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; firstname.lastname@example.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
, Producer of Showtime’s Years of Living Dangerously
, Director of the Urban Sustainability Program at Brooklyn College
Cecil D. Corbin-Mark
, Deputy Director of Policy Initiatives at WE ACT for Environmental Justice
, Columbia University Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences and author of Storm Surge
, Executive Director at UPROSE
, Council Member, (D) District 4
Monday, Dec 14th
NY City Council Hearing
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
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.
- TO ATTEND: Register
Kate Hudson, Director of Cross-Watershed Initiative, Riverkeeper
Jennifer Metzger, Town Councilwoman of Rosendale, NY and Co-director of Citizens for Local Power.