A coalition of environmental groups are supporting the Climate and Community Protection Act, which will establish greenhouse gas limits for NYS, add green jobs to the NYS economy, move forward on certain environmental justice initiatives and switch NYS to 50% clean, renewable energy by 2030. NY Renews has a handout on this legislation and the Environmental Advocates
There are a couple of bills before the NY City Council right now that are worth watching. Intro 1251 would give buildings green energy grades, Intro 1252 would establish a loan program to help buildings buy energy efficient systems and Intro 1253 asks larger buildings in New York City to reduce their greenhouse gas emissions 80%
From Fossil Free NY: Now, more than ever, New York needs to be a real climate leader. With the White House controlled by fossil fuel interests, and the Trump administration rolling back climate protections, New York must do more to fight climate change for the people. Our vision for a Fossil Free New York includes:
The Union of Concerned Scientists is sponsoring a Science Champions Training that will teach you (or your favorite scientist!) how to write an effective letter to the editor defending science and truth. This is a nationwide training, so spread the word and get your favorite keyboard warriors off of Facebook and into print. ………………………….
Friends of the Earth is having a activist workshop and training this coming weekend. Stand Up to Trump Activist Workshop and Training Saturday, Oct. 14, New York, NY 11:00am-3:00pm 224 West 29 Street, 14th fl, NY, NY 10001 (Training is free and lunch is provided) Hosted by Friends of the Earth, 350NYC, Sane Energy, Sierra