Summer Supper Party Fundraiser
for the People’s Climate Movement
June 14th @7pm
445 6th St., Brooklyn, NY
Come 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 Schragis. Ray Figueroa. Elisabeth Peredo Beltran.
More info: Facebook Event
The Climate Mobilization Teach-In
Sunday, June 14th
Bowling Green Park (on Broadway, Lower Financial District)
2pm – 6pm
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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 27, 10am-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.
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
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
”Imminent” Collapse of the Antarctic Ice Shelf and a ”New Era” in the Arctic, Truthout, Dahr Jamail, June 1, 2015,
CLIMATE TREATY NEGOTIATIONS
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).
Support the New York State 100% renewables by 2030 initiative. Find how your organization can sign on in support of this goal.