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Happy New Year from 350 NYC,

As we celebrate the New Year with new resolutions and new commitments, we begin to set our dreams. Here at 350 NYC we are dreaming big.

In 2014, we are launching campaigns to divest NYC from fossil fuels, keep the pressure on the President to stop the Keystone XL, stop new fracked gas lines from being built in the city, and pro-actively make New York City more sustainable. We already have several events planning this winter including a Divestment Open House!

As a volunteer-run organization, we depend on the involvement of people just like you. So while you’re thinking about what New Year’s resolutions, consider all the wonderful things you can do with us! If you are interested in becoming more involved, please let us know by filling out this brief sign up sheet, and we will be in touch soon.

Here’s to a great year of movement building and many more to come!

With gratitude,

Linnea Paton and Lyna Hinkel
The 350 NYC Newsletter Team

UPCOMING EVENTS

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 Cuomo’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 – 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 City’s pension funds from fossil fuels. RSVP on Facebook. 7-9PM NY Society for Ethical Culture Social Hall, 2 West 64th Street, NY, NY

WORKING GROUP MEETINGS AND NEWS
All groups meet at the New York Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th St, New York, NY (near Columbus Circle)

Fossil Free NYC (Divestment) Working Group - 1st Wednesday of the month

The Fossil Free NYC Working Group held a successful campaign planning retreat in mid-December, and will be hosting a Divestment Open House at NYSEC on February 5th. They have an updated petition to the new NYC Comptroller Scott Stringer asking him to divest NYC from fossil fuels. The campaign was excited to have received support from many newly elected officials. Please help take the campaign to the next level by sharing the petition widely and coming to the open house.

Sustainability Working Group - 3rd Wednesday of the month

Launched in November, the Sustainability Working Group is focused on local energy efficiency and sustainability projects. They will be digging into the report by Stanford’s Dr. Mark Jacobson on achieving 100% renewable power in New York State (yes, it’s possible!) and planning ways to help reach that target. Come to the meeting on Wednesday night to learn more.

350 NYC General Meeting - 4th Wednesday of the month


TOP 5 CLIMATE ARTICLES OF THE YEAR

1. The Case for Fossil Fuel Divestment, Rolling Stone, Bill McKibben

2. Gangplank to a Warm Future, New York Times, Anthony Ingraffea

3. How to Power the World Without Fossil Fuels (Starting With New York State), Scientific American, Mark Fischetti

4. Invested Funds Divested From Fossil Fuels Will “Perform Better,” The Energy Collective, David Thorpe.

5. Turn Down the Heat: Why a 4°C Warmer World Must Be Avoided, The World Bank

This newsletter is proudly produced by 350 NYC volunteers. If there are events or news items that you would like to see in the newsletter, or you just want to send us a quick hello please contact 350nyc@gmail.com and put “For the Newsletter” in the subject line. If you want to volunteer, please fill out our brief volunteer form and we will be in touch with you shortly.
350NYC 2013


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