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  April 2016 Newsletter  


Today at 5:30pm!
WinWindNY: Let’s Keep the Momentum GOING!
Saturday, April 9th @5:30pm
1335 6th Ave (@ 54th St)
RSVP tinyurl.com/RSVPApril9Wind
For more info: Facebook EventJoin us today, April 9th, to tell Mayor de Blasio to make an Earth Day commitment to bringing offshore wind power to New York City.

The campaign to bring offshore wind power to New York is picking up speed and the wind is at our backs! In February, more than 150 of us came out to the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor Bill de Blasio to make offshore wind a key part of his climate agenda. The very next day, on WNYC radio, the Mayor spoke about the importance of developing offshore wind for the Big Apple. Now it’s time to build on our momentum and keep him accountable.
It’s time to #WinWind for NY!

Climate Change Lobby Day
Monday, April 11th @ 11:15 – 4pm
Briefing @9:30am Room 104A
State Legislative Office Building
The 100% Renewable NY campaign and the NYS Fossil Free divestment campaign will hold a Climate Change Lobby Day on this coming Monday, April 11th in Albany. Sign up here:
We will have a briefing from 9:30 to 11 AM in room 104A of the State Legislative Office Building. The key bills will be 100% clean energy by 2030 (A7497 / S5527) and divestment (A8372 / S6037)
The divestment bill will come up for a vote in the State Senate Civil Service and Pension Committee at 1:30 PM. Call your State Senator Monday morning! Do you live in Queens, Brooklyn, or Staten Island? Your senator might be on this committee. Check here to find out and then call them and ask them to vote yes on the bill.
The registration form for the Lobby Day is here. Or RSVP to dunleamark@aol.com. Community housing is available upon request. We have 20 meetings scheduled so far.

“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!

Parallel Processes: Artists and Activists in Dialogue
Sunday, April 17 @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/

Saturday, April 23
1:00 – 3:00 PM

Goddard Riverside Community Center
595 Columbus Avenue at 88th Street                              

Tim Juson, NIRS – Moderator
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.

“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.

Join us on July 24 in Philadelphia for a

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


Studies and Reports


  Call to Action!
  Albany, New York – May 14
In Albany, on May 14, 2016, thousands of people will stand in the way of the fossil fuel industry in North America as part of the global 350.org initiative Break Free 2016. The New York State Capital has been a key center for fossil fuel distribution and bad decisions for our economy and our futures, against the wishes of the people of the City of Albany.To reserve a round-trip seat on a NYC-Albany bus on May 14, go to the 350NYC Eventbrite pageMany 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 page and 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 have a bus from Manhattan but we’re also aiming to have one going from Brooklyn. Sign up now!

Contact BreakFree@Albany2016.org for more information about how to plug in,

and visit  Albany2016.org to sign up for updates.

350NYC Switch to Wind Campaign

Switch to 100% renewable energy and support climate activism!
Find out more about  Switch to Wind


Donate to 350NYC’s LED campaign and cut carbon now!
Our latest Sustainability Project seeks to provide LED lightbulbs for an entire building of low income seniors in NYC. There’s no easier path to immediate carbon reduction while also helping our neighbors reduce their electric bills.If every New Yorker switched just one compact fluorescent bulb to an LED bulb, NYC would collectively cut over 125 million pounds of carbon emissions per year!

Cut Carbon Now! www.gofundme.com/LightingTheWay

 Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Kings) and Senator Liz Krueger (D-New York) have introduced the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (A.8011A/S.5873) that would require the State Comptroller to divest the CApril 23rd IFC How to Let Go of the World and Love All the Things Climate Can’t Change.ommon Retirement Fund (CRF) from fossil fuel holdings by 2020.
Please contact your representatives and ask them to co-sponsor A8011 & S5873: Demand an end to fossil fuel investments! Assembly Switchboard (518 455-4100) and State Senate (518 455-2800).
Krueger, Ortiz Respond To American Petroleum Institute On Fossil Fuel Divestment

Testimonies from the February, 2016 Legislative Forum in Albany
Capital Tonight piece about the legislation with Liz Krueger and Bill McKibben.
“Like”  Fossil Free New York State

Sign the Petition to NYC Comptroller 

NYC’s Biggest Pension Fund Lost $135 Million From Oil and Gas Holdings in 2015.

If you’re interested in joining the NY State or New York City Divestment campaign email us @350nyc@gmail.coms

“Like”  Fossil Free NYC  
Fossil Free Teachers NYC

Support the NY State Campaign for 100% renewable energy by 2030. 
Call your state legislators to ask them to sign on as co-sponsors to the NYS 100% by 2030 bill A7497 (Colton) and S 5527 (Hoylman)
Assembly switchboard is 518 455-4100;
Senate is 518 455-2800
Sign the 100% by 2030 petition 
Follow the campaign on Facebook.
Find out how your organization can sign on in support of this goal. 

Governor Cuomo Urges Halt to Construction on Algonquin Incremental Market (AIM) Pipeline. March 1, 2016
Call Schumer: 202-224-6542
Call Gillibrand: 202-224-4451
Demand that they stand with Cuomo and the People of NYS to push FERC to halt the AIM Pipeline.
Read Cuomo’s letter that FERC is ignoring: tinyurl.com/CuomoToFERC

For more info: https://sape2016.org


Please support our courageous allies who are putting their bodies on the front line to protect our future and keep fossil fuels in the ground.
Resist AIM Pipeline
Montrose Nine
Verplanck Eleven
We Are Seneca Lake 
Indian Point Eleven7 Arrested at ‘Pancakes Not Pipelines’ Protest at FERC Beyond Extreme Energy | March 24, 2016



Stop the Pilgrim Pipeline! Watch the webinar to learn the status and threat of the Pilgrim Pipeline with a capacity for 400,000 barrels of oil per day (half of Keystone) through NY/NJ and for possible export through New York Harbor.


Close Indian Point!


The resolution calls upon the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission NOT to re-license Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.  Your help is needed! More info here






350NYC Meetings



NY NY 10025
Next monthly meeting is
Wed. April 27th @ 7- 9pm
NYSEC, Elliott Library Room #507

Sustainable Solutions Working Group
7 – 9 PM
Wednesday, April 13th 
Meeting Room #508
(2nd Wednesday of each month)

City Divest Working Group
7 – 9 PM
Wednesday, April 20th
Meeting Room #508
(3rd Wednesday of each month)

Climate Ed Working Group
Saturday, April 16th @ 1:30pm
Screening of “Cowspiracy” followed by discussion
Patagonia, 72 Greene Street, NYC
Working Group Meeting @ 12 noon before screening

Email 350nyc@gmail.org to get on our listserv.

Affiliated Meetings
NYC Grassroots Alliance Monthly Meeting
7 – 9 PM
Monday, May 2nd 
2 West 64th Street, NY, N Y.
Meeting in the Social Hall
(1st Monday of each month)

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