There's lots going on in the lead up to EarthDay including three great events happening tomorrow, Monday 4/13!
Rally to Tell Governor Cuomoto Veto Port Ambrose
Monday April 13, 2015 - 11:15 am to 1:00 pm
Outside of Harvard Club at 27 West 44th Street
between 5th Avenue and Avenue of the Americas, NYC
We've been busy sending in comments and gathering support for the City Council Resolution, but now's our chance to tell Cuomo directly: Governor, be a hero again! Veto Port Ambrose!
He will be at the Harvard Club honoring Congresswoman Nita M. Lowey, so we'd love to give him some friendly cheer as he walks in and tell him, VETO PORT AMBROSE!
Please call Governor Cuomo (518) 474-8390 and Governor Christie (609) 292-6000, and tell them to veto Port Ambrose.
We're Ready for Hillary
to Say: No Keystone XL!
Hillary Clinton is officially announcing her campaign for President this Sunday. She needs to lay out a comprehensive agenda for climate action, including taking a position on an issue of national significance — the Keystone XL Pipeline. For years, she’s bobbed and weaved as reporters tried to ask her where she stands on the massive carbon bomb, always giving some variation of “no comment” in response. But Presidential candidates don’t get that luxury — they owe the American people an explanation on where they stand. Keystone XL is the fuse to one of the biggest carbon bombs on Earth, and would unlock development of Canada’s tar sands oil field. Where does Hillary stand?
Join us on Monday, as we call on Hillary to take a stand on Keystone XL. We'll have signs, speakers and are expecting media to be there, but we'll need a good crowd to turn out and make some noise. See you then!
Watch Stop the Tar Sands Invasion
Want to be part of a “rapid response” team for KXL,
here in NYC? Go to http://tinyurl.com/KXL-rapid-response and sign up.
Building a Just, Sustainable, and Nuclear-Free World
Monday, April 13, at 7:00 p.m.
Brooklyn Friends Meetinghouse
110 Schermerhorn Street, Brooklyn
Directions: All subways to downtown Brooklyn [map]
Just four years after the disaster at Fukushima Daiichi, nuclear power is being promoted as a "clean, green" solution to climate change; the number of nuclear power plants is expected to double globally over the next 20 years.
And the United States has just announced that it will “upgrade” its nuclear arsenal of 7,500 weapons to the tune of $1 trillion. Russia and the other seven nuclear states are following suit. When attention should be focused on halting climate change, building a sustainable world, and ending racial and economic injustice, we appear to be building for war instead.
Brooklyn For Peace/Climate Action and the Brooklyn Friends/Peace and Social Action Committee invite you to a panel discussion of these disturbing trends.
- Marilyn Elie: Founding member, Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition
- Joseph Gerson: AFSC; author of Empire and the Bomb: How the U.S. Uses Nuclear Weapons to Dominate the World
Endorsers: Bay Ridge Peace Action, Earth Rights Institute, Fort Greene Peace, Give Them a Hand Foundation, Green Party of Brooklyn, Muslim Community Network, Park Slope United Methodist Church, Sane Energy Project, System Change, Not Climate Change, United African Congress, United For Action, and 350NYC
Brooklyn For Peace
Fight for $15 on 4/15 - NYC
Wednesday, April 15
Rally at 4:00pm 63rd Street and Central Park West
March at 6pm
NYC climate groups will gather at 64th St/ Central Park West outside the NY Society for Ethical Culture to line up for the March.
A society that is deeply unequal is one that leaves the already marginalized more vulnerable to the impacts of extreme weather events — like Hurricane Sandy or the ongoing California drought — and more prone to the kinds of violent outbreaks that have plagued climate-impacted countries like Syria. The fight for climate justice does not start when the storm strikes but includes the struggle for economic justice and human rights .
The prioritization of profits over people is warming our planet and growing economic inequality. That’s why 350.org is supporting the Fight for 15, a new effort calling for an increase in the minimum wage to $15 per hour. We believe that a new, prosperous clean energy economy should be one that protects the planet, protects the people who live on it, and generates millions of good jobs that pay livable wages. We can help jumpstart that economy on April 15.
Please join 350.org and our friends at rallies around the country this April 15 as we show support for a $15 minimum wage. http://350.org/the-fight-for-15-is-the-fight-for-a-livable-planet/
April 20th - 8 AM
Friday, April 17 at 6:30pm
Assembly Hall, Judson Memorial Church
239 Thompson Street, Manhattan
Meet at Sara Roosevelt Park at Houston & Chrystie Streets, Manhattan
Commemorate the Deepwater Horizon explosion
April 21st — 5:00 PM
Meet at 633 3rd Avenue (at 41st street)
Call on Gov. Cuomo to BAN PORT AMBROSE LNG TERMINAL
On April 22nd - We look to the future
Meeting place TBA
Next Planning meeting is:.
MONDAY, APRIL 13th at 7:00 PM at Workers United: 33 W. 14th St., New York, NY
Monday, April 20th @6pm
The Producer's Club
10$ suggested donation
Monday, April 20th marks the 5 year anniversary of the BP Drilling Disaster. A group of NYC based Gulf Coast activists are joining in solidarity with events in the Gulf of Mexico to raise awareness about the current status of the Gulf & to commemorate the 11 men who were killed in the explosion, along with the countless citizens & marine life who are still suffering from the spill.
The evening will feature musicians from the Gulf, environmental visual art in the gallery, and several environmental theatrical pieces throughout the evening.
International Peace & Planet Conference
30 Cooper Square
New York City, NY
On the eve of the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty Review Conference
Organized on the basis of five themes: nuclear weapons abolition, move the money (cutting military spending to prevent wars and fund essential human needs), climate change and environmental justice, the new era of global military tensions and wars, and racial equity and the demilitarization of policing.
Through plenaries and workshops, the Conference will serve to share information and analyses, build and further integrate our movements for the longer term, and increase our impact on the NPT Review Conference.
Peace and Planet MOBILIZATION
Rally, March & Festival
Schedule for April 26 Mobilization, New York City
11-12:30: Interfaith Convocation for Nuclear Weapons Abolition (Tillman Chapel of the Church Center at the UN, 777 First Avenue)
1pm: Rally at Union Square North (East 14th Street, Park Avenue South & Broadway New York, NY 10003)
1:20: Launch the Global Wave from the Rally at Union Square. The Wave will then move westward to cities and capitals around the world.
Oil on the Hudson / NY State - Beyond Coal
Thursday April 16 @ 8pm
Bank Street College of Education
610 W 112th St., New York, NY
In advance of Earth Day 2015, the Broadway Democrats host discussions of two environmental issues important to all New Yorkers:
Oil on the Hudson
With relatively little public input or even attention, the Port of Albany has become a major hub for the shipment of western oil – including oil from the Canadian Tar Sands – down the Hudson to refineries in New Jersey and Nova Scotia. Sean Dixon, Staff Attorney with Riverkeeper, discusses what this means for the river itself and for downstream communities, including New York City.
New York State – Beyond Coal
Despite some recent positive steps towards modernizing and “greening” New York State’s energy generation and distribution systems, the state still has four operating coal-powered plants, some of which require massive bailouts to keep running – at great cost to their customers, the state’s taxpayers, and the environment. Hear from Sierra Club volunteers about a major new effort to end New York’s reliance on this dirty and environmentally destructive fuel.
EARTHDAY is Wed. April 22nd
There's lots going on around the city so check it out and get involved. Some other events can be found here.
|Our own Marcia Annenberg was voted Origin Magazine's Top 100 Creatives in America! And so was Bill McKibben!
Brunch Celebration and Artist Talk
Read The Origin Magazine article
TRUTH OR DARE: MEDIA TODAY
April 22, 11:30 am – 1:30 pm
547 West 27th Street, Suite 200
Q&A to follow with the Artist
Please RSVP Here
Screening: CAN'T STOP THE WATER
Wednesday, April 22 @ 1:30pm and 7:00pm
John Jay College, 524 W 59th St., NYC
To mark Earth Week and the 5th Anniversary of the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Disaster, you are invited to the upcoming event:
The event will feature a short screening of award-winning documentary film, "Can't Stop the Water", and a discussion with Chief Albert Naquin (Isle de Jean Charles, Louisiana) and Bob Gough (Intertribal Council on Utility Policy) about one of the first coastal indigenous groups to relocate in modern times due to extreme environmental changes.
Please come enjoy an engaging conversation, learning experience, and special refreshments brought in from the Louisiana bayou country! Event details here: www.cantstopthewater.com
(featuring 350's own Bill McKibben) on Earth Day (April 22nd). PLANETARY is a follow-up to the award-winning short film Overview, which received over 6.8 million views on Vimeo. (Planetary Trailer)
PLANETARY is a poetic and humbling reminder that it's time to shift our perspective. PLANETARY asks us to rethink who we really are, to reconsider our relationship with ourselves, each other and the world around us - to remember that: we are PLANETARY.
Relix Magazine presents: Earth Day CELEBRATION with Cabinet at Brooklyn Bowl!
WED, APRIL 22 @6pm
61 WYTHE AVENUE
BROOKLYN, NY 11249
DOORS: 6:00 PM / SHOW: 8:00 PM $10.00 (21+)
Stop by our 350NYC Table!