We support grassroots climate organizations through networking and information sharing. We helped form Climate Can't Wait, a collaborative of 40 statewide and local organizations to demand that New York State take bold action on climate. In the Capital District we founded the Capital Area Climate Network so local climate activists can discuss climate issues and help each other.
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.
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.
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 demands that NYSTRS divest all its holdings from fossil fuels. We need your help to win. Sign our petition here.
Policy Solutions and Training
Our policy agenda calls for New York to transition to 100% renewable energy.
We are available to present to schools, college classes and community groups on climate action. Here are a few topics:
Local and Statewide Climate Action
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 us an email or give us a call.