|Join us to tell Mayor Bill de Blasio to get offshore wind off the ground for NYC.
Last year he set the goal of powering 100% of NYC government operations with renewable energy. In response, over 50 organizations signed onto a letter celebrating the goal, and advocating for offshore wind as the best means of achieving it. This rally and press conference will provide a tremendous opportunity to formally deliver the letter, and kick off a 2016 campaign to secure a large-scale, long-term commitment to offshore wind development at the state level.
Cosponsors: Sierra Club, Sane Energy Project, National Wildlife Federation, NYPIRG, Rockaway Wildfire, United for Action, Food & Water Watch, 350NYC,
Directions: R, Chambers St. J/Z)] (Closest subway stops: City Hall R train, Brooklyn Bridge-City Hall/Chambers St 4, 5, 6, J and Z trains.
Sane Energy Project Presents SANE SOLUTIONS
Friday, Feb 19 @ 6pm-9pm
St Pete's Lutheran Church
Offshore Wind for NYC from 4 Perspectives
• Climate & Resilience
• Environmental Justice
We know that in order for New York State to go 100% renewable, we need 40% of our energy mix to come from offshore wind (tinyurl.com/NYJacobsonStudy). But how will building the "Rockaway" wind farm impact the local communities, workers, and wildlife? Join us for a lively panel discussion and audience Q&A about how we can unite various factions behind this much-needed green energy project.
Cosponsored by 350NYC, 350BK, United For Action, All Our Energy, Sierra ClubNYC
350NYC Climate Education Group presents:
Screening and Discussion "Merchants of Doubt" and the Exxon connection
February 20th and 26th
Free and open to the public. .
Manhattan - Sat. 2/20/2016 @ 1:30-3:30PM
Patagonia, 72 Greene St (@ Spring) Soho,
Sponsored by 350NYC, climate education group
BROOKLYN - Thur. 2/26/2016 @ 7-9PM
68 Jay Street #405, Brooklyn, 11201
Sponsored by 350Brooklyn and N+1
After the screening, we will examine how these corporate tactics have played out in the case of Exxon Mobil and discuss actions we can take in NYC to challenge Exxon and “Big Oil” climate deniers. #ExxonKnew
MORE ABOUT THE MOVIE HERE
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Legislative Forum on State Divestment Bill plus Rally and Lobby Visits
Monday, February 29th @11:00am
Rally @ 10:30
Legislative Office Building
Join us in Albany to show support for the "Fossil Fuel Divestment Act".
Rally, Attend the hearing, Lobby!
Senator Liz Krueger and Assembly Assistant Speaker Felix W. Ortiz have introduced S.5873/A.8011-A, the “Fossil Fuel Divestment Act.” This legislation would require the State Comptroller to divest the New York State Common Retirement Fund from all holdings in the 200 largest publicly traded fossil fuel companies, as defined by carbon content in the companies’ proven oil, gas, and coal reserves (the CU 200). Divestment from coal companies would be completed within one year; divestment from all other fossil fuel companies would be completed by January 1, 2020. The forum will be an opportunity to discuss the need for this legislation from a variety of perspectives, financial, environmental, moral, etc., as well as how New York State can play a part in the global fossil fuel divestment movement.
We will have a short rally before the hearing beginning at 10:30 followed by legislative office visits. which we will set up for you in advance.
RSVP here: http://goo.gl/forms/KnK0YTc5RG
Transportation from NYC
For more info email Nathan Schumer - email@example.com
Studies and Reports
FOURTEEN YEARS CLIMATE CHANGE COUNTDOWN
New Report Issues Dire Carbon Warning: Keep It in the Ground—or Else, Nadia Prupis, Common Dreams, Jan 25, 2016
Rapid, Affordable Energy Revolution is Possible, Says New Report, Lauren McCauley, Common Dreams, Jan 25, 2016
Doubling Today's Share of Renewable Energy Can Bring Economy up to $1.3 Trillion: Irena Report Ilario D'Amato, The Climate Group, Jan 16,
Study: Man-made heat put in oceans has doubled since 1997 Seth Borenstein, AP, Jan 18, 2016
Why the U.S. East Coast could be a major ‘hotspot’ for rising seas, Chris Mooney, Washington Post, Feb 1, 2016
What scientists just discovered in Greenland could be making sea-level rise even worse Chelsea Harvey, Washington Post, Jan 4, 2016
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