Tomorrow there will only be 7 years until 2030– the year scientists agree we need to take meaningful action on climate or face catastrophic and irreversible consequences. With control of congress divided, we can’t rely on Washington to take action. Blue states are more important than ever – if we’re going to stop the worst of the climate crisis New York must lead the way.
The campaigns NYCC has won over the past 5 years have pushed New York to be a global leader on climate. We pushed New York City to divest pension funds from Fossil Fuels. We helped pass Local Law 97, the world’s most important emissions-cutting municipal law, which will reduce the pollution coming from New York City by more than 50% by 2030. We've stopped new fossil fuel projects like the Williams pipeline. Our work is already having an enormous impact.
But there’s still so much to do. Can you help us keep it going by supporting our work?
We can have a future where New York moves away from fossil fuels and significantly limits the impact of the climate crisis; and in the process create hundreds of thousands of good quality jobs as well as safe, affordable sustainable housing. Or we can have more heatwaves, flooding, and unprecedented storms here in New York while parts of the world become uninhabitable and force millions of people to migrate north.
The choices are stark but we’re choosing hope and fighting to make a brighter future a reality. Over the next 12 months, we’ll organize to push for a statewide ban on fossil fuels in new buildings. We’ll challenge the world's biggest finance companies to divest from new fossil fuel infrastructure. And we’ll demand higher taxes on the rich so we can invest the billions to create safe, sustainable and truly affordable housing for all New Yorkers.
Can you help us bring this vision for the future into reality by including NYCC in your end of year giving?
With your support, we can keep fighting, keep winning and keep building the safe and healthy communities we deserve. Click here to make your contribution today.
Lucas Sanchez and Olivia Leirer