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Sunday, March 5th at 1pm
@St. Pat's Parade in Queens
Meet at Caffébene Coffeeshop
41-31 Queens Blvd, Sunnyside, NY
Facebook Event for more info
Join 350NYC and friends at the St Pat's for All Parade to celebrate and give thanks to the government of Ireland for their recent vote to divest their sovreign holdings from fossil fuels: oil, coal and gas. This historic decision is a testament to the commitment of the people of Ireland to a just and sustainable planet. We also take this opportunity to honor the life and legacy of Ireland’s first female President, Mary Robinson whose global leadership promotes human rights, gender equality, women’s leadership and climate justice.
The 350NYC contingent for the parade will meet on the North west corner of Queens Blvd and 42nd St in front of the Caffé bene coffeeshop @1pm.
Now it's time for NY to go Fossil Free! 350NYC is calling upon New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer to follow in Ireland's footsteps and divest city pension funds from oil, coal and gas. New York City should immediately freeze any new investments in fossil fuels and divest from direct ownership in any commingled funds that include fossil fuel public equities and corporate bonds within 5 years.
More info here and here about Ireland's historic vote.
March 4th - 11th
WATER WALK FOR LIFE
An 8-day 90-mile walk for water/pipeline awareness, in particular the Pilgrim Pipeline & SPECTRA-AIM in our region. Anyone can join the walk for a few hours, or a few days, or just come to an evening potluck, hear speakers on local issues. Volunteers also needed for transport shuttles.
Event is in alliance with Food & Water Watch, 350.org-NJ, CAPP (Coalition Against Pilgrim Pipelines) NY & NJ, The Ramapough-Lenape, Indian Point coalitions, Resist SPECTRA-AIM. Organized by the Grafton Peace Pagoda, walk is being led by Jun-san Yesuda, a well-known international activist & Buddhist nun. Visit Facebook page for updates!
Route: Beginning with water ceremony (Carteret, NJ), to Linden, NJ to Split Rock site of Ramapo-Lenape (Mahwah, NJ), ending at Indian Point Nuclear Plant (Buchanan, NY).
In the News: Pipeline activists to start march in Carteret
March 6th @10am in ALBANY
Hearing on Cuomo's $7.6 billion nuclear bailout
Hearing Room B Legislative Office Building, 2nd Floor Albany, NY 12248
The NYS Assembly will hold a hearing on Cuomo's $7.6 billion nuclear bailout. See hearing notice for details on how to testify.
The hearing will examine alternatives to the nuke bailout, such as investing in renewable energy sources and conservation; hear from affected industries and advocates, such as large energy users and representatives of low-income ratepayers; and, discuss ways for the omission to provide for more transparency and public involvement in a decision-making process of this scale and impact.
For more info on the bailout, see stopthecuomotax.org and op ed in the Daily News.
Tuesday, March 7th
Multi-Faith Gathering for Climate Justice
St. Peter's Lutheran Church
619 Lexington Avenue (at 54th)
Please join us - clergy and laypeople from all faiths - as we gather together to affirm, renew, and strengthen our commitment to work for climate justice for all. We'll connect, sing, and hear voices from many faith traditions calling us to be stewards of the earth and its most vulnerable inhabitants. A major focus of this gathering will be the upcoming March for Climate, Jobs & Justice in Washington, DC, on April 29. We'll offer information, support, and tools and techniques for activating your faith community to join this historic march.
Please see here for more information
March 8th @ 4pm - 8pm
International Women's Strike NYC: Rally and March
Washington Square Park
Facebook Event for more info
On March 8th, the International Women's Strike NYC - a coalition representing dozens of grassroots groups and labor organizations - is organizing a number of actions in support of labor campaigns, migrants' rights, Sanctuary Campus campaigns, and others.
At 4 PM there will be a rally in Washington Square Park.
The rally will open with an artistic performance created by Alejandra Ballón Gutiérrez (Arequipa, Peru 1975), “La Alfombra Roja”, and songs by singers Natalia Saez, Renee Ghoust and Liah Alonso. “La Alfombra Roja” project was created to make visible the terrible effects of patriarchal relations on women’s lives.
At 5:30 PM we will march to Zuccotti Park. The march will make some stops along the way, with performances in front of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory site, the Varick Street Immigration Detention Center, Stonewall, City Hall, the African Burial Ground and the former slave market, financial institutions funding the Dakota Access Pipeline, and others.
Thursday, March 9th
whatNOWwhat: CHANGE THE CLIMATE
Industry City Distillery
33 35th Street, 6th Floor
7:00 - 11:00pm
D/N/R trains to 36th Street
Cost: $1 - 100
Join us for a night of pop-up performance, visual art, music and libations to support organizations doing work for land justice, the environment and climate change. 100% of proceeds will go to Honor the Earth, 350NYC, National Resources Defense Council and Earth Justice
Shadow puppetry by Andrew Benincasa, live musical sets from Jennifer Kreisberg of Ulali and Rude Mechanical Orchestra. DJ sets throughout the night from DJ Scribe.
With the Teaspoon Brigade, a nod to Pete Seeger: like an action piñata seesaw to pop the paradigm through interactive calls to action.
Food by Insatiable Vegan.
Brought to you by Holes in the Wall Collective.
See more information here
contact: Dhira Rauch for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org or (415)652-2258
March 10th and 11th
CLIMATE ACTION CONFERENCE with Bill McKibben
@ NYU Skirball Center for the Performing Arts
In association with Hip Hop Caucus and Justice Action Mobilization Network
Conference Tickets: $5
Saturday Night Performance Tickets: $5
Speakers to include:
Bill McKibben, Michael Oppenheimer, Jeffrey Sachs, Bernie Sanders, Peggy Shepard, Sandra Steingraber, Elke Weber, Elizabeth Yeampierre, Rev. Lennox Yearwood
With performances by:
Messiah, Antonique Smith, Taboo (Black Eyed Peas)
Humanity is facing a global climate emergency, and we must act now to address the environmental, economic and political issues contributing to the problem. The conference will feature some of the leading figures in the environmental movement as well as leaders from diverse fields such as climate science, medicine, public policy and the arts, as well as elected officials and impacted citizens.
REGISTRATION AND SCHEDULE
Saturday, March 18th
Union Square @ 10 AM - 2 PM
Hosted by Grassroots Action NY
Facebook Event for more info
Join Grassroots Action New York, Bronx Climate Justice North and a coalition of NYC groups in an initiative started by DefundDAPL (defunddapl.org) and tell big banks like Wells Fargo, Citibank, TD, Chase, and Bank of America how we feel about their decision to fund the Dakota Access Pipeline. .
Banks that you can switch to that don't invest in fossil fuels.
Pick one of these or find another one that works for you then follow along with our divestment campaign before #DivestmentDay to get ready to close your old bank account with us. Check out grassrootsactionny.com/divest for all of our divestment resources.
Then, on March 18, we will rally in Union Square then head to the banks to close our accounts together! We will be leading groups of people to various banks to close their accounts together and want to make sure we prepare correctly so, if you haven't already, please fill out the form in the "tickets" link to let us know which bank you will be divesting from.
Monday, March 20th
Screening of "Indian Point"
Rutgers Presbyterian Church
236 West 73rd Street, 5th Floor
6:30 - 9:00pm
Facebook Event for more info
Free screening of "Indian Point", a documentary film that explores nuclear power in the Age of Fukushima. The film provides a rare glimpse inside the aging nuclear power plant known as Indian Point and features unprecedented footage of the nuclear power plant station which was designed in the 1950s and sits in Buchanan, New York, just 35 miles up the Hudson River from Times Square. Indian Point sits on top of two intersecting earthquake faults. With 20 million people living within its 50-mile radius, it has been called the most dangerously sited nuclear power plant in the U.S. by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.
Following the 94-minute film, local environmental activist Marilyn Elie, who was featured prominently in the documentary film, will lead a Q&A session. More info here.
350NYC Monthly Meeting
March 22nd @7-9pm
New York Society for Ethical Culture
2 W 64th St (near Central Park West)
Downstairs in the Social Hall
Join us for our monthly general meeting with guest speakers Dan Sherrell and Annel Hernandez from NY RENEWS.
We're gearing up for the People's Climate March next month so come help us organize and learn what you can do to stand up to the administration's assault on our future.
All are welcome!
Join us this Earth Hour and be a part of the movement towards building a better tomorrow for our planet and future generations. Spread the word and bring a friend along! Together, we can unite to shine a light on climate action and #ChangeClimateChange!
Sunday, March 25th
8:30pm (your time)
Anywhere on the planet!
2017 marks Earth Hour's tenth anniversary, a new milestone in its commitment to making the planet a better place. For more info: http://earthhour.org/
SAVE THE DATE!
March for Science and Earth Day Network Rally and March in DC
Saturday April 22 at 8 AM - 5 PM
National Mall and Memorial Parks
Facebook Event for more info
Official Event Website
This Earth Day, join the effort to defend the vital public service role science plays in our communities and our world.
Science serves all of us!
April 22nd Earth Day NYC Activities
Rally to Stop Trump's Climate Agenda at NOON
111 Worth Street - Foley Square
New York, NY 10013
STOP TRUMP’s CLIMATE AGENDA!
Join us on Earth Day for a noon rally at Foley Square to express our opposition to Trump’s climate agenda. Trump calls climate change a hoax. He has promised to reduce the environmental regulations that protect our air and water and to increase our reliance on coal, oil, and gas. To protect all living things on our planet, we must transition as quickly as possible from fossil fuels and nuclear power to a new, green economy based on renewable energy.
Great Speaker Line-up! For more info check out the event here.
FOLLOWING THE RALLY, WE WILL JOIN THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE. See below for details and click here and here.
March for Science NYC
EarthDay April 22nd
The March for Science is a celebration of our passion for science and a call to support and safeguard the scientific community. Recent policy changes have caused heightened worry among scientists, and the incredible and immediate outpouring of support has made clear that these concerns are also shared by hundreds of thousands of people around the world. The mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
Want to volunteer? Fill out the form here.
**TIME AND LOCATION TO BE ANNOUNCED**