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
Ithaca. Tickets here. email@example.com – bus
Elmira/Corning, Binghamton, Oneonta - Isaac Silberman-Gorn Citizen Action, Isilbermangorn@citizenactionny.org,
Rochester: Sue Hughes Smith, Rochester People's Climate Coalition, firstname.lastname@example.org
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: email@example.com or gelfny.org
Legislative Forum on State Divestment Bill
Wednesday, January 20th
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 @firstname.lastname@example.org 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!
Studies and Reports
FOURTEEN YEARS CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTDOWN
A New Threat Lurks in Greenland's Melting Ice, John R. Platt, Take Part,
Climate Change Killing Trees Off At Alarming Rates, Nadya Agrawal, Huffington Post, Dec 22, 2015
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 models may be wrong as fires cancel forest carbon sinks , Bob Holmes,New Scientist, Oct 29, 2015