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  January 2017 Newsletter 
  Monday, January 9th 
Stop Climate Deniers in the Trump Cabinet
 
780 3rd Ave
New York, NY 10017
12:30 - 2:00pm


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On January 9th, people in all 50 states will send a message to every US Senator: reject Donald Trump's reckless climate denying cabinet nominees.
In NYC we will rally at:
Offices of NY Senators Schumer & Gillibrand
780 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017

The Day Against Denial will fight back against some of Trump’s most dangerous cabinet picks:
- Rex Tillerson, CEO of Exxon, for Secretary of State
- Scott Pruitt for EPA Administrator
- Ex-Gov. Rick Perry for Secretary of Energy
- Rep. Ryan Zinke for Department of Interior

The climate is changing, and anyone who denies it shouldn't be in the White House cabinet. It's up to the Senate to stop these nominations -- and up to us to show up in person to tell our Senators to fight Trump's Climate Denial Cabinet.

That starts with rallies with all of our friends and neighbors, calling out our Senators to do the right thing and reject the nominations, and having direct conversation with the Senator’s staff to pass along the message that we, as constituents and voters, do not accept Trump’s dangerous nominations. Senator Schumer in particular has a pivotal roll to play in this resistance movement as the leader of the Senate Democrats. We need him to assert strong leadership to fight Trump's Climate Denial Cabinet.

Rally at:
Offices of NY Senators Schumer & Gillibrand
780 3rd Ave, New York, New York 10017

Sign up for the event here.
TAKE ACTION! Sign letters to Schumer and Gilliibrand here and here.
Call your Representative using the Indivisible Guide.
More details of the action, messaging etc.#STOPtheDenierCabinet 
Thank your New York attorney general for investigating ExxonMobil's climate science deception.
Wednesday, January 11th
Before the Flood - Film and Discussion @ 6:30pm

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street
New York, NY 10023


Join 350NYC for a screening of “Before the Flood” and discussion.

This film by Leonardo DiCaprio takes a look at how climate change affects our environment and what society can do to prevent the demise of endangered species, ecosystems and native communities across the planet.
https://www.beforetheflood.com/

For this movie we have the Ceremonial Hall - it's a large room so feel free to share this event page and invite friends. The movie is free but your contribution of $3-$5 will be appreciated to help us cover the room rental fees. 

We all know about climate change but often feel powerless to make a difference. We will discuss how we can have an impact and contribute to the solutions, both personally and politically. Join us!

Movie will start promptly at 7pm. Come early to sign in, network, snack etc. 
Organized by 350NYC Climate Education and Sustainable Solutions working group. 

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Wednesday, January 18th - Saturday January 21st
Build & Resist: Climate Convergence
& Action at the Inauguration

Washington, DC

January 18: Climate Convergence - join with other climate activists to help plot the work ahead. Workshops on organizing, strategy, mass action, intersectionality, allyship, and more.

January 20th: Climate Contingent of inauguration protests - there are a number of marches, rallies and actions all weekend. ANSWER is hosting a big rally. DisruptJ20 is an action to disrupt the inauguration ceremonies with different movements like labor, students, faith etc (before this action there will be Nonviolent Direct Action trainings that we are strongly encourage people to attend).

January 21: Women’s March on Washington (https://www.womensmarch.com/)
 

Saturday, January 21st
Women For Climate Justice @ Women's March (DC and NYC)

 

On January 21, 2017, the day after the U.S. presidential inauguration, thousands of women will gather for a massive ‘Women’s March on Washington’ in the nations capital, and in cities across the country. The Women’s Earth and Climate Action Network will be on the ground marching in Washington, and is thrilled to be part of a diverse coalition of women’s groups, climate justice organization and allies, organizing together to form a ‘Women for Climate Justice’ contingent at the march.

We will be sending a clear message to the new U.S. Administration that, as women who stand on the frontlines of climate change across the U.S. and across the world, we are gravely concerned about the impacts of climate change, and the implications of a U.S. Administration that promotes climate skepticism, advancement of fossil fuels, an extractive economy, environmental racism, bigotry and inequitable treatment of women and girls.

We will march to reject the rule of the fossil fuel industry and demand that the U.S. government immediately work toward a just transition to a renewable energy future. We stand as women for climate justice and march for and demand full respect for climate science and immediate action on solutions to this global crisis with a particular focus on Indigenous and low-income communites and communites of color. We want our children and all future generations to live in a healthy, just and thriving world.


Saturday, January 21,
PRESERVING LIFE ON EARTH 
Professor Patricia DeMarco
@7pm - Free


New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street - Ceremonial Hall
New York, NY 10023

Rachel Carson is widely regarded as one of the 100 most influential people of the 20th century. In her 1962 galvanizing best-seller, Silent Spring — Carson, a marine biologist and staunch conservationist, took on the chemical industry and raised awareness of humans’ detrimental impact on life on earth, thereby lighting the spark that started the environmental movement.

THE POWER OF ONE VOICE: A 50-Year Perpective on the
Life of Rachel Carson

Film-screening and discussion

This excellent film documents the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the publication of Silent Spring and provides insight into the life and legacy of this remarkable woman, one of the most formidable advocates for preserving the living earth.

Following the screening, co-producer of the film Prof. Patricia DeMarco will lead a discussion focusing on the importance of individual voices in influencing public policy. Rachel Carson’s environmental ethic offers a framework for making decisions about the care and future of our living planet. 


Sunday, Jan. 22
CLIMATE CHANGE AS A MORAL IMPERATIVE 
Platform Address

@11am -  Free

New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 West 64th Street - Ceremonial Hall 
New York, NY 10023

Earth bears the scars from 150 years of industrialization. To transition quickly from an economy that depends on fossil material — oil, gas, and coal, synthetic chemicals — to a system that operates on a renewable and sustainable base requires a commitment to the wellbeing of future generations. In the 21st century, the cumulative consequences of human behavior threaten the viability of all life on earth.

The window of opportunity to change direction may be very narrow, the remaining time to take a corrective course, very brief. The way forward requires, not a set of technical options, but a moral commitment to preserve the living earth for the future.

Professor Patricia DeMarco received a doctorate in Biology from the University of Pittsburgh, and worked as energy and environmental policy analyst from 1977 to 2006. She is a Senior Scholar at Chatham University in Pittsburgh. Prof. DeMarco was Executive Director of the Rachel Carson Homestead Association in Springdale, Pennsylvania, from 2006 to 2012, and Director of the Rachel Carson Institute at Chatham University. Rachel Carson inspired both her career and her passion for conservation. 



 Save the Date: April 29th
 
People’s Climate March in Washington DC 
 to demand that the new administration and congress prioritize a progressive Climate, Justice, and Jobs Agenda.

 
    

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THIRTEEN YEARS
CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTDOWN


Studies and Reports

India on track to beat its Paris targets years ahead of schedule, according to government report Natasha Geiling, ThinkProgress, Friday, December 23, 2016

Temperatures Are Soaring at the North Pole..Again Brian Kahn, Climate Central, Monday, December 21, 2016

Polar sea ice the size of India vanishes in record heat Aliser Doyle, Reuters, Monday,  December 5, 2016

US risks five-fold jump in extreme rainfall: study 
AFP, December 5, 2016

Losses of soil carbon under global warming might equal US emissions Phys.org, November 30, 2016

Leading Fossil Fuel Companies Fail Climate Responsibility Test 
Inside Climate News, John H. Cushman Jr., October 13, 2016
 

 
350NYC Meetings
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For this month's  Climate Education and Sustainable Solutions Working Group Meeting we are hosting a  Screening of “Before the Flood” + Discussion
Wed. January 11th

Please join us in the Ceremonial Hall

Divestment Working Group Meeting
Wed. January 18th
@7:00 - 9pm
Room 508

350NYC Monthly Meeting
Wed., Jan 25th

@7:00- 9:00pm
Room 507

Events Calendar  

#CourtSupport for the sentencing day of the #Montrose9.
Jan 6, 9am,
1 Heady St.,
Cortlandt Manor NY 
The first NY group from #ResistSpectra
 to blockade Spectra AIM pipeline construction. #StopSpectra.

Stop the Coal Power Plant at Sundarban /
Sat. January 7
@2-4pm
Union Square

14th St & Bway

Prop Making for
Day of Denial Action 
Sat. January 7th

Please email Ro SantiEsteban at ro@skindeepdigital.com  to get the address and specific time

National Day of Action Against the Trump Climate Denier Cabinet
Mon. January 9th

12:30 - 2:00 PM
780 3rd Avenue
New York, NY 10017

Climate Science + Environmental Justice = Solidarity/Resilient Communities
Mon., January 9th
@ 6:30pm
NYSEC 2 W 64th S
t
with Cecil D. Corbin Mark, Deputy Director of WEACT
More info

Build & Resist: Climate Convergence
& Action at the Inauguration

January 18- 21
Washington, DC

NYC Taps In  - Campaign Launch
Thurs. January 19th
6:30 - 8:30pm

Patagonia Community Space
New York, NY 10012

Women's March on DC and NYC
Sat. January 21st
Starting 11am in NYC @ Dag Hammarskoljd Plaza, 48th St. at 1st Ave., New York, NY, 10017
DC Details Here
NYC Details Here
 
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