(all conducted via Zoom)
Meet Josh and Rebecca Tickell, directors of Kiss the Ground, a 2020 Tribeca Film Festival Official Selection
To attend register here. First time attendees join at 6:30 for an introduction to 350NYC.
Watch Kiss the Ground on Netflix or you can rent it for $1 at https://vimeo.com/ondemand/kisstheground
“INSPIRES A RARE FEELING OF HOPE”
– NY Times
Learn more about Kiss the Ground @https://kissthegroundmovie.com
Watch the Trailer https://vimeo.com/ondemand/kisstheground
Facebook Event for more info: https://www.facebook.com/events/672649136715385/
Early Voting Continues
Tuesday, November 3
Election Day! May all of our hard work pay off.
Wednesday, November 4
If Trump undermines the election results, the Protect the Results coalition will activate nationwide mobilizations to demand that all the votes are counted and for the peaceful transition of power. Sign up here: https://www.mobilize.us/ptr/event/344153/?source=indivisible&refcode=indivisible_GS
Wednesday, November 11
7PM: 350NYC Transportation Meeting
More to come on this.
Thursday, November 12
7:00PM: Divest NYSTRS
The NYS Teachers Retirement Fund (NYSTRS) has billions of dollars invested in fossil fuels. Teachers, students and climate activists have joined together to call on NYSTRS to stop funding climate destruction. Please join us for a Divest NYSTRS Webinar (REGISTER HERE) to learn about how these investments are bad for our planet’s future and are bad for the financial future of the pension that thousands of teachers depend on.
Monday, November 16
9AM – 5PM: 350BK
Join 350BK in picking up the phone to call on NYS Senator Gillibrand to fight plastic pollution in New York and beyond by co-sponsoring the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (S.3262) https://fb.me/e/fYQClmHpI
Wednesday, November 18
7PM: 350NYC Media Meeting
More to come on this.
Week of Oct 19 – Week of Nov 16
Join Sane Energy for 5 online weeks with Fire Mountain School of Martial Arts.
The fight is long. We have experienced phases of burn-out going up against the fossil fuel industry and government that doesn’t want to change. How do we best prepare ourselves for the coming conflicts so we can stay clear and grounded in moments of severe agitation and conflict? How can we advocate, preserve, and protect what we love without damaging our health or losing our s***? Come with us on a 5-week-journey. Sane Energy is joining forces with the Fire Mountain School of Chinese Martial Arts and Energy Fitness to learn and practice together: Register HERE sliding scale.
Wednesday, October 21
6:30 PM: 350NYC Media Task Force
Tuesday, October 20
This spring the Climate Works for All coalition launched the Climate and Community Stimulus Platform, a series of infrastructure projects that will move us towards our climate goals and create 100,000 good union jobs for New York’s Black and Brown and environmental justice communities. AlignNY will launch the next phase of the campaign, releasing a comprehensive report, putting us on a path towards a just recovery for NYC.
2:00PM and 6:00PM: Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC) Public Hearings on proposed Statewide Greenhouse Gas Emissions Limits Rule
This is the first deliverable on emission limits pertaining to the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). Let’s hold the agency accountable to the comprehensive climate legislation that sets aggressive clean energy and climate targets for NYS!
2:00PM link here.
Event Number: 173 919 8809
To join by phone only, dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 919 8809
6:00PM link here.
Event Number: 173 730 1808
To join by phone only, dial: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 173 730 1808
6PM: Stop the Money Pipeline and BlackRock’s Big Problem
We invite you to join us to make plans and strategize on how to keep the pressure up on BlackRock through what is sure to be a challenging time coming up. We’ll be sending more info around about that soon, please save your seat now.
ICYMI, here’s the cool video from the global 10/2 actions.
Monday, October 19
6PM: Food and Water Watch
POWER TO THE PEOPLE: PUBLIC POWER FOR NEW YORK: As the giant energy corporations try to maintain our reliance on fossil fuels, it’s time to take control of our energy systems! Join us online to discuss the campaign to give power to the people – literally. Click here to register.
Tuesday, October 13
NYRenews will be hosting the People’s CAC meeting to debrief, share, and hear your opinions and ideas for how to equitably decarbonize our communities. Register for the meeting here.
There will be a summary of the last CAC – and 350NYC’s very own Shayok Mukhopadhyay will be presenting the summary on Electricity. The People’s CAC will also be starting what we hope will become a series on false solutions – Shayok will be talking about CCS as the first one.
Phoebe Flaherty from Align Alliance of Greater NY will be speaking with us about the next phase of Climate Works For All – the Climate and Community Stimulus Platform
Register here in advance for this meeting.
Friday, October 2nd
2- 3:30PM: Stop the Money Pipeline – Stop Funding Tarsands Digital Rally
Stop the Money Pipeline is organizing a Tar Sands Frontlines – Hold Big Money Accountable – Day of Action. This is a coordinated national day of action targeting the funders and insurers of the tar sands sector, in particular the tar sands pipelines Trans Mountain, Line 3, and Keystone XL. There will be two components to the Day of Action: One, an online rally with frontline leaders and organizers, calls to action and livestreams from socially distanced actions happening at corporate HQs. Two, for those groups that want to organize socially distanced, Covid-safe actions in their communities, we encourage you to do so! We’ll hear from Indigenous leaders ― and we will livestream from actions at corporate HQs of those bankrolling the pipelines. We’ll be calling and writing to the decision makers of our targets, taking the pledge to never bank with fossil funders and helping to make our message travel far and wide on social media.
Join us for The Tar Sands Frontlines – Day of Solidarity – Online Rally. RSVP: https://tinyurl.com/StopFundingTarSands
Or join us for a covid safe old fashion rally:
2- 3:30PM: NYCC, Rise & Resist, 350NYC – Chase & Blackrock Stop Fueling Climate Destruction
This is part of the above coordinated national day of action targeting the funders and insurers of the fossil fuel industry. Click here for the Facebook page.
Wednesday, September 30
7:00PM: DNC Council on Environment and Climate Crisis
The Council’s fifth Roundtable, “Climate on the Ballot,” will engage a number of speakers for an important conversation, breathtaking poetry from one of the nation’s leading eco-poets, Council updates — and calls to action. RSVP & SUBMIT QUESTIONS FOR THE SPEAKERS
8PM: 350.org – Stronger than Storms: Climate & Just Recovery Forum
While we grapple with the compound crises of climate change-fueled fires and storms, racial and economic injustice and COVID-19, – it’s time for us to come together. As we fight to protect Black, Indigenous, communities of color, and workers on the frontlines of these crises, we need to be stronger to support one another by organizing for immediate relief.
That’s why on September 30th at 8pm EST, we’re organizing Stronger than Storms: Climate & Just Recovery Forum with some amazing partners and a powerful lineup of frontline leaders. We need you with us. RSVP now.
Tuesday, September 29th
6:00PM: Beyond Plastics
Join Senator Tom Udall (D-NM), Senator Udall’s senior policy advisor, Jonathan Black, and Representative Alan Lowenthal’s senior legislative assistant, Shane Trimmer, for a free educational webinar about the new Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (SB 3263/ HR 5845) moderated by Beyond Plastics’ president, Judith Enck.
7:00PM: Food & Water Watch’s 15 Anniversary Virtual Benefit:
Join Jane Fonda and other featured guests to celebrate 15 years of accomplishments and support many more to come. For more information and to RSVP, click here.
Featured Event: Kick off Climate Week
Monday, September 21, 7-9PM
DRAWDOWN 2020: THE TIME IS NOW
The annual Drawdown event, now virtual, will be happening on Monday September 21 from 7pm – 9pm for the kick off night to Climate Week NYC! It is jam-packed with extraordinary people engaged in the solutions to the climate crisis. You won’t want to miss the line-up of scientists, business leaders and individuals actually bringing forth the solutions and the ground-breaking work of Project Drawdown!
From a former commercial fisherman turned restorative ocean farmer to a micro grid energy expert now the solar strategy Lead for IKEA’s global research and design lab, to transformative business leaders, youth activists and award-winning filmmakers and their films, you’ll be inspired by what you hear and what you see.
Join co-Hosts Lynne Twist, co-founder of Pachamama Alliance and author, “Soul of Money” and Amanda Joy Ravenhill, executive director, The Buckminster Fuller Institute.
Participants will include Chad Frischmann, VP of research for Project Drawdown; John Liu, award-winning filmmaker and founder of Eco-Restoration Camps; Damon Gameau, award- winning filmmaker 2040; Alexandria Villasenor, youth climate activist and Louie Psihoyos, Academy Award-winning filmmaker and more.
As some of you know, for each of the last two years, Drawdown NYC, 350NYC, the New York Society for Ethical Culture and Climate Reality NYC, have helped organize a big live event to tell the stories of the incredible people around the world who are building the solutions we need to lower emissions and live more sustainably on this planet. Two years ago, we heard from Bill McKibben, Katharine Wilkinson of Project Drawdown, Dan Zarrilli NYC’s Chief Sustainability Officer, and many others. Last year, there was a very special discussion between former Vice President Al Gore and young climate activists leading protests all over the world.
Your help to get the word out could make this year’s event HUGE! Thanks for putting this out to all of your networks and on your social media platforms.
Learn more about Project Drawdown @drawdown.org
Watch the past Drawdown Events:
DRAWDOWN 2019 w/ Al Gore & the Youth Climate Strikers
DRAWDOWN 2018 w/ Bill McKibben
September 21st-27th Climate Week Events program is now live!
The Climate Week NYC calendar is now available. Programs range from Youth, Public Mobilization and Climate Justice to Sustainable Travel and Tourism. Check out the full events program for more information.
Tuesday, September 22nd
10AM: NYCC rally on Intro 1947
This bill will expand New York City’s “Green New Deal” law, Local Law 97 of 2019, to cut pollution from more large buildings and create good jobs fighting the climate crisis. Our goal is 50-100 activists plus city council members joining this virtual event.
Also, Contact your Council member and push them to co-sponsor and pass Intro 1947. If they are already a co-sponsor, ask them to join the virtual rally!
Wednesday, September 23
PCM-NY is hosting a webinar called The Intricacies and Intersections of Climate, Abolition, and Decolonization. More info to come.
3:00PM: BlackRock’s Big Problem: Defund Deforestation
Join this fast-paced, interactive webinar to push BlackRock, Vanguard, and State Street – “The Big 3” investors—to stop deforestation:
·Learn about the global deforestation crisis and its impacts on people and planet
·Hear from frontline activists fighting deforestation and human rights abuses
·Understand how consumer brands and major investors are behind the destruction
·THEN TAKE ACTION TO STOP DEFORESTATION AND HUMAN RIGHTS ABUSES!
Help us promote the event: share on Facebook
Food & Water Watch
Please save this date for the monthly meeting, “Elect Climate Champions: Creating a Green Wave in New York’s Battleground Districts”.
Thursday, September 24
6PM: Beyond Plastics – Fight plastic pollution in NYC
Join Beyond Plastics and NYPIRG in finding legislative and practical solutions to our growing plastic pollution crisis.
Sunday, September 20
1PM: PCM-NY — “Climate Justice Through Racial Justice March & Rally”
Building movements for racial, economic, and climate justice in NYC requires using every tool we have available – be that voting, completing the census, holding elected officials accountable, and mobilizing mass actions. To kick off Climate Week, we gathering at “Columbus Circle” to make clear the intersection between climate justice and racial justice. With an emphasis on racial justice, we seek to set a tone for the week. We cannot achieve climate justice without racial justice.
Thursday, September 17
1:00PM: Blackrock: Defund the Deportation Machine & Invest in Climate Justice
We are rallying with our friends at Mijente, New York Communities for Change, and Friends of the Earth-US to demand BlackRock immediately engage with Palantir and end its contracts with ICE to conduct mass raids, separate families, and terrorize immigrant communities. Save your seat now.
Wednesday, September 16
1:00PM: NO North Brooklyn Pipeline: Halt the Pipeline Petition Delivery & Press Event:
Help send a message to Governor Cuomo and other elected officials in opposition to National Grid’s North Brooklyn Pipeline and other fracked gas infrastructure projects. https://www.facebook.com/events/1175713399452232/
4:30 – 5:30PM: Stop Danskammer: Call Out Tiger Infrastructure Partners
Join activists from the Hudson Valley in speaking out against the international hedge fund that’s backing the Danskammer fracked gas power plant expansion in Newburgh. https://www.facebook.com/events/2633741273509316/
6:30PM: TIAA-Divest Academic Zoominar with Bill McKibben
The TIAA-Divest!Team has been busy over the summer and we’d love to bring you up to date on our activities and TIAA’s continued financing of fossil fuel and deforestation projects. So, to kick off the 2020 academic year, we’re inviting you to join the 2020 TIAA-Divest! Academic Zoominarwith special guests Bill McKibben (350.org) and Katelyn Kriesel (Divest NY) RSVP here to save your spot for the TIAA Divest! Academic Zoominar
Tuesday, September 15th
7PM on Zoom: XRNYC
Virtual event on Citizens’ Assemblies. Join an evening on deliberative democracy featuring Dr. Carolyn Lukensmeyer who will speak with Robert Kolodny to learn more about how we can build the future we choose. RSVP here.
Monday, September 14th
You can also give this link to people you know, so they can sign up and join in the free
This film is not just about hope. It’s about changing the conversation to focus on the solutions that already exist.
Sunday, September 13
5 PM – 7 PM: Screening of “Rigged, the Voter Suppression Playbook.”
Thursday, September 10
10AM: DivestNY: Virtual press conference
1100+ Academics sign letter demanding state legislators #DivestNY from fossil fuels
Please join a big virtual media conference hosted by #DivestNY during which a letter from over a thousand academics and scientists calling on state legislators to pass the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act will be released. Register on zoom here.
- Dr. Farhana Sultana, Associate Professor of Geography, Syracuse University; Research Director for the Program on Environmental Collaboration and Conflicts at the Maxwell School of Citizenship and Public Affairs.
- Dr. Rebecca Bratspies, Professor of Environmental Law, CUNY School of Law
- Dr. Bob Howarth, David R. Atkinson Professor of Ecology & Environmental Biology, Cornell University
- Bill McKibben, 350.org co-founder and Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College
- Katie Sims, Cornell University Class of 2020 Bachelors of Science in Environmental Science and Sustainability, member of Climate Justice Cornell.
- Moderator: Hridesh Singh, Executive Director, New York Youth Climate Leaders, freshman Williams College
All day: Beyond Plastics: Part 2, STRAWS BY REQUEST CALL IN
Let’s use Sept 10th as a follow up day to call the legislative office of Corey Johnson at 212-788-7210. Call at your leisure. Progress in numbers!
Wednesday, September 9
10:15AM: DivestNY — NY State Teachers Retirement Fund (NSYTRS) Virtual Protest
Come and hold signs saying Climate Action or DivestNY.
NYSTRS has billions invested in fossil fuels that are destroying the climate. Divest NY Teachers Campaign has been invited to present at the Assets Advisory Committee Meeting of NYSTRS. The WebEx meeting starts at 8:30am and at about 9:30am the Sustainability Coordinator of Blackrock (the largest investor in fossil fuels) will present. At 10:30 Divest NY Teachers Campaign make the case for divestment.
Noon: Beyond Plastics: Part 1 , STRAWS BY REQUEST ZOOM and Tweet Day
Let’s ask New York City Council Speaker Corey Johnson to bring the Straws by Request Bill to a vote. We will be holding a Zoom event with live music! Please share with friends and on social media.
Tuesday, September 8
6:00 PM : Manhattan Borough President’s Office CoHosts Solar for New Yorkers: A Free Online Workshop
Join Solar One and the Manhattan BP Office of Gale Brewer for an overview of solar technology, business models, and how to save money with solar at your home or business. Did you know that solar isn’t just for homeowners anymore? Community shared solar allows renters to participate in local solar projects too, saving money and protecting the environment.
Register in advance for this webinar:
In addition, we have our full roster of upcoming webinars and means of registration below:
Monday, September 7
1PM: XR NYC September Rebellion Launch
Meet at Bethesda Fountain in Central Park. Help kick-off the rebellion with a ceremony of love and grief for planet Earth, followed by a vibrant parade through Central Park. The rebellion launch will end with Rebel Fest, where we’ll come together to celebrate our collective power.
Wednesday, September 2nd
7PM 350NYC Local Issues Working Group
Renewable Rikers, Closing Peaker plants, Public Utilities. Whole lot to talk about.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZMpdu-orTgrH90styEyiqsV1PYPRD5IqsZF
After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.
Saturday, August 29
Get ready for another #ShoeStrike. All photos welcome. Don’t forget the hashtag. More on this as we get closer.
Due by August 31
Send comments on the NY State 2020 Clean Energy Standard
The NYS Renewable Portfolio Standard (RPS) required utilities to purchase around 8% each year increasing amounts of renewable energy each year. In 2016 the name was changed to Clean Energy Standard so that nuclear energy in western NY would be subsidized with 7.6 billion of ratepayers’ utility bill fees. Now the State is seeking to extend this insanity and add a process to include hydropower from megadams built in First Nation ancestral lands.
Comments on the June 18 White Paper for the NYS 2020 Clean Energy Standard are due by August 31. Click here to submit comments. If you have questions or want more background information please contact Annie Wilson at email@example.com, or call her at 718-636-6709
Wednesday, August 26
7PM 350NYC General Meeting
Our guest speaker will be New York City Council Member Costa Constantinides, chair of the Environmental Protection Committee.
All are welcome. First time attendees join at 6:30 for an orientation to our work.
Register in advance for this meeting: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwpd–uqD4jH9CfiFTwF5WmZGwePeZu0JVu
Tuesday, August 25
6:00 – 7:30PM – Food and Water Watch
FWW will be discussing the “Ban Fracking Everywhere” campaign in support of the Fracking Ban Act introduced in Congress by AOC and Bernie Sanders.
Click here to register and you’ll be sent information about how to join the meeting.
Tuesday, August 18
1:00PM – Green America – The Climate Disaster Hiding in Our Refrigerators
Beth Porter will discuss how improving refrigerants is ranked as one of the biggest climate solutions and can prevent half a degree of global warming. She shares ways to take action on this important issue. Register here:
Wednesday, August 19
Noon – NYRenews launchs a Climate, Jobs, and Justice Recovery campaign to call on the state legislature and governor to act at the scale needed to address the interrelated climate, injustice, and economic crises.
Wednesday, August 19
6:30PM 350NYC Media Task Force Working Group
The meeting will be held online.
For info on joining this working group, click Get Involved!
Wednesday, August 12
5pm: NYC Dept of City Planning webinar
The Dept of City Planning is convening a webinar to address a controversial proposal to dramatically revise the process for approving new development plans. The particulars that will be discussed have to do with Staten Island, but if the proposal moves forward there it could become a model for how these decisions are made throughout NYC. The core issue with the proposal is that it would allow development projects to move forward with very limited approvals or oversight, thereby opening the door for even more over-development and all of the problems that will bring. To register for this webinar, click here: https://www1.nyc.gov/site/planning/plans/si-distriict-text-amendment/si-distriict-text-amendment-process.page#webinar
Thursday, August 13
Noon: Renewable Heat Now teach-in on the Next Generation of Thermal Infrastructure!
Speakers will discuss geothermal district heating models, thermal infrastructure ownership options and how we can finance getting to scale. You will have the opportunity to ask questions and take action for clean energy infrastructure! REGISTER HERE
Wednesday, August 19
Noon: NYRenews kick off of the Climate, Jobs, and Justice Recovery campaign.
Sunday, August 9
2PM: Upper West Side MoveOn/Indivisible Group Meeting – Presentation on Biden’s Policies: Climate [by Jennifer Herring] followed by discussion and sharing what political actions each of us engaged in over the last 2 weeks [letters/postcard writing, texting, phoning, rallying [which organizations, the targets, the script, how effective, anecdotes] to keep each other accountable, creating community. New activists welcome.
Tuesday, August 11
12PM: Spanish-language seminar for clean power in NYC. Energía Solar en Nueva York/New Yorkers for Clean Power will be hosting a webinar in Spanish about the growth of solar energy in NYC with Here Comes Solar. Here Comes Solar is Solar One’s program that facilitates solar adoption in hard-to-serve markets.
El 11 de Agosto tendremos un seminario web presentado en español sobre la energía solar en la ciudad de Nueva York. Incluso si no viven en Nueva York o Estados Unidos, los invitamos a unirse y aprender cómo esta ciudad está aumentando su capacidad solar y tratando de apoyar a las comunidades marginadas para que participen.
Register Here: https://forms.gle/
8PM: Future Coalition – Black and Indigenous youth are joining together for Vote For the Earth, a livestream focused on the importance of turning out to the polls this November for the most important election of our lifetime.
Wednesday, August 5
6 – 7:15PM: NYRenews is having its first public conversation about the plan of action for the Climate, Jobs, and Justice Recovery campaign in an interactive strategy chat at 6pm on August 5th. Register here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/interactive-strategy-chat-ny-renews-plan-to-win-a-just-transition-for-ny?source=direct_link&
Shoe Strike for Climate Justice!
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Fridays for Future
Strike for Climate!