Food will be provided!
Families and children encouraged and welcome!!!
We will gather together on the eve of the UN Climate Talks in Paris to reinforce each other in our climate justice work, to acknowledge with our minds and hearts out concerns about the impacts of climate change on all of us; to act by sending our powerful, collective voices to Paris. We will initiate a city-wide community vigil for the duration of the climate talks. Stay tuned for more details. Families and children are welcome and encouraged to join us!!
Or by emailing at: embodied firstname.lastname@example.org
Rise Up for Climate Justice!
We Rallied in Niagara Square calling on the President and leaders of all nations
TO SIGN AND ENFORCE A UNIVERSAL, LEGALLY BINDING AGREMENT
to combat climate change and support a just energy transition.
The Sierra Club Niagara Group and the Interfaith Climate Justice Community have agreed to run a four month campaign leading up to the UN Paris Climate Talks at the end of 2015. Partners in this effort include Western New York Environmental Alliance, PUSH Buffalo and Partnership for the Public Good.
We call on local elected and civic leaders to take climate action through a just transition on behalf of the Earth and future generations.
As people of the earth and citizens of the United States,
We demand CLIMATE JUSTICE
Upcoming Rise Up for Climate Justice Events
Sat 11/14 Margaret Huang, Deputy ED of Amnesty Int’l speaking on Racial Justice and Immigration Reform. Find Details Here
Sat 11/28 THE GATHERING: Sending Our Voices To Paris (COP21) Everyone is invited to the gathering of Climate Justice Community to deliver our pledges to students traveling to Paris and to initiate a two week vigil as the UN Paris Climate Talks proceed. Details to follow
Tues 12/1 CLIMATE CHANGE THEATRE ACTION; MATTHEW CLINTON SEKELLICK at Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center.
As part of Climate Change Theatre Action and in partnership with Hallwalls Contemporary Arts Center and Rise Up for Climate Justice, director Matthew Clinton Sekellick presents a semi-staged reading of 18 short plays, poems and songs by national and international playwrights on the subject of climate change. Ranging from comedy to drama, this diverse group of texts by some of today’s most exciting playwrights presents a global perspective on issues related to climate change, from community gardens to refugees, climate deniers to drought. Go here for more details.
Monday 12/6 Agnes Williams at the Writers Group
Tues 12/8 Forum on Climate Justice Solutions. Western New York Environmental Alliance Congress, evening. Details to follow.
Sat 12/12 Day of Action: Climate Justice Café. Stay tuned!
The Pope’s Climate Encyclical
The Pope’s Encyclical is drawing worldwide attention to the climate crisis. Here in Buffalo, writers have been busy adding their voices and calling for action. Thank you to these writers and to the Buffalo News for publishing their work.
Somerset Lighthouse Wind Project
The Sierra Club strongly endorses wind energy as one of the forms of energy generation that will be required to move us off fossil fuels. However, neither the Niagara Group nor national Sierra Club have endorsed the Lighthouse Project proposed by Apex at this time because the process is just beginning and we will wait to see the final siting and plan before we give our endorsement. However, we actively work to promote the benefits of wind as a necessary strategy and to rebut all forms of misinformation circulated by individuals and groups.
For more information visit our: Wind Energy page
Time to Reclaim 9000 acres in Allegany State Park from Gas Leases!
Take action today and send a letter to Governor Cuomo and the NY Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation, expressing opposition to public park land being put to industrial use. The gas storage facility in the Allegany State Park damages natural resources. Our New York State Parks are treasures that belong to the people of New York. They offer peace and tranquility for hiking, camping, canoeing, and the enjoyment of a natural setting. Our parks were never intended for industrial use.
Here is a quick and easy way you can do your part and sign up for renewable energy!
KEEP BUFFALO’S OUTER HARBOR PUBLIC!!! SIGN THE PETITION!
The Sierra Club Niagara Group is working with the Western New York Environmental Alliance, the Friends of Time’s Beach, Riverkeeper and Park for the 21st Century for a Green Outer Harbor without Condos. Please consider signing their petitions below and ASK ALL YOUR SOCIAL MEDIA FRIENDS TO DO LIKEWISE. www.change.org/p/preserve-the-buffalo-outer-harbor and http://www.growwny.org/oh/petition/
Zach, a student at SUNY Fredonia has asked us to support his campaign calling on the SUNY system to divest from fossil fuels.
Because divestment is the most effective way for our campuses to go fossil free and lead the way for sustainable energy across campuses nationwide, we call on the entire network of SUNY universities to… Sign the Petition Here
THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH SEPTEMBER 21 IN NYC!
We marched for climate justice, economic justice, social justice and peace!
With our future on the line and the whole world watching, we took a stand to bend the course of history. We took to the streets to demand the world we know is within our reach: a world with an economy that works for people and the planet; a world safe from the ravages of climate change; a world with good jobs, clean air and water, and healthy communities. See more about the People’s Climate March and our participation here.