January 4th, Emergency Rally Against the TransPacific Partnership (TPP)
The TPP is a trade pact being negotiated by several Pacific Rim countries, including the US. The pact could provide a floodgate for increased fossil fuel exports with expansion of fracking and LNG production. A Fast Track approval for the pact would limit Congress to a simple yes/no vote with no amendments -- providing no way for Congress to protect the public interest. 151 House Democrats and 23 Republicans have pledged to oppose the bill, but more votes are needed by early January. . Rangel, a senior member of the House Ways and Means Committee and Trade Subcommittee, has said he will support the Fast Track bill. We ask him to VOTE NO on TPP and to encourage his colleagues to do the same. Join us for an Emergency Rally at 2PM this Saturday, January 4th at Adam Clayton Powell State Office Bldg. 163 W. 125th Street just east of 7th Ave.
January 8th, Rally at Cuomoâ€™s State of the State: No Fracking, Yes Renewables
Join 1000s of residents from across New York in sending a message directly to Cuomo: Lead the nation by saying no to fracking and making the transition to renewable energy! Read more and sign up for buses from the city on the New Yorkers Against Fracking website. Please help spread the word and RSVP on Facebook.. 11:30am â€“ 3pm, Albany NY
January 16th, Sane Energy Project Presents: NY Shale Gas Potential, How Does It Compare to Pennsylvania?
What can New Yorkers expect if high-volume hydrofracking for natural gas is permitted in New York State? Join a coalition of environmental groups for a panel moderated by Dr. Anthony Ingraffea, Cornell University specialist on natural gas and renewable energy, as they discuss two very different energy futures for New York State.RSVP and spread the word on Facebook. 6PM, New York Society for Ethical Culture Grand Auditorium, 2 West 64th Street, NY, NY
January 30th: Tankers, Turbines, and Our Offshore Energy Future
Learn why New Yorkers should oppose the LNG port off Jones Beach and get the details about a proposed wind farm at the same site. Discuss an enlightened and sustainable energy policy for our coastal zone. 6:30pm, Rutgers Presbyterian Church, 236 West 73rd Street, NY, NY near Broadway
February 5th, NYC Divestment Open House
Come one, come all to the NYC Divest Open House! There will be speakers and festivities as we answer questions about divesting New York Cityâ€™s pension funds from fossil fuels. RSVP on Facebook. 7-9PM NY Society for Ethical Culture Social Hall, 2 West 64th Street, NY, NY