"The People's Climate Movement NY invites you to join our march on the sidewalks around City Hall calling on Mayor de Blasio to make strong commitments to get NYC on the road to reducing our carbon emissions more quickly. Before going to the Paris talks, we call on him to support off-shore wind, full divestment of NYC funds from fossil fuel industries, a robust and mandatory program to retrofit all large buildings, and other steps to move this city to 100% renewable energy. We will chant and sing and carry banners with our message. The march will last about one hour. Check our Facebook event page for more details and to let us know you're coming: https://www.facebook.com/events/1656594291289536/"
"Governor Cuomo is hosting a political fundraiser -- and we're going to rally outside the event, urging him to veto the Port Ambrose LNG facility!
Port Ambrose is a liquefied natural gas port proposed for off our coast. The project threatens our health, safety, and environment.
Port Ambrose presents a public health threat, with explosive gas risking thousands of lives. It threatens our beaches, ocean ecology, and tourism & fishing industries. It would maintain our reliance on dirty fossil fuels while blocking a wind energy project proposed for the same location.
Fortunately, Cuomo has the authority to stop this dangerous proposal -- and on November 12, we're going to call on him to protect New Yorkers by doing so!"
"Please join us at this important forum Tues. Nov. 10th along with City Council Member Helen Rosenthal, Community Board 7, Departments of Sanitation and Health, GrowNYC, The Nature Conservancy, Sierra Club, 350nyc, United for Action, and more wonderful speakers and sponsors! If you are interested in learning about NYC’s new Zero Waste plan, composting, recycling, reducing waste, and what we can all do about all those overflowing garbage cans around the city, and mounds of garbage on the sidewalks, please attend!"
"The question of responsibility for climate change lies at the heart of debate over actions to address it. In 1992 the U.N. climate framework divided the world into two parts—developed countries, which had produced the greatest share of historic emissions were given the task of preventing dangerous greenhouse gas levels, and developing countries, which were given few duties. The world’s economy looks much different today, and the notion of “common but differentiated responsibilities” among states is being transformed.
But society can assign climate responsibilities in ways other than among nations. This symposium explores the conceptual territory of climate responsibility, and scientific, legal, ethical, and policy bases for assigning responsibility to countries and to other entities—from individuals to emitting industries to the fossil fuel companies at the base of the carbon supply chain whose responsibilities are now being actively debated in shareholder resolutions and calls for institutional divestment."
Register here: www.law.columbia.edu/climatechange/responsibility
"HALLOWEEN DIVESTMENT RALLY
Dress in black and join us for a pre-Halloween rally!
Call on Mayor deBlasio, Comptroller Scott Stringer and all Trustees to divest coal, oil and gas companies from the NYC pension funds and to reinvest in clean, green infrastructure and technologies.
What's Scarier then Halloween? Climate Change
What can we do about it?
Keep fossil fuels in the ground."
Join us for a conversation about trash in the city. Using Fresh Kills Park as a departure for exploring the history of the city's relationship to trash, Juliette Spertus and Benjamin Miller of Closed Loops, an infrastructure planning and development firm, will discuss where trash comes from, where it goes to, and how it gets from point A to B. By thinking about the history of trash and the ways in which the layers of the city have been built up on top of it, Spertus and Miller explore a history of New York City through through what it throws away.
Spertus and Miller will also discuss their recent proposals for pneumatic tube trash systems to be built over existing infrastructure, including the High Line. Modelling their proposal on Roosevelt Island's trash tube system that serves its 12,000 residents, they seek to find an ambitious municipal solid waste collection plan that can meet the de Blasio administration's 80 x 50 objectives. "
Part of 350.org's "Power Through Paris" global day of action.
"On September 26th and 27th, people around the world will carry out direct actions, conduct workshops, and share information and inspiration as part of an international mobilization to keep fossil fuels in the ground and work toward a just and sustainable future.
350NYC is inviting everyone to participate in a day of videoa, workshops and art action-planning to cap off this important week when world leaders will be attending the Sustainable Development Goals meeting in New York, and Pope Francis will be speaking to the U.S. Congress and the United Nations."
"Part of a series in anticipation of the 2015 Paris Climate Conference.
The United Nations Climate Change Conference, or COP21, will take place in Paris, France in December 2015. Laurence Tubiana and Scott Barrett discuss the expectations, hopes, and likely outcomes of the upcoming climate negotiations and consider what the next steps should be to maintain any chance of mitigating the disastrous global climate changes experts are expecting in the coming decades.
Laurence Tubiana is founder and director of the Institute for Sustainable Development and International Relations (IDDRI) at Sciences Po in Paris and Professor of International Affairs at SIPA. Laurence Tubiana was appointed Special Representative of the French Minister of Foreign Affairs, Laurent Fabius, for the 2015 Paris Climate Conference. Scott Barrett is the Lenfest Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics and vice dean of the School of International and Public Affairs. Scott Barrett is the Lenfest Earth Institute Professor of Natural Resource Economics. Professor Barrett is one of the world's leading researchers on international cooperation, including the dynamics of climate diplomacy. He has advised a number of international organizations on climate change, and was previously a lead author of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change."
The world is on the brink of something historic.
A once-in-a-generation opportunity to tackle the most pressing issues of our time: Poverty, inequality and climate change. World leaders will gather in New York City this September to sign on to a series of global goals to ensure a brighter future for people and planet.
On September 24th, the night before the global goals are announced, the world will come together in a unique moment of global solidarity to mark one of the most significant opportunities of our generation. Our journey will begin in Australia and move across over 70 countries from India to South Africa from the UK to Brazil where thousands of people will gather to light the way to New York and this historic agreement.
On the 24th September stand with us UNDER ONE SKY and send a clear and united message to world leaders: we won’t settle for fine words and we’ll be shining a light on you every step of the way.
"A film screening event featuring three short films about our changing climate and its effect on people across the Americas. “Stung by Climate” shows how climate change is affecting bees and beekeepers across the country. “The Disappearing Frontier” takes us to Alaska where people co-exist with climate change on a daily basis. Finally, “Keep it Grand” highlights how climate change is impacting Native Americans in Arizona.
The event will include a reception, workshop, and Q & A period with the filmmakers, and Jason Smerdon, Associate Research Professor at Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University."
6:00 – 7:00 PM – Reception (Food, beverage & honey included!)
7:00 – 8:15 PM – Intro & Screening
8:15 – 9:00 PM – Discussion and audience Q & A
The event is free, but RSVP is required.
"Join Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, Reverend Yearwood, Cynthia Ong, Eddie Bautista, and other social movement leaders from across the world. Through a riveting multimedia presentation, they'll outline the depths of our current peril—and unveil a plan for how we can pull humanity back from the brink of catastrophe. 2015 was the hottest year on record, coming on the heels of the historic People's Climate March. With the United Nation Climate talks in December looming; moral leaders from around the work stepping up to call for urgent climate action; and social movements taking to the streets in record numbers - the task ahead of us is simple. Not easy, but simple. Fossil Fuels must be turned OFF, and clean energy solutions must be turned ON. Science tells us we must, and justice demands that we do it now."
"In the six months since the People’s Climate March in NYC, UN negotiators have been working on proposals for the global climate treaty conference that will take place in Paris in December 2015. Please join 350NYC and the NY Society for Ethical Culture for an evening of discussion among climate leaders, including attendees at the preliminary talks in Lima and Geneva. Learn about the progress that has been made towards an effective global climate treaty, and the challenges that remain. Find out about plans for grassroots action in New York and across the country in the Countdown to Paris."
Tickets $5 available on Eventbrite countdown-paris.eventbrite.com
"In keeping with the notion of sankofa—remembering the past in order to move forward—this year’s theme, “Roots of Resilience,” will examine the ways in which sustainability is tradition, not trend. Our grandparents may have grown up on farms, but today, more people than ever are city dwellers and must actively seek reconnection with the land and nature. Resilient gardening practices can serve to bridge our collective past with a greener, more equitable future."