Declare A Climate Emergency in Buffalo, NY!

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What do we want? CLIMATE JUSTICE! When do we want it? NOW! 

In the face of the global pandemic and the recent social uprisings to demand racial justice, we know that now more than ever we must address the climate crisis through equitable and sustainable policies to ensure security now and for future generations. After last September’s Climate Strike, we started our campaign to Declare a Climate Emergency and pass a Climate Resolution here in Western NY. Although 2020 has been a challenge, we have continued virtually rallying, meeting with our elected officials and now we need your support more than ever! 

Last June, the boldest climate bill in the country, the Climate Leadership and Community Protection Act, was ratified by the NYS legislature and signed by Governor Cuomo. It outlines a path to net-zero emissions by 2050, and promises a minimum 35% of funding will be directed to historically disadvantaged, low income, and frontline communities. With a Climate Resolution as a first step for Buffalo, we not only expect to see these goals reached, but exceeded here in Western NY. 

The International Panel on Climate Change released its 5th report in 2018 which details that we have roughly 10 years to enact serious political and social change to avoid a devastating climate catastrophe - however the challenges are here now - the COVID-19 health crisis, severe weather surges, and our vulnerable communities continue to suffer. Please take action NOW by signing below to urge Buffalo Common Council to pass a Climate Resolution and bring Climate Justice to WNY! Sign up for our mailing list to support upcoming actions for this campaign by clicking HERE