In a city as complex as ours, acting to counter the climate crisis can take many different forms. City Action's mission is to engage as broad a cross-section as possible in the climate, environmental, and sustainability work of the city.
Our belief is that if the City is spending taxpayer money, their work should reflect - as directly as possible - taxpayer needs, demands and aspirations. Therefore, we seek to create greater transparency and accountability in city climate policy and programs, identifying and sharing best practices for organizing and leadership with an emphasis on research, human stories, and connection. 350Brooklyn's City Action Committee works to make Brooklyn and New York City leaders not only in climate policy but in the sustained engagement and actions needed to make those policies effective.
Our current campaigns are wide-ranging.
- We are members of the Renewable Rikers Coalition which seeks to end incarceration on Rikers Island and replace it with a solar farm and a state-of-the-art Wastewater treatment plant.
- As part of the Climate Works for All coalition we advocate for Green Healthy Schools and an Equitable Recovery, with “solutions that address both the climate crisis and the economic crisis by centering Environmental Justice.
- In defense of children and low-income communities we are part of the movement to replace the current school bus fleet with electric school buses and in the coming years we want to expand our work against polluting transportation and to promote congestion pricing.
- We also support greening the city’s infrastructure and buildings, continuing to oppose the repowering of toxic peaker plants in our area and supporting their replacement by battery storage.
- Finally, we will push to electrify New York City with the implementation of laws like LL97 and Intro 2317.
This year, as we work on all of the above, City Action will also reimagine HOW we do the work, focusing on district-level concerns and engaging even more with our own elected officials. So we want to hear from everyone about your ideas for removing pollution sources in our neighborhoods and around the city - and if you don’t know, we’ll help you find out!
Okay, but what can I do right now?
- Join our mailing list to hear about upcoming events, orientations and monthly meetings
- Come to our lunchtime “Power Hours” on Mondays and Wednesdays from 12 to 1pm and help us email, call, and tweet our electeds about urgent climate priorities. We support city, state, and federal campaigns, including a bold package of 11 bills and proposals to further climate justice in New York. Learn more about these bills through the Power Hours; we will provide materials in advance and a briefing at the beginning of every call. We would love to see you there, everyone is welcome. Register here!