Fighting fossil fuel expansion in New York Communities
NY Climate has fought pipelines and power plants in upstate NY. Currently we are fighting National Grid's Albany Loop pipeline that would expand gas consumption in the capital district.
We organized United Against Fossil Fuel Network that serves as a means for front-line communities to share information and strategist about local fights and statewide campaigns.
When New York State proposed building 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 continues 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 Fund had billions invested in climate destroying fossil fuels. NY Climate founded Divest NY Teachers, a committee of teachers, students and climate advocates demanding the NYS Teachers Retirement Fund divest all it's holdings from fossil fuels.
Find us at divestnyteachers.org
Networking and Training
We work closely with a number of statewide and community based organizations and help new activists hook up with climate organizations in their community. We are available to present on a variety of topics about climate activism and policy: Here are a few topics:
NY's New Climate Law
Policy solutions for NYS
How to lobby on climate
Climate Activism 101