Divest your money and Invest yourself – there is no Planet B

 May 5, 2017

Upcoming Meetings and Events

  • Monday, May 8, Lobby Day on Pension Fund Divestment (see below)
  • Saturday, May 13, 4 pm, OFF Fossil Fuels, 1409 County Route Five, Canaan, NY (see below)
  • Wed May 17, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, SNYFGP Public Meeting – East Greenbush Community Library, 10 Community Way, East Greenbush, NY 12061, USA
  • Wed Jun 7, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:30pm, SNYFGP Educational Meeting about Geothermal Energy, location TBD
  • Wed Jun 21, 2017, 6:30pm – 8:00pm, SNYFGP Public Meeting – Nassau Ambulance, 498 McClellan Rd , Nassau, NY 12123, USA

Divest NY Lobby Day: Monday, May 8

Learn how to lobby our legislature. Go to Albany with experienced lobbyists and tell our legislators to withdraw NY State pension funds from fossil fuels.

Join us in Albany to talk to legislators to stop New York’s investment in dangerous fossil fuelsThe Fossil Fuel Divestment Act, A3712 Ortiz / S4596 Krueger, will require New York to divest the $170 billion state pension fund from fossil fuels.  Currently, the pension fund invests nearly $10 billion in fossil fuel companies, fueling climate destruction like Superstorm Sandy that devastated New York and caused over $65 billion in damages. It also has more than $400 million invested in the Dakota Access Pipeline. Meet at Westminster Presbyterian Church, 85 Chestnut St., Albany

10:00 – 11:00           Registration and Divestment Briefing – 85 Chestnut Street
11:30-12:30              Legislative Meetings- Legislative Office Building
12:30 – 1:00             Gathering – Capitol
1:00 – 3:00               Legislative Meetings – Legislative Office Building
2:00 – 3:30               Sign out and Debrief – Room — Legislative Office Building

Click here to register.

Join us for a new Food and Water Watch project:
OFF Fossil Fuels
Saturday, May 13, 4 pm
1409 County Route 5, Canaan, NY

For more information click here.

Food & Water Action Fund is launching OFF Fossil Fuels, a national network of grassroots efforts to stop all fossil fuel development and transition the country to 100% renewable energy now.

Here’s what will happen:

  • We’ll stream a live video featuring Food & Water Action staff and special guests where we will lay out how we can work together to bring on the clean energy revolution.
  • You will follow our comprehensive guide and brainstorm how you can stop fossil fuel projects happening in your area. If you’re already working on projects in your community, your conversation can focus on next steps for your local effort.
  • You can get started right away by making a list of local elected officials you can ask to sign a pledge in support of a just transition to renewable energy.
  • We will follow up by opening up our resources and making sure you have access to tools, materials and trainings to help you be successful, if you need them.

Help us get signatures on our petition
to Faso and Tonko
to stop all fossil fuel projects.
** New deadline May 30th **

Click here to get a downloadable petition.
Here is the text of the petition:

We call on Congressmembers Tonko and Faso: Stop the Pilgrim Pipelines and all fossil fuel projects that threaten our community and our climate.

The proposed Pilgrim twin pipelines would carry Bakken oil and refined petroleum between Albany, NY and Linden, NJ within feet of homes, schools, businesses and parks. It would destroy wetlands and critical habitat for several endangered species, and threaten the drinking water for millions.

Furthermore, scientists agree we must stop burning fossil fuels and transition to renewable energy to avoid climate catastrophe. Building new fossil fuel infrastructure now is simply wrong.

I call on you to protect our community, our environment and our climate by publicly stating your opposition to the Pilgrim Pipelines, the Keystone XL Pipeline and all new fossil fuel projects. As our representatives in Congress, you must do whatever is in your power to stop these dangerous projects.


Climate Marches 

Many of our members were amongst the 200,000 people who marched in Washington and the 10,000 who marched in Hudson, NY in the People’s Climate March on Saturday, April 29. Click here for some fun pictures from the events.

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