Next Climate Wednesdays topic: How do we convince more New Yorkers to get out of their cars, especially during a pandemic? Learn more at the next event in partnership with Brooklyn Public Library.

Climate Wednesdays: Fossil-Free Transportation in a Pandemic and Beyond

Next Session July 22 at 7-8:30 pm on Zoom.

Transportation is the number two source of greenhouses gas emissions in New York City. How do we convince more New Yorkers to get out of their cars—especially during a pandemic? Learn how we can get our troubled public transit system back on track and get where we need to go in an equitable, climate-friendly way. Our Climate Wednesdays series, a collaboration with Brooklyn Public Library, resumes with panelists Vanessa Barrios of the Regional Plan Association, Dulcie Canton of Transportation Alternatives, Allison Considine of the Sierra Club, and Renae Reynolds of the New York City Environmental Justice Alliance, moderated by journalist Emily Nonko. Registration required at the BPL website.

The series continues on August 26 with “Natural Allies: Working with Nature to Combat Climate Change” and wraps up on September 16 with “Green Collar Jobs: Making a Living, Forging a Better World.”

For more information:

Register here and get your Zoom link.

Also, save the dates for the next two sessions:

8/26 “Natural Allies: Working with Nature to Combat Climate Change”
9/16 “Green Collar Jobs: Making a Living, Forging a Better World”

U.S. Representative Hakeem Jeffries: MIA on GND

Hakeem Jeffries represents a big chunk of Brooklyn and is a high-ranking House leader. But his response to the red-hot climate crisis has been lukewarm at best. Are you in his district? Then sign this letter from community leaders (that’s you!) pushing him to support the Green New Deal and more. If you have friends or know groups in his district (civic, environmental, justice, religious), please share the link with them.

Food delivery companies: Make reduced-waste dining the default

350Brooklyn is one of 125 organizations calling on food delivery companies to change their default delivery process. Instead of automatically getting utensils, napkins, condiments, and straws with their orders, customers would need to specifically request these items — “opting in” to receive the specific items they want. Restaurants would save money, and less waste would help protect the environment.

We need your support to call out these companies via social media! Please check out this #HoldThePlastic Toolkit to find sample tweets, Facebook, and Instagram posts so we can target these companies directly! And while you’re at it, please sign this petition spearheaded by Beyond Plastics. With your support we can make zero waste a reality while staying home.

Thursday August 13: Grab your popcorn, we’re going to the movies!

We normally take a break from our monthly meetings in August. But this year we’ll watch an uplifting film about how fifth graders in Red Hook are battling the plastic problem head on. Join us for Q&A with the director afterwards!

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