NY Tropical Deforestation - Free Procurement Act, passed and vetoed
thermal energy networks (The Utility Thermal Network and Jobs Act) -
Climate Museum -
Our Children’s Trust lawsuits -
getting involved, staying involved, and organizing widely, inspired by stories in Youth to Power: Your Voice and How to Use It -
THE ECO-LOGIC COLLECTIVE
What’s on Our Minds
The Eco-Logic Collective is a group of several activists, experts and program contributors. This week we are joined by several of our wonderful associates.
In California, Cuyama Valley residents are calling for a boycott of carrots—tune in to hear how corporate greed for resources are hurting peoples access to water.
At COP28, a former chief scientific adviser for the United Nations’ Trillion Trees Campaign, did something he never would have expected a few years ago: begging environmental ministers to stop planting so many trees-- learn more about greenwashing vs genuine nature restoration.
Tim Keating will be talking about the NY Tropical Deforestation-Free Procurement Act, which passed the NY Senate and Assembly in 2023 but which the governor vetoed on Dec. 22. The bill would have curtailed the purchase of products for which tropical forests were deforested or degraded. It would have amended the 1991 Tropical Hardwood Purchasing Law to extend the ban of use of 42 species of tropical hardwoods by the state and municipal governments, to include all tropical hardwoods, including ipê, cumaru, ekki, and greenheart, which are used extensively by the MTA and NYCDOT.
JK Canepa will bring forth information about thermal energy, defined as piped non-combustible fluids to transfer heat into and out of buildings without emitting any greenhouse gases. In other words, using water moved by pumps that don’t run on gas or oil! The Utility Thermal Network and Job Act is a bill that was passed in 2022, requiring the 7 biggest investor-owned utilities in the State to implement Thermal Energy Networks (or TENs), Tune in to the show to hear more.
There’s a new museum in NYC! The Climate Museum! Their current exhibit is The End of Fossil Fuel, and Martha McClintock is expecting that, like their previous exhibits, it will be informative and powerful. She'll also bring an update on the Our Children’s Trust lawsuit.
Charlie Olson brings you insights from Jamie Margolin's book, Youth to Power: Your Voice and How to Use It. Getting involved, staying involved, and organizing wisely in this new year is the focus. You can see why this author inspired Greta Thunberg.
As always, we have environmental music for you: our Eco-Logic Collective member, Joel Landy wrote and performs Methane.
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