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Fossil Free NYC

In the past few weeks 11 cities (plus Santa Fe!) have committed to pursuing divestment from fossil fuels!  They agree it's time to stop profiting from an industry whose business model will destroy our planet; and time to reinvision our future.  We're asking our local and state legislators to join this national movement!  Please sign and share the Fossil Free NYC petition:  http://campaigns.gofossilfree.org/petitions/divest-new-york-city-from-fossil-fuels

To get involved or start your own local on-campus and off-campus divestment inititiative, including faith-based institutions, check out gofossilfree.org or contact us @ 350nyc@gmail.com; subject line NYC Divest Coalition.  


Save the Date! May 13th
No Keystone XL Action
NYC 

On Earth Day, we reached our goal of a million comments to the State Dept against the Keystone XL pipeline.  "Not long after we crossed the 1 million threshold, the EPA put out a statement that called the State Department's first analysis of the pipline 'insufficient,' pointing out that they got the numbers wrong on the risk of oil spills and the climate impact of the pipeline. That's a sure sign that the relentless pressure we're putting on is having an impact." Bill McKibben
Join us on the eve of May 13th to help amplify this wisdom.  Details coming soon!
See EPA Slams Keystone Review:  http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=us-environment-regulator-slams-keystone 

350NYC White Roof Coating  
May 18th (Upper East Side Manhattan)

RSVP to 350.orgnyc@gmail.com by May 10th.  Join us for some good old fashioned hands-on carbon-cutting!  Cool Roofs has lined up a roof for us and will provide all the necessary training, instructions and supplies (including pizza).  A good day's work and a little fun can make a real difference!  

By coating black tar roofs with a white solar-reflective paint we immediately reduce temperatures inside and out.  It makes this low cost solution a quick and easy way to cut carbon emissions, reduce our risk of ‘brown-outs’, and save a bunch in energy costs.

This past Sunday Bill McKibben delivered a powerful guest sermon at The Riverside Church!  If you missed it you can watch it here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=geIni_BwjGw
Thanks to the "Beloved Earth Community" for organizing!  And to Hannah Milnes, Sophie Lasoff, Julia Worcester, and Daniel Asselin for sharing with the community about their divestment work.  You all inspire!

Campus Divestment
Students at over 300 campuses across the country are leading the way in the national divestment movement and making daily strides. Last week Rhode Island School of Design Divest held a sit-in at their president's office and consequently were granted a meeting later this month to present their case to their Board of Trustees.  Way to go RISD!  Here at home, NYC students are working night and day on campaigns at NYU, Barnard/Columbia, Cuny, the Fieldston School and more.  NYU Divest won their first meeting last week with Administration!  Let's support their efforts!  Check out the latest on campus divest campaigns:  http://gofossilfree.org/updates/   
 
If you missed the Earth Day premiere of "Do the Math - The Movie" you can watch it here:
http://www.greenconduct.com/news/2013/04/28/video-do-the-math-the-movie/

Read McKibben's latest article in the Rolling Stone "Fossil Fuel Resistance" http://act.350.org/signup/resistance/

Volunteers Needed:
to help table this month: 
May 11th Katie Bull 350.org Benefit @Jacks 
May 31 - June 5th Lincoln Center Green Screen Series
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f you're able to help out let us know @ 350.orgnyc@gmail.com

Our next 350NYC Monthly Meeting will be May 29th @ 7pm
Check out our Meet Up site the week before for location: http://www.meetup.com/350-org-New-York/


Other Upcoming NYC Events!

5/5
The Secrets of Death Avenue Walking Tour 3pm 

https://www.facebook.com/events/519333804779128/

5/6
West Bronx Green Mayoral Forum  
7-9pm Riverdale YM-YWHA
5625 Arlingron Ave  Bronx, Ny 10471
http://www.nylcvef.org/westbronx

*5/8  
Fu
ndraiser for Spectra Pipeline Lawsuit: Screening "A Fierce Green Fire"
7pm  Please come out and support this Fundraiser Screening "A Fierce Green Fire",  a documentary film that tells the history of 50 years of grassroots American and global environmental activism.
La Nacional at 239 West 14th Street (between 7th and 8th Avenues)  Seating is limited. Tickets may be purchased at the door or by reserving ticket online here. If you are not able to come and see the film on May 8 and wish to donate to help support funding the Spectra Pipeline lawsuit, please donate here.

5/11
350.org Benefit with The Katie Bull Group Project and much more!
Climate Force presents "Calling All Forces" An Inter-Arts Jazz 'Party' to honor the earth.
@ Jacks in Brooklyn
Ted Cleary; Event MC,
Music, Visual Art, Dance
www.katiebull.com  www.jackny.org

5/11
NYC Environmental Candidate Schoo
l
8:30am to 12:30pm  Are you a candidate? Campaign staffer? Consultant? Political junkie? Issue Advocate?
Come and network with experts in the environmental policy field and future leaders in city government at the NYC Environmental Candidate School: 
NYU Kimmel Center 238 Thompson Street  RSVP HERE  to reserve your space for this FREE event.  CLICK HERE for a detailed agenda.

5/14
7pm LUNG CANCER & NEW YORK CITY KITCHENS: WHY INCREASED RADON IN NATURAL GAS COULD BE A PUBLIC HEALTH DISASTER

5/17 

7pm ELEMENTAL: FILM PREMIERE AND HUMAN IMPACTS INSTITUTE ECO-ACTIVIST AND INNOVATION PANEL
Location: The Cinema Village, 22 E 12th St  New York, NY 1000 Get your tickets here>>
Join the Human Impacts Institute (HII)  for the premiere of Elemental, a film of environmental activism tales and tribulations.
Join the event and share on Facebook>>


5/31- 6/5 
Green Screens 2013 @ Lincoln Center

Environmental Film Series 
http://www.filmlinc.com/films/all-series

SAVE THE DATE June 11, 2013.
That’s the date of what will be the largest anti-fracking rally in New York history!
On that day, in Albany, people from across New York, from Long Island to Buffalo and everywhere in between, will come together to demand a ban on fracking and call for our state to fully embrace renewable energy.   More info to come!  New Yorkers Against Fracking 

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