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The Wind 100 June 14, 2014

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Join me, Sierra Club, over 20 supporting groups, a league of volunteers, and hundreds of supporters in Long Beach, NY Saturday June 14, 2014 for the Wind 100

Will you be there at this historic event to cheer Matthew Kearns on across the finish line of his 100 mile run from Montauk to Long Beach to bring attention to Long Islands need to get off dirty fossil fuels and switch to clean, efficient, environmentally friendly off shore wind power?

Already hundreds have signed up to come to the rally at the end of the run, which is going to feature bands like “J and the 9′s” and “NOHC” as well as speakers like Mary Anne Hitt, National Director of the Beyond Coal campaign and NY State Senator Dean Skelos.

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WHO: Wind Energy Supporters, bands including J and the 9′s and NOHC, National Director of the Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign Mary Anne Hitt, Roger Clayman from the AFL-CIO, Catherine Bowes from National Wildlife Federation, Senator Dean Skelos, and you!

WHAT: Wind 100 Rally for Wind Power
WHEN: Saturday, June 14, 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
WHERE: Long Beach Boardwalk, 80 West Broadway, Long Beach, NY 11561 (map)

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RSVP here: http://action.sierraclub.org/Wind100

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Wind 100 countdown begins!

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Save the date and time! One month from today!
Exact location in the Long Beach Area to be announced.

Our friend Matthew Kearns is running 100 + miles to bring attention to the growing need for and easy availability of Offshore Wind power here on Long Island.

You and I will be there to turn that attention to help Governor Cuomo understand we support moving to offshore wind NOW and help him act on offshore wind power.

Matt is running 100 miles. If you support renewable energy and offshore wind power for Long Island, the least you can do is put aside a couple hours to attend this event.

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Be a part of this historical moment and movement. Be there!

RSVP to Sierra Club here: yes I will be there to cheer Matt on and support renewable energy and offshore wind!

Get ready for “Wind 100″ Long Island!

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To coincide with Global Wind Day, I’ve been working with Sierra Club to help bring Offshore Wind to Long Island!

It can now be announced “Wind 100″ will be a Long Island-wide event. It starts in Montauk and culminates in a truly grand finale in Long Beach!

To help impact public awareness to the day, the event and the cause, Sierra Club Member Matthew Kearns will be running over 100 miles (WOW !) from Montauk to Long Beach where he will arrive at a huge event for wind power! It is not just a coincidence he will run through town after town that was affected by Superstorm Sandy. He wants to raise awareness that we must switch from dirty fossil fuels, that also fuel climate change, to clean wind energy.

Mr Kearns said his concept is he is running from Montauk, known as “the End” and feels his run represents going from fossil fuels’ “end to a new beginning” in clean energy.

Save the Date:

WHO: Wind Energy Supporters, Special VIPs, and you!
WHAT: Wind 100 Rally for Wind
WHEN: Evening of Saturday, June 14,
WHERE: Long Beach, NY. exact location TBD

Please contact All Our Energy here to get involved.

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You can go to the Sierra Club page to register to volunteer or attend by clicking here

Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

New York Energy Plan Hearings

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Sierra Club are organizing a call to action :

 

RSVP for a New York Energy Plan Hearing in your area

New York State is busy setting its energy agenda with the 2014 Energy Plan. Our families deserve a plan that moves us forward by increasing our commitment to job-creating renewable energy sources like wind and solar power.

 

Event Details

WHO: New York energy officials, Sierra Club, and You!
WHAT: New York Energy Plan public hearings

Albany
WHEN: Tuesday, February 18, 2014, 10:00 AM
WHERE: Albany College of Nanoscale Science and Engineering, NFS Auditorium, 255 Fuller Road, Albany NY [map]

Brooklyn
WHEN: Wednesday, February 19, 2014, 3:00 PM
WHERE: Brooklyn College, Gold Room, Student Center 6th Fl, Campus Road & E 27th, Brooklyn NY [map]

Manhattan
WHEN: Thursday, February 20, 2014, 10:00 AM
WHERE: John Jay College, 2nd Fl, 524 W 59th St (between 10th and 11th), New York, NY [map]

Buffalo
WHEN: February 25, 2014 10:00 AM
WHERE: SUNY Buffalo, Center for Tomorrow, North Campus, Flint & Service Center Road, Buffalo NY [map]

Long Island
WHEN: Monday March 3, 2014, 1:00 PM
WHERE: SUNY Farmingdale, Little Theater at Roosevelt Hall, Melville Road, Farmingdale, NY [map]

Syracuse
WHEN: Thursday, March 6, 2014, 11:00 AM
WHERE: SUNY ESF, Gateway Center, 1 Forestry Drive, Syracuse NY [map]

Questions: contact David Alicea at david.alicea@sierraclub.org or Jennifer Tuttle at jennifer.tuttle@sierraclub.org

 

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I will be there on March 3, 2014 at SUNY Farmingdale.

I must say-just being there is a huge statement, so join in and have your say as to New York’s Energy plan.

please RSVP to Sierra Club here:

http://action.sierraclub.org/site/PageServer?pagename=event_FLD_NY_EnergyPlan

Governor Cuomo Urged to Make Wind Power a Priority in 2014

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December 18, 2013, Hauppague NY. Today, Sierra Club and New York Public Interest Research Group (NYPIRG), amongst other supporters, delivered the 12,944 signatures they received to the Long Island office of Governor Andrew Cuomo, calling on the governor to expand and support wind energy in New York.

“This outpouring of public support for wind power demonstrates that New Yorkers are ready for Governor Cuomo to make our state a national wind power leader,” said Sierra Club Organizer David Alicea. “Governor Cuomo can lead us into the 21st century by making a strong commitment on wind energy that will boost our economy, create jobs, and clean up our air.”

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What We Can Do : Offshore Wind for NY 2013

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Our Final Video report installment from The Offshore Wind For NY Conference. The focus is on the policy and political will needed to bring offshore wind to NY

We hear from Catherine Bowes, National Wildlife Federation; Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment; Doug Sims, Natural Resources Defense Council; Gordian Raacke, Renewable Energy Long Island; Lisa Dix, Sierra Club.

As mentioned in the video, sign the Sierra Club Petition to Gov. Cuomo to expand wind energy here.

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Additionally, Speaker here Doug Sims, Of NRDC has recently released a very important and informative paper:

Doug Sims: Fulfilling the Promise of U.S. Offshore Wind

Wind Energy For A Cleaner New York: Report

Heather Leibowitz of Environment New York and David Alicea of Sierra Club focus attention on wind power benefits and expansion.

Heather Leibowitz of Environment New York and David Alicea of Sierra Club focus attention on wind power benefits and expansion.

Environment New York released their new report, “Wind Energy For A Cleaner America” this week.

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The report shows how wind energy is lowering pollution statewide and what that means for our health and environment.

It also outlines steps needed to expand wind energy to reap more of the benefits it provides.

Hear the Director of Environment New York, Heather Leibowitz, who is joined by David Alicea of The Sierra Club’s Beyond Coal Campaign, explain and reveal the next steps we need to take.

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you can do your part by getting involved at these links:

click here to find the Environment New York report

sign the Sierra Club Petition to Gov. Cuomo to expand wind energy here.

An Untapped Resource: Offshore Wind for NY 2013

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The first in a series of reports from the Offshore Wind Power for New York conference, held at SUNY Stony Brook’s Wang Center on November 13, 2013.

One of the themes was the great resource that we have but we are not using.

Many participating speakers said we are missing out on an economical and ecological way to drive a clean energy economy for New York and Long Island.

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What they are saying:

Neal Lewis of Sustainability Institute at Molloy College. “We have some 1500 megawatts… A significant resource that we are not today taking advantage of”

Gordian Raacke, Renewable Energy Long Island: “LIPA’s Fuel costs (annually are) … taking 1.5 billion dollars out of our pockets, out of our economy.”

Roger Clayman, LI Federation of Labor: “an opportunity .. the vast potential we have, right at our fingertips here on Long Island, to create a new kind of economy.”

Catherine Bowes, National Wildlife Federation: “It is staggering how much clean energy is available out there. ”

Adrienne Esposito, Citizens Campaign for the Environment: “we need to have offshore wind as part of our clean, safe, homegrown energy portfolio.”

Watch the video to hear them for yourself.

Sierra Club have a petition to take part in to help bring Offshore Wind to Long Island.
you can sign that petition by clicking this link:Tell Governor Cuomo to lead on clean energy .’

No LNG Port and Global Frackdown Rally in Long Beach, NY

Matthew Kearns of the Long Island Sierra Club
Nassau Legislator David Denenberg started things off saying "we don't need Port Ambrose (LNG terminal), fracking, or it's waste near Nassau County."

Nassau Legislator David Denenberg started things off saying “we don’t need Port Ambrose (LNG terminal), fracking, or it’s waste near Nassau County.”

Saturday October 19, 2013 about 150 people in Long Beach, NY joined the worldwide global frackdown movement. In hundreds of cities around the world, citizens gathered to try to help put an end to the dangers and hazards of hydrofracking.

Our local edition met on the newly rebuilt Long Beach Boardwalk to stand against fracking and help send a resounding “no” to the proposed Liquified Natural Gas port off our barrier island.

Nassau Legislator David Denenberg spoke saying » Read more..

Sierra Club NY Wind Energy Webinar

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Join in on this webinar taking place Wednesday October 19, 2013 presented by Sierra Club:

Webinar on New York’s Renewable Campaign

As the country turns » Read more..