About the Movie
Facing the Surge documents the tangible costs of sea level rise for the people of Norfolk, VA. Norfolk is home to the largest naval base in the country and to thousands of hard-working Americans struggling to adapt to the rising tides and an uncertain future. The town has registered 16 inches of sea level rise since 1930.READ MORE
This movie screening is made possible thanks to the support and collaboration of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby (CCL). We are delighted to have Rob Werner, a member of CCL and 350NYC to lead a discussion about the movie, with a focus on the implications for NYC. With the impact of Hurricane Matthew still fresh in our minds, this is a timely discussion on sea level rise and what we can do about it. Rob attended the June 2016 CCL Conference in Washington, DC, where "Facing the Surge" premiered, and he lobbied Members of Congress as part of the CCL delegation.
State Senate Roundtable on Divestment from Fossil Fuels, NYC
Friday, October 28th, 10am to 12pm
Rackow Room 750
151 E 25th St., NYC
RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/zexphmr,
or call 212-490-9535.
State Senator Liz Krueger, Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix W. Ortiz, and Sen. Brad Hoylman, present a moderated discussion on the financial and fiduciary implications of divesting New York State's pension fund from fossil fuels.
The New York State Common Retirement Fund, the pension fund for over one million New Yorkers, has around $4 billion invested in the world's top 200 fossil fuel producers. More than $1 billion of that is invested in a single company - ExxonMobil. However, in the face of rapidly accelerating climate change and increasingly strong action by local and national governments to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, questions have been raised about the future profitability of fossil fuel companies. Concerns about "stranded assets" and lack of transparency, along with a global divestment movement led by environmental organizations like 350.org, has resulted in nearly six hundred organizations divesting from fossil fuels. These organizations include universities, faith-based organizations, non-profits, municipalities, philanthropic organizations, and national and state pension funds, controlling over $3.4 trillion in assets.
The roundtable will include representatives from the office of New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli, as well as a panel of financial and investment experts.
Confirmed panelists include:
- Vicki Fuller, Chief Investment Officer, NYS CRF
- Pete Grannis, First Deputy Comptroller
- Mark Campanale, Founder and Executive Director, Carbon Tracker
- Stephen Heintz, President, Rockefeller Brothers Fund
- Tom Sanzillo, Director of Finance, Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis
We need more co-sponsors of the bill to require the state pension fund to divest from fossil fuels. See the bill and sponsors. S5873 (Krueger, 10 cosponsors) and A8011-A (Ortiz, 9 cosponsors)
RSVP at http://tinyurl.com/zexphmr.
BROOKLYN HALLOWEEN PARADE RALLY
Monday, Oct 31st
Park Slope, Brooklyn
@14th St and 7th Ave
Introducing 350NYC/BK silver 15 foot fossil fuel pipeline monster!
Join us to bring awareness to the dangers of fossil fuel and the AIM Spectra pipeline. We also want to bring attention to 350, their work, and volunteer opportunities.
For more info or if you'd like to volunteer for this action email us at
WE ACT FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE:
10 DAYS OF GLOBAL MOBILIZATION
October 28 - November 6, 2016
‘Women Act for Climate Justice: Ten Days of Global Mobilization’ is a worldwide call for women and girls to bring light to their climate struggles and solutions by sending in photos and statements; or through escalated actions including but not limited to educational events, community projects, protests and marches.
The 2016 ‘Women Act for Climate Justice’ campaign is being called in advance of the November 2016 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) - COP22 Conference in Marrakech, Morocco, where we must work together to ensure a sustained civil society presence and pressure to demand that all government’s road maps ahead originate in a climate justice framework, and with respect to human, Indigenous and women’s rights, and gender, social, economic and ecological justice. The 'Women Act for Climate Justice’ decentralized mobilization is intended to show our collective actions and voices in the lead up to COP22, but also far beyond the UNFCCC.
Join the Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network, Women’s Global Call for Climate Justice and hundreds of global allies as we stand together in resistance, strength and hope.