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  January 2016 Newsletter 

Happy 2016! Now that we've drawn the red line on climate, let's keep the momentum going this new year and build on our successes together! The fight has never been more urgent!

After COP21, the goal of limiting temperature rise to 1.5C will require NYS and all other governments to dramatically increase their targets and speed for moving to renewables. As Bill McKibben writes, "The pistol has been fired" and now we need to RUN! And fast!

Join us at the State Capital next Wednesday, January 13th for the "State of the Climate" Rally and March on Albany to demand action in conjunction with Governor Cuomo's State of the State Address! Bus from NYC 7:00am - Westchester 8:00am


STATE OF THE CLIMATE – ALBANY
Rally and March at the State Capital
January 13, 2016 @10:30am
Bus from NYC 7:00am - Westchester 8:00am


Rally and March to demand NY climate action and a rapid and just transition to 100% renewables. Speakers, music. Support 100% Renewables Now, Climate Justice, Energy Democracy, A Just Transition. Join with other social movements like Fight for $15 who will also be there.

Speakers on: Yes to Wind, Solar, Geothermal; Conservation and Efficiency; Energy Democracy; A Green New Deal; A carbon Tax. Say no to to Fossil Fuels, Oil and gas pipelines and infrastructure; Stop Oil Bomb Trains; No to Coal and Nukes; Divest from Fossil Fuels
After the rally, we'll march to the concourse to flyer as to officials who will have to pass by us on their way into the governor's event.

Sponsored by: 100% Renewables Now NY, 350NYC, The Solutions Project, Peoples Climate Movement NY, PAUSE, Sane Energy Project, Bronx Climate Justice North, Green Education and Legal Fund, NYS Sustainable Business Council, Green Party, Rochester People’s Climate Coalition, Grassroots Environmental Education, Stop the NY Gas Fracked Pipeline, Food and Water Watch, United for Action, NYC Friends of Clearwater, WESPAC, Citizen Action of NY, Binghamton Regional Sustainability Coalition, New Paltz Climate Action Coalition, Fossil Free Tompkins, (list in formation)

Bust tickets only $20 roundtrip https://www.eventbrite.com/e/bus-to-state-of-the-climate-albany-tickets-20073083132 Scholarship tkts available upon request.
Leaving from Union Sq, NYC and White Plains, NY
Transportation also being arranged state-wide:

New Paltz - carpooling - Miriam Strouse; 845-255-7711; c 845-399-2473
IthacaTickets here.  irene32340@gmail.com – bus 
Elmira/Corning, Binghamton, Oneonta - Isaac Silberman-Gorn Citizen Action, Isilbermangorn@citizenactionny.org,
Rochester: Sue Hughes Smith, Rochester People's Climate Coalition, suehughessmith@gmail.com
 

Please help us spread the word by sharing the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/192037414474491/

For more info or to sign your group on as a sponsor contact Mark Dunlea: dunleamark@aol.com or gelfny.org

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Legislative Forum on State Divestment Bill 
Wednesday, January 20th
Albany, NY


Join us in Albany, on January 20th, for a public forum on the fossil fuel divestment bill currently in the State Senate and Assembly. Hear testimony from experts, show your support for divesting the second largest pension fund in the country from fossil fuels, and lobby your representatives. In light of the historic Paris agreement, it is time for New York State to divest from fossil fuels. 

Van
 from NYC. Contact Lyna @350nyc@gmail.com to rsvp. so that we can reserve a space for you and contact your representatives to set up a lobby visit. 

Please spread the word by sharing the Facebook event: 


"Lighting the Way"

We're excited to announce the launch of "Lighting the Way", 350NYC's latest Sustainability Project which seeks to provide LED lightbulbs for an entire building of low income seniors in NYC. There's no easier path to immediate carbon reduction while also helping our neighbors reduce their electric bills.

If every New Yorker switched just one compact fluorescent bulb to an LED bulb, NYC would collectively cut over 125 million pounds of carbon emissions per year!

As you make out your end of the year contributions to your favorite charities, please consider this one time donation that will keep on giving for the next ten years the life of an average LED bulb. 

To make a tax deductible contribution, please send a check to our fiscal sponsor:
Green Education and Legal Fund
315 Greene Street #28
Brooklyn, NY 11238
or for a quick non tax-deductible contribution go to:www.gofundme.com/LightingTheWay

Thanks for your support!



FOURTEEN YEARS CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTDOWN 

Studies and Reports
A New Threat Lurks in Greenland's Melting IceJohn R. Platt, Take Part, 
Jan 5, 2016

Farmers Are Key to Fighting Climate Change, Taylor Hill, Take Part, Jan 5, 2016
5 Facts to Know About the California Methane Leak, Tia Ghose, LiveScience Dec 20, 2015
Climate Change Killing Trees Off At Alarming Rates, Nadya Agrawal, Huffington Post, Dec 22, 2015
Climate models may be wrong as fires cancel forest carbon sinks , Bob Holmes,New Scientist, Oct 29, 2015



   350NYC Switch to Wind Campaign
Switch to 100% renewable energy and support climate activism!  
   Find out more about  Switch to Wind

 

"LIGHTING THE WAY"

Donate to 350NYC's LED campaign and cut carbon now!
 


TAKE ACTION!
Call Cuomo to Stop the Constitution Pipeline 
518-474-8390
 

The Constitution Pipeline is a joint venture between Williams Companies, Inc. and Cabot Oil and Gas Corporation. As proposed, this pipeline would would transport fracked gas for 121 miles from Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania to Schoharie County, New York. 

In order for this dangerous, dirty project to move forward, it still needs an important Water Quality Certificate from Governor Cuomo's Department of Environmental Conservation (DEC). The DEC could decide at any time whether or not to issue this certificate, which is why it's so important to take action now.

Call Cuomo Now! 518-474-8390
Urge him to deny the permit ad stop the Constitution Pipeline! 


          
FOSSIL FREE NYC!
Petition to NYC Comptroller 
Fossil Free NYC 
                    Fossil Free Teachers NYC


FOSSIL FREE NY STATE! 

ALBANY - January 20, 2015 Legislative Forum on the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (A.8011A/S.5873) For more info

Assistant Assembly Speaker Felix W. Ortiz (D-Kings) and Senator Liz Krueger (D-New York) have introduced the Fossil Fuel Divestment Act (A.8011A/S.5873) that would require the State Comptroller to divest the Common Retirement Fund (CRF) from fossil fuel holdings by 2020. 
Please contact your representatives 
and ask them to co-sponsor A8011 & S5873: Demand an end to fossil fuel investments! Assembly Switchboard (518 455-4100) and State Senate (518 455-2800).


Sign the Petition to NYS Comptroller DiNapoli
If you're interested in joining the NY State Divestment campaign email us @350nyc@gmail.com

Petition to Divest the Vatican
Guardian petition to the Gates'

Petition to Divest Jewish Theological Seminary 



Close Indian Point!

TAKE ACTION! 
"Tell NYC Council Members: Sponsor Resolution 694 on Indian Point "
The resolution calls upon the US Nuclear Regulatory Commission NOT to re-license Indian Point Nuclear Power Plant.  Your help is needed! More info here


350NYC Meetings
UNLESS OTHERWISE INDICATED, ALL 350NYC AND NYC GRASSROOTS ALLIANCE MEETINGS 
ARE HELD AT THE
 NEW YORK SOCIETY FOR ETHICAL CULTURE (NYSEC)
2 WEST 64TH STREET 
NY NY 10025
(NEAR COLUMBUS CIRCLE)


Next monthly meeting is
Wed. January 27th @ 7- 9pm
NYSEC, Elliott Library Room #507
 
Sustainable Solutions Working Group 
7 - 9 PM
Wednesday, January 13th 
Meeting Room #508
(2nd Wednesday of each month)

City Divest Working Group 
7 - 9 PM
Wednesday, Jan 20th 
Meeting Room #508
(3rd Wednesday of each month)

Climate Ed Working Group
Next meeting tba

Email 350nyc@gmail.org to get on our listserv.

Affiliated Meetings
NYC Grassroots Alliance Monthly Meeting
7 - 9 PM
Monday, February 1st  
2 West 64th Street, NY, N Y.
Meeting in the Social Hall
(1st Monday of each month)


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