2020

  • Promoted Action from Green-NY-Energy2030 to call and ask Gov. Cuomo to stop the Danskammer fracked gas power plant
  • Donated $100 to the larger 350.org organization
  • Cosigned letter asking the DEC to implement the plastic bag ban (put on hold in March due to pandemic), allow customers to use their own reusable bags, and re-implement the bottle law which allows for a 5 cent deposit
  • Created regional ad in North Country This Week: Today's Opportunity: A Green Recovery
  • Participated in national 350.org Zoom call
  • Participated in an IPCC webinar from Singapore on Myths about the IPCC
  • Created regional ad in North Country This Week urging a “Vote for the World You Want”: Want a Cleaner, Safer, Healthier World?
  • Participated in the Sierra Club Independent Action to write letters for both the November 2020 general election and the Georgia U.S. Senate run-off election
  • Raised $315 in fundraising appeal since we could not do our normal in-person fundraising
  • Signed petition to Biden administration, Presidential Plastics Action Plan, sponsored by the Climate Law Institute: Center for Biological Diversity. The plan has 8 main suggestions to reduce plastic use.

The following were planned for 2020, but were put on hold due to pandemic:

  • Presenting slide show National Security Implications of Climate Change to local groups (Lions Club, Rotary Club, etc)
  • Presenting at SOAR workshop
  • Honoring the 50th anniversary of Earth Day by providing seedling trees to school children in Potsdam, Canton, and Colton
  • Monthly Climate Vigils in Canton (first Fri) and Potsdam (second Fri)

2019

  • Tabled at the annual Associated College Sustainability Day, SUNY Potsdam, April 5th
  • Helped organize the Green Living Fair, SUNY Canton, April 20, had electric vehicle display
  • Began two Monthly Climate Vigils, first in Canton in March, later in Potsdam in December
  • Cosigned letter to Gov. Cuomo and the state legislature calling for 100% renewable economy by 2030. (Initiated by Eric Weltman of Food and Water Watch and Mark Dunlea of Green Educational and Legal
    Fund)
  • Green New Deal Town Hall co-sponsored with Sunrise North Country, Potsdam, May 20th
  • Did an electric vehicle presentation with SUNY Canton Automotive Class
  • Rally in support of Julianna v U.S. Constitutional Lawsuit (21 youth plaintiffs suing the federal gov’t for actions promoting climate change) https://www.ourchildrenstrust.org/
  • Climate rally in Potsdam sheds light on climate crisis | NorthCountryNow
  • Spoke at Canton Democratic Meeting
  • Presented to Clarkson University class
  • Cosigned with over 300 organizations Food and Water Watch Open letter – REQUEST TO THE UNITED NATIONS TO CALL FOR A GLOBAL BAN ON FRACKING; for the Sept. 23 rd U.N. Climate Action Summit 2019
  • Art Build with fellow 350.org activist from Calif, Julie Twichel, making a large banner for protecting our North Country waters to be used regionally
  • Outdoor and Sports Gear Sale to raise funds and promote reuse
  • Presented to the SLU ADK Semester students on climate activism
  • Created slide presentation National Security Implications of Climate Change to use in presentations, created with collaboration from SLU intern, Elsa Eckhardt
  • Attended ADK Youth Climate Summit at the Wild Center to promote monthly vigils
  • Participated in Sunrise protest at NY 21 Congressional Representative Stefanik’s Plattsburgh Office for Dec. 6th

2018

  • Collaborated with Synergy, the Office of Student Life, and the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at Clarkson University to screen the documentary Chasing Coral  (January 17)
  • Did training with SLU Divestment Club (January 30)
  • 350.org livestream and snowshoe at Dale Pondysh’s house (January 31)
  • Collaborated with Synergy, the Office of Student Life, and the Institute for a Sustainable Environment at Clarkson University to screen the documentary An Inconvenient Sequel: Truth to Power (February 7)
  • September 8th Day of Climate Action: Is an Electric Vehicle in Your Future? (September 8)

2017

  • North Country Matters Talks Climate Change with NC 350
  • Cosponsored 3rd Annual Adirondack Climate March on October 7th, 1 -3p.m. at Berkeley Park, Saranac Lake
  • Co-sponsored film screening: Before the Flood followed by moderated discussion at Clarkson University on 1/24/17.
  • Hosted Sports & Outdoor Gear Sale on 2/4/17 and 12/9/17 to promote reuse of items locally.
  • 350.org  National Day Against Denial Action in Albany, letter writing campaign to Senators Gillibrand and Schumer (January 9)
  • North Country Climate Reality Conference and meetings (January and April)
  • Coordinated with Clarkson to bring Leonardo DiCaprio’s Before the Flood to the North Country (January 24)
  • Skyping Session with Paul Dietershagen from Sierra Club on current information on electric vehicles (January)
  • Skyping session with Kat Fisher from Sierra Club on their campaign to promote electric vehicles in NYS (February)
  • Sponsored a showing of the play Prisoners of Hope by Allen Fitz-Gerald at SUNY Potsdam (April)
  • Collaborated with five other regional marches to bring the People’s Climate Mobilization to Potsdam, ~400 people came. (April 29)
  • Attended ANCA’s Clean Energy Conference (Oct. 25-26)
  • Participated in SLU Divestment Club march on SLU campus (Nov. 16)
  • 350.org Train the Trainer Convergence in Pennsylvania (Dec. 15-18)

2016

  • Participated in monthly local leader conference calls
  • Participated in Divest NY calls
  • Attended “State of the Climate Address” in Albany in January
  • Attended two lobbying days in Albany regarding divestment of pension fund and 100% renewable by 2030
  • Follow-up lobbying with Addie Russell
  • Break Away demonstrations in Albany
  • Hosted second annual Sustainability Social with visit from Mike Derrick, Dem. Candidate for Congress
  • Meet and Greet with Green Party candidate for Congress, Matt Funiciello
  • Hosted Skype session with Lauren Eastwood concerning her participation in Paris Climate Talks
  • Hosted Skype session with Jen Kretser from The Wild Center concerning the ADK Youth Climate Summit
  • Cosponsored screening of Naomi Klein’s This Changes Everything with the Clarkson University Office of Student Life & Engagement
  • DAPL protest at Akwesasne in fall
  • Second Annual ADK Climate March in Saranac, Nov. 5
  • Standing Rock River Sing (DAPL) on Nov. 15
  • Watertown Daily Times article, “Protesters gather in Canton to oppose Dakota Access Pipeline”
Keene Valley Protest, 9/27/16

Keene Valley Protest, 9/27/16

 

2014-2015

  • Shared relevant information and petitions with the membership via Googlegroups & Facebook
  • Hosted first annual Sustainability Social
  • Met with Bill McKibben and attended his talk at SUNY Canton
  • March Against Monsanto in Albany
  • People’s Climate March in NYC
  • Created chapter Communication Agreement
  • EMC presentation
  • Canton Sustainability Group presentation
  • Screened documentaries: “The Resilient Ones,” “Journey of the Butterflies,” “Gaswork,” “Simplicity, Joy, and Social Change,” “The Story of Stuff”, and “Climate Refugees”
  • Bill MacKentley’s presentation
  • Hosted Skype sessions with Lee Ziesche (Gaslands) and Nathan Schumer (Fossil-Free NY)
  • Sent representatives to two 350.org convergence events
  • Outdoor and Sports Gear Sale, $55 to CPCS HS Environmental Team
  • March in Saranac
  • Climate March for the Children in Potsdam
  • Made contact with 350.org team and now have regular connections with them & other groups
  • Stood at Potsdam Post Office for divestment
  • Socially Responsible Investment presentation
  • Attended State of the Climate rally in Albany

 

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NC350 Alliance meets once per month. Our next meeting is Thursday, March 11, 2021 at 6:30pm on zoom. To get the zoom link, sign up for emails in the form to the right.

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