• Movie:  Blood on the Mountain

    Wednesday, July 12th

    6:30-9:30pm

    New York Society for Ethical Culture

    2 W 64th St, New York, New York 10023

    Blood on the Mountain

    Plan to join us for this important movie, discussion and social event.

    This documentary deals with the history of coal mining in the U.S. and the labor and environmental issues that surround this industry. Don Blankenship the owner of Massey Energy who was jailed for conspiracy to violate federal mine safety and health standards, just got out and is now appealing to the White House to reduce penalties for these very violations. His behavior was responsible for the deaths of 29 miners in Big Branch mine in 2009.

    Andrew Tilson, who is founder of the Workers Unite Film Festival, represent the film for the screening.  He will speak about the ways Labor and Environmental organizations can build better relationships to rein in bad corporate actors and work together to ensure a just transition for workers in a post-carbon economy.

    More details to come!  Facebook event page here

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    NY Energy Independence Events:

    Free NY from Big Oil & Gas

    Thursday, June 29 at 12 PM  

    On the steps of City Hall, NYC

    New York State, multiple towns and cities

    On Thursday, June 29, New Yorkers are standing together to urge Energy Independence for New York State by freeing it from Big Oil and Gas! Events at locations across the State. 

    Burning fossil fuels is a leading contributor to climate change and the oil and gas industry has known this for decades. Yet, instead of acting, they began a campaign to manufacture doubt and undermine action. New York cannot break its addiction to fossil fuels by permitting new infrastructure that will lock us into decades of fossil fuel use and leave our land and water vulnerable to spills and accidents.

We call on Governor Cuomo to declare energy independence and urge him to use the State’s powers to say NO to fossil fuel infrastructure! Governor Cuomo and the Department of Environmental Conservation must deny permits, Water Quality Certifications, or other regulatory approvals for transmission pipelines, power generating plants, compressor stations, and all fossil fuel infrastructure projects. 

New York can lead on energy by 1) accelerating investment in renewable energy like off-shore wind and community solar and in energy efficiency measures; and 2) holding corporate polluters responsible for their actions in the courts.

Facebook Event for more info.

  • AWAKE: A Dream From Standing Rock

    Mon June 5th 6:30-9pm

    New York Society for Ethical Culture

    2 W 64th St, New York, New York 10023

    Awake

    If you haven’t yet seen the new Josh Fox documentary called “AWAKE: A Dream From Standing Rock”, June 5 will be an opportunity to see it and to hear from one or two people who were there when the film was being made.

    Josh Fox has also produced “Gasland” and “Gasland 2” and “How to Let Go of the World and Love All of the Things Climate Can’t Change”. AWAKE was screened on Earth Day at the Tribeca Film Festival. We are in the process of confirming guest speakers.

    Please RSVP via this MeetUp to help us know how many people to expect so we can best arrange the space.

    https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Grassroots-Alliance/events/240009647/

    NYC STANDS UP AGAINST TRUMP’S PARIS EXIT TODAY @ 6PM – FOLEY SQUARE

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    Trump is announcing his decision on pulling the U.S. out of the global Paris climate agreement at 3pm today. Make no mistake: this will almost certainly be a devastating blow to our collective future. We’re not going to take this lying down.  Now, more than ever, we need New York’s elected leaders to stand up and take bold action.

    That’s why we will rally against Trump’s announcement today (Thursday, June 1st) at 6pm – and call on our local leaders to take action.

    Join us at 6:00pm today to say: NYC Stands Up Against Trump’s Paris Exit. 

    We will first rally at Foley Square/Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan, and then march to City Hall. We will protest Trump’s outrageous action and call on Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio and Comptroller Stringer to take the bold action we need to fight the climate emergency. This is a crisis and they should act like it.

    In this dark moment, let’s take our outrage and channel it into positive change here in New York, where we know we can move Governor Cuomo, Mayor de Blasio, Comptroller Stringer and our other elected officials to action.

    Join us at 6:00pm today to say: NYC Stands Up Against the Trump Paris Exit. Rally at Foley Square/Federal Plaza in Lower Manhattan, and then march to City Hall. 

    Please feel free to bring a sign and get ready to raise your voice! Together, we can fight back to save our collective future by making NYC take the bold action we need.

    Join the Facebook event and help us spread the word. Thanks!

    State of the Resistance: An Update From The Frontlines

    NYS AG Eric Schneiderman & State Senator Liz Krueger
    Introduction by Council Member Dan Garodnick

    Wednesday, May 24 @ 6pm to 8pm

    CUNY Graduate Center
    Porshansky Auditorium
    365 Fifth Avenue, NYC  (between 34th & 35th)

    RSVP at: tinyurl.com/mzolqma or 212-490-9535May 24 event flyer

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NYC May 17, 2017 @7:00 PM –Doors open @ 6:30PM

Hosted by The Church of the Village – 201 W 13th St (corner of 7th Ave)

13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance – Honoring Berta Cáceres

Performance and Discussion: U.S. Book Tour with Honduran author Melissa Cardoza and singer Karla Lara

 

The event is free. RSVP here: https://actionnetwork.org/events/13-colors-of-the-honduran-resistance

Join us for an evening of inspiring theatre and discussion with two Honduran activists honoring the life of Berta Cáceres. Afro-indigenous autonomous feminist, poet and writer Melissa Cardoza and Karla Lara, a feminist who voices resistance through song and writing, will perform stories from Melissa’s newly released book *13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance*. Both were amongst the closest friends to Berta Cáceres, the Honduran indigenous leader and organizer of COPINH who was assassinated for her17798928_1333174563439279_4163371216685151827_n work in defense of the Lenca people and against patriarchy, capitalism, and racism. This book and this tour are dedicated to Berta. A post-performance dialogue will examine parallels between current struggles in Honduras and the U.S.

Melissa Cardoza, an afro-indigenous fearless journalist, poet, writer and feminist organizer from Honduras, poetically relates some of the most compelling moments she has witnessed amidst the brutal repression and unyielding hope and struggle that have characterized post-coup Honduras today. She will be touring along with her fellow member of the Honduran Red de Defensoras or network of women rights defenders, beloved Honduran jazz/folk protest singer Karla Lara, who appears in one of the book’s stories and has been an icon and sharp voice in the resistance.
Karla Lara songs: http://ecologicalcommonwealth.org/materials/karla-lara-2/

Hosted by The Church of the Village
Sponsored by: 350NYC, Grassroots Global Justice (GGJA), Witness for Peace, MADRE. Global Kids, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, UPROSE, Women’s Environment & Development Organization (WEDO), Urgent Action Fund – Latin America (UAF-LA), 350BK, Bronx Climate Justice North.

Facebook Event Here: https://www.facebook.com/events/1444126019222232/

Read more about Berta Cáceres here.
The Vision and Legacy of Berta Cáceres

Buy the book “13 Colors of Honduran Resistance: (in Spanish and English)
“13 Colors of the Honduran Resistance by Melissa Cardoza is a must read for anyone who wants to learn about the many contours of Honduran feminists fighting for self-determination and dignity. These stories of bravery, of struggle and pain, and ultimately of a resilience rooted in a love for freedom will grip your heart. Cardoza is brilliant in storytelling, and ensures that, in memory of our sister Berta Cáceres, feminisms are three dimensional and span multiple experiences—trans, Black, elderly, and more. The lessons contained in these stories offer important reflections for all revolutionaries.” – Alicia Garza, co-creator of the Black Lives Matter Network

RSVP https://actionnetwork.org/events/13-colors-of-the-honduran-resistance

For inquiries: 350nyc@gmail.com

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Divestment

May 5th – 13th Global Divestment Mobilization

#DivestNY

Climate change is happening now.

The business model of the fossil fuel industry is in no way compatible with a safe climate. Join us and many other divestment organizers this week to advocate for the #DivestNY movement and demand that our institutions show their leadership and acknowledge the damage fossil fuels cause.

It’s time to divest from the industry that’s wreaking havoc on our communities.

There’s a big battle brewing in New York, home to half a dozen of the largest pension funds in the country. We love NY, but we don’t love that one of our most progressive states is still investing billions in the likes of Exxon, and the companies funding the Dakota Access and Keystone pipelines.

Linked here is a day-by-day toolkit on actions you can take to ensure NY breaks ties with an industry that is holding us back from a clean and socially just future. Outlined below are a few of those actions:

 Tuesday, May 16, 6:30 PM

 

Let’s translate the energy of the People’s Climate March and the Trump resistance into political impact in NYC: join a mass people’s interview of NYC Mayor de Blasio, Public Advocate James and Comptroller Stringer.Come learn about the issues, and then hear our city’s leaders’ views, question them on the big issues, including divestment from fossil fuels – and then hold them accountable as we urge them to take the bold policy action we need!With Trump taking us backwards in the fight against climate change and inequality, it’s now even more vital that NYC step up. New York produces massive climate pollution and is also riven by inequality. We can fight both of these moral crisis at the same time by urging our top elected leaders to take action, in person. Please join hundreds of your fellow New Yorkers at this important forum to stop climate change, create good jobs, and ensure justice for all.This event is co-organized by the People’s Climate March – NY, 350.org, 350NYC, ALIGN-NY, #DivestNY, Faith in New York, Food & Water Watch, Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC), New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, New York Communities for Change (NYCC), New York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Sane Energy Project, Transform Don’t Trash NYC, WeACT for Environmental Justice and the Working Families Party (event co-sponsor list in formation).

Monday, May 8th #DivestNY LobbyDay
Westminster Presbyterian Church
85 Chestnut Street, Albany NY
10am-3pm

Join us in Albany to support The Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, A3712 Ortiz / S4596 Krueger which will require New York to divest the $170 billion state pension fund from fossil fuels.  Currently, the pension fund invests more than $10 billion in fossil fuel companies, and more than $400 million in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Burning fossil fuels causes climate destruction like Superstorm Sandy that devastated New York and caused over $65 billion in damages.

10:00 – 11:00           Registration and Divestment Briefing – 85 Chestnut Street

11:30  – 12:30          Legislative Meetings – Legislative Office Building

12:30 – 1:00             Gathering – Capitol

1:00 – 3:00               Legislative Meetings – Legislative Office Building

2:00 – 3:30               Sign out and Debrief – Legislative Office Building

Please register here: https://goo.gl/forms/GJrlIpHnNdMowf0O2

Legislative meetings will be scheduled in groups and led by someone experienced in lobbying. If you schedule your own meetings, please let us know who you will be meeting with.

For more info: DivestNY.org: Mark Dunlea, Dunleamark@aol.com or Ruth Foster: 518-588-0187 rmfoster@nycap.rr.comOrganized by the #Divest NY Coalition. Additional sponsors: (list in formation) 350NYC, Elected Officials to Protect New York, Green Education and Legal Fund, and Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline. This event is part of the Global Divestment Mobilization

 Saturday 4/29 – D.C.

PEOPLE’S MARCH FOR JOBS, JUSTICE, & CLIMATE

Recently Donald Trump gutted the Clean Power Plan and rolled back crucial environmental protections. These protections were hard-won, and were set up to both combat climate change and protect the most at-risk among us: low-income communities, communities of color and our nation’s children.

Trump’s executive order is nothing less than a tragedy. Today, we’re doubling down on our efforts to make sure Trump and his cronies like Scott Pruitt know: our resistance is here to stay. Trump’s 100th day in office will be marked by a powerful show of our people-powered resistance in our march for climate, jobs and justice.

On April 29 we will come together in DC to physically surround the White House and drown out the administration’s climate denial. We will raise our collective voices and call for real action and an end to the climate crisis. Click here to invite your friends on Facebook to join you.

Here are the latest details from the PCM organizers for the day:

11:00am: We will gather in front of the Capitol Building in contingents that spell out the values we share: justice, truth, democracy, faith and more. No matter what community you’re marching with, or where you’re coming from, there will be a spot for you. At 12:30pm, we’ll begin marching up Pennsylvania avenue.

1:30pm: We will surround the White House on all sides, and take powerful collective action to honor the lives at stake and make a loud sound demanding climate justice and good jobs that will drown out all of the climate-denying nonsense that has been coming out of the White House and Congress.

2:00pm:  there will be a moment of silence as a coordinated joint action throughout the march.  Information about the joint action will go out over text.

To get that message, please Text CLIMATE to 21333 in advance.

3:00pm: We will reconvene at the Washington Monument grounds to connect and share the stories that brought us to DC. We’ll hear from the front line of the climate crisis and share solutions rooted in our own communities. There’ll be music and beautiful art from around the country that powerfully shows our local demands and visions. We’ll even assemble all our individual signs into one collective message of resistance.

Trump’s game plan has been to relentlessly attack our communities and shock us into hopelessness. It hasn’t worked because our people-powered movement is stronger than he is — together, the resistance stopped his attempts to overturn the Affordable Care Act and stymied his despicable Muslim ban. Now, we are going to do the same thing to his attacks on our climate, our air, and our water.

But for this march to be a real show of our collective power — to send the message that our resistance is here to stay and will fight tooth and nail for our communities — we need to be there en masse, raising our voices with our friends, family, neighbors, and loved ones.

Click here to invite your friends and family on Facebook to march with us on April 29th.

Thursday, April 20

TIAA Stop Deforestation 4-20-17

at 12 PM – 1 PM

350NYC will join Friends of the Earth U.S. on Thursday, April 20 to deliver petitions to TIAA’s headquarters in New York City as part of a national week of action targeting TIAA.

Meeting location:  St. Agnes Catholic Church, 143 E 43rd Street (between Lex. & 3rd ave.)
The main action will be at TIAA’s office at 730 3rd Ave.

Help us deliver our petition to TIAA asking them to stop funding deforestation and grabbing land. Over 85,000 people from the general public and 5,000 TIAA clients signed our petition. Now it is time for us to take our campaign to the next stage and deliver our demands to TIAA!

TIAA, one of the largest pension fund management companies in the U.S. that manages the retirement money of professors, unions, nonprofits, museums and other cultural institutions, prides itself on upholding socially responsible values. Unfortunately, across the world from the U.S. to Brazil, Guatemala, Indonesia, and Uganda, TIAA is linked to land deals that are anything but transparent. It is involved in agricultural enterprises that force farmers off land, cause deforestation and exacerbate climate change and contribute to human rights violations. Currently, TIAA has over $100 million invested in the world’s most harmful palm oil companies and $8 billion invested in farmland that was acquired without permission from local communities. We’re demanding TIAA come clean about its investments in land and implement a deforestation and land grab-free investment policy.

FACEBOOK EVENT: https://www.facebook.com/events/989764984488091/permalink/994184860712770/

Groups in our coalition include:   Rede Social de Justiça e Direitos Humanos, Grain, National Family Farm Coalition, Family Farm Defenders, Wisconsin Farmer’s Union, Organic Consumers Association, Fair World Project, Rural Coalition, Presbyterian Hunger Program-PC(USA), Friends of the Earth U.S., ActionAid USA, MaryKnoll, Grassroots International, Faculty/Staff Divestment Network, 350NYC, Union of Concerned Scientists, Fian International, Fian Sweden, Other Worlds, Sum of Us, Food and Water Watch, Responsible Endowment Coalition

Sustainable – Movie and Discussion

Wednesday, April 12

6:30PM – 9 PM

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2, West 64th Street, New York, NY10023

 

SustainablePoster_cropped “America is facing a food crisis driven by profitability and a lack of consumer education. While the window to transforming our heartland continues to shrink, passionate individuals have emerged who provide hope that the health of our nation might still remain within our grasp.” (Mark Wechsler)

Join us for this new full-length movie that explores these issues and stay for the discussion about how New Yorkers can make a difference.

RSVP on Action Network

“Sustainable” the movie provides a vital investigation of the economic and environmental instability of America’s food system, from the agricultural issues we face — soil loss, water depletion, climate change, pesticide use — to the community of leaders who are determined to fix it. Sustainable is a film about the land, the people who work it and what must be done to sustain it for future generations.

The narrative of the film focuses on Marty Travis, a seventh-generation farmer in central Illinois who watched his land and community fall victim to the pressures of big agribusiness. Determined to create a proud legacy for his son, Marty transforms his profitless wasteland and pioneers the sustainable food movement in Chicago.

Sustainable travels the country seeking leadership and wisdom from some of the most forward thinking farmers like Bill Niman, Klaas Martens and John Kempf – heroes who challenge the ethical decisions behind industrial agriculture. It is a story of hope and transformation, about passion for the land and a promise that it can be restored to once again sustain us.

This is a free event but please RSVP on Action Network.

Doors open 6:30pm
Movie starts promptly at 7pm. – 8:35
Discussion: 8:35 – 9pm

Sponsored by 350NYC Climate Education and Sustainable Solutions group.

Email 350nyc@gmail.com.  Facebook event page.

Rally to Save the EPA! Resist Trump Tuesday

Tuesday, April 4

12 PM – 1 PM

Office Of New York Senator Charles E. Schumer

780 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017

 

Donald Trump’s assault on our environment threatens the health of New Yorkers. Trump proposes slashing the Environmental Protection Agency budget by 31%, eliminating thousands of jobs, undermining enforcement of laws that safeguard our water and air, and closing programs that protect our most vulnerable.

New York communities would be hard-hit by these cuts. The cleanups of the Gowanus Canal and Newtown Creek in Brooklyn could be disrupted. Programs to combat global warming would be eliminated, risking further climate catastrophes like Superstorm Sandy.

Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer must lead the charge to stop Trump’s dangerous cuts. As the nation’s most powerful Democrat, he must draw a line in the sand and refuse to support a budget that cuts EPA’s funding.

Sponsoring organizations (list in formation): New York Communities for Change, WE ACT for Environmental Justice, New York State Nurses Association, Working Families Party, Food & Water Watch, 350 Brooklyn, 350 New York, Sane Energy Project, Brooklyn Movement Center, United Thru Action, Gray Panthers, Green Education & Legal Fund, Sadhana: Coalition of Hindu Progressives, Peace Action of New York State, The Fifth Avenue Committee, Eco-Logic, New York Indivisible, Bronx Climate Justice North, MoveOn, People’s Climate Movement – NY, Community Free Democrats, Environmental Stewardship Committee of The New York Society for Ethical Culture, South Asian Fund For Education, Scholarship & Training (SAFEST), Grassroots Action NY

For more information, contact Eric Weltman: 347-778-2743; eweltman@fwwatch.org

https://www.facebook.com/events/418320725202215/   

Saturday, March 18th

#DivestmentDay

Union Square @ 10 AM – 2 PM

Hosted by Grassroots Action NY
Facebook Event for more info
Join Grassroots Action New York, Bronx Climate Justice North and a coalition of NYC groups in an initiative started by DefundDAPL (defunddapl.org) and tell big banks like Wells Fargo, Citibank, TD, Chase, and Bank of America how we feel about their decision to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline.

Banks that you can switch to that don’t invest in fossil fuels.

Pick one of these or find another one that works for you then follow along with our divestment campaign before #DivestmentDay to get ready to close your old bank account with us. Check out grassrootsactionny.com/divest for all of our divestment resources.
Then, on March 18, we will rally in Union Square then head to the banks to close our accounts together! We will be leading groups of people to various banks to close their accounts together and want to make sure we prepare correctly so, if you haven’t already, please fill out the form in the “tickets” link to let us know which bank you will be divesting from.

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First week of March:

Thursday, March 2nd

Ethics in Action: Climate Change and NYC

with Jeffery Sachs

6:30pm to 8:00pm

@ New York Society for Ethical Culture

2 W 64th St – Auditorium

Free- donations accepted at the door

The ethical imperative of New York City to tackle climate change, surely the greatest moral crisis of the century—including the city’s plans to reduce carbon emissions and make the city more resilient to the effects of climate change. 

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Friday, March 3rd 

Benefit Concert for the April People’s Climate March

7:00pm – 10:30pm

Jalopy Theatre and School of Music

315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, New York 11231

Join 350NYC, Annie Keating, Gabriel Mayersthe Radionics band & other musicians for a night of music and activism (petitions to sign, buses to sign up for), to benefit 350NYC. This inspiring evening at the magical Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook Brooklyn will raise money for buses to the climate march in D.C. on April 29th, featuring some of Brooklyn’s finest songwriters, bands and 350.org speakers. Find out what you can do to confront the Trump administration’s climate change denial and join the fight for CLIMATE JUSTICE. Together April 29th in Washington DC, march for jobs, justice and the climate. Get active in NYC sooner than this at this benefit concert in Brooklyn! **NOTE: CAPACITY FOR THIS EVENT IS LIMITED so all TICKETS must be purchased IN ADVANCE of the show. Tickets will go on sale February 10th. Visit https://www.jalopy.biz/ for more information and to purchase.

Facebook Event 

February 14th  2017

VALENTINES DAY

DIVESTMENT RALLY

Press Conference, Petition delivery

12:00 noon – 2pm

1 Centre Street, NYC

Facebook Event for updates. 

Tell Comptroller Stringer to Show the Planet some Love on Valentines Day!

Join 350NYC, Fossil Free NYC, NYU Divest and Divest NY coalition activists for a rally and press conference to call on the Comptroller to Divest NYC pension funds from fossil fuels!

We commend NYCERS and TRS (the two largest NYC pension funds) for recently completing divestment from thermal coal and are glad to see that studies are finally underway to analyze both the carbon footprint and the carbon risk and of all five NYC pension funds. We very much hope that it will lead to immediate divestment from the top two hundred fossil fuel companies doing the most harm to our planet. But there’s no guarantee, so we need to keep the public pressure on! Climate change waits for no one!

We’ll be delivering our petition during the rally so we’re doing one last big push to get as many signatures as possible before the 14th. Please sign and share.  Tell Comptroller Scott Stringer to be a leader and stop funding climate change.

Sign the Petition to NYC Comptroller 

Join us on the 14th to help spread the love! 

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  Break Free Albany, May 14

Be part of the Global action to Break Free from fossil fuels in Albany on May 14th.

350NYC HISTORY HIGHLIGHTS

2015

February 13th-14th – Global Divestment Day

March 19th – Countdown to Paris: Update on Global Climate Treaty Negotiations 

2014

December 10th, 2014 – Climate Justice is a Human Right: Fight for a Sustainable Planet! (International Human Rights Day)

October 11th, 2014 – Global Frackdown

September 21, 2014 – People’s Climate March

September 20, 2014 – A Global Climate Treaty – Why the U.S. Must Lead Forum

March 11, 2014 – NYC Says No Keystone XL Pipeline March

2013

September 21, 2014 – Draw the Line on Keystone XL March

February 26, 2014 – NYC Fossil Fuel Divestment Open House

2012

“Do the Math Tour” – Divestment Campaign Launched

2011

September 24th, 2011 – MovingPlanet NYC

 

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