This month: Power Shift, The Global Frackdown, and more!
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350NYC October Newsletter 

Get ready to party!

It's crunch time for the climate. With the IPCC's newest report released last week, we have never been more sure about the urgency of the climate crisis. Tar sands are definitely not part of the safe planet equation.


Thank you to everyone who came out to #DrawTheLine against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline. It was an incredible day that showed how our strength is building across the country. Wish you could have been there? Check out the video clip of the NYC demonstration NYC.

 

October is a month for education and action. On the education front, thousands of students and allies will be gathering for the bi-annual Power Shift Conference. For many, Power Shift marks a turning point in their lives and their commitment to not only the environment, but to environmental justice. If you can’t go yourself, we encourage you to support others in getting there.

 

On the action front, October 19th marks the 2nd annual Global Frackdown, a day of action to ban fracking. In New York, where gas industry tycoons are doing all they can to build new gas infrastructure in hopes that the moratorium will be lifted, taking action to ban fracking is more important than ever.

Lastly, mark your calendars for our two open meetings this month at the New York Society for Ethical Cutlure, 2 West 64th Street (CPW) 5th floor.

Grassroots Alliance Meeting: Wednesday October 2nd, 2013 7-9 PM
350NYC Monthly Meeting: Wednesday October 30th, 2013 7-9 PM

 

Members of the Radical Art Initiative drew the predicted high water line in Manhattan in 2100 due to rising sea levels before joining the September 21st march to #DrawTheLine against the Keystone XL tar sands pipeline.
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Power Shift Conference

October 18-21 thousands of young people will gather in Pittsburgh, PA to rise up for a clean and just energy future-- and we want you to be there!
>> Register for Power Shift today!
 
Want to support students to attend? Donate to our Indiegogo fundraising site!
>> Yes, I want to support students to attend!


This year at Power Shift labor leaders, DREAMers, Idle No More activists, students and more will come together to explore how we can fight together for the future we want. We will take part in trainings, workshops, panels, and actions that we can take back to our communities. We’ll enjoy musical performances from artists like Talib Kweli and Spank Rock, and hear inspiring words from keynote speakers including: Bill McKibben, 350; Phillip Agnew, Dream Defenders; Kim Wasserman, Little Village Environmental Justice Organization; Josh Fox, Gasland; Hareth Andrade, United We Dream; Michael Brune, Sierra Club
 
General registration ends this Thursday, October 3rd. After that the price will increase so save money and register today!
 
We need your help to spread the word about Power Shift and raise transportation funds for students in NYC. Register, donate, and share our site with your friends and networks!
>> ny4ps13.wordpress.com
 

Global Frackdown

Protect NY Food, Milk, Wine and Beer

Saturday October 19, 2013
While Governor Cuomo celebrates NY food at the Taste NY Brunch at the Chelsea Piers, a coalition of anti-fracking groups including United for Action, Occupy the Pipeline, and Sane Energy Project will gather outside for a rally and a day of fun activities for children, adults and the whole family to celebrate New York water and to protect New York food. We wish to thank Governor Cuomo for keeping NY frack free, so far, and we agree with him that we love NY State's clean water and healthy, tasty food, milk, wine and beer. We wish to tell Governor Cuomo to ban fracking in New York State and to remove all fracking infrastructure from New York State.

When: Saturday 10/19/13 11:00 am to 3:00 pm
Where: Pier 62 at Chelsea Piers at West 23rd Street and Hudson River walking path and Green Park, New York City

We have a wonderful and event packed day ending with a human pipeline procession on a walking path in Hudson River Park to the site of the Spectra Pipeline, 14 short blocks away.
Please come to all of these events and invite your friends, family and everyone you know to join you. This is our water, food, milk, wine and beer. We need everyone to get involved to protect them from fracking.

Educational Events

Thursday, October 3rd, 8-9 PM

Divest & Reinvest Now – Conference Call with Bill McKibben

Hosted by GreenFaith
Bill McKibben is the founder of 350 org and global leader of the fossil fuel divestment/clean energy reinvestment effort.  Join us and listen to Bill describe what the faith community means to this movement, and why divestment represents a moral imperative. Register now for a conference call for religious leaders on October 3. 


Thursday, October 3rd, 2013 6-8 PM

Frackonomics:Debunking the Financial Myths of Fracking 

Get expert facts on why hydrofracking isn't a silver bullet for the New York State economy.
Co-sponsored by: Congressmember Carolyn Maloney ∙ Congressmember Jerrold Nadler State Senator José Serrano ∙ State Senator Liz Krueger ∙State Senator Daniel Squadron ∙ State Assembly Member Deborah Glick ∙State Assembly Member Dick Gottfried ∙ State Assembly Member Brian Kavanagh ∙State Assembly Member Linda Rosenthal ∙ City Council Member Gale Brewer ∙ City Council Member Rosie Mendez ∙ Catskill Mountainkeeper âˆ™Damascus Citizens for Sustainability âˆ™ Environmental Advocates of New York âˆ™Food & Water Watch âˆ™ Sane Energy Project âˆ™ United for Action 
Free and open to the public. For more information or to RSVP, email hoylman@nysenate.gov or call (212) 633-8052.
Location: SVA Theatre 333 West 23rd Street (Between 8th & 9th Aves)



Tuesday, October 8th 3-6PM

Questions for a Resilient Future

The Center for Humans and Nature together with the American Museum of Natural History, Center for Biodiversity and Conservation, invite you to a fascinating afternoon of dialogue tackling big questions that challenge humanity today—and that could change our future.  Free and open to the public.
Location: Kaufmann Theater, 77th Street EntranceAmerican Museum of Natural History, New York
 

Wednesday, October 9th, 2013 7-9 PM

Save Our Beer

New York has the best water which helps to make great beer. Right now our water and beer could be threatened and ruined by fracking. The gas industry wants to frack thousands of wells across the state, endangering the health and safety of our water and forever changing our communities.
Join Mark Ruffalo, Environmental Advocates of New York, United for Action and our friends to learn more about fracking and what we can do together to protect our water, beer, food and communities from fracking. Suggested donation: $10.
Location: Heartland Brewery at 35 Union Square West, New York, NY 10003

 
2013 350NYC