As 350.org’s Fossil Free Campaigner for NY State, Cata Elisabeth Romo (they/them) is organizing a series of Climate Accountability Forums across New York. Each forum is being accompanied by an art build for the ongoing project “Places in Struggle,” a collection of grassroots-created art depicting places of sentimental value threatened by climate change.
A year ago today, New York City made an historic announcement that it would divest from fossil fuels. Since then, our city and state have continued to make strides towards a Fossil Free New York—and 2019 only promises more to come.
In less than 5 years, the global fossil fuel divestment movement has won over 1000 commitments worth nearly $8trillion from institutions ranging from universities and banks, to the world’s largest sovereign wealth funds and major capital cities.
By Betámia Coronel, New Yorker and U.S. National Organizer with 350.org
This election, New York State flipped the State Senate and now has a progressive majority in the Legislature. This gives us an historic opportunity to drive change across the country with bold climate action.