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This week is a very busy week for climate activities.
See if you can make one of these events:

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Albany Loop, E37 On-line petition

We have developed a petition to Governor Cuomo and Public Service Commission Chairman Rhodes asking them to deny the petition to build the Albany Loop 7 mile pipeline.

Please sign the petition
here, and pass it on to friends and family to sign. (I forgot to include the link in the last newsletter :(
 


Call Cuomo Monday (or anytime this week): 877-235-6537 

Call 877-235-6537 to join youth from all over New York in calling on Governor Cuomo to #ActNow on climate and halt all fossil fuel infrastructure

This week's Call Cuomo Monday is from the global youth:

Can you take 5 minutes to:

  1. Make the call!

  2. Forward this e-mail or this facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/565991814147007/ to your lists!

  3. Join a #ClimateStrike event (see below)

On September 20th, youth from all over the world will lead a Global Strike for Climate Action.

On Governor Cuomo’s watch, numerous fossil fuel infrastructure projects operate and are under construction. Many of them he has the direct power to halt:

 





Albany Youth Climate Strike Rally

Come Support the Next Generation
 Friday, September 20, 2019, 1:00 pm,
West Capital Park at the Capitol

We, the youth of America, are striking because if the social order is disrupted by our refusal to attend school, then the system is forced to face the climate crisis and enact change. With our futures at stake, we call for radical legislative action to combat climate change. Event includes speakers, entertainment, and die-in.

Albany Youth Climate Strike

Climate Strike March.
Friday, Sep 20, 2019 11:00- PM to 12:30 PM 
Meet on the sidewalk in front of Sheridan Steam Plant, 79 Sheridan Avenue, Albany, NY


Extinction Rebellion Training and Action
 
Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.

Link to Extinction Rebellion Capital Region.

Link to ER Facebook page. 
 
Extinction Rebellion: Capital Region's photo.

Heading for Extinction Talk link. 

Actions:

SEPTEMBER 17, 2019 6:00 PM

HEADING FOR EXTINCTION TALK – UALBANY
UAlbany Earth Sciences Building. Room B-13
1400 Washington Ave, Albany NY 12222

The planet is in ecological crisis: we are in the midst of the sixth mass extinction event this planet has experienced. Scientists believe we may have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. This is an emergency.

In this public talk, climate speakers from Extinction Rebellion will share the latest climate science on where our planet is heading, discuss some of the current psychology around climate change, and offer solutions through the study of social movements.
 

SEPTEMBER 21, 2019 11:00 AM

OUR FIRST ACTION! SIGN UP TO LEARN MORE…
Albany, NY 12210

XR Capital Region's first local action will be in Albany on September 21.

This will be a fun, highly participatory action, focused more on reaching a lot of people and creating some buzz rather than major disruption. Except for possibly a few folks, this action will have very low to no risk of arrest.

All participants must attend an in-person briefing the week before the action - choose between 6pm Tues, 9/17 and Friday, 9/20. Location of briefings will be announced soon. Action design, and exact time and location will be communicated then.

Out of town folks are encouraged to come to the evening briefing on Friday, 9/20, stay the night with a local XR activist, and come to the action on Saturday. We love guests! Email info@xrcr.life after filling out the form to the right.




Alliance for Clean Energy NY's (ACE NY) 
13th Annual Fall Conference and Membership Meeting

Thursday, September 19 and Friday, September 20
Albany Capital Center 55 Eagle Street,
Albany, NY 12207 - View Map
The mission of ACE is to promote the use of clean, renewable electricity technologies and energy efficiency in New York State, in order to increase energy diversity and security, boost economic development, improve public health, and reduce air pollution.   

At this year’s conference, titled Clean Energy Now – Defining Climate Leadership, participants will explore New York’s goals, progress, and challenges in light of the recently enacted Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.

Click here for the weekend's program.

SPOTLIGHT SPEAKERS INCLUDE:

  • Dale Bryk, New York’s Deputy Secretary to the Governor for Energy and Environment
  • John Rhodes, Chair of New York’s Public Service Commission
  • Dr. Katharine Wilkinson, Vice President of Communication and Engagement, Project Drawdown
  • Rich Dewey, President and CEO of New York Independent System Operator


Tell the Public Service Commission:
Stop Digging, Fund the Solutions

On Thursday, September 19th at 9:30 am at Agency Building 3, 19th floor in Albany, the Public Service Commission is having a hearing. Sane Energy and Food and Water Watch and a few other organizations will hold up signs at the hearing and have a press conference at 1 pm to ask the PSC to tell the utilities to stop digging fossil fuel pipelines and FUND Renewable solution. Click here for more information. 

This meeting at the Public Service Commission is important because it is the lead agency in the E37/Albany Loop Fracked Gas Pipeline Proposal. Tell them where to spend YOUR energy-related money and WHERE NOT TO!📣📣




Tell the Utilities: STOP Digging - FUND the Solutions!


RPI Presents: Engineering the Anthropocene

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is sponsoring  a colloquium series of invited speakers entitled "Engineering the Anthropocene" that examines the unprecedented challenges of climate disruption and how collaborations across engineering, science, and the social sciences can open up new pathways for resilience and change necessary to deal with the impending crisis.

Co-sponsored by the Departments of Civil & Environmental Engineering and Science & Technology Studies this series includes 14 speakers over the Fall ‘19 and Spring ‘20 semesters, culminating during Earth Week, 2020. See the attached Poster for Fall ’19 schedule. 

Emergent from the interdepartmental collaboration, the series explores how RPI and other institutions of higher education are uniquely positioned to respond to the biosphere in crisis by drawing together social, historical, technical, economic, and cultural perspectives. The series seeks to unite different practitioners (creators and critics, makers and scholars) to explore the ways that our diverse work is continuously changing the world and how we can come together in new configurations aligned with the common good. 

The series is held in the CBIS Auditorium on RPI’s campus between 1230-2pm. All events are open to the public.
Date Guest Talk title
9/18 Darshan Karwat  Engineering for the People: Promoting Environmental Protection, Justice, and Peace
10/2 James A. D'Aloisio Quantifying Engineering Solutions to Anthropogenic Climate Change
10/16 Paul Edwards Why Not Change the Climate? What Models and Data Tell Us about Planetary Futures
10/30 Ali Kenner  The Climate-Ready Home: Reimagining Domestic Infrastructure in Vulnerable Times
11/13 Alan Robock Stratospheric Sulfur Geoengineering – Benefits and Risks
11/20 Bill Vitek The Perennial Imagination: Hard-Wired for Emergence
12/11 Michael P. Hoffmann Our Changing Menu: What Climate Change Means to the Foods We Love and Need


Please don’t hesitate to reach out if you'd like more info. 

Best,

Daniel Lander, Ph.D.
Lecturer
Civil and Environmental Engineering
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Climate Solutions Summit

On Saturday, September 21st, 2019 we will come together in New Paltz, New York for the third annual Climate Solutions Summit. The Climate Solutions Summit aims to build a larger movement that is prepared to take action for climate solutions. The summit is an opportunity for organizers and people from all communities across the region to come together to share projects, case studies, resources, experiences and skills to tackle climate change and implement solutions. 

Tickets include a vegan breakfast & lunch, a Clean Power Expo with green vendors and electric vehicle showcase at the Zero Emissions Parade as a part of National Drive Electric Week! 

http://climatesolutionssummit.org

Climate Solutions Summit Program

Be sure to check out the Zero Emissions Parade and Green Vendor Fair sponsored by New Paltz Climate Smart after the Summit! You will have a chance to test drive a variety of electric vehicles from local dealerships. More information at about this Drive Electric Week event here. 

 


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