Renewable Rikers

On January 27th members of 350BK’s City Action Sub-committee will join with Just Leadership USA (JLUSA), NYLPI, NYJA and other groups to deliver testimony in support of the Renewable Rikers act. The Act is a trio of bills that would clear the way for the conversion of up to 400+ acres of newly available land from the Rikers Island prison complex into a renewable energy/solar farm and wastewater treatment facility, among other uses.

Please join us in showing your support for the Renewable Rikers Act by participating, below:

Tues 1/21-1/24: Council Member Outreach (Approx. 1 hr/day)

We also need help reaching out to all of our Brooklyn council members (look up your council member here) and confirming their support for a Renewable Rikers. If you are available this week to do some outreach please contact Eric Eisner or Joanne Boger , including your BK Council Person in the subject line, and they will provide you with an intro letter & talking points.

1/27: City Hall Hearing – contact Georgi, if interested in attending

  • Lunch-time Council Member Outreach outside City Hall from 12-12:15pm – 1pm.  Exact location is still being confirmed.

  • Attend the Hearing @City Hall at 1pm

Aerial concept rendering of the proposed Renewable Rikers facilities. Initial proposal included a Memorial, Solar Field and Battery Storage, WasteWater Treatment plant, a greenway and more.  #RenewableRikers #350Brooklyn [from the Lippman Commission Report]