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25 Apr

Next General Meeting – May 13th

How can climate activists inspire more people to get involved in confronting the climate emergency? Join us and special guest Jeff Berardelli (CBS) for a discussion at our May general meeting.

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30 Mar

Sign up for Climate, Jobs, and Justice Week

On April 5th-9th NY Renews is organizing a big week of action to push both the Climate and Community Investment Act in Albany and the THRIVE Act in Washington. Both of these would direct real money towards renewable energy, good jobs, and environmental justice. There will be phone calls to make, (virtual) lobby visits to […]

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30 Mar

Next General Meeting – April 8th

What is “nature” for? Recreation? Contemplation? Supporting biodiversity? Cleaning our air and producing our food? Sign up for our April general meeting where we will explore Brooklyn’s natural world.

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27 Feb

Next General Meeting – March 11th

Sign up for our March meeting where we will ask the question: "How might we achieve a green and just recovery for New York City?" Panelists include Costa Constantinides, Maritza Silva-Farrell, and Thaddeus Pawlowski.

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9 Feb

Protect What We Love – 02/13

Join us on Saturday, February 13, as we lead a parade of resisters to the proposed Gowanus fracked gas power plant. We’ll meet at the Thomas Greene Park in Gowanus at 2 pm. We will then march at a leisurely pace to accommodate families and kids through the Gowanus neighborhood – one of the neighborhoods […]

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29 Jan

Write A Letter to the Editor to Pass the CCIA!

NY Renews is fully geared up to get the Climate and Community Investment Act passed in this legislative session and they could use your help. Can you write a letter to the editor to one of our many local papers? Local elected officials read their local papers and so your letter can have a real impact. […]

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28 Jan

Tell Chase: Stop Funding Climate Change!

Want to do something about climate change? Follow the money! Chase bank lends hundreds of billions of dollars to the fossil fuel industry. Sign the open letter to CEO Jamie Dimon urging Chase Bank to divest from fossil fuels.

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24 Jan

Ask Congress to support rooftop solar

Send a message to your legislators requesting they allow solar owners to take a cash grant option instead of a tax credit, which will help lower income bracket home owners.

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23 Jan

Carbon Free January Week 4 – “Carbon free electricity”

Now that you have the swing of this, let’s bring on the biggest personal challenge yet! In week four we’ll attempt to make zero waste, or at least make less trips to empty our trash! Learn the five secrets of zero waste living.

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16 Jan

Carbon Free January Week 3 – “Waste Free”

Now that you have the swing of this, let’s bring on the biggest personal challenge yet! In week four we’ll attempt to make zero waste, or at least make less trips to empty our trash! Learn the five secrets of zero waste living.

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16 Jan

Sign up for our Climate Phone Bank

Join 350Bk’s virtual phone-banking Power Hour on Mondays 12-1pm. This week we'll make calls for New York’s Packaging EPR legislation; State Senate Bill S7718 and Assembly Bill A09790, which requires producers to finance collection and recycling of curbside materials. Sign up for the log-in info. No experience necessary!

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11 Jan

Carbon Free Week 2 Actions #2

Got more time? Let’s support green transportation with electric school buses! Join 350BK’s Power Hour on Monday (Jan 11) from 12-1 pm, to contact our elected officials about the NY City Council Electric School Bus Bill (0455-2018) Click “Take Action” to sign up for the log-in info. (Join us even if you can’t stay the […]

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11 Jan

Carbon Free Week 2 Actions #1

Got 2 minutes? Support Bill S8517 / A10600 requiring schools to provide plant-based meals in food service. Please contact your New York State Senator and Assembly person now and urge them to pass this law.

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11 Jan

Carbon Free January Week 2 – “Meat Free”

Our challenge for week 2 of going carbon free is to go meat free for the entire week!  Instead, we will relish in all things vegan and eat our way to a more sustainable world. Join the challenge and share your favorite meat-free resources!

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30 Dec

Next Meeting – January 14

Sign up for our January meeting where we will hear about the prospects for serious climate legislation at the Federal level. We are excited to host Michael Burger, the Executive Director of the Sabin Center for Climate Change Law at Columbia Law School.

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30 Dec

To Our 350Brooklyn Community

As we approach the turn of the year when the nights are long and when we are isolated indoors by both the weather and the pandemic, we’d like to reflect on our experiences of this past year and express our hopes for 2021.

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30 Dec

Carbon Free January Week 1 – (Car)bon Free

Welcome to week 1 of going carbon free. Our challenge this week is to go car free for the entire week! We know most of you New Yorkers don’t have a car, so you’re already living a more carbon free life than the rest of the country— good job! We are lucky to live in a city that has great public transportation, but in the midst of the pandemic, you may be using a car more than usual. This week, instead of taking an uber or taxi, let’s pedal, walk or float on our merry way to becoming a fully sustainable city!

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30 Dec

Carbon Free January

All year, climate activists march, lobby, write letters, make phone calls, and do whatever we think will lead to the big systemic change needed to counter the climate crisis. But as January nears, and we are making our new year’s resolutions, we wanted to look more deeply at our own personal choices.

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18 Sep

Home Energy

Home Energy use is a significant source of greenhouse gas emissions. In New York City, two-thirds of our entire carbon footprint is attributable to the use of energy in buildings. Reducing the use of energy in apartments and homes will go far to reduce this burden.

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16 Sep

Food

Food accounts for 10-30% of a household’s carbon footprint. Shifting towards less meat-intensive diets and seeking out locally grown foods can ease the pressures that food choice exerts on climate and boost your local economy.

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6 Sep

Clothing

Clothing and footwear often goes unrecognized as a consequential source of greenhouse gas emissions. Yet in our world of fast fashion and global production networks, thoughtful approaches to buying and maintaining our clothing can impact demand and work to mitigate climate impact.

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27 Jun

Sign up for Plastic Free July

If you feel frustrated like we do about the plastic problem, join us in committing to reduce your personal plastic use. By taking the challenge, each week you’ll get an email with 1) tips to plan ahead and keep you motivated, and 2) an action you can take as part of a collective effort to […]

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27 Jun

#DefundThePolice – Call your Councilmember

Demand an end to racist and deadly police practices Call your councilmember to ask them to push for a cut of at least $1 billion from the NY Police Department’s nearly $6 billion budget, and invest that money in low-income, under-resourced communities of color around the city .

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