Dear 350NYC Members and Friends,
Our guest speaker this month will be Andrea Reyes, Chair of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition who will speak about Sustainable Fashion. https://www.nycfairtradecoalition.org (see bio below)
We will also be joined by creator Patrick Grant from Tilted Axes: Music for Mobile Electric Guitars who will propose an Earth Day action to promote and support 350’s Day 1, 2, and 3 events. http://www.tiltedaxes.com
Also hear about exciting updates on all our campaigns.
Next steps in important upcoming actions.
NEW MEMBERS: If you're new to 350NYC please join us at 6:30pm for a brief orientation to the group, learn about our working groups and some of the campaigns we are currently involved with.
Andrea Reyes is a Fair Trade advocate, educator and small business owner. She is the Chair of the NYC Fair Trade Coalition: a network of small ethical business owners and advocates. She is the founder of A. Bernadette, a Fair Trade fashion brand in Uganda which hosts educational study abroad programs. Lastly, she teaches fashion marketing, international trade and business development classes at Baruch College, LIM College and the Fashion Institute of Technology.
350NYC (http://350nyc.org) is the the local affiliate of http://350.org , a grassroots network of volunteer-run campaigns in over 188 countries working to prevent climate chaos. Here in New York, we are working locally for a cleaner, greener, better New York City for everyone.
Why the name 350NYC (http://350nyc.org)? 350 means climate safety. To preserve our planet, scientists tell us we must reduce the amount of CO2 in the atmosphere from its current levels of over 400 parts per million to below 350 ppm. (More on the science of 350 (http://350.org/about/science/)). But 350 is more than a number—it’s a symbol of where we need to head as a planet.
“To Change Everything, We Need Everyone”
Come learn about us and get involved
Looking forward to seeing you.
The 350NYC Team