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Build Supportive Neighborhoods in NYC--Prepare for Increasing Climate Disruption
LET’S CREATE SUPPORTIVE NEIGHBORHOODS THROUGHOUT NYC: Prepare for Increasing Climate Disruptions NYC Grassroots Alliance is planning a series of monthly events to highlight ways people can prepare to take care of themselves, with the help of others, near home, during climate emergencies. As we have learned from the massive damage from the Hurricanes of 2017, including Harvey in Houston and Maria in Puerto Rico, that were associated with large-scale flooding, the government cannot be everywhere and, most often, neighbors are the ones who come to the rescue. Should the grid go down and cell phone communications cease in an emergency, neighbors can arrange to check on the elderly or disabled and those with small children and/or pets. Neighborhoods can develop coordinated knowledge in advance of crises about local places to find shelter, secure depots to obtain food and supplies, locations of rafts, bikes, power generators and people with crucial skills such as firefighters, doctors and nurses, etc. and ways to find them amid crises. We will invite speakers from city agencies including the NYC Office of Emergency Management, and the Mayor’s Office of Sustainability and Resilience, as well as from neighborhood organizations where plans are already being put in place, such as Lower East Side (LES) Ready, and existing groups that need to put plans in place including CSAs, block associations, community gardens, churches, synagogues and faith-based groups, Y’s, the organizers of bike rescues and other groups with creative ideas that should be more widely known. We will encourage attendees to meet with neighbors and begin to think together about how to coordinate and collaborate within their own neighborhoods so that they are ready for increasing climate disruptions. Each event will include Q & A with the presenters. The first event will take place on Monday September 17 at 6:30PM at the NYC Society for Ethical Culture at 2 W. 64th St. The other events in this series will take place on the first Mondays of the month. ----- Please RSVP to our meetup: https://www.meetup.com/nyc-grassroots-alliance/events/252945564/ Watch for updates.

NY Society for Ethical Culture

2 West 64th St. · (at Central Park West), NY

What we're about

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The New York City Grassroots Alliance is a group of individuals and members of grassroots activist groups who work together on climate change, climate justice, and related environmental and social issues such as race and economic inequality. We also welcome as allies members of like-minded larger organizations and faith groups. During our first four+ years we focused most of our efforts on ending fracking in NYS (successfully!!), and we continue to fight fossil fuel infrastructure projects that affect NY State such as the Spectra-AIM pipeline.

As an Alliance, we are expanding our focus to include additional issues that impact climate and the environment. The intention is to provide more points of entry to our activist community since there are many more factors that contribute to climate change. These include agriculture and food (food safety, impact of droughts and floods on food, food waste, pesticides, GMOs, local food, composting), air and water quality, all sources of pollution, biodiversity, deforestation, renewable energy, energy efficiency, green buildings, fossil-free transportation, nuclear power and waste, necessary lifestyle changes to reduce our negative impacts on the environment.

We address ethical and legal violations when precious air, water, food and the climate itself are threatened and, when necessary, we focus on a single time-sensitive issue, such as a corporation’s request for a project permit from a government agency. In our campaigns, we use environmental law, political engagement and support of local businesses as tools in our efforts, and include the arts in our mobilizations. We care about the impacts of climate change on mental and physical health and recognize that working to build supportive, inclusive and sustainable communities reduces the stress we all feel as we learn more about climate change.

The NYC Grassroots Alliance serves as a fulcrum for varied climate related issues. The common issue that unites us is reducing climate change. Member groups participate in organizing educational events with informative speakers and topical films. In addition, we organize and attend rallies, demonstrations and participate in public hearings about issues related to the environment. Engagement, collaboration and solidarity enable us to maintain our effectiveness.

PLEASE JOIN US! We welcome you to our meetings that take place on the first Monday of each month from 6:30 – 8:45PM at NYC Society for Ethical Culture, 2 West 64th Street, NYC

· For information and updates about events that we and our member groups host please join our Meetup Group: https://www.meetup.com/NYC-Grassroots-Alliance .

· You can also find us owww.facebook.com/NYC-Grassroots-Alliance

MEMBER ORGANIZATIONS:

350NYC

Brooklyn For Peace
Bronx Climate Justice North

Earth Initiative of The Zen Center of NY, Fire Lotus Temple
Environmental Action Fund

Environment TV

Gray Panthers NYC
Green Faith
Green Sanctuary Committee, CCNY, UU

Indian Point Safe Energy Coalition

NY BCAN -- Buddhist Climate Action Network

NYC Friends of Clearwater
New York City Safe Energy Campaign
New York Climate Action Group
New York Society for Ethical Culture
Riverside Church Beloved Earth Task Force

Sane Energy Campaign

Shut Down Indian Point Now

The Climate Mobilization, NY Chapter
Trade Justice New York Metro
Transition NYC
United For Action

ALLIED EFFORTS (Non-local groups and other coalitions)

Citizens' Climate Lobby
Catskill Mountainkeeper

Food and Water Watch

IMAC (Interfaith Moral Action on Climate)
PCM-NY (Peoples' Climate Movement-New York)

WEACT (West Harlem Environmental Action)

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