Date(s) - 09/22/18
10:00 am - 3:00 pm
Sisters of St. Joseph
Additional Information (if available)URL for more information: https://actionnetwork.org/events/combatting-the-climate-crisis-long-island-workshop?clear_id=true&source=direct_link.
Long Island is on the frontline of climate change. Our coastal communities are threatened by sea-level rise causing flooding and home damage; families are still recovering from the devastation of Superstorm Sandy; and our neighborhoods are overburdened with air pollution from fossil fuels, causing cancers and heart disease. With the Trump administration hell bent on rolling back needed protections, real climate action must come from Long Islanders like you.
We need a mass movement of everyday people working together to combat the crisis. In NYS we have the opportunity to lead a transition to a 100% renewable energy economy that invests in communities and workers most impacted by climate change. We at the Long Island Progressive Coalition are fighting for this just transition.
We know that housing, healthcare, immigration & worker protection are climate issues that must be addressed together.
Join us on Saturday, September 22nd at the Sisters of St. Joseph in Brentwood from 10am-3pm to learn about and take action for our movement in NYS to move to 100% clean renewable energy by holding corporate polluters accountable for the damage they have done to our communities.
Trainings, community building, and food will be provided.
Together we will create a more just, resilient, and equitable future for all of us.
*10AM – Tour of community solar array on campus
*11AM – Workshop starts in Building 2 on campus
This event is hosted by the Long Island Progressive Coalition as a member of NY Renews – a coalition of 140+ grassroots, state, & national organization aiming to make NYS the nation’s leader in tackling the climate crisis. We are labor unions, environmental justice organizations, faith communities, and more.
NY RENEWS FIGHTS FOR:
– CLEAN ENERGY JOBS
– ENVIRONMENTAL JUSTICE
– 100% CLEAN RENEWABLE ENERGY
– WORKER PROTECTION
– HOLDING POLLUTERS ACCOUNTABLE