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Climate Crisis and Community: Mobilizing for a Safe Future

When:
September 27, 2015: 1:30PM to 6:30PM
Where:
Goddard Riverside Community Center 593 Columbus Avenue (@ W. 88th St) map
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Riverkeeper’s Jeremy Cherson will lead a teach-in on Crude Oil Transport in the Hudson Valley- Local Threats and Activism.

With very little public awareness and no study of environmental impacts, the oil industry has made the Hudson Valley into one arm of a dangerous “virtual pipeline” for crude oil that snakes thousands of miles by rail, barge and ship from oil fields in North Dakota, Canada and elsewhere, to refineries on both coasts. Up to 7 billion gallons of crude oil moves through the Hudson Valley each year via the existing “virtual pipeline.” In addition to Bakken crude oil, the industry is seeking to turn New York into a tar sands transport hub. A proposal has been made by Pilgrim Pipeline Holdings, LLC for two “real” parallel pipelines each up to 24 inches in diameter that would run from Albany, NY to Linden, NJ. One pipeline would transport crude oil south while the other pipeline would carry refined products north. In total, the pipeline would cover some 178 miles, crossing Albany, Greene, Ulster, Orange, and Rockland counties. Join this workshop for a crash course on the dangers of crude oil transport in NYS and how communities and advocates across NYS and NJ are fighting back to protect our region and the planet.

Free and open to the public. Donations welcome at the door. Refreshments served.

350NYC invites you to a day of videos, workshops, speakers, and art action-planning, to cap off this important week when Pope Francis will be speaking to the U.S. Congress and the United Nations about climate, poverty and the future of the planet.

We come together to learn what we can do to get OFF fossil fuels and ON to clean renewable energy NOW!

This is a climate teach-in for everyone!

Play your part in growing the Climate Movement. Join us to demonstrate your resolve to restore environmental sanity to the world in the lead up to the Global Climate Treaty Negotiations in Paris in December. Learn what you can do to make a difference.

Contact: [email protected]

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Part of 350.org’s “Power Through Paris” Global Day of Action

WORKSHOPS & ACTIVITIES WILL INCLUDE
350.org’s “Power Through Paris” Campaign

Getting OFF Fossil Fuels, & Other Problems
Climate Art and Activism
Climate Bombs – the Global Movement to Keep It in the Ground!
Crude Oil Transport in the Hudson Valley – Local Threats and Activism
Climate Change: Focus on Food & Water
Carbon Impacts: Oceans and Biodiversity
Climate Justice 101
Climate Education & Community Empowerment
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Getting ON Renewables & Other Solutions
Interfaith Action on Climate
Sustainable Solutions & Community Action
The Road Through Paris: Action Planning
Divestment & Reinvestment: Off & On
100% by 2030 & OneNYC
OFF Fracked Gas & ON to Wind Power: Port Ambrose & Beyond
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Light Dinner & Networking: Strengthening our Communities and Sustaining our Movement

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