Monday, August 24, 2015

Rise Up for Climate Justice! Rally at Niagara Square on September 24

GETTING TO PARIS AND A SANE CLIMATE AGREEMENT
Mobilizing Western New York for Climate Action and Social Justice 
(September – December 2015) 

Rise Up for Climate Justice

JOIN US 

Rally at Niagara Square on September 24 at 4:00pm
 The day Pope Francis speaks to the U.S. Congress


As President Obama said, “Climate Change is not a problem for another generation.” 

Failure to act would constitute a grave injustice to all future children of the Earth as well as to poor people and poor countries that contribute the least to global warming pollution.

SCIENCE TELLS US WE MUST STOP BURNING FOSSIL FUELS TO CURB GLOBAL WARMING, AND JUSTICE DEMANDS THAT WE ACT IN EARNEST NOW.

WE CALL ON THE PRESIDENT AND LEADERS OF ALL NATIONS
TO SIGN AND ENFORCE A UNIVERSAL, LEGALLY-BINDING AGREEMENT 
TO COMBAT CLIMATE CHANGE AND SUPPORT A JUST TRANSITION 
FROM FOSSIL FUELS TO CLEAN ENERGY SOURCES.

"A true ecological approach always becomes a social approach; it must integrate questions of justice in debates on the environment, so as to hear both the cry of the Earth and the cry of the poor." -- Pope Francis

To learn more about CLIMATE JUSTICE, Click Here  


For more information and opportunities to participate/volunteer as organizations or individuals,
visit the Sierra Club website: www.NiagaraSierraClub.com
Contact us at: niagarasierra@gmail.com

Earth Fair 2015 at Daemen College on Saturday, Sept. 26

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To reserve a display table,  see the exhibitor invitation and email byoung@daemen.edu

For more information, visit daemen.edu/summit

Sunday, August 23, 2015

Clean Air Coalition Fundraiser - August 26 at ACQUA

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August 26, 6pm-8pm, at ACQUA, 2192 Niagara St., Buffalo

Music by Joey C with Speedy Park.

Hors d'oeuvres and Cash Bar
Tickets $20 presale, $25 at door

To buy tickets through the mail, Click Here for more information. 

To buy tickets online, Click Here and write Acqua Party in the Comments section.

Author & Law Professor to Speak on Politics, Money and Democracy

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To obtain a printable flyer, Click Here

Saturday, August 22, 2015

Green Demolition Team Opens ReUse Store on East Side of Buffalo

ReUse Action creates a destination for quality materials, training and education, and support for the restoration arts


On September 12th, 2015, ReUse Action will be opening a new retail destination on the East Side of Buffalo. For nearly five years, ReUse Action has been dismantling buildings throughout the Northeast, salvaging materials and incorporating materials into new construction and restoration projects. Now, as they expand their vision for the reuse of materials they will add a retail component to create training opportunities for youth, while delivering high quality building materials to the community.

The opening will be both a launch of the retail destination for ReUse Action, as well as an introduction to The Guild @ 980, a center for green jobs training, green and reclaimed materials and the restoration arts.

The event will take place on September 12th, from 9 am to 4 pm at the Guild, 980 Northampton Street in Buffalo’s historic Milk-Bone District, on the Belt Line, with the Launch Party from Noon to Four.

There will be local music and food and attendees will have the opportunity to browse the latest salvaged materials, value-added products, and art works, all featuring reclaimed materials, as well as tours of the 1920s era building housing The Guild @980.

ReUse Action is Western New York’s first and only Green Demolition team. Founded in 2011, ReUse Action has dismantled scores of residential structures, commercial buildings and barns. ReUse Action’s focus is to leverage what is usually considered waste to create training opportunities for out-of-school young adults, while also delivering quality materials to homeowners, artists, contractors, and DIYer’s throughout the region. The ReUse Action team also founded Buffalo ReUse in 2007.

Starting September 12th, the store will be open Tuesdays, Fridays and Saturdays from 9 am to 4 pm. More information can be found at: www.reuseaction.com

Friday, August 21, 2015

Exhibitor Invitation: WNY Environmental Summit-Earth Fair on September 26

Your organization is invited to exhibit at the 11th Annual WNY Environmental Summit-Earth Fair 2015 at Daemen College.  This year’s theme is Healthy Living: Water Brings us Together”.

Date:  Saturday, September 26 2015
Time:  8:30am-12:00pm    (table setup begins at 8am)
Location:  Wick Student Center, Daemen College
Cost:  Free for attendees and exhibitors

The annual Summit brings together a wide audience of interested citizens, business people, students, politicians and environmental organizations.  The free event aims to share information on how to improve sustainability in our communities and our homes and appreciate our connection with our environment.  Environmental and civic organizations, green businesses, and government agencies are encouraged to participate.

To reserve your free table, please contact Brenda Young at byoung@daemen.edu with the following:

Organization Name:
Contact Person:
Contact Email:
Contact Phone:
Do you need electricity?  Y/N   (limited spaces, please provide your own extension cord)

Exhibitors will be contacted with setup information in early September and information on submitting up to 2 PowerPoint slides for an ongoing loop displayed during the Summit.  

Exhibit space is limited to a 6 foot table which we provide.  Wall space is not available for all tables, so if you have special requests, please let us know and we will try our best to accommodate you.  Please bring your own tablecloth or cover, if desired.


Current Event Sponsors:  Buffalo News, Entercom Buffalo,  The Knoer Group, Apollo Alliance and Daemen College.
If interested in co-sponsoring the event, please contact Cheryl Bird at cbird@daemen.edu.

Click 'Read more' (below) to see a draft Agenda and check for Updates Here.

Monday, August 3, 2015

National and Global Climate Actions leading up to Paris Talks

The United Nations Climate Change Conference (COP21) will be held in Paris, France from November 30 to December 11, 2015. The conference objective is to achieve a legally binding and global agreement on climate from all the nations of the world. 

In anticipation of the Paris Conference and in the face of environmental impacts fueled by continuously rising global temperatures, people across nations and around the world are mobilizing and calling on government leaders to take bold action to reduce global warming pollution in order to stabilize the climate.

NATIONAL & GLOBAL CLIMATE ACTIONS:

Important Dates - Events - Organizers
August 29 -  Commemoration of 10 years since Hurricane Katrina - PCM
September 24 - People’s Rally for Climate Justice - MAC
October 14 - National Day of Action - PCM
November 29 - Global Climate March - AVAAZ
December 4 - Pathway to Paris: Concert & Speakers - Pathway2Paris and 350.org


Brief Details, Websites and Registration Forms:

Peoples Climate Movement (PCM)
To Change Everything, We Need Everyone. Everywhere!
Last year we made history. This year we start building the future. Our work is far from done, and this summer and fall we will continue to build a powerful movement for change. Together, before the Paris Climate Talks in December, we will bring the demand for bold action to our leaders.
Will you join the People's Climate Movement?
Website under construction: http://peoplesclimate.org/  NEW one coming soon!

PCM Call to ACTION
Want your organization to be listed as part of the People's Climate Movement?
Want to participate in calls to discuss and help plan for summer/fall actions?
Want to help build the Commemoration of 10 years since Hurricane Katrina on August 29?
Want to help build the National Day of Action on October 14?
Fill in the form here:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1FX2raVxH6nwmhHRdPRqH4IZRJui-wJtLcm-g4DtPFWw/viewform


People’s Rally for Climate Justice - Moral Action on Climate - MAC
On September 24, Pope Francis will address a joint session of Congress, and we will gather in support of his call for urgent action to address the climate crisis and create a new future of economic equality, social justice, and environmental equity.
Join us in Washington DC or plan events where you are, and post them here!
READ the People’s Climate Covenant: A Formula for U.S. Leadership at the Paris Climate Talks Link: http://www.moralactiononclimate.org/index.php/about-us/people-s-climate-covenant

Week of Moral Action for Climate Justice - MAC
During the week of September 21-25, thousands of people will come together - in Washington DC and across the country - joining with Pope Francis to underscore the moral aspect of the climate crisis, and to call America to heed its moral duty to act for climate justice.
MAC Website: http://www.moralactiononclimate.org/


Join the GLOBAL People’s Climate March - AVAAZ (means "voice")
On November 29th, hours before world leaders meet at the Paris climate summit, we will create a Global Climate March, taking to the streets across thousands of cities to demand a safe future and planet powered by 100% clean energy.
Save the date - November 29 - for the Global Climate March!
- Host an event
- Volunteer
- Attend
Register at this Website: https://secure.avaaz.org/en/paris_save_the_date/

Climate countdown to Paris -- the AVAAZ blog
In December 2015, world leaders will meet in Paris to agree on how the world will respond to climate change. We have until then to build the public pressure and political support necessary for them to agree to a strong deal.
Check Here for regular updates on Avaaz's climate work: http://www.avaaz.org/en/climate_countdown_to_paris/
About AVAAZ: http://www.avaaz.org/en/about.php


'Pathway to Paris' and 350.org Announce Concert with Thom Yorke, Patti Smith, and Speakers.
Pathway to Paris is an initiative in partnership with 350.org that brings together musicians, artists, activists, academics, politicians and innovators to participate in a series of events and dialogues to help raise consciousness around the urgency of climate action and the importance of establishing an ambitious, global, legally binding agreement at the UN Climate Change Conference in Paris in December 2015.
See: http://350.org/press-release/path-to-paris-and-350-org-announce-concert-with-thom-yorke-patti-smith-and-more/

Speakers include Bill McKibben (350.org. Author, Eaarth) and Naomi Klein (Author, This Changes Everything). 
Humorous Tweet from Pathway2Paris Speaker, Bill McKibben:
https://twitter.com/billmckibben/status/620606248560537600

Website: Pathway to Paris (Pathway2Paris)
Go to: http://pathwaytoparis.com/
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Sierra Club Meeting on Pope's Visit and Climate Rally

The Sierra Club Energy Committee will meet on Monday, August 10 at 6-7:30 PM at the Unitarian Universalist Church (Alliance Rm.), 695 Elmwood at Ferry, Buffalo. All are welcome to attend.

Key agenda item:
There are exciting plans developing to generate support for the Papal climate message as Pope Francis visits Washington DC and New York City on September 24th. We're looking to continue to build on the Pope's message to impact the December UN International Climate Change conference in Paris.

See a draft memo about a Rally for Climate Justice at Niagara Square in Buffalo on September 24th in conjunction with Pope Francis’ address to the U.S. Congress in Washington, DC and his subsequent visits to St. Patrick's Cathedral and the United Nations in New York City.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

TALK: Buffalo's SolarCity Plant - New Jobs in Clean Energy


For a printable flier, Click Here

UPDATE: Please Note - The event will be held in the Sanctuary of the Church, not the 2nd Floor Alliance Room as stated above.  
We'll be using the Ferry Street entrance.