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  June 2015 Newsletter

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

445 6th St., Brooklyn, NYCome 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.


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


350NYC VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITY

Tabling in Union Square 

June 13 and 2710am-2pm

Members of the 350NYC Divestment Campaign will be tabling in Union Square on alternating Saturdays beginning June 13 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.

SAVE THE DATE: AUG 6th 
THE NEW YORK CITY CLIMATE JUSTICE YOUTH SUMMIT
Union Theological Seminary
3041 Broadway, New York, NY


FOURTEEN YEARS CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTDOWN 

Resources

Articles/Studies

Yeb Saño: climate change is the biggest problem we face as a human family, The Guardian, Monica Tan, June 11, 2015

Climate Change May Drive Fish and Coral From Equator, Studies Say, NY Times, Sindya N. Bhanoo, June 5, 2015

Mystery of Greenland’s ‘Disappearing Lakes’ Solved, Live Science, Joseph Castro, June 3, 2015

”Imminent” Collapse of the Antarctic Ice Shelf and a ”New Era” in the Arctic, Truthout, Dahr Jamail, June 1, 2015,


CLIMATE TREATY NEGOTIATIONS

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

Bonn meeting ends with last-minute compromise on Paris climate text, The Guardian, Fiona Harvey, June 11, 2015

‘Radical transition’ of economy needed to curb climate change: study, Reuters, Alister Doyle, June 2, 2015

Bonn/Washington | Alister Doyle and Bruce Wallace, June 1, 2015

Road to Paris , project of International Council for Science (ICSU), a non-governmental organization representing a global membership that includes both national scientific bodies (121 National Members representing 141 countries) and International Scientific Unions (30 Members).


SUSTAINABLE SOLUTIONS


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


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. Have YOU switched your electrical supply to renewable energy?  Please go to our Switch to Wind  website for full details about how to do it.  Important TIP!  Ask about the different rates for a one-year contract vs. a variable rate. Make the switch now and please help us spread the word by telling your neighbors.  If you belong to a group please consider inviting us to speak with your members: email 350nyc@gmail.org


TRANS-PACIFIC PARTNERSHIP (TPP)

Call Congress! Say No to Fastrack! 
The House of Representatives is expected to vote TODAY on Fast Track legislation for the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP). 

Please EMAIL your Representative again now urging them to vote NO on Fast Track

Please CALL your Representative again now urging him or her to vote NO on Fast Track

Please sign up to VISIT your Representative’s local office urging him or her to vote NO on Fast Track

Congress members are being barraged right now by corporate lobbyists, by the White House and by Wall Street-funded advertisements. The only antidote to that insane amount of pressure is you.
For more info: https://www.stopfasttrack.com

The TPP & the Environment , Citizen’s Trade Campaign



No Port Ambrose LNG Terminal 

Text of the City Council Res 549 calling on Governor Cuomo to veto Port Ambrose which passed UNANIMOUSLY in the New York City Council on May 14th.More about Port Ambrose.
1. Sign the petition:  
2. Call the Govs. and ask them to veto –  Cuomo (518) 474-8390 and Christie (609) 292-6000
3. Go to Sane Energy Projects web site for sample letter to Cuomo and your NY State elected Rep http://saneenergyproject.org/


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FOSSIL FREE NYC CAMPAIGN
“Like” our Facebook page: Fossil Free NYC 
“Like” the Fossil Free Teachers NYC Facebook Page

Sign our petition to Comptroller Scott Stringer
Sign the petition to NYS Comptroller DiNapoli

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.
Latest Divestment News
Norway Divests from Coal NY Times, The Editorial Board, June 9, 2015
Fossil fuel divestment is rational, says former Shell 
NYC-AREA LUTHERANS RESOLVE TO DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS,  Independent
June 1, 2015, Roger Straw
California Democrats Approve Sweeping Fossil Fuel Divestment Resolution, Inside Climate News, May 22, 2015, Zahra Hirji


350NYC is proud to be included in the “Meet the Activists” exhibit at the Museum of the City of New York. 

Please stop by to check it out!   You can also upload your NY activist  images onto their cool blog


350NYC Meetings

Next Monthly Meeting
June 24th @7pm
NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St

Elliott Library Room #507
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, June 10
Meeting Room #508
(2nd Wednesday of each month)

City Divest Working Group
7 – 9 PM
Wednesday, June 17 
Meeting Room #508
(3rd Wednesday of each month)

Affiliated Meetings
NYC Grassroots Alliance Monthly Meeting
7 – 9 PM
Monday, July 6th
2 West 64th Street, NY, N Y.
Meeting in the Social Hall


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


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