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  September 2014 Newsletter

 

Join 350NYC @ the People's Climate March!


Sign up to March with 350NYC 

The march will begin at Columbus Circle, proceed over on 59th Street to 6th Avenue, down 6th Avenue to 42nd Street, then right on 42nd Street to 11th Avenue. The route passes by some of New York City’s most famous landmarks, from Rockefeller Center to Times Square.

Come March With Us!
Of course you don't have to be signed up to join us. But by signing up we can keep you posted with details on our exact meeting location as we get closer to the big day. Come be part of our walking solar farm! Sign up to March with 350NYC

Check out 350NYC Demands for the People's Climate March
Get involved! Join our 350NYC People's Climate March Working Group. Volunteer and stay up to date with the organizing efforts underway for this historic march. 
Click here to sign up to volunteer on the day of the march.

Sign our "50% by 2030" petition to Obama
To be officially launched Sept 20th
We are calling on President Obama to commit the U.S. to reduce greenhouse gas emissions by at least 50% by 2030 using a benchmark of 2005. This scientifically feasible reduction is to be achieved by energy conservation and efficiency and renewable forms of energy.

Tonight: All are Welcome!
Wednesday, Sept 10th, 6 - 8pm  

People's Climate March
Final NYC area 
Mobilizing Meeting

Click here to RSVP for our final NY Area People's Climate March Mobilizing Meeting this Wednesday, September 10th.

WHAT: NY Area-Wide Mobilizing Meeting -- a mass meeting to make final preparations for New York area organizing for the People's Climate March
WHEN: Wednesday, September 10th - 6 to 8 pm
WHERE: NY Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street in Manhattan (just off Central Park West)

 

Events Cosponsored by 350NYC

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, NYC
6:30 – 9 pm

 
Join hosts New York Society for Ethical CultureNYC Coalition of Block and Community Leaders, and Planetary Advocates for the NYC premiere of the film, "The Future of Energy," at the NY Society for Ethical Culture.  This will be an inspirational event leading up to the first ever People’s Climate March in NYC !  https://www.eventbrite.com/e/the-future-of-energy-film-nyc-premiere-tickets-12880005443


 
For a Vimeo preview, check out www.thefutureofenergy.org
The filmmakers will be on hand for the NYC premiere, and there will be an audience “Question and Answer” after the movie. 
  
$ 10 suggested donation will be gladly accepted. 
Please reserve your ticket on Eventbrite 
Link to this event on Facebook



Wednesday, Sept 17th @ 7pm
Climate Conversations: Why the UN Summit is Important to All of Us
Church of the Holy Trinity 316 E 88th St, NY, NY

RSVP on Facebook



Saturday, Sept 20th @7 - 9:30pm

Atlantic Stage 2
New York, New York 10011

Our good friends at Climate Force are hosting a fundraiser for 350NYC! "An Inter Arts Celebration of Earth on the eve of the Climate March" with Jazz artist Katie Bull! and Ted Cleary, Emcee! 
RSVP on Facebook



 

Saturday, Sept 20th @ 6:30pm
"A Global Climate Treaty: Why the US Must Lead"
is sold out. Stay tuned for Livestream link @350nyc.org

 

THE SOLUTIONS GRASSROOTS TOUR
Directed by Josh Fox
September 21st - September 26th @ 7:30PM at the Irondale Theater

With guest hosts Mark Ruffalo, Debra Winger, Sandra Steingraber, Peter Yarrow and Nahko Bear.

Tickets:http://bit.ly/1qh6pn8 
‪#‎SolutionsGrassroots‬ ‪#‎BanFracking‬



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FIFTEEN YEARS CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTDOWN  

NEW REPORTS ON CLIMATE CHANGE:

Draft November 2014 Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Report

Justin Gillis, “U.N. Draft Report Lists Unchecked Emissions’ Risks,New York Times, August 26, 2014                                                          

White House Council of Economic Advisers Report on the Cost of Climate Change 

 “The Cost of Delaying Action to Stem Climate Change,” Report of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, July 2014

For the New York Times article about this report, see: Coral Davenport, “White House Pushes Financial case for Carbon Rule,” July 29, 2014                                  
COMMUNICATING CLIMATE CHANGE:

Robert Jay Lifton, “The Climate Swerve,New York Times, August 23, 2014 

Robert H. Frank, “Shattering Myths to Help the Climate,New York Times, August 2, 2004               


VISUAL RESOURCES ON CLIMATE CHANGE:

“HOME” – THE STORY OF THE HUMAN FOOTPRINT ON OUR PLANET.

This 2009 film was produced by Yann Arthus-Bertrand who created the GoodPlanet Foundation to raise global awareness about environmental issues.                                                                     
Also, see a nine minute overview of “Home”:

The complete film:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jqxENMKaeCU

 

INTERACTIVE MAP: IF ALL THE ICE MELTED ON THE PLANET

 

This interactive map, which appears in the September 2013 issue of National Geographic magazine, allows us to visualize what the coastlines of the world will look like with a sea level rise of 216 feet. 


 

Mary Robinson: Climate justice and the post-2015 agenda,” Jan 14, 2014
Mary Robinson is United Nations Special Envoy for Climate Change and President of the Mary Robinson Foundation - Climate Justice. She is the former UN High Commissioner for Human Rights (1997-2002) and the first woman President of Ireland (1991-1997).

Lester Brown youtube about: Full Planet, Empty Plates,” November 2, 2012       https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBH75p7QX4I    Lester Brown is an environmental analyst, founder of the Worldwatch Institute, and founder and president of the Earth Policy Institute, a nonprofit research organization based in Washington, D.C.  
 

Now You Can Donate to 350NYC!

We are pleased and excited to announce that we now have a secure way for you to make donations to 350NYC to support our campaigns.  We are a totally volunteer and unfunded group and we rely on the support of our members to help us cover all the expenses of running our campaigns.  We appreciate any contribution you can make at http://350nyc.org/donate/.
Many thanks!

 
STAY CONNECTED
Find us on MeetupFacebook, and Twitter.
Or e-mail us at 350NYC@gmail.com
 


Switch to Wind Campaign

This campaign is moving along nicely but we need YOU to help us take it to the next level. Have YOU switched your electrical supply to renewable energy?  Please go to our Switch to Wind  website for full details about how to do it.  Make the switch now and feel good about helping the planet this summer.
 

by Lmnopi

Climate March Announcements:

  

Sign up to March with 350NYC

350NYC Volunteer Opportunities

All summer long, 350NYC has been out at events in the city to campaign for a Fossil Free NYC, Switch to Wind, and to promote the People's Climate March.  We would love some of our wonderful supporters to join us in the next two weeks leading up to the march and beyond! 
 
This Friday is the People's Climate March subway blitz, the single most important volunteer opportunity yet. We are going to have have thousands of volunteers handing out PCM flyers at every subway station in NYC during the morning and evening rush hours. To pull this off, the PCM is calling on all volunteers sign up on this SIGN-UP FORM to help spread the word at the subway stop nearest you, either the morning or evening of Friday 9/12


People's Climate March Schedule of Events


Check out all the events being organized in the lead up to the march at the People's Climate March Satellite Events Meet Up or on the People Climate March website under Schedule of Events
 

HousingSign up to host out of town visitors for the People's Climate March!   
If you are coming in for the march from out of town and need a place to stay, check out The Human Hotel 

SPREAD THE WORD!  For flyers , posters, and sharable graphics, http://peoplesclimate.org/resources-3/
 

Divestment @ the People's Climate March
Join the People's Climate March Divestment Group

Saturday, 9/20  2:30-4:30pm 

 "People's Climate Community Divestment Meet-Up: Get Ready To March!"  Come together with divestment campaigners from around the country, mingle with friends working on fossil fuel divestment from city and state pension funds, religious institutions, non-profits or foundations. We will celebrate the divestment movement, share stories, and get ready for the march.

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FOSSIL FREE NYC CAMPAIGN

If you haven’t already, please sign the petitions to divest NYC and NY State from fossil fuels and help us take this campaign to the next level! If you're interested in joining our Divestment Working Group, please email us at 350NYC@gmail.com. 

Sign our petition to Comptroller Scott Stringer
Sign the petition to NYS Comptroller DiNapoli 


Fractivists @ the People's Climate March

Join the Hub
Join the Facebook group

Thursday, Sept 18th @7 - 9pm
Fracking Voices From the Frontli
ne

RSVP on Facebook
What: On Thursday September 18th voices from around the US, Canada and Latin America to speak about first hand accounts of impacts from hydraulic fracking. 
Where: MayDay / PCM Arts Space - 3rd floor. 214 Starr Street, Brooklyn 
When: 7pm-9pm 9/18/14

Call Governor Cuomo to urge him to ban fracking:  866-961-3208      

OTHER EVENTS - ACTIVITIES

Monday, Sept 15th 
6:30 PM- 8:00 PM
Creative Climate Awards Launch Party
Exhibit will run thru October 15th 
Taipei Economic and Cultural Office in New York (TECO) 
1 E 42nd St, NY, NY 10017 between 5th & Madison Avenue

The Human Impacts Institute's Fourth Annual Creative Climate Awards,  in partnership with Climate Week NYC, Positive Feedback, and Artbridge, bring together visual arts performance art, and film to install climate-inspired public works throughout New York City and the globe. This group exhibit and launch party are one of numerous public events with participating artists that are addressing this year's challenge to "Making Climate Personal".

Friday, September 19th - 20th
Come to the Climate Convergence
Various Locations - check online

Saturday, September 20th @ 6:30pm - 9:30pm
A Global Climate Treaty: Why the US Must Lead
SOLD OUT - Livestream link @350NYC.org
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St, NY, N
Y

Saturday, September 20th @10am - 1pm
Buddhist Meetup
New York Insight Meditation Center 28 W 27th St, Floor 10, NY, NY


Sunday, September 21th @ 11:30 a.m.
People's Climate March
LINE UP ON CENTRAL PARK WEST.
Check the PCM web site march details!

Sunday, September 21st @ 6pm
Religions of the Earth Interfaith Service
The Cathedral of St. John the Divine
1047 Amsterdam Ave (@112th St) NY, NY
 

HABITAT THE GAME @ THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH 

On September 21, Habitat the Game will pop two virtual pins along the route of the march: one at the start in Columbus Circle and the other at the finish at 34th Street. Players will capture these unique pins when they are within 50m of the designated area. These pins will be one of unique pins that kids/players will only be able to pick up on the day of the march and will be branded with the 350NYC logo.

Habitat the Game is available to download for free on all iOS, Android and tablet devices. Visit www.habitatthegame.com to learn more, or find the app on iTunes and Google Play.
 

Upcoming 350NYC Meetings

ALL 350NYC AND NYC GRASSROOTS ALLIANCE MEETINGS 
NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE 
2 WEST 64TH STREET (NEAR COLUMBUS CIRCLE)
UNLESS OTHERWISE NOTED. 
ROOM NUMBER VARIES.

ACTION BEYOND THE MARCH - WHAT'S NEXT??
350NYC Monthly Open Meeting 
7 – 9 PM
Wednesday, Sept 24th
Elliott Library Room #507
(Last Wed of each month)


Next City Divest Working Group 
7 - 9 PM
Wednesday, Oct 8th 
Meeting Room #508
(2nd Wednesday of each month)


Sustainability Working Group
7 - 9 PM
Wednesday, Oct 15th

Meeting Room #508(3rd Wed of each month)

NYC Grassroots Alliance Monthly Meeting
7 - 9 PM
Monday, October 6th
2 West 64th Street, NY, N Y.
Meeting in the Social Room

 

 
 
 
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