Non-profit

350 NYC

Website:

350nyc.org

350 NYC (sometimes styled 350NYC) is a child organization of 350.org, a left-of-center environmentalist organization that advocates for a complete elimination of the use of fossil fuels. According to 350 NYC’s donations processor, it is a fiscally sponsored project of the California-based left-of-center nonprofit the Social Good Fund. [1]

Activities

In September 2019, 350 NYC helped organize a Global Climate Strike protest in New York City. Individuals left work and school. Thousands of protestors participated in anticipation of the United Nations Climate Summit to show support for left-of-center environmentalist policy. [2]

350 NYC provides a guide for how activists can pressure the media to portray severe weather events as effects of human-caused climate change. The guide also instructs activists to pressure the media to use specific environmentalist terminology to make this association and to encourage the implementation of environmentalist policy as a solution. [3]

350 NYC publicly supported New York state’s Climate and Community Protection Act as a step towards implementing the far-left Green New Deal. The act mandates that New York implement mass infrastructure changes to eliminate carbon emissions by 2030. [4]

350 NYC advocates for total divestment from conventional fuel companies. The group has pushed New York City pension funds to divest $4 billion dollars from energy investments. 350 NYC has also campaigned to demand that banks stop financing fossil fuel companies, and has advocated in support of a New York City ban on conventional refrigerants. [5][6][7]

People

350NYC was founded in 2011 by environmentalist activist and film producer Lyna Hinkel. She also co-founded and sat as a chair for the Fossil Free NYC Divestment Campaign from 2012 to 2018. [8]

Financials

According to a notation on the page of its donations processor, 350 NYC is a sponsored project of the Social Good Fund. It is not classified as an independent nonprofit organization and accepts donations through the Social Good Fund.  The Social Good Fund is a left-of-center nonprofit organization that funds a number of activist organizations. [9]

References

  1. “350NYC.” Flipcause. Accessed February 15, 2021. https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjYyODI=. ^
  2. Pereira, Sydney. “Climate Strike In New York City: What You Need To Know.” New York City, NY Patch. Patch, September 20, 2019. https://patch.com/new-york/new-york-city/climate-strike-new-york-city-what-you-need-know. ^
  3. “Contact the Media!” 350 NYC. Accessed February 4, 2021. https://350nyc.org/contact-the-media/. ^
  4. Khurshid, Samar. “State Senate Bill Would Advance Framework for More Aggressive Green New Deal in New York.” Gotham Gazette, February 7, 2019. https://www.gothamgazette.com/state/8260-state-senate-bill-would-advance-framework-for-more-aggressive-green-new-deal-in-new-york. ^
  5. “Divestment.” 350 NYC. Accessed February 4, 2021. https://350nyc.org/guide-to-divestment/. ^
  6. “#StopTheMoneyPipeline.” 350 NYC. Accessed February 4, 2021. https://350nyc.org/stopthemoneypipeline/. ^
  7. “Local Issues.” 350 NYC. Accessed February 4, 2021. https://350nyc.org/local-issues/. ^
  8. “About Us.” 350 NYC. Accessed February 5, 2021. https://350nyc.org/about-2/. ^
  9. “350NYC.” Flipcause. Accessed February 15, 2021. https://www.flipcause.com/secure/cause_pdetails/NjYyODI=. ^

Supported Movements

  1. Green New Deal (GND)
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