re inviting the public to testify.
RSVP HERE

Facebook Event https://www.facebook.com/events/1660884510798917/


Our Common Home
Thursday, March 24th
The Great Hall @Cooper Union

Artists, educators, scientists, poets and architects convene to share perspectives on a multifaceted and holistic path forward in protecting our planet. This free, public gathering will be an important moment in recognizing the role of values, ethics, science and spirit in addressing the complex tasks facing Our Common Home.Presented by Urban Green CouncilNatural Resources Defense CouncilInternational Center of PhotographyThe Poetry Society of America, Continuing Education and Public Programs of The Cooper Union, and The Cooper Union Institute for Sustainable Design.

More information is available here.
http://cooper.edu/events-and-exhibitions/events/our-common-home
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Screening of “Chasing Ice”                                                                                                               with Dr. Debra Tillinger                                                                                                                     Saturday, March 19th 
@ 1:30pm 
PATAGONIA, 72 Greene Street 

The 350NYC Climate Education Group presents “Chasing Ice” followed by a discussion with Dr. Debra Tillinger. WATCH THE TRAILER 
Discussion After the Movie 
Join us after the movie for a discussion with  Dr. Debra Tillinger who will bring us up to date on the latest information regarding ice-melt and sea level rise. Dr. Tillinger teaches a course on climate change at the American Museum of Natural History.

Read a description of the movie here.


Open Mic Fundraiser For Democracy Spring
Saturday, March 19 @ 4 – 6pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St

Come join us this Saturday for this fun Open Mic fundraiser for Democracy Spring
to ensure that everyone is able to participate in the march and/or sit in this April.
One hundred percent of the proceeds will be going to Democracy Spring.
Tickets are $10.00 online or $10.00 cash at the door.
Light refreshments will be available.

On April 2nd, people will march from the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia to the Capitol in Washington D.C. to join over two thousand people for a mass sit-in to get money out if politics by getting Congress to take urgent action.(April 11th to April 16th) If you’re interested in signing up for this mass civil disobedience, you can do so here:
www.DEMOCRACYSPRING.org.

You can get your tickets here:
Eventbrite link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/democracy-spring-open-mike-tickets-22638161350

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On Friday, Feb. 19, 2016 6pm-9pm Sane Energy Project Presents
Offshore Wind for NYC From 5 Perspectives:
• Climate & Resilience
• Wildlife
• Labor
• Environmental Justice
• BusinessWe know that for New York State to go 100% renewable, we need 40% of our energy mix to come from offshore wind (tinyurl.com/NYJacobsonStudy). But how will building the “Rockaway” wind farm impact the local communities, workers, and wildlife? Join us for a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A about how we can unite various factions behind this much-needed green energy project.We have speakers from Uprose, National Wildlife Federation, IBEW, DeepWater Wind … and Professor Mark Jacobson will join us by Skype! Specific details to be announced soon!Cosponsored by United For Action, All Our Energy, 350NYC, 350BK, Sierra ClubNYC and more to come!

Facebook EventThis venue is wheelchair accessible.

If childcare would facilitate your participation, please contact kim@saneenergyproject.org

Suggested donation to cover costs: $15
No one turned away

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STATE OF THE CLIMATE – ALBANY

Rally and March at the State Capital

January 13, 2016 @10:30am

Bus from NYC 7:00am Westchester 8:00am

Take Paris to Albany Jan 13th for “State of the Climate”! Rally and March at the State Capital in conjunction with Cuomo’s State of the State Address. After COP21, we need to keep the pressure on to ensure New York keeps fossil fuels in the ground and makes a just and rapid transition to renewables.

The Governor is going to make climate change a major part of his 2016 State of the State address. The Paris agreement lowered the goal for curbing global warming from 2 degrees to 1.5 degrees centigrade. This will require NYS and all other governments to dramatically increase their targets and speed for moving to renewables.

“State of the Climate” is a big tent approach to climate change. Broad themes will include Rapid Climate Action / Justice, 100% renewables, Good Jobs, Just Transition, Equity. There will be speakers re 100% Renewables Now NY, No to Fossil Fuels / stop gas pipelines and infrastructure, divestment, no to coal and nukes, yes to off-shore wind, community solar, stop oil bomb trains, environmental justice, CCA, carbon tax, geothermal, etc.

We will start with an outdoor rally at the Capitol at 10:30. We will link with other social movements – such as the Fight for $15 an hour minimum wage – that will be there that day. Heavy focus on upbeat visuals – wind mills, solar panels, snow balls etc.

After the rally, we will march to the convention center to have a presence (leaflet) as officials go to hear the Governor’s talk at noon.

The rally and march are Sponsored by: 100% Renewables Now NY, 350NYC,  Peoples Climate Movement NY, PAUSE, Sane Energy Project, Bronx Climate Justice North, Green Education and Legal Fund, NYS Sustainable Business Council, Green Party, Rochester People’s Climate Coalition, Grassroots Environmental Education, Stop the NY Gas Fracked Pipeline, Food and Water Watch, United for Action, NYC Friends of Clearwater, WESPAC, Citizen Action of NY, Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, (list in formation)

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/192037414474491/

For more info or to sign your group on as a sponsor contact Mark Dunlea: dunleamark@aol.com or gelfny.org

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12/12 “PROTECT WHAT YOU LOVE/CLIMATE JUSTICE NOW”

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“Protect What You Love/Climate Justice Now”

Statue of Liberty
Saturday, December 12, 2015

COP21 climate talks are underway in Paris. Whatever is decided at the negotiation tables, we need to show our resolve to continue to demand climate justice and a massive transition to renewable energy.

Please join 350NYC, 350BK and 350NJ and allied faith, labor and student groups in “Protect What You Love/Climate Justice Now” at the Statue of Liberty on Saturday, December 12, 2015 9:15 am-1:00 pm.

Our presence at the Statue of Liberty will send a message to world leaders that we stand together to protect all we hold dear from the threat of catastrophic climate change. As the embodiment of our freedom and liberty, a gift from France as an expression of solidarity with our democratic values, a safe harbor for refugees, and a symbol of hope for people seeking a better life, the Statue of Liberty provides an ideal backdrop for our urgent message.

•We will come dressed wearing green to signify our unified call for climate justice and a swift transition to renewable energy. No wardrobe worries – we will provide green hats and scarves.
•We will take a group photo in front of the Statue of Liberty.
•We will share our selfies using: #ProtectWhatYouLove and #ClimateJusticeNow and #KeepItInTheGround hashtags and invite our friends to do the same from their most beloved places.

At a press conference (1:00 pm in Battery Park, NYC) we will have an opportunity to spell out the consequences of climate change and to articulate our responses to the COP21 talks.

TICKET RESERVATIONS, PAYMENT AND DETAILS HERE: https://cop21-at-liberty- island.eventbrite.com

We hope to see you on December 12th!

In solidarity, Marilyn, Dee, Mimi and Rosemary 350NYC, 350BK and 350NJ

P.S. A few important details:

• There will be two departure points: Battery Park, New York City or Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Make sure you order the right ticket!

• Arrive at 9:15 a.m. Boat departs at 10:00 a.m. (Finish by about 1pm) • Tickets cost $14 (Senior) and $18 (Adult) plus EventBrite administrative fee.

• Getting there: NYC: Take #1 to South Ferry or #4 or 5 to Bowling Green. Jersey City: please use light rail or carpool. Parking fee is $7.00 per car.

• If you need a subsidized ticket(s), please sign up on the “waitlist” in the EventBrite system, url above. Free tickets will be given in the order of the online list as we are able to raise funds. If you are able to make a donation towards the cost of providing free tickets for those who need them please go to EventBrite. Thank you and see you on December 12th!

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/104469846591026/

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The Road Through Paris — Thanksgiving Eve and Beyond
We all have much to be thankful for and one of those things is the freedom to raise up our voices to protect our planet. Some recent victories with Keystone KL pipeline and Port Ambrose LNG terminal are proof that we can make a difference when we come together.  Over the upcoming Thanksgiving holiday weekend and in the weeks ahead, we have a number of actions and activities that we hope you can join us for. Your presence matters –  and it’s a holiday, so bring the whole family!

Wednesday, November 25, 2015  6-8pm

Along Central Park West the traditional inflation of the Macy’s Day Parade balloons takes place and this year 350NYC & New York Society for Ethical Culture will add a special welcome message for the climate. The Illuminator will project onto the wall of NYSEC from 6-8pm on the main wall at NYSEC, at the corner of 2, West 64th St / CPW.  So, please stop by and take a holiday photo to send out on FB and other social  media. #COP21  #KeepItintheGround

Friday, November 27, 2015  11a.m. – 1pm

#EXXONKNEW POP-UP RALLY AND “VIRTUAL CLIMATE MARCH”:

A CLIMATE MOVEMENT RALLY IN SOLIDARITY WITH PARIS

On Friday, November 27, 2015, 350NYC & 350Brooklyn, the local affiliates of the international climate change campaign 350.org, will host an #ExxonKnew pop-up rally.

Picketers will meet up at a donut shop at 4410 Fort Hamilton Parkway in Brooklyn at 11:30 a.m. and then walk one block over to a nearby Exxon station, where they will rally from noon to 1pm.

The rally will be followed by a holiday weekend “virtual march” consisting of group dissemination of memes, gifs, and other social media materials. The rally and virtual march are part of a suite of New York-based events being staged in solidarity with the Paris COP, the international climate conference, taking place between November 30th and December 12th.

You can sign up on Facebook where you can also scroll down to get all of the great messages and images for our “virtual march”.  #ExxonKnew

https://www.facebook.com/events/906267836076000/

To Change Everything We Need Everyone!

Sunday, November 29, 2015  @2pm

GLOBAL CLIMATE MARCH – NYC
RALLY AND MARCH – STARTS AT CITY HALL @ 2pm

In the aftermath of the horrific events in Paris, French authorities have said they will not allow the massive march on Nov. 29, the day before the UN Climate Talks begin. However, marches and other climate activities around the world that same weekend will go on and you can be part of that international demand for climate justice here in New York City!

Please join us as we call on Mayor de Blasio to make strong commitments on climate before he goes to the talks in Paris. The climate crisis is real and NYC must take leadership by enacting policies that dramatically reduce our carbon emissions. NYC alone produces more greenhouse gas emissions than 97 countries!

We know it’s a holiday weekend when people often spend time with families. Let’s take a few hours on that Sunday to re-commit ourselves to our global family. Let us gather in a unified call against violence and hatred and for climate justice and peace. 

Bring your families and friends! 
@ClimateMarch15  #NYCGlobalClimateMarch  #KeepItintheGround   #COP21

https://www.facebook.com/events/1656594291289536/

Tuesday, December 1, 2015 @ 6pm

DE BLASIO TO HOST CLIMATE TELE-TOWN HALL
#100%by2030

Mayor Bill de Blasio in will participate a “tele-town hall” on climate and sustainability efforts on December 1, to mark the first week of UN climate talks in Paris. The live teleconference is being hosted by the Working Families Party and the mayor, along with his sustainability director, Nilda Mesa, will take questions from callers on a range of topics under the rather large umbrella of preparing the city for climate change. Bill Lipton, state director of he NY Working Families Party, will join de Blasio and Mesa on the call.

Mayor De Blasio faced criticism from some environmentalists during his first few months in office for not staking out climate policies in the vein of his predecessor, Mayor Mike Bloomberg. Since then though he has put forth several ambitious goals to both prepare the city for rising sea levels and severe storms and cut the city’s emissions.  http://politi.co/1LuBLOg

The conference begins at 6 p.m., with registration open for residents who want to ask questions.  Stand by for more information on the twitter campaign for this event.  @BilldeBlasio,  #STOPthePipeline  #100%by2030

Wednesday, December 9, 2015  7-9pm
From Paris to New York:

A People’s Agenda for Preventing Climate Change
Cathedral of St. John the Divine,
1047 Amsterdam Avenue, (W. 113th St) NY

Wednesday, December 9th 7-9pm

In December, world leaders are meeting in Paris to negotiate a treaty that we hope will lead to a drastic reduction in greenhouse gas pollution. Regardless of the outcome, New Yorkers will continue the fight against climate change catastrophe that threatens our families and communities

Join us for a discussion about plans to stop our reliance on fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy in New York. We’ll receive updates on what’s happening in Paris. And we’ll learn from community leaders about plans to divest from fossil fuels, stop fracking infrastructure, and create a just transition to clean energy.

Organizer: Food & Water Watch  (350NYC co-sponsor)

Saturday, December 12, 2015 @ 9:15 am – 12:30pm

COP21: Protect What You Love/Climate Justice Now
December 12 at the Statue of Liberty

Travel with us to the Statue of Liberty and be part of the “Road Through Paris“ events happening all over the world. As the COP21 climate talks conclude, join “Protect What You Love/Climate Justice Now” on the morning of Saturday, December 12, 2015 on Liberty Island.

Our presence at the Statue of Liberty will send a message to the world that we stand resolved to protect all we hold dear from the threat of catastrophic climate change.  As the embodiment of our freedom and liberty, a gift from France as an expression of solidarity with our democratic values, a safe harbor for refugees, and a symbol of hope for people seeking a better life, the Statue of Liberty provides an ideal backdrop for our urgent message.

  • We will come dressed wearing green* (your own coat, sweater or t-shirt over warm layers) to signify our call for climate justice and a swift transition to renewable.
  • We will take a group photo in front of the Statue of Liberty and will disseminate it internationally.
  • We’ll share our selfies using: #ProtectWhatYouLove  #ClimateJusticeNow and #KeepItintheGround hashtags and invite our friends to do the same from their most beloved locations.

Note: This event will not include speeches, signs or any activities that can be construed as a rally or demonstration. Banners and signs are NOT allowed on Liberty Island.
At a press conference (1:00 pm in Battery Park, NYC) we will have an opportunity to spell out the consequences of climate change and to articulate our responses to whatever comes out during the COP21 Climate Negotiations.

TICKET RESERVATIONS AT EVENTBRITE:

 https://cop21-at-liberty-island.eventbrite.com

  • There will be two departure points: Battery Park, New York City or Liberty State Park in Jersey City. Make sure you buy the right ticket!
  • Arrive at 9:15 a.m. Ferry departure time: 10:00 a.m.  (Finish by about 1pm)
  • Tickets cost $14 (Senior) and $18 (Adult) plus Eventbrite administrative fee.
  • Free scholarship tickets available – request online at Eventbrite.

Wednesday, December 16th  7-9pm
It’s Party Time!
Join us for the last 350NYC meeting of the year to celebrate our successes of 2015 and look forward to the year ahead.  Although the climate is getting worse our movement is getting stronger.  We have had some significant wins recently and this is a time to celebrate with other “climate warriors”.

This will be a “Pot-Luck-Party”  – feel free to bring any food or drink that you would like to share.  LOCATION: New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St.  NY. Room 508 – Elliott Library, 5th Floor.

350NYC@GMAIL.com

 NYC EVENTS THIS WEEK 11/10/2015
“This Changes Everything”
 Film Screening and Panel 
Wed, November 11th
6:30pm – 9:00pm
Patagonia Soho 72 Greene St.
2nd Floor

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

Governor Cuomo is hosting a political fundraiser — and we’re going to rally outside the event, urging him to veto the Port Ambrose LNG facility!Port Ambrose presents a public health threat, with explosive gas risking thousands of lives. It threatens our beaches, ocean ecology, and tourism & fishing industries. It would maintain our reliance on dirty fossil fuels while blocking a wind energy project proposed for the same location.

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

Subway: F or J to ESSEX/DELANCEY, stay on the downtown side of the street, walk toward the FDR DRIVE, cross the PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE at Delancey Street over the highway. You will see the FIRE BOAT HOUSE on the left just before the big ballfield.Bus: M14A or the M22 bus to the last stop: GRAND STREET/FDR DRIVE. Walk south on the FDR service road to CHERRY STREET. Enter CORLEARS HOOK PARK, walk past the flagpole, cross the PEDESTRIAN BRIDGE, and look north for the FIRE BOAT HOUSE just behind the ball field.

FOR MORE INFORMATION ABOUT THE EVENT CONTACT SUSAN susan.lippman02@gmail.com


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

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

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

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

For more info join the Facebook Event

PAST EVENTS

HALLOWEEN DIVESTMENT RALLY

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CLIMATE CRISIS AND COMMUNITY: MOBILIZING FOR A SAFE FUTURE

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Sunday, September 27th, 2015

@ 1:30 – 6:30pm

Goddard Riverside Community Center

593 Columbus Avenue (@ W 88th St)

Part of 350.org‘s “Power Through Paris” Global Day of Action

Register on Eventbrite:  http://climate-community.eventbrite.com
Free and open to the public. Donations welcome at the door. Refreshments served.

350NYC and partners invite you to a day of videos, workshops, speakers, and art action-planning, to cap off this important week when Pope Francis will be speaking to the U.S. Congress and the United Nations about climate, poverty and the future of the planet.

We come together to learn what we can do to get OFF fossil fuels and ON to clean renewable energy NOW!

Play your part in growing the Climate Movement.  Join us to demonstrate your resolve to restore environmental sanity to the world in the lead up to the Global Climate Treaty Negotiations in Paris in December.  Learn what you can do to make a difference.

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UPDATED WORKSHOPS

Art is an Organizing Strategy: using art for impact the Oct. 14th and beyond – Presenters: Rachel Schragis and Crystal,   People’s Climate Arts

Carbon Bombs – the Global Movement to Keep It in the Ground! – Presenter: Pat Almonrode, 350NYC and Secretary of the Broadway Democrats

Pipelines, Oil trains, Barges and Tankers – Local Threats and Activism – Presenter: Jeremy Cherson, Riverkeeper

Climate Change: Focus on Food & Water – Presenters: Katherine Schwarz & and Diane Lane-Hymans, WE ACT for Environmental Justice

Climate and Biodiversity: where do they meet? – Presenter: Nadav Gazit, Research & Production Assistant, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation (CBC), American Museum of Natural History.

A Beginners Guide to Climate Justice – Presenter: Alicia Grullon, Bronx Climate Justice

Climate Education, Community Empowerment & Youth Leadership – Presenters:  Jatnna Ramirez and Kazi Ateea, Global Kids

Art is an Organizing Strategy: using art for impact the Oct. 14th and beyond – Presenters: Rachel Schragis and Crystal Clarity, People’s Climate Arts

Interfaith Action on Climate – Presenters:  Catherine Skopic, Rep to the UN for the Anglican Communities Office at the UN; Shut Down Indian Point Now and,  Robert Kolodny, NY Buddhist Climate Action Network.

Sustainable Solutions & Community Action – Presenters: Dan Miner, Beyond Oil NYC & Lyna Hinkel, 350NYC

The Road Through Paris: Action Planning – Presenters:  Marilyn Vasta, 350NYC & PCMNY  and Brigid Flaherty,  ALIGN

Fossil Fuel Divestment-Reinvestment – Presenters: Lisa Di Caprio, 350NYC & Sierra Club and Olivia Rich, NYU Divest

100% Renewables in NYC by 2030 – Presenters:  Elizabeth (Betta) Broad, Program Manager, Energy & Climate, Catskill Mountain Keeper, and Donnel Baird,  CEO BlocPower.org

Wind ON, Port Ambrose OFF – Now’s the time to choose renewables for New York. – Presenter: Patrick Robbins, Sane Energy Project

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Co-sponsored by: Goddard Riverside Community Center, United for Action, Bronx Climate Justice North, Sane Energy Project, Bronx Climate Justice, Columbia Divest for Climate Justice, Food & Water Watch, Sierra Club

Contact: 350nyc@gmail.com – Like us on Facebook – Twitter @350NYC – Visit us @350nyc.org


NYC RALLIES FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE – DIVEST THE VATICAN                                      Thursday September 24th @4:30pm and 6:00pm

DIVEST_THE_VATICANCome out on Sept. 24 (this Thursday!) to show support for Pope Francis’s message on climate justice – AND to remind him that divesting the Vatican from fossil fuels would show just how serious he is! Multifaith Prayer Service at 4:30; civil society rally at 6:00. Both events at Dag Hammarskjold Plaza. Meet the 350NYC contingent at the NE corner of 47th St. and 2nd Ave., just before each start time. We’ll have signs and a banner. Please join us to be a visible presence at both events!

• “Light the Way” – a multifaith ceremony and prayer service to show support for the Pope’s call to heed both “the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor,” featuring song, prayer, ritual, and participants from many spiritual traditions. 4:30-5:30pm; Facebook link here.

• “Under One Sky” – a civil society rally to increase public awareness, garner media attention, and mobilize here and around the world to push for ambitious plans to fight poverty, inequality, and climate change. 6:00-7:45pm; Facebook link here.

These will be followed by an all-night multifaith prayer vigil at the nearby Church of Our Savior, Park Ave. at 38th Street, beginning at 8:00pm and culminating the next morning with a symbolic procession taking a Light to the UN for the Pope’s address to the General Assembly. Register here for the vigil (required).

350NYC participants will gather as a group on the NE corner of 2nd Ave. and 47th St., just before each of the events at Dag Hammarskjöld Plaza – join us!

Also on Thursday, September 24th Pope Francis will give a historic address to a joint session of the U.S. Congress and visit St. Patrick’s Catholic Church and Catholic Charities of the Archdiocese of Washington.  You can watch the live-stream of this event here.


 

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Off and On: The Climate Movement and the Road Through Paris

Thursday September 10th @7:00 to 9:30pm
BROOKLYN ACADEMY OF MUSIC
Howard Gilman Opera House
30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

After many years of talking about climate change, we’re finally at a point where the world is making our task simple. Not easy, but simple. The scientists are telling us we must, in this hottest year on record, turn off the flow of carbon. The engineers are telling us that we are ready to turn on the abundant flow of sun and wind. And any sense of justice is telling us we must flip the switch now. Join us for an evening that will help set the stage for this dramatic season of climate action that will lead straight through the big United Nations climate conference this December in Paris and beyond. It’s not that complicated. It’s off and on.Join Bill McKibben (350.org), Naomi Klein (This Changes Everything) Reverend Lennox Yearwood (Hip Hop Caucus), Cynthia Ong (LEAP – Borneo), Eddie Bautista (NY Environmental Justice Alliance), and other social movement leaders from across the Globe, including:

  • Tomás Insua, co-founder of the Global Catholic Climate Movement
  • Thilmeeza Hussain, founder of Voice of Women, which jointly addresses women and climate change in the Maldives.
  • Juan Flores, community organizer in Delano, California with the Center for Race, Poverty and the Environment
  • Antonique Smith, an American Broadway, film and television actress, and a Grammy nominated singer and songwriter

Through a riveting multimedia presentation, they’ll outline the depths of our current peril — and unveil a plan for how we can pull humanity back from the brink of catastrophe. 2015 was the hottest year on record, coming on the heels of the historic People’s Climate March. With the United Nation Climate talks in December looming; moral leaders from around the world stepping up to call for urgent climate action; and people taking to the streets in record numbers to demand climate justice – the year ahead will be pivotal for our movement. It must be.

Doors open at 6:30, and the show starts at 7:00. All seating is General Admission, and tickets are sliding-scale – pay what you can to support the campaigns and movement-building of 350.org.

Order tickets here: http://www.eventbrite.com/e/off-and-on-the-climate-movement-and-the-road-through-paris-tickets-18246580012?aff=efbevent

Join the Facebook Event


FINANCIAL STRATEGIES FOR KEEPING FOSSIL FUELS IN THE GROUND

sun is setting on Fossil fuelsTuesday, August 11, 7:00 p.m. to 9:30 p.m.    

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?

CONFIRMED SPEAKERS:

  • 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.



Tuesday, July 14, 7:00pm
Patagonia Soho Store
72 Greene St (btwn Spring and Broome)
RSVP hereSierra Club’s new President Aaron Mair will be joining activists from upstate who will speak about their experiences fighting coal plants in their communities. Aaron is a long-time advocate for environmental justice in low-income communities upstate, and is excited to connect with climate/justice activists in the city to begin a statewide conversation on what it will take to transition New York permanently off coal as a first step to getting off all fossils.
Starts at 7pm with some informal networking time, followed by a panel discussion and open-format Q&A discussion.Speakers include: 
Aaron Mair, Sierra Club President
Matt Ryan, Executive Director, ALIGN
Councilmember Irene Weiser, Town of Caroline, NY
Diana Strablow, grassroots coal activists, Buffalo, NY

 #DIVESTNYC THUNDERCLAP!**

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#DivestNYC Thunderclap, scheduled for the 4th of July, is asking the social media universe to Declare NYC Fossil Free by signing our petition to Comptroller Scott Stringer.

Join the Fossil Free 4th today and spread the word!

Update: So far, we have 87 supporters out of our 100 person goal…for an impressive social reach of1,990,777. Thanks are in order to everyone who’s joined already! But the work’s not over yet. With 5 days left, we need at least 46 more people to sign up for the campaign, so if you have a facebook or a twitter and haven’t signed up yet, the time is now!
“Like” our Fossil Free NYC page to stay up to date on successes in the NYC and New York State divestment movement.
More info on 350NYC’s Divestment Campaign here.

Check out the list of community endorsers for our proposed NYC City Council resolution.

***As a reminder, Thunderclap is a website that allows many voices to speak at once using social media. People pledge to donate a tweet or facebook status to a cause; then, if enough people sign up and that cause reaches its supporter goal, Thunderclap blasts out the cause’s message using the facebook and twitter accounts of those signed up, all on the same day and at the exact same time, creating a wave of attention.

EVENTS IN JUNE

The Biodiversity Ball
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: biodiversityball@gmail.com


350NYC Monthly Meeting- Guest Speaker Daniel Schensul
Population and Climate Change: Intuition, Evidence and Action.
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

Summer Supper Party Fundraiser
for the People’s Climate Movement
June 14th @7pm

445 6th St., Brooklyn, NY

Come party with the People’s Climate Movement NY and support the work of connecting our organizations for action to protect our future. With food and drink and great conversations, we will usher in a summer and fall of action events and joint work. Hang out on the back porch, chat in the garden, eat, drink and celebrate each other!

Special Guests Include:
Sean Sweeney.Rachel SchragisRay Figueroa. Elisabeth Peredo Beltran.
More info: Facebook Event 

Buy Tickets Here


The Climate Mobilization Teach-In 
Sunday, June 14th
Bowling Green Park 
(on Broadway, Lower Financial District)
2pm – 6pm
Facebook event 

For National Climate Mobilization Day, New York and New Jersey Mobilizers will come together in Bowling Green to demand mobilization!
We will have speeches about the climate crisis and music– provided by Rev. Billy and the Church of Stop Shopping, and recruit passers-by into the Mobilization! Bring a blanket, a picnic lunch, a sign demanding mobilization, and your passion for protecting civilization!


URGENT: We have just learned that New York Energy Planning Board is holding a public meeting in Albany to discuss the soon to be released New York State Energy Plan. Anyone who has the flexibility and might be able to go please respond to 350NYC@gmail.com and we’ll see if we can put a small group together from NYC – will email you with details if we can work them out. If you’re in the Albany area, please try to attend if at all possible. The future of our energy in NY State is at stake!

NY Energy Planning Board Public Meeting
Monday, June 15th @ 1:00pm
NYSERDA office in Albany (17 Columbia Circle)


Planet Earth Happy Hour

Wednesday, June 17 @ 6:30 – 8:30pm
St. Lydia’s
304 Bond St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Climate change is a big problem, but tackling any problem is more fun and less daunting in community (and with a drink). Stop by Planet Earth Happy Hour for a beverage (both alcoholic and non-alcoholic) and a snack, hang out with other people who want to solve the climate crisis, and get some ideas about what you can do.

There will be information about a variety of different solutions, activities, and organizations, as well as things you can do right now like sign a petition or say a prayer for the planet.


Danger Zone March & Rally to BAN Unsafe Oil Trains!

This Sunday, May 17, 2015

Sagamore Park, Teaneck, NJ
1:00 pm – March in Teaneck, NJ

2:30 pm – Rally/Press Conference
Details Here

STOP THE BOMB TRAINS NOW! Bakken crude oil, an extremely flammable, unstable, and highly volatile form of oil. is extracted in North Dakota by fracking and shipped to refineries on the East coast. In Bergen County, NJ, at least 30 times a week, loud, fast-moving freight trains trains carry Bakken crude through their towns, passing schools, hospitals and ball fields, and across the Oradell Reservoir which provides drinking water to 800,000 people)!

The Coalition to Ban Unsafe Oil Trains–a group of concerned citizens, first responders, civic groups, environmental organizations, labor unions, schools, and faith organizations– is calling for:
• An immediate ban on transporting Bakken crude oil through our communities
• Transparency by government, the oil and the rail companies
• Move New Jersey toward a green, clean, renewable energy future


48 Hours of Actions in New Jersey to promote Safe, Clean Energy  
May 16th – 18th, 2015
Actions in Teaneck,

More info here.
Or join the Facebook event

Raise the Heat on CommBank in NYC!
Thursday, May 21st 

4:00pm – 5:30pm

Meet at the Australian Consulate General – 150 E 42nd St. Then we walk to the Commonwealth Bank of Australia – 599 Lexington Ave # 1701 (@53rd St)

The global climate movement is at a critical stage in the fight to stop the Galilee Basin mega coal mines that, if built, would cook the climate and trash the Great Barrier Reef. Join the 350.org/350NYC solidarity action in Manhattan to speak out against this alliance of big money and big coal which threatens our planet.

Right now, Indian mining giant Adani is calling upon The Commonwealth Bank to help them finance the Abbot Point coal port in the Great Barrier Reef World Heritage Area, the first step in unlocking nine mega coal mines in Australia’s Galilee Basin.

It’s time to step things up and put CommBank’s reputation on the line — either they heed our call and publicly rule out their involvement OR they face a creative & unrelenting campaign. Other banks have already rejected this project – CommBank must do the same.
Join with thousands, taking part in hundreds of actions at dozens of branches around the country and the world as we Raise the Heat on CommBank from 19-23 May! http://gofossilfree.org/commbank-action/


Climate Justice Lobby Day Albany

Tuesday, May 19th 

Urge your state legislators to sponsor the bill for 100% clean energy in NYS by 2030 that As. Colton (A7497) and Sen. Hoylman (# pending) have introduced. Call the Assembly switchboard 518-455-4100; Senate 518-455-2800.


Beyond Extreme Energy’s ‘Stop The #FERCus’ actions in DC

May 21-29 

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) says its mission is to provide safe, efficient, sustainable energy for the country. It’s failing on all counts. Instead, it serves as a rubber stamp for the fracked gas industry, approving all permit applications that come across their desk. Beyond Extreme Energy (BXE) and allied organizations and individuals want FERC to fulfill its mission and to make decisions based on what’s best for all of us instead of the fracked-gas industry.

Check out our video about the actions here

This time, we’re coming to DC with a nine-point plan to change FERC from a rubber stamp for the fossil fuel industry into a leader in the urgent, civilizational task of reducing greenhouse gas emissions and shifting to energy efficiency and renewable energy as rapidly as possible.

Most immediately, Beyond Extreme Energy demands:

  • A moratorium on permits for new gas pipelines, compressor stations and export terminals.
  • A halt to gas infrastructure and export terminals under construction but not yet operating until the new FERC has emerged, new priorities are in place, and a new reassessment has been made about whether the project should go forward.
  • Transformation of the FERC approval process and mission. FERC must be guided by the health of communities and the ecosystem rather than the profits of energy companies.
  • A time for public comments at the opening of each FERC meeting. In addition, FERC must make its website easier to navigate.
  • A thorough review of the climate effects of proposed projects and the clean energy alternatives. FERC’s priority must be the advancement of wind, solar and energy efficiency.

Join BXE in Washington for the May 21 – 29 “Stop the FERCus” actions. Come for a morning, a day, two days, or longer. Help us not only to bring these demands to the FERC, but also the grassroots, nonviolent political pressure to make them happen.

Sign up here to participate in the action.

Click here to support this action financially.

Questions? Email actions@beyondextremeenergy.org.
Schedule of eventshere.


The Drum and the Seed, a Haitian Odyssey,
Friday, May 22
Actors Fund Arts Center in Downtown Brooklyn.

La Troupe Makandal, a drum and dance group active in New York since it immigrated from Haiti in 1981 is producing a theater piece called The Drum and the Seed, a Haitian Odyssey. The story, told in drumming, song, narrative, dance, and projections, follows a little girl on a quest for magic seeds that will help her garden grow—her village is in a drought. She meets three nature spirits who tell her the story of deforestation, soil erosion, and poisoning of the seas in Haiti. (Haiti, according to some scientific studies, is the country most at risk for climate change.)

 You can check the basic information here.


Left Forum Panels: 
People’s Climate Movement – New York – Organizing for Next Steps
May 31st @ 3:40pm – 5:40pm
John Jay College of Criminal Justice, The City University of New York 524 West 59th St

Session 7  Room “1.90”
(register here)

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EVENTS Week of 4/19

IT’S NOW OR NEVER! Three Days of Action for the Climate

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!



BP Oil Spill 5 Year Memorial – NY

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

April 24-25
Cooper Union
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

“What don’t we know and why don’t we know it?As a painter and installation artist, Marcia Annenberg investigates the black holes of American journalism. Has thetwo minute sound bite failed the American people? When noWMDs were found in Iraq, was that evidence of misinformation, disinformation, or sub-information? When did WilliamBinney, former head of Signals Intelligence, NSA, become Public Enemy #1? Why don’t most people know his name?  What is an enemy combatant as opposed to an “enemy”? When did the American people agree tounsign the Geneva Conventions?  Under the radar, the National Defense Authorization Act, 2012, obliterated the 5th and 6th Amendments to the constitution. Why isn’t that widely known? In an age of total surveillance  – is the constitution still relevant? Do most people know that a secret court, with no oversight, exists in Washington, DC? Did the hijackers of 9/11 really hate democracy – a mantra repeated over and over by the president and the press?  Or was there a back story? One needs to follow the money to peel back that simple explanation.Read The articleQ&A to follow with the Artist
547 West 27th Street, Suite 200    (212) 268-4952


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.

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SAVE THE DATE: MAY 17th

Why 350?

350NYC HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

2015

February 13th-14th – Global Divestment Day

March 19th – Countdown to Paris: Update on Global Climate Treaty Negotiations 

2014

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

2013

September 21, 2014 – Draw the Line on Keystone XL March

February 26, 2014 – NYC Fossil Fuel Divestment Open House

2012

“Do the Math Tour” – Divestment Campaign Launched

2011

September 24th, 2011 – MovingPlanet NYC

 

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