Events in February
VALENTINES DAY DIVESTMENT RALLY
Press Conference, Petition delivery
12:00 noon - 2pm
1 Centre Street, NYC
Facebook Event for updates.
Tell Comptroller Stringer to Show the Planet some Love on Valentines Day!
Join 350NYC, Fossil Free NYC, NYU Divest and Divest NY coalition activists for a rally and press conference to call on the Comptroller to Divest NYC pension funds from fossil fuels!
We commend NYCERS and TRS (the two largest NYC pension funds) for recently completing divestment from thermal coal and are glad to see that studies are finally underway to analyze both the carbon footprint and the carbon risk and of all five NYC pension funds. We very much hope that it will lead to immediate divestment from the top two hundred fossil fuel companies doing the most harm to our planet. But there's no guarantee, so we need to keep the public pressure on! Climate change waits for no one!
We'll be delivering our petition during the rally so we're doing one last big push to get as many signatures as possible before the 14th. Please sign and share. Tell Comptroller Scott Stringer to be a leader and stop funding climate change.
Two Film Screenings Tonight!
Monday, February 6th
Science Matters Film Festival Kickoff:
"DEEP TIME" by Noah Hutton
6:00 - 7:30pm
308 Bowery, NYC 10012
This is the inaugural night of Science Matters, a monthly series that takes a cinematic look at timely and culturally-relevant issues in science. It is presented to you by the Imagine Science Film Festival. It is kicking off with the screening of Deep Time - a portrait of North Dakota during the most prolific oil boom of the past six years. The screening is followed by a chat with Director Noah Hutton. Starting at 6 – 7:30 pm at the Bowery Poetry Club. Reserve your $6 tickets HERE!
Monday, February 6th
THE WISDOM TO SURVIVE: Climate Change, Capitalism & Community (with filmmaker)
6:30 PM to 8:45 PM
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street, New York, NY
Social Hall, basement
RSVP on Meetup
Climate change is taking place. Will we have the wisdom to survive? This moving film features thought leaders and activists in the realms of science, economics and spirituality discussing how we can evolve in the face of climate disruption. Interviewees include Bill McKibben, Joanna Macy, Roger Payne and young pioneers like Herschelle Milford and Quincy Saul.
Sponsored by NYC Grassroots Alliance, Environmental Education Fund and NY Society for Ethical Culture
Thursday, February 9
Climate Change and the New Technological Revolution: The Hispanic Perspective
7:00pm - 9:00pm
211 E 49th St, New York
Special presentation: A dialogue between Juan Verde and Professor Ramon Tamames.
Please join us for a conversation between Juan Verde and Professor Ramon Tamames, which will be cohosted by the Instituto Cervantes. These two veterans to the climate change conversation will discuss their unique perspectives on Climate Change and how it will impact the Hispanic community. We hope you can join us for this lively dialogue and enjoy the opportunity to learn more about IE in the wonderful setting of the Instituto de Cervantes. Please RSVP if you plan to attend as space is limited! Register Here
Monday, February 13th - ALBANY
Environmental Conservation Budget Hearing
Legislative Office Building
For more info: Facebook event
All mention of climate change has been officially removed from the White House website. Trump is trying to purge facts and peddle denial to line the pockets of his fossil fuel cronies. This is an emergency.
Here in New York, we are NOT standing idly by. We’re pushing our Governor and legislature to go even further in the opposite direction, taking bold and urgent steps to combat the climate crisis, protect vulnerable communities, and create good, green jobs.
On February 13th, the state Environmental Conservation committee will be having it’s annual budget hearing in Albany, and--this year more than ever before--we need to demand that climate action be prioritized in the state budget.
Can you join us in Albany on Monday, February 13th? Sign up here to grab a spot on buses going from Buffalo and NYC.
We can’t let this year’s New York state budget neglect serious climate action, especially when other states are looking to us to lead in this moment of crisis. Sign up here to join us and take the Environmental Conservation budget hearing by storm.
Wednesday, February 22
An Evening with Vice President Al Gore
7:30 - 9:00pm
The Temple Emanu-El Streicker Center
One E 65th Street (and 5th Ave)
New York, NY
Ten years after the release of the Oscar-winning documentary "An Inconvenient Truth", the community of nations put the historic Paris Agreement in to force, committing to work together to solve the global climate crisis.
Now, on the heels of the US presidential election, the way forward on climate action is uncertain.
Joining us to discuss the issue is climate advocate and former Vice President Al Gore, who is confronting the climate crisis with ever more determination. During his inspiring presentation, he will pose key questions about our ability to ensure a sustainable future, then, using the latest data offer solutions that are good for the planet and good for our economy.
As the climate conversation heats up on the national and world stage, you won’t want to miss this illuminating event.
*SPECIAL EVENT: Al Gore appearance at 7:30 p.m.
Tickets: $25 Students. $45 Regular Admission.
First week of March:
Thursday, March 2nd
Ethics in Action: Climate Change and NYC
with Jeffery Sachs
6:30pm to 8:00pm
@ New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St - Auditorium
Free- donations accepted at the door
The ethical imperative of New York City to tackle climate change, surely the greatest moral crisis of the century—including the city’s plans to reduce carbon emissions and make the city more resilient to the effects of climate change.
Friday, March 3rd
Benefit Concert for the April People's Climate March
7:00pm - 10:30pm
Jalopy Theatre and School of Music
315 Columbia St, Brooklyn, New York 11231
Join 350NYC, Annie Keating, Gabriel Mayers, the Radionics band & other musicians for a night of music and activism (petitions to sign, buses to sign up for), to benefit 350NYC. This inspiring evening at the magical Jalopy Theatre in Red Hook Brooklyn will raise money for buses to the climate march in D.C. on April 29th, featuring some of Brooklyn's finest songwriters, bands and 350.org speakers. Find out what you can do to confront the Trump administration's climate change denial and join the fight for CLIMATE JUSTICE. Together April 29th in Washington DC, march for jobs, justice and the climate. Get active in NYC sooner than this at this benefit concert in Brooklyn! **NOTE: CAPACITY FOR THIS EVENT IS LIMITED so all TICKETS must be purchased IN ADVANCE of the show. Tickets will go on sale February 10th. Visit https://www.jalopy.biz/ for more information and to purchase.