350NYC December Newsletter

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  December 2015 Newsletter  



Sat,12/12 @9:00am
Liberty Park 

As COP21 climate talks conclude  in Paris, 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, to 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. Like the rest of us, Lady Liberty is vulnerable to rising seas and accelerating winds. All of this makes the Statue of Liberty an ideal backdrop for this urgent message on climate..

We will hold a press conference at 1:30 pm in Battery Park, where 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

Sponsors: 350NYC, 350BK, 350NJ. Co-sponsors: Bronx Climate Justice North, People’s Climate Movement NY, Global Kids, Franciscan Response to Fracking, North Jersey Pipeline Walkers, Green Party of Brooklyn, System Change Not Climate Change, NY Buddhist Climate Action Network, Dominican Sisters of Blauvelt.

For more info: 350nyc.org

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
@7 – 9pm

Cathedral of St. John the Divine

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.

Free & open to the public
Organized by Food & Water Watch
Co-sponsors include: Sierra Club, National Nurses United, 350NYC, Jews Against Hydrofracking, Union Theological Seminary, Center for Earth Ethics, Green Education & Legal Fund, United for Action, Frack Action, NYPIRG, NYC Friends of Clearwater, Community Free Democrats, 350Brooklyn, Three Parks Independent Democrats, Beloved Earth Community at Riverside Church, People’s Climate Movement – NY, 100% Renewables Now NY Campaign

For more information, contact Eric Weltman at Food & Water Watch: 347-778-2743; eweltman@fwwatch.org

December 9, 2015 · 7:30 PM-9:00 PM
The Cost of an Urban Climate Crisis, A #BHeard Community Town Hall
BRIC Arts | Media House

Solly Granatstein, Producer of Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously
Ken Gould, Director of the Urban Sustainability Program at Brooklyn College
Cecil D. Corbin-Mark, Deputy Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice
Adam Sobel, Columbia University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and author of Storm Surge
Elizabeth Yeampierre, Executive Director at UPROSE
Mark Treyger, Council Member, (D) District 4


Monday, Dec 14th 
NY City Council Hearing 
City Hall

The New York City Council Environmental Comm. and the Comm. on Recovery and Resiliency will be holding a joint hearing on New York City’s sustainability plan, OneNYC. At a press conference right before the hearing begins, the Progressive Caucus of the City Council will announce its support of the Climate Works for All Platform, including legislation to make it mandatory that the cities largest buildings become energy efficient, powering all of the public schools in NYC with solar or other renewable energy, creating good jobs for our communities and investing in a more sustainable and just future for everyone.
Contact Council Member Treyger’s office if you are interested in testifying at the hearing: 212-788-7045

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.



Pilgrim Pipeline
101 Webinar 

December 17th
7 – 8pm
TO ATTEND: Register

Featured presenters:
Kate Hudson, Director of Cross-Watershed Initiative, Riverkeeper
Jennifer Metzger, Town Councilwoman of Rosendale, NY and Co-director of Citizens for Local Power.










FOSSIL FREE NYC! NYC Pension Approves Hiring Adviser to Weigh Climate Change Risk, Bloomberg Business, 10/28,”New York City’s $55 billion civil-employees’ pension approved hiring a consultant to evaluate the risk climate change poses to its investments, seeking to avoid losses that could result from the ripple effects of rising temperatures.

The retirement systems’ board also directed the Bureau of Asset Management in the Comptroller’s office to measure and disclose the “carbon footprint” of the portfolio, according to the text of a resolution approved by trustees.”

January 20, 2015 HEARING in ALBANY –
Bus available from NYC 

Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Kings) and Senator Liz Krueger (D-New York) have announced the introduction of the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (A.8011A/S.5873) that would require the State Comptroller to divest the Common 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).

Sign the Petition to NYS Comptroller DiNapoli
If you’re interested in joining the NY State Divestment campaign email us @350nyc@gmail.com

Petition to Divest the Vatican
Guardian petition to the Gates’
Petition to Divest Jewish Theological Seminary 

Close Indian Point!


“Tell NYC Council Members: Sponsor Resolution 694 on 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 Switch to Wind Campaign

Green power purchasing is an essential part of reaching NYC’s goal of 80% reduction of greenhouse gas emissions by 2050.  Please go to our Switch to Wind  website for full details.  Important TIP!  Ask about the different rates for a one-year contract vs. a variable rate.

“Lighting the Way!”

350NYC’s 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. Each LED that replaces a CFL saves 46 pounds of CO2 from entering the atmosphere each year. Help your fellow New Yorkers reduce their energy consumption and monthly bills.

To make a tax deductible contribution, please send a check to our fiscal sponsor:
Green Education and Legal Fund
315 Greene Street #28
Brooklyn, NY 11238

Or for a quick non tax-deductible contribution
go to www.gofundnme.com/Lighting the Way

As you make out your end of the year contributions to your favorite charities, please consider this one time donation that will keep on giving for the next ten years; the life of an average LED bulb.




350NYC Meetings

NY NY 10025
Next Monthly Meeting
We have rescheduled our Dec monthly meeting due to the holiday. Beginning in 2016 we will resume our normal monthly meeting schedule which is the 4th Wednesday of each month.Next monthly meeting is
Wed. Dec 16th @ 7pm
NYSEC, Elliott Library Room #507
Join us for some holiday cheer!Sustainable Solutions Working Group
7 – 9 PM
Wednesday, Dec 9th 
Meeting Room #508
(2nd Wednesday of each month)

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

Climate Ed Working Group
Next meeting tba

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

Affiliated Meetings
NYC Grassroots Alliance Monthly Meeting
7 – 9 PM
Monday, January 4th 
2 West 64th Street, NY, N Y.
Meeting in the Social Hall
(1st Monday of each month)

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