We work closely with local and statewide climate networks and help new activists hook up with climate organizations in their community. We founded the Capital Area Climate Network, which brings together local groups in New York's capital district. And we helped coordinate Climate Can't Wait 2022, a collaborative of 40 statewide and local organizations that formed to demand that New York State take bold action on climate.
When New York State proposed to build a new fracked gas powerplant in Sheridan Hollow just blocks from the Capitol in Albany, NY Climate members helped to form the Sheridan Hollow Alliance for Renewable Energy (SHARE) a coalition of community members and climate organizations that successfully stopped the plant. SHARE and NYCAP continue to advocate for renewable power for the NYS Capitol and for Sheridan Hollow, a predominately Black and people of color neighborhood.
Divest NY Teachers
In fall of 2019, students took to the streets by the thousands to demand action on climate. At the same time the NYS Teachers Retirement System (NYSTRS), that teachers depend on for their pensions, had billions invested in climate destroying fossil fuels. NY Climate along with Divest NY Teachers, a committee of teachers, students and climate advocates demanded that NYSTRS divest all its holdings from fossil fuels. We need your help to win. Sign our petition here.
Fighting fossil fuel expansion
NY Climate opposes all new fossil fuel infrastructure. Along with with Stop NY Fracked Gas Pipeline, we fought the Northeast Energy Direct Pipeline and National Grid's Albany Loop pipeline. Both pipelines were stopped due to tireless efforts of climate activists. NY Climate continues to support grassroots campaigns to stop fossil fuel expansion and to shut down existing facilities across the state.
Policy Solutions and Training
Our policy agenda calls for New York to transition to 100% renewable energy. Here is our testimony on the New York State Draft Scoping Plan.
We are available to present to schools, college classes and community groups on climate action. Here are a few topics:
Local and Statewide Action for Climate
Policy Solutions for New York
Climate justice and a just transition
For information on workshops or to find a group in your area, please send an email or give us a call.