350NYC Fundraiser at Black Flamingo

Friday, April 20

168 Borinquen Place, Williamsburg (Metropolitan Ave. stop)

https://www.blackflamingonyc.com/
(718) 387-3337
Free event on donation- 21+

On Friday April 20, come to a performance of jazz/blues vocalist Melanie Charles with an opening harpist. Proceeds from the door go to 350NYC.

Melanie is a Brooklyn-born, Haitian-American musician with a creative fluidity spanning jazz, soul, experimental. Charles ultimately decided to dedicate herself to jazz after coming to terms with the entrenched racism of the classical music world.Soundcloud:https://soundcloud.com/melaniecharlesisdflower

LSZ is a vocalist & harpist based between Sydney and Brooklyn. Her music moves between soulful pop & experimental r&b. She is a dynamic exploratory artist, her distinctive productions and evocative live shows have reached audiences worldwide.
Soundcloud: https://soundcloud.com/elszofficial

🌮 Food & drinks:
Feel free to come earlier to try their selection of vegan tacos and creative cocktails. Happy hour from 6pm offering $4 beers, $4 champagne, and $4 tacos.
Menu : https://www.blackflamingonyc.com/menu-1/


“Celebrate Earth – NYC 2018”

 Earth Day, Sunday, April 22

 @1pm – 3pm

 Castle Clinton Plaza – Battery Park          

  Free and Open to the Public

   Eventbrite for more info

Celebrate our wondrous planet with song, music, dance and, through word, learn of Earth’s status and ways we can help.

Featured Speakers from Youth Movements “Our Children’s Trust”, “This is Zero Hour”, “#Never Again”!

Other Speakers include:

  • Lyna Hinkel of 350NYC who will also perform her song “Touch the Water” with members of “Inspire, A Choir for Unity”
  • Michel Lee, Council on Intelligent Energy & Conservation Policy (CIECP) and Senior Advisor, Promoting Health and Sustainable Energy (PHASE)
  • Sally Jones, Peace Action of New York State GreenPeace’s “Break Free from Plastic” Campaign;
  • Food & Water Watch: Up date on Environmental Legislation Federal, State, City – “Off Fossil Fuels” Federal Legislation
  • Ling Tsou, UFA; New York City Council legislation to end use of polystyrene
  • Carl Lundgren, musician, Green, Shut Down Indian Point Now
  • Catherine Skopic, Interfaith Moral Action on Climate (IMAC), Sierra Club New York City Group, Shut Down Indian Point Now (SDIPN)
Endorsers:  Sierra Club New York City Group; Food & Water Watch; Shut Down Indian Point Now; United for Action, 350NYC

 

 

Professor Stephen Pekar

 

Earth Day Talk with a Climate Scientist

Sunday April 22  3 – 4 pm
Forest Hills Jewish Center Nursery School and Kdgn
106-06 Queens Blvd, Forest Hills, NY 11375
Hosted by 350NYC

Facebook Event for more info 

Dr. Pekar’s research has taken him on expeditions around the world, including Antarctica, to understand climate changes 16 to 45 million years ago and what that means for humanity’s future. He will also discuss what we can do as citizens to create a more sustainable world. Dr. Pekar is Professor of Earth and Environmental Science at Queens College.

FREE.
For more info contact Peggy Kurtz at (718) 268-5011, ext. 151, or pkurtz@cqy.org.

Co-sponsored by State Senator Joseph P. Addabbo Jr., the Interfaith Community Action Committee of Queens/Nassau, 350NYC.org, UJA Federation of NY, Hazon, Sierra Club, Let’s Talk Democracy, & Forest Hills Jewish Center.


“REGENERATIVE AGRICULTURE AT THE NEXUS”
Platform Address with Adrian Hyde

PLATFORM ADDRESS 11am-12:30pm
FILM SCREENING/DISCUSSION 1:30 3:30pm Ceremonial Hall

In challenging times and along life’s path, resilience is the trait that helps one endure and thrive. How can you fortify your resilience?

Guest speaker Adrian Hyde owns and manages Dunwald Farm, a certified organic vegetable farm in Hopewell, NJ. He is also an ASE Certified Master Mechanic and a Rutgers Master Gardener. Adrian is a graduate of the University of Virginia, with a graduate school degree from Harvard University. His passion for organic agriculture stems from the fact that it lies at the intersection of multiple areas of great importance: ecological stewardship, health, animal welfare and community.

WASTED: The Story of Food Waste (www.wastedfilm.com)
40% of the food in America is WASTED. A new documentary by Anthony Bourdain, WASTED: The Story of Food Waste aims to change the way people buy, cook, recycle, and eat food. Through the eyes of chef-heroes like Bourdain, Dan Barber, Mario Batali, Massimo Bottura, and Danny Bowien, WASTED!exposes the criminality of food waste and shows us how each of us can make small changes – all of them delicious – to make the most of every kind of food. Adrian Hyde will participate in the post-film discussion.

These programs are FREE and open to the public.


Get on the Bus!

“Cuomo Walk The Talk
On Climate”

March on the State Capital
Albany, NY 

Monday, April 23rd

More info @ http://cuomowalkthetalk.org
Facebook Event

March on the State Capitol to tell Governor Cuomo we don’t want more talk, we demand 3 bold actions to fight climate change, create good jobs, and ensure justice for all:

Stop all fracking infrastructure projects

Move to 100% renewable energy

Make corporate polluters pay


Monthly Members Meeting

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th St @Central Park West
Elliott Library – 5th 
Flr

Wednesday, April 25th
@7:00 – 9pm

The 2018 and 2020 elections will be some of the most important of our lives. The climate crisis is here, and we’re running out of time to avoid catastrophe. But with the federal government deep in the fossil fuel industry’s pockets, we’re in a more precarious place than ever.  We need to do everything we can right now to vote out the climate deniers and Big Oil cronies in our government — and replace them with progressive climate champions ready to fight for a fast, just transition to a fossil free world.

350NYC is aligning with coalition partners to work on several initiatives from now to November and we will discuss the details of our strategies and actions at our next meeting – Wednesday, April 25th @7pm

Please join us to learn about how you can take action to make climate a pivotal issue in the primaries and in the midterm elections.  We must elect climate champions who will support progressive climate legislation at the Federal and NY State level. Vote Climate! 


PAST EVENTS

 

 

COMMUNITY ENERGY FORUM 

Tuesday, April 17  @ 7 – 9 PM

Variety Boys and Girls Club 

21-12 30th Road, LIC, NY

Sponsored by Councilmember Costa Constantinides

Organized by 350NYC

Presentations by NYC Retrofit Accelerator and NY Renews 


Save Energy, Save Money, and Improve Resident Comfort in Your Building

About 70% of NYC’s greenhouse gas emissions come from heating, cooling, lighting and powering our buildings. NYC Retrofit Accelerator offers free, personalized advisory services that streamline the process of making energy efficiency improvements is a free City program that helps retrofit buildings to use less energy.Invite your coop and condo leaders and property managers to come learn more about this free program. https://retrofitaccelerator.cityofnewyork.us/

Groundbreaking Climate Legislation Proposed for NY State

With Federal action blocked, NY State can lead by example. The Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) would legally require NY State government to reach 100% renewable energy by 2050, with strong labor standards and investment in communities impacted by climate change and inequality in mind. Learn how you can help get it passed into law. http://www.nyrenews.org/

Facebook Event ​for more information, or contact info@350nyc.org​.​

Community Energy Forum Handout

Responding to Climate Change    Conserving Energy in NYC Buildings
Strengthening NYC and NY State Energy Policy

Live links to all resources in this document can be found at http://world.350.org/nyc/resources/

The NYC Panel on Climate Change includes scientists and legal, insurance, and risk management experts.  Their latest report, Building the Knowledge Base for Climate Resiliency, contains their predictions for the direct challenges to city infrastructure.

Increasing temperatures: From 1900 to 2013, mean annual temperatures in NYC rose 3.4 degrees F.  A further 4-5 degrees F increase is expected by 2050.  By 2080, we’ll have 6 heat waves per year.
Sea level rise: NYC sea levels have risen a foot since 1900.  By 2050, one to two feet more is expected.  Sea levels could rise as much as six feet by 2100.
Dangerous storms:
Precipitation will increase and become more erratic leading to more frequent and more intense storms, as well as more droughts and floods.

Many indirect impacts – on agriculture, public health, the economy – in the US and around the world – will affect us.  Some scientists claim that scenarios from the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change are too conservative. An article in New York Magazine illustrates other scenarios.

What can we do?

We must try to slow down and reverse climate change – while making ourselves and our communities more resilient to its impacts. The Paris Agreement, aimed at limiting global warming to under 2 degrees C (3.6 F), was a step in the right direction, even though its measures wouldn’t have been sufficient.  With the US federal government captured by fossil fuel corporate interests, and in full denial of reality, US cities and states are acting independently.  NYC and the US Conference of Mayors have agreed to commit to the Paris goals.  There is no time for complacency. Individual green lifestyle choices are necessary, but not enough.  NYC plans are quite good, but also not sufficient.  We can help NYC implement and strengthen its plans by plugging our neighbors into current programs to conserve energy and add renewable power in buildings. Expanding local efforts prepares for the next steps: organizing to massively upgrade City, State and National responses.


NYC’s Plans for Sustainability and Climate Change Response

PlaNYC, the City’s first sustainability plan, was released in 2007 by Mayor Michael Bloomberg. In 2014, Mayor Bill di Blasio updated the plan as OneNYC, detailing hundreds of initiatives underway at City agencies, and adopting the goals of the Paris Agreement.  NYC’s Roadmap to 80 x 50 report of 2016 analyzed potential emission reductions.  The City is on track to meet its 2030 target, but still must work harder to get to 80%.


Switch your personal electric use to wind and solar energy


350NYC makes this very easy. Electricity can be generated by a fossil fuel burning power plant, a nuclear power plant, hydropower, or a utility scale wind or solar facility.  Only 2% of the electricity used by most NYC residents comes from renewable power: the other 98% is from other sources – fossil fuels and nuclear power.

If you rent or own an apartment, and pay your own utility bill, you can switch to a wind or solar energy provider.  They will contact Con Ed, modify your account, and purchase the power you use each month from renewable sources. You will have personally divested from fossil fuels. Choosing among many suppliers of green electricity is confusing.  350NYC reviewed over 30 suppliers and decided to recommend and partner with Clean Choice Energy. If you sign up with them, 350NYC will receive a $150 sign-on bonus.  Visit our website to get started.

Energy Efficiency for your Building

About 70% of NYC’s greenhouse gas emissions come from the energy used to heat, power, and cool buildings. Since over 90% of the buildings that exist today in NYC will still be here in 2050, nearly all existing buildings must be retrofitted to become more energy efficient. 

Transform your building. Explain to management what’s in it for them. One of the most impactful things you can do is to encourage your building’s management to act.  Tell your building’s coop or condo board, or the property manager, that NYC’s free program, the Retrofit Accelerator, will help them assess what energy conservation measures (ECMs) make sense for them. 

ECMs will help owners and managers save money by reducing utility bills and operating costs, reducing labor and maintenance, and increasing occupant comfort. Even if they are not concerned about lessening climate impacts, they’ll recognize that green practices are increasingly standard and have marketing benefits.  Many ECMs will save enough from energy bills to pay for themselves in less than five years: LED lighting and sensors, sub-metering, ventilation, fuel switching, domestic hot water, HVAC controls, and distribution systems.

Most of these upgrades are voluntary, and many building managers do only what is required to comply with City laws.  Managers will be more willing to consider them if they know that help is available – and that residents are asking. 

NYC Retrofit Accelerator: Staff at the City’s free advisory service streamlines the process of making energy efficiency improvements in buildings. They will work with management to assess the building’s unique needs, make connections with qualified contractors, find cash incentives and financing, train building staff, and provide support even after project completion. Connect with them at 212-656-9202 and.  Contact 350NYC for a volunteer to assist you. 

Handbook for Multifamily Buildings: Of NYC’s one million buildings, nearly 100,000 are multifamily properties.  A handbook specifically for them introduces the basics of energy efficiency, incentive programs, financing, relevant local laws, and technical training programs.


Ready to Respond: Strategies for Multifamily Building Resilience:
50 building resilience experts and staff from FEMA compiled a manual detailing 19 practical strategies for building owners to make their properties more resilient against the effects of extreme weather events.

Solar Panels for your Roof?

First, fix the areas where your building is wasting energy.  Only install solar power after that. Otherwise, much of the additional electricity added by the solar project will be wasted!

Solar electric systems convert sunlight into electricity.  They can reduce the amount of electricity a building has to buy from a utility. Excess electricity produced above building use can be credited to your building’s utility bill through net metering. Financial and tax incentives can cover as much as 80% of the costs of solar panels. They can also be financed or leased, for little or no money upfront. 

If you own a house, you can buy or lease solar yourself.  If you live in a coop or condo apartment building, the building’s board and management must agree to consider and then install a solar project. For large, tall buildings, the solar yield from relatively limited rooftop surface area will not cover as much of the building’s common area electricity needs as in six story buildings with more roof space compared to building volume.    

Community Solar:
Solarize NYC brings together groups of potential solar customers, using group purchasing power to reduce prices 10-20% from individual pricing. A community can include a neighborhood, a group of buildings, or an association such as a labor union or property management firm. Solarize NYC will assist in choosing a solar installation company that offers competitive, transparent pricing.

The Community Shared Solar model allows building owners and renters in multifamily buildings without adequate solar access the opportunity to subscribe to portions of a large solar array located on- or off-site and managed by a third party. Each individual subscriber’s share of production will appear as a credit on their utility bill, offsetting their monthly electricity charges. If the solar array generates more electricity than subscribers use, the excess generation credits will be distributed to individual subscribers.

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To cope with climate change, we must transition to 100% renewable energy ASAP

The Solutions Project and scientists at Stanford University have come up with plans for all 50 US states and 138 countries to transition to 100% renewable energy. The Climate Mobilization is an organization that calls for a government-coordinated emergency effort to move from fossil fuels to renewable energy ASAP, modeled after the US mobilization at the outset of World War II.   350.org founder Bill McKibben calls for politicians to commit to converting to 100% renewable energy while working to keep remaining fossil fuels in the ground.

Changing New York State’s Climate and Energy Policy

The Solutions Project’s NY State plan outlines how by 2030 electricity, transportation, heating/cooling, and industry energy infrastructure could be run entirely from wind, water, and sunlight, provided by: 10% onshore wind (4,020 5-megawatt / MW turbines), 40% offshore wind (12,700 5-MW turbines), 10% concentrated solar (387 100-MW plants), 10% solar-PV plants (828 50-MW plants), 6% residential rooftop PV (5 million 5-kW systems), 12% commercial rooftop PV (500,000 100-kW systems), with smaller numbers of geothermal, wave and hydroelectric systems.

New York State can switch to 100% clean renewable energy by 2030.

New York needs to commit to this goal, and can make it by investing in energy conservation, energy reduction, wind, solar and geothermal (e.g., heat pumps) not oil, gas, coal, fossil fuel infrastructure, or nuclear power. We must immediately halt investments in fossil fuels and related infrastructure. Legislation to require this has been introduced in the NY State Assembly and Senate. NYSERDA is working on a study on how fast NYS can move to 100% clean energy.  GELF’s A Local Climate Action Agenda explains what local governments can do.

NY State needs to strengthen its plans to develop offshore wind power by making a firm commitment to purchase 5,000 MW of wind power by 2025, and 10,000 MW by 2030. Unfortunately, Governor Cuomo is still giving more money ($7.6 billion over 12 years) to bail out old upstate nuclear power plants than to renewable energy. 

NY State Climate and Community Protection Act

While the NY State Energy Plan sets positive goals for 2030, they are only aspirational.  NYS government agencies and officials are not legally required to put them into practice. The Climate and Community Protection Act (CCPA) is needed to fix this.  The CCPA was drafted by climate law experts at the Sabin Center for Environmental Law at Columbia University, and is backed by NY Renews, a coalition of 140+ labor, community and environmental groups.

The CCPA would legally require NY State government to enforce its climate commitments, set new labor standards, provide worker protections for those in the renewable energy industries, and fund community resilience and green jobs training projects.

The New York State Assembly voted to write the CCPA into law in both in 2016 and 2017, but the bill keeps getting blocked in the Senate. The 8 members of the Independent Democratic Conference – Senators elected as Democrats who now vote with the Republicans – signed on as co-sponsors of the bill near the end of the 2017 session.  Then, instead of pushing the Senate’s Republican leadership to bring the bill up for an immediate vote, the IDC suddenly claimed profound misgivings about the bill.   The IDC’s last-minute endorsement of the CCPA enabled its members to claim they support climate action, while actually helping Senate Republicans to block it.

Urge Your NY State Senator and Senatorial Candidateto support the CCPA

Ask them both to cosponsor the Climate and Community Protection Act (S7971A).

Senator Peralta is a member of the IDC.  This year he has signed up as a cosponsor of S7971A.  Thank him for his support – ask him to advocate strongly for passage of the bill in the Senate this year, and ask his IDC colleagues to do the same. Contact him at 718-205-3881 and jperalta@nysenate.gov. 

Jessica Ramos is running to challenge Sen. Peralta in the Democratic primary this September 13.  Ask her to co-sponsor and advocate for S7971A if elected. Contact her through her website, www.ramosforstatesenate.com/.

350NYC neither endorses nor opposes candidates. As part of our educational mission we encourage you to contact both candidates about climate protection and this bill.

 

 

 

March for Science NYC 2018

Saturday April 14  9am – 1pm

1 Washington Square East, NY

350NYC will be at the Rally in Washington Square Park from 9 AM to noon & on the march. Look for our flags & come & join us.

Why: Science is the basis for our work combatting climate change. Scientific work provides the real facts. Science continues to face increasing threats at the federal, state, and local levels. But science will not be silenced! This year, let’s come together to send a message: we will hold policy makers responsible for enacting equitable, evidence-based policies that serve all communities. We march for many reasons, but unite to defend science — because science belongs to us all.

Who: Everyone, 350 supporters, friends, family, adults and children.
Meet us at Washington Square Park from 9 AM to noon to rally with scientists and friends before our march down Broadway to Liberty Street.
There will be speakers, live music, and tents for science outreach and political advocacy groups – that’s where you will find 350NYC. Look for the 350 banners!

Details:
9am – Noon: Teach-In, Information sessions, Speeches and Music
Noon – 1pm: Parade Downtown

RSVP on Facebook 
Watch the short video...

If you can volunteer, please contact Leslie Stevens stevensbrnj@me.com

 

 


 

 

Artists For Climate Action NOW:
Cameco Performs at Nuyorican

Saturday, April 14 @7 – 9pmNuyorican Poets Cafe

236 E 3rd St, NY, NY 10009
Facebook Event for more info

This is a GREAT reason to come together and have fun while raising money for CuomoWalkTheTalk.org.

Join New York City singer/recording artist CAMECO for a night of live soul, pop, and R+B at one of New York’s most iconic and historic performing spaces – The Nuyorican Poets Cafe, in the heart of “Alphabet City” in the East Village.


Direct Action Training
Judson Memorial Church Assembly Hall

Saturday, April 14 @11am – 3pm
Facebook Event for more info


 

Earth, Teach Me

Inspire: A Choir for Unity

A special concert event to raise awareness and funds for 350NYC. 

 

New York Society for Ethical Culture

2 W 64th St. @Central Park West

Auditorium

This Friday, March 16th

@7:30pm

 

BUY TICKETS HERE

This event aims to amplify the work of those striving to combat the climate crisis and to cultivate compassion for our wondrous and fragile planet. 

 

Hosted by the New York Society for Ethical Culture and 350NYC

Check out the beautiful concert by Inspire in partnership with Sandy Hook Promise on Nov 17, 2017, the first in the series. More info on Inspire: A Choir for Unity.
 

Off Fossil Fuels at St. Pat’s Parade!

Saturday, March 17
10:30am – 1:00pm

W 48th St & 5th Ave, New York, NY

 

Come to the St. Patrick’s Day Parade to tell Governor Cuomo to walk the talk on climate and move off fossil fuels now. We’ll have a rare opportunity to tell Cuomo – in person – that we need bold leadership on climate change. That means saying no to fossil fuels and embracing a rapid, just transition to 100% renewable energy.

Facebook Event


Energy Efficiency Online Teach-In

Thursday, March 22
7 PM – 8 PM
Hosted by New Yorkers for Clean Power
Register at https://tinyurl.com/EEonlineteachin

The goal of the teach-in is to provide an overview of the importance of energy efficiency in meeting our climate and clean energy goals, creating green jobs and healthier homes. Guest speakers will include energy efficiency advocates and experts from leading environmental non-profits, community based organizations, and the energy efficiency industry.
More info: Facebook Event


Monday, March 26  
Stop the Williams Pipeline in Brooklyn!
Community Forum

7 PM – 9 PM
New York Aquarium
Surf Ave at W 8th St, Brooklyn, New York 11224
For More info: Facebook Event

Williams Co. is proposing to build a 23-mile long pipeline that will carry fracked gas under New York harbor. The pipeline would run along the coast of Staten Island then cross the harbor south of Brooklyn to join existing pipelines four miles off the Rockaways.



Wednesday, March 28th
@7:00 – 9pm

Monthly Members Meeting 
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th St @Central Park West
Elliott Library – 5th 
Flr

Our guest speaker will be Kim Fraczec of Sane Energy Project who will give us the scoop on the big upcoming March in Albany on April 23rd, “Cuomo Walk the Talk on Climate” (info below), and about the Direct Action training camp for the 4/23 event.


 

 

 

Hearing on Wind Power in New York City 

Monday, Feb 26, 2018

1:00 P.M.

250 Broadway, New York, NY
14th Floor Committee Room

Committee on Environmental Protection will hold a hearing on Oversight – Facilitating the Use of Wind Power in New York City.

Int. No. 48: In relation to the creation of wind maps demonstrating wind energy generation potential within the city.

Int. No. 50: In relation to small wind turbines.



Monthly Members Meeting 

Wednesday, Feb 28th 

@7:00 – 9pm

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th St @Central Park West
Elliott Library – 5th 
Floor

Guest Speaker Charlote Binns – “What is Community Choice Aggregation & how does the policy affect you?”

If you can never make meetings on Wednesday evening but want to get actively involved in one of our campaigns please email us at 350nyc@gmail.com and we’ll follow up. We’re excited about moving forward with you in 2018 to help ensure that NYC and NY State follow through on their promises to stand up to Trump and make progress towards a clean energy future.

NEW MEMBERS: If you’re new to 350NYC please join us at  6:30pm  for a brief orientation to the group, learn about our working groups and some of the campaigns we are currently involved with.



Lobby Day for State Divestment Bill

March 12th Albany

9am to 3:30pm

Contact 350nyc@gmail.com for more info


Peoples Climate Movement 2018 Kick-off Event
City-Wide Organizing Meeting

Tuesday, Feb. 20
6pm – 8:30 pm 
Judson Memorial Church
55 Washington Sq. South, NY (google map)
RSVP HERE for this event and more information

Come to the city-wide organizing meeting to learn how you can get more involved in climate campaigns. Hear from activists that are leading the charge:

*NY Renews (state-wide coalition, 100% renewable energy, polluters penalty)
*Climate Works for All (city-wide coalition, mandatory large building energy efficiency)
*Infrastructure (city, state & national, opposing fossil fuel pipelines and nuclear plants, advancing wind and other renewable energies)
*Divestment (city & state, divest and re-invest in a just transition to a renewable energy economy)
*Federal Legislation (national backing for a clean energy revolution and continuing our international commitment to reducing greenhouse gases)
*Puerto Rico Recovery (rebuilding PR with a renewable energy economy and a just transition)
RSVP   Facebook Event for more info


“Taking Root – The Vision of Wangari Maathai”

Friday, February 23rd
Starts @6:30 pm. Doors open at 6pm
Rutgers Presbyterian Church
236 West 73rd Street west of Bway, 5th Floor
Facebook Event

Admission is free. Donations welcome.

Dr. Wangari Maathai founded the Green Belt Movement, a grassroots environmental organization advocating for human rights, good governance and peaceful democratic change through environmental stewardship. The Green Belt taught women in Kenya to plant trees and rally against deforestation and spurred a tree-planting initiative across Africa. Dr. Maathai organized and helped to bring down Kenya’s 24-year dictatorship. Dr. Maathai was the first African woman to win the Nobel Peace Prize in 2004. 

 


Call on DiNapoli to Divest NYS!

Wednesday, January 31,  7:30 – 9am

@ Hilton on 1st Ave and 44th St 

We’ll gather outside the Investor Summit on Climate Risk to call on DiNapoli to divest NYS common pension funds from fossil fuels.

The 2018 Investor Summit on Climate Risk (co-hosted by Ceres and the UN Foundation) will convene 450 investor, business and capital market leaders to highlight climate-related investment risks and opportunities. Both NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer and NYS Comptroller DiNapoli will be featured speakers at the event. Join DivestNY to send a strong message to DiNapoli that NYS must follow the lead of NYC and divest NY from fossil fuels.

More info on the summit at:  www.investorsummit.org.
You can watch a livestream at:  https://www.ceres.org/events/investor-summit-climate-risk


 

 “Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance” a Live Event watch party at Fordham University, Lincoln Center campus,140 West 62nd St, Room 334, NYC.

Wednesday, January 31st,  7:30 – 9:30pm

RSVP here!  You must be on the guest list to be admitted by the Fordham campus security. RSVP even if you have Fordham i.d.

On January 31st, the day after the President’s first State of the Union, 350.ORG and a group of partners will hold Fossil Free Fast: The Climate Resistance, a live event with movement leaders like Reverend Yearwood, Varshini Prakash of the Sunrise Movement, Jessica Lorena Rangel of Eyes of a Dreamer, Adrianae Voss-Andreae from 350 PDX, Bill McKibben and many more. These speakers will lay out their plans to resist ongoing political attacks on our climate agreements, organize electorally, and secure the lasting change we need through local action.

350NYC is delighted to partner with the Environmental Science Program at Fordham & other co-sponsors below, to bring this exciting program to a wide audience.   Join us and meet others in your community who are organizing to build local power and take climate action.

Working together, we will end the use of fossil fuels and transition our world to 100% renewable energy for all. Find out what you can do in your city or town to build the Fossil Free future we need — and connect with other activists equally passionate about this work.

Please RVSP now so we can send you updates and last minute details.  

NOTE: This is a free event open to the public and Fordham requires that ALL participants who do not have Uni ID must be on the RSVP list. So, if you intend to bring friends please register each name. Also, we need to show photo i.d.

To learn more, check out this great new article by Jamie Henn

Fossil Free Fast: A Climate Resistance Game Plan for 2018

“With the transition to 100% renewable energy, we have perhaps a once in a lifetime opportunity to rebuild our economy in a more just and equitable way.”

 

Many thanks to our co-sponsors: Fordham Environmental Science Program; Fordham Campus Ministry; Environmental Education Fund; Fordham Environmental Club, Contact fclcenvironmental@gmail.com

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Cuomo Walk The Talk:  Protect Our Homes, Not Your Donors

Cuomo Walk The Talk: 
Protect Our Homes, Not Your Donors

Thursday, December 14

5:30 – 7pm
Cipriani Wall Street
55 Wall St, New York, New York 10005

This Thursday, Governor Cuomo is holding a fundraiser in Manhattan – and we’ll be outside, urging him to get New York off fossil fuels. We’ll be calling on him to walk the talk on climate change by stopping fossil fuel infrastructure and leading a transition to 100 percent renewable energy.

We will be joined by housing affordability activists who will be calling on Cuomo to support housing policies that prioritize and deliver real affordability for the most economically vulnerable households.

New York faces an onslaught of pipelines, power plants, and other projects that transport and burn fracked oil and gas, including the Williams pipeline, the Pilgrim pipelines, the CPV power plant, the Albany micro-grid and much more. Governor Cuomo must be a true climate leader by halting these dangerous projects, making polluters pay for the damage they’re doing to our health and our climate, and moving New York to 100 percent renewable energy.

Facebook Event for more information. Or to RSVP, please contact Laura Shindell at Food & Water Watch: lshindell@fwwatch.org


Forum on Climate Change, 100% Renewable Energy by 2030

Wednesday, December 13 at 6 PM – 7:30 PM

At the Federation Of Italian American Organizations Of Brooklyn

8711 18th Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11214  (Take the D to the 18th Ave Station)

Join us for a forum on what New York can and must do to move off fossil fuels and on to 100% renewable energy.  Assemblyman Bill Colton, the Green Education Legal Fund, Food & Water Watch, 350NYC and others are sponsoring this important forum. Colton is the lead sponsor of the bill to have NYS move to 100% clean energy by 2030 (A5105 / S5908)

NOTE- – 350NYC Sustainable Solutions & Climate Education Working group is cancelled this month so we can attend this.


EPA Day Of Action

Friday, Dec 1st

12pm – 1:30pm

780 3rd Ave, NY, NY 10017
Facebook Event for more info

Trump wants to cut our U.S. Environmental Protection Agency budget by more than 30 percent—but our Senators can stop this agenda dead as they prepare to vote on a spending bill the first week in December. We need to raise our voices and demand Senator Chuck Schumer do whatever is necessary to stop Republicans from making ANY cuts to the EPA’s budget! Join us Dec. 1 for a petition delivery rally at Senator Schumer’s office in Manhattan to show him New Yorkers are counting on him to stand up for the EPA!

Did you know that the EPA was born out of mass social movements in the 60s, alongside many fights for justice, like civil rights? It is a product of hard fought grassroots efforts to safeguard our land, water, air and communities. Now in 2017, we need to ensure environmental protections aren’t eroded through a Senate budget vote this December.

Join us to stand up for our environmental protections!


NYC Climate Change Hearing

 Wednesday, November 29th, 9:30 a.m.

New York City Public Advocate Tish James is hosting a hearing on climate change, where divestment will be in the spotlight. RSVP today so that our elected officials get a clear message – New York City voters are not going to let them bankroll the fossil fuel industry with our money. #ClimateChangeNYC  #DivestNY

NEW Location!   Borough of Manhattan Community College,
Richard Harris Terrace (199 Chambers Street, New York, NY 10007)
Those who wish to testify must register in advance using this link:    https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSef3N_-tbVrhcEfp98mwHXInnCjWP3iq-nX372VguIQmsWXTw/viewform
Meet outside at 8:30 a.m. for a divestment rally – RSVP if you plan to attend. 

 

 

 

 

Walk the Talk Convergence Kick-off : Launch Week of Action

Monday, November 13th @ 12-1pm 

Location:  Gov. Cuomo’s office.  633 Third Ave.,(@41st St) NY 10017

In the next six months, November – April, local groups will organize synchronized actions with parallel messaging at the front-lines of their own energy battles throughout New York State as we move closer to a convergence Albany in April of 2018. 

Join us in NYC to kick off this state-wide week of action

#CuomoWalktheTalk — #OffFossilFuels campaign!

 

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Screening :”An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”.

Doors open 6:30pm

Co-hosted by 350NYC and NY Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th St., NY NY 10023

PLEASE CLICK HERE TO RSVP

Please join us for this free film screening of Al Gore’s latest movie, “An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power”.  The film will be followed by a discussion.

In the movie, Vice President Al Gore travels around the world, continuing to address climate change. The film gives us a behind the scenes look at the work of creative minds within the movement and highlights the potential humans have to overcome the threats of climate change.

Join us and find out how you can engage in the climate movement here in NYC and become part of the solution. We welcome student groups so please invite young people who are looking for ways to take action to preserve the planet for their future.  If you plan to bring a large group please email us at 350NYC@gmail.com

Doors open at 6:30pm for networking and refreshments.  Movie starts at 7pm sharp.

As always, we offer this film screening free of charge and will ‘pass-the-hat’ for donations towards expenses.  RSVP HERE

Film trailer can be viewed here:  https://youtu.be/huX1bmfdkyA
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Share our Facebook event page to invite your friends!

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5 YEARS AFTER SUPERSTORM SANDY
WE REMEMBER. WE RESIST. WE RISE.

Saturday, October 28, 11am
Cadman Plaza, Brooklyn, NYC
RSVP and More Info @ sandy5.org

Facebook 


Sandy 5th Anniversary March

Citywide Organizing Meeting

 

Please join us on Wed. October 11 @ 6:30pm

DC37 – AFSCME, 125 Barclay Street, NY

RSVP HERE

All details on Facebook 


NYC Climate Light Brigade –

Light up the skyline!  –  New date!

Sunday, September 24, 2017

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Pier 4 Beach Brooklyn Bridge Park

214 Furman St, Brooklyn, NY 11201, NY, NY

Can you help us light up the NY skyline with messages of resistance and climate action? We are organizing a Light Brigade to send a message to the NYC Comptroller Stringer to divest from destructive fossil fuel companies. More than $3 billion of public money is invested in the likes of Exxon, Chevron, BP and Enbridge.

As we approach the 5th anniversary of Superstorm Sandy and watch with horror the destruction caused by Hurricanes Irma and Harvey, now, more than ever, we need New York City to be a climate leader. But NYC can’t do that if it continues to invest in climate destroyers.We need 30 people to come out and hold brightly lit signs produced by the NYC Light Brigade. It’ll be a fun, creative way of sending a serious message to NYC pension fund trustees which are meeting the next day on Sept 20. And you’ll be helping to create dramatic and lasting images that’ll be used often in the lead up to a big march at the end of October. It’s time to #DivestNY!

PLEASE RSVP by emailing us at 350nyc@gmail.com and include your phone number. Feel free to recruit friends!

PLEASE NOTE: MEET ON THE BEACH
Kid Friendly

 

Save the EPA Rally & Petition Delivery

Thursday, September 14 at 12 PM – 1 PM

Office of Senator Schumer

780 3rd Avenue, Manhattan, NY 10017

In September, Congress is scheduled to vote on the budget — and the Environmental Protection Agency is on the chopping block.

Join us on September 14 in calling on Senator Schumer to oppose any and all cuts to the EPA budget.

Donald Trump and the Congressional Majority are proposing massive cuts to the EPA budget, which would undermine its ability to protect our water, air and climate.

As the nation’s most powerful Democrat, we need Schumer to draw a line in the sand and use his authority to block any EPA budget cuts.

On September 14, we’re delivering thousands of petitions to Schumer — come join us!

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

https://www.facebook.com/events/1881194242145921/

Offshore Wind Info Sessions with New York State

August 14, 15 &16 @ 6:00- 8:00 PM

Rockaways | Staten Island | Coney Island

New York State is creating a “Master Plan for Offshore Wind”. They are coming to New York City to share information and get our input on the plan at three events and we want to show up in large numbers at all of them:

Monday, August 14th in Rockaway, tinyurl.com/WindInfoRockaway
Tuesday, August 15th in Staten Island tinyurl.com/WindInfoStatenIsland 
Wednesday, August 16th in Coney Island tinyurl.com/WindInfoConeyIsland 

We are looking forward to welcoming them, learning all the great things they are up to add renewable generation to our grid and asking questions about how this will affect our lives, and the lives of those around us.

Kick-off Session at Far RockawayRockaway wind 8-14-17

The first session at Rockaway will include a Press Conference and Rally at 5:15pm, before the info session begins. We will have windmills and banners, and great speakers, so please join us for this important opening event.

All these locations suffered greatly during Superstorm Sandy and we want to get the word out to people in the about these events. So please attend this session – RSVP at the Facebook links above, and share info with your friends.

The link below provides some FAQ’s that will be covered. Feel free to bring more that are not covered on this sheet, and make sure to ADD YOUR COMMENTS about what is important to YOU either at the event or online.
https://www.nyserda.ny.gov/All-Programs/Programs/Offshore-Wind

Check out thisWind Public Service Announcement from Sane Energy Project:  tinyurl.com/NYWindFilm

Please share this video and promote the work of the #WinWindNY coalition.

WinWind

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Goldman Sachs 8-10-17

Shut Down Goldman Sachs’ Pipeline Conference!

Thursday, August 10 @ 8:30- 11:00 AM

Goldman Sachs Investment Bank

200 West Street, Manhattan

350NYC is co-sponsoring this event to tell Goldman, Trump and Cuomo: No More Oil & Gas Pipelines. Please join us to send a strong message- #DefundPipelines.

Wall Street’s giant bank, Goldman Sachs, holds an annual finance conference for the worst of the worst: the corporations financing projects such as Dakota Access, Pilgrim, and KeystoneXL that seek to rip through indigenous communities; destroy our water and air quality; and fuel the climate crisis.

These corporations network with big investors and work to secure financing for their projects at this elite, private confab. This year, let’s give them a loud and clear wake-up call. We’ll be at 200 West Street, Goldman Sach’s lower Manhattan headquarters at 8:30am to 11am. Nearest subway is World Trade Center.

>>   Tell Goldman Sachs to stop financing oil, gas, coal, and pipelines

>>   Protest Goldman Sachs’ control over our federal government through their many top level people like Steve Bannon, Steve Mnuchin and Gary Cohn in the Trump Administration

>>   Urge New York Governor Andrew Cuomo to reject any new fracking infrastructure projects such as the Pilgrim Pipelines

Spread the word on Facebook.

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Campaign Meeting Featuring Judith Enck, former top EPA official

Thursday, July 27 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm

New York Society for Ethical Culture

2 West 64th Street, Manhattan

Donald Trump has launched an assault on the Environmental Protection Agency, threatening our health, communities, and environment.

Trump and Congressional Republicans are proposing to slash the EPA budget. On the chopping block are programs to clean up hazardous waste, prevent climate change, and promote Environmental Justice. The agency’s ability to enforce the Clean Water, the Clean Air Act, and the Safe Drinking Water Act would be severely undermined.

Join us at this Food & Water Watch meeting on July 27 to hear from Judith Enck, the EPA’s former top official for New York. We’ll explore how EPA cuts would impact New York communities. And we’ll discuss how to get involved in the Campaign to Save the EPA.

Please spread the word on Facebook
Please RSVP to Greta at gzarro@fwwatch.org or 347-774-4597.

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July 22nd Rockaway Beach

    #WinWind

Saturday, July 22 from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM   

 

Hey New York! Offshore Wind is HERE and it’s NEAR to beginning stages of development! We know that we need to demand this project is developed with CLIMATE, JOBS and JUSTICE at every stage… so our plan is to make a SHORT promo film for social media to go VIRAL!

YOUR ROLE: Come for the day OR come just for the shoot time with our amazing film crew! And when the crew cues us, we shout “CLIMATE, JOBS, JUSTICE!” That’s it!

Saturday, July 22 from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM
Catch the 2:30pm Ferry from Wall Street Pier 11 at Gouverneur Lane at South Street and the F.D.R. Drive in Manhattan, NY for an hour long boat ride to Beach 108 in the Rockaways.

The Sane Energy Project team and others from the NY #WinWind coalition will meet you there.

#WinWind #OffShoreWind #RenewableEnergy

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Blood on the Mountain

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

 

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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Stringer event: Call to divestment action!

Wednesday, July 12 @ 5:40 pm

Columbia University, Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway

 (@116th St) NY 10027

 

NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer is headlining a climate change event at Columbia University next Wednesday July 12 at 6pm. The event is aptly titled Sea Level Rise: Causes, Impacts and Options for Solutions. We want to take this opportunity to challenge Stringer to be the climate action champion we need him to be by supporting fossil fuel divestment at the NYC pension funds. The pension funds invest more than $4 billion in dirty oil, gas and pipeline companies that are wrecking our climate and threatening New York with another Superstorm Sandy.

 

Will you come out to leaflet the event, bring in a divestment hand sign and ask a divestment question from the floor? We need to make divestment front and center for the Comptroller and this is a great opportunity to do so.

 

It’s great to talk about rising sea levels and climate change, but New Yorkers need real action – and that starts with divesting the NYC pension funds from the companies driving climate chaos.

 

If you want to go into the event, please reserve a seat through the CU website. It’s FREE:

 

Location: Columbia University, Lerner Hall, 2920 Broadway( @116th St) NY 10027

Time: Gather at  5:40pm to start leafleting attendees as they go into the hall.

 

Materials: Bring a personal sign, we’ve got the leaflets and a banner covered.

Some person sign messages:

1.      Stringer: Make a choice – climate chaos or climate action

2.      Stringer – champion divestment not rising sea levels!

3.      Safety for New Yorkers OR climate chaos? Stringer: the choice is YOURS! #DivestNYs

4.      NYers OR Fossil Fuel Billionaires? #DivestNY

5.      Invest in Solar & Wind OR Invest in Exxon?

6.      Stringer: #DivestNY Now!

7.      Whatever else you would like!

 

For more info contact Beta and Nancy who will be on site to help organize!

Beta – beta@350.org     Nancy – nancyromer@gmail.com

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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

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

 

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/

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NYC STANDS UP AGAINST TRUMP’S PARIS EXIT TODAY

@ 6PM – FOLEY SQUARE

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!

May 24 event flyer

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 212-490-9535

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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

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)

 

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 her 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:

May 8th – Divestment Lobby Day

May 9th – Trump Tower Teach In and Rally on Divestment 

May 10th – Business Panel on Divestment

May 13th – DeFund Banks Day

May 16th – Accountability Session / Public Forum 

 

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).

 #DivestNY LobbyDay

Monday, May 8th
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.

TIAA Stop Deforestation 4-20-17

Thursday, April 20

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

 

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Sustainable – Movie and Discussion

Wednesday, April 12

6:30PM – 9 PM

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

 “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/   

 

 

#DivestmentDay

Saturday, March 18th

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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Ethics in Action: Climate Change and NYC

First week of March:

Thursday, March 2nd

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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Benefit Concert for the April People’s Climate March

Friday, March 3rd 

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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