350Brooklyn Committees


Art Committee

Contact: Elvira Ferrario, email

The Art Committee strives to create powerful visual images that focus public attention on 350Brooklyn’s message. We aim to inspire people to join the movement for a saner world.

Goals:

  •  To create two- and three-dimensional work for specific events as well as to affirm the fundamental values of the environmental movement.
  •  To recruit art students, professional artists and anyone willing to donate time and skills to produce eye-catching and memorable visuals in all media.
Energy Infrastructure Committee

Contact: Sara Gronim, email

The Energy Infrastructure Committee researches the production and consumption of energy in and around Brooklyn in order to push forward the transition to green energy.  We track proposals for new fossil fuel infrastructure, proposals for new sources of renewable energy, and the ongoing activities of Con Edison, National Grid, and the New York Power Authority.   This is primarily a research group, with members following developments through on-line sources, library sources, and presentations at public forums.

 Goals:

  •  To serve as a resource for accurate, current information about energy issues in our geographic area.
  •  To propose actions 350Brooklyn might take, such as inviting a speaker to a meeting, designing a petition campaign, or disseminating information to the larger community.
  •  To track allied organizations’ efforts to transform New York’s energy landscape and to suggest coordinated actions when appropriate.
Events Committee

Contact: Hannah Rosner, email

The events committee coordinates 350Brooklyn’s educational, training, and community programming, including film screenings, book talks, and forums. Tasks include defining event content, coordinating with co-sponsoring groups, and handling event logistics.

Goals:

  •  To develop and produce events that educate the public about climate change, regional energy issues, and opportunities for climate activism
  •  To work effectively with other organizations that share our goals
Legislation Committee

Contact: Molly Ornati, email

The Legislation Committee keeps 350Brooklyn informed about relevant national, state and local legislation.  We promote policies designed to advance sustainable energy and to protect the environment overall. We take part in coalitions that work to further these goals, including NYRenews.

Goals:

  •  To develop 350Brooklyn’s understanding of the legislative process
  •  To learn how other cities and states have taken action to limit climate change
  •  To develop ongoing relationships with our representatives so they understand their constituents’ position and to encourage them to become leaders in the fight for climate justice.
Media Committee

Contact: Molly Ornati, email

The Media Committee manages our communications: website, newsletter, Facebook page, Twitter and Instagram accounts, and produces press releases, fliers, articles and op-ed pieces.

Goals:

  •  To reach the broadest possible audience throughout Brooklyn
  •  To educate people about the challenges of climate change and about solutions
  •  To provide timely, engaging and informative messages that inspire activism
Outreach Committee

Contact: Marc Schmied, email

The outreach committee engages the general public about climate change and specific actions that ordinary citizens can take to be a part of the solution. We bring 350Brooklyn’s message out into the community, whether at farmer’s markets, community meetings or anywhere we can meet the public.

Goals:

  •  To educate Brooklynites about the problem of climate change
  •  To offer effective solutions:  Moving off fossil fuels and onto clean renewable energy
  •  To invite Brooklynites to get involved in climate activism
Partnership Committee:

Contact: Lynn Neuman, email

The Partnership Committee reaches out to, and meets with, leaders and constituents of other organizations committed to climate, social and economic justice, and human rights. We form alliances for the mutual benefit of all organizations, working together to expand the reach of all of our work on behalf of humanity and the planet.

Goals:

  •  To reach out to other organizations and form alliances that broaden our work
  •  To promote inclusivity in the climate movement
  •  To suggest collaborative actvities as partnerships evolve
  •  To serve as a clearing house for volunteer opportunities among organizations