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U-CAN
United Climate Action Network

 
WELCOME!  To the first edition of our United Climate Action Network (U-CAN) newsletter. U-CAN is a grassroots organization that actively advocates for environmentally sustainable policies and actions in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. 
 
U-CAN has identified six important action areas to help address climate change in our area. They are:
Advocacy
Agriculture
Education
Plastics
Renewable Energy
Water
 
As part of our educational efforts, we have hosted two climate / energy fairs in Cazenovia in the past two years.  The fair features educational panels and discussions, climate/energy exhibitors, and an electric car show as ways to help citizens advocate for smart climate policies and take action to reduce carbon emissions.  This year we added a ‘Kids Space’ – we plan to grow this in the future, so bring the kids next year!!
 
In each of our newsletters, U-CAN plans to feature efforts in one of the six action areas.  There will be an ‘Action Ask’ as a way to make your voice heard and get involved.  Here’s the ask this time.
 
ACTION ASK - ADVOCACY
 
Right now we are advocating for the passage of a Climate and Community Protection Act in NYS.   Here’s some more detail…
 
CCPA (NY State’s Climate and Community Protection Act)
  • The act requires a 50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions by 2030 and a timeline for 100% renewable energy economy by 2050. The issues of energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean transportation are addressed.
  • These goals are aligned with employment and equity goals for NY residents with estimates from NYSERDA of a workforce increase of as many as 27,000 and revenues of as much as $8.7 billion annually by 2030.
  • If passed a combination of energy efficiency, renewable energy, and clean transportation investments will make NY have the strongest and the most enforceable energy standard laws.
Meetings in Albany about the Climate & Community Protection Act (A-8270B) have begun. Let's make sure we keep our voices heard loud and clear. Call Rachel May at 518 455-2838 and thank her for taking leadership on this and call John Salka at 518 455- 4807 and urge him to support the CCPA also. 

You can also use NY Renews immediate response system by e-mail and by phone. All you have to do is click on the link and it will take you right there. When you click on the phone call, they will link you to the right office
 
Here's the tool: nyrenews.org/emailreps
Or, make a call: nyrenews.org/callstatereps
 
Points to make:
 
· We want to pass the strongest version of the CCPA
· We want to move ALL sectors to 100% renewable
· We want the standards to be enforceable
· We want to keep it equitable (40%of state energy funds to   most impacted communities)
· We want to keep it just (green jobs and prevailing wages}
The goal of calling Andrea Stewart-Cousins and Speaker Carl Heastie is to get the votes to the floor.  It doesn't matter at all that we are not in THEIR district. Everyone should call them and request they bring CCPA to a vote asap.
 
Senate Majority Leader Andrea Stewart-Cousins (518-455-2585)
Assembly Speaker Carl Heastie (518-455-3791)
 
Call Governor Cuomo when CCPA passes, He needs our calls to pressure the "yes". and not compromise the bill.
 
Thanks for your interest in U-CAN and our little corner of planet earth. 
To get involved on the United Climate Action Network please contact unitedclimateaction@gmail.com 
 
Or visit our website  http://unitedclimateaction.org
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Our mailing address is:
U-CAN
c/o CACDA
95 Albany St.
Cazenovia, NY 13035

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