• 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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    • 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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       PAST EVENTS

      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 


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

      Sandy 5th Anniversary March

      Citywide Organizing Meeting

      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

        to

      • 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/

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

      Offshore Wind Info Sessions with New York State

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

      Shut Down Goldman Sachs’ Pipeline Conference!

      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.

      Goldman Sachs 8-10-17Wall 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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      Thursday, July 27 @ 7:00 – 9:00 pm

      Campaign Meeting Featuring Judith Enck, former top EPA official

      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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  • Saturday, July 22 from 3:30 PM – 5:30 PM        #WinWind

    July 22nd Rockaway Beach

    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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    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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    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: 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

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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.

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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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