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Monthly Alliance Meeting

HOW OUR MEETINGS WORK:

The NYC Grassroots Alliance is a coalition of various enviro groups around the city. We use this meetup group and a google listserv ([masked]) to keep each other informed of events and actions of mutual interest, and support each other's events with attendance and promotion to our own private lists. 

In order to gain permission to post events you must attend at least one meeting in person and represent a group that hosts events of interest. Non-relevant or commercial events will be deleted at the discretion of the group organizers. 

We meet once a month to discuss current events and decide on larger coalition efforts. 

PLEASE NOTE: We prefer not to take time out of the meetings for event announcements. If you have an event coming up that you want help with or want to announce, please CREATE AN EVENT HERE AT THE MEETUP SITE, or bring flyers to pass out at the meeting.

Agenda Items for the January meeting:

1) Create a wish list for the De Blasio administration on energy, climate and environmental issues (Owen is creating a fill-in-the-blanks survey for this). The results will be tallied before the meeting and we'll discuss setting up a delegation from the alliance to meet with Mayoral staff. The wish list may also be used to meet with the new Manhattan Boro President, Public Advocate and Comptroller.

2) Create a wish list for the state legislature, for actions we'd like them to take to convert NYS to renewables (we need specific action items, not general statements, i.e., "increase the Renewable Portfolio Standard to XX%," "Mandate state office buildings purchase 100% renewable energy," etc.) These suggestions will be tallied before the meeting. (Owen is creating a fill-in-the-blanks survey for this also.)

3) Discuss/decide on sending an Alliance rep to the statewide energy summit in Albany on February 3rd (Kristina will post details to the google listserv and create a meetup event). Please nominate yourself if you would like to be that rep. 

4) Follow up on radon bill legislative campaign.

5) How to increase the diversity of the group.

Please suggest additional agenda items in the comment section (below) at least one day before the meeting.

PS:

Anyone who wants a Meetup tutorial please arrive at 6:30

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  • Florindo T.

    great

    January 30, 2014

  • clare d.

    thanks to everyone for coming; great energy, great consensus on priorities! seeya next month

    1 · January 30, 2014

  • Ken G.

    There are people who live in Long Beach, Long Island who feel very alone in their concern for environmental issues. There are decision-makers there who are in great need of knowing how their decisions affect the air, the water and especially storm surges. There is a real disconnect, as there is in most places. There WILL be another big storm.

    JK's title is SO right on: "Long Beach Connects to the World." Long Beach is a choice for a wind farm and it is also a choice for a Liquified Natural Gas port. They used to have a no rain forest wood boardwalk law and ignored it, clearly not realizing how that decision connects to the climate chaos that caused that replacement expense in the first place. That can't all be a coincidence. And even if it is, it's still a nexus. There will be a literature table, too.

    Sat. Feb. 8 Long Beach Public Library. 1-4 PM. Speakers and music. issues discussed: LNG, fracking, solar, wind...

    To help, please contact "JK (Lilith) Canepa" <[masked]>

    1 · January 29, 2014

    • Ken G.

      I was hoping someone would point out what to do. Thank you. I'm still feeling my way around meetup. So far, it's mostly been a way to fill my inbox. See you at this evening's meeting.

      January 29, 2014

    • clare d.

      Glad was able to show you how tonite. Anyone who needs to learn how to post an event please come early to next month's meeting for a tutorial.

      January 29, 2014

  • Kristina A.

    The Alliance for a Green Economy has been working on a City Council Resolution which would call for the closure of Indian Point and the transition from nuclear/gas/etc to a 100% renewable energy infrastructure. The resolution actually touches on each of the components identified as city priorities according to Owen's analysis of the NYCGA survey, and might be a great place to start collectively focusing our efforts for change.

    3 · January 29, 2014

  • Marianne

    I had planned to be at the Alliance meeting tonight but I don't think I would be able to stay more than a half hour. I have been putting in lots of extra days and hours at work this month. Really sorry.

    Have a good meeting.

    January 29, 2014

  • Jane K.

    Agenda suggestions: 1) Debrief of Meeting on NY's Shale Gas Potential 2) Getting legislation passed to limit frack waste use such as brining roadways. (Texas doesn't allow it!).

    2 · January 19, 2014

    • clare d.

      These suggesttions have been added o ttonite's agenda--thanks Jane!

      January 29, 2014

  • Bonnie L.

    I'm guessing one has to have attended a Monthly Alliance meeting in order to access Owen's surveys--? The January meeting will be my first one.

    December 31, 2013

    • clare d.

      Bonnie, no, the link to the survey was posted as an event. The deadline for input has now closed but bring your ideas o the meeting. see you tonite!

      January 29, 2014

  • Florindo T.

    Looks great! Hope to see you on Wednesday night!

    1 · January 29, 2014

  • A former member
    A former member

    Thank you for the City Council Committee list.

    January 23, 2014

  • Les J.

    Unfortunately, I will not be able to attend the meeting.
    Please keep me in the loop.

    January 23, 2014

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