United Climate Action Network
Newsletter January 2020
IMPORTANT MESSAGE FROM NY RENEWS AND PHIL ROSE
I'll never forget seeing 400 people stream in from the war room to join the 50 people risking arrest outside of Governor Cuomo's office. We were deafening and defiant, and most importantly, we made history. Shortly after we descending on Albany, Governor Cuomo came back to the negotiating table and we passed the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act.
Now, for the first time since the June 11th action, NY Renews is once again hosting a day of action in Albany. will you join us on January 27th in Albany to fight for money for climate justice in this year's budget?
We need to ensure that the Climate Leadership and Community Protection has a down payment to begin funding our Just Transition. NY Renews will provide transportation from major areas as well as lunch and there will be singing, a political education component, as well as lobbying and a large rally.
No Empty Promises: Fund Climate Justice Now
January 27th, 2020 11am
Albany State Capitol
Buses provided from NYC, Buffalo, and Long Island
We are counting on you as one of our most dedicated activists. Can you join us in Albany on the 27th?
Lead Coalition Organizer
Hi Everyone working on the climate crisis,
Last year we passed the CLCPA and this year we need to implement it!! Funding is necessary for CLIMATE JUSTICE!!!
I plan to go to Albany on January 27th. NY Renews is providing transportation from major areas. Not sure if Cazenovia in on the list. I'll check if we get enough folks from around here to go.If not we can car pool. Let me know if you want to go and I'll start a list. E-MAIL PHIL email@example.com.
What to Expect from Climate Conversations in 2020
Though the year is winding down, conversations about how to address a changing climate are underway. Here’s what you need to know about climate policy as we kick off the new decade.
2019 was a year to talk about climate change. Youth-led climate protests broke records
. The U.S. began to withdraw from the Paris climate accord
. Scientists warned the world would need to set stricter emissions targets
. But while 2019 was the year the public turned up the volume on climate, experts say there’s still more action that needs to be taken. If emissions continue to increase, they warn, we may not achieve the targets outlined in the Paris agreement
MEANWHILE IN AUSTRALIA
You've probably seen this picture, and here is an update on the horrific state of affairs in Australia. This was posted today, January 10, 2020. A pair of massive bushfires in southeastern Australia has merged into a "megafire" engulfing some 2,300 square miles — a single blaze more than three times as large as any known fire in California.
MARK YOUR CALENDAR NOW
UPCOMING EVENTS / IMPORTANT DATES
U-CAN group meeting
– Open to any interested citizens who want to help take action on climate change.
Monday January 20th
7 PM St. Peter’s Church Parish House. 10 Mill St. Cazenovia.
No Empty Promises: Fund Climate Justice Now Rally
Albany State Capitol
Monday January 27th 11 am
Mohawk Valley Climate Crises Meeting
Monday January 27th 7 pm
Kirkland Library, Clinton, NY
Special Guest Speaker Katelyn Kriesel
Seize the Power Energy & Climate Education Fair
Socially Responsible Financial Advisor, Town of Manlius Councilor-Elect
Syracuse, New York. Ms. Kriesel will give a talk on divesting from fossil fuels at the Mohawk Valley Climate Crises meeting in Clinton.
Saturday April 18th
10 am – 2 pm
Cazenovia College Hubbard Hall Seminary St. Cazenovia
Earth Week April 19 – 24, 2020
The Cazenovia area will be celebrating the 50th
Anniversary of Earth Day (April 22) with special events throughout the week at various locations including a tree planting event at the Stone Quarry Hill Art Park, educational films, discussions, art installations and more. Exact locations, times and date will be announced.
TREE PLANTING UPDATE
The project to plant 220 trees this spring as part of the Tree Group from U-Can is underway. The trees will be planted at Stone Quarry Hill Art Park. Thank you to the Art Park for allowing us to use the beautiful park to plant our trees. We are also excited that Matthew Potteiger, professor of Landscape Architecture at ESF and his Studio Design Class will be planning and designing the tree project. We will keep you updated as the plans become more concrete. The trees are ordered and expected to arrive around April 16th. We are hoping to be part of the kick off for the celebration of Earth Week and the Energy Fair by planting on Sunday April 19th. We will be asking for help planting, with materials, and future maintenance of the trees. If you are interested in helping please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Take Action at Home
The following are personal actions that U-CAN Steering Committee member Nancy Paolozzi is doing to address the climate crisis. Thanks Nancy for your thoughtfulness and these great ideas!
- Plastics – In addition to the plastics that our local landfill allows she takes all less durable film plastics to Wegmans which accepts them in their plastic bag bin.
- She uses the blank side of standard white paper for notes, scrap paper, and her printer for less important documents, etc.
- She has 21 solar panels that power her house year round through net-metering.
- She makes bags out of old pants and shirts.
- She shops at the KEY in Caz for used items.
- She uses metal tins for storage (not plastic).
- She has a rotating composter.
- She takes her own coffee mug when buying tea or coffee.
PS - Kudos to Wegmans for starting the plastic bag ban a month early. As of Jan 27 you must bring reusable bags to Wegmans for groceries. (or pay 5 cents for paper bags)
Here's the link with details. https://www.syracuse.com/business/2020/01/got-your-reusable-bags-wegmans-to-eliminate-plastic-bags-beginning-jan-27.html