We've been holding protests to encourage Chase to divest from fossil fuels. We plan to expand these protests in the weeks and months to come. Learn about the campaign and see how you can get involved.
Stop The Money Pipeline-BK Campaign Is Heating Up!
The STMP-BK campaign is continuing our COVID-safe protests of Brooklyn Chase Bank branches to encourage Chase to divest from fossil fuels. We protested two branches on Saturday, February 20th. During that time, we delivered our letter to the manager, who then reported our actions to senior management. We plan to expand these protests in the weeks and months to come. We are also joining a larger protest--organized by NY Communities for Change--of the new JP Morgan-Chase skyscraper construction site at 45 East 51st Street in midtown Manhattan on Wednesday, March 3rd. Let us know that you’re coming by registering on Facebook. Stay informed by emailing us at: [email protected]
March Meeting: Planning A Green Recovery for New York City!
Thursday, March 11, 7:30 pm EST
At the March monthly meeting we will ask the question: "How might we achieve a green and just recovery for New York City?" We will be joined by Council Member and Chair of the Committee on Environmental Protection Costa Constantinides, Maritza Silva-Farrell, Executive Director of ALIGN--an alliance of labor and community organizations fighting for a just and sustainable New York, and Thaddeus Pawlowski, the Managing Director of the Center for Resilient Cities and Landscapes at Columbia University. Join us for this conversation by registering in advance.
Interested in Editing Web Content?
The website subcommittee is looking for people who are interested in committing time to editing content on our website and/or working on improving the site’s features. No coding skills? No problem! If you have some level of proficiency with online content editors (or are willing to learn), and can commit an hour or two a month, email us at [email protected].
February 16th Zoom Meeting With Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon
On February 16th, we held a Zoom meeting with Assemblymember Jo Anne Simon. We discussed the Climate and Community Investment Act (CCIA) and its importance in supporting the state-wide Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act (CLCPA). The CCIA will function as a way of keeping large polluters accountable, and as a financial support system for the CLCPA by forcing them to pay for it. Keeping one in place without the other risks reducing the effectiveness of this groundbreaking legislation, and could keep New York from leading the way nationally towards both a zero emissions future and a post-COVID economic rebuilding. We hope that we were able to persuade Assemblymember Simon to get the word out about this bill to her fellow AMs and build support for it in Albany. We thank the Assemblymember for her time.
Best Way To Celebrate Valentine’s Day: “March to Protect What We Love!”
On the day before Valentine’s Day, we took to the streets--specifically the streets surrounding Thomas Greene Playground in Gowanus--to protest at the site of a proposed peaker plant. We were joined by 350Brooklyn activists, families and friends from other boroughs, New York State Senator Jabari Brisport, and City Council member Brad Lander. The heart-shaped signs we carried testified that we love Brooklyn’s neighborhoods and people, as well as its clean air and water, and especially the health of its children. We will act to protect them against fossil-fuel infrastructure. Our protest made the pages of The Brooklyn Eagle!
The Theater of Politics: Open Invite to City Action’s Monthly Meeting
Thursday February 25th, 7:00 pm EST
City Action invites all campaigns and committees to join us for a discussion with some very special guests! Theater artist and educator Aaron Landsman will join City Action, along with participant/collaborator Terrell Finner, to talk about Landsman's participatory theater works, including City Council Meeting. The duo will also share insights gained through their engagement in a 20-year art and activism project about gentrification they've created called Perfect City. Landsman is an Abrons Arts Center Social Practice Artist-in-Residence, a 2017-18 Guggenheim Fellow in Theater, and a former Arts Fellow and current Visiting Lecturer at Princeton. Terrell Finner is the General Manager of Abrons Art Center where he works to strengthen the connection between health, happiness, and the arts. Please register for this City Action meeting here.
Get involved in one of our workgroups!
350Brooklyn is volunteer-powered. At the heart of these efforts are our campaigns and committees. Follow the links below for more information on how to join.
City Action Committee’s mission is to make Brooklyn and New York City leaders not only in climate policy but in the long-term actions and engagement needed to make those policies effective. Current campaigns include: The Renewable Rikers Act, Fighting Peaker Plants, Electric School Buses, Department of Sustainability and Climate Change. Use this google form to connect with City Action.
The Climate Idea Exchange works to deepen public understanding of the climate crisis, breaking it down into manageable topics and showing how to take action locally. We work both independently and in collaboration with Brooklyn Public Library, and we're developing a podcast series. email [email protected].
350BK Families organizes activities that bring children, youth, and their adults together for the climate. Current projects include pushing for the creation of 529 college savings plans that are free of fossil fuel investments. email [email protected].
Legislation focuses on federal and New York State climate legislation. Current campaigns are NY Renews (to pass the Climate Community Investment Act), the Green New Deal, and stopping the repowering of the Gowanus power plant (with 350BK's City Action). email [email protected].
The Media Committee is 350Brooklyn's all-around in-house media team. This group writes press releases and promotional copy, creates graphics, keeps tabs on 350BK's social media presence, and runs the new 350BK blog. email [email protected].
Stop the Money Pipeline plans and participates in direct actions that pressure financial institutions to stop funding deforestation and fossil fuel industries. We are part of a national movement targeting New York-based corporations, including Chase Bank and BlackRock Investment Management. email [email protected].
Plastic Free works to eliminate plastic pollution and reduce reliance on single-use plastic products. We meet biweekly via Zoom, and work on a variety of projects including legislative lobbying efforts, campaigns promoting going plastic free, and neighborhood efforts to reduce waste. email [email protected].
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