Standing Meeting Calendar & Information

(all conducted via Zoom)

Wednesday, June 16

7PM:  Media Task Force 

Launch the summer by joining our Media Task Force meeting this Wednesday at 6:30PM. Learn about how we are working to hold journalists accountable for covering the climate crisis for the crisis it is and also about our new campaign to target advertising and public relations firms that provide greenwash to companies destroying the environment. First time attendees please fill out our Action Intake Form.

Newcomers who wish to attend, please fill in the Action Intake Form. 


Other Events

 

Tuesday, June 15 • 10AM • Virtual

The Washington Post Climate Solutions: A Conversation with Sylvia Earle, President & Chair of Mission Blue
With the acceleration of global warming, plastic pollution and destructive fishing practices, the health of the planet’s most important life-giving resource is imperiled. Washington Post Live will spotlight the world’s oceans crisis and examine innovative ideas and solutions for keeping our oceans clean and working towards bluer communities around the globe. Join the conversation on Tuesday,  Register

 


Tuesday, June 15 • 11AM • Virtual

New York Department of Environmental Conservation: Climate Justice Working Group Meeting 
Members of the public are welcome to listen to the next meeting of the Department of Environmental Conservation’s (DEC) 13-member Climate Justice Working Group, established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.  View the meeting
Call In: +1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 161 982 1054

 


Wednesday and Thursday, June 16-17 • Noon • Virtual

Global Witness: Time for a Climate Revolution
This free virtual event will bring together high profile climate activists, academics and key political voices to highlight game-changing solutions needed to tackle the climate crisis and hold climate-wrecking industries to account. Confirmed speakers include:

US Senator Ed Markey
US Senator Sheldon Whitehouse
UK Minister Alok Sharma (President of COP26)
Vanessa Nakate (Climate Activist from Uganda, Founder of Rise Up Movement)
Jamie Henn (Co-founder of 350.org)
Alexandria Villaseñor (Youth Climate Activist based in NYC)
Disha Ravi (Youth Climate Activist based in India)
Tariq Fancy (Former Head of Sustainable Investing at BlackRock); among many other climate experts.

This Climate Revolution event comes at a key time between the recent US Leaders Summit on Climate and COP26 later this year, and will be a strategic moment to set the climate agenda for global leaders ahead of COP26 as we will have UK government leadership overseeing COP in attendance as well. A Climate Revolution will rely on everyone playing their part – the climate movement, consumers, companies, governments and NGOs. Join our event and see how you can get involved in securing a sustainable and equitable tomorrow. RSVP

 


Thursday, June 17 • 7PM • Virtual

Drawdown NYC Speaker Series: What is an Ally?
This event, facilitated by two local NAACP leaders, will address the assumptions and biases that white allies sometimes bring to multi-racial endeavors, and will share helpful information about what people of color in the environmental and EJ movements want white people to know and to do. The format is not a lecture and Q & A, but an interactive dialogue. Speakers include:

Marcus Sibley, Chair: NJ NAACP Environmental and Climate Justice Committee; Chair: NJ NAACP Communications, Press and Publicity Committee; President: Southern Burlington County-NJ NAACP; Chair: NJ Progressive Equitable Energy Coalition.

Stuart Grady, Secretary, Metuchen-Edison-Piscataway, NJ Branch of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP); he is an emerging leader actively involved in the Branch’s community support programs.

RSVP

 


Friday, July 2 • Noon • In-Person and Virtual

Fridays for Future NYC Independence Day: Action Visits to Congressional Offices In-Person Everywhere & Online Rally and Action Simulcast 
We will visit in person 435 Congressional Districts to demand an end to our pollution in energy, cars and food production. Our pollution is killing people and animals in huge numbers as we destroy our planet’s delicate temperature balance. Tell Congress to outlaw pollution now for the future of our children and all life on Earth. And ask: Why has this not already happened!?

Local In-Person Actions
Where: Your Local Congress Person’s District Office (Find your representative)
Time: Noon-2PM EST, or anytime that day or week!
Post: Your Local Action and find others.

Group Direct Action 
Plan: Set up a meeting or just show up. Confirm the office is open first!
Bigger Plan: Host a rally outside the office, or sit in the office and sing.

Online Rally and Action Livestream
Plan: Join from your live-action. Raise your hand & we’ll spotlight you!
Bigger Plan: Singers & Speakers in the works!

Join direct action

Register for livestream


Past Events

Wednesday, June 8

7PM:  Transportation Working Group

The group will discuss the Transportation Alternatives NYC25x25 Plan to take back our streets and look at Electric Vehicles bills in the state Assembly and Senate.  We will also update everyone on the work of the Clean Bus Coalition and talk about the Biden Infrastructure Plan ,which is recommending $$ for Electric School Buses.

Newcomers who wish to attend Transportation Meetings, please fill in the Action Intake Form. 

 

Thursday, June 3 • All Day • In-person

 New York Renews: We’re Taking Back Albany

New Yorkers need, deserve, and demand an economy and climate that works for all. And this year Albany hasn’t delivered. The Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA) is going to take the power and money from the big polluters, and put it right back in our communities’ hands. We’re telling legislators and Governor Cuomo in person that they need to pass the CCIA.

This coalition of hundreds and thousands of New Yorkers isn’t letting politicians off the hook this session— we’re going right to their offices and demanding they Pass The CCIA. Join us to take some direct action in the capital. Transportation can be provided for vaccinated people from most parts of the state. Or, you can sign-up to help others! Those who aren’t vaccinated will coordinate their travel. Can you join us for our final fight this session?

Join

Wednesday, June 2

7PM:  Local Issues Working Group

Jessica Azulay and Amber Ruther from the Alliance for a Green Economy will talk about “Why the High Cost of Electricity in NYC and What We Can do About it.” The relevance is just not the present cost but the fact that NYC will see a huge effort to electrify heat and A/C as the city drastically reduces the use of fossil fuels.  We’ll also discuss the recent victories in the board rooms of Exxon, Chevron and BP, and provide updates on the Ban the Gas bill, composting, the Climate Action Council and the Climate and Community Investment Act. 

Register in advance.

Wednesday, May 26

7PM:  Monthly General Meeting

Our guest speaker will be Danny Harris, Executive Director of Transportation Alternatives, who will discuss the NYC25x25 Plan to take back our streets. Please come with questions and ideas for how we can support it. We’re also looking forward to hearing from Zongkai Wang, who will give us a short presentation about “Clean School Buses for NYC Kids”  a report by Jobs to Move America. Zongkai has been an active participant on our Transportation Working Group. He is a Gallatin NYU student and has been an Intern with 350NYC this semester.

First time attendees join at 6:30 for an introduction to our group. 

Register in advance.


Wednesday, May 26 • All Day • Virtual

Beyond Plastics: Congressional Call-in Day to tackle the plastic pollution crisis

Join us in asking representatives to co-sponsor the newly reintroduced Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (BFFPPA). Currently, the bill has 92 co-sponsors in the House  and 12 co-sponsors in the Senate. This is a great start but we need to get many more members of Congress on board! Getting a call from YOU can help convince your members of Congress to co-sponsor the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act and help it gain the momentum it needs to become law. RSVP to participate and you’ll receive a reminder email on Wednesday, May 26th with all the information you’ll need to make your three quick calls and let us know how they went.

RSVP


Tuesday, May 25 • 10:30AM • Virtual

 Press Conference on Divest NY’s Coal Report + New York State Teachers’ Fossil Fuel Divestment Act 

Join Divest NY Coalition’s press conference, where we will be announcing the results of our new report on the coal investments of the New York State Teachers’ Retirement System and calling for the passage of the New York State Teachers’ Fossil Fuel Divestment Act. Divest NY, Senator Jabari Brisport, Assemblymember Dr. Anna Kelles, and youth climate leaders will all participate. RSVP to attend by Zoom. The event will also be live streamed here. If you are interested in being a part of our speaker line up please contact Ruth Foster at rmfosterny@gmail.com.

Register


Wednesday, May 19

12:30Tell Chubb to Insure Our Future, Not Fossil Fuels!

Fossil fuel projects can’t operate without insurance and NYC-based insurance giant Chubb is one of the biggest fossil fuel insurers on the planet. For years, Chubb’s CEO Evan Greenberg has sounded the alarm bell on climate change while doing little to reduce his company’s role in making it worse. For example, Chubb is still insuring the massive Trans Mountain tar sands pipeline which threatens Indigenous rights and the global climate. May 19th is one day before Chubb’s shareholders will have their annual meeting. Join us in front of Chubb’s headquarters– 1133 6th Ave, NYC– to send a message to CEO Greenberg and to Chubb’s shareholders that business as usual is no longer an option.


Tuesday, May 18

All Day:  Beyond Plastics – Make A Call – Tell DEC to Enforce the Plastic Bag Ban

– Gristedes/D’Agostino’s Ongoing Plastic Bag Ban Violations

Join usto tell DEC Commissioner Basil Seggos to enforce the bag ban and hold retailers accountableRSVP for the call-in day on May 18thAlsoSave the date for Saturday, June 5th at noon to protest outside of Gristedes at 2704 Broadway in Manhattan.

5:30PM:  PCM & NYRenews – Rally and take action on-site to #PassTheCCIA

Join us in front of Governor Cuomo’s office (633 3rd Ave., Manhattan) to demand that he and the NYS Legislature get this bill done this year!

RSVP here.

7PM: New York Communities for Change – Online Rally for a #GasBan for NYC. Green New Deal Now!

We’re turning up the heat for the NYC Council to pass a gas ban on new construction and gut renovations!  Together, we’re pushing for good jobs to slash air pollution. A gas ban is a vital component of a Green New Deal for New York. Last week, hundreds of people called Speaker Johnson’s office to urge him to pass a gas ban.

NYC Mayor de Blasio already supports passage of a gas ban, but this requires legislation to pass the Council. At this rally, we will call on the City Council, led by Speaker Johnson, to act. Councilmember Alicka Ampry-Samuel and other Councilmembers as well as experts will join this vital event.

Joining together at this rally will send a strong message to pass a gas ban NOW. Please RSVP and we will send you further details, including the event’s zoom link.

Please RSVP here.


Wednesday, May 12

11AM: Rise and Resist – Tell AIG To Stop Insuring The Climate Crisis!

Join RISE and RESIST along with other climate and social justice coalition partners to tell insurance giant AIG, one of the biggest fossil fuel insurance providers in the world to:

Stop insuring any new fossil fuel projects immediately.

Cancel all existing fossil fuel insurance contracts.

Respect human rights, including the rights of Indigenous Peoples.

https://fb.me/e/E5rFiW7O

 

1PM:  New York State Climate Action Council – Land Use and Local Government Advisory Panel

For additional information on the Climate Action Council, please visit the Climate Act website

Event Number: 185 674 4071

Event Password: LULG0504

Call In: 1-518-549-0500

Access Code: 185 674 4071

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7:00PM Transportation Working Group 

Please join 350NYC’s Transportation Working Group on Wednesday at 7pm.  We’ll discuss the Mayor’s recent announcement about electric school buses, as well as Transportation Alternatives’ challenge to “give the streets back to people”as proposed in their 25×25 Report

To join, use zoom link 827 0056 9749.

 


Friday, May 7

4PM:  Stop The Money Pipeline – National Day of Action #Defund Line 3 – NYC Action

Line 3 is being built through Indigenous territory without consent.  Prominent native activists have described the pipeline as “cultural genocide” and Indigenous activists in northern Minnesota are leading the direct actions on the ground.  If built, Line 3 would release as much greenhouse gas into the atmosphere as fifty new coal-fired power plants. It would release as much greenhouse gas as the entire rest of the state of Minnesota.

In solidarity with those who are leading the fight on the frontlines ― and to send a direct, powerful message to Wall Street that funding climate chaos and the violation of Indigenous rights will not be tolerated.

https://actionnetwork.org/event_campaigns/defundline3-global-day-of-action

 


Wednesday, May 5

7:00PM Local Issues Working Group  

Please join our Local Issues working group this Wednesday at 7pm. We’ll have a presentation by Neevetha Nadarajah about the En-ROADS Climate Solution Simulator, an online model that lets anyone experiment with solutions to limit global warming and see what impact they might have. We’ll also give updates on our efforts to ban gas hook-ups in new and renovated buildings, on composting, plastic pollution, and more. Newcomers welcome!

Register in advance for this meeting.


Wednesday, April 28

7:00PM General Meeting 

Please join our Monthly General Meeting when we’ll talk about the President Biden’s Climate Summit and also welcome Anna Sacks (@thetrashwalker on Instagram) who will discuss corporate waste and her efforts to create a #donatedontdump law. Anna recently went viral on Tik Tok for her #retailmademe campaign that exposes corporate practices mandating that employees throw out or destroy unused and unexpired goods. We invite newcomers to join us at 6:30.

Earthweek: April 19-23 

 

Earthday.org and Earth Day Initiative have put together on-line platforms for events all week, including events featuring world leaders on Earth Day, Thursday April 22nd. 

 

Monday, April 19

11AM:  Environmental and Energy Study Institute – Climate Adaptation and Resilience: The Road to COP26

The EESI invites you to join us for a briefing on raising global ambition to fund and implement climate adaptation and resilience.  This briefing will highlight the complementary global efforts to advance climate adaptation and resilience in the lead-up to COP26. These efforts are intended to share best practices, develop metrics, and mobilize countries and subnational actors dedicated to protecting people and nature. Speakers will also discuss the key roles of financing, implementation, disaster preparedness, and the need for systemic action in building resilience.

Register here.


Tuesday, April 20 

All-Day, Environmental Advocates NY

Join us to show your support for healthy people and a healthy planet in a virtual Earth Day Advocacy Day with NYS policy leaders on April 20th! Hundreds of New Yorkers from across the state representing every corner of the environmental movement will be joining together in advocating for a broad platform of legislation to make our state safer, cleaner, and greener. We need your support to make it happen.

During the morning session (9:45 am to noon) we’ll have a Q&A with elected leaders, present and discuss our priority bills, and explain how the lobbying process will work. In the afternoon session (12:30 to 3:00), we’ll gather in breakout rooms with team leaders, delegate roles among team members, and meet with legislators. Then, in the debrief (3:00 to 3:30) we’ll talk about how meetings with legislators went and discuss next steps.

Register here.

3PM: Friends of the Ocean and Climate – How Ocean-Based Solutions Contribute to Net Zero

From ocean acidification to sea level rise, the impacts of greenhouse gas pollution are damaging ocean communities, ecosystems, and economies worldwide. A dramatic increase in climate ambition is essential to protect the health of our ocean. And, as a source of sustainable climate solutions, the ocean can support the effort to keep the goals of the Paris Agreement within reach.  In support of President Biden’s Leaders Summit on Climate and to deepen understanding of the role that the ocean can play in achieving net-zero greenhouse gas emissions, the Friends of the Ocean and Climate countries are hosting a virtual side event with U.S. Special Presidential Envoy for Climate John F. Kerry and leaders from across the globe.

Register here.


Wednesday, April 21

3PM:  Peak Coalition:  Replacing Peaker Power Plants with Clean Energy: A Frontline Vision for New York City Webinar

All fossil-fuel peaker power plants in New York City could reliably be retired and replaced by clean renewable energy and battery storage by 2030, according to a new report released today by the PEAK Coalition: New York City Environmental Justice Alliance (NYC-EJA), UPROSE, THE POINT CDC, New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (NYLPI), and Clean Energy Group (CEG).  This is the next phase of the PEAK Coalition’s campaign to transition New York City away from the outdated, inequitable, and polluting energy system that relies on peaker plants, and toward a clean, renewable energy and battery storage system that invests in environmental justice communities and enhances community resiliency, as detailed in PEAK’s previous report Dirty Energy, Big Money.

Register here.

7PM:  350NYC Media Working Group

Get journalists schooled on including climate in their stories.  If you are interested in attending the Zoom Media Working Group meeting, please fill out the Action In-Take Form.


Earth Day – Thursday, April 22

2PM:  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Biden’s First 100 Days: Efficiency and Equity in Climate Action

This webinar will explore the role of energy efficiency and equity in federal climate policy. We will look at the Biden administration’s progress to date in grappling with these issues and what’s ahead. As President Biden nears 100 days in office, panelists will discuss how his infrastructure proposal and emerging ideas on Capitol Hill can best reduce energy waste and emissions while also helping low-income households and communities of color. They will share ideas for using efficiency to address the climate crisis.

Register Here.

6PM:  New York League of Conservation Voters::  A Greener City Hall: Conversations with NYC Mayoral Candidates

Featuring Eric Adams, Shaun Donovan, Kathryn Garcia, Ray McGuire, and Scott Stringer.  Get to know where the mayoral candidates stand on environmental and sustainability matters.

Register Here.

8PM:  Conversations For A Preferred Future

Jan Spencer Suburban Permaculture Eugene, Oregon

More detail at suburbanpermaculture.org, Zoom in 5 – 10 minutes before start time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89553673085

Meeting ID: 895 5367 3085

Passcode: 990252

 


Saturday, April 17

12:30PM:  Stop the Money Pipeline NY Coalition – Bankrupt Line3 Stop the Money Pipeline

This is a multi-partner coalition action!

JP Morgan Chase and BlackRock are the biggest funders of climate destruction. This is exemplified by their financial ties to Enbridge and the Line 3 pipeline, which would carry nearly one million barrels of dirty tar sand oil daily.  We will rally at BlackRock HQ in Manhattan at 12:30pm then march to JP Morgan Chase HQ (47th Street between Madison and Park)

At BlackRock, the $9 Trillion Wall Street behemoth, we will say “All Eyes On BlackRock”. Blackrock, the world’s top investor in fossil fuels, must divest, starting with Line 3 and dirty tar sands.  Corporate shareholder meeting season begins soon, so we will be demanding BlackRock vote its massive shareholdings to force climate action by the corporations it owns.

JP Morgan is the world’s top bank financier of fossil fuels. It also finances forest destruction. It has pumped $317 billion into oil and gas since the Paris climate agreement! JPM is a key financier of the Line 3 pipeline, which like Dakota Access and KeystoneXL, is a massive polluting project that violates indigenous peoples’ rights.

We will shut JP Morgan Chase down for the day as we protest in front of the bank’s HQ at 47th Street between Madison and Park.

Sign up here:  action network

https://www.facebook.com/events/785025265743870

If you are part of the TIAA Divest from Climate Destruction campaign, join the socially distanced outdoor rally in front of TIAA’s offices at 108th and Broadway.

TIAA has over $8 billion in pension funds financing climate chaos through companies like Enbridge, the company trying to build Line 3 through unceded Anishinaabe land in Minnesota. The Anishinaabe and allied Water Protectors are putting up a fierce resistance and need our help.

The TIAA group will meet the Stop the Money Pipeline group at 12:30pm at BlackRock at (55 East 51St.) for a coalition rally

Register here.


Friday, April 16, 2021

2PM:  Environmental and Energy Study Institute – Protecting Vulnerable Communities from Climate Impacts

Join the EESI, National Housing Trust and the Natural Resources Defense Council (national partners with the Energy Efficiency for All project) for about the challenges and opportunities involved in protecting physically and socially vulnerable communities from the worst impacts of climate change.

Register here.

3PM:  Sierra Club Marine Team:  Panel Discussion – Sea Level Rise Affecting Our Coasts

This event is a result of a rescheduled zoom call

Register here.


Thursday, April 15

1PM:  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy – Surviving Cold-Weather Events: Demand-Side Solutions to Winter Reliability Challenges

The devastating Texas blackouts provided a fresh reminder of the challenge of meeting electric demand in unusually cold weather. These threats are expected to increase as extreme weather events become more frequent and as more home heating is electrified. A new ACEEE report will assess the future of “winter peaks” in electricity use and show how implementing energy efficiency and other demand-side measures could mitigate the threat, even in cold regions of the country. ACEEE researchers will present the findings and an expert panel will discuss recommendations for policymakers, grid planners, regulators, utilities, and efficiency program administrators.

Register here. 

6:30PM:  Riders Alliance Membership meeting

Together riders stopped Governor Cuomo’s backdoor bus and subway rider tax in the state budget that threatened to leave essential workers and riders stranded with service cuts and possibly higher fares.  We’ll reflect on recent victories, like winning $15 billion in new federal aid to keep subways and buses running this past year. Together we’ll discuss plans to hold #CuomosMTA accountable for responsibly using the federal dollars to protect essential riders with fast, frequent, and reliable 24/7 subways and buses!  With the year anniversary without #24hoursubways soon approaching, we’ll use our all-member meeting to plan a grassroots action, to provide riders with 24 hour service they can rely on!

Register here.


Wednesday, April 14

1PM: Climate Action Council Meeting: Land Use and Local Government Advisory Panel

Event Number: 185 435 9407
Event Password: LULG0414
Call In: 1-518-549-0500
Access Code: 185 435 9407

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7PM:  350NYC Transportation Working Group

Electric school buses and more.  If you are interested in attending the Zoom Transportation meeting, please fill out the Action In-Take Form.


Monday, April 12

9AM:  Climate Action Council Meeting

Meeting Agenda

The Climate Action Council meeting will include live captioning in multiple languages. To view live captions during the meeting, attendees can join the presentation through PowerPoint Live using a computer or smartphone. For details on how to use PowerPoint Live for live captioning, please view the Live Captioning Guide.

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6PM:  Environment America – Wind Innovation Webinar

We’re co-hosting a free webinar about innovation and renewable energy with MIT!

If you’re interested in learning more about renewable energy and how American ingenuity is making it better, this event is for you.

Register here.


Saturday, April 10

 1PM:  Public Power NY – Rally

On Friday, 4/2 Pubic Power had an orientation on why we need Public Power to address the climate crisis and bring energy democracy.  Access to clean energy is a basic human right. As long as our utilities are driven by shareholder profits we’ll see more dirty fracked gas infrastructure being built like the North Brooklyn Pipeline and Greenpoint LNG expansion. Now that you know why we must demand this, join us for a Public Power rally @ 1pm at Prospect Park in Brooklyn.


Friday, April 9

6:30PM:  NY Renews and One NY Indivisible – Town Hall with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer

NY Renews and One NY Indivisible are hosting a town hall with Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer, as well as other legislators, to answer questions about the Climate and Community Investment Act, the THRIVE Agenda, and the fight for a just, green recovery. RSVP now, and join us on April 9th from 6:30 – 8pm!


Thursday, April 8

Noon: As You Sow: Plastics: The Last Straw for Big Oil?

Join As You Sow for a webinar discussing, a report addressing the risks of overinvestment in plastics infrastructure. We will provide a brief overview of the report and hear from subject matter experts on the issues of stranded assets, climate risks, environmental justice, community health, plastic waste, and corporate commitments.

 REGISTER HERE for Webinar.

Noon: Environmental Law Institute – Food Scrap Recycling: Opportunities and Realities of Anaerobic Digestion

An estimated 35% of food that is produced is uneaten, with losses occurring along the supply chain from farms to consumers. When food waste decomposes in landfills, it releases methane, a greenhouse gas (GHG) approximately 28 times more potent than carbon dioxide. Many municipalities and organizations are beginning to prioritize diverting food waste from landfills by either preventing waste, rerouting edible food to the nearly 14 million food insecure households, or recycling waste through composting, animal feeding operations, or anaerobic digestion.

Register here.

1PM:  Land Use and Local Government Advisory Panel

Adaptation and Resilience Group – Public Stakeholder Consultation

The Climate Action Council has assigned development of adaptation and resilience recommendations to the Land Use and Local Government Advisory Panel. The panel’s Adaptation and Resilience Group has developed 11 initiatives for recommendation to the Council for potential inclusion in the Council’s draft scoping plan. Visit the Climate Act website for detailed information on the proposed initiatives and a summary of the initiatives.

During this meeting, staff will provide an overview of the proposed initiatives. Members of the public will then be provided the opportunity to ask questions and make brief comments regarding the proposed initiatives. Comments may also be submitted via e-mail to LULG@dos.ny.gov or via the United States Postal Service at the address below:

Adaptation and Resilience Recommendations, C/O Mark Lowery, New York State Department of Environmental Conservation, 625 Broadway, Albany NY 12233-1030

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Wednesday, April 7

9:30 AM Climate Action Council Advisory Panels & Just Transition Working Group Meetings: Power Generation Advisory Panel Update

To observe this meeting, please register below. For additional information on the Climate Action Council, visit the Climate Act website.  The public comment period will begin at 12:00 p.m.

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3PM:  Stop the Money Pipeline – The Wow (and How) of Shareholder Season: A Guide for Activists to Get Ready for More Actions Coming in April and May (see April 17).

Join us to learn how you can engage in shareholder season! Every spring, huge corporations open their doors to their investors, especially their largest investors—huge asset managers like BlackRock and Vanguard. Their investors tell them what to do — and they must respond. No need to “get finance” to participate! It’s easy and we make it fun.

Please Register here.

https://www.facebook.com/events/126269339448921

5pm:  NYRenews and One Indivisible – Pass the CCIA, Make Polluters Pay Rally

There will be small, outdoor rallies across the state, in support and demand of the New York Climate Community Investment Act (CCIA) and the National THRIVE Agenda.

If you are in Manhattan, here’s the link for the rally at Union Square:  Pass the CCIA, Make Polluters Pay

7PM 350NYC Local Issues Working Group

New York Communities for Change members will join us to talk about the campaign to enact a gas ban in NYC.  

Register in advance. 


Tuesday, April 6

11AM:  Transportation Advisory Panel

Upcoming meetings of the New York State Climate Action Council Advisory Panels for the week of April 5, 2021 are below.  For additional information on the Climate Action Council, please visit the Climate Act website.

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Monday, April 5

Noon:  NYRenews – Kick Off Lobby Week

NY budget season will be over and the state legislature will go home, take a deep breath, and think about what they need to accomplish for the rest of the legislative session, which ends June 10th. Similarly, on the federal level, Congress will be coming home for recess from March 29th until April 9th.

To seize this moment and set the CCIA up as the must pass piece of legislation for NY and set up THRIVE as the top priority on the federal level, NY Renews— together with One NY Indivisible— is organizing the Climate, Jobs, and Justice Action Week. RSVP now for our kick off event!

We will be engaging in over 40 lobby visits, dozens of distributed rallies, a huge kick off call, daily social media actions, a town hall with Senator Schumer himself, and much more. And we’re doing all of this in a single week.

RSVP now for a lobby visit near you!


Friday, April 2

3:30PM XR NYC:  Defund Line 3 March

Join us in a nonviolent direct action where as people united we will make our voices heard to fossil fuel financiers. Stopping Line 3 is a matter of justice. #DefundLine3 march and nonviolent direct action where — as people united — we will make our voices heard to fossil fuel financiers.  Let’s show our solidarity with the frontline Water Protectors by pressuring banks like Chase, Citi, Bank of America, and TD Bank to respect Indigenous rights, protect our climate, and walk away from Enbridge, or else. Register.

5PM Public Power NY – Statewide Orientation

Join us for an orientation on why we need Public Power to address the climate crisis and bring energy democracy.  Access to clean energy is a basic human right, but we have to fight for it. Learn more here.

Once you learn more about Public Power at the orientation, join us for a Public Power rally on April 10 @ 1pm at Prospect Park in Brooklyn.


Thursday April 1

3PM: Environmental Defense Fund: The New Climate War:  A conversation with Dr. Michael E. Mann

Join for a discussion with acclaimed scientist, researcher and author Dr. Michael E. Mann on his important new book, The New Climate War.  We’ll be talking about the most important ways to make rapid progress in the fight against climate change, and what has and hasn’t changed in the ten years since Eric Pooley’s The Climate War, was published.  Writing that book led Eric Pooley to leave journalism and work on climate full-time. What impact has writing The New Climate War had on Dr. Mann? We’ll find out. REGISTER NOW

7PM Oceana – Break Free From Plastics Pollution Virtual Rally with Beyond Plastics

Join this virtual rally to learn more about the relationship between plastics and climate change. We will also learn about the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act and why this comprehensive legislation is the chance we’ve been hoping for to #BreakFreeFromPlastic. Register.


Wednesday, March 31

12:30PM Urban Agriculture in New York City: Assessing Options for Expansion

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the value of urban agriculture, especially that produced in community gardens, as many New Yorkers face food insecurity and nearly all seek refuge in outdoor spaces. Yet, despite the great value of urban agriculture, New York City lacks a comprehensive plan to promote it and many community gardens are under threat. At this upcoming event, speakers will assess the state of urban agriculture in New York City and policies that should be developed to help it thrive.  Zoom Link to be provided after registration.

Please register here.

1PM Environment America:  Offshore Wind Day Webinar

Learn from offshore wind experts and policy leaders during an educational webinar, providing you with the know-how and tools to take action for this abundant renewable energy. Throughout the day, we’ll be signing petitions and taking to social media to create awareness about offshore wind, making our policy makers hear the call.

RSVP today to save your spot.

5PM Plastic Pollution Coalition – Break Down: Explaining the U.S. Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act of 2021

Join us for a conversation with Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon and Representative Alan Lowenthal of California, Co-Sponsors of the historic Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (BFFPPA) of 2021. Moderated by Judith Enck, former Obama Administration EPA Regional Administrator and Founder of Beyond Plastics, this conversation will explain how this proposed legislation builds on statewide laws across the United States, and outlines plastic reduction strategies to improve the health of people and our planet.


Monday, March 29

3PM NYSERDA (New York State Energy Research and Development Authority)

Public Hearing 3 – Outreach Webinar: Net Emissions

The Department will hold the last of three virtual public hearings. Additional information, including instructions for joining each event as well as supplemental documents, will be made available prior to each event on DEC’s website.


Friday, March 26

 4PM:  Conversations For A Preferred Future Sunil Patel Patchwork Farms Asheville, North Carolina

More detail at suburbanpermaculture.org, Zoom in 5 – 10 minutes before start time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89553673085

Meeting ID: 895 5367 3085

Passcode: 990252

Wednesday, March 31, 2020

12:30PM:  Urban Agriculture in New York City: Assessing Options for Expansion

The COVID-19 pandemic has amplified the value of urban agriculture, especially that produced in community gardens, as many New Yorkers face food insecurity and nearly all seek refuge in outdoor spaces. Yet, despite the great value of urban agriculture, New York City lacks a comprehensive plan to promote it and many community gardens are under threat. At this upcoming event, speakers will assess the state of urban agriculture in New York City and policies that should be developed to help it thrive.  Zoom Link to be provided after registration.  Please register here.


Wednesday, March 24

7PM: 350NYC General Meeting

Our speaker will be Deborah Moelis, a founding member of Handel Architects and a Certified Passive House Designer. Deborah served as Project Manager for Cornell Tech’s new residential tower, The House, in New York City, the largest building in the world built to Passive House standards. She is also Project Manager for Sendero Verde, a new 660-unit residential building in New York City, which will be the largest fully affordable Passive House building in the world.   Register in advance


Tuesday, March 23

Climate Action Council Advisory Panels & Just Transition Working Group Meetings

Upcoming meetings of the New York State Climate Action Council Advisory Panels and Just Transition Working Group for the week of March 22, 2021 are below. In keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meetings will be held via teleconference. To observe a meeting, please use the specific WebEx information below for the respective meeting.

For additional information on the Climate Action Council, please visit the Climate Act website.

Upcoming Meetings:

Just Transition Working Group

Tuesday, March 23, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Event Number: 145 705 5507

Event Password: AGFOR10

Call In: 1-518-549-0500

Access Code: 185 354 5460

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Power Generation Advisory Panel

Public Engagement Session

The regularly scheduled advisory panel meeting will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. The public comment period will begin at 12:00 p.m.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021, 9:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Event Number: 145 010 4597

Event Password: climate

Call In: 1-415-655-0003

Access Code: 145 010 4597

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Climate Justice Working Group

Wednesday, March 24, 2021 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Join the Webinar

Audio Conference: 1-518-549-0500

Audio Access Code: 185 685 9384#

 

6PM:  Environmental America:  Electric Vehicle 101 Webinar

If you’re interested in learning more about electric vehicles, curious what it would be like to own an electric vehicle, or simply passionate about EVs, this is the event for you.  The webinar will feature a panel of EV owners and experts who will explain the benefits of electric vehicles, talk about what it’s like to own them, and answer any questions you have about EV use or ownership.  Register here.

 

7PM:  The Stop Danskammer Coalition:  One Year to Stop Danskammer: The Countdown Begins – Danskammer Update & Training

The state has one year to review Danskammer’s application and determine whether to approve or deny the project– but they’ve only guaranteed us a couple of public hearings during this year-long process.  That means this upcoming hearing is critical for our campaign!  In order to stop this power plant we must demonstrate to Governor Cuomo and the Siting Board that New Yorkers are strongly opposed to Danskammer. We must show up in force to the virtual public hearing!  Join us on-line to get up to speed on the issues and help us for the upcoming public hearing, scheduled for March 31. Register here for the update and training.

Then. register to speak at the public hearing! Verbal comments can be short and sweet. What’s most important is that we all lend our voice in this moment.

Register to speak at the March 31 hearing at 1 p.m.

Register to speak at the March 31 hearing at 6 p.m.


Monday, March 22

3PM:  NYSERDA

The Department will also be holding three virtual public hearings. Additional information, including instructions for joining each event as well as supplemental documents, will be made available prior to each event on DEC’s website.

Public Hearing 1 – Outreach Webinar: Annual NYS GHG Emissions Report Overview

Date: March 22, 2021 3:00 p.m.

Public Hearing 2 – Technical Conference: Oil and Gas Emissions Accounting

Date: March 26, 2021 10:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Public Hearing 3 – Outreach Webinar: Net Emissions Accounting

Date: March 29, 2021 3:00 p.m.  


Thursday, March 18

5PM:  Sane Energy:  Final Public Hearing to Stop National Grid North Brooklyn Pipeline

The DEC is holding its final public hearing on whether or not to issue National Grid a permit for liquefied and compressed fracked gas infrastructure by Newtown Creek. We know this project is totally unjust, illegal, a total climate catastrophe, and is charging all of us, undemocratically, to PAY for it! It’s important we all to show up! Join us.

5PM:  Align NY:  Climate Works for All:  Climate, Jobs and Justice Mayoral Candidate Forum

In less than four months, New Yorkers will be going to the polls for the primaries, casting their first votes to the future leaders that will be responding to multiple crises that NYC faces. The Climate Works for All coalition will be hosting the Climate, Jobs, and Justice Mayoral Candidate Forum which will give incoming 2021 Mayoral candidates an opportunity to share their plan for racial, economic, and climate justice.  Come listen to the mayoral candidates answer our tough questions on how they plan to navigate these crises, and move towards a more just and livable New York City.  Join us for the Climate, Jobs, and Justice Mayoral Candidate Forum on Thursday, March 18th at 5:00 p.m.

6PM:  Conversations For A Preferred Future Jim Schenk Enright Ridge Urban Eco Village Cincinnati, Ohio

More detail at suburbanpermaculture.org, Zoom in 5 – 10 minutes before start time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89553673085

Meeting ID: 895 5367 3085

Passcode: 990252

 

7PM:  Drawdown NYC:  Harriet Shugarman

Drawdown NYC will be hosting an event with Harriet Shugarman, the climate professor and the Chair of the Climate Reality Project.  She’s written a new book about how to talk to kids about climate change. She is an amazing speaker and we’re excited to host her.

Here is the registration page:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/talking-to-kids-about-climate-anxiety-with-harriet-shugarman-tickets-143546464339

 


Wednesday, March 17

7PM:  Sierra Club NYC Group Webinar: Organic Waste Recycling in NYC

Did you know NYC spends $430 Million yearly on landfilling? It has been proven that residential organic waste recycling is essential for both a sustainable NYC budget, but also is a step we can all take to reduce our own personal carbon footprint at the same time. Join us virtually to learn more and organize!  Register in advance for this webinar.


Week of March 15, 2021

Climate Action Council Advisory Panels Meetings

Upcoming meetings of the New York State Climate Action Council Advisory Panels are below.In keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meetings will be held via teleconference. To observe a meeting, please use the specific WebEx information below for the respective meeting.  For additional information on the Climate Action Council, please visit the Climate Act website.

Agriculture & Forestry Advisory Panel

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Event Number: 185 354 5460

Event Password: AGFOR10

Call In: 1-518-549-0500

Access Code: 185 354 5460

View the Meeting

Energy Efficiency & Housing Advisory Panel

Tuesday, March 16, 2021, 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Event Number: 145 656 4263

Event Password: climate

Call In: 1-415-655-0003

Access Code: 145 656 4263

View the Meeting

Transportation Advisory Panel

Thursday, March 18, 2021, 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. ET

Event Number: 145 810 9307

Event Password: climate

Call In: 1-415-655-0003

Access Code: 145 810 9307

View the Meeting

 

Friday, March 12

1PM:  Grow-NY Food and Ag Business CompetitionUnwrapping Food Waste: Innovative Packaging Solutions

Register Now

According to the USDA’s Economic Research Service, up to 40% of the food supply in the United States becomes waste — that’s over 200 pounds per person, per year. But what’s the best way to address this waste? Through eliminating food loss at the source by designing packaging that keeps food safe and preserves quality longer. This extends the shelf life of produce, baked goods, liquids, and other consumables, thus ensuring that more of the food that is produced ends up on tables rather than in landfills.  In this webinar hosted by the , our panelists will discuss innovative packaging solutions and how they are working to meet the USDA and U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s goals for cutting our nation’s food waste by 50% by the year 2030.

2PM:  BloombergNEF (BNEF)  2021 Sustainable Energy in America Factbook

The ninth edition of the Sustainable Energy in America Factbook, published by BloombergNEF (BNEF) and the Business Council for Sustainable Energy (BCSE), was released on February 18, 2021, and is available to download at www.bcse.org/factbook. The Factbook provides updates on industry information and trends for the U.S. energy economy, with an in-depth look at the energy efficiency, natural gas, and renewable energy sectors, as well as emerging areas such as digitalization, micro-grids, offshore wind, hydrogen, and renewable natural gas.  Please RSVP to expedite check-in


Thursday, March 11

All Day:  Divest NY Coalition:  Lobbying for the NYS Teachers’ Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (S4783/Brisport/Assembly sponsor pending). Click here to view the bill.

This coalition won divestment for NYC’s three pension systems and the NYS retirement fund.  Come lobby virtually with a winning team!  You’ll get the training you need and we have flexible schedules  (All day from 9 to 5 with three half hour breaks; AM shift from 9 to 12:30 with one half hour break; PM shift from 1:30 to 5 with one half hour break.)

Sign up here.

12PM: Climate Works for All:  Fund Climate Justice Priorities

New York City is in the midst of a health, economic and climate crisis. Our City budget must address the disparate impacts of the economic downturn and climate crisis on NYC communities of color. Join us as we demand that Mayor de Blasio and the City Council invest in climate, environmental justice and green job creation in this year’s budget.

Climate Works for All’s 2021 budget priorities include funding to retrofit and install solar on public schools, funding to expand composting and launching the commercial waste zone program, and funding to expand clean transportation via electric school buses. Help us win funding for these critical proposals. 

Register here: https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZEtdu2trDkuH9AS8Gudw2TCLPNHHshGDFM4

1PM: U.S. Environmental Protection Agency’s Trash Free Waters:  Reuse Models as Part of the Solution to the Plastic Pollution Problem.

Reuse and refill models are creating new opportunities for consumers to reduce the amount of waste they generate by making it easier to purchase goods in reusable containers.

This webinar will explore different types of reuse and refill models, explaining how they work and the stories behind them. About 40% of all plastic produced globally is used for packaging and single-use plastic packaging is a major source of the plastic waste that’s polluting our oceans and waterways at alarming rates. The speakers will discuss why reuse models can be an important part of the solution to the plastic pollution problem both globally and locally. They will also discuss the major challenges and opportunities for launching, maintaining, and scaling up reuse systems.

Register now for this free webinar.


Wednesday, March 10

6PM:  Sane Energy

The DEC has finally announced that March 10th is the date for the public hearing on whether or not to issue National Grid a permit for liquefied and compressed fracked gas infrastructure by Newtown Creek. We know this project is totally unjust, illegal, a total climate catastrophe, and is charging all of us, undemocratically, to PAY for it!

It’s important we all to show up!

REGISTER HERE FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 10

 

7PM:  350NYC Transportation Working Group

Electric school buses and more.  If you are interested in attending the Zoom Transportation meeting, please fill out the Action In-Take Form.


Week of March 8, 2021

Climate Action Council Advisory Panels and Just Transition Working Group Meetings

Upcoming meetings of the New York State Climate Action Council Advisory Panels and the Just Transition Working Group for the week of March 8, 2021 are below. To observe a meeting, please use the specific WebEx information below for the respective meeting.  For additional information on the Climate Action Council, please visit the Climate Act website.

Land Use and Local Government Advisory Panel: Public Engagement Session

Monday, March 8, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

*Members of the public can view the presentation prior to the meeting and will have the opportunity to provide comments during the meeting.

Public Engagement Slides

Event Number: 179 588 7350

Event Password: 0308LULG

Call In: 1-518-549-0500

Access Code: 179 588 7350

View the Meeting

Transportation Advisory Panel

Tuesday, March 9, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET

Event Number: 145 001 9168

Event Password: Climate

Call In: 1-415-655-0003

Access Code: 145 001 9168

View the Meeting

Power Generation Advisory Panel

Meeting and Public Engagement Session

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 1:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. ET

*The regularly scheduled Advisory Panel meeting will take place from 1:00 p.m. – 3:30 p.m. ET. The public comment period will begin at 3:30 p.m. ET.

Event Number: 1458859683

Event Password: climate

Call In: 1-415-655-0003

Access Code: 145 885 9683

View the Meeting

Energy-Intensive and Trade-Exposed Industries Advisory Panel

Wednesday, March 10, 2021, 2:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. ET

Event Number: 145 300 9647

Event Password: EITE0310

Call In: 1-415-655-0003

Access Code: 145 300 9647

View the Meeting

Wednesday, March 3

2PM:  Stop the Money Pipeline:  Chase & BlackRock: Stop Fueling Climate Chaos Rally

Rally with activists and organizations on to urge JP Morgan Chase bank and BlackRock to stop fueling the climate crisis. Chase and Blackrock are the world’s largest funders of climate chaos; they invest hundreds of billions of dollars into the fossil fuels that pollute the air, cook the planet, and displace Indigenous communities. We will urge them to #StopTheMoneyPipeline.  We’ll meet at 2pm at Blackrock headquarters at 45 East 51st Street in Manhattan for a brief rally before marching 4 blocks south to JP Morgan Chase headquarters at 47th and Vanderbilt to rally again there.  Join us! MASKS required. Physical distancing encouraged!

Sign up here so that we know you are coming.

 

7PM:  350NYC Local Issues Working Group

Come learn about how you can get involved in helping NYC fight climate change.

Register here

 


Tuesday, March 2

6:30PM:  Sane Energy

The DEC has finally announced that March 10th is the date for the public hearing on whether or not to issue National Grid a permit for liquefied and compressed fracked gas infrastructure by Newtown Creek. We know this project is totally unjust, illegal, a total climate catastrophe, and is charging all of us, undemocratically, to PAY for it!

It’s important we all to show up!

Then, let’s get organized. We are hosting a prep session to get us prepared to defend our community using carefully researched legal arguments that will give the DEC reasons to DENY National Grid’s permit. 

RSVP to join us for our prep session – Tuesday Mar 2nd at 6:30PM

Save the Date: March 10th, 2021 at 6:00PM

REGISTER HERE FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 10


Monday, March 1

 1PM:  Sierra Club NYC:  Enabling New York’s Economic Transition: The Role of Local Climate Policymaking

The Climate and Finance Committee of the Sierra Club’s NYC Group invites you to attend a webinar to discuss New York’s economic transition in local climate policymaking. The panel will consist of industry practitioners sharing their experiences and insights, with a particular focus on the ways in which state and local policymakers are helping New York’s economy transition to a more sustainable future. Q&A will follow.

RSVP: Reserve your spot on the webinar today!

If you have any questions, please contact:

sierra-club-climate-and-finance-committee@googlegroups.com


Friday, February 26

2PM: Environmental and Energy Study Institute (EESI): Congressional Climate Camp #2: Federal Policies for High Emitting Sectors, Briefing Series: Congressional Climate Camp

EESI invites you to join us for the new, start-of-the-new-Congress Climate Camp online briefing series. We will go over the basics of the legislative process, highlighting key areas and opportunities for achieving near-term and long-term carbon reductions through policy.

Our second session will discuss the sectors with the highest carbon emissions, and highlight policy mechanisms to reduce emissions in each sector—power generation, industry, buildings, transportation, and agriculture. Each of these sectors has unique challenges in reducing carbon emissions. Federal policymakers have an array of options to address these challenges through coordinated action, thereby maximizing impact across sectors.  Please RSVP

3PM: Climate Action Council

In keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held via teleconference. To observe the meeting, please use the WebEx information below. A recording of the meeting will be posted on the Climate Act website within three days of the meeting, or as soon as practicable. View Meeting

Meeting password: climate

Audio conference: 415-655-0003

Access code: 145 134 3284

 


Thursday, February 25

Noon:  PCM NY:  Climate Briefing for NYC Candidates: A Just Transition and Recovery

This briefing will provide an overview of the climate crisis in New York City, both problems and solutions, to the hundreds of candidates running for local office in 2021, including city council, mayor, comptroller, public advocate, and borough president.

Members of the public are welcome to attend!

Speakers at the briefing will include: Eddie Bautista (New York City Environmental Justice Alliance), Leslie Cagan (Peoples Climate Movement – NY), Judy Gonzalez (New York State Nurses Association), Gabriel Jamison (Brownsville Residents Green Committee), Danny Peralta (The Point CDC), Peggy Shepard (WE ACT for Environmental Justice), Maritza Silva-Farrell (ALIGN), and Jamie Tyberg (New York Communities for Change). (List in formation).

Please note that this non-partisan event is intended to inform candidates about the ways in which they can advance a climate justice agenda as elected officials, and is not part of an endorsement process.

Register here: https://forms.gle/Gj7SV1YgxYVFoYip7

Noon: 350.org: Virtual Rally: Tell Biden People Power Not Pipelines

Hear from on-the-ground activists and Indigenous leaders about what’s currently happening with Line 3 and DAPL and the ways you can show your support.

From climate activists to Indigenous leaders, the rally will feature:

– Winona LaDuke, Founder of Honor the Earth

– Tara Houska, Founder of Giniw Collective

– Dallas Goldtooth, Keep It in the Ground Campaign Organizer for the Indigenous Environmental Network

– Michael Guerrero, Labor Network for Sustainability

Register Here.

6PM: NYC Environmental Justice Advisory Board, the Mayor’s Office of Climate Policy and Programs: Remote Town Hall

The NYC Environmental Justice Advisory Board, the Mayor’s Office of Climate Policy and Programs, and an interagency working group of 19 city agencies have launched the City’s first comprehensive study of environmental justice, and want to hear from New Yorkers. Climate change hurts everyone, but our communities of color and low-income communities have borne the brunt. Our climate solutions MUST fight this unfairness, and the Environmental Justice for All Report is a crucial first step in that process.

The Environmental Justice for All Report will study the city’s Environmental Justice Areas, analyze environmental and climate issues, and identify which communities are being disproportionately impacted by environmental burdens and which are not seeing the benefits of green investments made by the City. Add your voice here to ensure the report addresses the real-life issues your community is facing, join a remote town hall on 2/25 to learn more, and explore the map of NYC’s Environmental Justice Areas.

7PM:  Conversations For A Preferred Future – Bob Randall Year Round Gardening Houston, Texas

More detail at suburbanpermaculture.org, Zoom in 5 – 10 minutes before start time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89553673085

Meeting ID: 895 5367 3085

Passcode: 990252

 


Wednesday, February 24

Noon:  Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy:  Zero-Carbon Hydrogen Use in Today’s Energy System

Hydrogen is being portrayed as a rapidly emerging key fuel and ingredient to lower greenhouse gas emissions that contribute to climate change in critical sectors of the global economy. Register here to listen to Columbia University’s Center on Global Energy Policy’s discussion on how hydrogen can be made and used today in service of economic growth and rapid decarbonization.

Noon:  Environmental Law Institute:  Climate Migrants: Protecting Immigrants from Adverse Impacts of Climate Change

As climate change intensifies and extreme weather events wreak havoc on communities, human populations are becoming increasingly mobile despite minimal legal protections for climate migrants. By 2050, events linked to climate change – including extreme drought and agricultural losses, wildfires, sea-level rise, flooding, and impacted economies – are expected to forcibly displace 50-200 million people worldwide.  REGISTER HERE

2PM: NYS Climate Action Council Advisory Panel: Transportation Panel –  Public Engagement Session

In keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held via teleconference. To observe the meeting, please use the WebEx information below.

View the Meeting

7PM:  A Just Transition to 100% Renewables in New York

Join us for an online forum on “A Just Transition to 100% Renewables in New York” featuring New York Senator Pete Harckham, Peekskill Councilmember Vanessa Agudelo, Courtney Williams of SEnRG, Carlos Garcia of NYC-EJA, and Aneta Voronkova of Pratt NYPIRG. Learn about how we will transition to 100% renewables in a way that supports our communities, workers, and the neighborhoods that are most at risk to dirty and dangerous energy. Hear about exciting new renewable energy projects, initiatives and legislation coming up.

Co-sponsored by Beyond Indian Point, Alliance for a Green Economy, Frack Action, Riverkeeper, Nuclear Information Resource Service, Food & Water Watch, NYPIRG, Safe Energy Rights Group (SEnRG), Resist Spectra, and NYC Environmental Justice Alliance.

Register Here – https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_G_MysBYeTbWKmUj6P1ffxQ

 

7:00 PM:  350 NYC General Meeting

Speakers Becca Elzinga and Adam Schiabor, from the Urban Green Council, will talk about bringing large buildings in NYC in compliance with the new Local Law 97 that mandates that buildings over 25,000 sq. ft.  must reduce their greenhouse gas emissions by 40% by 2030.

Becca Elzinga, LEED GA, develops curriculum to teach architects, engineers, construction workers and building operators the latest in green building practices 

Adam Schiabor, Research Coordinator, Urban Green Council is responsible for conducting data analysis and research into sustainability topics. 

Register here

 


Tuesday, February 23

9AM: NYS Climate Action Council Advisory Panels: Just Transition Panel –  Public Engagement Session

In keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held via teleconference. To observe the meeting, please use the WebEx information below.

View the Meeting

8PM:  Food and Water Watch:  False Climate Solutions

Not all climate change “solutions” will truly tackle our climate crisis. The oil and gas industry tries to protect its profits at any cost, and that often involves elaborate pay-to-pollute schemes like cap-and-trade and carbon pricing, as well as unproven technology like carbon capture. “Renewable” biogas would prop up the unsustainable factory farm system without reducing methane emissions.  Fossil fuel corporations are pushing false solutions to the climate crisis to confuse policy makers and the public.

Click here to RSVP and join us on February 23: http://fwwat.ch/2Ngn93z

 


Monday, February 22

All Day! Beyond Plastics: Tweetathon to City Council Speaker Corey Johnson

New York City is generating a truly staggering amount of non-recyclable single-use plastic trash and we need your help to get NYC’s long-awaited and widely supported Straws & Stirrers By Request Only Bill 936 over the finish line. RSVP now for the 2/22 Tweet-A-Thon and we’ll and we’ll follow up to make sure you have everything you need to make Speaker Johnson sit up and take notice!

NYS Climate Action Council Advisory Panels – Public Engagement Sessions

9:30AM Power Generation Advisory Panel

In keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held via teleconference. To observe the meeting, please use the WebEx information below.. View the Meeting

1PM:  Waste Advisory Panel

In keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held via teleconference. To observe the meeting, please use the WebEx information below. View the Meeting

1PM:  Land Use & Local Government Advisory Panel

In keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meeting will be held via teleconference. To observe the meeting, please use the WebEx information below. View the Meeting


Sunday, February 21

5PM:  Sane Energy

The DEC has finally announced that March 10th is the date for the public hearing on whether or not to issue National Grid a permit for liquefied and compressed fracked gas infrastructure by Newtown Creek. We know this project is totally unjust, illegal, a total climate catastrophe, and is charging all of us, undemocratically, to PAY for it!

It’s important we all to show up!

Then, let’s get organized. We are hosting a prep session to get us prepared to defend our community using carefully researched legal arguments that will give the DEC reasons to DENY National Grid’s permit. 

RSVP to join us for one of our prep sessions!

Sunday Feb 21st at 5PM

Tuesday Mar 2nd at 6:30PM

Save the Date: March 10th, 2021 at 6:00PM

REGISTER HERE FOR THE PUBLIC HEARING ON MARCH 10


Friday, February 19

1PM:  Climate Central WORKSHOP: Managing Climate Misinformation

The climate field is riddled with misinformation, from science denialism and greenwashing to flawed perceptions of the costs of climate action. Join Climate Central in a conversation with academic experts and journalists for advice on recognizing, decoding, avoiding and covering climate misinformation. Includes live Q&A. Registration required.

REGISTER NOW


Thursday, February 18

 10:00AM:  Clean200 – 2021 Live Webinar

The first Carbon Clean 200™ was launched in 2016. Every year, we update the 200 global companies that define the clean energy future. The NEW list will be available and we will present our findings with a live webinar and discussion. Panelists will highlight companies that were added/removed from the list, debate how these companies performed, and explain global trends.  Join us as we continue to provide the most current data on the companies that are leading the way to a clean energy future.  REGISTER NOW

11AM:  Climate Action Council Transportation Advisory Panel

In keeping with measures designed to limit the spread of COVID-19, the meetings will be held via teleconference. To observe a meeting, please use the specific WebEx information below for the respective meeting.  For additional information on the Climate Action Council, please visit the Climate Act website.

View the Meeting

7PM:  Conversations For A Preferred Future Yvonne Chou Onandaga Earth Corps Syracuse, New York

More detail at suburbanpermaculture.org, Zoom in 5 – 10 minutes before start time.

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89553673085

Meeting ID: 895 5367 3085

Passcode: 990252


Wednesday, February 17

7PM:  350NYC Media Meeting

More to come on this.


Tuesday, February 16

3PM:  Climate X Change:  The Road to 100% Renewable Energy

The concept of 100% renewable energy is rising as a policy choice for reducing carbon pollution.  In recent years, several cities and states have committed to 100% renewable energy or net-zero goals, and President Joe Biden has committed to carbon neutrality nationwide before 2050 in his most recent climate plan.   February’s Deep Dive webinar looks at these policies under a microscope. What is the difference between 100% renewable, net-zero, and carbon neutrality? How can we ensure the protection of jobs in a massive energy transition? How can we ensure that vulnerable populations are protected? What technology is needed to achieve 100% renewable energy? How can we pass these policies in legislatures across the country? REGISTER HERE

8PM:  Stop the Money Pipeline National Coalition: Defund Line 3 Campaign

In solidarity with Water Protectors on the frontlines on Anishinaabe lands in Minnesota, we are joining forces against Enbridge’s next big financial deadline, March 31, when a credit facility renewal worth $2.16 billion will expire.  The 18 major banks involved in that loan have to make a decision whether to continue to support Line 3 or walk away from Enbridge and its toxic, colonial pipeline.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll be asking activists across the country to send direct emails to CEOs, call board members, take part in Covid-safe street protests, participate in projection actions, join online rallies, and much more.

Tara Houska and Taysha Martineau will share stories from the frontlines, including how they recently shut down construction with a piano blockade. And organizers will walk through the campaign plan step-by-step, let you know how you can participate at every stage and give you all the tools you need to get involved.  RSVP to the Campaign Launch on Tuesday, Feb 16th. 


Friday, February 12

 1PM: The Climate Museum’s Second Fridays series:  Talking Climate: Grief

The Climate Museum announces Second Fridays with the launch of our discussion series Talking Climate! Join us on the second Friday of every month for conversations about climate and inequality, with additional special events featured throughout the year.

See what’s going on here: https://climatemuseum.org/second-fridays

1PM:  NYS Climate Action Council – Power Generation Advisory Panel – Meeting and Public Engagement Session.

A regularly-scheduled advisory panel meeting will take place from 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. The public comment period will begin at 3:30 p.m.

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3:00 PM: The Sierra Club Presents: An Expert Panel on Sea Level Rise & Our Coasts

Our first panel will discuss how sea level rise is affecting our various coastlines, from marshes to beaches to coastal cities.  The Zoom link will be provided to registered guests prior to this event. Event is Free! Please register.

As part of the event, we will also provide a link to screen the film “Last Call of the Bayou”, Five Stories from Louisiana’s Disappearing Coastline https://www.lastcallforthebayou.com


Thursday, February 11

6PM:  Beyond Plastics:  Plastic Pollution Organizing Meeting

It’s a new year and we’re excited to tackle plastic pollution in NYC and beyond.

Click here to register and we’ll email you the Zoom log in details for the meeting.

In addition to updates on the NYC Skip the Straw Bill, the NY state bag ban, the Break Free From Plastic Pollution Act (hello, Senate Majority Leader Schumer!!!), we’ll fill you in on a new effort to convince Amazon to stop using so much plastic packaging, the new push to convince President Biden to be a plastic-free president, the upcoming Fossil Fools Day, and more. We’ll also hear from Caroline Vanderlip, founder of Re:Dish, a new company that is reimagining restaurant takeout and meal services for a more sustainable future.


Wednesday, February 10

2PM:  NYS Climate Action Council – Energy-Intensive and Trade-Exposed Industries Advisory Panel Meeting

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3PM:  NYS Climate Action Council – Transportation Advisory Panel

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3PM:  NYS Climate Action Council – Energy Efficiency and Housing Advisory Panel Meeting

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4:30PM:  Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law:  Back to the Future: Energy Policy in the Biden Administration

President Joe Biden has pledged to pursue a starkly different energy policy than the prior administration. Among other things, Biden has promised to dramatically curb methane emissions from the oil and gas sector, cut fossil fuel subsidies, and put the US on a path to achieve net-zero emissions by 2050. Achieving these goals will require sweeping changes to federal energy and environmental laws. At this upcoming panel discussion, experts from industry, law and the environmental community will assess what steps the Biden Administration can or should to take to implement these reforms and the obstacles that it may encounter along the way. 

Register here.

7PM:  350NYC Transportation Working Group

Electric school buses and more.  If you are interested in attending the Zoom Transportation meeting, please email Leslie Stevens, lste.climate@gmail.com to register.


Tuesday, February 9

2PM:  NYS Climate Action Council – Waste Advisory Panel – Meeting and Public Engagement Session

Members of the public will have the opportunity to provide comments in the latter half of the meeting. Comments will be limited to two minutes per commenter. For those interested in providing comments, please pre-register here.

Note: You do not need to register to attend the meeting; registration is for those interested in providing verbal comments during the meeting.

7:30PM:  Sierra Club: Climate (in) Jeopardy

Help stop Astoria fracked gas in its tracks — join us for Climate (in) Jeopardy, a virtual game-show and educational session.  We will be joined by New York Assemblyman Zohran Kwame Mamdani, who will host the trivia portion of the program, and other special celebrity guests.  Come meet your fellow NYC neighbors, join a virtual game with celebrities, and learn how you can stop new gas infrastructure from coming to the greatest city on Earth!


Wednesday, February 3

 11:00AM:  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy: 2021 State Transportation Electrification Scorecard

Which states are taking the biggest steps to advance electric vehicles and which are falling behind? In a first-of-its-kind report, ACEEE comprehensively examines all 50 states’ efforts, scoring them across 40 policies, and identifying where legislatures, executive agencies, and utility regulators can make progress.  With transportation now the largest source of U.S. greenhouse gas emissions, electric vehicles (EVs) stand to play a critical role in decarbonization. But EVs still account for only approximately 2% of the American vehicle market, and initial purchase costs and access to vehicle charging remain barriers.

The scorecard will reveal what states are doing to reduce these barriers. Join us to hear from the report authors and leaders from California, New York, and Colorado.

Register Here

Noon:  NYRenews:  People’s Climate Action Council

The CAC Advisory Panels are seeking public input in February. At the P-CAC we will talk about how we can do this most effectively. Since the panels will report back to the CAC in March, this is really our only chance to provide bottom up input. You can register on Zoom here.

6:30PM:  Food & Water Watch:  Teach In – Stop the Gowanus Fracked Gas Plant

Despite our current climate and public health crises, big Wall St. firms are trying to push forward dirty, dangerous fossil fuel plants here in New York City. One major proposal for a new fossil fuel facility is the Gowanus fracked gas plant being proposed right on the Gowanus Bay. That area of Brooklyn has already experienced great environmental injustice and our government is committed to clean up the Gowanus canal, a toxic superfund site.

What is the Gowanus fracked gas plant and why are Wall St private interests financing this a foolhardy proposal to burn more fossil fuels in Brooklyn? More importantly, how can we stop this Gowanus fracked gas plant from being approved and move New York to 100% renewable energy? Join us and activists throughout the city for a virtual teach-in to Stop the Gowanus Fracked Gas Plant on Wednesday, February 3!


Tuesday, February 2

10AM:  POLITICO and EDF:  Communities in Transition – The Future of America Energy

Join for a virtual deep-dive conversation to explore policy proposals and practices that could be most effective in helping communities with economies that rely on fossil fuels navigate the energy transition.  Register to watch here.

Noon:  Sane Energy:  Tell Cuomo and the PSC – Get Off Gas Press Conference & Rally

Renewable Heat Now campaign and community members and elected officials from across New York State impacted by fracked gas infrastructure and harmful utility moratoria.  Watch livestream here: bit.ly/getoffgas

Friday, January 29

Noon:  NYU Institute for Policy Integrity and Environmental Defense Fund:  When Old Laws Threaten New Climate Ambitions: A New York Case Study

Several states have recently passed legislation mandating ambitious levels of economy-wide greenhouse gas emissions reductions. While the laws establishing these state mandates authorize agencies to adopt new regulations, they do not spell out what to do about existing laws that enable—and, in some cases, encourage—the consumption of fossil fuels. Our webinar, co-hosted by the Environmental Defense Fund, will explore this challenge by considering New York’s clean energy transition, and tensions between old laws and the landmark Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act. After a presentation of research by Justin Gundlach and Elizabeth Stein, speakers Dale Bryk, Rory Christian, and Michael Gerrard will consider some of the issues and proposals raised by the authors. Moderated Q&A will follow.  Register for the webinar here

 

Thursday, January 28

3:00PM:  America Sustainable Business Council:  Climate Change & Biden’s First 100 Days with Gina McCarthy Webinar

We are pleased to invite you to join ASBC for a conversation with Gina McCarthy, the newly appointed leader of the incoming Office of Domestic Climate Policy.  President-elect Joe Biden has committed his administration to necessary, aggressive action on climate change, with a bold climate strategy highlighted by the appointment of Ms. McCarthy as the first-ever head of the Domestic Climate Policy Office. Ms. McCarthy will highlight what we can expect from the incoming administration in the first 100 days as well as President-elect Biden’s longer-term plans for domestic climate policy as it relates to our economy.  The former Administrator of the EPA under President Obama from 2013-17, McCarthy will work with former Secretary of State John Kerry, who will handle climate policy from an international perspective.  Ms. McCarthy will be joined on January 28th by ASBC business leaders to offer thoughts on the roles and responsibilities of businesses in addressing climate change and the opportunity for public-private partnerships.

Register here.

7PM: Cary Institute of Ecosystem StudiesRestoring Resilient Tropical Forests

Sustainable forests can protect biodiversity and combat climate change.  Take a virtual trip to Panama and discover why healthy tropical forests are our climate allies, how tree species diversity regulates forest regrowth following disturbance, and science-based recipes for reforestation success.  Register here.

7PM:  Power Shift Network: Climate Justice + Organizing Labor

This webinar will be an introduction on labor organizing and how it interacts with many aspects of the environmental justice movement, such as how right-to-work legislation and other union busting efforts or hampering work affect the climate justice movement. Panelists will also be discussing the connections between the current labor organizers and mutual aid organizers in the youth environmental movement.  Power Shift Network is continuing to center conversations around the movements that closely intersect to climate justice work with our next conversation focused on organized labor.

9PM: Conversations For A Preferred Future:  LA Eco Village Los Angeles, California

Join Zoom Meeting – Conversations For A Preferred Future

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/89553673085

Meeting ID: 895 5367 3085

Passcode: 990252


 

Wednesday, January 27
7PM:  General Meeting
It’s been hard to get out lately, but have you had an opportunity to check out the Climate Clock at Union Square?  Come meet the activists Andrew Boyd and Gan Golan to learn about their efforts to get the clock in cities around the world.

The Climate Clock shows everyone that we have a deadline to reduce CO2 and a lifeline to increase renewable energy.  With the new administration getting settled, 350NYC has a role to play.  So do you.  Join us.  Folks new to 350NYC can join at 6:30PM. 

7:30PM:  Reusable Solutions and the Brooklyn Borough President’s office:  The Clean Power Hour

The Clean Power Hour is a virtual renewable energy showcase that will help us learn how NYC can transition to 100% clean power.  Following opening remarks from the Brooklyn Borough President’s Office, we will hear from four companies that are working to reduce our dependence on fossil fuels. Participants will have a chance to ask questions and discover what our fossil fuel free future looks like.

Sign up here and we’ll send you a link to the zoom event. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/134602424475

 

9PM:  Union of Concerned Scientists and Science! Learning to Earn Your Trust: A Virtual Discussion about Public Trust in Science

Join for a discussion on what stops people from “trusting the science,” and what we can do to change that. Register for your YouTube link here.

 

Tuesday, January 26

9AM – 1PM:  Labor Network For Sustainability, Jersey Renews, and others:  Time for Turbines – 2 day event

Time for Turbines is an annual conference that brings together policymakers, labor and environmental advocates and wind energy professionals to discuss current issues and opportunities in New Jersey’s rapidly expanding offshore wind industry.  Check out their event website to view program updates and register to join.

6PM:  Climate Reality NYC Metro Chapter: The Sea Around Us

Join this panel event discussing sea level rise, erosion, resilience and the health of the waterways and shores that surround NYC and learn about the exciting people and organizations that are working tirelessly to shore up the health of our waterways, and our city. REGISTER HERE

7PM: Food Justice Month at Fourth Universalist! Panel: Food Waste and Composting

The Food Justice movement is working to make sure all people have access to healthy food, while studying the impacts of food production and waste on our environment.

Please join the Environmental Justice Team at Fourth Universalist as we explore issues related to food, the environment, and how we can create more equitable food systems in our communities.

Please register for the events using this form. All events will occur on Zoom at this link.

8PM:  #BuildBackFossilFree coalition

Please join Build Back Fossil Free digital rally calling on President Biden to take bold executive action to end the era of fossil fuel production, protect communities reeling from the climate and COVID-19 crises, and #BuildBackFossilFree. The rally will feature frontline leaders fighting toxic fossil fuel projects and lay the groundwork for a coordinated organizing push to build on this week’s momentum.

RSVP link

Thursday, January 21

7 PM: Conversations For A Preferred Future:  Permaculture Rising Portland, Oregon Join Zoom Meeting – Conversations For A Preferred Future

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Meeting ID: 895 5367 3085

Passcode: 990252

 


Wednesday, January 20

 6:30 PM:  350NYC Media Meeting

To join meetings fill out our Climate Action Intake Form here.

 


January 19

1:30PM: NY Times Climate Hub:  Making 2021 the Year We Break Fossil Fuel Addiction

The Covid-19 crisis collapsed demand for energy, with oil prices falling to an astonishing -$37.63 per barrel in late April. But as the world looks toward recovery, can this shock be seized to break the global addiction to fossil fuels, or will the “new normal” end up looking much like the old one? How can we accelerate the rise in renewables to meet urgent global demand throughout the recovery? How will businesses with global operations adapt to support this transformation? And could a green recovery provide the necessary boost to strengthen commitment to the climate goals, which the world so badly needs?

Register Here

6PM:  Food and Water Watch: Stop Danskammer film

Environmental and racial justice are two sides of the same coin…
Stop Danskammer is a short documentary set in Newburgh, NY, which shows how environmental and racial justice are two sides of the same coin. On one side, we meet local activists working hard to keep a fracked gas power plant from opening in their city–and who would think they would have to in a state where fracking is banned? On the other, we learn that dangerous projects like this are often built in communities of color, where developers believe the residents are least likely to defend themselves from the air and water pollution the projects cause. But the community of Newburgh refuses to conform to these expectations, and are standing up to say “Stop Danskammer!”

https://www.facebook.com/events/236644321175783

RSVP to the film here.

6:30PM:  Facing the Plastic Pollution Crisis: A Talk with Judith Enck

Join the Brooklyn and Manhattan Solid Waste Advisory Boards and the Bronx and Queens SWAB Organizing Committees (via Zoom) for a talk with Judith Enck of Beyond Plastics to hear about how single-use plastic is harming our environment from production to disposal and what we can do about it.  Moderated by Dior St. Hillaire from the Bronx SWAB Organizing Committee.  The event is FREE, but requires advance registration.

Sign up VIA EVENTBRITE

7PM: Food Justice Month at Fourth Universalist! Panel: Food Insecurity and Hunger in NYC

The Food Justice movement is working to make sure all people have access to healthy food, while studying the impacts of food production and waste on our environment.

Please join the Environmental Justice Team at Fourth Universalist as we explore issues related to food, the environment, and how we can create more equitable food systems in our communities.

Please register for the events using this form. All events will occur on Zoom at this link.

 

 


Thursday, January 14

 10AM:  CLCPA Roundtable on Natural Resources

Join New York League of Conservation Voters and Columbia’s Sabin Center for Climate Change Law for the next forum in the series on implementing the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). This forum will focus on how New York’s natural resources can help reach the goal of an 85% reduction in greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions statewide by 2050.

https://nylcvef.org/events/clcpa-roundtable-on-natural-resources/

Noon:  EARTHDAY.ORG, Earth Day Live series: We Throw It All Away, Food Waste and Loss, Responsible Practices

Global food waste is a far-reaching problem. Approximately 1.3 billion tons of food each year are wasted globally — that’s one-third of all food produced. In the United States alone, about 40% of food goes to waste annually. With close to 900 million people starving worldwide, we cannot afford to lose that much of production. We need to start thinking about new and innovative approaches to address food waste and loss. Join us for the live event.


Wednesday, January 13

7PM:  350NYC Transportation Working Group

Electric school buses and more.  If you are interested in attending the Zoom Transportation meeting, please email Leslie Stevens, lste.climate@gmail.com to register.

 


Tuesday, January 12

 3:00PM:  Climate Xchange:  The Power of Labor in a Green Economy

A just transition to a clean energy economy requires ensuring that labor groups are at the table, and that quality green jobs are created across the country. But how can climate advocates and policymakers ensure that the move away from fossil fuels and toward renewables doesn’t leave anyone behind?  In this webinar, we’ll be hearing from a broad range of experts who will overview the importance of ensuring labor groups are at the table during this transition.  

REGISTER HERE

 7PM: Food Justice Month at Fourth Universalist! Panel: Food Justice and Climate Change

The Food Justice movement is working to make sure all people have access to healthy food, while studying the impacts of food production and waste on our environment.

Please join the Environmental Justice Team at Fourth Universalist as we explore issues related to food, the environment, and how we can create more equitable food systems in our communities.

Please register for the events using this form. All events will occur on Zoom at this link.


Monday, January 11

10AM:  New York Youth Climate Leaders – Lobby Day

NY2CL is hosting a lobby day to promote several bills for the new legislative session. Specifically, we will lobby for fossil fuel divestment, eliminating fossil fuel subsidies, and taxing the ultra-wealthy to fund climate justice. This legislation is critical to both ending New York’s reliance on fossil fuels and closing the state’s $14.5 billion budget shortfall.

As 2020 draws to an end, New York State is presented with enormous and unprecedented challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has taken tens of thousands of lives, the state government faces a $14.5 billion budget shortfall, and New York has still done little to combat the climate crisis. In order to recover from the pandemic and address the climate crisis, we must stop funding the fossil fuel industry, tax the wealthy, and create a Green New Deal for New York State.  You can register at bit.ly/fight4ourfuture

 


January 5 – 9

National Council of Science and the Environment & Project Drawdown

We are bringing together our research partners and friends from across the globe to share and expand on the latest solutions to our most pressing global challenges.  This joint conference will explore (a) the physical effects of climate change and how these are linked to social institutions; and (b) how implementing climate solutions produces positive co-benefits to society, the economy, and the planet.  There are a limited number of free registrations available for just the Drawdown segment of this conference.  Please register soon to try to take advantage of the free sessions. 


2020

Tuesday, December 29

11:00AM:  New York Youth Climate Leaders

In response to an unprecedented budget shortfall and the looming threat of the climate crisis, over 125 organizations from across New York State will send a letter on December 29th to legislative leadership and Governor Andrew Cuomo calling for the removal of nonessential fossil fuel subsidies from the 2021-2022 state budget. The organizations will also release a petition with over 2000 signatures urging legislative action to end fossil fuel subsidies. To celebrate this, the New York Youth Climate Leaders along with NRDC and NYPIRG will be holding a press conference.  Register here!


Monday, December 21

6:00PM:  Food & Water Watch Celebrating Our Victories:

Join FWW as we celebrate our victories in 2020, and, with special guest State Senator-elect Jabari Brisport, look ahead to more wins in 2021. Click here to register.

 


Sunday, December 20

5:00PM:  Sane Energy:  The Head of the Black Snake: No LNG on the North Brooklyn Pipeline

National Grid, the corporate utility covering part of NYC and Long Island wants to raise our rates, the highest in the nation, to expand more fossil fuels, including the North Brooklyn (MRI) Pipeline and LNG expansion on Newtown Creek in Greenpoint, Brooklyn in an opaque process in a boardroom. We know that more fossil fuels anywhere puts the climate at risk for everyone. Their request to invest our rate-payer dollars into more fossil fuels goes against what our community wants, and goes against our climate law. We must flood the system with public comments like they have never seen before. Come learn about it, and learn how to TAKE ACTION!  Register on Zoom in advance for this meeting here.

 


Saturday, December 19

10AM: 350Brooklyn  Stop the Money Pipeline Rally

JP Morgan Chase is the world’s largest funder of the fossil fuel industry. Since the 2015 adoption of the Paris Agreement, Chase has provided nearly $269 billion to fossil fuel companies to build coal mines, pipelines and fracked gas terminals — 36% more than any other bank.  Let Chase know what you think! Join the Stop the Money Pipeline Campaign rally, Chase Bank branch at Fifth Avenue and Ninth Street in Park Slope.  We’ll be meeting on Zoom on Wednesday, December 16, at 7:30 pm to plan further action. Please email us at stmp@350Brooklyn.org for the link.

 


Friday, December 18

11AM:  Big Reuse:  PLEASE SAVE THE QUEENS COMPOSTING SITE!

Testify at City Council – NY City Council supports community composting and wants our site and LES Ecology Center’s licenses renewed. City Council has called an oversight hearing on Community Composting with the Committee on Parks and Recreation and the Committee on Sanitation to question Parks about their short sighted decision.

  • We encourage all supporters of composting to register to testify at the hearing here. Registration to testify closes 24 hours before the hearing (12/17 at 10:59am).
  • Written testimony may be submitted without registration by emailing it to hearings@council.nyc.gov up to 72 hours after the close of the hearing.
  • The hearing can be viewed here.
  • Send copy of testimony to Mayor and Parks.  Paste your testimony into response forms for Mayor de Blasio and Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver to let them know why Parks should host composting sites instead of landfilling their yard waste.

 

1:30PM:  Sustainable Shorelines Webinar: Implementation of Nature-based Shoreline Projects and Initiatives since 2015

Hear about efforts over the past five years to advance nature-based shoreline protection in New York. Presentation topics include: implementation of the Community Risk and Resiliency Act, Great Lakes nature-based shoreline and coastal resilience updates, monitoring natural and nature-based shoreline features, and projects and progress along the Hudson River, Niagara River and Long Island.

For more information and to register, go to the Hudson River National Estuarine Research Reserve’s website.


Wednesday, December 16

12:00 PM:  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) 2020 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard

Which states are doing the most to save energy and which are falling behind? And how has COVID-19 and the resulting recession affected their efforts? In a comprehensive ranking of 32 metrics in five policy areas, the nonprofit ACEEE will highlight national winners and, for the first time, regional winners and states to watch. It will look at the top states for utility-sector efficiency, building energy codes, appliance standards, electric vehicles, and other policies and programs.  Register here

 5:30PM:  Scenic Hudson:  Danskammer – Isn’t it Worth Getting Right?

Join us to hear about a concept for the site that would create jobs, lower taxes and support New York’s clean energy future. The experts in energy project finance and landscape architecture who developed it will explain its positive, long-term impacts to your community. Register:

https://www.scenichudson.org/events/online-briefing-danskammer-alternatives/


Tuesday, December 15th

3PM:  Big Reuse:  PLEASE SAVE THE QUEENS COMPOSTING SITE!

We need your help to renew the license agreements for Big Reuse’s Queensbridge Community Composting Site and LES Ecology Center’s Composting in East River Park. Parks Dept is planning to evict our composting site to replace it with equipment storage and parking. Parks Commissioner Mitchell Silver and Mayor Bill de Blasio have the power to renew the license agreements for community composting sites. Here are actions you can take to demand that they act now.

Attend our Press – Join the Save Our Compost coalition and elected officials for a virtual press conference where we will make the case for protecting existing compost sites on Parks. The event will be live-streamed on our Facebook page.  Watch on Zoom here.

See Friday, December 18th and register to testify!


Monday, December 14th

 12PM:  Columbia University – Center on Global Energy Policy:  Building a New Grid Without New Legislation

Expanding and strengthening the transmission grid is a key enabler of an affordable and rapid transition to a zero-carbon power sector in the United States. However, it has become conventional wisdom that sufficient development of new long-distance high-voltage transmission projects is not practically achievable due to onerous state requirements for permitting and acquiring land for such projects. Congressional action could certainly address the regulatory and barriers that currently prevent long-distance high-voltage transmission from being developed at the necessary speed and scale. However, according to new research from the Center on Global Energy Policy and NYU School of Law’s Institute for Policy Integrity*, the U.S. Department of Energy and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) could use existing authorities to overcome state regulatory obstacles and advance transmission development, even without new Congressional action.

Register Here


Saturday, December 12

12 – 2 PM:  NYC Democratic Socialists of America: Fight for Our Lives! Rally at Chuck Schumer’s Office

Join the DSA EcoSocialist Working Group, Green New Deal Campaign Committee, and the Medicare for All Campaign Committee for an action to Fight for Our Lives in front of Sen. Chuck Schumer’s office! It’s at 780 3rd Ave in Manhattan, between 48th and 49th St.

https://www.facebook.com/events/703789376927007 RSVP:https://bit.ly/d12nycsignup


Monday December 7th

10AM:  Climate Action will host From Risk to Opportunity: Climate Transitions and Tropical Commodities

This event will bring together environment ministers and senior officials from Germany and the UK alongside private sector leaders to discuss how we can work together to eliminate deforestation from tropical commodity supply chains and support sustainable production.

The event is brought to us by Orbitas.  Orbitas is company that examines climate transition risks for capital providers financing tropical commodities. Orbitas will share the world’s first research on what risks and opportunities will stem from transitioning policies, consumer preferences, and corporate goals affecting tropical agriculture.

Featured Speakers:

·        Lord Martin Callanan, UK Minister for Climate Change and Corporate Responsibility

·        Karsten Sach, Director General, Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety

·        Mark Kenber, Orbitas

·        More Ministerial and private-sector leaders to be announced

Register today to join the content live or watch on demand in your own time.


Sunday, December 6

4-6PM: The Sunrise Movement:  Sunrise School

The Sunrise Movement is starting its training sessions again.  Know a young person who wants to get involved?  2021 is our time to start making the Green New Deal a reality. Biden won this election because our generation threw down, and now his time is ours. From the moment he steps into office, we need to be ready to demand that Biden take swift, bold action on climate. And if we do that, we could have some seriously big wins — from transformative executive actions, to an Office of Climate Mobilization that can ensure we begin the decade of the Green New Deal in Biden’s first 100 days. But he’ll only do that if Sunrise and our allied movements make him

REGISTER


Thursday, December 3

4:30PM:  New York Communities for Change:  Gov. Cuomo Birthday Bash – Tax the Rich

It’s a birthday celebration… sort of.  The Governor’s birthday is on December 6; what better gift than billions of dollars to fight inequality and climate change in NY.  New York faces budget gaps, dramatically worsened by the coronavirus pandemic. A Biden presidency won’t eliminate these gaps. Besides, federal aid was never going to satisfy the need to tax the rich to fight growing inequality and fund transformative climate action in NY. Rally outside of 212 5th Avenue (where billionaire Jeff Bezos bought a penthouse and condo for a total of $96 million).  https://www.facebook.com/events/405809260561309


Wednesday, December 2

2PM: The Nature Conservancy: 30% by 2030 Series: OCEAN CONSERVATION featuring Melissa Garvey, Global Director of Ocean Protection

Protect 30% of the planet by 2030: It’s an ambitious goal, and one The Nature Conservancy believes we can collectively achieve for people and nature to thrive. Join Legacy Club members and fellow loyal supporters for our exclusive virtual events with TNC’s experts to discuss transformational conservation for nature’s future.

Learn how your support is propelling groundbreaking science and innovative strategies to protect biodiversity while achieving large-scale, transformative conservation of our most important lands and waters.  REGISTER »

 

7PM:  350NYC GENERAL MEETING AND END-OF-YEAR PARTY

Join us to celebrate our work together in this challenging year!

We will miss our in-person holiday festivities this year, but we still look forward to this virtual celebration of our wonderful community. Help us reflect on how much we were able to accomplish in this difficult time and how we’ve been able to stay engaged and supportive of one another. 

We’ll also remember our beloved Dee Aherne, who passed away on November 7th. In her honor we’ll share our plans for action in 2021.

If this is the first time you’ve attended one of our meetings join the zoom at 6:30 and we’ll tell you about our working groups and how to get involved.

Bring a glass for a (digital) toast to our work together!

 

REGISTER IN ADVANCE

After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting. 

Note that our normal General Meetings held on the fourth Wednesday of the month are cancelled for November and December due to the holidays.  Join us on December 2nd instead. 


Tuesday, December 1

1PM:  Climate Central and the National Housing Trust:  The Sea Level Rise Threat to Affordable Housing

New research on affordable housing exposed to coastal flood risk warns that rising seas can be expected to triple the number of units vulnerable to flooding by 2050. This workshop will feature experts discussing the science behind the study and the options available to maintain safe, affordable housing in coastal communities as our climate changes.

https://climatecentral-org.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_i4BHfVTORx-dE_qvwusY4w

 

1:30PM: NY Times Climate Hub: Transforming the Financial System for a Zero-Carbon Future

Traditionally, investors have had one duty – to make the greatest possible return on capital for their shareholders. It’s an outdated model that’s brought us to the brink of climate disaster, and we need a new way of understanding value and returns that looks beyond the short-term and drives resources towards scalable solutions. There are trillions of dollars in so-called ‘green’ funds, but how do we fundamentally redesign financial markets to make responsible, climate-focused investing the rule rather than the exception

Register here.


November 30th

11:00AM: AlignNY: Cyber Monday Rally: STAND UP to Amazon and Pandemic Profiteer Jeff Bezos

Cyber Monday Rally targeting Amazon’s pandemic profiteering and calling on the state to hold the company and CEO Jeff Bezos accountable by taxing the rich, funding excluded workers, and passing the NY HERO act.  212 5th Avenue, Manhattan (Jeff Bezos’ multi-million dollar apartment)

https://www.facebook.com/events/378947753220081


Tuesday, November 24

2PM:  Climate Action Council

New York State’s 22-member Climate Action Council, established under the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, will hold a meeting to continue its work on a statewide scoping plan to guide New York State toward its nation-leading climate goals.

To observe the meeting, please use the WebEx information below. A recording of the meeting will be posted on the Climate Act website within three days of the meeting, or as soon as practicable.

View the meeting

Audio conference: 415-655-0003

Access code: 145 385 0719

For additional information on the Climate Action Council, please visit the Climate Act website

4 PM:  New York Youth Climate Leaders

As of this November, the New York Youth Climate Leaders have been fighting for climate justice for one year! We have already accomplished so much, but we have a long way to come.  To commemorate our birthday, we are hosting an anniversary webinar and social hour. During this event, we will reflect on our successes thus far and discuss our ambitious plans for the coming year. You are invited to register for the event here.

Expect to hear about our plans and goals for 2021 and listen to an exciting line-up of speakers that includes Senator-Elect Jabari Brisport, activist Ruth Foster, and Senator Liz Kruger. Don’t forget to register at http://bit.ly/ny2cl-anniversary!

5:30-7PM: The Natural History Museum:  Indigenous Climate Justice: Ecological and Relational Tipping Points

The Natural History Museum is teaming up with the Humboldt State University Native American Studies Program to explore the challenges and possibilities for coalition-building in a time of accelerating climate change.  This webinar explores the profound effects colonialism, capitalism, and industrialization on the contemporary conditions for climate activism, underscoring one of the central questions for activists and policy-makers today: what does it truly mean to center environmental justice in our collective response to climate change?Register here to access the Zoom link

 

6PM:  Food and Water Watch

The election is over (finally) and we’re ready to win real victories to protect our climate, food, and water.  Join us online to discuss our plans to take control of the U.S. Senate, win a national ban on fracking, and achieve policies at the state and national levels to safeguard our communities and planet.  Click here to RSVP: https://secure.foodandwateraction.org/…/ny-whats-next…

6PM:  The Climate Reality Metro Chapter:  Super Storms, Erosion and Sea Level Rise

The Hurricane season of 2020 has been one for the record.  Hurricane Iota is currently barreling towards Central America at Category 5 strength.  This storm season has been so active that there weren’t even enough assigned names.  Thus, Hurricane Iota, and Alpha, Gamma, Delta, and more.  Is this year an anomaly, or a sign of what’s to come?  We know that hurricanes cause serious disruption to peoples’ lives, economies, and of course, the environment.  Also in play are increased Eco-migration and geopolitical instability.

To address these questions and more, we have put together an all-star team of scientists for the next Climate Reality Meeting. On panel are Kerry Emanuel:  prominent meteorologist and climate scientist from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dr. Prof Bharti Chhibber: author, socio-political analyst and environmentalist, Suzana J. Camargo:  Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University and Chia-Ying Lee: Assistant Research Professor at the Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory.

Click here to join us and learn how, and if, we can mitigate against the worst case scenarios.

 


Monday, November 23

4PM: The Natural History Museum:  Fire and Food Sovereignty

The Natural History Museum is teaming up with the Humboldt State University Native American Studies Program to explore the challenges and possibilities for coalition-building in a time of accelerating climate change.  For thousands of years tribes across California and the world have used intentional burns to renew local food, basketry, medicinal and cultural resources, create habitat for animals, and reduce the risk of larger, more dangerous wildfires. This panel discussion will provide insights on the relationship between fire and food sovereignty.  Register here to access the Zoom link


Friday, November 20

Noon:  NYRenews:  Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA) Launch

NYRenews convenes a statewide conversation to go over what this moment means for our fight for climate justice, and share how you can get involved. RSVP here.

It is critically important that New York state lead on climate justice, and specifically to invest real money into the communities hit hardest by pollution, Covid, and the climate crisis.

We’re working to pass the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA), a law that would raise $15 billion every year to build a just transition in New York State. Last year, when we passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA), New York became a national beacon on climate, influencing everything from policies in other states to the climate plans put forward by the Biden campaign and the US Senate Democrats.

 


Thursday, November 19

Noon:  SciensWater – Rethinking Water

Clean tap water is no longer a given. Across the United States, in major cities and small towns, drinking water is contaminated by industry, aging infrastructure, and weakening government oversight. According to the National Academy of Sciences in 2015, the same year the Flint crisis began, there are 21 million people in the US served by water systems that violate health standards. In this Webinar, we bring pioneering speakers from various sectors to share with us how they view the Water Crisis and the extent of the long-term economic and social impact.

https://scienswater.com/rethinking-water-webinar-series/

3 – 4:15PM:  Pachamama Alliance Global Gathering

Special announcement from Drawdown NYC co-founders Elly Lessin and Keith Voos:  Please join Lynne Twist, Jane Goodall, Van Jones and others on to learn about what Pachamama Alliance is doing in the world and about their extraordinary educational programs.  Please reserve your spot by November 6 in Elly Lessin’s private watch party by following these steps:

1.Go to https://landing.pachamama.org/gathering

2.Find and select Elly Lessin in the drop-down box on the right

3.Complete and submit the form.


Wednesday, November 18

7PM:  350NYC Media Meeting

 

 

2 PM: The Nature Conservancy: 30% by 2030 Series: LAND CONSERVATION featuring Jeffrey Parrish, Global Managing Director for Nature Protection

Protect 30% of the planet by 2030: It’s an ambitious goal, and one The Nature Conservancy believes we can collectively achieve for people and nature to thrive. Join Legacy Club members and fellow loyal supporters for our exclusive virtual events with TNC’s experts to discuss transformational conservation for nature’s future.

Learn how your support is propelling groundbreaking science and innovative strategies to protect biodiversity while achieving large-scale, transformative conservation of our most important lands and waters.  REGISTER »

 


Tuesday, November 17

11:00 AM:  The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy:  How Biden Can Cut Carbon Emissions and Utility Bills With Appliance Standards

Meeting the climate and energy goals spelled out by President-elect Biden will require that the new administration prioritize actions to save energy and cut emissions from day one. U.S. appliance, equipment and lighting standards have done more to save energy in buildings than any other policy but the Department of Energy (DOE) has fallen woefully behind on its obligations to update them. DOE has missed more than two-dozen legal deadlines and a similar number are coming due within the next four years. This briefing will present the findings of a major new report from the Appliance Standards Awareness Project and the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy that examines how much can be accomplished for the climate and for consumers’ pocketbooks with appliance, equipment, and lighting standards adopted by DOE within the next four years.

Register Here


Monday, November 16

9AM – 5PM: Beyond Plastics

Beyond Plastics and a coalition of groups have organized a call in to Senator Gillibrand (202-224-4451) urging her to become a sponsor of the Break Free from Plastic Pollution Act. We hope you can help promote the call-in.  Currently, the bill has 10 co-sponsors in the Senate where it’s known as S. 3263 (and 89 co-sponsors in the House where it’s known as H.R. 5845.)

Phone numbers, script and call reporting form are here: https://bit.ly/CallGillibrand

Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/425858751742652

 

6:30PM:  Sunrise Wind Farm

Ørsted U.S.and Eversource will be hosting a (free) virtual open house meeting to discuss the Sunrise Wind Farm project located off the South Shore of  Long Island. Join the meeting to learn about this vital wind project, submit comments and speak out.

If you’d like to pre-register for the Virtual Open House, please click here and provide your contact information and we’ll send you an email with a reminder.

Click here at 6:30 pm EST on November 16th for the Virtual Open House.

 


Now through the 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.

 


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.

For more information, check out the webpage at divestnyteachers.org. SIGN OUR PETITION HERE.

 


Wednesday, November 11th

 7:00-9:00 pm Transportation Working Group 

Electric school buses and more.  If you are interested in attending the Zoom Transportation meeting, please email Leslie Stevens, lste.climate@gmail.com to register.

 


Tuesday, November 10

 7PM:  Sierra Club NYC Plastic Pollution Solutions Committee:  Sustainable Fashion

The fashion industry is one of our most polluting industries and the speakers will present a variety of sustainable alternatives.  SPEAKERS: Andrea Kennedy, Professor of Fashion Sustainability at LIM College and founder of Fashiondex.com (http://fashiondex.com); Amy Hall, VP of Social Consciousness at Eileen Fisher; and Kathleen Kirkwood, founder  B.R.A. Recycling Agency.

Here’s the ZOOM link


Wednesday, November 4th

 7:00-9:00 pm Local Issues Meeting

Wednesday, November 4th

Protect the Results coalition will activate nationwide mobilizations if Trump undermines the election results 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

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


Tuesday, November 3

Election Day!  May all of our hard work pay off.

 

 2PM: Rise and Resist

Join R&R in Times Square, under the Ivanka/Jared billboards, as we remind folks that every vote has to be counted before a state can be “called” for a candidate. We probably won’t know the nationwide results for a few days, or even a week or more.  On election day we will be getting ready to make sure that Trump doesn’t try to claim a victory before the results are in. https://fb.me/e/3qT30Z3I5


Monday, November 2

11:30 – 12:30AM:  American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE)

Replacing gas-burning heating systems in commercial buildings with efficient electrified heat-pumps could reduce these buildings’ total GHG emissions by 44%, according to a new report by the ACEEE. The conversions would help enable the buildings to ultimately become “zero carbon” as the electric grid moves toward renewable energy sources. But policymakers will need to act to spur a widespread shift to heat pumps.

Buildings are responsible for nearly one-third of GHG emissions in the United States, both from fuel burning on site and the emissions from power plants serving the buildings. The new report models the impacts of replacing several types of gas-based heating systems in existing commercial buildings with various electric heat pump systems.

 Register for the report webinar


Early Voting Continues 

https://www.ny.gov/early-voting-and-absentee-voting-mail-or-dropbox

 


Wednesday, October 28th
 7:00-8:30pm Monthly General Meeting

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/


 

 

 

Wednesday, October 21

6:30 PM:  350NYC Media Task Force 


Tuesday, October 20

Noon:  AlignNY

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

Password: Oct20-2PM

To join by phone only, dial: 1-518-549-0500

Access Code: 173 919 8809

 

6:00PM link here. 

Event Number: 173 730 1808

Password: Oct20-6PM

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

6PM:  NYRenews

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.

Wednesday, October 7th
7:00-9:00pm    Local Issues Working Group

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.

REGISTER HERE ON EVENTBRITE

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.

Please click here to RSVP for the virtual press conference at 10am on Tuesday, September 22nd.

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!

REGISTER HERE, THEN SIGN THIS PETITION NOW TO DEFUND DEFORESTATION

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.

Click here to register.

 

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
6:30-8:00 Media Task Force
        7:00-8:30 Transportation Working Group

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/

 


Wednesday, September 16

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

Last day to watch TheNeedToGROW.com for free.  Rob Herring Co-Director/Co-Producer (with Ryan Wirick), Earth Conscious Films.  See grow.foodrevolution.org

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.”

Register here.


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.

Speakers include:

  • 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.

Zoom:https://us02web.zoom.us/j/2499601931?pwd=citPRGJJb3NtRDg1TndoL1IvRHdhQT09


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:

https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_JRSG1u_6TAGA9lBTMBsw9g

In addition, we have our full roster of upcoming webinars and means of registration below:

https://herecomessolar.nyc/september-solar-webinars/

 

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 awilsonenergy@gmail.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:

https://default.salsalabs.org/T0532330d-8a4b-47b2-b143-a806c7fadefb/a686fee6-a253-46f3-b8a0-9dc6b156ceea


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.

https://facebook.com/events/s/climate-jobs-and-justice-recov/2643671932627902/?ti=as


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.

Join our virtual rally and press conference on August 19th at noon to launch 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.

RSVP: https://zoom.us/meeting/register/tJUrc-CsrzotHtOeOxPasf5ec3lrDZY5RMln


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/vKsJpCrcHvoX6jNH9


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!

Saturday, July 25th  – All Day!

Fridays for Future

Strike for Climate!

#shoestrike

#shoestrike25july 

Shoe strike Purpose:
The climate crisis and the call for climate justice must not be forgotten. We want everyone to realize the extent of what is happening as climate impacts unfold, especially on folks of lower and middle income.  Since some prefer not to gather in person, we will substitute shoes for people.
Please post on Twitter and FB social media on Saturday, July 25th with the hashtag #shoestrike &  #shoestrike25july . Please ask your friends to do the same. Activists will be doing this all over the world and we’d like the hashtags to trend on July 25th.

 

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