Learn about Carbon Taxes and Get Involved at our Monthly Meeting
Thursday, July 13th, 7:30pm
Commons Café, 388 Atlantic Ave
Economist and policy analyst Charles Komanoff will speak about what carbon taxes are, how they work, the challenges of implementing them, and the critical role they can play in arresting runaway climate change.
We’ll also discuss how you can use your expertise and interests to get involved in fighting climate change. Whether it’s media, art, law, legislation, research, education, organization, or whatever else you do, we need you – and so does Brooklyn and the world.
Can you help with our Carbon Tax Campaign?
A carbon tax could lead to a rapid decline in the use of fossil fuels, support for low-income people’s utility bills, and increased investment in renewable energy. This week, members will be meeting with Senator Kevin Parker, who has introduced a bill in the New York State Senate, to discuss a strategy for passing the bill.
Do you want to join 350Brooklyn’s effort to implement a Carbon Tax in New York State? Can you help develop and carry out a strategy to put New York State on the forefront of fighting climate change?
What you can do now
Tell Schumer to Stop the Dirty Energy Bill On Tuesday, July 11, tell Senator Chuck Schumer to take the lead on opposing the Trump-McConnell Bill that would speed pipeline approvals while ignoring solar and wind energy.
Sign the letter urging Schumer to stop the bill now, or call him at 866-583-2908.
Speak Up on July 11 and 12! New York State has a plan for Offshore Wind but it needs to hear from New Yorkers about how critical it is to get this done NOW! Speak at an open hearing (or cheer the speakers on) on July 11 at the Long Beach Public Library, 111 West Park Avenue, Long Beach, beginning at 6 pm and July 12 at 91 Hill Street, Southampton, NY, at 6 pm.
Take the Pledge! In June, Artichoke Dance Company took thousands of plastic bags out of circulation by upcycling them into costumes. Let July be the month that you pledge to use zero plastic straws, zero plastic, bags,
and no plastic bottles.
Support the #SolarXL Campaign. 350.org national is raising $50,000 to cover the first solar installations in the path of the Keystone XL pipeline on farmland that Nebraskans have refused to sell to TransCanada.
Williams Pipeline Campaign Update: The Power of Allies: In the fight against the proposed Williams pipeline in New York Bay, 350Brooklyn is working with amazing allies who have had success stopping infrastructure and preserving wildlife and saving communities in New York: SANE Energy Project, the New York chapter of Surfriders, NY NJ Baykeeper, and Food & Water Watch NJ. .
Email infrastructure@350Brooklyn.org to join the fight!
What Happened to the Climate and Community Protection Act? Read and share Eddie Bautista’s op-ed: State’s Inaction on Climate Protection Unconscionable
Join the Chorus! Crowd scene extras needed for SANE Energy’s short promoting Offshore Wind. Be on camera shouting for Jobs, Justice, and Climate! Saturday, July 22 at at 3:30 pm. Probably going to be at B 108 at Rockaway Beach (right off the Wall Street Ferry). Email Sara at infrastructure@350Brooklyn.org if you’d like to join in.
Save the Date: 350Brooklyn’s summer picnic will be Thursday, August 10, at 6:30pm.