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1 Apr

Join Us to Bankrupt Line 3 – Stop the Money Pipeline on 4/17

STMP needs your help! On Saturday, April 17 a NYC Stop-the-Money-Pipeline coalition is planning a citywide action against banks that are funding the Line 3 pipeline. In the morning, the 350BK contingent will protest at multiple bank branches in Brooklyn and then join the larger rally at Blackrock headquarters and then Chase headquarters in Manhattan. The more people we have, the more branches we can hit!

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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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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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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

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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29 Dec

How to Buy (or Not Buy) an Electric Vehicle (EV)

By Ben Kogan Ben Kogan is the founder of Reusable Solutions and a member of 350Brooklyn who is participating in the Carbon Free January Challenge. Learn more here. Hello, my name is Ben Kogan, you may know me as the guy who always has a musical instrument on hand on zoom calls. I’ve been curious […]

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6 Dec

350Brooklyn Families Holiday Gift Ideas for Kids

 Aligning your hopes for our climate with the pressure of buying holiday gifts for kids is really hard, even in a normal year. We’ve compiled a few gift ideas for budding climate activists and kids of climate activists. We hope it helps and please join us on Facebook to share your ideas too!    Books  […]

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29 Jul

Week 5 – The Plastic Free Challenge!

For the final week of our Plastic Free July Challenge, we’re focusing on making our own products. To get recipes for tooth powder, deodorant and more, please join our Plastic-free Facebook group. Your efforts don’t have to end in July— let’s all keep being plastic free for the sea! P.S. Post a pic and tag […]

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22 Jul

Week 4 – The Plastic Free Challenge!

For week 4 of our Plastic Free July Challenge, we’re encouraging people to switch to naked products that don’t have plastic packaging. Share your recipes and resources for “going naked” in our Facbeook group and sign up for the final week of our Plastic Free July Challenge here. P.S. Post a pic and tag us […]

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22 Jul

Climate Wednesdays July 22

July 22: Where to Next? Fossil-Free Transportation in a Pandemic and Beyond 350Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Public Library’s Central Branch at Grand Army Plaza will host a three-part summer 2020 online series, Climate Wednesdays: Solutions for a Cooler Brooklyn. The first of these will focus on transportation, which is the # 2 source of greenhouse […]

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15 Jul

Week 3 – The Plastic Free July Challenge!

For week 3 of our Plastic Free July Challenge, we’re encouraging people to use plastic-free storage and cleaning products. Share your recipes for cleaning products and resources for plastic free containers in our Facebook group. Sign up for our Plastic Free July Challenge here. P.S. Post a pic and tag us @350Brooklyn on FB or […]

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8 Jul

Week 2 – The Plastic Free July Challenge!

For week 2 of our Plastic Free July Challenge, we’re encouraging people to leave the plastic out of their grocery carts. For tips and resources sign up for our 350 Brooklyn Plastic Free July Challenge here. P.S. Post a pic and tag us @350 Brooklyn on FB or IG and use #plasticfreejuly350BK to be entered […]

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1 Jul

Week 1 – The Plastic Free July Challenge!

For week 1 of our Plastic Free July Challenge, we’re encouraging people to BYOX – bring your own everything! For tips and resources, particularly during Covid-19, sign up for our 350 Brooklyn Plastic Free July Challenge here. P.S. Post a pic and tag us @350 Brooklyn on FB or IG and use #plasticfreejuly350BK to be […]

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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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24 Jun

Take the Plastic Free July Challenge!

Single-use plastics like bottles, straws, bags, and utensils, stick around long after you use them, breaking down into microplastics. In fact, the average person ingests about a credit card’s worth of plastic each week. Additionally, 99% of plastic comes from fossil fuels, one of the biggest contributors to the climate crisis. Help be part of […]

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2 May

Virtual Rally to Stop the Pipeline – May 4

Calling all pipeline fighters!  Join us in a virtual rally to stop the Williams pipeline this upcoming Monday, May 4 from 12PM to 1PM.  With special guest Bill McKibben! New York State will make a decision on whether to approve the pipeline by May 17, 2020. So, we want to urge Governor Cuomo and the Department […]

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29 Apr

Heat/Cool Smart Brooklyn Webinar – May 5

Webinar on Heat Pumps for Small Building Owners Tuesday May 5th, 2020, 6:30 – 8:00pm Click here to register 350Brooklyn is pleased to invite you to a webinar for owners or managers of small buildings, whether homes, coops, rentals, or commercial. When the Covid-19 crisis eases, we will still be faced with the slower-moving crisis […]

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