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  July 2015 Newsletter

Please join us for “Indian Point: Danger on the Hudson”
This Saturday, July 18, 2015, 7 – 9 PM
@Goddard-Riverside Community Center
593 Columbus Ave., corner W. 88th St.  
AND TAKE ACTION TODAY! 
“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.  More info here.

Town Hall Meeting on Climate Change
July 22, 2015
6:30 PM
P.S. 321, 180 7th Ave
Park Slope, Brooklyn

Sponsored by Council Member Brad Landers.
Presentation on One NYC Plan, by William Goldstein, Mayor de Blasio’s top advisor on Recovery, Resiliency, and Infrastructure.
Followed by discussion re: Plan One NYC, local campaigns for 100% clean energy by 2030 and to divest the city pension plan from fossil fuels; the need for a justice transition and equity; Solarizing CD6 in Brooklyn, Off shore wind (as an alternative to the LNG Pt. Ambrose facility); Shared renewables; and Community Choice Aggregation.

Organized by: Campaign for 100% Clean Energy in NY by 2030, Green Education and Legal Fund, Green Party of Brooklyn, Sierra Club Atlantic Chapter, Brooklyn350, People’s Climate Movement NY, 350NYC, and Friends of Clearwater NYC.


350NYC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY
Saturday July 25 & August 8 | 10am-2pm
Tabling in Union Square 

Members of the 350NYC Divestment Campaign will be tabling in Union Square from 10am to 2pm. We’ll distribute materials and collect signatures for the divestment petition. Volunteers are needed to help and to coordinate. No experience necessary. We’ll meet at the southwest corner of Union Square. Stop by anytime and stay as long as you’d like.
Contact Jeremy Sierra at jeremiah.sierra@gmail.com if you’d like to participate.


August 1st-8th, 2015- 3rd Annual MoRUS Film Fest-
I (heart) NRCHY; Subversion & the City 
Series of Outdoor Screenings @ Various East Village & LES Garden Locations –

On Wednesday, August 5th @ 8pm 350NYC presents ‘Sustainable Activism’ 
@ La Plaza Cultural (Corner of 9th St & Avenue C, NYC)
featuring: DISRUPTION, dir. Kelly Nyks and Jared P. Scott
and IDLE THREAT, dir. George Pakenham

Full schedule and more info Here 
This series of shorts, documentaries and features will focus on New York City, with each night featuring a different theme and taking place in various outdoor garden locations in the East Village. A limited supply of all-inclusive passes for $20.00 are now on sale here or by visiting MoRUS, 155 Avenue C between 9th and 10th Streets during hours of operation. Suggested donation of $5.00 per screening.


CLIMATE TREATY NEGOTIATIONS

Corporate Accountability International’s petition to keep Big Energy out of the climate talks.

Everything you need to know about the Paris climate summit and UN talks | Global Climate Talks, The Guardian

SAVE THE DATE: Join the Moral March for Climate Justice
Sunday September 20, 2015 Washington, DC
calling for responsible action on
the defining moral issue of our time


FOURTEEN YEARS CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTDOWN 

Resources
Global warming emissions interactive shows which countries are currently at fault

Up-to-date weekly average CO2 at Mauna Loa, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
Articles/Studies
Benefits far outweigh costs of tackling climate change, says LSE study, Katie Allen, The Guardian, 7/12
Scientists predict huge sea level rise even if we limit climate change Brian Kahn, The Guardian, 7/10
Earth’s Groundwater Basins Are Running Out of Water, Elizabeth Howell, Live Science, 7/10
Atlantic Ocean circulation change will have major consequences Karen Graham, Digital Journal, 6/30


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Or e-mail us at 350NYC@gmail.com
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We are a totally volunteer and unfunded group and we rely on the support of our members to help us cover all the expenses of running our campaigns. We appreciate any contribution you can make at  https://350nyc.org/donate/




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.



Support the New York State 100% renewables by 2030 initiative. Sign the 100% by 2030 in NYS petition 
Find how your organization can sign on in support of this goal. 

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FOSSIL FREE NY STATE 
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).
Video messages
Petition to NYS Comptroller DiNapoli

FOSSIL FREE NYC
Sign and share the Petition to NYC Comptroller Stringer
“Like” Fossil Free NYC 
“Like” Fossil Free Teachers NYC

Latest Divestment News 

Sign the petition to Divest the Vatican
Sign the Guardian petition to Bill and Melinda Gates, founders of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation; and to Jeremy Farrar and Sir William Castell, director and chair of the Wellcome Trust.


350NYC Meetings
Next Monthly Meeting
July 22nd @7pm
NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St
Elliott Library Room #507
(4th Wednesday of each month)

ALL 350NYC AND NYC GRASSROOTS ALLIANCE MEETINGS 
NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE 
2 WEST 64TH STREET (NEAR COLUMBUS CIRCLE)

Sustainable Solutions
Working Group

7 – 9 PM
Wednesday, August 12th 
Meeting Room #508
(2nd Wednesday of each month)

City Divest Working Group
7 – 9 PM
Wednesday, August 19th
Meeting Room #508
(3rd Wednesday of each month)

Affiliated Meetings
NYC Grassroots Alliance Monthly Meetin
7 – 9 PM
Monday, August 3rd
2 West 64th Street, NY, N Y.
Meeting in the Social Hall
(1st Monday of each month)


350NYC SHIRTS!
Get our Evolution Revolution t-shirt and support climate activism.



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