In this week's newsletter: What you should know about the Global Climate Strike, Climate Artists on PBS, tickets are still available for Clean Energy Connections on September 26 and much more!
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What You Should Know About the Global Climate Strike

The children of today have more to lose than anyone alive, should humanity fail to limit climate chaos over the next few years, and they know it. Climate Week NYC will take place from September 23-29 this year, but September 20-27 will be the week of the Global Climate Strike both here and abroad...and the children are leading the charge.

Millions of people have taken part in climate strikes all over the world since September 20, 2018, when Greta Thunberg held a one-person protest outside the Swedish Parliament and refused to attend school until her government took meaningful action to curb fossil fuel emissions which have helped make the last four years the warmest on record.

The strikes, which have taken place on a weekly basis since then in countries including BelgiumUganda, the U.S.Australia, and Japan, have been credited with helping to convince several countries and municipalities to declare a climate emergency and the European Commission to commit $250 billion to combating the crisis.

Starting next Friday, there will be rallies and marches uniting child activists with old timers who have been sounding the warning bells for decades. The global grassroots movement Extinction Rebellion, which has organized its own public actions around the world, expressed support for the climate strike and called on those who are concerned about the future of the planet to push through their "despair and eco-anxiety" and "turn such energy to action."

Here's the current schedule for the NYC march and rally on September 20th:

12:00 PM - Assemble at Foley Square
1:00 PM - March to Battery Park
3:30 - 5:00 PM - Rally at Battery Park

You can learn more and RSVP on the NYC Climate Strike event page here.

Climate Artists on PBS

How can art amplify the urgency of climate change? This PBS online documentary series focuses on artists whose works attempt exactly that.

When it comes to addressing the climate crisis, these artists come with their own tools of persuasion. Follow teen poets, an arctic composer, garden dancers, ice painters, and a deep sea sculptor in a cinematic series that explores climate through an artistic lens. This five-part series production in partnership with ALL ARTS channel travels from the Brooklyn Botanic Garden to the Arctic, offering a powerful, even hopeful, message on climate change.

You can watch new episodes on Thursdays through October 3rd or stream previous episodes here.

Tickets Are Still Available for Clean Energy Connections on September 26

Come to Clean Energy Connections on September 26 and learn all about the latest ideas on capturing, sequestering and utilizing atmospheric carbon; techniques which could transform excess carbon from a potentially catastrophic problem into an economic opportunity.

Moderator: Nicholas Eisenberger, Managing Partner, Pure Energy Partners


Stafford Sheehan, CTO and Co-Founder, Air Co

Denise Grab, Western Regional Director, NYU School of Law Institute for Policy Integrity

William D. Lese, Managing Partner, Braemar Energy Ventures

Tickets are available here.

Thursday September 26 at 6:30pm
The WNYC Greene Space, 44 Charlton Street at Varick St, Manhattan
$25 general admission/$12.50 students

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Community Volunteer Day
Solar 1, Stuyvesant Cove Park, 23rd Street & the East River, Manhattan,

Solar One Oktoberfest
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Upcoming Events

E-Waste Recycling with the Lower East Side Ecology Center: Elmhurst
Elks Lodge, 82-20 Queens Boulevard bet Simonson & Goldsmith Sts, Queens, 10am-4pm, free

E-Waste Recycling with the Lower East Side Ecology Center: Upper West Side
Amsterdam Avenue & W. 110th St, Manhattan, 10am-4pm, free

Discovery Day at Freshkills Park
Freshkills Park, 350 Wild Avenue bet W. Shore Expwy Service Road & Berresford Ave, Staten Island, 11am-5pm, free

Fig Fest at National Lighthouse Museum
The National Lighthouse Museum, 200 The Promenade at Lighthouse Point, Staten Island, 4-8pm, $5 suggested donation

19th Annual Port of NY & NJ Port Industry Day
Liberty House, Liberty State Park, 76 Audrey Zapp Drive & Freedom Way, Jersey City, 8am-2:30pm, $200

Third Public Meeting of the Sunnyside Yard Master Plan
Aviation High School, 45-30 36th Street bet Queens Blvd & 47th Ave (enter on 35th St), Queens, 5-8pm, free

East Side Coastal Resiliency Public Hearing
Manny Cantor Center, 197 East Broadway bet Jefferson & Clinton Sts, Manhattan, 6:30-9pm, free

Building Enclosure Excellence & How to Achieve It
Building Energy Exchange, 31 Chambers Street, Suite 609, bet Elk & Centre Sts, Manhattan, 6-8pm, $10 general admission/free to BE-Ex members and students with valid ID

Embodied Carbon Network New York: Kickoff Event and Workshop
Building Energy Exchange, 31 Chambers Street bet Elk & Centre Sts, Manhattan, 1-3pm, $10 general admission/free to BE-Ex members and students with valid ID

New York State Offshore Wind Open House Events: Long Beach
Long Beach City Hall, 1 West Chester Street bet National Blvd & Rev JJ Evans Blvd, Long Beach, 7-9pm, free
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